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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
Everyone has told me about Nuba and when ...
Everyone has told me about Nuba and when we moved into the neighbourhood it was on my list of "must eat here"... it was delicious, our waiter was delightful, the food came out quickly, we just shared plates of appetizer and it was more than enough for us.
Nuba has very interesting Middle Eastern ...
Nuba has very interesting Middle Eastern food but a further selection such as sole (special that night) and different salads. My daughter and I were able to have a good visit as the noise level was not high and service was pretty seemless. We shared some dishes and loved the cauliflower . We also shared hummous, tabouleh salad and my daughter enjoyed the wine. We have been to Nuba previously and would definitely go again.
It was very good.it was primarily geek b ...
It was very good.it was primarily geek but OK for vegetarians.the vegetarian combinationplate was good and more than ample for two with leftovers for lunch the next day.Food was frest, delivered timely and the service was good.
Best falafel and lentil soup I've had in ...
Best falafel and lentil soup I've had in Vancouver
Our server made the occasion - the last ...
Our server made the occasion - the last time, we came, the host was so rude, we left and went to another restaurant. Glad we gave it one more shot. Food was very good - very noisy - exacerbated by a very noisy table behind us.
The waiter who served us was very nice and relatively efficient. The food was very disappointing. We had the platter for 2 that offered a wonderful variety of dishes. The pita bread was just ok, not stale but on the dry side and it tasted like it came from a package from the supermarket. All of the other dishes: eggplant dip, hummus, grilled eggplant, falafel were under seasoned and bland. Middle eastern food is simple, full of both complex and fresh flavours but these dishes were not. The food was by no means terrible but it wasn't very interesting or overly tasty, none of the dishes made me want to make a return visit.
Excellent food, reasonable prices, great ...
Excellent food, reasonable prices, great service, never a disappointment!
Nuba is one of my favorite places to din ...
Nuba is one of my favorite places to dine in Vancouver, I can be assured that the food will always be excellent and the service will be too, have been so many times to introduce friends to Nuba and they all rave about it. The prices are very reasonable and the decor is unique yet simple and fresh. I have always been treated wonderfully and feel like I am getting the value I look for when having a dining out experience which part of is to be served and served well. Highly recommend Nuba for a casual or semi formal dining experience to anyone who wants to be impressed! To top it off there are several options for gluten free and vegetarian diners with the quality of local/ethical sourced food being admirable.
I visited Nuba on Mothers day with my fa ...
I visited Nuba on Mothers day with my family this year. The food was quite authentic and the atmosphere is very nice. Everything we ate was very tasty! The only problem we had was that our server (Hazel B) was very rude and rarely checked in on us. We all ran our of water and frequently ran out of pita and couldn't get her attention as she'd never look at our table. At one point she even started wiping down the table while we were still eating! Lastly, after seeing her tip (which reflected the poor service) she rudely and sarcastically said "Thanks" and immediately walked away. If not for the service than this visit would've been between 4 and 5 stars.
Excellent for groups, esp. with diet restrictions
Lots of sharing dishes. Very friendly for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free dining. Computer billing system is set up to very easily separate bills, etc.
Food was good but not spectacular.
We ordered mezze plate to share and thought it was expensive for what it was. Humus didn't blow us away like we expected in a middle eastern place. The pita was store bought and wasn't warm or special. Cauliflower and lentils were great. We also ordered a beef entree which was ok, the side scalloped potatoes were heavy. I think they need to put more effort in and do more justice to the cuisine.
Very happy dining experience
Went for my daughter's B-day celebration. Food was excellent and service was great. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends. A little pricer than restaurants we normally go to but was worth the money.
Something different for breakfast and br ...
Something different for breakfast and brunch. Very reasonable pricing, extraordinary service.
Nuba is a great place for healthy, light food. There are wonderful options for vegetarians. I love all items on the menu especially the Najib's special. They have great sharing platters. My favorite meal is the beef tenderloin kebabs. Also try the Turkish Coffee if you are interested in a unique coffee experience.
Poor service; really didn't seem to have a clue.
Excellent food and ambiance. Will defs go back and also try their other locations.
Amazing food. We got the Feast platter a ...
Amazing food. We got the Feast platter and my husband added spicy prawns. The dark chocolate quinoa cake for desert. Yum. Wine was reasonably priced and a generous pour. We will be back!
The food was great! The service was plea ...
The food was great! The service was pleasant and friendly. I will totally come back again!
The food was delicious, great vegan options, service was excellent and our server was absolutely charming and helpful. He helped immensely with the wine choice as well. The cauliflower is a must try.
Great Night Out
My wife had been to a different Nuba location for lunch, she loved it so I decided to take her to the Kitsilano location for Valentine's Day. It did not disappoint! We went 'Tapas' style and ordered most of the hot mezze. Everything was delicious and definitely the best prawns we have had since moving from Australia. The hand pressed ginger beer with a shot of rum went down a treat also.
lovely Valentine's Brunch
we visited nuba with a reservation for 11:30 am and were the first people to arrive and staff just coming in. this made the ambiance a little off putting. more so when the server warned us that the table was booked for 1 pm -- basically saying we had to get out by that time. she took it back later but still it felt not so nice seeing we had made a reservation. the food was delicious; the service really good and timely -- not rushed and we enjoyed the experience except for the above-mentioned ambiance and caveat about how long we could stay.
the pistachio desert is a must. Absolutely delicious. Lamb chops was pretty good but not as good as they used to make it at the gas town location. Not sure if they changed the recipe. So glad that everything on the menu is halal. Very friendly and wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be back for a special occasion!
My group and I enjoyed a delicious lunch ...
My group and I enjoyed a delicious lunch. The service was welcoming, friendly and efficient. The dining area was specious and well-appointed. It was a really good choice!
Great atmosphere. Felt like I was at Gre ...
Great atmosphere. Felt like I was at Greece while I was eating. Food was great. Not mind-blowing but definitely great. Serve was awesome as well.
Good food and vibe
I went here with my husband and parents and enjoyed the food & vibe. I would pick a table not so close to the kitchen next time, otherwise would absolutely come again!
losing their touch?
usually a favourite, this visit it was cold, no other customers and food was just OK
Water with cucumber - just the right tem ...
Water with cucumber - just the right temperature to be able to taste the flavour. And to round things off at the end of the meal, special Lebanese coffee - perfectly sweetened and aromatic.
It has it all!
I am never disappointed when I go to Nuba and this was no exception! I had a friend who was here from LA and she loved the food, the ambience and the service! She can't wait to come back! She liked it so much she gave me and my husband a gift certificate because my husband was disappointed that he couldn't make it out!
The food, service, and attention to deta ...
The food, service, and attention to detail by the staff was great. I found them to be accommodating in menu requests as well. I would suggest reserving a table if going during peak hours if you don't want to wait in a line up for a while.
We had a wonderful dinner at Nuba. Thank ...
We had a wonderful dinner at Nuba. Thanks for taking such great care of us.
Customer Service Lacks at Nuba Kitsilano
1. Requested information on a group reservation, was dealing with owner, had two responses, then never heard back again, after doing a follow-up to inquire again, nothing. 2. Went go to to restaurant for brunch, it was just myself, and was refused to be seated as they were training, and even though they had 8 seats available would not offer me a seat at the bar. 3. Sent beef kebab back as it was not cooked to my request (medium rare), it was well done when receiving it, it came back a second time and it was still not cooked properly. Was offered a refund on my food & a new plate of food for free, but declined.
Always a Top Recommendation!
Whenever there is a request for great ideas in Vancouver for food - be it for a birthday, visiting family members, or something new to try - one of my first, and loudly exclaimed, suggestions is Nuba. Nuba Kitsilano is in a great location and has the loveliest atmosphere. Nuba in general has great food and service, but Nuba Kitsilano has a special place in my heart and has an especially excellent customer experience going for it. The quality of food for the price is also fantastic.
Very good restaurant
The food was good and the service was excellent . I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
Tasteless food, bad service, cold, and expensive
I was looking forward to trying Nuba as I'd heard good things about it and I love trying new cuisine. My husband and I had never tried Lebanese food so we decided to give it a go. We ordered the sampler menu thinking that this would be a great way to try a few different things. The starter was a plate with hummus on one side and baba ganoush on the other. It was fine, nothing special. It got a little boring after a few minutes. When the main course arrived (40 minutes later), we realized that the waitress ordered us the vegetarian sampler by default. We wanted the meat sampler and didn't realize there were two! We had told her that it was our first time eating there so it would have been nice if she had clarified. We only realized when she brought out the main course. When the meat sampler arrived (another 40 minutes later), I wished we had kept the vegetarian one. The main course consisted of a few dried up lamb chops, 4 overcooked prawns, dry chicken skewers, and burnt cauliflower. It was a disgrace. I'm not a fussy eater by any means but this food was terrible. The waitress offered us free desert because of the wait but we didn't bother with it. The restaurant was freezing cold so we were eager to leave and get home. With the tip and two drinks each, the bill totaled $110. I was so disappointed. What a waste of money and a waste of a Friday night treat.
Very Friendly. Very Delicious. Good Value !
We love everything about this restauarnt ! We are always greeted by the hostess with a friendly smile and asked how our days going. The waitress was so kind and thoughtful. The food, delicious beyond beleief. We ordered the fatoush salad and homous for starters . Then vegetarian stuffed egg plant. Delicious ! And for desert we ordered the warm quinoa chocolate cake with pistacio ice cream. I'm still dreaming about that desert ! And best of all, my girl friend and I ate very well, even had some wine, and the bill at the end of it was extremely reasonable for the quality of it all ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***
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