A really old thread about Turkish restaurants in Toronto was recently revived. Here it is: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6490... Anatolian's Turkish Halal Restaurant was written about in this thread and, having had dinner there tonight, I've decided that it deserves its very own.
The scrumptious food, the charming, attentive service, and the atmosphere all made for a lovely evening. We were three people and we ordered a lot of food -- a meze platter, a salad, sigara boregi, and kibbeh to start; hunkar begendi, iskender kebab, and beyti kebob for mains; and baklava, rice pudding, and kunefe for dessert. We were served Turkish black tea on the house.
Every dish (including the eight or nine cold appetizers on the mixed meze platter) was excellent -- well-seasoned and very fresh tasting. And the quantities were copious; lots of yummy leftovers to look forward to. Very reasonably priced, as well.
It's so nice to finally have an excellent Turkish restaurant in Toronto. And one with a very extensive menu that includes drool-worthy Ottoman "Palace" cuisine, rather than just the usual kebobs and grilled meats. Already looking forward to our next visit.