Studio East

4.5
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309 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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!
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food, too closely packed and had to wait for 10 minutes to get noticed and seated .. drink refills had to be asked for and ketchup bottle was empty .. the food was excellent .. the place needs more efforts on consistent heating ..

N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was amazing and really delicious. Ambience is good but not spacious. Tried it on Valentine’s Day, so was crowded but was not happy with the seating as the tables were too close by. But a must try place if u love fusion food.

PM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Lighting was too dim. Meat was too chunky. The nann was burnt. Eggs on ramen were gross. We’re they real eggs??
I was there a year ago and loved your menu and that’s why I came back.
It wasn’t even busy Saturday night so may be you need to hire real cooks

TM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was outstanding ! Cocktail list was innovative and drinks were delicious and complimented menu.
Already planning a return visit

KR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible, service outstanding and just an overall cool vibe! Can’t wait to go back!

RD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food is exciting and the menu very interesting. Some of the dishes are fantastic but a couple had overwhelming combinations that lost the plot a little with too many flavours. Also, one dish had an element that was a bit burnt.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was amazing and the bartender made me a personalized cocktail that was super yum, but our server was incredibly slow and forgetful (we had to ask for our bill three times).

TT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all had different dishes and shared some appetizers and all the food was fantastic! Good choice of drinks as well. We would all recommend this place as we really enjoyed our evening. Great service as well. Can’t wait to return!

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This is such a great spot! Neighbourhood, come-as-you-are feel but a great energy and truly outstanding food. Get the Pad Thai Wings and the Chicken skins apples. The burger is the single most unique one you will ever eat. Really. And truffle fries...nothing more to say. No idea about deserts, we are always too full to get anything else!

JS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was good as always but we made reservations and were seated by the garage door opening in the bar. There was water dripping all over the floor and the table got wet while eating. It made what would have been a great dinner not-so-good and wasn't what I would expect from Studio East, especially for what we paid for NYE.

CF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great casual Asian-inspired food. Charcuterie board is original and a must order. Service was very friendly albeit a little a slow to start.

B
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! Staff was very friendly and helpful :) will be back!

JE
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful meal. Amazing attention to detail, really creative food. We'll keep coming back!

w
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fave restau! Always a lovely time and delicious food!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience all around. Would highly recommend!

MS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, so flavourful, thoroughly enjoyed every bite!

JL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Cozy atmosphere with delicious food. I love being here to eat yummy spicy food on a cold winter night. The menu is original and eclectic. I tend to get the same main every time and it’s always prepared to perfection. It’s quiet enough to be a great date spot but busy enough to be fun with friends as well. Overall this is one of my top recommendations for places to eat in Halifax!

CB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

The food was very disappointing this time. I ordered chicken crisps and I couldn’t see or taste chicken. They were like battered potato chips. My husband was also disappointed with his burger, it’s usually outstanding. I hope it was an “off” night and not the new normal😕

MB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly one of the best dining experiences we've had as a family. The food was exceptional, well-presented, and a tease for our taste buds. So many flavors that went together so pleasantly. Our waiter was kind, gentle, and attentive. The atmosphere was cozy. We can't wait to eat there again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere

GF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was vibrant but not too noisy for conversation. Our reservation prevented a longer wait for a table. Our group of three all ordered a different meal and all were equally impressed. The Chef came to our table for a chat which was nice. folks seated next to us had been to the restaurant several times and added their approval to many items on the menu. Parking was not an issue. Dessert was a generous piece of cheese cake that was shared by the three of us. We will definitely be back to try some of the other items on the menu. Oh yes, almost forgot, the washroom was very clean !

JR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Always enjoy the food Interesting food well priced

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious cocktails, great service & lots of gluten free options. Food was amazing. Will definitely be returning

BM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Chairs at high top table were very uncomfortable. Service was good but confusing, not sure how many people were serving us. Food presentation was a excellent and value was good. A bit too heavy on the cilantro for our liking.

DB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with great service and atmosphere! Would recommend to friends.

JL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great food with terrific service at reasonable prices

HM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Hello! Service was good just a tad confusing - we waited 20 mins for someone to see us then were bombarded with four different servers within the spam of 10 minutes. A reoccurring joke throughout the evening was we really weren't sure who we were tipping - none of the four servers introduced themselves. Both my date and I work as a team service restaurant and were still confused.

Food was amazing and fairly priced, however, we went in on the mystery extravaganza for 2 and didn't feel as though the fire-lit lime and floral arrangement warranted the price. Still a great drink!

MA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always fantastic. It's my go to restaurant and I've never had a bad meal!

LV
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place and highly recommend it. Wonderful food and service.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic service was excellent it’s a little bit of a tight spot but it was very enjoyable..

FS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing combination of flavours! Interesting menu.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Favorite place in the city highly recommended

AD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive service, out-of-this-world food from Brussels sprouts to bulgogi, this place is all you’d ever ask for in a casual dining restaurant

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Ray, and his stylized cooking
Always a pleasure

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jillian prepares sublime cocktails, pair that with exceptional inspired fusion food. Perfecto

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent restaurant with great service. I go on a regular basis and am never disappointed. The menu is diverse and always makes for a difficult choice as the are so many great dishes.

MK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! I had their special - bulgogi with avocado, jalapeño, rice.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Yes. We often get togther with friends at Studio East. Food is always delicous and wait staff freindly and attentive

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Managed our large group beautifully! Thanks for a memorable evening

D
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Have been to Studio East a couple times before. Love the ambience and diverse menu. Love the local sourced food and connection to the owners farm (not sure how they find the time!). Excellent cocktails. Not being consummate 'foodies', we felt the various tastes in our entrees (Thai Love Curry & Fish Curry Ramen) overwhelmed each other to the extent that the uniqueness of the meal was lost in its complexity. The battered fish in the ramen, while delicious, becomes soggy in the broth as it is a large portion that takes a while to eat. Appreciate the creativity & like a fine wine, one needs to learn how to appreciate the flavours as they emerge. We also chose Studio East this time as our out of town friends included 1 vegan & 1 non-seafood eater, so the menu works very well for that. I'd like to come back & try some other dishes, but it will be awhile while we 'digest' our experience.

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