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, 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
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!
Perfect lite meal prior to concert! Naj ...
Perfect lite meal prior to concert! Najib's cauliflower, once again stole the show! Never a disappointment.....tabbouleh salad was perfect pairing! Waitress was delightful, very busy, however, never missed a beat with ensuring everything was good! Always a pleasure to
dine at Nuba!
The restaurant was ok, nothing spectacul ...
The restaurant was ok, nothing spectacular... ethnic but not overwhelmingly different. I ordered the feature appetizer and main; the appetizer was quite small and my main was overcooked and salty. Friends ordered the grand plate for 2... they received more food, but was still probably not really seen as a good 'value'.
The food is very good and different from ...
The food is very good and different from the average restaurant meal. Nice to be able to share (which we did) or have a separate meal. I particularly like the cauliflower, but there are many other choices, mostly with a Middle Eastern flavour. Staff are very friendly and attentive without being at our table constantly. We found Nuba to be good value and we would be glad too go to any of the locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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