Nuba - Kitsilano

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CAN$30 and under
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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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.
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FF
Vancouver
66 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated, for the second year, our daughter’s birthday.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and the food was delivered so fast. The food was delicious and we were easily able to accommodate gluten free.

M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came for a pre-concert dinner and the food and service was excellent. Our group of six shared small plates and ate a variety of items. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

DG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! Great menu...the Spiced Prawns were perfect. Cozy atmosphere for casual dinner. Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Delicious stuffed zucchini, vegan stew, and hummus.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal with family. We will be back. Location is walking distance from our home.

G
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner at Nuba was great. Service, ambience and food quality were excellent. However the flavours were less intense and less middle eastern than we expected, hence 4 not 5 stars.

MM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice New Year dinner. Perfect place for the event.

JK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the staff and food are amazing. The feast menu makes it easier for a group of 10 of us to decide on the menu instead of picking individual tapa styled dishes.

d
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I booked a table for 5 to celebrate the year end with coworkers and family. We tried most of the signature dishes which were ok. All of the potatoes in each dish were cold? Flavour was minimal, we all expected more from Lebanese food.

f
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us ate here on Thursday evening prior to going to a concert at St. James Hall. Our waiter whose name I regret I don’t remember was excellent...friendly, professional and conscious of our time. We all enjoyed our food choices which were delicious!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All of us were freezing. Felt like the AC was on in the middle of winter. Service was really slow. We couldn't order for a long time. For payment, we just went up to the cashier for faster process. Ambience and decor is really cozy and romantic. Food is always very tasty.

FT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I absolutely loved it. Ambience, food all.was first class! Will be back for sure.

DF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience at Nuba in Kits. I've visited their Gastown location a few times and tried this one out as we needed a booking for a larger group of us. The restaurant was very accommodating in adding an extra table to fit in two extra people on the night with no complaints!

The food was as expected and up to the same good standard as their Gastown location. The guests all enjoyed their array of mezzes and mains with the only "complaint" being there was a lot of hummus with each dish. The drinks did take some time to arrive in the beginning, but the food was quick to be served.

Service was attentive and our server was great! All in all a great night for everyone.

HE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food! We ordered the deluxe feast platter and not only was it a rip off at $34 per person but the food was very poor quality. Based on my experience I suspect the meat skewers were not cooked to order but pre-cooked and warmed up. The cooked food was not hot, juicy nor succulent morsels but dry and lukewarm. Don’t waste your money here. If you like plant based food go to the Acorn, a resto that’s spot on every time!

LH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

L
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nuba is absolutely delicious - go just for the cauliflower!

MH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and attentive service. We really appreciated that our server listened to our feedback about the level of the music, and turned it down.

LJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and good service. Booked a table for a large party and all request/details were adhered to. Thank you Nuba Kitsilano for your awesome work!!

JS
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

A group of friends decided to celebrate our birthdays with brunch at Nuba Kitsilano. The food was good as usual. At the end of the meal, we asked for forks to share two pieces of cake we brought in from Purebread and were politely informed that to have plates and forks for cake would be a charge of $2 each (we declined). I realize that one shouldn't bring outside food into a restaurant, but I haven't come across a policy like this for birthday cake before. Especially in this context, a brunch, where the restaurant wasn't busy and we only wanted forks. We had appetizers, drinks, and full meals each, so the up-charge seemed inconsistent with the level of service we have come to expect from a great restaurant like Nuba.

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely great. We were 3 girls and we ordered the vegetarian feast for 3 and it was almost too much food. Maybe we ate too much naan!
There was quite a long stretch between first and second course of the feast but perhaps we only noticed because we were in a rush to get to the theatre on Granville Island. We should have told our server that ahead of time so our mistake.
The only issue I had with value was the 8 oz glass of Chianti was a little pricey at $24 - next time red wine out of the tap will do as it was about $10 cheaper.

OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got the veggie share platter . Was a great way to taste all the options

K
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were unfamiliar with menu and how best to order for party of 10. I had very little assistance or recommendation from server. We all left starving

SK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Nuba in Kits for a couples night out with friends. Two vegetarians and two meat eaters. We ordered the the Le Feast (vegetarian) and Le Grand Feast (with lamb, prawns, chicken skewers). Great flavours and a lot of food (although the meat eaters felt the meat portions were a bit small), great service and nice atmosphere. Alcoholic drinks are on the expensive side but overall a great evening. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Love this place.

ES
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was divine! The beet dip was sweet and tangy, the hummus was flavorful, and the carrot dip was rich and savory. The lamb dishes were incredible. The rosewater whipped cream was amazing as was the financier. The gluten-free chocolate quinoa cake was astonishing (in a good way). We'll be back!

LR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been exceptionally delicious, each time I have eaten at Nuba. The prices are very reasonable and the service is also top notch.

t
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nuba is a very nice place. The food was excellent! We had a table for 7 and it was difficult for some folks to hear others - a bit disappointing. As it was a family event, we will look elsewhere in the future.

SH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 adults and 3 kids. $415 total bill. But good food

C
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I showed up to the restaurant after having made a reservation with them, and was told that the restaurant was closing in 20 minutes for a private event. Wouldn't recommend.

L
New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nuba was a great place for dinner; it has very inventive (non-traditional) dips and dishes for vegan/vegetarians. I loved everything about the grand feast!

OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious!! Will be back.

SV
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We stumbled on another branch of Nuba (there are 3 or 4 in Vancouver as of this writing). We ended up at this one because... it was available on a Friday night at 7pm. The food is delicious and mostly healthy, the prices are reasonable including drink prices. I had the salmon "fish of the day" - cooked perfectly. My buddy had the beef brisket, which he also enjoyed.

L
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nuba was a great choice for a quiet, healthy lunch where it was possible to have a conversation without yelling at each other. Don't hesitate!

BR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, we ordered the Le Feast (Vegetarian, share platters) and it was incredible. A great sampling of different dishes. The best part however was the desserts.. do your self a favour and leave some room for one, I especially recommend the Pistachio Financier or the Yogurt Ice Cream. I can not speak to their wine/cocktail menu as I stuck to non-alcoholic beverages for the evening, but my husband really enjoyed his Lebanese coffee (which had fig brandy). The decor is beautiful, the lighting is intimate, and service was attentive without making us feel rushed. Overall a very wonderful restaurant for dinner. Its not a cheap date night but we feel it was worth the price.

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Love Lebanese food
Much better options in Vancouver
This restaurant is dark and dank
Our server was uninterested
I would not go back
Great friends so s great night out
But that was in spite of the restaurant
Not because

c
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was perfect, set in back part of restaurant, courtyard with high ceiling. Food delicious: vegan stew, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, prawns, hummus and beet dips, chicken skewers! Eleni went out of her way to make sure our table for 10 was comfortable, enjoyable and spacious! Michelle’s service was spot on as in previous reservation. Friendly, helpful, engaging, really went out of her way to ensure we all had delicious food and a great time celebrating a birthday!

KR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the delicious fresh food. Fantastic vegan, vegetarian options. And the lamb dishes will please any carnivores.

b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Knowledgable wait staff ,friendly and the food fresh clean taste fragrant, best meal we have had in a long time. Tried new things the waitress recommended and were so pleasantly surprised. We came in from Surrey and definitely worth the drive,

M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

weekend lunch strarts at 3pm. Brunch menue is very limited, lunch menu is not much options either. The waitress was nice enough to ask the kitchen to serve lunch for our table an hour early . The quality of the food wasn’t as good either! I got very sick! The restaurant smells a bit like raw meat.

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