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Nuba - Kitsilano

4.3
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581 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
Lebanese-style taverna in the same space as the legendary Greek restaurant Orestes. Nuba unfolds over multiple levels through small, low-ceilinged nooks, and up and down numerous staircases. Healthy, delicious Mediterranean food served with panache.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 581 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DesireeM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New favourite restaurant! The ambience is romantic and the food was incredible. I love that they have vegan options.

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valeriei
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very covid conscious. Felt very safe eating there. Amazing service and food!

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Melodyborn
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my Najibs special! The server a young Irish lady was professional and attentive.
I absolutely love this location! Broadway. I come back and recommend always!

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Alex
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not the greatest experience, a bit uncomfortable. Waiter seemed a bit uninterested with a bit of eyerolls, but the new waitress training with manager were very nice.

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DeanneN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mezze dishes were served within 10 minutes of ordering which surprised me and my friend.

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NathanielT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was lovely, the music was great, the food was fantastic.

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vipAndreaD
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nuba is always a good dinner out. The staff are helpful and attentive and the food is always excellent. Good distancing and safety happening.

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Shams
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Nice food. The menu could be extended with some moreArab /Middle Eastern dishes.

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GydaC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our visit as we always have over the years and will return FOR SURE!

Bravo to all the staff, so courteous, organized and efficient.

Dinner was DELICIOUS!!

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OlgaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the portions are big, cozy atmosphere, the service is excellent!

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Notnuba
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience4

So many issues. Believe waiter was under influence of something. One of four meals was incorrect. Salmon dish was sent back due to being undercooked. Next piece that came had same issue. Overall very slow service and would not put high on list of restaurants to go back to. Vegan ice cream and cookies was excellent though! Stay safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, great service!

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Samantha
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I love Nuba, but this time we went and our server was too busy for us. I think they may have been short staffed, but we were without water for a very long time.

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diner604
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lunchtime at Nuba was lovely, the tables were well physically distanced so it felt comfortable and safe. The staff were very attentive and friendly. There was a great playlist which provided a nice atmosphere for an afternoon visit. Delicious food. I would highly recommend Nuba!

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robh
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

A very serious problem: The wait staff did not wear their masks correctly. The mask must cover the nose as well as the mouth. As diners we were seated but the wait staff was standing. This meant that all exhalations through the exposed nose were in a perfect position to reach us, and we may have been infected. Remember that some people may be asymptomatic but may still spread the virus. A MASK IS NOT AN ACCESSORY. Because of this, we have decided not to return to Nuba until or unless this problem is corrected.

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Willy
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food is really good but the price is too expensive for the quantities Compare to Nuba mount pleasant. Will probably avoid that one next time was ok but disappointed

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GMan
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very tasty menu items. Everything is good so don't hesitate to try something new.

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tyke
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

the cauliflower was delicious
but the portion of homous with the lunch
platter was not enough

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vipSnake
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good but ultimately mediocre food. We had the large platter which gave us a taste of everything. The baba ghanouj was very good, nice and smokey. The cauliflower with tahini was overcooked and there was very little tahini. The spicy prawns were good.

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MonitaD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great. We were looking forward to the lamb chops in the platter section but it wasn’t in the menu. Hopefully they will put it back! Otherwise the food was delicious as usual. My favorite was the potato and hummus.

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valinda
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great

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FoodieNick
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for my 4 year wedding anniversary during Covid with the wife and I. The budget I had in mind was $100 for drinks, appetizer, and meals along with Vegan options for the wife. I was under budget with everything included which is a win. Only 60-70 bucks which included tip.

The social distancing measures were taken very seriously which gave me ease of mind. The food and service was excellent. I would return here for sure on another big occasion.

The only thing I would suggest is that the restaurant change the horrible carpeted old school looking fabric design on the wall where I was sitting. Just my opinion. Other than that, excellent experience.

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DCandCV
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal at Nuba. Nuba is one of our goto restaurants, the food is always excellent and the service as well.

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HappyDiner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice venue to catch up with friends, good food, good service. Great neighbourhood spot.

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Babs
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, vibrant atmosphere, quick service and personable staff.

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Julia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

The service was horrible! the host said they were full because we didn’t have a reservation. I went on open table booked a table and was able to get in... The service was awful, I won’t be back!

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MarkusF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, appropriately attentive service. It was a busy night and there was mild confusion with orders but everything was quickly rectified.

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JasonA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Shazam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RoseAnnM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

My second time back to this restaurant and location. Food was ok... nothing earthshattering. I remember it was better the first time. Chicken portion was good, but the accompanying vegetables was sparse. The shrimp appetizer was very good.

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HeidiH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nuba is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. I always get La Feast, shared with whoever I'm with. This was my first time at the Kitsilano location, and it has the best ambiance. My friend is celiac and was able to eat with no worries of gluten contamination. The only thing off was the service wasn't as good as Gastown, and they brought all of our food out at the same time as opposed to appetizers first as they usually would.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

So lovely. Great atmosphere and sharing plates so you can enjoy more than one dish. Would go back!

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Sued
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic all around. Only drawback was they asked us to leave at 10pm on a Saturday night because they were closing.

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KathleenR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Like the share plates at Nuba but we booked in advance for a family birthday and weren’t advised a wedding was taking place. Extremely loud, literally could not hear our own conversation, had to point at the menu. Food came to table fairly quickly but was not hot. This also could have been related to the wedding party. No consideration given to other guests that were trying to have their own celebration. Should have shut the place down for private party or at very least notified us when reservation was made

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

The food and our server were both very good, however there was a lady trying to rush us out at the end that wasn’t cool. Also, we didn’t get our OpenTable points and had to contact customer service.

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Exceptional
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was good as was the food. All this was enhanced by the decor and, as odd as it may seem, knowing the hisory of the place, used to be Orestes. It was a bit noisy but that's not all that relevant, I;m old.

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MkH47
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Not this location as the food is not the same as the other location i have been in past

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PatriciaM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome...!...

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TheNeufelds
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I tried Nuba for the first time this weekend. We managed to get a reservation for 5:30, which is a bit early, but we had a show to see and they were all booked up anyway. We later realized they're full booking was no coincidence.

The building was gorgeous! I asked a few staff and they could only say that it was previously a Greek restaurant, however it appeared to have been a house at one time. It's not your normal open area restaurant; there are tables squeezed into all kinds of nooks and crannies. It felt as if we were in a repurposed Mediterranean Villa. The layout made it feel a bit tight which is why I put ambience at four stars, however if you're okay sitting close to those around you it was truly a beautiful building.

Now I am not a food critic so I won't be able to use all the proper terms or even remember exactly what the dishes were called, but I'll try my best. We were really excited to try the three dip appetizer with pita. There was regular hummus, carrot hummus, and beat hummus. All three were delicious. We also ordered the cauliflower even though we weren't expecting to like it. We were caught way off guard by how absolutely amazing it was!! I would recommend it very highly!

We ordered the beef brisket as our entree. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth delicious as were the vegetables and mashed potatoes.

For dessert we ordered chocolate cake and rice pudding. Both were delicious but you definitely have to have a taste for rice pudding, which I do.

The service was great, our waitress was very kind and sweet. The food came and a very timely manner, and they were quick to provide the little extras that we asked for.

As I mentioned earlier, because you're sitting close to your neighbour and it was a full house, it was a bit loud. But I would definitely not let that stop you from trying it out.

As for value two courses at $35 for the dino Vancouver 2020 deal was well worth it.

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vipFrequentFlyer
Vancouver
69 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated, for the second year, our daughter’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was great and the food was delivered so fast. The food was delicious and we were easily able to accommodate gluten free.

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You can order delivery directly from Nuba - Kitsilano using the Order Online button. Nuba - Kitsilano also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 336-1797.

Nuba - Kitsilano is rated 4.3 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

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

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