Uncle Fatih's is a pizza joint on Broadway at Commercial.
I ordered two xl pies, half/half specialty toppings on both. On one, meat lovers and vegetarian and on the other, sweet and spicy and chicken pesto. Both pies had plenty of toppings so that wasn't the problem. The problem was they forgot the tomato sauce and the cheese, definitely NOT enough. The toppings kept falling off because of the lack of cheese and the pie was a little on the dry side. Also, most vegetarian pizza have fresh tomato but this one didn't, a BIG disappointment in my opinion. A suggestion to Mr. Fatih - get rid of the broccoli and put on the fresh tomato AND get better quality artichoke hearts. Blows my mind that someone would put BROCCOLI on pizza. More sauce and cheese on the specialty pizzas will take this place from avg/good to GREAT. At this time, this place does not compare in quality with Bella Pizza or Trocadero's. Look forward to epicurious' review.
I don't understand why almost everybody in the city seems to think this pizza is so great. It tastes the same as any other megabite or $1.50 joint you can find in the city. I think its the vibe of it being an independent pizzeria, its like everyone who patrons the store thinks its the equivalent of donating to Africa.
The ambiance is what you would expect of any cheap pizzeria in the city.
It tastes better then Domino's though. I'll give it that.
We have heard good things about this little joint on Broadway and Commercial so we decided to try it for the first time via delivery. The person on the phone misunderstood my address and the order took 1hr and 20min to arrive. The pizzas we ordered were dry, cardboardy, salty and lacking cheese big time. Very disappointing, would not order or eat their pizza again.
i used to pass by this pizza store when i used to work in Broadway. so i decided to call them one day and have the pizza delivered to my house. when a guy answed the phone, he said "we dont deliver in East Side in West side only if you want, come here and buy it yourself" and he put down the phone... when me and my friends were at the area the other day we decided to buy a Box of Large pizza while paying, i mistakingly punched the wrong number from my credit card i apologized to the lady and without saying a word she repeated the process agrily.
she was obviously annoyed and said something to her co-worker
while both are looking at me i want to say something but i stopped myself, i dont want to create a scene.the pizza wasn't that good either,it was burnt on the sides...not going back to this place anymore i just wasted my precious time and money.....!!!!.....
Just as DiscoDaddy is deciding upon what restaurant to write about for his third review, his good friend HockeyGord encourages your Disconess to try what he and apparently many Vancouverites considers to be the best take-out/pizza-by-the slice in the city, Uncle Fatih's.
Uncle Fatih's is located at East Broadway and Commercial Drive, an area that is right in DiscoDaddy's hood. Of course, being a man of the highest sophistication, DiscoDaddy knows not to compare this little place to the BEST pizza on earth, his very own DiscoMomma's Italian pizza nor should he even dare to compare it to his ultimate sit down favorite, Marc*ll*. (please wait disco fans for that review to come). DiscoDaddy knows that Uncle Fatih's is a take-out pizza and understands the difference... but how does it fair against DiscoDaddy's Italian stallion, his Rocky of take-out pizzas??? (please search DiscoDaddy's reviews and you will find the place)
Uncle Fatih's is very conveniently located for those that take public transportation, but for DiscoDaddy, he had to park his DB-9 farther away at Safeway to keep his baby out of harms way. On this unusual night, DiscoDaddy is not boogying the night away at his favorite discotheque, instead he has just finished playing ball-hockey at Britannia. DiscoDaddy is hungry and needs food badly.
What better time to try some of the famous Fatih's fare? When DiscoDaddy arrives, he finds he is completely overdressed for the event in his full Lululemon manwear. What shame Uncle Fatih's must be feeling now, making DiscoDaddy wait OUTSIDE the door just to get in line? Already DiscoDaddy is not happy, but hey if the pizza is really as good as the masses say, then maybe your Disconess needs to suffer a bit.
Once inside the closet-box of a store, DiscoDaddy is happy to find the Fatih is very well lit, perfect for DiscoDaddy to check out his own reflection in the glass to ensure his hair is gelled properly. Wow, what a tight squeeze, lucky DiscoDaddy has remembered to put on his best body spray. DiscoDaddy is a man of the people, he knows they appreciate his presence. All this time and we still haven't gotten to pizza?!!! Well... now you understand how long DiscoDaddy had to endure!
DiscoDaddy ordered the $4 special with a slice of Beef and Blue Cheese and some kind of vegetarian pizza. Boy is DiscoDaddy ever mad! How can HockeyGord be so dumb? The Fatih does not make pizza! Their so-called pizza is really some bastardized form of chop suey on crust. Their crust is actually OK, average taste and average crunch but that's where the good stuff ends. DiscoDaddy is holding his pizza, sniffing it all over like the dog he is, where in Discoland is the CHEESE?!!
After DiscoDaddy calms himself down and consumes the favorite part of his meal, his can of soda... he really understands what the Fatih is all about, it's about getting full, it's about eating chop suey, it's all about “stuff” tossed on a crust with NO CHEESE. Needless to say from DiscoDaddy's assessment, the Fatih is on his Do Not Like list. If DiscoDaddy wants good take-out chop suey, he goes to Kent's Kitch** (another place to be reviewed). On a side note, DiscoDaddy will say his Beef and Blue Cheese did have a lot of blue cheese, but DiscoDaddy doesn't like the Fatih's squeeze bottle, salad dressing blue cheese, he prefers real cheese.
To add further insult to DiscoDaddy's disappointing experience, he must say the service quality is bad, real bad (not in the Disco good way), the server had no clue how to communicate and just did not pay respect to the baddest cat to dance under the Disco ball. (After cruising the WWW, DiscoDaddy now understands the problem, just look at the Fatih's website, looks like the server might be the same guy who writes their content, really “sounds” like the way he talks).
Enough of the hate, DiscoDaddy has no time for that! If you want a piece of
cheap and filling pie, Uncle Fatih's may be for you! For DiscoDaddy? Never again... Fatih has taken DiscoDaddy's first and last $4.
Hold on, Disco retraction, DiscoDaddy should never say never... he will say that unless one of his trusted minions comes back with a real Badass review your Disconess will not be buying Uncle Fatih's pizza.
DiscoDaddy could not have blasted out of that joint fast enough! HockeyGord will be getting an earful from your Disconess.
DiscoDaddy has left the dance floor.
I'm taking some courses at VCC and on my way to school, couple times in a week I get a slice from Uncle Fatih's Pizza. Considering the store's size I do not expect much but as a customer I expect to get what I pay for. Last week I went in for a slice of Spicy Chicken pizza. After paying I realized that was a potato pizza. I turned to cashier and asked for spicy chicken slice. I was going to pay another 1.75, and as I was taking out the change from my pocket, the cashier replied "we do not exchange slice because it was your mistake". I did not want to make a scene and I apologized and left the store with my "potato pizza slice".
I think I deserve to get what I pay for.
This is going to be my last slice in that store.
Okay. Uncle Fatih's pizza is actually the bomb. So delicious, so fresh, its just... its amazing.
Its a tiny little pizza place just off the drive and half of the times that I've been there the line has been out the door.
The ambiance is... well, lets face it, if you're standing outside on broadway and commercial at night, its likely your ambiance includes the asphalt and a few truly drunk teenagers and a bum or two. Maybe not Dine Out Vancouver, but the pizza is just that amazingly good. You must try it at some point.
Don't ever order delivery from this joint. I have ordered 3 times and it has always taken well over an hour and once arrived as though it had been shaken/dropped. No attempt by the owner to apologize or make ammends in any way. When I called to complain, and was very calm and reasonable, the owner actually hung up. I'm soooo done with Uncle Fatih's, there's lots of pizza in the sea boyz. You've lost a once loyal customer. Too bad since the pizza was ok. Can't ever go back, on principle.
Uncle Fatih's not a date place. From the dingy red and white checked tile to the huge line out the door, it's your classic neighbour fast food place. The difference is Uncle Fatih's gourmet pizza is done right. The robust sauce, the copious amounts of fresh ingredients,the toasted sesame on the crust make this a sure hit every time you're too lazy to cook. At $1.50 a slice, or the pizza deal for two slices and a pop, it's a satisfying trip to make, for the stomach and your wallet.
... is Awesome!
Never get it by the slice. But get the whole pizza. You see, when I was kid (ok, 4 years ago)... ... the small pizza was $3.50, no HST included back then. And I am telling you that small pizza was the next best thing to sliced escargot. Now, I think it is like $5 or so, double check that. It was greasy, but man, the flavor was amazing! There is stiff competition in the pizza market, so this place is awesome.
I work late nights. I often don't get to eat diner and I am very hungry at around 1am. This little joint always has fresh delicious pizza by the slice. At $1.75/slice its a really good deal. I used to live near Pizza Garden near Venables and this Pizza is much better and seems fresher. I've tried to tell them how much I like their pizza compared to other spots. They don't care...next!!!
I haven't had better pizza anywhere. Granted, this is the West Coast and I've never been to New York, so I might be "easy to please." Still, the surprising array of toppings, the low prices, and the fantastic taste of this pizza keeps me coming back whenever I have junk food on the brain. I would never have thought to sprinkle sesame seeds on a pizza, but it adds a very unique and enjoyable flavour to these pizzas. I can't get enough spinach and mushroom pizza from this place. Uncle Fatih sometimes delivers the pizzas himself if it's a slow time of day!
A word to the wise: only TRUE garlic lovers should go near the garlic lovers' pizza from Uncle Fatih's. My place still smelled of garlic two days afterward.
This place sells great pizza at reasonable prices. The best part, though, is their service, especially when it comes to delivery. They're proactive about making sure your order is correct, and make sure you're happy if it isn't. This is definitely one of the best local pizza places, and I highly recommend it.
This is my go-to place when i need a quick bite. Uncle Fatih has an awesome variety of pizza. My favorite is the Beef and Blue Cheese - Delicious all over.. Heck, i'm drooling about it right now. However, a quick word about their delivery. I personally say don't go for it. It's a pizza joint for a reason, you go in and eat it fresh. There are new pizza out on the counter every 5 mins when its busy. So i say its a lot better to go in person than through the phone. Also! some of the items in the store that aren't in the menu. So theres another reason to go in person. I think i'm going to go get some right now...
Pizza is amazing here. Always ooey gooey. The hot sauce tastes alot like Frank's. It might even be so. Hottest spot downtown Vancouver. How can you beat 2 slice and a drank for 4 bucks? Not to mention there's a cute little hippy chick with a Canadian accent behind the counter these days. Love when she's serving the best pizza in town. Five stars for Uncle Fatih's!
I have been eating here for years and its delicious x a high number. The service in the joint is great.. fast cool sweet done. Last night, some friends and I were feeling kinda lazy so we ordered delivery even tho it's a 5 minute walk. Hey, it was cold and rainy - welcome to junevember. It was a monday, it was quiet. We waited for 55 minutes for one large pizza. I called them after half an hour and dude picked up the phone yelling "IT WILL BE THERE IN A FEW, LIKE 10 MINUTES" and then hung up. We then waited for another 25 minutes. So ridiculous. Never do delivery.
I used to live around the drive for 3 years, i have been going to Uncle Fatih's since it opened and it is the best pizza i have had for such a good price and i have dealt with Uncle Fatih Himself several times and he is a pleasant and wonderfull man to deal with.
No one orders pizza and then sits down in the pizza store and expects good ambience, so obviously it gets a poor rating there. But the PIZZA. Its amazing.
I have introduced everyone I know that didn't know about this place beforehand, and they have all said the same thing. "This is the best pizza I think I have ever had". And come on, for 4$ for two massive slices of pizza and a pop?
It is a pizza parlour, so if you order pizza that looks like It has been sitting there fore awhile, it probably has. As far as freshness goes on the whole, Megabite is better, but as far as taste and quality goes, Fatih's beats megabite hands down. Just don't be stupid and order the extra cheese that looks like cardboard. USE YOUR BRAIN.
Fatihs is best in the evenings between 3PM and 11PM. Weekends, obviously later. The main variable in quality depends on the time of day, and the freshness of the pizza. If its fresh, its good. Ask if you really can't tell.
Great place for a quick bite. Huge slices, great price and LOTS of ooey gooey toppings. Everything is always fresh out of the oven (often each pie is gone in minutes) and they always have at least 6 different pizza flavors available for individual ordering. Free ranch and hot sauce (it really bugs me when places charge you $1 for a ranch packet). Uncle Fatih even works there during afternoons! Great family business!
This place makes me miss the Drive. I used to come here almost once a week on my way home from the B-Line. The Pizza is as good as almost any expensive place in the city, and the mix of people eating here has always impressed me. Where else do you see Business men eating dinner next to homeless people? This shop is cheap enough that anyone can scrap together the change for a slice, but good enough to attract people that could afford to eat at a much nicer place. I honestly have no idea how the other two places at Broadway and Commercial stay in business. Why would any go there when the Uncle is across the street?