Anatoli Souvlaki

4.2
118 reviews
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Greek
Anatoli Souvlaki was opened by Helen & Thomas in the spring of 1984. They had a dream of combining the food of Greece with great service to add some Mediterranean style to the North Vancouver restaurant selection. They opened in the sleepy neighbourhood of lower Lonsdale and lived above the restaurant to ensure the quality and service. They were able to create a North Vancouver staple, a successful thriving restaurant based on faithful patrons and a reputation that has been passed through generations.
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NS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!! Ambience and service tremendous!

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LG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Greek restaurant in north Vancouver ...
Good food, Ok value for money ... something to go back again.

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K
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Guess we are getting old. The Saturday night noise level was so high it was difficult to carry on a conversation. My friend turned his head and his plate with dip still remaining was cleared without being asked. My chicken souvlakia was ok. The rabbit was said to be good. I think the place works on Saturday for the under 30 crowd.

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V
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant on the North Shore. Food is delicious! Comfortable dining space. Service is excellent!!!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, great food, excellent service. Well look forward to the next time. Saturday night a hoot, complete with entertainment.

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TE
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Some of the food was hot and some was cold(on the same plate) the service was excellent. The lighting on the upper floor feels like you are under a spotlight!! But lots energy in the room

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Greek food in the North Shore!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!
Delicious food, great drinks, awesome vibe 👌🏾
Can’t wait to try their new location in Gastown.

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YB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average, my wife didn’t like her salad

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The prawn souvlaki’s we ordered were great however my husband’s roasted chicken was dry and tasteless.

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F
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The new menu items were a treat. Spiery’s service was attentive and professional.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Anatoli's. I ordered the Country Lamb which was amazing as usual!
We were too full to have dessert, but I had a very nice cup of coffee.

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VS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, lots of fun , would recommend to my friends and family 😊

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent Christmas Eve dinner here. Late sitting. Dinner as we always expect - scrumptious. We have been coming here for a long time.

But, now live on Vancouver Island and rarely get over your way.

Would have missed this,opportunity to dine with you.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I both ordered the country lamb and were surprised that it was half the size portions of the restaurant in yaletown. 40 dollars per plate and we both weren't full.

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BK
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great drinks, awesome Happy Hour selection and value. Great restaurant to go to for parties and group gatherings.

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DG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

As a table of 2 we got stuck right at the back which wasn't the best and one of us had to face the very back so I wasn't happy about that. And as 2 ladies we didn't need to be tucked away in a corner.

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place! Loved the food especially the Saganaki! Dessert was very yummy too. The drinks were a bit odd as the mojito didn’t seem to have any mint and it was made with lemon and lime and the Sangria was good but presentation was odd as it came in a regular glass.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant staff!

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H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all were very pleased with everything. Long time but not frequent customers but we will be back. Jim Strand

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AA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Have been there many times over the years. Last 3 times a disappointment. Mostly the food. Country lamb hard to get wrong, but poorly cooked chicken liver appetizers, soggy underdone calmari. Clear kitchen issues. Will try other Greek next time.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

lamb with souvlaki was to die for .... wished I got more roast potatoes. ... my favourite

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AP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday, he kept going off about how amazing their lamb is, so I decided to give it a go, and WOW. Their lamb entre was one, massive, two, delicious, and three, a GREAT value.

We ordered the dip taster as an appy, all three dips were so flavorful and tasty. Their ceasars (the drink, not the salad) was also very tasty, with a delicious blend of spices in the drink itself and garnished with a grilled prawn.

Service was great, ambiance was great, I couldn't have been happy with how the evening went. Thank you Anatolli's restaurant!!

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Way too noisy to be able to have any kind of a conversation. Service was slow. Food was bland and a little underdone. There was a big birthday party which might have affected the quality of food and service. I won’t be going back anytime soon.

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DB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love greek food and had not had really good greek food in years. I really enjoyed the food it was fantastic.

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RG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. The braised lamb shoulder is outstanding.

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AD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The noise level was a bit too much for us, but the food and friendly service were great.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food.
New server was attentive and professional.
We’ll be back!

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We love the food and service at this restaurant but did not like the bellydancer going between the tables with her photographer and especially not the extremely loud and poor quality sound accompanying her. I like belly dancing under different circumstances but not feeling like I might be pulled up onto the dancefloor or made to feel I should be giving money. They have a small stage area which could be used and the music was ear-aching in volume and terrible crackling speakers. Otherwise it was an enjoyable experience in terms of food quality and fantastic service.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always loved Anatoli! Got our fav table and food and service was excellent, as usual.

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SZ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

prawn souvlaki was very good, calamari was okay

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W
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The decor and ambience at Anatoli is always nice, and as we got there early (11:30 am) for our lunch date, it was very quiet which was wonderful. As more people came in of course the noise level increased but was still pleasant. I felt that my meal was not as good as it could have been (the ratatouille was quite dry, and the pita bread was hard). However, the other 3 people enjoyed their meals as far as I could tell. Our server was a new employee and she was very pleasant and did a great job.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great and didn’t have to wait long to get it. The server was friendly

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R
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was lovely. It was a Sunday night so very quiet which impacted atmosphere. Also another server was eating dinner near us while talking on her cell phone and our server seemed to have a friend in the restaurant so while he was very nice he wasn’t very attentive - forgot bread, prawns with order but made up for it by being very nice and apologetic. Would love to come here when it’s busy for more atmosphere.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a very good experience. We went for my husbands birthday. The food was excellent. The ambiance very lively. The belly dancer was a nice touch. Our waiter was excellent. They forgot to put my husbands chicken in the oven but were very apologetic and provided us an appetizer on the house. We would come back and definitely recommend the restaurant to others.

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BK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Our platter was not hot barely warm.. food was flavourless except the Potawatomi. Greek salad was very weak. Mainly cucumbers and green peppers. Disappointing meal. Have had better at Anatoli’s

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PT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I booked through Opentable and advised that it was my husband and I 25th wedding anniversary. When we arrived we we initially shown to a very dark table at the back of the restaurant. As it was a lovely sunny evening we asked 3 times if we could sit at the front of the restaurant. Our waitress was lovely and the food was decent, however slightly disappointed that our special occasion wasn't acknowledged. All the staff were very young, so maybe just a case of inexperience?

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N
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had not been to Anatoli's for a while and back in the day loved going..we made reservations, but it didn't seem to matter. Very slow in taking our orders. Our waiter seemed distracted. Food..just ok. Maybe it's us and we've just outgrown it. I wish them all the best!

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AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid evening with friends over your best wine! The best Greek lamb and freshest spani anywhere. Big thanks to our server Kostas, a very warm soul. We felt so cared for - esp the special needs person in our party. Kostas paid careful attention to him, and patiently deciphered his language. That meant so much.

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