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Nuba - Gastown, Vancouver, BC

Nuba - Gastown

4.3
4.3
722 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
Here at Nuba, we offer authentic, healthy Lebanese cuisine in harmony and rhythm with modern times. We seek out the freshest ingredients—organic and local when available—and handpick them daily. A large portion of our menu is vegan and gluten free. All meats are halal, non-medicated, and hormone free. Our original recipes have been passed down through several generations, and sincerely nurtured. While the cornerstones of the menu remain unchanged for over a century, many recipes have evolved through time and travel into a beautiful balance of traditional and contemporary cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Lebanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 688-1655
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries about buy outs and private functions, please email nubagastown@gmail.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Cross Street
    Cambie Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

722 Reviews
  1. JuneL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious vegetarian, middle eastern food. I highly recommend Nuba if you've never been before for it's simple menu and great food.

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  2. Kayeon

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh pita, not store bought would have been better. Ginger beer not very fizzy and too sweet. Why was the shish tawook so red? Otherwise, good was pretty good

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  3. Zoky

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive, low quality food and very tardy service... Gratuity is added automatically, so why should they work hard to earn it?

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  4. BraydonJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was that made our experience at Nuba a poor experience. When I arrived she almost bumped onto me. No hello, no excuse me, no apologies, just silence and secretes away. We had a reso but everyone was late. When she came to the table she did tell us any of the special, another server told us after dropping off our drinks. She was awkward, and quiet, she barely came to our table. I can understand feeling overwhelmed with a busy restaurant but all the other tables looked like they were getting proper attention.l. While we had empty plates and glasses on our, everyone else had fresh drinks and food or atleast a clear table to talk over. There was a literal flip of tables while we were there cause her service was so lacking in care and attentiveness. Very disappointed. Food and drinks were incredible tho, but probably won’t come back to that location again.

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  5. GriffinH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The perfect place to take your vegan friends out to dine! A nice variety of flavours, and all reasonably priced. Good suggestions from the server, and attentive service.

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  6. Lind

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool little venue, great service, delicious food!

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  7. CarmenV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered the chicken shawarma. For 28 dollars, the quality was mediocre. The pulled chicken was unseasoned and it had pieces of cartilage mixed. This part really grossed me out but I had to swallow them as I did not want to get my fingers to my mouth to pull them out as I was on a date. I also ordered a kafta on the side and it was 8.75 a piece for one single and tiny 3 inch piece. The flavour was also not there and the meat was almost raw. In terms on ambience, I went on a Saturday at 8:30 pm and it kept getting progressively loud. And towards the end of the date, we couldn’t hear each other. The waitress also got our bills mixed up at the end and I had to e transfer my date the difference. I would not recommend if you’re looking for authentic flavours. If you have a more westernized palate, then this might be the place for you

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  8. cbdn

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying Lebanese food and it was fantastic. Our server was so great. He gave us great recommendations and checked in on us regularly to see how we were enjoying our food. Such a cool location and atmosphere.

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  9. Kkkkkirsty

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good. The food overall has gobe a bit downhill. The veggie mezze sharing plate used to have better variety including olives and Macedonian feta. Not anymore. Feels like they’ve filled it out more with more potatoes and rice. Tasty, but certainly not as good as a few years back

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  10. Scoop

    Manitoba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The hummas was great, the fatoush salad was very disappointing as was the baklava.

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  11. HamishP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Even though we made a reservation 3 days prior, they sat us at the table closest to the kitchen when several other 4 seat tables were available. That didn’t impress.

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  12. OlivierC

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Dirty restaurant Hygiene questionable seen how dirty tables chairs etc are

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  13. Cara

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was fantastic, the service was great, the food was incredible and the entire experience was what we had wanted. Thank you so much!!!

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  14. KINGTUT

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoy Middle Eastern foods. However, the food at Nuba was not as tasty as expected. We had the Sampler Mezza plate. Kofta was good, the shish tawook chicken did not taste authentic, I have tasted better, the prawns were slightly overcooked, the cauliflower was great, but the pita bread was stale. The hummus was good, but tahini was runny. Overall, this is my first visit and I was looking forward to it as I heard from several people that it was good but I was disappointed. Price wise, I thought charging $29.95 per person was a bit steep for what I got.

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  15. Blondie

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Nuba to celebrate our anniversary. Very cute restaurant and the staff are all very friendly. The food was fantastic. We ordered a vegetarian platter and there was quite a selection of appetizers. Also had the baba ganoush and wow, it was the best I had ever had. So smokey tasting. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for something different and very good value for what you get.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible service, partly due to theatre and after work crowd, but mostly because of the server's poor attitude, lack of responsiveness, and poor table maintenance.

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  17. goodGrubs

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok but portions are small and service was rude.

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  18. Derek

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nuba is a classic in Vancouver, never disappoints. The Gastown location especially is a really cool room in a heritage building. Food is delicious, servers are laid back, friendly, and knowledgeable. We were running late for our reso and they were flexible and accommodating. Thanks Nuba!

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  19. Anurag

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I don’t understand why this place is so highly rated. It’s overpriced mediocre food. We got barely any meat on the shish kebab plate. The ambience is decent but it was so loud - kitchen noise and some construction noise from above! The service was also just average. They didn’t even offer us a small dessert for Valentine’s Day and 7 year anniversary. We also had to switch 2 tables because the legs were wobbly. Highly disappointed with this pick.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and very nice dining area. Food is great and the service was wonderful.

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  21. blueandwhite

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the vegetarian sampler - perfect amount of food for two people. The vibe was cozy and fun. The only change I would make is yummier pita (and maybe warm it up too)... other than that, great experience! We will definitely come back for another visit. :)

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  22. PattiJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite places in Vancouver Always friendly, always delicious and affordable.

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  23. EAKtapas

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nuba had tasty middle Eastern food in a funky setting. We had a very fun dinner w friends there. Service was excellent. The food at Nuba would be massively elevated if they had fresh baked Turkish Flatbread, or home made pita. The "grocery store" dry pita did not do the very tasty dips justice

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  24. SimonH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed with our main course. The Chicken Shwarma plate had a small amount of chicken and flavor was bland. Overall were disappointed by the quality of food. The service and ambiance were great though.

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  25. CATS

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite downtown restaurant. The food is excellent.

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  26. SuzanneV

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Corie was amazing. She recommended the perfect amount of food and the perfect items. Everything was delicious. The flavour combinations were amazing. Highly recommend.

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  27. Molly

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service from the lady who waited on us. We enjoyed the alcove seating and were allowed to choose where we wanted to sit. All of our mezzo. Hot snd room temperature. We’re tasty snd well presented. We will recommend Nuba, which we have known for years bit had not been to recently. We will be back. Thank you for keeping the menu authentic, the food simple and the prices approachable. Sincerely M Girvan

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible, and Sierra provided exceptional service!! We had such a lovely time. The pistachio/strawberry ice cream sandwich is an absolute must.

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  29. LaticiaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Fresh tasting ! Delicious drinks. They were out of the lamb so that was disappointing

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  30. MiaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dine out menu was amazing; the servers were kind and respectful. The restaurant overall is a wine. The only little issue we had was that it took a little too long for the food to arrive.

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  31. MikailaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and friendly staff. I had the falafel and it was excellent. There are a lot of vegetarian or vegan options. Everything looked delicious.

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  32. DeeS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, but I was let down by the crafted cocktails. I'd go again.

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  33. Emmad

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food for what are normal Vancouver prices. Only issue was we went at lunch and the service was very slow, multiple items were forgotten, the salad had no dressing on it, etc. Overall nice location, worth it for the food, try to go when it's less busy.

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  34. KateP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always flavorful and fresh. My friends and I always order food to share. Their roasted cauliflower is the best.

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  35. DavidB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely delicious. I went to a few Dine Out restaurants this week, and this was by far the tastiest and also happened to be the cheapest. The portions were really great so you could actually finish all 4 courses without being totally stuffed (but it was still a full-sized dessert!). Attentive staff, great drink selection, food was executed and seasoned well with balanced, rich flavours. Probably the best value meal I've had in Vancouver in years, and in the running for the tastiest (other contenders coating over $100). Slightly loud, but it's downtown. My friend and I were in a quieter corner which helped. Personally, I'd love if the music kept a more Middle Eastern / world music theme all evening!

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  36. SLamirand

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A modern and not overly-fancy spot with delicious food and nice local wine list. Servers are casual and friendly and their dine out menu was superb.

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  37. EmilyS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice vibe in the restaurant but very disappointed that despite booking through the Dine Out website they were not able to let us order off the Dine Out menu because they had run out of ingredients. A very poor look for a restaurant and a dampener on the evening. The food we did get was nice enough but I wouldn’t rush back.

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  38. StaceyE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was great but a bit chilly being by the door. Overall though the food was fantastic and great service.

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  39. DougieG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delight to eat here. The team is outstanding! Can’t wait to try this years done out menu when we don’t have a show to get to :)

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  40. MarisolA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time! The food was on time, great taste.

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Nuba - Gastown is rated 4.3 stars by 722 OpenTable diners.

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207 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Cambie Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Lebanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 688-1655
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries about buy outs and private functions, please email nubagastown@gmail.com
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