The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

4.3
212 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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”.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Wednesday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday/Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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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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Catering
Our platters and family-style menu are perfect for catering! Email us at info@thegreekbyanatoli.com for more information
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
2 blocks North of Yaletown Station on Canada Line
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Entertainment
DJ on Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 212 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We were seated and waiting for the rest of our party to join us but after waiting 10 mins for someone to come by and take our drink orders one of us went to speak to the hostess requesting service at our table. A gentleman came by and apologized and took drink orders. For food, our orders were taken and the food took a while and when it did start to come out - there were long wait times between each persons “meal”. And it is worth noting that as we hadn’t been to the restaurant before, we didn’t realize that some of what we ordered was “tapas” and were looking for the rest of the food to come out. If our server had actually spent a bit of time explaining how things worked, our experience would have been much better. When we went to pay, we had to wait again. And headed to the bar to see if someone can take our payments. As we left, we spoke to the same gentleman who took our drink order and told him that for a Yaletown restaurant the service was below standard. For a group of us who only get a chance to get together once or twice a year and come from as far as Langley - we expect to be treated with mutual respect and courtesy. If our server was having a bad day, she should have given us a heads up. We would respected her more and have empathy as we all had a bad week.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great food. Not so great service

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Excellent dinner. We had a nice table. The meal was family style and the serving staff were helpful in assessing portion sizes for our group. The food was excellent and came out at the right intervals. We weren’t rushed at all to leave after the meal and encouraged to take our time over a complementary shot of ouzo. Fun neighbourhood to wander in as well.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great service, very high quality and great tasting dishes

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We have been long time fans and customers of Anatolis in North Vancouver and thought we’d venture across the bridge to the Greek. The atmosphere is really great and the service was terrific, especially upon receiving a very warm welcome and personal attention from Graham. He knows we are vegan so pointed out the selections that would be suitable for us. He also made us a delicious non alcoholic cocktail that is not on the menu. The food was absolutely delicious. Our friends had a platter that was plentiful and excellent value for the quality and quantity. We had fava beans and mushrooms that were to die for, along with a few other appetizers. I love the concept of this restaurant. A place to come and share various dishes in an upbeat and on trend environment. Thanks for a truly lovely experience. I highly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great experience celebrating my dad's birthday with my sister. The lamb was amazing, and there was so much leftover, great value! Really nice touch when they brought out a dessert with a candle as well. Would definitely come back for another celebration, and maybe with more people next time.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food and service are great. It was my second time in less than a month. The only comment I have is that when I was there the first time for late night dining the music was a little bit too loud.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food was excellent. Nice ambiance. Service was not attentive. Still enjoyed the experience and would return.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We sat on the patio which is one big long table. It was very relaxing and the food was amazing. It comes as a Tapas so you are always eating and it's always fresh and hot. Can't wait to go back the next time we are in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We chose this restaurant because we love Greek food and have few choices back home. We were not disappointed! We tried the Saganaki, Tzatziki with avocado, watermelon and tomato salad and the souvlaki. All were delicious. Music could have been better!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Dinner with friend I book 6 but we end up 7 person and arrive earlier , we still have a table with good service.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

- Good customer service
- Got food fast
- Super polite

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The food was well done but expensive for ‘small/tapas plates’. The service was okay, asked to be seated outside and even thought tables were free, was told it was all booked out. Staff was not very attentive, just down to business and felt rushed. Sat inside, the place is nicely decorated but the choice of music was odd and on a loud side for the place/theme and occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

It was a lovely day and we sat out on the patio...it was just perfect. The service was excellent and the food just super good...will go back again for sure! Thank you Greek by Anatoli!!!

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Brought a person working from out of town on a movie here in Vancouver. We were so smoked out by the poorly ventilated grill and it was a bit chaotic. I used to love this restaurant wont go there again for a very long time.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The service and food was good but the music that began at about 7:30 did not suit the venue. Loud rap - like music in a greek restaurant?

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great service as always and top notch food.

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We’ve been there several times and even hosted my son & daughter in law’s wedding rehearsal dinner there and always loved it. This time the food and service lacked quality. Wine on menu is too young, server forgot some food and didn’t check on us after it was presented, salad was not as fresh and chicken souvlaki dried out. Disappointed overall.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was excellent, the restaurant little bit loud. Servis was okay. She mostly engaged with my boyfriend. Didn't even looked my face or smile. Also we were first table but our food came later than other tables. And asking for 18% of tips little bit much.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food! The souvlaki skewers were very flavorful and tender. I loved the variety of vegetables in the souvlaki platter. Saganaki was also great. I really didn’t enjoy the baklava. Not as flaky as I had hoped for. Otherwise a wonderful place with good service.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Fathers day

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Ambiance is very hip . Music too loud . Lamb platter is very goood . Carb overload . Souvlaki platTeR were aLL ON dryer side spanakopita is good. Calamare is delicious cooked perferct. Keftedes hmm nothing special .

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always fantastic.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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