Submitted Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 4:30pm [Dine in]
I couldn't agree with the previous post more ("So Disappointing"). We went to this restaurant last night, and it was bad from the time we were seated. We were crammed into a tiny table at the back of the restaurant, and the people surrounding us were so loud that my boyfriend and I couldn't hear one another talk. The prices were slightly above average for Greek food, but we thought the restaurant was worth a try because 1.) we were starving and 2.) because we had already paid for 2 hours of parking in a nearby lot.
We were shocked by the small portions and the overall low quality of the food on our plates. I had the spanikopita plate ($16) - the spanikopita itself was very skimpy and contained little filling, the rice was incredibly bland, as was the Greek salad, and the potatoes and rice portions were very small. I attempted to find our waiter to ask for a lemon wedge for the salad (none was included on my plate), but she didn't stop by until we were nearly finished our meals. My boyfriend order the lamb souvlaki ($20), which was quite undercooked. The last piece of lamb on the skewer was so undercooked and chewy my boyfriend chewed on it for about two minutes and then had to spit it out. We informed our waiter of this, but he just mumbled "sorry" and then went on his way. No offer of reducing our bill for food that we couldn't finish. We have had much better Greek food at less expensive restaurants.
In sum, we will definitely avoid this restaurant in the future, and we recommend that other people avoid it if they are looking for good Greek food.
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Submitted Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:37pm [Dine in]
I went here once a few months ago and the food and value were okay. Decided to try it again recently, and went into the restaurant on two occasions: once at about 9:55pm and once at about 9:40pm (both during the week, I believe). First time, I was told the kitchen was already closed. Second time, at 9:40pm, I was told by the host that he was 'concerned' because the kitchen would be closing in 15 minutes and that we would have to 'hurry up' and order if we wanted to eat.
No hours are posted on the restaurant's front door, and Nuba's website for the Hastings location clearly states they close the restaurant 'late' during the week. In what world is 10pm late??? Perhaps if the restaurant were located in Maple Ridge or Delta, but downtown Vancouver?? Even this website lists the restaurant's closing time as 11pm during the week. Please update your information and stop parading as a trendy, lax restaurant with flexible hours!! You close at a firm 10pm, just like the Pantry, Pizza Hut, IHOP, ABC, etc....
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