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About The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

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”. So come and experience the Greek by Anatoli.

1043 Mainland St
Vancouver, BC V6B6P9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Monday: 11:30pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am – 12:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 979-0700

Website:
http://thegreekbyanatoli.com/

Public Transit:
2 blocks North of Yaletown Station on Canada Line

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Romantic (2)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

If you like obnoxious, loud thumping disco music with your Greek food, then this is the restaurant for you. But if you want to dine in peace, then you should avoid this place. More's the pity as the food is actually quite good.

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·Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was just ok. The staff were polite, however in a practically empty restaurant, they didn't seem too fussed about making sure we got everything we ordered. They also didn't give us any pita bread, and we did ask for it.
The portions were on the small/conservative side. Vegetables are cheap, would have liked to see more salad included with the Souvlaki platter.
The other time I visited "The Greek" was for dinner, and the service and food was much better. I would be willing to go back for dinner service again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic start to finish!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

great food & service, my date is happy:)

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very douchey but food was good

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The humus was superb. We have the souvlaki platter for two which was also very, very good. A tasty meal. Pricing was reasonable. Wine list a bit on the expensive side. Nonetheless - we will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I definitely recommend this restaurant I was happy with my lamb dinner.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food with attentive but not intrusive service. Good idea to have reservations.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tapas, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Everything we ate on the menu was fantastic and so tasty!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and great music! But a little loud with the background music

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The best lamb and saganaki!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a great time. We really enjoyed our dinner, and the great service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food taste is good but a little pricey for the amount. It is a Tapas style not your regular Greek restaurant serving style. You always pay more with Tapas style restaurant. Good for medium to less hungry.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Expected Greek music, or music more conducive to dinner, music too loud for dinner conversation. Food good, portions could have been larger for cost value. Excellent service. Tables too close together. Outdoor area looked okay. Not the ambience wanted for friends Birthday get together. Too casual- no Greek ambience. Did not want hockey game on tv. Or should have sat away sodudnt have tv in our direct vision. Was not what I expected. Probably only go for more casual lunch not dinner atmosphere

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food, superb service, and overall a great evening

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just catching up with friends, the service was great and we had a nice time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

we were a party of 6 and our entrees were not serve at the same time and the bread for one of them took a while to arrive. the server wasn't that active as to look at our table so we had to ask for everything.
The food was very good so I suppose that compensated for the poorish service we received.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

What a great find! This is now on our list of places to eat when in Vancouver! Excellent, knowledgeable service and fantastic delicious food! We just loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food wasn’t worth the price and the servers are not dressed appropriately for serving food. The crowd was also terrible and inconsiderate of others around them.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

every time we come to the city we try to eat here. the best greek in the city by far, and the service is CONSISTENTLY phenomenal. my husband and i settled into a cozy table and filled the table with the most delectable dishes. the food came quickly and tasted divine. our waitress was the sweetest girl and accommodated all of our needs. i can't wait to return to the city to dive into another plate of saganaki. thank you greek by anatoli, you never disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent good and speedy service
But stereo was blasting music, like we were in a dance club.
No way to have a conversation without yelling at each other

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I am surprised the food was decent, the only one that didn't met our expectations was the lamb chop. We asked for well done but it came in medium rare, the second one came in so burnt outside while inside still not well done. Other than that the food was good. Service was good and Server was nice.

Ps it was a cold day and they left the door opened. Pls close the door as it's getting too cold.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great atmosphere, sat at the bar. Best Greek salad in vancouver .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was decent, but pricey. Service was lousy. Probably won't return.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our food was excellent and the table service from the wait staff was pleasant and appropriately attentive.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The atmosphere is really good and I think it would be a good spot to sit at the bar and have a couple drinks, but we were there for a dinner celebration and it felt like we were a burden to the servers. They forgot multiple items (which is fine), but when we reminded them that we needed certain things (spoons, sugar & cream, the wine we ordered) they seemed annoyed. The food was average and the Greek salad was overly stylish (why do cucumbers need to be spiraled?). Wouldn't recommend it for dinner, but a good bar in the center of the restaurant with TVs.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a party of four celebrating a birthday. Birthday was never mentioned and our waitress was so disinterested it was disappointing and off-putting. The food was good, but nothing memorable. The platters were big enough for two people which our waitress did point out which was helpful. We enjoyed ourselves and the vibe was good for chatting - music non intrusive which we appreciated. The experience could have been more vibrant if the waitress had been a little more cheerful and interested in the dinner guests dining experience. It was all just a little flat.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Easy on-line reservation, good service, delicious food and satisfying portions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food! Great atmosphere and very trendy restaurant!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

House wine was off but I should have tasted it. They took care of the situation amazingly and offered a replacement.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great place to get together, food portions are good , but very noisy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is incredible and I love the ambiance. The decor is super romantic with the fairy lights and it is a really nice environment. Service was attentive as well!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The only negative was that I ate too much! Love this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Food was average, service was awful and slow, place was crowded and noisy and the places smelled like burning food from the kitchen. Don’t go! Save yourself the agony.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wish we've been asked for the review prior to this time in particular.

Firstly, the manager who always ensured that every table is well served was not present and we believe our negative experience is due to the factor.

We didn't receive what we ordered and it came quiet late as well. But then when we expressed our concern they took away the order and told us they will fix it soon. And instead, our order took forever...

Therefore, as a result it ruined my meal as well because I was not comfortable eating by myself specially considering how hungry we both were as we didn't had our lunch.

Anyways, no one bothered to show any apologetic approach, remorse or compensated in anyway. It just appeared that the server was trying to stay oblivious. Which was very inconsiderate to us. My husband almost lost his appetite for his fav lamb chops. But , who cares...?

We missed the old staff of polite servers who cared.

Now consequently, we are totally put off with the idea of visiting again anytime soon or unless in sometime things change for the better.

Disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good Lebonese cuisine. Did not serve a couple of traditional dishes which you might have expected. All in an excellent restaurant in a vibrant Vancouver BC neighborhood!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Its very loud music for a restaurant! Other than that we enjoyed it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Server ignored our table and when someone flagged down a server to actually tend to us she stopped to stare at us and then walked away without getting what we needed.
Food isn't any better than any other average Greek restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The fumes from the kitchen exhaust are terrible and must be addressed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Too expensive for what they offer
VERY noisy
Service just OK

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