Opa Greek Taverna, Halifax

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    Ela interior, Hector Gate
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    Ela Greek Taverna: Greek Salad Days

    by tvor Updated Jul 19, 2015

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    Ela! used to be called Opa which is a Greek phrase for Good Health, Cheers, and Glad to see you all rolled into one! Ela! is also the name of a great Greek restaurant in downtown Halifax. Or at least it used to be there. The downtown establishment is gone now but there is still one in the Dartmouth Crossing area at Hector Gate and in Bayer's Lake.

    Prices range from 10 - 18 dollars for lunch, and about double that for various main dishes but the evening menu has many different items and large platters of combinations so you can share and split the bill. Lots of Greek wine will go well with the menu, also, and the desserts are very yummy!

    There are two locations, one in Dartmouth Crossing and one in Bayers Lake business parks.
    215 Chain Lake Dr. 876-8899
    150 Hector Gate 481-7999

    Favorite Dish: Prices include wine

    Ela interior, Hector Gate Ela exterior, Hector Gate Yum!

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    ELA! Greek Taverna: The best Greek in town, Opa. Now ELA!

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 10, 2012

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    Very popular place where you can have a great Greek dinner while enjoying the neighbourhood action. Nicely located at one of the busiest pedestrian areas. Great food and friendly service.

    2012 update: Under new management, but still Greek and with a similar name; ELA!

    From their website: Press Release
    Opa! Greek Taverna to be renamed ela! Greek Taverna
    May 4, 2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Opa! Greek Taverna, a successful trio of authentic Greek restaurants with locations in downtown Halifax, Bayer’s Lake, and Dartmouth Crossing, will be known as ela! Greek Taverna, effective immediately.

    The change is the outcome of a trademark issue that has been settled, and there will be no other changes as a result that would affect the restaurant’s thriving business.

    Favorite Dish: Dolmadacia.

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    Ela! (formerly Opa!): New name, same great food!

    by CandiceHalee Written Jun 28, 2011

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    I've now eaten here under both identities, and I can assure everyone, it's just as good as it always has been!
    Opa! is now called Ela! due to some sort of copywrite issue with the name, but it's still amazing Greek food.

    Favorite Dish: It's all good Greek standards, but what stands out for me is the feta cheesecake! I've never had this anywhere else, so I thought I should give it special mention.

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    Opa Greek Restaurant: Lets break dishes! ya!

    by seasonedveteran Written May 6, 2008

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    A really fantastic restaurant with great service, delicious traditional greek food, greek ambiance and decor such as a fig tree as the centerpiece, and a great menu. I got the souvlaki lamb, and it was amazing!

    The dessert is a must! try the Kiefta (starts with a K)!
    listen for dishes breaking and the opa that follows. lol. inside it is wonderfully ornated in greek style, and atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: lamb souvlaki

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    Opa Taverna: Opa!

    by jamiesno Written Mar 17, 2008

    Is a great Greek restaurant in Halifax. It has it's very own olive tree and a lot of great food.

    I had the calamari for an appatizer without the batter and I thought that was great. After that I had lamb done on a rotesserarie with their recommended roasted potatos. For dessert I had my favorite Baklavia and this one was an Apple Baklavia so a little bit different. I was there with freinds Tammy, Chris and Greg. All round the restaurant was very good with good service. I didn't have any wine but the Greek sparkling water was nice too!

    It's located in the heart of downtown Halifax and it was freezing walking there on a cold January night!!!

    Favorite Dish: Baklavia

    Moi at Opa Opa Opa Olive tree inside Opa My favorite Baklavia

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    Opa Greek Taverna: IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME.

    by Tricky_Dicky69 Updated Jan 1, 2008

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    Nice place and very popular. It was very busy on the night when we went. Menu was good but a little pricey. The table that we had was small and a bit crammed in unfortunately.

    Food was good but we would have enjoyed the meal if things hadn't been so cramped - perhaps we were a little unlucky.

    Worth a visit.

    Favorite Dish: Updated Jan, 2008.

    Went back on our last visit to halifax and had a worse experience. Table was crammed in, service was slow and food average at best. There seamed to be only inexperienced students waiting on table and we waited 25 minutes for a coffee and then it was cold when it arrived. I'm not usually too critical or fussy but I won't be going back to Opa again.

    Tricky Dicky's rating 5 / 10

    Opa Greek Taverna

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    Opa Greek Taverna: Great Greek Exprerience

    by carmire Written Jul 26, 2005

    This restaurant gives an authentic taste of Greek cuisine! It was delicious. Although in the Halifax tourist guide it suggest to reserve only on weekends, I went on a Wednesday and it's a good thing I made a reservation because it was full by 5h30. Be aware that there is no air conditionaing.

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    Opa Greek Taverna: On the Lamb....

    by Munkee Updated Jan 17, 2003

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    The main dining area is very nice with a huge fig tree decorating the centre space and lots of natural light. The staff is fun and friendly and the food is delicious!! Try the lamb!

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