Nuba Restaurant
I have heard soo many good things about Nuba and even had a friend that worked there but unfortunately I never paid them a visit until now. My friends Vince, Daniel (El Kartel) and I decided to have dinner together and I thought Daniel was going to pick a taco spot but he recommended Nuba. Vince and I were game since we have not been.

I was expecting to find a small restaurant similiar to their Seymour location but their new space in the old Mouse and Bean is spacious and has a nice and clean atmosphere. Daniel sat down and the chef came out to greet him, the chef fixed up a fantastic appetizer (green pepper stuffed with rice and lamb) for us. In the end we ordered the falafel ($5.00 - secret recipe of organic chickpeas, fava beans, vegetables and spices), roasted potatoes ($3.50 - roasted with olive oil, sumac, herbs and sea salt) , hummus ($5.25 - organic chickpeas blended with garlic, lemon and tahini) and najibs special ($6.00 - crispy cauliflower tossed with lemon and sea salt).

The food was all fantastic. The falafel and the crispy cauliflower were both insane. I couldn't believe how good they were. I will be coming back forsure and hope to have a falafel wrap ($5.25) and walk Gastown on the weekend. I was told that the Lebanese owner was the only one who could make the special recipe falafel and he has to come into the restaurant at 5:00am in to prepare the falafel for the chefs. I guess he doesn't get to go on vacation much.

Nuba offers great food at an excellent price. Go get a falafel wrap to go or sit down and order a few dishes, make sure you get their crispy cauliflower, so good.

207 Hastings Street
Vancouver (The old Mouse and Bean)

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Anonymous said... @ April 23, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Thanks for the post and pix on their new location. I've only been to the one on Seymour and while the food is great there too (love that cauli) it leaves a bit to be desired on atmosphere, which is obviously not an issue in the new space.


Anonymous said... @ August 14, 2009 at 2:26 PM

My family is flying in to Vancouver to celebrate an anniversary. The ages range from 76 to 4 years old. We are looking for good restaurants near the Sutton Place Hotel (downtown off of Robson St.). I have been to many websites and know about the Top 10 list, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions beyond those?
Thanks Mr. Biggs

Debbra said... @ April 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Just had lunch there on Monday. Anyone who thinks they don't like cauliflower (she says, waving hand wildly) must try Nuba's. Prepare to be converted.

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