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.

Read the story of Fat Pasha Inc

Ratings & Reviews - Fat Pasha Inc

How would you rate this business?
    Language:

    What, no reviews yet? Be the first to write one!

    Did you do business with this business? Share your experience!

    March 20, 2019

    Portions a bit too big even if delicious--i was full after the appetizers--definitely would go back though

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 18, 2019

    Delicious, interesting food catering to a variety of tastes. Knowledgeable, attentive service

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 7, 2019

    Great food. It is a bit loud (I couldn't hear my friend at all by end of evening) and can feel crowded when full but the food is always excellent.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 28, 2019

    Our server seemed to be having a bad night and was not in a great mood. But the food was superb and everyone else was super kind and upbeat. Atmosphere was cool too!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 27, 2019

    Loved the food. Loved the atmosphere. Loved the service. I have nothing to complain about. I want to go back to try more items on the menu!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 25, 2019

    we settled in on appetizers, drinks and a couple of desserts. I wanted to give the whole thing 5 stars but some dishes were forgettable.so sorry. trying fet zun next week and really looking forward to it... :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 25, 2019

    Was overwhelmed at how good the food was, wish I could try everything on the menu. Our server was super nice, and the food came out quickly. It’s full of vibrant colours, and tastes delicious. Great place to share the food with friends. Went on a rainy Sunday in February and it wasn’t very busy. Would recommend reservations in advance for bigger groups.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 23, 2019

    My husband and I have driven by Fat Pasha for years and we finally made plans to go. Unbelievable food. Great place for sharing with 4 people or two if you want left overs. Will be going back with the kids.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 17, 2019

    Fabulous as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 15, 2019

    Spacing always seems like a bit of an issue (especially for someone who is very pregnant) but the food is always INCREDIBLE and always worth the seating battle!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 15, 2019

    Great food, great drinks, great evening! Thank you!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 12, 2019

    Great times.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 10, 2019

    Awesome staff. Really accommodating despite our group going from 7 to 13 last minute. Food was amazing!!!!!! My only gripe is the drinks could be bigger :) will certainly be returning for dinner.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 10, 2019

    We had a fun night and enjoyed ourselves. Our friend visiting from overseas had heard that if you’re in Toronto, you have to try Fat Pasha’s cauliflower. My complaint is that I always have stomach problems after eating here. Generally I have an iron gut but I’m no match for the exorbitant amount of garlic and smaltz. Also, it’s way more than I want to spend on hummus and cauliflower 🙄

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 9, 2019

    The "Israeli salad" was not the traditional Israeli salad we were expecting! Otherwise, food was good. Just a little over priced for what we got. Great atmosphere - good for couple or groups of friends!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 9, 2019

    Had a great feast with my partner. Loved the vibe- was a bit loud at times, but we get that that happens. Food was delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 8, 2019

    Lamb was cold and was served very late.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    February 3, 2019

    All around incredible! Thank

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 28, 2019

    A speaker was placed on the ceiling over our table at the front of the restaurant. It was so loud that we had trouble having dinner conversation (table of 4). I asked the server over three times to turn it down. We were actually shouting to communicate about the sound level. It was a a lot of bother and the server didn’t seem to get it. Something for Fat Pasha to consider.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 27, 2019

    Great food. Quite pricey. Lovely atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 27, 2019

    Amazing food. Great service and really nice atmosphere. Was our first time but we will be back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 27, 2019

    All wonderful. Only thing that could be improved is the coffee. It is like sludge, I would never order it and I love coffee. Perhaps look into a good brew coffee option.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 26, 2019

    The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We did think that the room was really loud though. There was a very shouty group next to us which might have exacerbated that feeling. We all agreed we should visit again.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 24, 2019

    Absolutely loved it!! It was my third time being there for dinner and I absolutely can’t wait to go back again!! :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 23, 2019

    This place is amazing! Do yourself a favour and get the brussels sprouts

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 22, 2019

    We love the food at Fat Pasha, most recommended

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 21, 2019

    We had a great time at Fat Pasha! The food, service and restaurant itself were all great. We will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 21, 2019

    Great little escape if you want to get away from the conventional brunch fare and dine on food that is healthy and delicious. Coffee is exceptional. Only flaw is cramped quarters but, hey, you got a make a buck so to keep prices reasonable you need turnover.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 20, 2019

    Awesome!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 18, 2019

    Food and service was fantastic. Menu is pretty pricey for what it is so I wouldn’t be able to dine here too often but fun to come once in a while.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    Get an opinion about this business!

    Think your friends might be familiar with this business? Ask your friends on Facebook to see what they think.

    Appears in 9 Smart Lists

    Editor’s Pick
    International brunches of Toronto

    International brunches of Toronto

    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.

    View this Smart List
    Toronto restaurants open on Boxing Day

    Toronto restaurants open on Boxing Day

    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.

    View this Smart List
    The top patios in Toronto: West end edition

    The top patios in Toronto: West end edition

    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.

    View this Smart List
    Contact this business
    Close menu
    Subscribe to YP Newsletter