Anatolia in Etobicoke: NOW CLOSED

UPDATE: Anatolia has temporarily closed after 23 years while it looks for a new location.

Original Post: May 11, 2021

Tonight we dined with friends at Anatolia, a Turkish restaurant in Etobicoke. It is one of those restaurants in a strip mall that you don’t even notice until you start seeing it on lists like “Top Ten Toronto Restaurants” and “Best Restaurants in Etobicoke.” On the first Friday of each month, there are belly dancers and fortune tellers and all sorts of other fun raucous business. We were not there on the first Friday of the month, so we provided the raucousness. Luckily we find ourselves extremely entertaining. The dish pictured below is the Adana kebab, a spicy mix of lamb and beef.

The food is incredibly flavourful and the Baklava is perfect. After dinner we wanted to go for drinks at Hollywood on the Queensway after (which is now Legends on the Queensway) but couldn’t bring ourselves to pay a $5 cover charge for the Pink Floyd cover band. We almost certainly will regret that decision someday, but the Galway Arms proved to be a very suitable post-dinner venue.

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