Here is a look at the gorgeous new Nuba restaurant, which has grown out of its cozy little cafe across the street into a larger (60+ seats), more well-rounded concept that has taken over the cavernous old Mouse and Bean location in the basement of the Dominion building on West Hastings and Cambie Street.
The design by Scott Cohen, who created the minimalist gems Gastropod and Le Faux Bourgeois, and contracted by Stephan Gagnonis (Fuel, Jules Bistro and Le Faux Bourgeois) is inspired by the modern and independent Beirut of the 1940′s and 50′s when the city was considered by many to be the “Paris of the Middle East,” a thriving intellectual and cultural mecca.
Nuba’s owners have gone through extensive renovations with an intent of restoring the large heritage space to some of its former glory; the Dominion building upon completion in 1910 was known as the “tallest commercial building in the British Empire“.
Much of the painted wood and tile has been stripped to reveal some beautiful woodwork and vintage hardware.
The food is authentic Lebanese cuisine. Simple, fresh, very healthy and flavourful plates that are designed to be shared with friends and family. And a wicked bargain to boot! Take a look at their menus: Lunch | Dinner | Drinks
Taboulleh ~ hand chopped parsley, tomatos, green onions, & burghul in a lemon-mint dressing. $5.50
The owner’s secret falafel recipe of organic chickpeas, fava beans, veggies & spices. $5
Apricots stuffed with pistachios & fresh mint served with sweet labneh cream. $6
Hours of Operation:
11.30 am TO 11:00 pm (Monday through Wednesday)
11:30 am TO 12:00 pm (Thursday through Saturday)
Sunday Vegetarian Brunch (coming soon) Breakfast (coming soon)
B1-207 West Hastings Street | Vancouver
They also have another location on 1206 Seymour Street (on the edge of Yaletown).