Sea Smoke Restaurant

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33 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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.



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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

What 33 People Are Saying
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BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great menu combining sushi with other Asian inspired dishes. Excellent location right on the harbour, is good for people watching during the summer when the boardwalk is busy.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent quality in creative sushi. The views sitting on the waterfront boardwalk are wonderful. Great for tourists.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We were quite excited to try this restaurant after following them on Social Media for a while. The location is great, the ambiance is lovely, the view can't be beat. Our server seemed lovely, however was clearly overtasked and was not able to provide the level of service you would expect - we waited a long time to order, she didn't come back to check on our meal, or even drinks. We actually got water from the bar twice and were not able to order any additional beer/wine. The sushi rolls were high quality, delicious, and as described in the menu - top notch. The braised back ribs were actually side ribs, we addressed this with the server but she just said she wasn't sure and brushed it off. This restaurant has a lot of great features but I'd really see no reason to return due to the lack of service - complete unacceptable when you consider the prices, the alternatives available nearby, and then fact their lowest recommended tip is 18%!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service
Can’t waut to return

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JB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Server was very slow with drinks !

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Had sushi and lobster sliders to start. They were delicious. Then i had surf n turf, which was amazing! I died. My friends both had lobster stuffed halibut. They really enjoyed it. The service was slow, even though the restaurant wasn't busy. They also were limited in their beer choices.

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HE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had a bunch of Maki Rolls and sashimi to share. Our server seemed new to the menu but he went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was a great one.

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our waitress was amazing. Without a doubt, we all had an awesome time and we look forward to coming back again.

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SK
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We went for lunch on Mother’s Day and the restaurant was completely empty. The food and service were both good but a little overpriced.

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JR
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The service was good, the oysters were superb. The decor is dated and had an older feel. I expected it to be fresher given the restaurant is recently renovated. The seating was not comfortable.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first visit to Sea Smoke and overall it was quite good. We frequent downtown Halifax and various other restaurants and we both ordered the stuffed haddock. The presentation was great, however, both my wife and felt there was not enough potato severed wtih the dish. We both felt it should have come with another 50% amount of potato in order to better pair with the haddock.

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SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

This was a huge disappointment. We arrived and ordered beer and were told their gas lines were down so no beer available. We ordered wine instead (Merlot) and were brought some kind of white wine. My husband ordered the lobster platter and was told they were out of lobster, so he had to choose something else. When our meals arrived mine had a hair in it. While we were comped for my meal with the hair, we still had a $95 bill for my husbands (second choice) meal and two glasses of (the wrong kind of) wine (when we actually wanted beer).

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We sat with dirty plates on our table for a long time despite it not being busy, always had to ask for our water to be refilled, steaks were over done for our taste, daughter’s burger wasn’t prepared how she had ordered it.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for the Burger Week burger. Great food, great service, nice ambiance. Will definitely be going again!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing seafood as expected. Atmosphere is wonderful, and the staff are outstanding. I still tip my hat to the Sushi chef. Will come back again!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The sushj is great! A little pricey, but if you’re willing to pay, its very good food, and great views!

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WR
Atlantic Canada
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really wonderful experience, and great to see Hannah in her new work place.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Would recommend the sushi only. Had the cod, it was ok, mushroom risotto was just ok, no real taste and was dry for 35.00 . The drinks were tasty. Our server was good and very nice.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice ambience. Great service. Food was OK but not to the level I expected.

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BK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely recommend it! Good food, good service, good prices - and close to work!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience for dine around. I really liked that we didn’t feel rushed.

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F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An awesome food and service experience. The view is great as well.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good and the service was great.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the AAA tenderloin steak. It was amazingly good. Will definitely be going back again. Great friendly staff.

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LT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have eaten at Sea smoke a few times. I always enjoy the food, ambiance and service. The tempura shrimp were excellent as was the stuffed haddock and green tea cheesecake. It was a great price for a set menu. The only negative factor was the choice of music for Valentines day. I should start by saying I am not a fan of background music that can be heard above conversations. I have no idea why restaurants feel they need it. Most people want to enjoy a quiet conversation with their dining partner. Not have to speak above the music. If music must be played it should be soft, flowing and low. There was some pretty screechy, high pitched music being played which frankly was annoying. But I will be back.

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CR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very impressed with everything at Sea Smoke!! The atmosphere, music amd the staff were amazing!! We went for our 25th anniversary on Valentines day, it was a perfect from start to finish the whole meal was delicious and the price was great!! I will definitely be back and I've been telling all my friends how great it is!! Thanks for an incredible meal and memories made for our anniversary!!

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s
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most wonderful time at Sea Smoke. Stephanie, our Server, was helpful and inviting even before we walked in the door! We will definitely be back again!

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H
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated our 20th anniversary at Sea Smoke this past week and we had a wonderful evening. The food and drinks were excellent, the restaurant itself was luxurious but relaxed, and our server Miriam was friendly and informed.

I've been raving about it ever since and we can't wait to return!

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GS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I was there NewYears eve I booked a table for 4 people for 8.15pm we were seated promptly, and ordered some drinks but after that we did not have anyone come back to our table after a hour or so someone came by to apologize saying our food shouldn't be much longer but we told him we never even got to order our food yet,so they brought out a couple of free appetizers ,and still nobody came to take our ordered ,so we payed for our drinks which was one each then walked back to our hotel and had to order pizza! By then it as 10.39 pm Totally ruined our New Year's ! And the mussels they served us were delicious! I just wished someone could have taken our food order Sincerely Geraldine Smith

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IH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to this geeat new spot on the waterfront for New Years dinner. Neat menu selections that suit all tastes. The Oysters, Tempera Rock Shrimp and Ribs were great apps. Our party enjoyed pasta dishes (ie chicken Linguine was very good) and a variety of sushi and rolls (also excellent). Overall fresh seafood and fusion flair tastes and presentations. Had the best sweet-tart martini! Restaurant layout is nice. Good service and great experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience at Seasmoke. We went on New Year's Eve, and their set menu was an amazing deal for $150/couple and had seafood, red meat and poultry options. They also let us order off the regular menu. Our waitress was great - super accommodating and checked in on us the perfect amount of times. The ambiance is wonderful and our friends snagged a fireplace table outside with blankets and cocktails until our table was ready. Overall would definitely recommend!

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E
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend and I met up in Halifax (we're from opposite ends of the province) and made a last-minute decision to eat at Sea Smoke. The ambiance of the restaurant is fantastic - it's modern and clean, but some warm touches (like pillows on the window seats and candles on the table) make it comfortable for those wanting a more formal meal and those looking for a casual meal. The menu is East Coast/sushi fusion, so it's easy to choose dishes that match your time line, budget and palate. We allowed Steph, our waitress, to give us a number of recommendations and she never let us down - we tried 2 sharing dishes, 2 special sushi rolls, a main meal add-on, raw oysters on the shell, as well as a few mixed drinks (yay local spirits Happy Hour!), dessert and tea/coffee. The Tuna & Crispy Rice sharing dish, pictured, is literally the best thing I've ever eaten, full stop. I will definitely return, as the atmosphere AND food AND service were all exceptional, and I recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for an "outside-the-box yet familiar" meal experience.

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E
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sea Smoke Restaurant has all you’d expect for a nice night out and more. The service from getting our coats checked to our lovely server was absolutely amazing. The dinner and wine/cocktail menus were both expansive. My date and I enjoyed the whole experience but the view was by far the most baffling you could ask for. Highly recommend this place!

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