The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

4.3
236 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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”.
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: 11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday: 2:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 2:00pm - 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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Neighborhood
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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 236 People Are Saying
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. But very loud and it shares bathroom outside of the restaurant with a bar (ie pretty disgusting)

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FIRE FIRE FIRE POTATOES

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived for dinner just at the end of happy hour and the server suggested to take advantage of the happy menu by stocking up on the bottles of wine. Great idea! Food was amazing and service was superb.

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YK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good and abundant, however the tables were too close to each other making it impossible to walk by or get up to go to the washroom without interrupting the people on the table next to you. Also, it took forever for us to get our food.

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KM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here & an excellent find. Service was incredible & many of the food choices unique and tasty. Will definitely return

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KS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! We went for their taste of yaletown feature. Spoiler: it’s delicious and great value. They really offered highlights from their menu, lots to choose from, but just enough to make you want to come back and try everything. I wish The Greek by Anatoli all of the success so they can continue thriving and I can continue eating there for years to come :)

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m
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great service, great food and nice atmosphere!

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T
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was recommended by a colleague. Nice location and good comfort food. Expected better grilled octopus for a $20 starter, especially in a Greek restaurant. Was good but have had much better for the same price.

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TI
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Most of the meal was good. Unfortunately, the lamb was overcooked.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food! They had a great selection and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

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L
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous cuisine, good service, friendly staff, nice ambience.

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OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from out of town. The food portions were generous and everything was tasty. Everyone enjoyed the souvlaki platter, crispy zucchini and Greek salad. We will dine here again.

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m
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have now been twice and I can't recommend the lamb enough. It truly is outstanding! Also, their house red wine is delicious. You can't buy anywhere but in their restaurant so buy the bottle so you can take what you don't finish home!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I had a bad experience driven by very poor service, missing items from the menu and communication between the kitchen and the waiter. Food isn’t bad.

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LT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food, amazing find and I look forward to my next visit.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Greek was a very good place to have delicious food in a great area. Yaletown is wonderful and provides a vibrant and beautiful neighborhood to walk around. The restaurant is vibrant and modern and is kind of like a farmhouse with a modern update. The food was delicious, although expensive the souvlaki platter was filling and tasted quite fresh. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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G
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Its very noisy and smoky! Service is noting special, We love the food though. Lamb is amazing.

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was lacking - so much that upon even wanting our bill, no one returned to obtain payment- luckily we had cash on us so we could leave in a timely manner. Waiting 20 mins for our server to come back after drink orders were taken- need more staff. Usually has good service but this wasn't up to par to what level I'm use to receiving

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f
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Last Wednesday, my wife and I went the The Greek and were served by Graeme. At first, everything seemed awesome. You were out of 2 beers I wanted, but no big deal. We ordered food and drinks immediately. That was the last time we heard from Graeme for about an hour. Other staff brought our food out, but no one checked on us. We soon ran out of water, then drinks, then food. There were two tables on either side that received regular visits from Graeme, but not us. Eventually, we paid and left. Again, without being asked how things were.

Let me be clear, the food was great! It was ready quick, warm and delicious as always. I just don’t understand why we were ignored. My only guess is that perhaps because we’re younger, he assumed we wouldn’t tip as well. Our well dressed, older guests on either sides has no problem being taken care of.

I’ve honestly never experienced being ignored for an hour before. I contacted the restaurant, and a few days later I did receive an apology but so far, no explanation.

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j
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took a while to get our seats, and were accidentally overcharged for our cocktails (they happily fixed this), but the food itself was, on the whole, quite delicious.

Our roast lamb, saganaki and halloumi salad were all executed expertly.

The rabbit kalamkia was supposed to have feta cheese in it but almost certainly had blue cheese in it by mistake. Don’t think they believed us, but no other way to explain the odd flavour.

On the whole, would definitely go back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked our reservation for 10:45, as that was the latest time slot option given to us, but after arriving to the restaurant we were informed that they close their kitchen 45 mins before our reservation time!

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n
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place used to be one of our favourites. No longer. What’s with the heavy and loud rap music at a Greek restaurant? It was awful, it never stopped for the whole meal and I left with a headache.

We were the only two diners in the place since we were having an early dinner but the staff were more engaged in chatting and getting their “side work” done than attending to us. I stood by the door with my credit card in my hand to try and signal we were finished.

The hummus was amazing as it always has been. But the souvlaki platter was a genuine disappointment. Odd seasoning - didn’t seem to be that Greek - is there somebody new in the kitchen? Greek potatoes should be moist and lemon/vinegary. Ours were boiled and burnt.

The meal could be summarized as the doggie bag was big. But this time, unfortunately, it was for the dogs.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Pricey for the amount of food. Not accomodating to people with allergies therefore there are limited choices. I 've had better Greek food and much better service.

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NT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good vibe and patio but expensive for the food and service. Food is average, Greek salad is rhe standout. Drinks are on the higher end but happy hour is decent.

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j
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Not so great service

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MC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very high quality and great tasting dishes

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BM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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AW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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

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AL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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W
Naples
47 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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k
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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NS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

- Good customer service
- Got food fast
- Super polite

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K
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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YM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CE
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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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j
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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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