Nuba - Gastown

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CAN$30 and under
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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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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
7 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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GaryW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I enjoyed our visit to Nuba - Gastown. The servers were friendly and the food was fabulous. Will definitely be coming back!

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RichelleW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so lovely and gracious about my food allergy and my parents and husband and I had a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We love it.

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EMDP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We needed a restaurant for before theatre at the Playhouse. This one is convenient for that. We found the atmosphere on a Saturday night to be lively and fun. The service was good and prompt. We enjoyed the Grand Feast as we do like this sort of cuisine and it was plentiful but we couldn't help but think it was somewhat overpriced for what it was. The dishes were well executed, but more or less pretty standard stuff... Overall we were happy though as everything was fresh, flavourful and healthy.

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NitaA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wise, I personally prefer Jamjar, though I found the place in Jamjar to be a bit too small and crowded.. But then ambiance wise, I love Nuba location the one in Kitsilano (by Macdonald and Broadway). .

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Colocally
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great staff and interesting food. Would definitely visit again.

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RoseR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive waitstaff, good value and food was great fun environment and the basement restaurant was nicely lite and has really cool welded design metal security screens.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. It was Our first time at the restaurant. Definitely be back. Service was great

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CoryE
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a wonderful impromptu date night. Food was amazing. We will bring friends back for sure!

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DavidS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Solid middle-eastern inspired meal in cool setting in Gastown Vancouver.

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SophiaM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. My partner and I met here with some friends for the first time and the staff were all lovely. They informed me of what was and was not vegan on a shared vegetarian platter and let us take our time getting through it all. Can't wait to go again (and get even more cauliflower)!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. I look forward to the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, great service! The lighting could be turned up a notch,that's my only criticism.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience! I will be back soon

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Magsy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The waitress didn’t greet us with a hello. She greeted us with what can I get you to drink. Super strange way to introduce yourself. Food was inauthentic and tasted like the exhaust of grill/ broiler they’ve used to cook the chicken. It’s been almost a decade since I’ve been to Nuba but this was not something I’d come to. It seemed to attract many people so some people like it. It wasn’t for me.

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JessicaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great for groups. Excellent, knowledgeable and friendly service!

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Flavorist
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is really great here and the staff are very nice! One thing however is that the ladies washroom needs work - first it was quite dirty. Also it just needs sprucing up with some thing! Lastly, the stall doors are difficult to get by - someone should look at how that can be improved.

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Sean
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic, we ordered 6 share plates and ate tapas style. Love the ambiance and the fresh food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, the two person feast was a perfect amount of food and all of the cocktails we had were delicious. Thank you!

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Tibble
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the flavours were unique and enjoyable.

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SkyeP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so much love the Nuba. Love them even more as I left my water bottle there and they actually kept it for me!

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irinaI
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Given the great reviews that I read, I was expecting really outstanding food, but it was very mediocre. We got the big Feast for two, and it was fine, but certainly not great. But maybe being from the San Francisco area I'm just spoiled :-)

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LeighH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flavourful food! Prompt and courteous service. Start of a lovely evening before going to a pet Fannie at the queen Elizabeth theatre!! Great evening.

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vipdavethegoalie
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great presentation. Very good value.

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Nuba - Gastown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nuba - Gastown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 688-1655.

Nuba - Gastown is rated 4.5 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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