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“Beware - drinks are expensive, food great!”
Review of Loka

Loka
Ranked #21 of 103 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 15
Description: Loka offers Middle Eastern & Mediterranean inspired food for lunch, dinner or to go. We've created specialty handcrafted cocktails as well as offer a great selection of beer and wine. We look forward to serving you.
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Description: Loka offers Middle Eastern & Mediterranean inspired food for lunch, dinner or to go. We've created specialty handcrafted cocktails as well as offer a great selection of beer and wine. We look forward to serving you.
Reviewed 20 July 2017

$11 lunch specialty drink - hmmmmm, almost could be doubled as a small martini. No deal was found; however, very tasty. Our mistake, should have enquired what the price was.
Falafel was tasty and within price range for a home made wrap. The salad ordered was too expensive, not sure why it would cost more if you didn't want the fillings inside the wrap. That's basically what it was. Service was enjoyable. Seating was nice - right on Baker Street.

Thank evainregina
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Loka Middle Eas... N, General Manager at Loka, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi there - thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your food however sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your cocktail. All of our cocktails contain specialty spirits and upwards on 2 oz. per drink. In Nelson that is a very reasonable price range and we aim to keep our items affordable. Perhaps we can treat you to a drink another time. Thanks for your input.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for healthy fresh food that doesn't break the bank, look no further than this quaint bohemian joint located in the heart of Baker Street! The menu is full of authentic Mediterranean and middle eastern options that also has a fusion feel. The cocktails are superb and so is the golden tea. The staff is helpful and friendly. My favorite menu item Will definitely be back soon.

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Loka several times since it's opening. I'm a big fan of the gyro bowl, haloumi wrap and spice lamb flatbread. The drinks are top notch, with generous pours of dynamic cocktails for refreshment (the Bazaar) and sippers (the Kama Loka). Prices are very reasonable and portions are generous. Service is good, not too busy or crowded. Their No 6 coffee is delicious!

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the "Dodger" Berg of Nelson, B.C., CAN on Canada Day! Great little town, several ethnic choices available, thrilled to find Loka - billed as Mediterranean cuisine, and it is. The pita is house made, the portions are ample, the service is friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, on my visit, the flavor was sorely lacking. And, my mate agreed. We come from an area in the US rich with culinary options, but, eh, Canada has some well known chefs of their own. So, what's up? The hummus on my falafel lacked salt, garlic, and lemon. The pita was under baked, I suspect the grill wasn't hot enough. My mate's chicken dish was under seasoned and needed a vibrant sauce. The good: nice serving of olives with the pita side, falafel perfectly cooked and NOT greasy, fresh, vibrant veggies in my mate's wrap and on my salad. If I heard correctly, new owners or cooks at this place and maybe just haven't found their culinary wings yet. Hope they do soon - the place scores high in location, ambience, and service.

Thank Pamela P
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Love this new gem in town! They've got a great selection of delicious food and yummy drinks (hot/cold/alcoholic/non-alcoholic). The staff are friendly, the service quick, the ambience very comfortable and the portion sizes were big for their affordable cost. Located right in town, you can sit on their patio and people watch or choose a more private table inside. Hands down, Loka is our new favourite place to eat in Nelson! Thank-you, we'll be back :)

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Thank ashleycarine
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