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Cafe Nuba

146 East 3rd Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1C8, Canada
(604) 568-6727
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Ranked #1,251 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was excited to visit this new Lebanese place in our neighbourhood. It was a terrible disappointment! I love food from this part of the world, but the dishes served here were sterile and bland and boring! Shish Tawook (chicken skewers) looked like they came out of a nasty diner. The tabouli was decent. Falafels looked tiny and very sad... More

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went here with family. It has a fairly basic, cafeteria look to it when you first enter, but that is quickly dispelled by the warm greeting you receive. There were five of us, so we had to wait a while - not too long, and tables were quickly arranged, and rearranged to fit us in comfortably. They have a... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I recently enjoyed dinner here with friends on a Saturday night. This location is small and casual which I personally love. No reservations so you may want to get there a bit early, it's a busy place. The food is yummy and there are lots of vegetarian options. Service was friendly and the prices are great. I will definitely eat... More

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We heard fabulous things about Nuba, and had just returned from London where we had reasonably priced, fabulous Lebanese food in Kensington. Maybe our expectations were too high. Usually baklava is dripping in honey. But I wouldn't have thought we were served baklava except the waitress told us it was. We shared plates with friends, and were generally happy: chicken... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Have been to this Nuba 3 times now, for lunch. The location is much better than Seymour for parking (also close to Skytrain/bus), and the Waldorf location isn't open for lunch, so this is the default. It's quite busy at peak times, but there is fairly fast turnover so today we didn't have to wait for a table. It clears... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

For fun, a Tuesday night, we decided to try Nuba on East 3rd Ave, close to Main St. It was full! Nice and tandy place, nice decoration and the food, wow! Fresh, tasty, well spiced, good variety, and the service was also very good! It's a very good place!

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