The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown
Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday/Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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.
Great food. Not so great service
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.
Great service, very high quality and great tasting dishes
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.
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.
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.
Food was excellent. Nice ambiance. Service was not attentive. Still enjoyed the experience and would return.
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.
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!
Dinner with friend I book 6 but we end up 7 person and arrive earlier , we still have a table with good service.
- Good customer service
- Got food fast
- Super polite
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.
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!!!
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.
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?
Great service as always and top notch food.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Was very loud , had chicken skewer the chicken wasn’t great
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!!
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.
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.
I don't eat Greek food that often, but the food was very good. The waitress was friendly and attentive.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Again it really was very noisy
Was great, like always. Thank you guys, feels like home!
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.
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.
Fabulous food with a comfortable tapas family style menu. Music was quite loud but it was definitely lively.
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.
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.
Good service and delicious Greek food. Great lunch options.