This place is a hidden gem on Oak street across from the Blockbuster. I had driven past it time and time again but didn't once go in. One night, i decided I would finally walk down and try it. As Falafel places go, this one is very well maintained. The interior feels clean and modern and the staff is very friendly.
Their menu is quite large, although i stuck with my standby of Chicken Shawarma (the next week I went back for a Lamb). Nothing earth shattering, but that is not what I was looking for. I wanted a delicious shawarma with good fresh tabouleh, tzatziki, hummus and veg.
The wrap was way above expectations and is now my favorite place when I get that craving. Check it out, there's always parking out front, or a quick walk if you live in the area.
This restaurant was opening while I lived in the restaurant, and as they were putting the business together, I kept poking my head in and asking "How soon? How soon?" I love a good shawarma but my expectations were exceeded beyond hope. The owner, Amir, is super-friendly, and brings many of his successful dishes from Mitra's Cafe to this second restaurant. Sometimes the portions are a little inconsistent depending on the staff, but the food is always so amazing I have to resist licking my plate. I've sent my co-workers over there and they immediately turned into die-hard fans. The restaurant has a simple set up and it works perfectly. I'll just say this once again - best shawarma in Vancouver!!!
I have searched high and low, and this is hands down, the best Shawarma / Donair in Vancouver.
They have all the right ingredients that so many of the Vancouver places don't bother with, especially their hummus and garlic sauce. Mmm, garlic sauce.
When I am having a Shawarma craving, I will drive from anywhere in the city to go here, even in rush hour, no exceptions. I've learned better than to bother setting foot in any of those other no garlic sauce, non-grilled abominations, where I will always be disappointed.
Even when it's busy in there, they always take the time to add an extra bit of garlic sauce loving on the top of the wrap before handing it to you, all crunchy and warm and delicious.
Seriously, don't bother going anywhere else, you'll only have a sub-par experience.
This cafe is probably one of the very best in the lower mainland to find shawarma and falafel sandwiches and plates at that I have encountered. I knew of many great places in Calgary to get good shawarma, but after having moved here 6 years ago I've been very sad to not have found any decent replacements.
For the price it is definitely worthwhile, as it is very easy in Vancouver to find a sandwich for > $10 that is not 1/2 as good! Other shawarma/falafel sandwich places offer sandwiches that have failed to meet my standards as yet, so I don't even remember the price I paid!!
That has been corrected now, and Falafully Good is definitely a major contender for best sandwich in town for me. Whenever you get a craving for a good chicken (or lamb) shawarma, head on down to this cafe and you'll not be dissapointed. Their falafel is freshly prepared as well (the falafel mix is pre-prepared, but they fry it for you at the time you order) and it really does make all the difference.
If you wish to eat in, it is very small and can get rather crowded if there is any sort of rush going on. This isn't as much a problem in the summer as the large doors in front are open and it feels more roomy, but for the rest of the year take out is the best. (I like to grab a movie and a bunch of sandwiches and make it movie night at home!).
The only better place I've found are my various lebanese/turkish friends Mom's!
I haven't tried too many different items here because I find it hard to stray from the first thing I've ever tried here: the chicken shawarma. You get a lot of meat for the price! It's nothing fancy but has never disappointed me. I've tried their Falafully Good Special which was quite good, but for me the texture of the falafels did not combine that well with the lamb and chicken. The platters are a good deal, and I often go for the Shawarma Plate if I feel the need for variety. The tabbouleh is disappointing though: I've only ever made this myself once before and it was definitely better than what this place serves.
Service? Friendly and quick!
Would I recommend this place? I always do. When I don't feel like cooking at home, I come here.
Having lived around Oak and 16th for the past 4 years, I was tickled that a falafel place had finally opened in the lull area of Oak and 16th. I eat at Falafully Good at least once a week and find the food there an excellent value. This is a cheap wholesome place to grab a quick healthy dinner. They have beer at a reasonable price and they make the falafel balls fresh to order.
Best shwarma I've ever had. I've been to a few places around town on a top 10 list and this place blows them all away.
Whenever I go in, I always order one of two things: either the doner, or the mix chicken/beef plate. The wrap I get with onions, tomato, hot sauce tabuleh and tsatziki. The beef is amazing - my personal favourite. What I like most, is that the flavour of the beef is something out of this world. At odd times though, you'll probably get either of the chicken or beef that's been sitting on the spit for a few hours that may taste a little more bland than normal. Don't fret... they sell enough of these things that they definitely go through a spit of meat daily.
I was thrilled when Falafully Good opened up in the neighbourhood. It's about time that little Oak Street block had a decent eatery.
I have been eating at Falafully Good since it opened, and have noticed the prices going up and portion sizes going down, which unfortunately seems to be the way of the world these days.
The most disappointing aspect, however, is that I have also noticed a significant decrease in quality. The chicken schwarma (my staple) seems to be made of fattier meat the last little while. The hummus, which used to be thick and creamy and full of garlic, now seems runny and flavourless. The tabouli used to be bright and fresh, and now is dull in colour and wilted.
It is disappointing, as this place used to be SO delicious and GREAT value for your dollar. I could even deal with the price increases if the quality hadn't gone downhill. But my visits are definitely less and less frequent, and each time I eat there I am reminded of how good it used to be, and how it's just not the same anymore.
I ordered a lamb shawarma for takeaway and found it inedible. The meat was mushy and tasteless. Just as well the sauce was minimal since it too was tasteless. I tried a second bite from the other end because I couldn't believe a shawarma that looked ok could taste so bad. For a second opinion, I asked my wife to try a bite. She spat it back out. I've eaten donairs/shawarmas/gyros in lots of different restaurants and this is the first time I've encountered one that was downright disgusting.