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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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June 19, 2017

We waited for over an hour for our food. And it wasn't even busy in the restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

June 17, 2017

So so so amazing. Go! You won't be disappointed

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2017

The Gm was amazing and made this dining experience memorable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2017

Awesome as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2017

What a refreshing change, this restaurant. Had four shared plates between the two of us-what wonderful tasting food. Only one complaint-No Turkish coffee. But their version of cafe American more than made up for the lack of Turkish coffee. Gideon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 8, 2017

FP never disappoints!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2017

All of the servers were great and the food was terrific. I highly recommend it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2017

Nice patio. Lots of hummus-style plates. A bit pricey.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

June 2, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Service was friendly, welcoming and had great meal suggestions. Obviously over ordered, but everything was delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2017

Met all my expectations! One of my favourite places in Toronto!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2017

Always our fave brunch spot.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2017

Amazing food, amazing service. My companion and I both have difficult food allergies, but the staff was beyond accommodating and extremely gracious. Would recommend 100%.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 25, 2017

Fantastic food and friendly, helpful service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 24, 2017

Awesome as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2017

Had a great meal and service was excellent. Will go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 19, 2017

It was nice to close the curtains on the patio so we weren't looking at the parking lot. The food here is consistently excellent!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2017

I have been here several times. The food is always excellent as is the service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2017

I love everything about you guys. Made my mom's day.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

Everything about our lunch was great. The loudness of the music made it hard for us to hear each other; beyond that, it was terrific. Thanks.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

Excellent food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

Service was amazing, unfortunately didn't grab the name of our server but he was so accommodating after we chose to sit outside, then the weather took a bit of a turn and we asked to move inside. Food was really delicious, but the service really made the meal that much better!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere at Fat Pasha are all outstanding. This is one of the best places to eat in the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2017

First time at FP and was thrilled with the delicious food. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2017

One of my favourite places to eat.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2017

Great restaurant! Would definitely come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

By far one of the best meals I've had in the city and the staff was fantastic. Can't wait to go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 11, 2017

Fat Pasha is amazing! We shared dishes and every single one was scrumptious. Service was friendly and efficient - we will definitely go back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

Great stuff. Crowded and a little loud (expected) but delicious food and an extremely sweet staff. We had to move tables and a server bought us a beer in exchange. Have been before, will go again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 9, 2017

So delicious and very friendly, professional service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

It's too loud in this restaurant.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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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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Fat Pasha, located on Dupont, is the third restaurant from chef/owner Anthony Rose. Focusing on Middle Eastern and Jewish cuisine, the menu features everything from schmaltz fried rice to a latke platter.

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Located on the Northeast corner of Dupont and Howland, Fat Pasha is a funky, family-friendly restaurant that serves what they refer to as “good Jew food.” Popular menu items include the Montreal steak-spiced flat iron (served with barbarian butter), the latke platter and the Babka bread pudding for dessert – although Instagrammers tend to swoon for the colourful and now-infamous cauliflower dish. Their back patio has the feel of a warm, secluded courtyard, and is stocked with gorgeous wooden benches and tables, making it the ideal place for an outdoor summer gathering.

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