Uncle Fatih's is a pizza joint on Broadway at Commercial.
This little jem does what they do fairly well. I don't find their pizza amazing, but for a "by-the-slice" outfit, it delivers on a good slice of pizza with a generous amount of toppings for peanuts. The crust can get a little inconsistent but they run those toppings right to the edge, so crust lovers like me are put out. Until last night, I hadn't come here in a long while and little has changed in their pies, though the slices appear smaller and the prices have crept up.
Service is hardly worth mentioning, but you ought to know what you want or move away from the line, it's tight in there and many are regulars.
This is strictly a takeout place, hence the abundance of waste outside their premises.
Loyal Fatih followers aside, their pizza is better than the norm here, and there are plenty of them out there to pick apart.
Eversince having a slice of their potato pizza, I've been hooked! Of the 3 kinds I've had here (potato, blue cheese and hawaiian), the potato wins hands down. It's unfortunate for the other flavors because, eventhough they are all delicious, if there's no potato left, I'd rather leave empty handed.
I say it's a good deal for a cheap meal and good sized slices.
Unless you're travelling by foot, it's a little tough to stop by if the nearby parking spots are taken or unavailable. Also, the customer area is pretty small and cramped. Between all the ppl lining up for slices, and ppl at the stools, it feels claustrophobic.
Been visiting this place since I went to UBC. It's one of the better places for pizza slices. It's nothing like an authentic pizza restaurant, but it's more than enough for the price you pay for a slice. I still stop by once in a while when I'm in the area.
So many choices to choose from. I like the potatoe one and the vegi ones the best. Loads of toppins compared to Freshslice Pizza. Portion size does seem like it has gotten smaller, and prices has gone up over time. Still the amount of toppings is what brings me back compared to the other pizza places near by.
Ambiance isn't good. Usually no place to eat inside as seats are limited. Sometimes it's dirty too. End up having to eat and walk at the same time with my pizza slices. Lots of immigrants working there.
Service is okay. They just give you what you want. Helps to point to the pizza slice that you want though. They upsell pop and slice combo occassionally.
First of all, the name of this place is Uncle Fateh's, not Uncle Faith's. More important, though, is that I have eaten here twice, and both times the crust was gummy (undercooked). Maybe they hurry things when they are busy, I don't know. What I do know is that twice is enough.
I've been here numerous times to grab something to go. Like many of the reviews before, the service isn't that great but I've never really had a problem with it. The staff here don't smile or greet, but they get your orders quickly and the food totally makes up for it.
This place is tiny, so just assume you probably won't have a spot to sit and enjoy your pizza. It does get quite stuffy sometimes. They have a couple of seats outside too.
The pizza itself is delicious. It's probably my favourite pizza joint in all of Vancouver. The toppings are great and fresh, they don't overdo it either. The crust is never too hard or soggy from tomato sauce. It's not super greasy like some other places. I've never had a burnt slice. And the veggie slices always look so colourful! One slice kills my hunger, and two just makes me absolutely stuffed.
It's 1.75 a slice, pretty awesome. I think they have a deal for two slices and a soda too. Awesome place to get food on the go!
Wow, this place is the best cheap pizza I've ever had. My favorite is th potato pizza. I will never go back to 99cent cardboard pizza.
And the counterpeople there are really great considering how incredibly rude some of the customers are. Some guy was complaining about how the only pizza with meat available was ham and pepperoni , and he made some comments about how people shouldn't be eating ham, and kept the poor woman standing there for 5 minutes as she nodded politely. He finally took off, and then she told me to hold on a moment and pulled a spicy chicken pizza out of the oven. Excellent.
I tried to like this pizza place, thinking that it's popular for a reason. The first time I ordered the service was great, I appreciated how they called me after I placed an order online to reconfirm and the man was friendly. The pizza itself was ok, I've had better though. The second time I ordered, wanting to give the pizza another chance the website wouldn't accept my order for some reason so I called in instead. The man who picked up was adrupt and failed to ask what time I wanted my pizza and whether it was delivery or pick up. When I first tried the delivery option online it stated that they cannot deliver to my address so it didn't occur to me that I should ask when calling in. It would've been his responsibility to ask me anyways. I got to ufc and after the same man who had taken my order flipped through all of his order forms he informed me that it was being delivered to my house as we speak. I asked him why he had assumed I wanted delivery and he said that it was because I had mentioned that I had first tried the website when I called inm as if it was my fault. I started to tell him that the website said it delivery service was not offered for my area and he interrupted saying that it's on it's way and to 'go home'. No apology, no smile, he interrupted me, AND I managed to arrive home 5 minutes before the pizza arrived. It was lukewarm. Bad attitude for lukewarm pizza. I have no reason to ever return.
Though the place is small and is super cramped, you're not coming here for the decor. The pizza here is amazing with pizza constantly coming out that allows you have a huge variety.
The pizza is fresh and the ingredients are good. The price is very competitive and for a large pizza, it will cost you 14.50 if you pick out 8 slices.
This is the pizza place that I try to hit up as much as possible.
Uncle Fatih's pizza is literally the epitome of how good a buck fifty slice of 'za should be. The slices are well cooked, always full of toppings and cheese, always fresh (so much turnover on the 'zas helps this), and there's some really interesting combinations of flavours up for the grabs.
The shop is very small and always seems crowded, and the poor staff - so harried. I also notice whenever I'm there that no one really tips, which sucks. You get two slices and a drink for $3.50. Dropping the other buck fifty into the tip jar ain't a biggie, and it's still a massive bargain, given the cost.
Every potential pizza shop owner in town serving by the slice should be studying how Uncle Fatih does it, and try to even come close. There's two other shops within spitting distance of this one, and its like eating cooked cardboard.
Yeah, I'm a fan. One of the reasons why I love living in East Van.
..aside from excellent pizza, is the experience ordering delivery. I always seem to speak to the same fellow, and it's always like bang-bang easy as pie. Nothing baffles me more than delivery restaurants who have people answering the phones that can't speak english. I just hang up. Uncle Fatih's is always super easy, even when you want to mix things up. Only once EVER have they screwed it up, and they sent the guy back (I probably shouldn't tell you this) with a new one, free of charge, no problem.
And of course, on to the pizza - Uncle Fatih's pizza is actually very unique. They combine all kinds of great ingredients in different ways (and they have GREEN OLIVES! no where seems to have green olives, only black, which are abviously disgusting. jk.) The crust is great, and the quality is consistent.
They always say 45 minutes for delivery but it NEVER takes that long. Under-promise, over-deliver. Good rule. And the delivery guys are always friendly, cool guys. Not only do you want to tip them but you almost want to invite'em in for a beer.
I've been ordering from here exclusively for about 6 years and have been meaning to write a review forever. There you go. Can't miss.
I love Uncle Fatihs Pizza. It is delicious, and has a wide assortment of tasty toppings. Unfortunately the 'restaurant' is generally hot and stuffy, and leaves little room for customers to eat (which is bad when it's raining). The customer service has been in my experience quite terrible. They have mixed up my orders several times and have outrightly refused to correct the orders. I have spoken to them about this but to no avail. As it stands, I would recommend Uncle Fatihs if you plan on swinging by their place, but if you get it delivered or drive a fair distance to pick up (as we do, driving all the way from Burnaby) then absolutely make sure they have your order right, or you're out of luck.
I hate you hygiene reviewers! Seriously these things are better left unsaid! Anyways, for 1.75 (recent price increase since last year i suppose; understandable, do you know how much cheese costs!?) what more can you ask for? There is a very generous amount of cheese, sprinkled to the rim, the crust still pleases your tastebuds with an herb induced aroma, the toppings are fresh and because of the lineups, pizza is usually fresh, sometimes right out of the oven. And boy, when you eat it right out of the oven, it is piping hot and that is when you can revel in the joy of stringing cheese and pleasing your childhood self. The ranch sauce is decent :) I personally hate the potato slice, once ordered it by mistake, it is soggy, not as flavourful and oily! The greek pizza is also a no-no. Take out XL is silly becuase it costs more than buying individual slices.
For fast decent pizza its great, but what turn me off was last friday I was eating inside at the counter bar and the lady that was serving and collecting the $$ with the "serving gloves" was cleaning and wiping every crank around the cash register and then cleaning with some chemical around the counter top. She used the same gloves to serve the food. Who knows if she used the same gloves to cleaned the toilet?? Hygiene, Hygiene is all I ask. I'll be watching.
Uncle Fatih's (pronounced by many of its regulars as 'Uncle Fatty's') is hands down the best pizza in town. Open until late at night (for all the drunks and night crawlers on Commercial Drive), you cannot beat a slice of Fatih's overflowing, orgasmic pizza. A personal favourite is the artichoke & spinach, or the infamous potato, but whichever slice you get, you're guaranteed to be satisfied. The tiny store is always jam-packed with customers, from the time it opens until the time it closes (which is questionable, as I've never seen it NOT open at night), so you KNOW it beats a greasy Megabite or Freshslice any day.
Incompetence rules the roost at Uncle Fatih's. We have never had a pizza arrive within good time, the correct toppings, or without a whiny and beligerent delivery man briskly shunting the pizza off onto us. We also have experienced similar rude responses from management at the store when we have called to ask when we can expect the pizza to arrive. Incredibly disappointing service.
I used to go here alot on the way home from UBC and it is a great way to end or begin a day. The price of $3.50 is worth while considering the two slices and a pop is as good as any of those restaurant pizza places. Uncle Fatih could prolly be raking more money if he were to sell his pizza on the west end, it beats teh UBC pizza thats for sure.
Considering the place has a lot of ESL students working under the table the service is pretty bad and they get your orders mixed up. They do not seem to care much about the customer. The pizza slices have decreased in size and they do not heat up the slices for you like most places do. So if your slice is cold you must eat it how it is.
Also it seems like they don't have enough room in the kitchen and they are more concerned with talking to eachother in Turkish than serving the customer.
If you are thinking that this might be your next stop on the holy grail of quality pizza in Vancouver, well you probably want to keep driving. This is a 1.50 pizza slice joint and nothing more. It is what it is, they have a high traffic spot with quick and cheap pizza slices ready to go. The superior taste of their product isn't the reason for their success, and yes they are selling a LOT of pizza. Interestingly the pizza is exactly the same as the Pizza Garden on lower Commercial which makes me think one or the other was owned by the same owner at one time.
At any rate I'm not down on this pizza joint, it's a 1.50 pizza slice joint and it does fine for what it is, just don't go expecting the finest pizza in Vancouver.
I have been there a few times and the pizza was pretty good.
Went there late at night and the girl behind the counter was picking her nose. She knew I saw but instead of washing her hands, she wiped her finger on her shirt, grabbed the tongs and awaited my order. I pretended I didn't like any of the types of pizza and walked out hungry.
This is one of those places that I think is great but only at certain times.
For instance, dont try to eat in, because their really isnt much room.
Second, I never get delivery because it's one of those pizzas where it tastes ten times better fresh.
This place is great to go to for slice pizza. When you're on the run with friends see a cheap film at the Rio and the cross the street and grab a slice.
Now the thing that makes this pizza special is simply the wide variety of toppings to choose from. Some may seem bizzare but all are delicious.
My personal fav is broccoli-potato and pineapple with ranch drizzle on top of the cheese. delicous.
The place doesnt look that nice, and the service varies but the topping range as well as the great prices and deals make this a great place to go when you're on the run and craving a slice.