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The Greek By Anatoli - Yaletown

4.3
179 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Monday: 11:30pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am – 12:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am
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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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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
What 179 People Are Saying
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4.5
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service
4.0
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4.0
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Was great, like always. Thank you guys, feels like home!

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

This was the loudest Greek restaurant that I have ever been to. Could barely hear myself think over the rock music being pumped in let alone hear the server. Service was good. The food was good too. Not wow but good.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing Greek food! I haven't found anywhere in this city that compares! Wonderful for celiacs and people who love good food! This is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous food with a comfortable tapas family style menu. Music was quite loud but it was definitely lively.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere. We had the Spanakota, Calamari and the Leg of Lamb. All very good. Pitas nice and fresh, Calamari delicious and the Leg of Lamb was among the best we have had. Lemon potatoes were yummy. The restrooms are the only downside I could find....they are shared with other businesses and the door is passcoded, which another patron and I had to struggle with to get it to open.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I can NOT recommend this restaurant simply because of the significant noise level. There is no need to have overly loud music in such a small restaurant, especially when diners have to shout to carry on a conversation.

The food and service were great. Value was good except for the wine prices.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good service and delicious Greek food. Great lunch options.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Super good food. The octopus is a must! Hummous, halloumi and roast lamb were all amazing too. Best Greek food I've had in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time trying Anatoli and loved the ambiance, atmosphere and the food was great. Food is meant to be shared which is really nice. The special of the day was lamb platter combo which was delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The Greek by Anatoli is consistently delicious. Their dips are amazing and a must try. We shared their half chicken which was really tasty and perfect to share between 3 people.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent food, good service and fine price

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Main courses, lamb shank and mousaka, came 10 minutes apart! Mousaka was no charge.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

By far the best Greek food in the Greater Vancouver area. Absolutely fantastic. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was delicious - had the Pidaki Platter (added one lamb chop) and Haloumi Caprese. This was more than enough for two people.

Service was only alright. It was very slow and felt as if the servers had a chip on their shoulder.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good food, well worth the price. Noisy but good ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Outstanding food! Excellent for sharing. Beware portions are quite large...but so tasty you won’t want to leave anything behind!!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best Lamb platter in the city and great value, planning to return many times.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic start to finish!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

great food & service, my date is happy:)

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very douchey but food was good

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The best lamb and saganaki!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food, superb service, and overall a great evening

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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