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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vipShed39
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service at a fantastic price! Great spot post events at BC Stadium.

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anneL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

music had too much bass too loud
service slow, not enough staff for number of tables, lots of takeout for kitchen to deal with in tables

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Christine
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant in Yaletown! LOVE the food! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Rachel took good care of us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food quality was not good

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. Great place to have dinner with friends or family . We will be back

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JPM73
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quick service. Never been disappointed.

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vipRochelleC
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Service was fine but certainly not exceptional.

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Nina
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had made a reservation, which was good because it filled up quickly. Service, food and atmosphere were all good! The shared souvlaki platter was a good choice and delicious. The only complaint we would have was that it got extremely noisy because the DJ seemed to have no concept of noise level. We were there with friends and would have liked to not have to shout to be heard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions. Took my beautiful date K out here for lumch.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious chicken & Greek salad!!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

some of the best Greek food we have found for a while. Excellent appetizers and like the family style serving if the main dishes.
Noise level could be muted more (maybe some sound absorbing materials on the walls and music at lower level so people can converse easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was ok, nothing special. The most off-putting thing was the load RAP MUSIC, playing the entire time. So probably should have given a zero for ambiance.

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JoyceC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always the food was excellent, service and ambiance good.

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Mish
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and a joy to visit here!!!
I’ve never had a bad experience and I’ve nothing bad to say. They are always so gracious and accurate with my food allergy modification. The food is so satisfying and DELICIOUS. Best Greek in the lower mainland bar none! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The country lamb was very good as usual. I like that they have now added more veggies to the dish and it is as delicious as ever. I felt the tables were too small and squeezed into the space which made it difficult to enjoy the meal.

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vipBrad
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Music was too loud. More like a bar or nightclub than a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food but took over 30 minutes to arrive

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vipdeano
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are from San Francisco and grew up eating Greek food. The food at The Greek tasted just like home! Will be back on my next visit to Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

VENUE WAS FINE, BUT TO OUR LIKING IT WAS VERY NOISY.

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vipParticularFoodie
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at The Greek. Love their new Happy Hour menu and sitting on the seated patio which is quieter than inside. Service and staff always friendly and helpful. Love their food.

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RJV007
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food the entrees are huge enough to share appetizers are tasty be careful not to over order

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PaolaL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the atmosphere, service outstanding and food was on point, we will be back again!

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Christine
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant! Cute and cozy with some of the best Greek food I’ve ever eaten! Highly recommend a visit :)

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SoniaP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to hang out and have your favourite Greek dishes. Very friendly staff, excellent service, good location and from our vantage point (we sat up top)...really good vibe from the crowd that was coming and going

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LaraO
Waterford
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine! It was my first time trying Greek food and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. The Greek by Anatoli was perfect. I’m already planning my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food but music was too loud in addition to the room clatter. They should turn down the music a bit.

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JasonL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. Only concerns were, tables were a little close and the bathroom outside the establishment with a code lock on the door was a bit inhospitable

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Christian
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went here for a birthday dinner. The service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and ambience ! My favorite Greek restaurant and will definitely keep coming back .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun downtown Yaletown vibe with great food and service. Patio is nice in the warm weather however we were inside this visit and I'd recommend asking for a table against the wall or railing.

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tbbb
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great. Not excellent because we found the chicken souvlakia sort of dry and seemed deep fried or something. Not juicy chunks of marinated chicken, instead dry small pieces squished onto the skewer. Wasn’t awful but different than expected.

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vipAshleyS
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service. Nothing spectacular but we would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was amazing, the food was great and our waiter was super nice!! I recommend the chicken gyro. It’s so good!!!

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PhilippeW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good intentions but cooking quality was just not there. Meat was overcooked, which resulted in dryness. Feels like it's an "OK restaurant" from the 1990's. In 2019 or 2020, I expect much higher quality, cooking-skills wise. That restaurant could be extremely successful if it paid much more attention to the quality of cooking. Why? Because there are not so many Greek restaurants in Yaletown. So, if you get it right, you can be really awesome. Let me know if you get there, then I'll happily come back. Otherwise I'll keep away.

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ChrisW
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place to eat. The Lamb platter is excellent. We had great service and really enjoyed our meal. We have eaten in the Yaletown location and in the Gastown location and both were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch. Thankfully, we were able to sit out on the patio as the music indoors was much too loud for us.

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NeilB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Reservation was made for 5:45 and had drinks at the bar previous to this. Told the front we were all here at 5:45 and were seated. After which for 20 minutes no one came one came around, we went back to the bar to get drinks and then had to go back to tell the front we are looking for service. Aside from that it was a good meal, ambiance and atmosphere.

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Mister9
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good food but one my guests received a rabbit dish which did not contain the ingredients advertised on the menu. The service was friendly but got less efficient as the evening wore on. The noise level from the DJ rendered conversation impossible without shouting although I was told the DJ did not feature earlier in the evening or at all on Monday to Wednesday.

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LeoG
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've read the reviews before going. The recommended choices, such as dried zucchinis as the starter and the lamb main course were great. The other two, calamari and spanakopita, were both below average (I really love spanakopita and can distinguish between good, average, and below average). Overall it's a mixed bag. You will fully enjoy it if selecting from the recommended items, but I would not recommend going beyond that list...

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The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown is rated 4.4 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

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