Nuba - Gastown

4.5
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122 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
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.
What 122 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious foods. The platter was great so we don't to decide what to eat. The portion size was perfect.

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vipSweetPea
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was very good; hope they will biranyi to their menu

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Reviewer
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful fresh food and friendly service. Will definitely go again!

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GunjanK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jenny was our server and she was fantastic. She was super attentive and efficient. We had a great time.

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JoanneC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic and large servings. Service was great. Will definitely return!

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was great! Felt very clean, comfortable, and safe :) Would definitely recommend and will be back!

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SamerR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm always constantly impressed with Nuba, from the incredible food to the great service and great management! Last time I came to Nuba with friends, we had a bit of a qualm with the waiter, but the manager resolved everything and was SO kind and professional the entire time. This time, the food came hot and fresh, the service was kind and genuine, and the ambiance is unique and so enjoyable. I've been coming to Nuba for years and definitely will be coming back many times!

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I was there on Friday August 7/2020. Food was good, service was good. Overall very good experience.

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AlexandraC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Mets très savoureux ! Falafels excellents

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TanyaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and fresh, server was very attentive. Definitely going to visit more !

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TheaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Was great food and experience. The drinks were amazing too. We were stuffed.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

The service wasn’t good, they didn’t have lamb that we weren’t warned at the beginning, and that was a reason we came there for. The waitresses ignored some customers at the door and they just left. Talked bad about some people that left after dinner. The overall experience wasn’t nice. And it was our wedding anniversary day:(

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Hong
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Not authentic Lebanese food. Meat is not well marinated and not tender. Salad is average

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vipMelissa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Great food! Restaurant was under staffed so it was hard to get anyone’s attention so we probably spent less than we would have just because we couldn’t get service.

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CarlingB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall the restaurant was a great experience. The food was delicious, the vibe was cool. Service great. However, tables were not spaced out enough during this COVID time. Probably 3 feet between the tables. We were not impressed with that.

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Samantha
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would recommend dimming the lights a bit more to help the ambience, it was strangely bright but otherwise amazing experience! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 2 friends first restaurant meal out since March. They were nervous about going but felt safe and comfortable when we were seated. We had a quiet corner by ourselves, restaurant was very clean, servers were masked and respectful of our space. Food was delicious. It was a lovely lunch.

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SandraF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy as always and very friendly service from the woman who served me

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The toasted deluxe chicken pita is the best I've ever had! So delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ad usual

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PeterW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service. The lamb is the best but everything is fresh and tasty.

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GregP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food. Love this place! Definitely recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience for my first dine-out since COVID. Very safe and “playing by the rules”. I felt at ease and well taken care of. The food was incredible and fast as always.

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vipannniiee
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed dinner here - the food was fantastic, our server was lovely and it was nice and quiet. The new Covid-dining experience.

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Leon
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A really nice restaurant with lots of tasty gluten-free options and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The mains/entree selection was a little bit small. That is why I only rated four stars overall, and not five. Food and service were both excellent.

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ClaireK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a terrific meal at Nuba Gastown. The ambiance, service and food were all great. Would highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Nuba a few times and I’ve never been disappointed. I love taking friends there for their first experience. They also become lovers of this amazingly flavourful food.

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Local
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great all round!!!! Always solid.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’re so happy we stumbled upon Nuba! (And that we made reservations...the line was out the door the whole night.) This is now a must-go place every time we’re in Vancouver. Le Grande Feast is the perfect variety of flavors at the right price. The service was very attentive. Definitely go if you’re thinking about it!

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StephanieH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious!

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SeanC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visitor. the share plates were amazing but the chicken was even better.

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JMortari
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Super nice people, very good food.

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Alsafa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some menu items need more clarification like the shared plates for an example.

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RichardE
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was pretty good. Additional characters required to complete review.

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RebeccaA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation but was seated right away. Food was excellent. Dine out special menu was great value for money. Staff friendly. Received special accommodations when our dessert order was mixed up. Would definitely go again! Only complaint is wasn’t sure who the staff were, as they was no uniform and they were all dressed so casually lol

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JayC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

My wife and I had high hopes for Nuba as it was recommended by a friend with whom I usually agree when it comes to good food. However, whether it was the Gastown location versus another, a bad night or specific menu items ordered, we were underwhelmed to say the least.

The trade dress in this Lebanese hot spot left everything to be desired. There appeared to be absolutely no effort to decorate the place to be more inviting to the diners in any way. I am not one to be taken in by kitschy displays of bad stereotypical tchotchke, but a little more effort than painting the walls and the ceiling a dull beige and some random subway tiles would make it a bit more inviting.

The food was adequate, if not bland. We ordered the trio of Nuba dips which included hummus, mama dallou’ah, and carrot dip with pita. the carrot dip was actually pretty tasty, but the hummus was basically tasteless and the pita was very thin and flimsy. We also ordered the Lamb Hushwie, which was pretty good, but very one dimensional. It was supposed to come with avocado, but it only had 1 thin slice. We also ordered the Halloumi Cheese, which was good, but not enough to really offset the rest of the experience.

The one bright spot was that the staff were pleasant and very attentive. The food came out very quickly and was presented very nicely. I just wish the food lived up to its reputation and expectation.

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vipDavidSaint
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there with my mom from Winnipeg. She loved the vegan options, and I loved the meat options! :)

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RachaelB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Good food, great timing with bringing everything out. Our server was very disinterested, not rude but no welcome or anything. Would go again but would order the sharable tapas options rather than a set main dish.

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erica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it and even got a comp piece of cake for my birthday. Cocktails are so so good and the food is excellent.

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Nuba - Gastown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 688-1655.

Nuba - Gastown is rated 4.5 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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