Studio East

4.7
449 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Imagination rules when you have so many Asian ingredients to choose from and the Pratt brothers pushing the creative limits to bring them to you. Cambodian LemonGrass Green Curry, The Ultimate Pork Ramen or battered Fish Curry Ramen exploding with flavours like you've never experienced before. Try Pad Thai Chicken wings, Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle salad, a Charcuterie board that takes 5 min to explain or stay in your comfort zone with a Burger exploding with flavour from our house Hoisin sauce, Gochujang Mayo, Pork belly and Asian Slaw. Nothing is Normal at Studio East so be prepared to be Wow'd!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 449 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Location is small, but we were seated quickly with the reservation, and service was outstanding. The bao buns were top notch, and I’ll definitely be back.

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LawrenceM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, and I was very thankful our server Gabe had suggested the Burger week burger they had......it was one of the best burgers I have had in a very long while!

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SamM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for Halifax burger week. Their burger was amazing! Great food, service and atmosphere!

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MarieD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Studio East never fails to be outstanding, service is excellent, food is wonderful and the experience of dining there consistently great.

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Volt
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was good. I regretted getting a burger though. Im sure the authentic asian dishes are much better than the american/asian burger. The flavors were okay; they just didn’t blow me away. The fries weren’t very hot. The drinks were great and inventive though. Id give my experience a three start but the service bumped it up to a four.

I will be back to try an authentic dish and will then update my review.

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DanielleA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, cocktails, atmosphere and food. Highly recommend.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Great for date night

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!

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AlexisW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, the smoked pork belly bao buns were to die for! It was pretty loud though and we could barely hear the server, but overall experience was otherwise fantastic and I will definitely be coming back to try the rest of the fantastic food!

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WayneB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice funky kind of place with small menu of great food. Shared some appetizers and we all tried something different from the main menu. Good selection of craft beers and the "happy hour" wine was also good. Definitely will come back. The vibe is fun and feels like a great neighbourhood restaurant that you would find in bigger cities.

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Vagistina
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every bite was perfect. Great drink selection and variety, attentive service, cozy atmosphere, highly recommend

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MicheleK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This has got to be one of the best restaurants Halifax has to offer! The food was outstanding- so much flavour and uniqueness! Drinks were by far some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. The service was exceptional. We will definitely be going back and are so happy we found this gem!

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Delrobfou
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Def will go back! The food was delicious!! Will recommend to everyone.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is so friggin' good. Like I think about it a lot it's so good. I introduced my parents-in-law to this place, and they LOVED it!

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We made a reservation, got seated and then proceeded to wait for 20 minutes to get served, asked for drinks, etc.
No one came up to us and we were blatantly ignored as another table came in after us, got their drinks and food as we got up and left.
We were very excited to try the food but the server that we were greeted with failed to do anything to make us feel welcomed and taken care of.
We do wish to go back someday when we’re back in the city because we do really want to try the food but the service was not up to any standards of a well renowned restaurant and does not deserve any sympathy for the way they presented the establishment.
Not great for first impressions.

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SheldonC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and wonderful food. Great value for money.

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Addison
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, delicious food and drink! The crispy chicken bao’s were a new fav

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robertm
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. It didn't look like much from the sidewalk but you'll be really pleased.

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LizD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were amazing. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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JoannaC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the pictures of the food online, I thought the portion is not a lot. But it was enough. Also the food was all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Fantastic food and attentive service. The Dumpwings, Studio Ribs, and Duck Confit were delightful, as was the Calamari. Good selection of local beers makes up for somewhat uninspired cocktail menu.

Atmosphere was a bit "Meh", but overall highly recommended for excellent fusion fare.

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great casual atmosphere with lots of food to share and enjoy -

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Chloe
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Studio East creates some of the best drinks in the city by far. The taste plus the little touches they add are 10/10. They have amazing food, with lot’s of options for vegan and Celiac friendly (they have a separate fryer)

Highly recommend this place, service has always been great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I really like Studio East. Sometimes it's fantastic, sometimes just average. But never disappoints.

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lisaw
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

The food was very good, but the dessert was a waste of time and money. The blueberry cheesecake had a weird sour taste (goat cheese?) and texture was off. The creme brulee was missing the wonderful sugar topping (no cracking the top). We were told by the wait staff the desserts were made in house, they should hire a baker or buy from a local bakery. We will go back, but will have a coffee and dessert somewhere else.

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Elizabeth
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was incredible: tried each of the baos and they all had so much flavour, the textures all went well together, and the presentation was perfect!

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NeilaM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the curried chicken and my friend had the ribs. Both delicious, well presented, and large servings. Repeat visit is a must.

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CarrieF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been meaning to get here, and I will be back tomorrow, lol. The food is outstanding, cocktails spot on, and the staff are my kind of people. It's informal and quirky - the kind of place I enjoy, with some the best quality dishes at a reasonable price.

Thank you Studio East - I'll meet you for happy hour :)

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Lankylon
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We sat next to the kitchen and it was a take out kinda evening so very loud! But honestly such sweet staff and a wonderful location! The food is to die for and we will for sure go again (and again!)

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food as always. Service by Jess was excellent

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GaryD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Service was prompt and helpful.

Calamari appetizer was a table favourite

We will be back!

NC
NancyC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening, the server was terrific, knowledgeable. The oysters were very fresh, the yellow curry stood out although the bao bun and rice bowl were wonderful. Portions were large for us so we will share curry next time so we can try other things or have more buns! We chose the long cal rose for wine and it was a nice match. Will definitely be back.

JB
JodiB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience at Studio East last night. The food was outstanding and the service was incredible. We will definitely be back

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whywhinewhenthereswine
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always! Very attentive service and attention to detail with the food. Always exceptional here.

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lindav
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my best friend out to dinner. It was a hot day. We were given plenty of choices to sit from patio, air conditioned to more general seating. The server, a tall attractive young man who’s name I forget, was attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious. We liked the casual ambiance and kind of hip feeling of the place. I like that it’s in the heart of the city, a neighborhood place.

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Emlatty
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food here is so good. We were seated inside and it was a great table. Our service was good, though a little long—I think we were seated for more than 2 hours—but we had fun anyway so no complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff and atmosphere and the food was amazing.

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GayleS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Friendly helpful staff. Attentive but we never felt rushed as we lingered over drinks

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SueM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent flavours, vibe and value. Food is freshly made and delicious. Service excellent. Fun place.

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Scotia123
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food . Never disappointed . Will be back for sure

FAQs

Studio East does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Studio East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 422-8096.

Studio East is rated 4.7 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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