|Cuisine Type |||Lebanese, Mediterranean|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Dancing|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Live Entertainment|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Transit: #2, 22|
|Cross Street |||Pacific Street|
|Tues-Thurs & Sun 5:30PM – 11:00PM, Fri-Sat 5:30PM – 1:00AM|
Profile Last Updated: May 06, 2009
As you step into Mona’s, you’ll notice that things are a bit different. No longer does it seem that are you in Vancouver, but have been transported in the Middle East. The room is cozy and dimly lit, creating a bit of a mysterious atmosphere, supported by romantic spots for couples to dine together in organza tents with semi privacy. World music is always playing and there’s even a subtle waterfall creating more ambiance. Unfortunately, the Nargila (“Hooka Room”) is now closed because of local bylaws.
The healthy menu here comes with the sun-drenched feel of the Mediterranean. Dishes are cooked with fresh ingredients and the chef pays serious attention to cutting back on fat and keeping dishes as healthy as possible. Almost everything is homemade in the kitchen and even frying is done with minimal amounts of vegetable oil. Lean meats are sourced for non-vegetarian dishes and vegetables are always fresh. Traditional dishes include yogurt-kebabs, chick peas and hummus, prawns, chicken and lamb.
Middle Eastern Entertainment
If you decide to visit on a Friday or Saturday evening, you’ll be treated to live entertainment, Middle Eastern-style. Belly dancers wow diners, who munch on Lebanese cuisine and drink the traditional drink Arak (a small glass mixed with water and anise flavoured alcohol). There is also a live DJ to keep things hopping, and diners can sometimes be found getting onto the dance floor themselves. If you have a group of 50 people or more, you can choose between 15 per cent off or a free belly dance show (any night). Note that during the weekends there is a $35 minimum per person charge, as the show is free.