Fat Pasha Inc

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Details & Description

Cuisine type

  • Jewish,

Dishes

  • Brunch,
  • Lunch,
  • Dinner,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Beer,
  • Wine,
  • Online Reservation,
  • Events,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
414 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V9
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

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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    August 17, 2019

    cozy atmosphere. friendly server offered to stire our shopping bags :) delicious food. will return. highly recommend.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 16, 2019

    The food was to die for. The patio was charming- loved the coy fish pond! Service was mediocre. Our server was not very personal and did not check up on us to see how everything was. It was peak dinner hour though, so the restaurant was very busy. I will definitely go back for the spreads and warm pita!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 12, 2019

    Excellent food, the servers were very responsive and helpful, they asked about allergies which we appreciated becuase two of us are gluten free. We would love to visit again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 11, 2019

    Disappointing. Would avoid.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 2/5

    August 8, 2019

    Food wasn’t great

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 4, 2019

    Homey quirky vibe with delicious riffs off of mid eastern standards. Got loud at our table at times but the music helped via a nostalgic salve.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 2, 2019

    Chef Ruby's grilled eggplant appetizer was amazing! In fact, the entire experience was, as always, spectacular!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 2, 2019

    Awesome food! Will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 29, 2019

    Great brunch overall. Dinner menu/experience was even better.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2019

    We were the first customers on a Sunday morning and the staff were welcoming, cheerful and attentive. The food was excellent and I will recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 27, 2019

    From start to finish, this was a superb dining experience. The service was friendly, informative, and attentive. The food was immensely flavourful and introduced surprising and delicious combinations. We are enjoyed the unpretentious atmosphere. A thoroughly wonderful time was had by all.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 28, 2019

    Delicious! All the staff is so friendly and checks in on you enough but not an annoying amount.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 24, 2019

    Amazing food and cozy ambiance, love it!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 24, 2019

    We had a most delightful meal and evening at Fat Pasha. The food was tasty and beautiful. The roasted cauliflower to die for. Thumbs up!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 22, 2019

    It was a ridiculously hot day outside and was hoping for a bit of relief sitting inside, but it was uncomfortably warm and it was a bit on the loud side. Otherwise outstanding service and delicious food. Would definitely return on a cooler day!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 18, 2019

    Super accommodating of my dining partner's food allergy, and took extra care to let us know recommended options that would help us avoid cross-contamination for products that weren't made in-house. Complimented by the generally fantastic service, how quickly everything came to the table, and the incredible freshness of every dish. Was also great to be on your beautiful little backyard-feeling patio oasis during golden hour in the evening. Will absolutely return!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 19, 2019

    Fat Pasha exceeds expectations every time! Phenomenal food and drink, with wonderful welcoming staff.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 18, 2019

    Always a pleasure! We’re in Toronto a few times a year and we always eat at Fat Pasha. Nothing like it anywhere!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 18, 2019

    No one can say enough good words about this gem. Excellent, unique, so tasty, fast service and great communication/harmony between staff members and the kitchen resulting in providing excellence during their business peak hour.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 14, 2019

    Loved it! Great service great food. Thank you for making a birthday for my fiancé special!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 12, 2019

    The restaurant is small and not ostentatious but the service was excellent as the server explained everything clearly and described the dishes very well. She also made suggestions on how many and what type of dishes to order. The food was delicious. They also timed it perfectly to get us out on time. I hope to return!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 9, 2019

    Really good food and service. Menu options for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Our only complaint as it was too noisy for our aging ears. We will return.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2019

    Great food, great vibe! Satiated! Will keep coming back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 9, 2019

    We love dining at Fat Pasha! As a vegan, the servers were very accommodating. They were able to modify most dishes so that my omnivore partner could still enjoy a dish with non-vegan items on the side and we were both very happy with our meals. The servers gave us just the right amount of attention, neither hovering nor too far away from the floor that had we had to wait, which was great for being able to enjoy the experience knowing that we were being well taken care of. The atmosphere is always lovely, having a nice buzz from other diners (the patio was quite full) and music was just at the right volume so you could still enjoy it while having a conversation. It's definitely going to be a regular spot for us!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2019

    Great brunch patio. Yummy food. Lovely service. Will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2019

    Warm, friendly, and incredibly accommodating when we were slightly earlier than anticipated.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 6, 2019

    Good food . I keep returning:)

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 6, 2019

    Patio was beautiful, our server was very helpful + the food was delicious!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 6, 2019

    Quite good food from a focused menu. Flatiron steak was much more flavourful than we expected. Falafel was better than I’ve tasted elsewhere. Service was efficient and knowledgeable.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 5, 2019

    Delicious food and quick, friendly service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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