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Sea Smoke Restaurant, Halifax, NS

Sea Smoke Restaurant

4.3
4.3
517 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Located on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Sea Smoke Restaurant & Bar happily boasts one of the best views in the city.

Food prepared with precision is served by a friendly & proud service team.
Incredible cocktails are created seasonally by an experienced bar team with something to satisfy any craving. A tailored wine list features many varietals by the glass and special offerings by the bottle.

Looking for a place to impress that special someone? Look no further! We also offer take-out, delivery & offsite catering.



Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creative Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 406-1051

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Cross Street

    Located in Bishops Landing on the Waterfront Boardwalk

  • Parking Details

    Bishops Landing Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 517 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Outdoor Eating

  • Atlantic Canada

    Scenic View

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot Spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Outdoor Eating

  • Nova Scotia

    Scenic View

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  1. SM

    SandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introduced friends to Sea Smoke and they were floored with the quality of the dining experience! Well done!
  2. SP

    StevenP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. It’s a must everytime I go to Halifax
  3. a

    alena

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I would not return. Our calamari was rubbery, the sushi was not worth the price, my partners poke bowl was not impressive either. The spicy mayo served with my sushi was ridiculously spicy, too much to enjoy it.
  4. c

    chrism

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! would recommend to check this spot out!!!
  5. EF

    ErinF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Most expensive and least favourite meal of my whole trip. Waited 15 minutes in a mostly empty restaurant to order my drink. Food was ok, nothing special.
  6. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Sea Smoke was a real disappointment. The service was friendly but unbearably slow. It took over an hour to even order our main courses. The plates all came out at the wrong times. The oysters were practically invisible and should never have been served. Every person in our group of 5 had issues with either their drink or food order. It was a disaster. If we weren’t in such good spirits, we would have been more vocal about our complaints. Even the process of getting the right bills was awful and took far too long. And the actual menu prices were significantly higher than what was published on line. For example the 8 ounce tenderloin on line price was $28 but at the restaurant it was $48. The surf and turf was also $20 more expensive than it showed on line. I had high hopes for Sea Smoke, but will never dine there again. Very dissappointing.
  7. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Max our server was great! The area near water was lovely and the food was well presented and appetite soothing.
  8. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was okay but for price it should have been a lot better. Presentation was good. Service was very slow.
  9. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere. However the food took over an hour to come and you could tell it had been sitting out. It seemed like our server forgot about us.
  10. S

    Sophia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at the Sea Smoke this week for dinner and Adam was our waiter, amazing service made a few suggestions for food and cocktails which were all outstanding and delicious. Great location one of the best restaurants in Halifax amazing food and people. We will be back one day. Josie & Adam
  11. JD

    JaredD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch - service was great, menu as always...very interesting and tasty fusion options. Sat outside and got harassed by a few wasps on the patio, but the view of the harbour more than made up for it.
  12. KP

    KarenP

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The food here was very poor! My husband had the sticky lemon chicken which was so dry as to be inedible. I had the Halibut which was also very dry. Very expensive and over priced. This restaurant is riding on their location which is very nice. Also we waited 1 hour before receiving this dry overcooked food! Yikes!
  13. JS

    JordeenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food,service and ambience was great. Plan to make it my to go spot.
  14. SL

    SLJ123

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails and sushi were excellent. Our server Stephen really brought the experience to the next level
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    In short, the food was almost average and the service (from Brie) was terrible. Will never return.
  16. CZ

    CoryZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful afternoon of food and a tremendous atmosphere. Service was friendly and helpful.
  17. A

    Awkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Some oysters were warm and didn’t taste good, waitress was unprofessional when this was addressed and uncaring.
  18. RT

    RobT

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great night with a th great food and service! Totally enjoyed everything!
  19. RN

    RossN

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lacks the small things, small pieces of bread with dinner, very small portions.
  20. RL

    RoxanneL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and amazing food! We sat in patio area, ambiance and view were perfect!
  21. TP

    TracyP

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great overall with the exception of the tables outside. Not enough room for food. Sushi gets hot from fire pit so not the best. Fresh sushi and great service from our waiters.
  22. J

    Jaber17

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious & gorgeous spot with excellent ambiance
  23. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Our waiter Ian was excellent. Definitely would return.
  24. l

    lindad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb food and choice. Staff were friendly, very helpful and accommodating. Surroundings were superb. Location was excellent.
  25. MK

    MandK

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food in a wonderful waterfront location. Right along the pier walkway. Gorgeous outdoor patio, casual atmosphere. Sushi, sashimi and maki were all fresh, beautifully prepared and delicious! A bit pricey but worth it!
  26. C

    Cher

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Was very excited to try Sea Smoke. Unfortunately, it did not meet expectations. Order was mixed up a few times. Specifically asked not to have sesame on sushi due to allergies and 90% of rolls had sesame on them. Reviews from the rest of guests deemed sushi mediocre and left most behind. Manager did comp one roll but made us feel it was our fault even though I made it perfectly clear my allergy when ordering. Sea skillet had way too much sauce! Drowning in sauce. Sea chowder was good. Ambiance is nice, but way overpriced. Spend your $$$ at Bar Sophia or Bicycle Thief instead. We were on vacation this week from Toronto.
  27. UA

    UdeniA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weather was perfect and it was a lovely evening sitting outside and having some wonderful food.
  28. JG

    JohnG

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, one problem was that our main course came out before our appetizers!!!!! The restaurant addressed the issue, to our satisfaction.
  29. LW

    LarryW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our previous dinner in July was excellent, the reason we returned in August only to be somewhat disappointed. Couldn’t order oysters as I was told they were out - only to see towers walking by with oysters. And out of mussels as well. Not what we hoped for on our last dinner out in Halifax
  30. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was wonderful. We ate on the outside patio, and the fire tables at each table is a terrific setup.
  31. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    My husband has wanted to try this restaurant for quite some time so I made reservations for his birthday. When I arrived there were 4 staff members standing at the podium they did not greet me but rather seemed irritated that I was interrupting their conversation. Despite your website advertising the restaurant as “smart casual” and thinking this was a fancier establishment the wait staff looked cheap in tshirts and the clientele looked about to match. The only thing that didn’t match was the prices. The food was good but no different than what you can get at any other sushi restaurant for half the price. Overall I’m glad we tried it solely to be able to tell people to steer clear in the future.
  32. MF

    MichelleF

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great prices, great service with a beautiful ocean view. Certainly going back. Recommend the Black Mamba fusion roll. We all loved it.
  33. C

    Chexii

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was fantastic, the issues we had were being beside the public washroom; not an ideal location for eating food, a privacy could solve that, and our waiter gave us subpar service; he walked by our empty drinks multiple times ( we were wanting to have a few drinks each, but I stopped at one because he appeared to not want to wait on us), we felt ignored, he wasn't very friendly or personable, and didn't give us the lowdown on happy hour deals, I had to fish the information out of him. Disappointing overall for such a classy restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant (because the food was great) although explaining to my friends to expect poor service.
  34. SC

    StephanieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was impeccable. Atmosphere was awesome!!
  35. m

    morgank

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    it was very good! would have appreciated a side plate with my sushi as we were sharing.
  36. FJ

    FatimaJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Fusion sushi was perfection! Customer service top notch!
  37. K

    Krick

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had an excellent supper at the Sea Smoke Restaurant.
  38. KS

    KimS

    Atlantic Canada

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service by Stephen and Percy. Our every need was met. Cocktails were amazing. Food was outstanding and after dinner drinks on the patio on a gorgeous Sat evening topped it all off. Thank you Seasmoke!
  39. C

    Cancunsun3

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors and enjoyed people watching and the waterfront view . The food was awesome - fresh raw oysters on ice with good tasty sauces. The lobster stuffed mushrooms were excellent and I would have to order them again. We then savored selections of sushi - perfect. I look forward to my next meal .
  40. RM

    ReinaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi was incredibly fresh and our waitress was helpful and very nice ! She was able to get me to photo the chef in action so I could post it on my IG

FAQs

Sea Smoke Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Sea Smoke Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 406-1051.

Sea Smoke Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Sea Smoke Restaurant

1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Z2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located in Bishops Landing on the Waterfront Boardwalk

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creative Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Bishops Landing Parking Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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