Nuba - Kitsilano

4.5
705 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 705 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Catherinev
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food!

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carlag
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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ElaineG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It's been several years since I ate at a Nuba location. The Dine Out festival menu was s little oversubscribed in the restaurant that night and my fairly picky friend was very unhappy about slow service and what she thought was other tables being served ahead of us.

I was more okay with just chatting till main course eventually arrived, but I do think I've had better food of Middle Eastern variety at other places in Vancouver in recent years.

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Arjenv
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal (Le Grand Feast) and really loved the food. Only downside was our table location. Right next to the entrance and every time the door opened (a lot with all the door dash), a cold draft landed on us, resulting having to dine in our jackets and put on a scarf.

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KatrinaL
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Was very quiet when we went. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Thank you!

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Cheeky68
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was good, Food was good - music was loud and repetitive with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin.. 50’s 60’s tunes, not the typical music you hear in a Middle-eastern restaurant.

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Floreins
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good food and excellent service, really enjoyed the free drink for NYE too

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JoseQ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. The only issue is that in the kitchen the cooks were not wearing their mask properly.

JP
JenniferP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Had a reservation for two, we were put at the top of the stairs right next to the speaker and waitres station. When I asked if they could turndown the music they said no. It was so loud that we could hadly talk.

JP
JeffP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The food and choices were terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening, great food and great service. Our server made good recommendations for wine and knew what they were talking about. Enjoyed the feast for 3 and were very happy. Always have a great time at Nuba!

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MikeZ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance, food, wine, and service were perfect across the board.

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Garrett
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were upstairs by the balcony, was a wonderful location. Service was great. Food was wonderful, however suggestion on the sampler dip there is not enough pita to accompany the amount of dip; we had to order more pita. Drinks were delicious but not consistent, as we ordered several rounds of the same drink and each time they were different colours LOL

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IberMagnus
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Lebanese food. I recommend that you skip your lunch to have Nuba’s Le Grand Feast!

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Demir
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Meat was not cooked well. I am not saying it's supposed to be welldone but it was not properly cooked imo.

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vipfoodlover16
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious meal at Nuba's last night. So many wonderful flavours. We were early as we were going to the theatre so I suspect the restaurant would have become much noisier as the evening went on....it's a fun atmosphere though but be warned if you're sensitive to noise. Our only very small criticism is it would be good to have at least one more reasonably priced red and white wine on the menu....a decent house wine perhaps?

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Jaydon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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
5 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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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good, price is a bit up there but overall everything was great

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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.

FAQs

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 705 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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