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.
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Brunch/Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm/4:30pm
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.
Parking on West Broadway near Nuba Kitsilano is available at a street parking rate of $2 per hour. There is some free parking in the residential areas behind the restaurant on and around 10th Avenue West.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Kaya Hayes: 6043361797x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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
This is a surprisingly large and popular ...
This is a surprisingly large and popular restaurant, but you'll want to reserve to ensure you get in; we went at 6 PM on a rainy Thursday night, and people phoning for reservations for two were being told they'd have to wait until 8 PM to ensure seating. Very good Mediterranean food, with a good list of vegetarian food. For a quieter meal, ask to be seated in the upstairs area; it's set up as a number of small areas and semi-private rooms, as opposed to the main floor, which is one big room. Service was prompt (almost too prompt; the mains arrived before we could complete our appetizers), friendly and efficient. Reasonable value, and we appreciated that they have several wines available in carafe size, rather than having to order a full bottle, which is a little too much when driving. Overall a pleasant experience.
We always have a lovely time at Nuba! Th ...
We always have a lovely time at Nuba! The service is always great. Laid-back atmosphere, cozy, and great food. The 'feasts' are great value for money and always leave us stuffed. The cuisine is unlike any other you'll find elsewhere in Vancouver. There are great options for vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike. Always a great place to visit with friends, family or partners. Thanks again for another lovely visit. :-)
The service was very good, good choice o ...
The service was very good, good choice of beer, food was unusual but very tasty, particularly the Lamb and Cauliflower appetizers. Would go again and also recommend, especially if you have a vegetarian in you group.
The dining room is intimate and subdued, ...
The dining room is intimate and subdued, The service friendly and attentive. The meal, Mediterranean comfort food prepared with fresh ingredients is flavourful and nicely presented. Someone in Tye kitchen has a passion for fine cooking. We shared 'The Feast' which starts with a large plate covered in hummous, babaganouch (eggplant dip), homemade red sauerkraut and tabbouleh (parsley tomato salad with scallions and bulgur), served with whole wheat pita for dipping. The second platter has a vegan chickpea stew, fresh falafel, fried cauliflower, Mjadra (organic green lentils and rice with onions and jalapeño, served with avocado and caramelized onions), mixed olives, and a fresh salad of greens, tomato, cucumber and creamy chunks of Macedonian feta cheese. Sides of homemade green spicy sauce, tahini and tzaziki are lovely. Could be enough for 3 with light appetites! The table is quite full with so many delicious flavours.
Wine list is good, water glasses refilled promptly without asking. Chairs are more comfortable than they look, although an hour dining is enough with the wooden backs. Staff is quick to follow up checking that everything is the way you like it, and happy to bring more pita. Bathroom could use some updating and maintenance, but adequate.
This location is quieter and less cramped than Gastown where the mirrored walls bounce conversations amongst the close tables. The long awaited move of the fast food shop on Seymour to larger premises around the corner on Davie Street is still pending.
Metered parking in Broadway and side streets easy to find. 99 Express bus stops 3 blocks away at Macdonald Street.
This is my favourite restaurant in Vanco ...
This is my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. The food is unusual - broadly Middle Eastern, and very eclectic -- and always tasty. Meals can be tapas-style, with many small plates, or a single main dish can be ordered. The staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. Superb place!
I was very surprised when the waiter sai ...
I was very surprised when the waiter said my lunch meal was paid for, because it was my birthday and they could not give me a meal ( from the dinner menu) I requested because they were short staffed in the kitchen. The food is always amazing! I would highly recommend this place. Thank you Nuba you made me feel very special and at home!
I love Nuba's food and I love the buildi ...
I love Nuba's food and I love the building of the Nuba-Kitsilano branch. The only problem, as it seems to be with most restaurants in Vancouver, is poor noise control. It is only natural that customers will chat so the proprietors must invest in noise reduction material for walls and the ceilings (keep in mind that this building used to be a night club some years ago!).
Nuba- Kitsilano has multiple beautiful rooms at the back of the building; they should always use those for large parties, of six or more people.
We have wanted to try Nuba for years & w ...
We have wanted to try Nuba for years & we had high expectations. Unfortunately we found food disappointing, dry chicken skewers, greasy lamb, dessert (cake) was dry. We really expected to love the food but didn't. Service was great!
we ordered many various dishes to share, ...
we ordered many various dishes to share, most were delicious but the the lamb chops (recommended by server) for $30 was not worth it at all! did not taste that great, no sign of any pomegranate there, only 4 tiny mini chops sitting on a bulb of a hummus..and little tabouli :(.
We very much enjoyed our evening at Nuba ...
We very much enjoyed our evening at Nuba.
My only thing was I thought the cauliflower might have been crispier but everything was very tasty. The service was even and discreet. It was also very well priced. Will return.
Nuba for lunch midweek was quiet, which ...
Nuba for lunch midweek was quiet, which made it a great place for chatting with a new friend. The lunch special, lamb cabbage rolls with roast potatoes, salad, hummus and olives, was delicious. Service was good and not intrusive.
Slow service every time I've been here. ...
Slow service every time I've been here. I won't be going back. The last straw for me was this past Saturday. We made a reservation on open table and showed up at our reservation time. There was no one there to greet us at the front door. 5 mins after arriving, when we finally flagged someone down to tell them we had a reservation, they told us all seats were full and it would be a 10-15 min wait. There was another girl who showed up at the same time and also had a reservation. They told her the same thing. It was as if they didn't even realize they had reservations. No apologies, no offer of water while we waited, nothing. Terrible way to treat customers, especially those who have made an effort to book a table in advance. We ended up ordering takeout because the wait for a table was going to be so long. The food has gone downhill too. It's mediocre at best now. I wouldn't waste your time.
Everything was very nice, the food was d ...
Everything was very nice, the food was delicious and our waitress was very friendly. My only suggestion is to always make a reservation even if they have full availability because if you walk in, you won´t get attended ever, you are supposed to but you won´t. My boyfriend and I just walked in the place and decided to make a reservation while waiting because everyone else was entering faster than us and it worked, after we made the reservation at OpenTable, they let us in. :)
Unfortunately the service was lacking. O ...
Unfortunately the service was lacking. Our server was very friendly but we were left on many occasions for lengthy periods of time. We wanted pita with our meal even though we had requested veggies to go along with the dips. We basically finished our dips without any pita when half of our table would have preferred to have pita with it. We were often looking around hoping to get a server's attention. I would say they need more staff working on busy Friday nights.
The rice was undercooked and almost crunchy. The chicken skewers were over cooked and dry for everyone at the table (I have noticed this on more than one occasion at Nuba). I went home with a stomach ache. The najib's special was too greasy--too bad it has to be deep fried. The guest eating the falafel was happy though. I would prefer lamb skewers as an add on instead of one measly lamb popsicle. Even the server said it was not good value.
The margarita was awesome though, so I would perhaps go back just for drinks.
As a frequent Nuba diner, we have not re ...
As a frequent Nuba diner, we have not regularly been to this location. As this was a date night for us, and familiar with the menu, we thought we would check out a different location. Not sure if we will return to this location, although the service was great and the waitress was super friendly, its amazing how 1 fussy child can ruin the dining experience for everyone else.
Nice place - Halal food (but watch for w ...
Nice place - Halal food (but watch for wine added on some plates) - Lunch menu has more options that dinner menu - few plate options in a dinner menu hoped they had more - a bit expensive - good quality and quantity of food
We were a group of five and had a lovely ...
We were a group of five and had a lovely lunch at Nuba in Kitsilano. The staff were wonderful and accommodating and we enjoyed wonderful food. I was the only one who had been to Nuba before, but all the friends at the table really enjoyed it.
Would not go for the sharing menu again. ...
Would not go for the sharing menu again. The presentation wasn't thought out, and the individual skewers looked smaller than appetizers. I had invited some people out here and was quite dissapointed overall. Would not go back to any Nuba.
Great food but marred by a comedy of err ...
Great food but marred by a comedy of errors. Showed up for reservation & they seemed surprised & scrambled to put together a table. Brought a very nice bottle of wine to celebrate birthday, had to remind waitress no corkage fee on Mon night. She broke the cork; had to decant wine. Hummus arrived, then long-g-g- wait. Another waiter came to apologize, as he'd given our order to another table. Kudos for honesty! And they comp'd the meal, which was nice. Maybe next time, will ask if we can open our own wine (this is 3rd time in 2 months a restaurant hasn't been able to open wine without breaking cork-always a very expensive wine. Other 2 times were in another restaurant)
Overall a pleasant experience. Table wa ...
Overall a pleasant experience. Table was ready at time reserved. Was pleasantly surprised (and pleased) to see that a nursing mother was able to feed her baby at the next table without any impolite comments being made. It was nice to see that level of comfort in a neighbourhood restaurant!
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