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Date
Thu, 5/24
Time
8:30 PM

The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

4.3
190 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Thomas Makris, from the Island of Skopelos, fell in love when he met Helen Babalos. They met at Orestes Greek restaurant in 1974, while on a Greek dancing tour of North America. Soon after their marriage, they had a vision to open a place like no other in Vancouver; a Greek restaurant where everyone is family; where everyone receives a consistent experience created by delicious homemade authentic food and impeccable service. In 1984 they opened Anatoli Souvlaki in north Vancouver. In 2011 their sons Alexi and Iani took over the restaurant and early 2015 they expanded on their parents original dream, in a new venture with their cousin Daniel Bergman, Alexi and Iani opened ‘The Greek by Anatoli’ in Yaletown. ‘The Greek by Anatoli’ focuses on small share plates or “mezze”. So come and experience the Greek by Anatoli.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of Operation
Sunday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Monday: 11:30pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am – 12:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am
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Phone number
(604) 979-0700
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
2 blocks North of Yaletown Station on Canada Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 190 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always fantastic.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Was very loud , had chicken skewer the chicken wasn’t great

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Abbey looked after us, and made a great suggestion for mezze-style dinner. Every dish was a taste sensation.

Thanks to Graham for looking after my first Friday night reso at our neighbourhood restaurant, great guy!!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food was very good! Very accommodating, I had made a reservation and seating wasn’t suited for us and a baby, they had accommodated us no problem! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We enjoyed a simple meal of Greek salad (excellent interpretation) and the grilled lamb chops (delicious chubby chops). Can’t wait to go back again with a bigger group so we can share more dishes.
It’s a small and delightful place. Go there.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I don't eat Greek food that often, but the food was very good. The waitress was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Love this restaurant. Food is so flavourful and delicious. I like how they do shared plates. You are able to have a taste of everything. Waitress was great, gave us free ouzo shots for celebrating a bday! Would go again.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Would love to have quieter music and some Greek selections. Food is very good value. I like seating if it is on the patio or at the tables overlooking the restaurant. The others are too close together. Love the family photos. We will be coming back. A great introduction to Greek food, for those who have only ever eaten roast beef.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

It is incomprehensible to me why a restaurant like this, serving up decent Greek fare, would choose to bombard it's clientele with the worst god-awful, pounding, throbbing hip-hop, rap music over dinner. The place must be having an identity crisis - wants to be a nightclub but can't figure out how or perhaps the staff are all cranked up on speed or whatever but this was one of the WORST dining out experiences we have ever had. We could not hear ourselves think, let alone talk with our table-mates. Our server could not hear us and vice-versa. Everything had to be shouted. When we finally asked to have the music turned down, she said "I'll try" and it went down for exactly one song and then was cranked up again. Unbearable. Cross this place off our list permanently.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Second visit here and will be back! Food is so tasty and savoury! Service was excellent and helpful with ordering right amount of sharing plates for everyone. We had a vegetarian guest in our party and he left fully satisfied as well!!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Again it really was very noisy

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Was great, like always. Thank you guys, feels like home!

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

This was the loudest Greek restaurant that I have ever been to. Could barely hear myself think over the rock music being pumped in let alone hear the server. Service was good. The food was good too. Not wow but good.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing Greek food! I haven't found anywhere in this city that compares! Wonderful for celiacs and people who love good food! This is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous food with a comfortable tapas family style menu. Music was quite loud but it was definitely lively.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere. We had the Spanakota, Calamari and the Leg of Lamb. All very good. Pitas nice and fresh, Calamari delicious and the Leg of Lamb was among the best we have had. Lemon potatoes were yummy. The restrooms are the only downside I could find....they are shared with other businesses and the door is passcoded, which another patron and I had to struggle with to get it to open.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I can NOT recommend this restaurant simply because of the significant noise level. There is no need to have overly loud music in such a small restaurant, especially when diners have to shout to carry on a conversation.

The food and service were great. Value was good except for the wine prices.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good service and delicious Greek food. Great lunch options.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Super good food. The octopus is a must! Hummous, halloumi and roast lamb were all amazing too. Best Greek food I've had in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time trying Anatoli and loved the ambiance, atmosphere and the food was great. Food is meant to be shared which is really nice. The special of the day was lamb platter combo which was delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The Greek by Anatoli is consistently delicious. Their dips are amazing and a must try. We shared their half chicken which was really tasty and perfect to share between 3 people.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent food, good service and fine price

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Main courses, lamb shank and mousaka, came 10 minutes apart! Mousaka was no charge.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

By far the best Greek food in the Greater Vancouver area. Absolutely fantastic. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was delicious - had the Pidaki Platter (added one lamb chop) and Haloumi Caprese. This was more than enough for two people.

Service was only alright. It was very slow and felt as if the servers had a chip on their shoulder.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good food, well worth the price. Noisy but good ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Outstanding food! Excellent for sharing. Beware portions are quite large...but so tasty you won’t want to leave anything behind!!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best Lamb platter in the city and great value, planning to return many times.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

If you like obnoxious, loud thumping disco music with your Greek food, then this is the restaurant for you. But if you want to dine in peace, then you should avoid this place. More's the pity as the food is actually quite good.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was just ok. The staff were polite, however in a practically empty restaurant, they didn't seem too fussed about making sure we got everything we ordered. They also didn't give us any pita bread, and we did ask for it.
The portions were on the small/conservative side. Vegetables are cheap, would have liked to see more salad included with the Souvlaki platter.
The other time I visited "The Greek" was for dinner, and the service and food was much better. I would be willing to go back for dinner service again.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic start to finish!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

great food & service, my date is happy:)

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very douchey but food was good

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The humus was superb. We have the souvlaki platter for two which was also very, very good. A tasty meal. Pricing was reasonable. Wine list a bit on the expensive side. Nonetheless - we will be back.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I definitely recommend this restaurant I was happy with my lamb dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food with attentive but not intrusive service. Good idea to have reservations.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Everything we ate on the menu was fantastic and so tasty!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and great music! But a little loud with the background music

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The best lamb and saganaki!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a great time. We really enjoyed our dinner, and the great service.

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