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Fat Pasha sits adjacent to the railroad tracks on the northern edge of the Annex, in the former home of long-time neighbourhood staple, Indian Rice Factory. Sometimes people will wander in unaware of the business change—certain elements of the old restaurant, like its iconic back patio koi pond, have remained—but it doesn't take long to figure out that there's a new kid on the block.

“The Grateful Dead is always on,” says the restaurant's front-of-house manager Kathleen Shattock as she gestures to the mural behind her, which features a fez-clad figure with a more-than-passing resemblance to Jerry Garcia against a background of iconic Middle Eastern vignettes rendered in a puff of hookah smoke. Another mural on the building's exterior wall shows the same husky fellow parting the red sea.

The mural sums up Fat Pasha's concept: Old-school Middle Eastern cuisine with a rock-and-roll twist.

This particular fusion is personal for owner Anthony Rose, who is both Jewish and a total Deadhead. As Kathleen puts it, his vision for Fat Pasha was to blend creative Middle Eastern culinary stylings reminiscent of Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi with “Jewish grandmother food” such as latkes, lox and brisket.

As for the rock-and-roll? Well, that part just comes naturally. “We like having loud and ruckus atmospheres and having a lot of fun doing what we do,” says Kathleen.

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November 23, 2017

Loved it. This is really worth visiting

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 23, 2017

Superior service, delicious food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 23, 2017

Pricey for what you get. Wine is actually measured out in a 5oz cup, never seen that before.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

November 20, 2017

Everything was great, service exemplary. A bit loud, but not much can be done about that. (I'm becoming a bit hard of hearing as I age, that's all.)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2017

Too crowded, the food wasn't nearly as good as I remembered. The cauliflower was great, though. The server seemed super stressed about which table we chose and then asked us several times if we were ordering more, clearly expecting us to leave right at 8:00 if we weren't. Not a relaxing place to go for a date at all. The food is mostly glorified dips.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

November 17, 2017

Food was fabulous and best ever. Waitress was excellent.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

I love this restaurant! It was our son's birthday and we wanted to relax and have an amazing meal together with family. The service and staff are amazing, the chefs, which we were able to watch prepare meals were masters at their craft. We ordered the hummus (fried chicken yum) cauliflower, brussel sprouts, eggplant, latkes, chicken, lamb shwarma and ended with a lit dessert and a happy birthday, with some very fine voices from the kitchen! (and some delicious boozy cocktails) We will be back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a lovely meal at Fat Pasha. The hummus and brussel sprouts were amazing! Staff was also great. Highly recommended!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2017

Terrific

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 4, 2017

It lived up to the hype. It was a lovely meal & we are already looking forward to going back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 2, 2017

Excellent food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

Hummus and Labneh were great. Lamb Shawarma was solid but not spectacular. Latkes were below average (2 of 4 were overcooked). Recommended but stick with the hummus and dips.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

October 29, 2017

Always great service and food at Fat Pasha, you can never really go wrong!! Suggestion: Only thing to keep in mind is if you’re of the Mediterranean European style of after dinner chats and relaxing, best to reserve on the late shift and not a Saturday 😜! Great place. Always love dining here:)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2017

Loved every last morsel! Definitely going back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2017

Service and atmosphere are great. But the food is disappointing; heavy and overly saucy and/or salty.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

October 23, 2017

Music was a bit loud

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

Delish!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2017

The food is unique and delicious. Wonderful flavours

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

Delicious food and service was very friendly. I wish it wasn’t quite so noisy as we couldn’t really hear one another very well.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

Will def be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

What an amazing place - absolutely DELICIOUS food, great portions, hearty, healthy, family comfort food served in a lovely location (little bit cold by the windows), excellent service although they were busy so perhaps could have used another server (but even despite this our server was very dedicated and attentive on a busy Sunday brunch day).

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

delicious and fresh food. lots of vegetarian options

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2017

Hadn't been in a while... and was reminded that I should visit more regularly! Staff were so attentive! Food was delicious. Super reasonable prices given the size of the dishes. What a gem.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 5, 2017

Danielle and Kevin were our servers for the evening. They were unbelievable. They were attentive, gave good recommendations and incredibly personable. We have been many times and they made it an exceptional experience. The food was amazing as always. Shared plates was the way to go. They were very accommodating with an allergy at the table and still accommodated for everyone else because it was shared plates. It was an amazing experience. A Toronto staple, I’ve been at least 8 or 9 times, which is big in a city of new restaurants popping up all the time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

Food and service was amazing, as per usual!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2017

Excellent service from the staff in celebrating our anniversary. Food was well prepared, delicious and we definitely did not go home hungry. Can't wait to come back to try other dishes!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

I'm middle eastern and I enjoyed the fun way the resturant takes a quirky take on middle eastern food. The service was phenomenal and we had a great time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. The hummus special was outstanding.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

The meal was absolutely amazing. Took my boyfriend who’s from Vancouver to dinner here and he loved it. Food was amazing. He couldn’t believe how good the falafels were and even took them home for his plane ride home. Every meal here has been great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

We waited a while for a table when we made a reservation, but the staff was friendly and asked a couple to move over to accommodat us after we stared to look a little antsy. Food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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Falafel, shakshuka, a whole head of cauliflower and a mint tea. Is there anything that sounds more tantalizing than brunch at Fat Pasha? This Dupont Street establishment has a developed a great rep for serving up one of the city’s best Mediterranean dinners, and the brunch is on point too. The back patio is great for groups, and don’t forget to order a round of labneh for the table to start.

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