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CHEF ABOD CAFE & CATERING

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CHEF ABOD CAFE & CATERING

Hydrostone

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B M

27 September 2019

Few halal options in the area. Was yummy, loved the hot sauce

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Osama Bashir

25 September 2019

Food is delicious, service is excellent and the chef makes sure you are enjoying your meal. Recommend this place for any time of the day and for any meal.

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Mohamed Kammoun

25 September 2019

The best middle-eastern food I had in Halifax. Thank you chef!People are very friendly and careful.100% recommend this place.

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Jay Eldin

22 September 2019

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Haliafx with no doubt. I have been to the restaurant too many times and never was disappointed. Steady food quality and service no matter what time you go.I have tried most of the menu items so far and I can confidently recommend Chef Abod. They have great lunch special with variety to choose from.The customer service: outstanding and never disappointed. Chef Abod himself is a very polite gentleman and he comes out from time to time. John is another story, highly skilled and very decent in dealing with customers. New staff member Eli is also very nice and respectful and always wear a smile.In a nutshell, Chef Abod is a must try restaurant if you live or visiting the city. More...

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Mali Gross

15 September 2019

The very best restaurant for the sophisticated, yet traditional Lebanese-Syrian cuisine in North America!Delicious food and fabulous service!

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Bill Johnson

15 September 2019

Excellent! Hummus was good, salad was fresh, rice was awesome.

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G. Bruce Hollett

8 September 2019

Can't remember being there.

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Ayala K.

8 September 2019

The very best restaurant for the sophisticated, yet traditional Lebanese-Syrian cuisine in North America!Delicious food and fabulous service!

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Amrit Richardson

1 September 2019

Very tasty middle eastern, syrian restaurant. The lamb mandi is a favorite. Fall off the bone, juicy and tender lamb shank with a charcoal and cardomom scented rice. Pair with the appetizer plate for a sampling of smaller items. The portions are quite generous and you can usually split one meal or have lots of leftovers. Mmmm... little basic salads accompany the meals that are uncomplicated, fresh, but not the main event. Definte recommend and intersting lunch or dinner catering options. Restuaurant reminds of a quaint, authentic middle eastern cafe. More...

徐君凯

1 September 2019

真的很好吃,可惜当年在哈法的时候忘记拍照了,现在想想都还想再吃一次他家羊肉。

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Bri Cookson

30 August 2019

Great service and highly recommend the lamb. Will definitely be back.

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Waleed Obaid

29 August 2019

You will find the best lahm mandi here I promise. Thanks to Chef Abod for making my day! God bless you!

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Jim Breeze

29 August 2019

Great food - great service

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Adam Hennigar

28 August 2019

Delicious food

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Gulfam Haqnawaz

26 August 2019

Very nice and traditional food with a lot of choices. Cozy environment. The customer service is best. Food portions are good and well cooked. Giving 4 stars because of sweet dishes especially the kunafa it wasn't that good and cheese inside it was hard. More...

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Edwina Grace Castillo

25 August 2019

Whenever we are visiting kempt road, we always eat there, not only because the service is very good but also the chicken mandi, lamb curry and sweets are very tasty and you can taste arabic seasonings on it. Love to always coming back!

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MASOUD VALIZADEH

24 August 2019

Very cozy and nice place. The food portions are small but very delicious!

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Maitham Hameed

23 August 2019

Great costumer service in the restaurant.

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Veronica Handerson

16 August 2019

I loved the food there. I brought my co workers here and they also loved it.. Altought the food was scrumptious the parking was kinda of a challenge, but I highly highly recommend.

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Daniel Arseneault

16 August 2019

Best chicken shawarma in my opinion! Will be back soon.

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Arsal Bhatti

16 August 2019

Stopped by as I was visiting Halifax for a business trip. Food was absolutely outstanding. They cook their meat to perfection. Really Impressed. Probably the best middle eastern food I’ve had so far !! More...

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Lisa Billard

23 July 2019

Just go, everything is great. .menu, service, decor.. it's all good! !

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Jay DeWolfe

23 July 2019

Never been disappointed by the food here. Very affordable and tasty meals here.

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Mohammed Alsalim

23 July 2019

عليكم السلام، التقييم الماضي لم يكل عادل وهذا ‏غلطي.

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diamond hfx

16 July 2019

Wonderful!! Cannot say enough's good about this place! Food - INCREDIBLE! Service A1!! Chef Abod Masha'Allah!!! Amazing.

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Rena K

16 July 2019

The food was amazing! Delicious flavors and generous serving size

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allen anu

16 July 2019

The food was delicious. Best in Halifax Should definitely try.

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Nick Blackmore

9 July 2019

One of the best chicken shawarmas in the city. Also they have amazing Turkish coffee and baklava. It's a must visit spot in Halifax. If you like Shawarma and are coming to the city on a cruise, get a cab there! More...

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Kioumars Afkari

9 July 2019

Delicious food

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charbel rached

9 July 2019

Great food and friendly staff

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Steve Morshead

8 July 2019

Very good food for families.

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Sarah Abarbanel

30 June 2019

My favourite Halifax restaurant. Most authentic hummus in the city. Most restaurants do a few things really well, but chef abode does them all perfectly. It's unbelievable.

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FlyTime Halifax Airport Taxi

30 June 2019

Great food

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Juan Guerra

30 June 2019

The best authentic middle east food restaurant. Don't miss the pastries.

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Jess Reddick

29 June 2019

They have the best lamb (mandi, kebob, kabsa) in the city - I drive all the way from the valley for their food. Great service, offers delivery- huge value in terms of portions vs. Price.

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Brahim Jorché

17 June 2019

the best in nova Scotia great food great service

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Janel Oconnor

30 May 2019

Ordered the family platter for 5 with some extra accouterments, everything was ready on time! and so so yummy. the lamb kebabs were love.There was more then enough food (left overs for days) and everyone was feeling very satisfied and happy. would highly recommend. More...

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Trucker Seif

30 May 2019

Alhamdulillah was a good iftar in the 8th day of Ramadan 2019.The food was dilecious ! & perfect service !

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Bl Smith

30 May 2019

Small dining space. Parking a bit of a challenge. Good variety of food on menu - mostly Middle Eastern. Food is good and servings generous. Service was good. Prices are very reasonable. More...

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30 May 2019

UNBELIEVABLE delicious, sumptuous, high-quality food. Just like middle east food, Arabic style, and you don't have to travel out there just to taste it. Go for Hummus, Shawarma plate, but especially anything in their "Traditional section" - especially the Kibbeh Lebaniah. Om Ali for dessest, which I never thought I'd eat again, is unreal (just remove the raisins if you don't like them). An amazing authentic gem in the city, you're paying a little bit more for amazing complex traditional flavours done right. More...

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Vadlamani Bhargav

30 May 2019

Fantastic food Arabic food. Mandi was awesome :)

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Misrah Mahmood

30 May 2019

The food was amazing. Went there for the first time and the iftar menu was awesome!!!

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london aikens

30 May 2019

Awesome meal!!! So good!

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Mouhanad Abu Marzouk

30 May 2019

My favorite place for traditional meals... Just love it.. specially the lamb Burger, or shanks Mandi

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Nikki Doucette

30 April 2019

The food is out of this world good. The service us also exceptional, and Chef Abod is adorable!

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Muhammad Awan

30 April 2019

Some of the best tasting Middle Eastern food you will ever have. I highly recommend the baba ganoush as an appetizer, it is out of this world. If you are looking for an authentic experience, with amazing flavours and a great atmosphere, look no further than Chef Abod. More...

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Real Ghostly

30 April 2019

Bless this Abode. "Refind" Taste.

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Stacey Robichaud

30 April 2019

Tasy food, good portions and fast service

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Eman Samir

30 April 2019

Arabian tasty food

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khalid ibne Shihab

30 April 2019

Just loved the food...

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Mohammed Al-Mansob

30 April 2019

Perfect middle eastern food

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Fay Steeves Carter Steeves

29 April 2019

This is my new favourite restaurant I all metro. The staff are so friendly and the food is extremely delicious,a blend of local and eastern come together here in an explosion of colour,tastes sensations,and aromas.Its a crossing of a threshold leaving behind the inadequate and impersonal. Fast food has all but removed the blessed ritual of gathering and eating,here I feel like I’m in a spiritual experience of blessing for my food for my life all are respected in this restaurant and you can feel the difference after about ten minutes into the meal. It’s quiet,it’s happy,it’s contentment in the way the chef greets you,you somehow know this man is doing what he was born to do. Hahahahaha EnJOY! More...

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Mohammad Ehsan

12 April 2019

Chef Abod is the best Mediterranean restaurant in Halifax! The food always comes with lots of love and passion. Don’t miss it. While you are there, don’t forget to talk to Chef Abdul Kader Abod as well. Such a wonderful human being. More...

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Holly Fox

30 March 2019

It isn't very often my partner and I have an all around pleasant experience dining but today was an exception. It was our first time here so naturally had to try the falafel wraps. For sides he had fries that were nicely seasoned. (I had to steal afew)...and I got the smokey rice. I never had rice that delicious before. The wraps were tightly made and tasty and grilled to perfection. All very fresh ingredients. The hostess was pleasant and brought us ice water right away. My partner tried a Turkish coffee for the first time and it was really good! The atmosphere is beautifully decorated and relaxing with beautiful harp music playing in the background. We live close and are so happy to find a spot that is perfect for us. We will be back! More...

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Doha Senan

30 March 2019

Amazing, delicious, not too expensive food I loved it so did everybody in my family. Highly recommend!

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Christopher MacDonald

30 March 2019

The food is amazing here.

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Marko Polo

30 March 2019

Awesome food, service and atmosphere.Keep it up guys

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Ashfaque Nizamani

30 March 2019

Best food and service with great Middle Eastrean music. Highly recommended

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Nicholas Montford

28 February 2019

The best middle eastern food I have ever had. Everything was extremely flavorful, seasoned amazingly and tasted so fresh. Had the kabob assortment plate, with rice and salad, as well as the chefs appetizer sampler. Throughly impressed, will now be our go to! More...

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Asrar Haq

28 February 2019

I discovered this resturant today---by far, the best spot in the Halifax Regional Municipality for Middle Eastern food. All the dishes were delicious and the hummus was the best I've ever had. I will definitely be back. Thank you for the wonderful meal, hospitality, and kind service. All the best! More...

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Usean Bailey

28 February 2019

Really tasty Indian cuisine but a little hard to locate.

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Mohsen Teimouri

28 February 2019

Very good food

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Ryan D

28 February 2019

Excellent food. Small quiet spot. No alcohol

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Zachary Goulden

28 February 2019

Great atomspher, great food, great service. High recommend.

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Ezzat Barazi

30 January 2019

Delicious

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XeR0_ PengTing

30 January 2019

Wonderful food, the chef is also a really nice guy.

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Zubair Ahmed

30 January 2019

Excellent food

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Janet Brisson

30 January 2019

One of my favourite places in Halifax. Fresh, delicious food. Great for vegetarians and vegans as well.

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Rachelle B.

16 January 2019

Third visit: a cold, sunny Monday in January at about 11:45.  There was only one or two tables taken, and we chose one toward the rear for a change.  The ceiling is covered in artificial, thick vines, which is a cute touch.  Friendly staff as usual, and attentive.  My friend and I both opted to try the traditional dish Mandi (on a bed of smoky rice, topped with onions & raisins).  He got the lamb shank for $15.99, me the chicken for 14.99.  He found the taste of the lamb very good and better than my chicken, albeit a fair bit of fat on the meat he had to cut off.  My chicken I found delicious and plentiful.  They come with a small container of chili sauce so I poured that all over the plate to add some heat.  I like the crunch of the fried onions as well, to give a variety of textures.  This is on the dinner menu, so it's a lot to eat for lunch when you consider it comes with a side salad as well.  But despite being very full, we split an order of pistachio baklava (2 pieces) for $3.50 and they were small and hit the spot for sweet tooth, rounding out the meal perfectly.  I look forward to going here more often and trying other dishes. More...

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30 December 2018

Fair prices

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Nedal Alhassan

30 December 2018

Best food in town

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Happy Me

30 December 2018

Nice, Friendly service. Delicious, tasty Middle Eastern food. Great catering too.

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Cheryl van Varseveld

30 December 2018

WORTH THE TRIP FROM JAPAN TO EAT HERE!Its a great place, the food and service are always outstanding! Lunch today was fresh and delicious! Love the fish sauce, it's just spicy enough and the salad dressing is my all-time favourite. Then there is the best rice on the planet! This restaurant on Kempt Road among the car dealerships is a real find! Its my first choice when anyone I know suggest eating out in Halifax. More...

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Leslie Norman

30 December 2018

Had the lamb kabsa. It was perfect. Lamb fell off the bone and melted in your mouth.

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jad ask

30 December 2018

ordered in food. Got the wrong order and a quick call fixed everything. Had the item I asked for initially delivered to my doorstep with no time and trouble.Excellent customer service

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Kelly Mcdonah Mcdonah

30 December 2018

Easily my favorite restaurant. Family run, so friendly. Ive tried the majority of the menu and it is soooooo good! Try it, I promise you will go back again and again.

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Wasif Syed

30 November 2018

Amazing! Just Amazing!

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Robert Hagen

30 November 2018

Absolutely amazing food, a fabulous mixture of flavours! Highly recommend!

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Farhad Kadri

30 November 2018

Just love the food there. Whenever we go to Halifax, this place has become our routine. Great food, Good Service, fair prices. Must visit!

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Rachelle Boutilier

30 November 2018

Finally tried here for lunch around 12:30 on a Tuesday in April 2016. Free parking on site is nice. When I walked in the door, there were only two other customers in the place. Capacity I'd say for 50, with eight booths running in a straight row the length of the long, narrow layout, a couple of tables at the front window, and a few more at the rear where it's a bit darker. Simply decorated. There's a display case of desserts and the cash register right by the door, with the kitchen hidden in back. Greeted immediately by a friendly gentleman whom I'm guessing is the owner or manager? I didn't ask. Good menu selection. I tried the mixed veggie plate (Babaganog, hummus, two falafel patties and bourak. Served with warm pita bread. 13.99) which was more than I could finish. Maybe for dinner I could. All tasty and fresh, with extra soft falafel (I hate mine hard). Several other things on the menu I'd like to try, and more likely come back at night when I have a bigger appetite or don't have to go back to my desk for the afternoon. 2nd visit here: for lunch on a cloudy Tuesday in November 2018. Took a table near the front, the place was about half full at 11:45ish. Friendly service and our waters were topped up constantly. I tried the Schawarma chicken wrap (10.99) with side salad and it was delicious. The grilled soft tortilla had a greasiness to it that I really liked, the lettuce was very green and fresh, just a good overall flavor, as well as the salad dressing which seemed to me to have a strong dill flavor. My friend found it had a different, but very good taste as well. We started by splitting the 4-piece beef Fatayers (5.99 pastry pie stuffed with meat, cheese, spinach, baked), which were delicious as well, just good for sharing. For an entree, he got the Lamb Kofta Kebab (14.99 for a single skewer and salad) which was very good. To drink, I decided to try the Turkish coffee, which I don't see on their online menu, but I loved it. It's 'brewed' stovetop in a small pot (Cezve) with your desired amount of sugar, water and coffee, creating a bit of foam and the grounds are left in it. Cute little cup it's served with is the same size as you'd get a shot of espresso basically, so not your standard cup o coffee, but much more interesting and I found it strong and creamy in texture. I look forward to coming back here more often. More...

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Muhammad Fahad Rafique

30 November 2018

Great experience and nice staff. Taste was really good. Will return if in the neighborhood.

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Osama Ibrahim

30 November 2018

Incredible taste and authentic middle east food with reasonable price.

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Sarah Khazna Dar

23 November 2018

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Amir Shahzeb

6 November 2018

Everytime we visit Halifax from Sydney. A meal at Chef Abod is a must. Lamb mandi is to die for, their fish is amazing too, the list goes on. Next time you are in Halifax, and you want some amazing middle eastern food, go to this place. You won’t regret it i promise More...

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Kevin Hartling

6 November 2018

I and group of people were there on the 3rd of November for my retirement party for a absolutely fabulous meal. We even got the personal attention of Chef Abod himself, it was a wonderful time. I can not say enough as to the food and atmosphere, it was exceptional. More...

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Abdullah Tanveer

31 October 2018

Try out the Chicken Mandi!

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Brent Morine

30 October 2018

Really happy with my food, fish and chips weren't too bad considering this place isn't a "seafood" place. Not the best but good enough. The meals for the people with me looked great and they were also happy with the meal. The young guy waiting on us was friendly and prompt. Great service, thanks dude. More...

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Aliya Sukmawati

30 October 2018

Very tasty and delicious food.

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Kseniya Chabanenko

30 October 2018

Our office order food for meeting every time and its always welcome by our staff. Delicious meals

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Shivani Kitchen

30 October 2018

Amazing food

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Ushaan Raveendiran

30 October 2018

Really good middle eastern cuisine

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Ronald Skibbens Rexanne Phillips

15 October 2018

The food is always delicious and the staff always pleasant and helpful. We highly recommend Chef Abod’s!

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Lauren C.

7 October 2018

One of the best Arabic food places in Halifax! I love their lentil soup and chicken mandi. Great service as well. During Ramadan they have amazing specials as well!

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Salem Ashraf

30 September 2018

Amazing Food and Service. A1

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Mahwish Natalia

30 September 2018

No doubt the food is amazing! Never had such delicious lamb. Well cooked and soft.

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Nasif Ali

30 September 2018

Really good food cuisine restaurant with friendly staffs. Food was super delicious.

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John Britton

30 September 2018

Hands down the best Middle Eastern food in Halifax. Great flavours, amazing variety, wonderful staff, decent portions. Highly recommended

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Frank Sutherland

30 September 2018

Always tasty food and good service.

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Daniel W.

17 September 2018

100% the best shawarma I have ever had in my life. I've had shawarma all over the North America and in Europe, this one is world class. They have a lunch special that is only $12 with fries, try it out! More...

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ahmed alem

30 August 2018

Perfect

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Najis Arts

30 August 2018

Absolutely delicious. I just tried the iraqi qouzi and i loved it. I cant forget the mohalabia that i had after . Love it.

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Wasif Syed

31 July 2018

Amazing service and amazing food! The Mandi with lamb is a must ... Oh, and the mixed platter ... Oh and the Kanafa

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Mohammad Ashari

30 July 2018

I love the food here.

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Shaahid Bateson

30 July 2018

Authentic middle eastern cuisine with a smile, the only problem I have when I go there is deciding what to eay

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Mohammad Lakhani

30 July 2018

Service and food is good. It's Halal restaurant.

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Waleed Moursy

30 July 2018

Great place , good food

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Huzefa Awan

30 July 2018

Great food and culture

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Ans van den Broek

30 July 2018

Great authentic menu options for reasonable prices. Great service.

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Luke MacDonald

30 July 2018

Great food. The Prince's chef can cook for you! But needs some beer taps/alcohol.

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Ross macdonlad

30 July 2018

Easily one of the best restaurants in town

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john beesworth

30 July 2018

Best damn salad dressing in town.

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Jeanne J

30 July 2018

I was delighted to try Chef Abod via catering at work. The catering was for 30 people and we were ecstatic at how fresh and delicious the food was. The order for each person included rice and falafel, rosemary chicken, or teriyaki chicken as well as a salad. The salad dressing, garlic sauce, lemon pepper sauce and teriyaki sauce were all very good. The food came on time and the delivery person was very cordial which is not always the case with catering or food deliveries. I will definitely visit the Cafe itself sometime! More...

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Daniel AJ Sokolov

30 July 2018

They now have Shishbarak (Syrian ravioli) on the general menu - before it was available Mondays only. So yummy!

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huwaida Medani

30 July 2018

Perfect authentic food, friendly and fine service.

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A Tanveer

30 July 2018

Amazing variety of food and excellent service! Chef Abod makes it feel like home!

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Jehad Mubarak

30 July 2018

The best Arabic food in Halifax

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Jon Flynn

30 July 2018

Delicious food! Try the Syrian specials

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Samson Learn

30 July 2018

Incredible BBQ chicken catering. Unreal. The best BBQ chicken I’ve had in my life. I had 7 pieces and wish I could of had more.

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Craig Greene

30 July 2018

Very cozy little spot with awesome Mediterranean cuisine, excellent service.

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Khaled Jemaa

30 July 2018

Thank you so much

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Moe

30 July 2018

Still one of my favourite restaurants in NS , everything is great the stuff and the chef Very recommended

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Sifat Jamal Jisan

30 July 2018

Chef is very hands on and the service always catered to your need. Halal food, cozy interior, great service and most of all great food!

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Yusuf Bhatia

30 July 2018

Been coming here since 2015 and I have never been disappointed. Had lentil soup with a plate of kebabs. Finished with cheese cake. The taste and texture of everything was just perfectly balanced for the right flavor. God bless chef Abod may he continue to flourish. More...

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Ian Shepherd

30 July 2018

Went there with a group of out-of-towners last week for lunch. They were really impressed. Normally I love the food, but my chicken shawarma wasn’t the greatest. The chicken was good but the sauce tasted a little strange. Also the rice was flavourful but a touch dry. Service was great and the prices are reasonable. The waiter brought over a delicious free dessert. Will be back again but this time I’ll get the lamb kebab. More...

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JD Sauveur

30 July 2018

Great food!

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Stephen Caves

30 July 2018

Great food !! great surroundings !!! awesome workers!!! and the chef is very very friendly and a hard worker too all in all great experience !! ☺

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Mohammed Mohammed

30 July 2018

Delicious food

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David Hall

30 July 2018

Service was great as was the food. Will definitely go back!

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Ron Abarbanel

30 July 2018

Delicious middle eastern food, always fresh, responsive service. Non-alcoholic. Large servings.

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Steve Bromwich

30 July 2018

The food is not cheap but is excellent value for money. Our friendly and knowledgeable server gave us some great suggestions, I will be back to try more!

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Big Sam

30 July 2018

Great place for new experiences... fresh and clean... highly recommended..

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gakgoka vid

30 July 2018

As middle eastern restaurant this is one of the best in nova Scotia you can taste the tasty food

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Michelle Lynch

30 July 2018

The best meal I've ever had.

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graham tattrie

30 July 2018

Great food, great service,and great prices. Chef Abod has made this restaurant my favorite!

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Ahmed

30 July 2018

First time having the breakfast menu. Food was great overall, wish there was a little more spice on the liver plate we had, my friends thought it was a little under seasoned this time vs their last experience. How Chef Abod never disappoints.

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Mohammed Alkhalifah

30 July 2018

Perfect eastern food

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Aaron Thelip

30 July 2018

They catered my work Christmas party. Rice and kebabs were amazing. I could almost eat that garlic sauce by myself.

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Faisal Khatib

30 July 2018

Their shawarma and falafel are the best!

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Gamal Aburiyana

30 July 2018

Delicious food

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Syd Ali

30 July 2018

I was in town for work and had a strong desire to eat BBQ. As this was the closest, I thought to give it a try. And i was happy, that i did. Excellent food, each and every item in the mix BBQ platter was delicious and had an individual flavour. I recommend this place and whenever i go to Halifax , i will go eat here. More...

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joann xo

30 July 2018

Best food ever, chef Aboud catered our Holiday Event at work, with enough food to feed 50 people, chef About provided high quality taste of five starts hotels right to our tables at work.every single plate is more tastier than the other.his Turkey dinner was top notch and by all means the best we ever had.i know for sure that our company would plan the next event with you chef Aboud, and i know for sure where to go next time i do not feel like cooking.seriously his food is better than the one we make home, Thank you so much Chef and looking forward for many more meals to come. More...

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Brahim Jorche

30 July 2018

Its great halal food I love it great food

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Abdel Ghanem

30 July 2018

Really nice people the food is really good the food is middle eastren food

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Jesse Debly

30 July 2018

Excellent middle eastern food, perhaps the best I've had, and humongous portions. We came hungry and left stuffed and happy!

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ismail akbari

30 July 2018

Friendly people and good food.

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Ismail Akbari

30 July 2018

Friendly environment and good food.

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sophie hubert

30 July 2018

Super place pour manger avec des recettes traditionnelles, très savoureuses dans une atmosphère conviviale.

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Faisal Abbas

30 July 2018

Excellent food!!

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Akbar Khan

30 July 2018

Excellent food, very flavourful

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Brittany Richard

30 July 2018

Such a nice quiet little spot to grab lunch, todays visit was extra special as we had an unexpected surprise from the chef thabks so much for amazing food and service, can't wait for the next visit!Also!!!today was my sons first time trying your food and though he made a mess i believe he enjoyed it just as much as us and the om ali dessert was amazing! More...

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Elizabeth Campbell

30 July 2018

Cosy neighbourhood resturant. Great food

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CJ Hale

30 July 2018

Excellent atmosphere and awesome food.

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hxlym001

30 July 2018

Always great food at Chef Abod. The Chef is super friendly. The staff are always respectful and welcoming. Sometimes slower but a slower pace for supper is my preference after a busy day.

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Bassel Dawod

30 July 2018

Great food and decorations. A bit pricy, but delicious.

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Tyler Mattheis

30 July 2018

Very friendly and quick service. Wide diversity of ethnic middle eastern food. Delicious!

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Fawzi Ayoub

30 July 2018

Perfect

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Kayla MacKenzie

30 July 2018

Good authentic food. Good deals for lunch too!

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Alan

30 July 2018

Had the lamb mendi, so good. Wife has the Syria ravioli, (shisbarak) she loved it. A Must visit, haven't had this good outside the ME. Authentic fresh taste, unreal.

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Vikram VENUGOPAL

30 July 2018

Great food reasonble prices

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Jomel Varghese

30 July 2018

Tasty food. Not that expensive. Great staff. Very polite. Highly recommend

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Sohaib Malik

30 July 2018

I have lived in numerous cities across Canada and found no equal to Chef Abod! 1) You're treated as if you're a family member coming home for the holidays! 2) The quality of the food such that you would think it were prepared for royalty!This is my #1 middle eastern restaurant of choice More...

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Tony Lau

30 July 2018

Good selection of middle eastern food. Read about chef abod when you are at the restaurant. What a guy. He used to cook for Saudi royalty.

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Alaina Zulli

30 July 2018

They messed up our order, but were very apologetic and offered to bring out the correct dish. Otherwise the food was very good (I got the chicken kebab, it was delicious) and I liked the music, which was traditional and at a reasonable volume.

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NiceWishes

30 July 2018

I only passed by this restaurant before my friend recommended it. I love their traditional specials - I really like their kebbeh, syrian ravioli, and bamia. The waiter is nice and friendly!

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Marcus Nesto

30 July 2018

Went on a slow Wednesday afternoon. The parking was a bit cramped, but the delicious food made us happily forget it. It was a bit of a wait for our entree's but well worth it... the food was of superior taste and quality! We had a sumptuous falafal appetizer, tasty rice dishes, and delicious spiced chicken & curried lamb. Amazing! Not the cheapest, but the excellent food quality more than makes up for it. Still excellent value for price and highly recommended. We'll be back! More...

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AISHA Gato

30 July 2018

I’ve worked with Chef Abod for catering on multiple occasions, recently for a large charity event. He always provides great service and excellent food. The best comments we receive after events is that the food was delicious. Not only that, but they are very reasonably priced and generous servings. We were able to provide for families in need and local homeless shelters with the extra food. As an event organizer (and picky eater), I would highly recommend chef abod for anything from a family get together to a large catered event! More...

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Frederick F Pye

19 July 2018

Great food especially for a quick lunch.

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Terry Gaudet

13 July 2018

We stopped here at 3:30 in the afternoon. It’s quiet and clean. Staff were polite and attentive. We had the kebbah, lamb shank with an aromatic rice served with a side salad, then desserts and mint tea. Loved the lamb and rice. Overall we enjoyed our food very much. After 10 years in the Middle East to compare, I’ll give them a 4/5. More...

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Abdul Abawajy

4 June 2018

One of the BEST cafe in HRM. Go and try it for yourself. You will love it for sure.

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Nikki Mcelman-Doucette

5 May 2018

I haven't had middle eastern food even close to this good since one of my best friends, who is Lebanese, cooked them at home! Service is excellent and the menu has dishes I've not seen in restaurants east of Toronto. The Shishbarak and kanefeh we're every bit as good as I remembered! More...

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Abdullah Adam

20 April 2018

Great food Excellent service Mashaa Allah Keep the good work

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Cheryll Sickles

4 March 2018

I had dinner here last night for the first time. The food was nothing short of amazing and the service was excellent. I can't wait to come back and try something else!

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Aisha Gattous

1 March 2018

I’ve worked with Chef Abod for catering on multiple occasions, recently for a large charity event. He always provides great service and excellent food.

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Turki Alqahtani

24 February 2018

This is the most delicious middle east restaurant in Nova Scotia Canada.

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Sonny-Charles O'Brady

6 January 2018

I rarely leave reviews, but I must say that Chef Abod's food is one of the best I have eaten in Halifax. The ingredients are fresh and the plates are nice and big. I had the vegetarian plate just to try the borek, and it's almost as good as my Mother's. We'll definitely be returning soon. More...

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Shaheed S.

6 January 2018

This was a pleasant surprise on my east coast trip. I was told that before the chef came to Halifax, he used to cook for royalty. The place is cozy and the items were of quality.My only problem was that the lamb was so dry and chewy. Rubber ish!However all the other items including the salad were right on the mark! More...

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Mickey M.

31 December 2017

First time ordering from here and ordered the family platter for 5 - food was great and plentiful, it would have fed more than 5 as there was lots of leftovers.  Staff were very friendly and helpful - it was a great choice for our New Year's Eve meal.  I will be back sometime soon. More...

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Nabs Sufyani

18 September 2017

Chef is very hands on and the service always catered to your need. Halal food, cozy interior, great service and most of all great food!

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Wallace Addison White

12 September 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!! The lamb shanks melt in your mouth!!

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Tanya Boutilier

30 July 2017

I almost cried last night when I went to go to one of my favorite middle eastern restaurants and it was closed but you know what they say "when one door closes another opens!" . i just happened to be driving up Kempt Rd today and did a double take as I had never seen the sign before and decided what the heck...I'm SO happy I did! Great selection for me being a vegetarian, I ordered the platter so I could try a little of everything and absolutely amazing! I think I just found my new favorite restaurant for middle eastern cuisine!!! More...

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Andrew Xiao

30 July 2017

Very impressed by the delicious food selections, portions, and value. Especially enjoyed the lamb. Props to the attentive and polite young server who serviced our table.

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Mohammad Alakkam

30 July 2017

I never had like this food before amazing place ,lovely people ,great services

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A. Latif Mirza

30 July 2017

Small restaurant with good service and food (food is middle Eastern)

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Muns Masalmeh

30 July 2017

Great food. I loved the mandi (rice) and lamb. Turkish coffee is awesome too.

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Latif Mirza

30 July 2017

The best middle Eastern Halal food in Halifax Nova Scotia

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Carol Edwards

30 July 2017

BEST Shawarma anywhere!!

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Hisham Allahem

30 July 2017

Best Arabian in Halifax food by far. Don't miss the lamp mandi

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Penny Margolis

30 July 2017

Great food

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Aman Tiwana

30 July 2017

The food was delicious I am vegetarian and had the Red Lentil Kofta plate loved every bite. Highly recommended ☺

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Mubdu Alali

30 July 2017

Good place for dating quiet and nice , the music is great too.

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Taha Moufid

30 July 2017

Quiet family restaurant with tastey halal food!

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Emily Wilkins

30 July 2017

Sincere, personal & friendly service by Chef Abod himself. Very fast kitchen and best dessert in town! Amazing vegetarian and unique meat options. This will become a regular spot and I would recommend to anyone. More...

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Dawud Isenor

30 July 2017

Best halal restaurant in hrm.

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Ehab Madokh

30 July 2017

Wonderful food, healthy, cleanest, very warm atmosphere

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Richard Pannell

30 July 2017

Love it! Have to go for lunch at least once a week!

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Christopher Chang

30 July 2017

Really good food from various nations. Good amount of seating. Nice service. But parking is a bit difficult in the small lot.

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Alain Girard

30 July 2017

Awesome food, incredibly friendly and welcoming staff

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Peter Bojanic

30 July 2017

Great Middle Eastern food. Friendly service.

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Nadi Al-Karmi

30 July 2017

The food is great. The staff are friendly. The prices are reasonable. This is a must go if you like middle eastern cuisine.

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Hasan Bateson

30 July 2017

Chef Abod is from Syria, which has a reputation in a food-proud region of being the best Arab cuisine, and Chef Abod is a master of it. I lived in the Middle East for many years, and travelled extensively there, visiting many countries there and in North Africa and Turkey, and his dishes are as good as any I've had anywhere, most notably his shish tawuk, shawarma, and mandi. He also offers some Syrian specialties you're unlikely to find anywhere else. Try the shishbarak, for want of a better description, Syrian ravioli in a yogurt sauce. More...

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Hatem Nassrat

30 July 2017

Best food in town. The lamb is extremely well done and the beef sambusa are the best!

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Kimberley Trudel

30 July 2017

Loved the food and the Turkish coffee. Waiter was super nice and service was excellent. Family friendly.

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Jennifer Bijl

30 July 2017

Amazing service and even better food! The best shwarma on the East Coast!!

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Arl J Zinsky

18 June 2017

Great and tasty food! Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service! Did I say tasty traditional Middle Eastern food!

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Donna Naugler

1 May 2017

I had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic. Can't wait to go again.

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Jessica D.

22 April 2017

I LOVE CHEF ABOD!First and foremost, Chef Abod and his staff are some of the kindest people I have ever met. It's only more beautiful to know that Chef Abod was a Syrian refugee and many of his staffers are in similar situations themselves. Whenever I spend time in the restaurant, I have lovely conversations with the workers and usually end up with a free pastry in front of me. When hosting a workshop for Syrian newcomers, Chef Abod contributed catering and service for *half price* because he supported the cause. Second, talk about delicious food! This was the first Middle Eastern cuisine I have tried, and it kicked off my search for more delicious food from the region. Nothing has come close to Chef Abod quality and taste. More...

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Samiah A.

16 April 2017

I've been going to Chef Abod for around four years now and have never been disappointed. All menu items are delicious and full of flavour. They are accommodating if you need to change anything in your order. The restaurant atmosphere is also great. My favorite dish is the Lamb Mandi, but I also enjoy the Mansaf on Thursdays, and mixed kababs. For dessert, Om Ali is a must try. The owner is a nice, humble and charitable person. I've seen him sponsoring various events through the city. A must visit for everyone! More...

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Ann Hulford

4 April 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. Great staff - felt like family. My first experience with this type of food and needless to say, it was delicious. Good portions, fresh, nicely spiced to my liking and great choice. I will definitely go back. I can't wait to taste more of the food. More...

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Hoda Bahgat Ibrahim

22 March 2017

Very good food, welcoming people, nice menu with a lot of varity .

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Danielle M.

4 March 2017

This place is amazing. I love the food, the staff are always great and Chef Abod himself is a delight. Hight recommend this restaurant and absolutely anything on the menu!

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Rose Allen

22 February 2017

Fresh, flavourful food, wonderful service, great atmosphere!

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Amanda C.

15 February 2017

So the owner of the place contacted me to remedy the situation with the misleading food descriptions. I ended up having some sort of cream and meat dish that was exactly as it was described to me. Food was great, service was informative, delivery was quick. More...

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Dan Monk

30 January 2017

We will be back, food was amazing and priced very well. Always good when the Chef greats you at your table. Truly a cut above

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Nick Flynn

22 January 2017

Ordered for takeout and was very excited by how good the restaurant smelled- we certainly weren't disappointed with the result. Portions were substantial, shawarma was tender and spiced very nicely, fatayers were delicious and the felafel were crispy and dense and wonderful. Next time we'll be smarter and get dessert ! More...

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Shivani Dhamija

10 December 2016

Amazing!!! Loved it.. looking at the food I got hungry.. his presentation skills the taste.. loved it. The best part even Lebanese said that this is authentic .

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Kanwarpreet Singh

10 December 2016

My wife and I loved the food here. We've tried Lebanon food before but this tasted truly authentic and tasteful. The décor and ambience was also very nice with feel of traditional Lebanon culture. We had an amazing time with our friends here with Chef Abod's warm hospitality adding to the whole charm of the place. Highly recommended. More...

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Shameer Khan

10 November 2016

highly recommended . One of the best middle Eastern cuisine so far... I simply love it.

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Maha Nabhan

13 October 2016

Have you ever tried Basbousa desserts at Chef Abood's. Well I did, and it is amazing. Thank you chef Abod :)

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Ibrahim Downey

5 October 2016

So far beyond amazing you just gotta try it yourself.

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Tanya B.

11 August 2016

I almost cried last night when I went to go to one of my favorite middle eastern restaurants and it was closed but you know what they say "when one door closes another opens!" . i just happened to be driving up Kempt Rd today and did a double take as I had never seen the sign before and decided what the heck...I'm SO happy I did! Great selection for me being a vegetarian, I ordered the platter so I could try a little of everything and absolutely amazing! I think I just found my new favorite restaurant for middle eastern cuisine!!! More...

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Alaa Alakkam

30 July 2016

amazing and wonderful place , delicious food , lovely people , good service

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Warna Downey

30 July 2016

I love this place! It's a my regular lunch go to... Makes sure to try the Lamb Kofta.

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Deniz Oğuzer

30 July 2016

Healthy, delicious and locally sourced authentic food. Amazing food!

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Ashley Morton

30 July 2016

Great service, great food. Really kind people who serve good food!

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Abid Ahmad

30 July 2016

Had the mixed kebab, very tasty, good price, perfect quantity - highly recommend!

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30 July 2016

Authentic Arabic food with fresh ingredients! If you come here, you must try (Mandi) with either lamb or chicken. It's really delicious!

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Sarah Trower

30 July 2016

We've used Chef Abod catering for several work events over the past few months for gatherings of between 20-125 people and it has always been fantastic! Always so accommodating, helping us reach our price point and accommodating (sometimes LOTS) of dietary restrictions, and there is always more than enough food! Can't say enough good things about Chef Abod, really went out of their way to meet our needs and serves the most delicious food! Thank you! More...

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Ali AlMusawi

30 July 2016

I've been a regular customer to this restaurant, and myself and my family always loved the food quality and taste. Few days ago I've tried the catering service and it was amazing; it was on time, superior quality food, great variety to choose from, and everyone loved the delicious taste of the items I've ordered. Thank you Chef :) More...

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Warna D.

27 May 2016

My go to lunch place. They have the best lamb kofta in the city. My mother loves eating there too and she is hard to please so that's a huge compliment. Make sure to try  the babousa coconut cake and the lentil soup. More...

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Mazleen Abdul Rahman

2 March 2016

My husband and I went for lunch today and it was delicious! We were surprised that we got desert with our lunch. Double awesome!

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Nedal A.

21 October 2015

Great food and service. Authentic Mediterraneancuisine. Mixed grill plate was awesome.

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Lisa Maxner

28 March 2015

Absolutely delicious food, great portions and friendly staff. Their lentil soup is very yummy. The Bourak is my favorite meal here, very tasty and flavorful. If you are looking for a fantastic meal check out Chef Abod. More...

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Tia K.

27 January 2015

The food here was very good. I also recommend the lentil soup,  you get quite a big bowl and it is very flavourful.  Authentic dishes and affordable prices.  I liked the atmosphere as well,  very cozy lots of seating. More...

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Deniz O.

18 October 2014

If you are in the mood for home made healthy food, Chef Abod is the most delicious choice! The prices are way cheaper than what I would pay in downtown. The lamb burger  is one of the best burgers in Canada! Not to mention lamb shank with smokey rice that comes with onions and raisins! Every time I eat at Chef Abod Cafe, my taste buds do the happy dance! More...

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Paige H.

24 September 2013

I'd driven by this place numerous times but it wasn't until my colleagues and I were trying to find a place for lunch this week that we decided to stop in. The restaurant isn't huge but there was only us and one other table at the time. The sever was very attentive but seemed unsure of the menu and had to check on a few menu items and clarify our order twice. The food, however, was fantastic. We each had a lunch special ($9.99). There was a good selection of choices - one of my colleagues got the appetizer plate and said it was fantastic. The other got soup and a wrap. Also stellar reviews. I had the shawarma and house salad. The salad was fresh with a nice homemade vinaigrette and the shawarma was awesome! Not huge, but just the right size for lunch. With our meals also came a cake, that I can't remember the name of, but it was moist and had coconut and was delicious! I can't wait to go back and try more! More...

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Nick Wadey

30 July 2013

Went here on a Groupon, would never have found the place otherwise, being tucked away in the North End!And we'll be back!! There are many Middle-Eastern style restaurants to choose from in HRM, but Chef Abod is right up there!Appetizer plate very flavourful with a couple of items we'd never had before, such as Babaganog, wonderfully smoky. And then the Chicken Shish Taowq, moist tender chicken, not dried out like most other places, and served on some interestingly spiced rice.Didn't have room for dessert, but the selection looks tasty - maybe next time... More...

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Allyson D.

29 April 2013

As is often the case, I'd never heard of Chef Abod until I purchased a Groupon for the restaurant. It's a small but cozy little place in an odd location, and it is absolutely worth your while to check out.My partner and I treated my parents to supper this weekend. The brightly-decorated restaurant was about half full when we arrived, which meant prompt and friendly service. We ordered the minced lamb and hummus, as well as the cheese and beef sambusas, as appetizers - great choices. My parents split the vegetarian special appetizer plate (lots of variety and plenty of pitas) while I ordered the okra lamb stew and my partner had the grilled haddock. My meal was extremely flavorful and loaded with tender okra and lamb. Plates were cleaned very quickly! We couldn't resist ordering desserts - the display case was filled with a variety of them. I had kanafeh, which was a light but highly satisfying choice. The bite of milk pudding I had was also pretty good.After all was said and done, the four of us left quite full and contented on less than $20 apiece. There is no doubt that we'll be returning at some point in the near future. More...

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Tony H.

15 January 2013

There is always a need to find new and exciting places that dont cost and arm and a leg for lunch and still have amazing cuisine. Chef Abod is definitely worth checking out for its diverse menu and great desserts. Especially since they are so handsomely displayed at the front counter when you walk in...The service is prompt and the staff is friendly. Being middle eastern myself I am a pretty good judge of food from this area in general. I started off with the soup of the day which was like a Creamy corn and Chickpeas and potato affair. It was amazing. It tasted very close to home made. Very lush textures and perfect balance of spices.I had the simple chicken pita wrap with the soup. The bread was toasted and the chicken was superb. I wish I had time to try the desserts, they all looked incredible. Especially the KNAFE. and if anyone of you ever been to LEB FEST. this dessert is killer on the tastebuds. BTW this place is supposedly Syrian. But it has similar foods to Lebanese of course being neighbors and such. I will be back for sure. The menu was way too enticing to avoid a second try... More...

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Rob v.

23 July 2012

Just discovered this nice Middle Eastern Ethnic restaurant, near my office.  They even had a Syrian dish on special.  I enjoyed their Beef kabob (served without the stick) on a bed of rice.  The rice had a unique flavour that I think may have been accented with cinnamon - very tasty.  Came with a spicy dipping sauce.They seem to have a very small outside deck (maybe room for 2 o 3 tables only), but this was not operational at lunch time.  Waitress was attentive.Great $10 lunch. More...

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Philip Y.

14 October 2011

Ordered the lamb kebab main course that came with the sides of pilaf rice and salad. Also had a Bourak as an appetizer - was simply amazing. Decor was ok but I wasn't too concern of it as the food was more important to me. Service was good, the staff were nice and the owner was friendly. I would recommend anyone to come over here to try it out. Although it is middle eastern, you shouldn't be mistaken with Greek or Turkish or others. Though they try to have a good spread in their menu, their flair is more to the Arab influenced dishes - so go for those as that's what they are good for. Btw, loved the Backlava pastry. More...

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