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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  • $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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    March 18, 2022

    The fat salatim platter and fried halloumi were perfection as always :) word to the wise the fat salatim is BIG best for three people

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 14, 2022

    Massive portions, extra generous service (gave us extra pita and a yummy veg side dish that was even better the next day), delicious food all around. Our faves: falafel, bubbe’s brisket (wish my bubbe had known how to make it like this!), labneh dip, chicken Shwarma with beautiful, pillowy homemade pita. Highly recommend! *****

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 11, 2022

    Always love coming here! Excellent food, atmosphere and great staff.

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    February 21, 2022

    Friendly staff and delicious food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 21, 2022

    Fat Pasha is iconic. The ambiance is so much fun and the service is amazing, we had Brittany taking care of us and she was so sweet and bubbly. There’s a sense of humour about the place and I contribute that to the chef’s background. I felt very welcome as a Jew myself and felt immediately at home. The food was incredible. The labneh is literally to die for. You can’t go wrong at this restaurant!!! Everything is delicious!! I can’t wait to bring all my friends and family here and become a regular. Thanks for such an amazing night and see you soon!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    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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