I can’t believe that I’ve been working a few blocks away from Anatolia’s Gate for about 6 years now and I’ve never tried them out. Thanks to Taya and Gary’s recent review, I just had to try the spot out for myself.
I’ve actually been to the Dai Sushi that’s just a few doors down the block before. I think one of the reasons why I’ve never tried Anatolia’s Gate is that I remembered that parking can be a bit busy around there (especially during rush hour when you can’t park on Kingsway). Luckily, I found some street parking on a side street.
Their Lavash Bread is simply huge (I couldn’t get the whole thing in the picture below). This came with the Lamb Curry that we ordered and was perfect for wrapping up and soaking up all the curry sauce. The best part of the bread that I liked was the middle parts because it was paper thin (some of the outer edges were thicker and a little too chewy for my liking.
The lamb in their Lamb Curry was moist and tender and I was surprised at how good it was. The dish is rather large but I wish they had more onions. The curry had a nice burn to it so if you like spicy food, you’ll love this.
We needed some veggies so we decided to get the Menemen (roast bell peppers, eggplant, zuccini and mushrooms bound together with eggs). We found that this complemented the lamb curry perfectly as it helped to offset the spicyness of the curry. Again, great with the lavash bread.
I like donairs so I had to try their Chicken Durum (which is wrapped in one of their giant lavash breads). Unfortunately, I was pretty full from the rest of the meal and the bread had gotten a little soggy from sitting too long. I’ll probably want to try this again when I can eat it fresh (and maybe try one of their unique pizzas).
Just a tip… their accent can be a little difficult to understand on the phone so if you’re phoning in an order, make sure you double-check what you ordered.
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5