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About Nuba - Kitsilano
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.
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Brunch/Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm/4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00pm
Between Balaclava and Trutch
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We recommend booking through our Catering department at email@example.com. We are able to facilitate some large takeout orders during our off hours with 24 hours notice. Please get in touch at 6043361797 for details.
Metered parking available on Broadway
The #9 and #14 stop at West Broadway and Balaclava St both east and westbound. The #99 stops at West Broadway and Alma (6 blocks west of the restaurant) or West Broadway and Macdonald (4 blocks east). The #22 stops at West Broadway and Macdonald (4 blocks east of the restaurant).
Private Party Facilities:
Nuba's Kitsilano location has several private dining options for parties of varying sizes from 12 to 150. Minimum spends apply to all private room bookings. Please get in touch for details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We book all sorts of special events. Please get in touch for details.
Nuba - Kitsilano Ratings and Reviews
The waitress was great! The location in the restaurant lacked in many ways, mostly ambience. It was also quite cold in the upstairs alcove we got shoved into. Next time I make a reservation at that location I will request the main floor not some back room where no one can see the rest of the restaurant and lost in the back 40
ONLY reviewing for the "Group Menu"
Nuba has a group menu for $27 per person which comes in three courses. I hosted a dinner for eleven and, overall, the food and service was good, but there were some big problems and I would not do a group event here again. I appreciated the manager agreeing to add a table and service was pleasant, but not attentive (water glasses never refilled, went to bar to order pitcher refills, server checked in maybe 3 times during entire meal). The biggest disappointment is in the third course which is the main protein, usually a grilled item, that is ordered from a list of 4-5 items by each person--- it was TINY (one small stick of chicken or a couple prawns, etc.) and embarrassing that such a small item was individually served. It came out after the first course (instead of third as listed on menu) which really was okay as the next (should've been second) course was tasty and plentiful. Not enough to make this a fair value for the dark, cramped table with delayed service (18% included which may explain why) and meager protein.
I showed waitress the dish on picture, she told me it was cauliflower and alfafa,End up it was only five chucks of cauliflower, some green salad, white rice, sour cabbage and hummus. Total ripe off, even a skinny girl with small ape-tide is half full,$14!! Reap off. My sister has beef for $18, just a skewer of four cubes of beef, salad rice and hummus,both hungry and went somewhere for desert. Place was old and run down at the front, not like picture shown, may be a little better if they open the back, a little closer to photo, very disappointing. Will never go back nor recommend my friend. End up I have to pay another $4 to try the alfalfa for a side dish!!
been wanting to try this restaurant for so long and finally had the chance with a much-needed dine out with girlfriends!
the restaurant is beautiful inside, larger than we expected. was cozy, warm and inviting, but because the restaurant is popular and many were dining, it was moderately loud (but did not bother us at all).
our first time there and our server gave us great recommendations to give us a full authentic experience! there was 3 of us and we had the La feast to share - the flavours all accentuated each other perfectly! the cauliflower is a must-try! and we also ordered one of the lamb to have some protein. ended up being plenty of food, though it's suggested that the sharing plates are for 2 people.
a few cocktails and wine later, added a dessert to share and we left very satisfied:)
We ate on the patio here before a show at St James Hall. The restaurant is beautiful and our server was very friendly. We shared a bunch of appetizers, and all of the food was delicious. Unfortunately, the meat dishes (chicken and lamb) took over an hour to come out, so we had to eat them very quickly before heading to the show. I would come here again if I didn't have any time constraints.
Nuba is a great restaurant with good ambience, servers and food! It isn't particularly cheap and the room itself can be a bit warm towards the back in the summer. The variety and freshness of the food was great, though - this is a good addition to the Kits' scene.
This is the old "Orestes" restaurant space and unfortunately nothing has been done since then. It is in great need of a reno! The walls are dirty. There is no air-con., and we were originally seated upstairs, which felt like a sauna! Is this what reservations gets you? After many excuses, we were finally moved downstairs.
We ordered 'Le Petit Feast ' Though the Hummus was okay and Baba Ganoush was really good, the Tabouleh portion was so small it was barely a mouthful. The pita was cold and dry. On a positive note, the stuffed eggplant dish was amazing and the market fish (trout that day) was excellent. The beef on the other hand was hard and dry. We topped it all off with baklava, which I love elsewhere. This one was over sweet and hard - hardly edible.
I came to Nuba on account of having seen reviews on the TV show "You Gotta Eat Here" about a year or so, ago. I was not disappointed in that the food options/choices were good and, the food was well presented and tasty. The waiter we had was very friendly. The wait time however (after our order was placed..) was a tad on the slow side and it was not a particularly packed crowd that evening.
Brought a friend here on their last night in town. I was bummed they elected to order their own main since La Feast is always so good and gives you so much variety. My friend ordered the eggplant dish but seemed a little underwhelmed. I ordered Le Petit Feast and added the Kibbeh, which was incredible. Najib's Special is always outstanding.
Their decor is very tasteful. I would add a special request to sit at one of the tables at the front, especially if it's nice out and their doors are open. They also have an enclosed courtyard which is very charming. We were unfortunately placed at a table immediately in front of the kitchen entrance which left to be desired in terms of ambiance. The server attempted to better accommodate us but special request reservations prevented us from moving.
Loved the food, not even vegetarian, but now... haha maybe I will be. The Eggplant meal was unreal, it was heavy! Exactly what I was looking for, so much flavour. First time even having eggplant 😅 A friend recommended I try it.
Worth the drive, the first time you walk in really takes you back, it's so dynamic and much bigger then you'd think. It's not cramped, you'll find yourself trying to find where the sitting/eating areas even end.
The staff was great, and I will recommend it to any of my friends.
First time at Nuba - came here after hearing great reviews and the reviews do not lie. Had a fantastic time - from the front service to the food - exceptional! Our server was really nice and friendly and service was top notch! As for the food - the lamb was something I will remember for a very long time- it was the best I have had in years! We drove all the way from Richmond - worth the drive. We will be back! Thank you Nuba!
One of our party has severe food allergies and sensitivities. She was treated with great respect. The meals were modified to take these into consideration and she had an absolute feast!
We decided on a tapas style meal and it was amazing. The Cauliflower is a must try dish! For the Baba Ganouj, ask for cucumber instead of the bread, the combination is amazing.
The portions are large so order fewer than you normally would for tapas. We could not even come close to finishing our meal. The prices were exceedingly reasonable and we were surprised how low our final bill was
The only complaint we had was that we were seated in a corner next to a wall and the next table was so close to us that it was actually uncomfortable for conversation, for them and for us. Plus, getting out between the tables after the meal was awkward. That is likely a better spot for a table for 4 instead of two tables for 2.
All in all a great experience with fabulous staff and delicious food.
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