Nuba - Kitsilano

4.5
689 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Lebanese
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 689 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Jaydon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The amount of bison was a little underwhelming in my dish and the meat was not very warm. Flavors were good though. Wine was good.

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kikp
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, food quality and presentation, ambience and entire experience deserves 9/5 stars (that is to say-excellent beyond expectations!). The only reason I say 9/5 and not 10/5 is that the music while nice was quite loud which was slightly distracting. But all in all an amazing experience would recommend!

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ChevalierP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is great: good food and excellent service.

I highly recommend the shared platters then you get to taste of a bit of everything.

Should of asked our servers name: a lovely lady from Germany: sehr sympathische und freundlich!

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DivyaP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

great ambience, vibe, food and service! We stayed there until close :)

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KarenK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome flavours! Quick service. Good wine. What more can you ask for !?

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Patw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

My chicken was over cooked otherwise I liked the restaurant.

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DurwinG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a family birthday dinner and the food and service were exceptional. High recommend this Nuba location.

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Djidja
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a great value! We took the Feast and Grand Feast - we got to try a little bit of everything and the portions were generous.

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vipLadyDeniseLevine
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nuba in Kits has an amazing feel to it—like you are in a different country having a fabulous feast. Delicious, flavorful food, excellent service, and great ambiance. So many vegetarian choices as well—wonderful.

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PacificLass
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice ambience, great service, enjoyable food (without being spectacular), happy mood, good check for Covid vaccines. Definitely a good evening.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food. We'll be coming back!

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happydiner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service and value. Will definitely come again!

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KirstenF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and exceptional food! Will definitively be back. Really great atmosphere! THANKS - DANKE :o)

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JoseQ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great staff. 10/10 recommended this location.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and lovely staff! Food was amazing.

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CV1204
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Had a reservation for saturday afternoon. It wasn't too busy but it was a rainy day so that may be a factor. My table was ready and we were seated immediately. I have the chicken skewers lunch plate and it was excellent. Big portions and food was delicious! Flavors were on point. My friends had the lamb lunch plate and both really enjoyed their meal too. Food is really fresh.
Only complaint is server didn't come to check on us and we needed our waters refilled half way into our meal and no one came around.
Overall, I still enjoyed the food and would come back for another visit.

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LisaE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good service! Was busy when we came so had to wait for some of our courses.

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Jojo
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so good! Our waitress was patient and attentive.

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LouisT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Food and atmosphere doesn't work. First time at the Kits location. Lounge-y attitude on a Sunday afternoon/brunch. Even after asking, no understanding of why there's no brunch menu. No juices except orange. Would not go back. Sticking to Gastown.

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JennaP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food at all the Nuba locations is incredible, and the kits location was a surprise for its added touch of ambience.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best place you will ever go too! Every time I go there the food is fresh and flavourful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

It took our server 15 minutes to greet us, and then they came by, took our food and drink order. We never saw them again after. My drink sat empty and we waited almost half an hour for our mains after our appetizer was cleared from the table. Then once we ate, it took them another half hour for I believe a manager to come by the table to check in us, where we then asked for the bill. We have been by this location many other times and never had such a poor experience so this was very disappointing for us. It is worth noting that the restaurant was near empty with only 4 other tables there at the time.

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JuliaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Restaurant was freezing. Had to call the waiter to get help every time and we were the ONLY table.
Fattoush salad was terrible (It’s not that salad at all). Everything else was good.
Overrall, fine but $80 for two people, 4 dishes, 2 desserts. No booze.
Overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

My partner and I requested that our meals come out together as my partner ordered two starters (hot mezzes) and I had ordered a main course.

Within five minutes my partners food arrived at the table, but mine did not. We waited an additional five minutes and with no sign of my food we asked our server would it take long for my food to arrive and we reminded the server that we asked for it to come out TOGETHER.

The server returned back to the table and stated that the kitchen said it would be another 10 minutes for my meal to come. My partner and I agreed that the server clearly did not listen to our request so my partner decided to let her food go cold until mine arrived as she did not wish to eat alone.

Note, the Nuba server did not use any initiative to even suggest taking my partners meal back to the kitchen to keep it warm, or to offer a fresh round of starters to accompany my food.

My food arrived 10 minutes later and we both ate our meals. When we were finished our plates were cleared away from the table and we were essentially ghosted for 30 minutes. We were not asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu, if we wanted to order another drink, if we wanted the bill, nothing.

Eventually I got fed up waiting for service and had to ask another server for my bill. I paid the bill and I refused to give a tip because there was zero incentive for me to financially reward my server/the floor manager.

The server/service was appalling. It was embarrassing for an established restaurant to act in such a way. We remained polite the whole time at Nuba put the server clearly had an issue with us identifying their wrongdoing by not doing what we had clearly asked for.

It was a disappointment and although this restaurant is four blocks from our house we will not be returning.

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MegB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal and very mindful of reservations with kids. Will definitely be back again

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was great!

The rice was undercooked and the pork chops were good but over cooked maybe?

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Anonimato
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Dinner was really good! Service was terrible and ambience was also not awesome. Sad to see the quality go down.

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SamG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and service was excellent! one of our favourite vancouver restaurants.

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Will
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went on a first date and worked out wonderfully given she was vegetarian! Le Feast was delicious, 10/10 would recommend

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SharonD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had not been in a restaurant for quite some time (Covid) and this was a pleasant experinece. Great to see they took the vaccine passport seriously and everyone in the facility was compliant. We had a server-in-training and I totally understand how challenging it is to get staff these days. She was quite nervous but did a great job. My only suggestion is she could perhaps use some behind the scenes training to help build her confidence and get comfortable with things like wine service etc. All in all the food was great, it was wonderful to reconnect with some friends in your establishement and nice to pretend things are like they used to be:)

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RashmiS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the platter which is a variety of dishes. Three of us ate well.

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JLef
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good vegetarian food with a unique ambience. You will most likely leave with leftovers.

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CatherineA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

food good; service very good; excellent tumeric beer (bought some to bring home)

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BethH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived a 6:45 and seated upstairs where it was not crowded. Service was very attentive and the food was fabulous. Would definitely return.

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lyssssx
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and ambiance - very cozy vibe! However, the service was quite slow and the servers were not the most friendly throughout the experience.

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LeonieT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time dining at Nuba Kitsilano, we usually go to the Gastown Nuba. As usual, the food was absolutely excellent. The service was attentive without being intrusive. This dining spot comes highly recommended!

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Tatiana
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, attentive staff. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was amazing! Unfortunately, the kitchen computers were down and therefore our mains arrived at the table at different times. Not a big deal but weird! The staff were lovely and doing their best with this situation.

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mbakola
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nuba is always good, food is great, drinks are great, staff are great. Love coming here :)

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

Nuba - Kitsilano is rated 4.5 stars by 689 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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