The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

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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”.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

excellent food, the lamb was amazing and the platters were almost enough for four with a couple of sides a perfect dinner

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JN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I couldn't finish my moussaka as it was a little too salty

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TL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We made a reservation on the patio. They didn't provide us with on and instead placed us inside and gave a table of 7 the patio table.
Food was expensive for portion sizes and the quality.
Service wasn't great, uninformed staff, slow.

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JW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Let's start with the positives, good location nice decor, our server Maggie was nice. The food was acceptable, calamari good, Souvlaki was well seasoned , the rice was somewhat bland and vegetables varying between over and undercooked. The Moussaka, was good to the taste but somewhat dry in texture. The restaurant was extremely noisy, but that's just our personal tastes. When we ordered Maggie explained to us that they operated a mezze style service and everything comes out as its prepared, we are fine with that however the appetizers came out within 5 to minutes of each other but there was a 30 minuet wait after receipt of my entrée before my wife's turned up, one chap came over to apologize in the interim but to be honest I see this as totally unacceptable.

This is poor kitchen management, in addition there was nothing taken off the bill, as a result I did not tip! And will not return

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I go often but I find the time it takes to take your order and get your first drink takes much longer than most restaurants. Doesn’t seem like anyone is managing the wait staff. This most recent time we actually had to go the host desk and ask for a waitress. That was after 15 minutes of no one showing up at the table. Still love the food.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

service is terrible, they took almost 45 minutes to bring the food and they brought the appetizer with the food, service was the worst never asked for another drink even our glasses were empty and never took the dirty dishes away from our terrible, will never go back!!!!!

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AW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Skewer Platter at $31 was a great value; it includes 4 skewers of protein of your choice, rice, lemon roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables in quantities sufficient to feed two adults following a high protein diet. The beef tenderloin was well worth the additional $1 / skewer and highly recommended! We are visiting Vancouver on an extended stay and shall certainly return.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Patio was awesome! Really enjoyed my time. Service too (from our server and the host that welcomed us) was 10/10. Would definitely come back!

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CS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is authentic and delicious. Great atmosphere and awesome service!

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Music was absolutely terrible. Not only it was hip hop (or rap, whatever), it was a very very bad rap as well. Also it was completely misaligned with the general feel of the place.
Food is fantastic, service is great, but you should change the music, it is not a night club

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J
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The owner of this restaurant has no interest in his patrons. The noise level was way too high. More on a theme of a club. Asked to turn it down and the manager said the owner likes it that way. The owner was sitting at the bar, high on something chatting up a young girl.
Cant have a conversation so certainly not worth the money

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sat on the patio for happy hour on mother's day at 3 pm. Great prices for a happy hour menu.

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NM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown was a solid spot to get some delicious Greek cuisine. Service was good for a Saturday night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good meal! Went during happy hour, which typically has small servings, but we left completely stuffed! Amazing!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I had the Braised rabbit dish with seasonal veggies. The rabbit dish had very little rabbit . Almost all orzo. Veggies were perfect. Very good service from our waitress.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. But I think kitchen got little too busy, they brought one of our mains to another table.
But over all it was pretty good experience.

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Increíble comida, gran sabor, los acompañamientos adecuados, solo un poco acelerado el servicio !!!

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OT
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Hostess was quite terrible but our server was wonderful and made up for the terrible greeting or lack of greeting and service. Food doesn’t taste good as before, but still decent.

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J
Vancouver
93 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good but came out inconsistently with our friends dishes. But nice patio. Good service by Victoria.

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TO
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lively crowd and good food would go again for casual meal in Yaletown. Surprised that they don’t serve Greek coffee.

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k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had great lunch there, good food, good services, and reasonable price. I definitely come back and recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it! The food was delicious and the service went above and beyond!

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LS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful Vancouver spring weather. This is the best Greek restaurant in the city!! Fresh ingredients! Food was delicious! Will definitely be coming back!

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Liked the food. Liked the vibe. Enjoyed our evening.

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TK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service...for us, a treat, as quite pricey.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High energy upbeat environment with great service and delicious food. We ordered the souvlaki platter. Plenty of food for the both of us.

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LV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hello! I have ordered pretty much the same thing, shared platter, every time I go to dinner here because I absolutely love it! However, I have noticed that the chicken skewers have "shrunken". The pieces of chicken used to be bigger. Additionally, the amount of vegetables that come with it. Again, less vegetables. I'd love to know what happened and why this is happening?
Other than that, I love the taste and ambience of this place!

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OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a great time. Reserved and were seated promptly. Came on a Friday night and it was packed with quite a few loud groups having a great time. As a couple we might prefer a quieter week night but it did not detract from our experience much. Ordered several different things and really enjoyed everything with the exception of our souvlaki meats. We tried the beef, pork and chicken in a combo and found the pork and chicken to be overdone and burnt for our taste. Our server was excellent and everything she recommended was fantastic including the house red wine which we really enjoyed. Will definitely be our “go to” for Greek food in the city.

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JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. The music was great and the food was delish. 😊

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food couldn’t ask for more, will be back for sure.

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A
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tables were a little cramped but overall the food was delicious and the server was very friendly.

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent however noise level was unacceptable. With tables stacked on top of each other and music too loud to allow easy conversation, the food and the beverage list became the star. But only one lamb dish!! No lamb souvlaki!? And what about goat? The size of the restaurant makes it an intimate venue and the procedure to make reservations on line was exceptionally easy. Parking was a huge hassle not so much because of the unavailability of spots but because of the irrationality of the parking machine instructions. Perhaps suggestions on other public parking areas near by would be helpful. Still, I'd go back and recommend it to others as the positives out weighted the negatives. Much preferred the experience during Happy Hour earlier on a week night rather than on a bumper date night. on a non-date night

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

Food is so good! Service was lovely! Great ambiance gave me and my girlfriend a great chance to visit and enjoy our meal!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was very poor service our appetizers arrived after one entree was served my husband entree came 15 min-20 min after mine had arrived.I had finished my meal by the time he had gotten his,the server did not seem to have any sense of urgency nor did she care are appetizer had not come out after a half hour of waiting maybe because she neglected to come check in with us? I will say I enjoyed my entree though a wee bit cold due to waiting for my husbands to arrive but finally just started without him his came after I finished! We agreed we will give it another try hopefully getting better service as the food was good. Very unfortunate as we were both looking forward to our night out. I realize Saturdays get busy but checking in with your diners goes a long way and taking responsibility and not making the customers feel bad when they are the ones waiting just short of an hour for food is not cool nothing worse than seeing all the tables getting their apps and entrees when they all were seated a good 30 min after us . Paying the bill was another huge wait .

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night with excellent food! Will definitely come back!

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SA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Too many new staff members on shift + too many errors on orders. AC was blaring so we had to move tables as did the next 2 parties they attempted to seat at the same 4 top. Food was mediocre and wine was only fair. Too noisy and salty. Pass.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the vegetable Mousaka and Roast Lamb. Both excellent. Service was good and attentive. Well worth coming back for another dinner!

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated New Years friends. Always a great dining experience. Delicious food and good atmosphere.

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L
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Birthday dinner. Really enjoyed the food, server great

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RT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had another great meal here. Country lamb and spanakopita

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