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Sea Smoke Restaurant, Halifax, NS

Sea Smoke Restaurant

4.4
4.4
476 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creative Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 406-1051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Cross street

    Located in Bishops Landing on the Waterfront Boardwalk

  • Parking details

    Bishops Landing Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Outdoor Dining

  • Atlantic Canada

    Scenic View

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot Spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for Lunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Nova Scotia

    Scenic View

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Ian was friendly, professional and very accommodating. He was very understanding when we asked to be moved away from screaming kids. Even though we changed sections he continued to serve us well. The food was delicious
  2. PD

    PetDocDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience. The service and the meal were excellent . We were a table of 7 and ate outside on the deck. Thank you for being pet friendly. We are travelling from out of province and really appreciate being allowed to take our dog with us for dinner.
  3. CN

    ChantalN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, great waterfront view, yummy food and drinks.
  4. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and view from interior dining room. We think our servicer was overworked cause we would go through long periods of time without him. Had to wait for 20 minutes for our dessert cause he was busy. Food was fabulous
  5. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    My boyfriend and I were celebrating our one year anniversary and had a reservation. We waited over 30 minutes before someone came to give us some water. Upon looking through the menu there weren’t a lot of options that were appealing to the wallet. We ended up getting the halibut and the lemon chicken. The portions were small and not overly flavourful — the mashed potatoes that came with the halibut were unseasoned and lumpy, not to mention a tiny portion of fish. The chicken was a tiny chicken thigh atop a bowl of unseasoned rice that required soya sauce to be palatable. It was too loud with the music, and overall we felt unvalued as customers due to waiting half an hour before getting water. I will say, however, that our waitress was sweet (once she came to us). I really don’t understand the point of getting a reservation if we didn’t even get a good table with a nice view, or were ignored for over half an hour
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was hoping for a creative dining experience of fresh delicious food. The feel of the place turned out to be “corporate cool”, the food average, the specialty cocktail too sweet. Very nice server but I will not return.
  7. NS

    NovaScotiaBeachGirl

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent sushi! Fun location
  8. GK

    GinaK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great food and ambiance. Our waitress was very nice!
  9. RM

    RyleyM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Booked a reservation. Wanted it for outside but reservations are only for outside. While booking the reservation I wish that’s was noted.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were great
  11. H

    Hunter

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place, waitress was really friendly and nice definitely recommend going and enjoying the fire outdoors.
  12. BH

    BrentH

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended this restaurant. Food and service were amazing. Outside patio with fire table right on the water, what more could you ask for. It was very busy and we didn’t receive our miso soup with sushi combo. We were full so I didn’t say anything but I believe if I had it would have been rectified on the spot. Do yourself a favour and go!
  13. AH

    AlanH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere dining on the Halifax waterfront!
  14. KJ

    KarenJ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was a amazing. There was confusion when we were seated as we sat for 45 mins and were not even approached by a server.
  15. CB

    CathieB

    Atlantic Canada

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance there always! Our server Rose was amazing! Went above and beyond getting us a table inside after we had been outside for a couple of hours! Pending rain and thunderstorm she told us and found us a table! Awesome!! Thank you we’ll be back many times we love it there!
  16. CP

    ChristopherP

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Be prepared to wait a bit for your food on a busy night, but service staff are excellent and view and ambiance from the patio are second to none in Halifax.
  17. AM

    AllieM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, slightly pricey for the amount but really good. Cocktails were a tad underwhelming. Service was excellent, despite our server being slammed, and our table had a perfect view for people watching!
  18. F

    Fitzychick

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We had some visitors in town and wanted to treat them to an outdoor harbor dining experience at the place we used to enjoy. Plus, we are very COVID-careful and eat only at outside restaurants right now. Knowing how crowded it can be in the summer, we made a reservation and requested an outdoor table in the space provided for requests. Nowhere on the restaurant website or Open Table interface does it say that reservations are for indoors only and that you have to wait in line for an outdoor table. We found that out only when we showed up for our reservation. At that point, we had no other options due to how busy the waterfront was and that our guests were due elsewhere at a certain time. We are definitely turning to another restaurant to take future visitors and for the two of us to frequent in the off season.
  19. SM

    SusanM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very helpful. Thanks Jenna! Food was delightful and the scenery out on the patio was just what we wanted. This place never disappoints.
  20. SS

    SangeethaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall experience should have been better for the price point. The kitchen was extremely slow and they didn’t seem to have enough staff to handle the dinner volume. Our server saved the day with her grace and wit. Appetizers were outstanding, the mains are average. Ambience was great. Worth giving it a try once.
  21. MM

    MichaelM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This was our first visit. Found the food OK nothing great just ok. Had the lemon chicken meal and the chicken was overcooked. Rice and vegetables were cooked to perfection. The sushi was ok. California Roll was the best. The waiter was very good explaining everything. We probably will not return for a second visit.
  22. SS

    ScottS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Great patio, love the outdoor fireplaces. Fusion rolls were excellent. Only disappointment was they were out of oysters.
  23. TO

    ThayneOlivia

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea Smoke is outstanding for ambiance, specialty cocktails and sushi. We love sitting outside and Max is a top notch server. The Black Mamba is our favourite sushi.
  24. DK

    DennisK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely. Definitely will return often. Love the varied menu
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Our server was lovely, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Overall a great meal!
  26. ES

    EdwardS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Just ok. Guess I was expecting more. Service was acceptable.
  27. ED

    ErinD

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Sushi was delicious. Over priced though for what you got and the service was extremely slow. It took over an hour to be served.
  28. JC

    JessicaC

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Server was fantastic, food took a long time to come. Also when I made the reservation I asked for a seat on the patio as a friend is visiting from out of town. When we were sat it was inside where the told me they don’t make patio reservations. We were very disappointed. This should be mentioned in open table to prevent future disappointed. Everything we ate was delicious.
  29. TD

    TriciaD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The sushi used to be outstanding. This is the second time in recent months it was not good. I also ordered the lobster roll and was very disappointed. The bun was not even open and there was a tablespoon of lobster spread on top of the roll. The flavour was very good but did not satisfy. No one at the table was wowed by their food. The server was sweet and attentive. I would suggest more shade provided by overhead sun shades. Check out what they have at the library, very cool shades.
  30. MC

    MarieC

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Poor service. Meal are ok. Prices are high for what it is.
  31. RH

    RobH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our time at Sea Smoke. Arrived during happy hour, which was a nice surprise. Cocktail was excellent! I had a couple of fusion rolls which were both excellent. My wife had a filet which had a nice taste, but was over cooked (close to well done instead of medium). The sashimi was excellent. The tuna nigiri left something to be desired, but they had enough choices I would just avoid on our next visit. Can’t wait to return!
  32. DC

    DavidCarvalho

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality sushi and great Service
  33. TB

    ThessaB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was good. check out there rainbow roll and off the menu dessert to die for
  34. D

    Diner2015

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We were visiting Nova Scotia from the states, and decided to try one of the more popular, typically expensive places to dine on the boardwalk in Halifax. It's usually busy and reservations are a must. There's a nice versatile menu and we decided on the calamari app and sushi rolls. The roll portions were larger than we expected and had to leave one piece behind. Unfortunately, we were disappointed, considering the app, spicy tuna rolls and chef's special spicy roll (made with asparagus which was too chewy) rather mediocre. They do have a rather large patio area which is great for watching the tourist parade.
  35. S

    Shinji

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was pretty good. I had made a reservation, which seemed to mean nothing because when we arrived we still to had to wait in line for a table. The service was ok. The wait for the food was a bit long and one thing was left out of our order when it came but it’s a nice atmosphere so it wasn’t a huge deal to wait so long.
  36. CL

    CynthiaL

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food on the floor around our table. Very very overpriced wine list. Forgettable and expensive chowder (that contained one kernel of corn, despite being called seafood and corn chowder). Lukewarm water at the table. Very friendly staff and lovely setting.
  37. GO

    GailO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous sushi and service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place I have been to in Halifax so far
  39. MT

    MackenzieT

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Wish it was mentioned through online reservation process that patio is first come first serve. Would have put names on list as opposed to killing time until reservation time only to be told there was a wait. Luckily our server was fantastic and helped us get a table outside quickly. Was disappointed that many items we were looking forward to ordering were out of stock (mainly the oysters) but our server again was helpful by suggesting alternative options for starters, and luckily the items we did order were very delicious so it made up for not getting exactly what we wanted. Overall the ambience is unmatched, and our server (wish I could remember her name) really saved the evening for us !
  40. ZC

    ZackC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service ! Our waitresses were friendly and attentive. Food was very good and quick to get to us!

FAQs

Sea Smoke Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Sea Smoke Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 406-1051.

Sea Smoke Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Sea Smoke Restaurant

1477 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Z2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located in Bishops Landing on the Waterfront Boardwalk

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creative Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Bishops Landing Parking Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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