A recent visit to Nuba had us hoping for great things. Good food, decent prices, respectful service, and an edgy vibe. It did not rate well on all accounts.
This is a popular restaurant, and does not blur the line between hospitality and business. You must be there on time, with the exact number of persons you have booked. Be prepared.
We started with a selection of appetizers. Full marks to the lebanese flatbread topped with spiced ground lamb, and the crispy najib cauliflower. Mouthwatering! But the chicken tawook skewers were a disappointment, very dry and bland. The taboulleh salad was so tart that it overwhelmed the taste of the parsley and tomatoes.
Regarding the main course selection, the duck breast slices were tender and tasty, but oh the lamb kebabs! Unevenly cooked, with some skewers so raw that the blood just ran down when bit. And too tough to chew through. And tasteless. One big unappetizing, horribly cooked mess. We could hardly believe that the same restaurant produced the cauliflower and flatbread.
Including a couple of drinks each, the bill for four of us, with tip, was just under $200. Not horribly expensive, but in the end, too much for the variable quality of the food. We will not return, and hesitate to recommend this restaurant to our friends.
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