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Nuba - Kitsilano

4.3
347 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Lebanese
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Healthy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation

Brunch/Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm/4:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 336-1797
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Nuba's Kitsilano location has several private dining options for parties of varying sizes from 12 to 150. Minimum spends apply to all private room bookings. Please get in touch for details.
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Catering
We recommend booking through our Catering department at catering@nuba.ca. We are able to facilitate some large takeout orders during our off hours with 24 hours notice. Please get in touch at 6043361797 for details.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Between Balaclava and Trutch
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Parking Details
Metered parking available on Broadway
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Public Transit
The #9 and #14 stop at West Broadway and Balaclava St both east and westbound. The #99 stops at West Broadway and Alma (6 blocks west of the restaurant) or West Broadway and Macdonald (4 blocks east). The #22 stops at West Broadway and Macdonald (4 blocks east of the restaurant).
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Special Events & Promotions
We book all sorts of special events. Please get in touch for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

This is the second time we have waited to be seated at our reservation time when the restaurant is empty. Waited at the front for 5 minutes at least before being acknowledged, which was a bit off-putting. Then the server wasn't interested in telling us about their specials. After that the service was friendly and not in any way slow. It was a bit perplexing. The food was okay. We really enjoyed the dessert we got though! And the beer!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great middle eastern option. Close to down town Vaccouver and UBC

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great Mediterranean food. Great service. Very tastey dishes. Nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good, fresh, healthy food. Delicious warm pistachio cake.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Love their food pretty consistent

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall, good food and decent service. Some items are priced fairly and others I think are a little high for what you get.
I would recommend that they change their pitas they bring to their table, they are not very good quality-offering a more traditional greek/mediterranean pita would be better.
The portion size of the main meals are a good size. We would dine there again.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our server was so nice and personable and helped with our food recommendations. She kept checking in on us and making sure our water was always filled. Had a great time

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always excellent food, service and atmosphere. We drive for 2 hours to eat here...it's that good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a great meal. Look forward to our next visit.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food was fine and comforting, but our server was a little bit annoying.
It wasn't too noisy and the cocktail choices were pretty good.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was great to have the restaurant open on a late Sunday afternoon. We were a big group and they can accommodate handicapped access. I wish we could have stayed a bit longer but were chased out so the dinner crowd could come in, but at 4:45pm to be asked to leave for a 5:00pm opening when there were only 5 of us left felt a bit paltry. Nevertheless the server was wonderful. We did like the fact the restaurant was open and the food was pretty good.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great night out for the family. Great service and funky atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My date and I had a fabulous meal with extraordinary service and care from our waiter and the host. It is the 2nd time I have eaten there and both have been memorable dining experiences. I will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Friendly and attentive staff who responded quickly when we asked that the volume of the speaker immediately above our table be turned down, and who were able to arrange the bills so that our organization can cover a certain portion. The food and drinks were very good, and it wound up being quite a convivial evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our meal was delicious and the service provided was excellent. Our server explained the menu well and when asked she offered descriptive and accurate details about tapas, wine and entrees.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food and perfect service on Valentine's Day. We had veggie options and decadent desserts made specially for a special day. Beautiful presentation and memorable generous food. Thank you Nuba staff.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Nice and quiet for a lunch get - together of three persons who wanted to chat.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The food was good. Sadly, the coffee machine was broken. Difficult to see the menu as there was no light in the fixture above our table.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, cauliflower appetizer was incredible, large servings with lots of veggies

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2018

we ordered something called "the feast". It contained many different salads, cold and warm.
it was very mediocre and didn't worth the money we paid.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing and VERY accomodating staff with our prank / joke gift for a friends birthday. Really cool building and great food. Perfect for large bookings or a quiet dinner for two!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was excellent. We liked being upstairs as it was a little quieter and we could easily converse with our friends.
I noted on the menu that the beef skewer was “flatiron steak”, however, it did not taste like flatiron to me; and it was dry and somewhat overcooked. I’m wondering if it was not flatiron as usually that cut of beef is moist and tender.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic places, love eating here.
This is my 3rd/4th time at Nuba in Kits, whilst the other locations all look great, the setting and ambience is awesome. I will be returning to this gem of a restaurant.

Brunch menu was amazing also very flavourful.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We made a reservation so we got in straight away and the service was very fast (although it was early, 6pm). We ordered the feast and an extra dish which we shared between 3 people. My daughter is vegan, she was ecstatic with the choices and quality of food, as were we. They even had dealcoholised beer for me. Excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

First time having Lebanese food and it was a delight. Had a double date with us and it was very easy to hear each other with out feeling too crowded in the restaurant. Location is huge and accommodating. Staff was very helpful and nice. Love the food. Would highly recommend this to foodys trying to eat out of their comfort zone

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Really enjoyed

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The overall experience was good. The concerns were that they run out of beef and red wine. Also service slow at times.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Good, good, good. Great value, excellent food.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a group of 6 that were celebrating Christmas and a birthday. Our server, Valerie, was excellent. She made some recommendations for sharing plates and wine and everything was excellent. Nuba is great for a small group and their appies and sharing plates are fantastic.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Our first time to Nuba, an interesting middle eastern decor. Servers were very efficient and knowledgeable, always attentive but not obtrusive. We really enjoyed most of the appetizers and hummus based dishes but unfortunately our variety platter's assorted meats were overcooked and dry. Turkish coffee was delightful.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

I had the vegetarian selection and it lacked in flavour. I have gone to this restaurant before and enjoyed the food.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent food, good service, will eat there again.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We, as a party of four keep coming to Nuba for the third New Year get together. Other than this occasion we as a family come to Nuba very often, with or without reservation, sometimes for take away...

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good. Service was good.
Seemed a little overpriced for the food though.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

• Reserve if you can, as they get really busy anytime of the day
• I like the interior, got some character; huge place; there’s a second floor which is good for parties ;)
• Turkish coffee, if you like black coffee you’ll like this! Otherwise, my friends think adding cream made it better
• Cauliflower lunch plate is awesome! Huge plate, I didn’t even feel bloated and full after I finished my meal
• Good service
• Lamb meals looks good as well
• I find the pita bread just a bit on the drier side
• otherwise, this is one of the healthiest place I’ve been

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Nuba is a place I keep coming back to. We shared "The Feast" intended for two but it was enough for three. Their food is to die for and a go-to if you're looking for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice place with all sorts of alcoves which give you sort of privacy without being shut in a room. It was very noisy as we were on a little balcony overlooking an area that was having a party. We were also beside another small room where there was a party!

The food was ok. Nothing spectacular.
None of it was awful but don’t think I’ll be going back soon.

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We had the delux platter for two amongst the three of us and we had food leftover! The food was tasty, but not enough salt on the lamb popsicles.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The reservation was handled well and we were assigned a good table in the back of the restaurant,which was quieter then the rest of the restaurant.

Service was very good and the server knew the menu well to make recommendations.

The Grand Feast is worth trying as it provides a good sampling of menu items. If that is not enough there are extensive items to please all palates and special needs ( gluten free, vegan etc). Well prepared and presented.

The wine list featured mainly BC wines, although there are some wines from other regions.

The prices are not cheap, but worth it in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We’ve been here four times and have always been delighted. Nuba staff have accommodated both gluten free and vegan dietary needs and delivered no-compromise delicious meals. The staff has always been communicative and knowledgeable. The restaurant has an eclectic yet very interesting layout, and each place that we’ve been seated had a very different feel. Some areas are easier than others to maintain a conversation - it depends on where you are seated. We will definitely be returning and trying their other locations as well.

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