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Review of Loka

Loka
Ranked #21 of 108 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: US$7 - US$14
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 27 September 2018 via mobile

Just visited for the first time. Great menu options, super wait staff and lovely, unique environment. Enjoyed my falafel wrap very much. Will certainly return.

Thank AbbyJacob
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

The food here is unique to Nelson, a wonderful collection of middle eastern dishes,beautifully presented with flavours your mouth has probably never experienced before. I have eaten there 3 times, and cannot rave about this place enough, I tell everyone to try it out, and I work at a competitor restaurant down the street! There is a good selection of small plates suitable for sharing, and larger bowls and dinners for the main course entree. There is an extensive selection of gin based cocktails and martinis, again eclectic and unique. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, lots of cushions, for sensitive bums! Service is very friendly and attentive, with highly knowledgable servers. This is truly the jewel of Nelson, an outstanding addition to dining experiences available in town. If you want to go away from Nelson with something to remember, do not not miss out on a meal here.

Thank PenRes
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Waited 40 minutes for a falafel salad and sharma wrap. Both were served cold so not sure why it took so long, the place wasn't busy. Food was margial and not up to the reviews I had read so I won't go back, there are better places very near by to this one.

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Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

This was our first time dining at this restaurant and our overall experience was a very positive one. The drink menu was unique and the Secret Garden gin drink I ordered was not only visually beautiful, but quite tasty and not too boozy with the gin. Lots of standard Middle Eastern fare, but with a twist. Many of the dishes allowed for ingredients served in a pita or a separate bowl - nice option. We especially liked the pita bread because it was thinner than most and had a nice texture. The dishes that can be shared are quite large and a half size portion is good for 1 person. The Loka salad with couscous, pickled vegetables, preserved lemon, and the fried haloumi cheese was excellent.

We sat outside which was very nice, though the table we had was a little small for all of our food. The chairs are not real comfortable, but there are benches with pillows on them that are better for your back.

If you are looking for food that tastes good, looks good and is creatively inspired, eat at Loka!

Thank Alverda3
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I was happy with the variety if food & drinks but not the size of the portions. Very small, snack sized. Would return for a single drink.

Thank marybM4141AP
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