You'll find the locals at Studio East enjoying craft beer, an urban space in the bustling Upper West End. Sit at the open bar kitchen and watch one of Nova Scotia's premier restauranteurs, Chef Ray Bear, personally shuck an icy plate of fresh oysters for you. Casual but exquisitely crafted food. Imagination rules. A spinning globe of a menu. Cambodian Love Curry. Pad Thai Wings. The Ultimate Pork Ramen. Love The Burger. Warm sushi. Fermented Ribs. The vision of a locally sourced, globally ambitious restaurant is balanced by the depth of experience that these two chefs bring to the table. Chefs Ray Bear and Saronn Pov are food explorers and pioneers. They have brought Halifax the best of global cuisine that is fun and unpretentious.
Summer Patio Open for Drinks at 4pm (weather depending)
Summer Happy Hour Daily 4-6pm (weather depending)
Kitchen opens at 5pm
CLOSED on statutory holidays (New Year's Day, Heritage Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day & Boxing Day).
Canada Day July 1st - Sausage Take-Over
Swing by our patio for some housemade BBQ sausage and cold drinks!! (we're closed for full dinner service though)
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Excellent food with excellent presentation. Fun and engaging staff.
Delicious and interesting food, locally sourced. I went with a friend and shared the chicken skins, cauliflower and broccoli dish, charcuterie board and french fries. Everything was so well made, so beautifully presented, and, well, just yum. And service was prompt, checked in often and very friendly. We sat on the patio and enjoyed some of the last rays of summer, it was loud because it's on a main street, but totally manageable.
Best ramen ever!! Charcuterie Board was awesome! Very creative & tasty menu. We have only a couple of days here and wish we have more time to sample the other dishes. Definitely recommended 👍🏻
Amazing food & cocktails!
Great food. Chicken crisps are outstanding. Very interesting Asain fusion.
Knowledgeable wait staff that care about food. Worth the money. You should go.
Great beers and really really good food. Try the chicken skins and the Filipino Pineapple BBQ Pork. I would eat that again right now!
Had an excellent evening. The only opportunity for improvement for us would be the actual chairs. Not very comfortable and just not inviting.
We were looking for something different and we food it!! Great food, cool spot and people that cared. Definitely recommend the dumpwings, warm sushi and the Thai chicken curry ( there is also a tofu version)
Awesome job overall
A bit loud, and it wasn't full at all - maybe the music was just up too high. We had to yell across the table. But food is always amazing. The burger I think is overpriced for what you get compared to the size of the rest of the dishes, but tasty for sure.
Excellent food in a small quirky setting! The service is great and you can make a reservation - a plus in this small wonderful restaurant
Our absolute favourite restaurant in Halifax. The food is delicious!
We have gone before and were really impressed. This time the food was very good but the first time the food was remarkable. We will definitely return for the excellent service.
Great flavorful food. Our server was perfectly attentive. Aside from one minor distraction of our Tandori steak, which was delicious, but a little chewier than preferred. This wasn't a big issue but our server took it off our bill without us evening asking, which showed such care and consideration for our experience with the restaurant. My party had 8 people in it and we all agree that Studio East would become a part of our regular restaurant rotation. The group ordered the Dumpwings, Pad Thai Wings, Calamari Pakora, Tandori Steak, Butter Chicken, and the burger. Everything was delicious. Portions were big. And the pricing was a great deal, especially compared to other restaurants that were considered. We were all very happy.
The quality of the food was top notch as always!!! The server was attentive, pleasant and had a great sense of humour. We also tried the shortcake (deconstructed) - very unique take but yummy nonetheless. Thank You studio east!
Creative and interesting menu options. The Pad Thai chicken wings were delicious, sticky and with the right amount of sweetness. Charcuterie platter was really different, definitely an adventure. The burger was awesome, juicy and tasty. The poke sushi taco was not a hit, not much fish and with a greasy tasting shell.
Staff was wonderful and other diners were friendly, very nice atmosphere.
Great food. Thai wings are spectacular. So many gf options. Thank you. Lovely meal on the patio.
Had an amazing birthday supper here! The staff took such great care of everything, service was fantastic and food was delicious. One of my favourite spots in Halifax.
Great Asian fusion food in Halifax. One of our favourite local restaurants!
We had a great meal on Saturday night at studio east. We started with the calamari and both had the chicken Thai rice dish which was delicious!
My only complaint is that it is a small seating space, gets loud at times and can feel like you are sitting with the people next to you. Overall a good experience though and I would definitely go back.
Loved everything about this place ..staff n food were awesome ...will be going back for sure :)
Always an amazing dinner out at Studio East. The food never disappoints. Great cocktail options and a relaxed atmosphere. We love this place. I had the rice bowl which was so flavorful. The new fried chicken was a big hit as well.
Great ramen! And the playlist brought back all my memories of undergrad!!
Delicious, all 6 of us ordered the Rice Bowl, one of the best meals I've ever eaten in this city. So good.
second time here. great starters!! vice nice atmosphere and the service is especially good. had the chicken__excellent !! will be back soon !
A real gem with home made good, and creative options.
Service, drinks and atmosphere were all on point, and I would come back based on that, alone. The food was okay. The warm sushi was mostly rice (would have been nice to have some veg rolled into the middle). A very cool idea, though, and the flavours were excellent. The taco's piece parts were good on their own, but together kind of fell a bit flat for me. The pad Thai chicken wings smelled strongly of fish sauce, and I had a hard time getting past that. That said, the flavour was okay. Finally, yellow curry was very tasty, but had no kick or spice. Would be nice if there was an option for heat level on the menu.
Took my girlfriend here for a nice birthday dinner and weren’t let down. She’s celiac and they have so many gluten free options that don’t skip on flavour. Added bonus— Sunday’s happy hour is all night 🍻
Great food !
Service was terrible - we could hardly get a drink to save our lives! I've normally had great service here but this particular visit was just awful. Food was great, we ended up having to go to the bar to order drinks because they just never arrived. Our server was totally oblivious.
Not a great experience. It was the warmest day of the year and their air conditioner wasn't working. The food and service was so-so and the bottled beer was closer to warm than cold. Had heard good things about the place but after our experience, not likely to return.
I had heard how great this place was and went there for a birthday meal. We did enjoy our evening, but felt that the servers were not very attentive. The calamari pakoras were really good and the tofu curry. The warmed up sushi was trying a bit too hard :)
I would go back to enjoy the patio.
Mother’s Day brunch. Fantastic!
Pros: Food was outstanding and the service was very good.
Cons: Brutally uncomfortable chairs and benches. Also very noisy, not ideal for intimate conversations.
Service and meal were amazing as always! The dishes we ordered were so flavourful. Brought two friends who hadn't been before. Pretty sure they'll be back as will I!
Great food , full of flavour. Fun drinks. Lots of vegetarian options. Amazing dessert doughnuts.
Was delicious as usual. Staff and food was amazing. Nice way to celebrate my birthday 🎈
Was great to see chef and we had a blast will be back again for sure ty
We keep coming back. It has options for everybody in our party from the picky eaters to the Vegans.
The appetizers are interesting. The Calamari Pakora is a refreshing change from the rest of the calamari in Halifax. The Dumpwing and Chicken Crisp are novelties not to be missed.
My favourite and go-to is always the Ultimate Pork Ramen Bowl. The Chinese fried doughnut was crispy and the seasoning of the broth is delightful.
Food was amazing and service excellent! Best burger ever eaten and the hand cut fries with truffle oil and grated Parmesan were perfect, even after they had cooled down. Well done! We’ll be back! Have to try the ramen bowls next!
The kitchen hours and quality were key factors in choosing Studio East for my birthday get together. The food was beautiful as were the drinks. We all loved the menu! Alex served our party and was considerate and great overall. Will definitely be back on many Friday’s in the future❤️