The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

4.4
409 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Greek
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”.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 409 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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SamanthaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent food, however service could have been better.

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Herb
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very flavourful Greek food. Enjoyed the food! Will definitely be back.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate from the vegan menu and were very happy with the quality of the dishes. Server was knowledgeable, friendly. Overall would recommend and will be returning.

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KeyenaK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

The drinks were good and good for appies but the service was nothing to write home about

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Review
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food, although delicious was lukewarm, obviously not freshly prepared. At least microwave it evenly before serving. We could hear how barmen cleaning and wiping wine glasses all night long. Customer service was persistent rather than comfortable.
Would not consider coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best food in yale town

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MelissaW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Greek by Anatoli. The food was delicious.

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vipSunny
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Octopus was too salty but all other food, atmosphere and service were all good.

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vipSandhurst
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had and thoroughly enjoyed the braised rabbit dish.
Also, nice bottle of house red wine which was very reasonable and quite good.

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vipMacdaddy
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You will not find better Greek food outside of Greece. Even better than most in Greece.

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ErinH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I have dined at The Greek before, and had a wonderful experience. This time, it was ok and I likely would not return. I do understand it is a difficult time for restaurants as they navigate the changing requirements by the government during COVID-19, so I do sympathize. Our experience this time felt like something had changed, the ambiance outside was not as nice (I remember a nicer patio) and the set up for guests was just ok.

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vipShannonJ
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Happy they kept their patio open in these latest restrictions! Food was great. Service was good but not very attentive for there being only 5 tables on the whole patio. Seating was comfortable and it was warm. We will go back.

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GillK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was as delicious as always. Love dining at The Greek

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was our first time dining here and we had such a great experience. Such a fun atmosphere and the food was incredible! We will definitely be back for the best happy hour in the city :)

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vipCatherine
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and reasonably priced :)

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SonyaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was excellent. The location is great. Would definitely recommend this to others and I would definitely return.

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SabrinaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place and amazing food! Would recommend to all my friends!

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ElaineB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for eats at a reasonable price. I highly recommend their happy hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
76 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a good Sunday early dinner. Thanks Anatoli The Greek.

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Mali
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Greek by Anatoli is a delicious spot, great ambiance and energy for a dinner out!

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KatB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food, service, and restaurant ambiance were good here, and the value for portion size was excellent. However, the washroom facilities here (which appear to be shared with other businesses in the building) were appalling - garbage strewn about on floors and counters and a gag-inducing odor. Definitely not conducive to a pleasant overall dining experience.

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Gene
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food quality was very good and the portions were huge. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Service was alright.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Did not get to dine in because there was an emergency in the kitchen.

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WRAA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Service? What service? We had five different hostesses/servers help us and never said more than two words at a time. Typical Yaletown I guess.

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James
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is absolutely incredible and easily goes toe to toe with the best of the Greek restaurants that can be found on the Danforth in Toronto.

Great place for a hot date! ;-)

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Wineoclock
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Seat was tight next to the door which is the way to washroom, it was annoying because the lights bother us when people keep passing the door. Except that everything was good enough. Food, services and everything.

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SusanS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I was not impressed with the food and the service is very slow. The restaurant had a lot of people in it and I think they overbooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
76 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a very nice dinner.

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ManoelaL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

It used to be good value for the money. I mean, the food is good but the service was awful. I go there often and I have never been treated in that way. It disappointed me.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved the food and the ambiance

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azman
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food is not good greek, just mediocre. Baklava was soggy and they took it off my bill. Disappointing, will not go there again.

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ShaggyH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food to share. Attentive and professional service. Lovely decor. You won't be disappointed.

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KrishJ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. what more do you need....

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vipWnuks
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. One of our favorites in Vancouver. Look forward to going back

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VictorP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been there for the last four years and the quality of food and staff never disappoints.

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Muni
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, great service and in my neighborhood! Highly recommend.

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NickH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have nothing but good things to say from ambience to service and food. Everything was great and that’s coming from someone with over a decade of industry experience.
Highly recommend!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The zucchini is amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipKeur
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I Have been coming here for a while and have found that every time I go it has gone down hill and the service is terrible. We waited over 45 mins for even one thing we Ordered to come out, when the table next to us had JUST got there and received their first dish in less than five mins ?!!! So as ANY Normal Person would do I go to ask why we haven't even been served Anything that we have ordered from 45 mins ago and I was told Very Rudely that basically I'm in the wrong to think that a table who has been sitting there for 45 mins should have their food before the other table was. So I got sit down and basically lost all my loyalty and Respect for a Place I once enjoyed so much. But I will never be retuning and I refuse to let anyone talk to a PAYING customer like that when I did nothing wrong and was just asking why my table isn't being served and they just sat down and got their food right away. So if you are looking for a relaxing enjoyable place with Good Friendly Service I would Tell you and anyone you know to Stay FAR away from this place as there are tons of Great, Friendly Service Greek Diners to eat all over Davie Street So Don't go here they are BEYOND RUDE.

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Ayda
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my friends celebrated my birthday party. We have so much fun, food was amazing and drinks was very good too. So many choices for food and drinks.

FAQs

The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 979-0700.

The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown is rated 4.4 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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