Fat Pasha Inc

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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
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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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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    November 22, 2020

    Food was great, drinks were really good, service was great, only thing that got me was dog on the patio that barked as I passed by, I thought dogs were not allowed on patios in Toronto. Overall iam glad I got to eat here in the atmosphere before the lockdown. Will def be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 11, 2020

    Was very impressed by Fat Pasha's service during Covid. They put in so much effort to make you feel safe. Thank you for the experience!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 10, 2020

    great contactless service during the pandemic, it seems like they figured out all the aspects

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 8, 2020

    Our dinner at Fat Pasha was an awesome way to celebrate a birthday with friends. The food was fantastic and the servers were delightful - super helpful, up beat, and went the extra mile to make the evening special for us.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 7, 2020

    Very nice food, super friendly service. Great job with the heated patio !

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 7, 2020

    I wasn't reimbursed the 18% tip on the cauliflower that we had to send back because it was undercooked and under-seasoned. Aside from that, the food paled in comparison from it's quality just a few years ago. The cauliflower wasn't just undercooked, it was poorly seasoned and both myself and my friend who had been so impressed years ago were left wondering what happened. The falafel were also a far cry from years ago - they were over fried with a much too thick, dark fried crust. They were heavy and just not very good. I ordered the trout and while the dish was overall good, the skin lacked the crispiness a pan-seared trout should have if cooked with precision and skill. I do appreciate the restaurant's willingness to adapt the dishes to various diet restrictions and our server was helpful but the food quality has really lost its greatness and I don't think I will return.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 6, 2020

    We visited Toronto and picked Fat Pasha without reading any comments. When we arrived, we had some hesitation if the choice of the restaurant was right.....but everything was Absolutely AMAZING: delicious food, attentive staff, and a pleasant atmosphere. During our little trip we ventured out to other restaurants, paid more, but honestly if I go back in time now, I would go only to Fat Pasha! Thank you for making our short trip memorable!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 5, 2020

    They’ve done their very best to ensure a very special evening despite the restrictions. I wish their was a way to pay at the end as it would make our intermittent ordering pattern slightly better. More our fault than theirs. Thanks Fat Pasha!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 30, 2020

    One of the best restaurants in the city. Always a great time w/ delicious food!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 23, 2020

    We had not dined during COVID-19 but felt very safe and will be coming back to the Rose set of restaurants soon.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 22, 2020

    Delicious food and incredible service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 14, 2020

    Great job!!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 5, 2020

    Even despite the odd circumstance everything was perfect. Amazing service, unreal food, and a really cool atmosphere/space

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 5, 2020

    We had a wonderful meal! The measures in place to protect both staff and customers were very clear and safe. The food, as usual, was delicious. The covered patio and heaters helped make the rainy night cozier. They served us very quickly and we got to take home the leftovers for the week. It was a lovely experience and we will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 4, 2020

    Food was amazing, it was delicious and serving size was bigger than expected. Our server was super nice and attentive. Love that we can order and pay from the website so minimal interaction with the server and customers (protects both parties). Patio was well heated so we were very comfortable. Definitely a great experience!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 29, 2020

    Loved the food, the patio with its koi pond, the excellent food, and the super friendly server. The new health protocols make a lot of sense.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 28, 2020

    We had such an incredible dinner celebrating a birthday! Everything was delicious and the set up for COVID protocol is incredible.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 21, 2020

    Amazing food, better than expected. We will defiantly be visiting again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 18, 2020

    My wife & I really enjoyed our first visit to Fat Pasha. The food, service and atmosphere was exactly what we needed as the Summer is winding down. A perfect date night. Beware first time visitors... the portions are very healthy. We ordered three dishes & brought half of the food home. Also worth mentioning is Fat Pasha's covid safety practices. I'm very sensitive to dining in public and immediately felt at ease when Brooke (our server) explained the process. Order & pay online by scanning a QR code (we ordered the old fashion way due to paying with a gift card), the clearly taped safe zone on the table where food and beverages would be delivered and picked up. It reminded us of some of our favorite places when we lived in Portland Oregon. The entrance to the patio was similar to Pok Pok and the food was delicious! We found our Toronto version of Shalom Y'all. We're looking forward to returning when the weather warms in 2021.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 15, 2020

    Great moist falafel, everything was tasty. Service was great and attentive. Love the patio vibes.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 7, 2020

    Amazing as usual. We travel from London this time every year at this time to do back to school shopping and for the last 4 years Fat Pasha has been on the agenda. This year of course is very different. I’m so happy to see you guys are still killing it in this difficult time. Kuddos and love to you!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 30, 2020

    Ambience was amazing-nice quiet covered patio. Service from the time we walked in was great. The server was warm and welcoming. The food was disappointing. The hummus had more tahini and was runny. The chicken shawarma felt like cut up chicken pieces that had been heated up. The cauliflower was wonderful to look at but we had already read reviews that the taste was just like a regular cauliflower. We paid two hundred dollars including tip for two appetizers, two main courses, a cauliflower head, two lemonade’s and two beers albeit organic. Pretty steep for the quality of food. Sorry Fat Pasha I really had hoped for a better experience in the food. Your service and ambiance made the experience good so it did not feel like a wasted evening.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 28, 2020

    The team at Fat Pasha are stars. Thank you for being upbeat, helpful and for creating a superb feast.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 24, 2020

    The wait staff were excellent, very helpful and accommodating. The menu had some great options, but there were some signature dishes I was looking forward to left out. I gather the touchless service meant they had to taper the options. Still a great dinner (and lunch the next day) as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 23, 2020

    So very happy to be on the patio with amazing service and food. Thank you!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 23, 2020

    It was great

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 22, 2020

    I was very impressed how Fat Pasha organized the patio, service, new food ordering system (Everything is done in your phone) and overall how they adapted to COVID 19. We felt safe while comfortable to laugh, talk and enjoy great food and patio weather. Servers were informative but maintained humour and personality even behind the masks. It was fun!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 15, 2020

    We had a great night with friends - the food and service was amazing - can't wait to go back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 13, 2020

    Loved it! Diner style, so not elegant, but don't let that stop you. It was fun, nourishing and enjoyable.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 1, 2020

    We love Fat Pasha. Great service, delicious food. We especially loved the red shakshuka, appetizer platter and cinnamon/chocolate/orange babka. Yum!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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