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146 3rd Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1C8, Canada
+1 604-568-6727
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific food, good service. Excellent fresh juice blends, which are different each day. Good for a treat.

Thank adurham
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I eat at Nuba a few times a week. The food is fresh, delicious, and healthy. While the service can be iffy sometimes, the food is always well-prepared. The staff is usually able to accommodate special requests. The vegetables are grilled to perfection and the variety of outstanding dishes makes it difficult to decide. That's why the "La Feast" is... More 

Thank RKVancouver
Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Family members who live in town took us here for a late lunch on Sunday. Mediterranean/Lebanese food. Very healthy - no sodas here. Fresh pressed juices and hand-made coffees. Interesting choices. Vegetarian options. Lunch platters were very generous and delicious. All four of us licked our plates clean. Pleasant staff. We will check out the other locations later this month.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Do not be put off by the look of the place (no tablecloths, cafeteria style decor) the food is absolutely delicious and the staff fantastic and friendly. If you want a quieter dinning experience go early, it became very busy and noisy around 7 p.m. Highly recommended neighbourhood gem.

Thank Lesley J
Vancouver, Canada
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Cute local place serving delicious middle eastern food. Nice atmosphere, always seems busy. We had the sharing menu and dishes just arrived, all very tasty. Nothing fussy, just simple fare.

Thank JamesOwen
Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

My wife and I went to Cafe Nuba with a friend. The restaurant has a nice ambience, although we were tucked in an alcove where it was a bit noisy. Food was excellent. We shared some hummus and pita bread. We tried the roasted cauliflower and found it to be delicious. The menu lends itself to sharing and we had... More 

Thank Russ Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

4 of us visited for dinner on Tuesday the 15th. We love Nuba's other locations but hadn't been to this one before. We got the vegetarian share plate, 2 of the yam kibbeh (sp?) special, and lots of the incredible cauliflower!! Our server Terri (sp?) was really fantastic- friendly, easygoing, welcoming, and went out of her way to accommodate our... More 

Thank HS_1111
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

What a find in the industrial area....right across from the wonderful Swiss Bakery you find Cafe Nuba...who knew? Cauliflower Salad, the Beet Salad or the Shawarma!....good atmosphere to sit down and have lunch and easy to hear and talk with friends. Great service and attention given

Thank Truenorthandfree
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food is delicious! The menu is equal parts vegetarian and meat inclusive. The falafel is darn near perfection: crisp outside, not greasy, super tasty. We also had the Mjadra and Najib's Special which were excellent. The carnivorous guest enjoyed the lamb. Service was attentive and friendly. The room is kitschy, retro diner.

Thank nzeggie
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband has been wanting to take me to Nuba for some time now. We were able to be seated right away, which was nice for a Friday evening (tucked in the back). The building itself and décor is a throwback to the mid/late 60's - very cool. We shared 3 plates and it was more than enough for the... More 

Thank 604Steph

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $23
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 3rd Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Southeast False Creek
  • Neighborhood: Southeast False Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-6727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southeast False Creek

Neighborhood Profile
Southeast False Creek
Developed alongside the Vancouver Olympic Village for the 2010 Winter Games, a past fraught with hardship has recently been overcome, and builders are changing the landscape on the ground of Southeast False Creek at a rapid pace. With waterfront dining, ultra-modern facilities, sports stadiums, and a load of greenery, parks, and rest spots built into the ever-changing infrastructure, it's a fast-paced and mutable spot to see Vancouver taking shape and making history. It is especially popular for the casual sportsman, as the Seawall on the water makes for one of the most scenic locations for cycling or roller-blading, jogging or strolling.