Sea Smoke Restaurant

4.2
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CAN$30 and under
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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.



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

What 55 People Are Saying
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Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and friendly service.
I had the the rock shrimp as an appetizer and the miso black cod as an entree.
Both were very good.
I will definitely eat here again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Location is (almost!) everything. Our table asst was terrific; separately, she volunteered 2b our wait asst bc no one else attended -- u decide!

OT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent meal, sitting on a lovely patio enjoying the sea breeze. It was made even better by the manager, Shelley, pitching in with her staff to ensure everything ran smoothly at every table. We will definitely come back next time we visit Halifax!

MA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fantastic , loved the Black Mamba and the Sea Smoke Sushi .. Outdoor setting was wonderful .

K
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Way overpriced for the food. We had to wait 15 minutes to be offered a drink. Had 5 different servers. I am celiac and asked that all be gluten free. Mussels came with bread. Sushi was good, appetizers not so much. Wouldn’t return.

PZ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good, a bit more expensive but for the location was fair.

D
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Sea Smoke has a great patio but the menu is limited and overpriced in my opinion. The food was ok but a little uninspired and I was disappointed with my cocktail, it sounded delicious on the menu but felt unrefined while I was drinking it. I am not interested in going back.

LB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service was slow although restaurant was not full.
Sushi was great however quantity of food for the price on other dishes was low

OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars to this wonderful new establishment! The staff are so warm and engaging and willing to help! The food is outstanding – best sushi in Halifax. The deck on the waterfront is so well decorated and cosy and totally the place to be!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Public washroom ? Come on !!!! Had to ask for service - was told it was " ... it is really busy ..."

SD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The food was horrible, over priced and not fresh. Miso soup, salty thin dishwater, sushi and sashimi not fresh, sashimi platter was ugly, with fish hidden among piles of shreddered carrots. A hot dish of chicken stuffed with vegetables, was dry, badly seasoned plate reminiscent of bad airline food, for $32, geez. The topper was after a $165 dinner for two, the restroons had mo towels to dry your hands This restaurant needs a chef, needs to find better sources for Seafood ( i mean you cannot find fresh fish in Halifax?), and reduce their excessive prices.

SD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Ahi Tuna Maguro Tini and the Mussels are particularly fantastic... oh, and the ribs. All the food was creative and well thought out. The décor and setting manages to be stylish and relaxed at the same time. Great service - relaxed but thorough, not naggy, gave good suggestions.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great fresh sushi with a wonderful view!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal in Canada so far. Great shishimi and great service

v
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so good and our waiter was great as well!
A new favourite location!!

SP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Good food and ambiance. Outdoor patio with heaters and blankets was nice. Only complaint is that the food took way too long to come and our server looked like she was run off her feet while others were standing around. It wasn’t that busy but took us 3 hours to get in and out.

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

As close to a 5 as you can get. Good food, great service, Riedel glasses an inspired wine list and a great view. Recommend highly.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal!

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M
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The sushi was delicious 😋
The outdoor patio perfect
Unfortunately a few service issues with a new server ; however she will get better with experience
Also unfortunate the people at the table next to us we’re very loud!! Fortunately they left before us and we found some peace

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The start of the meal was great but quickly went downhill. Our appies came and we were really enjoying them until our entrees showed up about 5 minutes later. We weren’t even halfway through. The protein portion of both our meals was yummy but all our sides were freezing. Cold mashed potato not very appetizing.

M
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on our 50th wedding anniversary journey. This was our best meal in Halifax. The food was so fresh you would think they just surf casted to bring it to the plate. But what made it exceptional was our server Taylor. Her warmth and exuberance paired with her food and wine knowledge made it what I would hope for anyone on a special adventure.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
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.

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.

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%!

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

Absolutely amazing food and service
Can’t waut to return

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

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

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

Server was very slow with drinks !

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
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.

HE
Edmonton
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.

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.

SK
Ottawa
6 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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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