712 Main St, Houston
I was in Houston a couple months ago for a swimming meet at the University and got the chance to eat here. LOVED IT! Finding options that are easy on my stomach and still delicious when traveling is hard. This fit the bill! Vegan and GF options, and a great location!!!
One of my favorite places. Def recommend
Got food delivered. Food was nice and fresh. Got chicken shawarma in a bowl instead of wrapped. Very well seasoned chicken but I wish there had been more! And a little too much fresh cilantro for my liking. Overall a decent experience.
Incredible and just the right amount of spice.
Mediterranean selections with focused menu. I had the sampler plate and found the falafel to be very good and the baba ghanoush to be the same. Spicy carrots were a little too seasoned for me but good. I really like the pickled cauliflower. Friendly folks front and back. Fast delivery with a text to let you know to pick up your order. Solid choice if you are hankering for Mediterranean flare for a fast lunch or dinner.
Excellent little spot. Delicious, fresh, fast food. Healthy!
I ordered takeout so I could face an order of lamb chorizo fries and chicken shawarma from the comfort of my hotel room. The food came up super fast. The lamb chorizo fries were next level. If you're like me and think of indulgent food as worth it vs. not when you're done eating - these are WORTH IT. the amount of garlic sauce is what you want on every bite of Mediterranean food. And the lamb chorizo was flavorful l without being super greasy like pork chorizo. The shawarma kind of let me down, I must admit. It certainly wasn't bad, but it didn't have me in my feelings like the fries. They didn't grill the wrap once it was constructed, and I think that made the pita harder to bite. It felt like I was ripping pita bites with my teeth like a jungle cat. Still, the flavors were spot on and every I ingredient was seemingly fresh. Portion sizes were adequate and we service was lovely.
Hello flavor! Egyptian breakfast was 10/10 most satisfying thing I've eaten in awhile.
Some of the freshest and most flavorful food in Houston. Egyptian family recipes. One time I ate their rice bowl for five meals in a row.
Grabbing a quick bite prior to our transit to IAH. Ruled out any fancy dinning in the area due to lack of time. Resorted to Oddball Eats. Boy what a shocker. Chicken Shawarma was the best shawarma I ever had. Absolutely phenomenal. Corn chips and humus were also spectacular. Had to order a second round. Value is decent for the exceptionally healthy and tasty ingredients. Wow, the star of Finn Hall. (A collection of food court style eateries.)
For delicious gourmet Middle East healthy fast food in Houston's downtown theatre district, Oddball Eats delivers superbly fresh saucy shawarma (aka sandwich) with no bar hold on all the unique spice mixes that make its shawarma so special. The generous use of olive oil, tahini and sauce mix is everything that I look for in a shawarma but seldom could find at typical shawarma joints. The staff are helpful and polite and this location at Finn Hall offers comfortable varied seating types. Do not forget to order the hummus and pita chips-they are like no others! The pita chips are super thin and crunchy , spiced just right with sumac. The hummus portion is generous and also feature sumac. If you are visiting Houston and staying in the theatre district in surround hotels like AC hotel, Club Quarters or Marriot, don't miss out on this shawarma joint at your next visit.
Oddball! In my opinion, this is the sleeper star of Finn Hall. I visited the food hall at least 5-10 times before trying this Mediterranean joint. I was lured in one morning by their vegetable-forward brunch menu, and decided to try the Full Egyptian Breakfast. I was blown away!! I loved the flavorful veggies--especially the pickled cauliflower! Since that fateful morning I've tried the Hummus Bowl and the Shakshuka (only available for brunch!) and both were stellar. Oddball is reputed to have the best falafel in town, and while definitely flavorful, it didn't knock my socks off like I expected. That being said, I'm not a huge falafel fan and therefore might not be the best judge--so I'm not knocking any stars off for that. If you've been frequenting Finn Hall and haven't given Oddball a try--be sure to do so! The dishes composed of fresh ingredients combined with flavorful Mediterranean spices are well worth the stop.
I'm a big fan of super basic Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine from food trucks and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, so I'm usually a bit adverse to restaurants that \\\"fancy up\\\" the cuisine. This place, however, manages to elevate the typical options with interesting ingredients and prep but still preserves what I love. The chicken is juicy and tender. The chips are lightly spiced and delicious with hummus. Always great service too. Overall, very happy to have have found this place in downtown.
Delicious! Excellent hummus, really good pickled cauliflower, cumin rice was amazing also. Damn good and might have to visit this place again while I'm staying in Houston. A little pricier than the $ would seem to indicate. No alcohol. No cash.
So glad I took a chance on this and had a nontraditional brunch dish - Lamb Chorizo Hash - made fresh to order. It came in a huge bowl that I split with my partner and we barely finished it. From the first bite it was absolutely delicious, the spices of the sausage were clearly Mediterranean and went oh so well with the garlic sauce, green onions, and fresh over easy eggs. Not exactly a light breakfast but definitely a hearty one! Would order this again in a heartbeat!
Really good falafel wrap. It was flavorful and filling. The chips that came with it were delicious. The service was equally good.
This is the "brick-and-mortar" food hall/food court location of a popular farmers' market food truck. The staff are very friendly here. I had a nice falafel sandwich (in a pita wrap) here with baba ganush as a nice side "dip". I usually have leftovers when I eat out but I quite enjoyed this and ended up eating all of it. They are located in Finn Hall which has a variety of other food stalls. Counter service, but expect "downtown prices" for everything in Finn Hall. They will text your phone when your order is ready so you don't have to stand around. Parking downtown is free after 6pm and there is easy parking on Travis.
Came to Finn Hall to grab a bite before catching a game and was excited to see what options they had. I could have lapped around a dozen times and not felt confident in my selection of where to eat with all the intriguing options, but Oddball ended up catching my eye the most. The breakfast menu in particular had a few items I wish had been available, but the lamb chorizo fries sounded like the perfect pregame meal and they certainly lived up to it. The chorizo had the classic kick to it that was countered perfectly with the creamy garlic sauce and feta cheese. While the garlic sauce was creamy, it still had a strong garlic flavor that would make for a phenomenal dipping sauce on its own. The fries themselves were nothing special, but with add ins this good you only need the fries to be a vessel. I can certainly see myself coming back here to try some of their other options in the future if I'm in the area, hopefully early enough to catch their breakfast menu!
Food is amazing, served very promptly, super friendly staff. The owners have made of this venue a great alternative for those like me tired of junk food. The rice dish with veggies and meat was superb and the special salad was but a bliss to my heart and stomach. Love love love this place and their owners super nice people. You must try this place.. your stomach will be grateful.. trust me.
Located inside Finn Hall.
Came to Finn Hall so we could all have a choice in what to order and Mediterranean food sounded light and fresh. I ordered the chicken shawarma sandwich but customized it into a bowl with hummus on the side. The chicken was very tender but to me it was over powered by the cinnamon. I couldn't really taste the other flavors. The hummus also seemed like it had cinnamon sprinkled on as well.
Large amount and price is cheap for what you get, service is quick and friendly.
Very flavorful food! The falafel is incredible and definitely the best I've had. A great choice for a family: my 3 year-old loved the falafel and the veggie sampler. The shakshouka (with lamb chorizo) is absolutely amazing, but is only available weekends during brunch. Highly recommended!
I still can't believe I'm giving 5-stars for fries. The lamb fries definitely went beyond my expectations. At first I was only expected the lambs and sauce are going to be tasty, and fries just going to be normal. But man, their fries are actually pretty good. It's like a really good combination of crispy and soft. And the fries goes so well with the lamb. Honestly even there's no lamb I would still eat those fries alone. They are just so good and I can't say no to them. Service are fast, and ppl working there are super friendly
I tried the lamb chorizo fries (delicious), falafel (fluffy inside with great flavor) and the chicken shawarma sandwich (also delish but could have used more sauce inside). Easily some of the best falafel I have had in Houston and really enjoyed everything else too. Also reasonably priced. Recommend if you want Mediterranean and are in the downtown area!
This is the kind of review I hate having to write, but must write. Three coworkers and I got food poisoning from the seasonal salad here. Strangely enough, the food poisoning pains have lasted over a week for me... which is highly unusual. This is unfortunate, because I liked Oddball. The salad was one of the tastiest I've eaten (naturally tasty without needing much dressing), the staff are very friendly, and the falafel here is the best I've ever had. The portion is also very filling for the price. I'd visited a few times before my food poisoning incident, and every time I enjoyed it. While serving delicious food is a priority for a restaurant, the health standards / food quality is arguably even more important. I hope they'll do a more stringent check on their raw vegetable quality, and that no one else gets food poisoning.
Best falafel I've ever had in my life! I thought I knew what good falafel tasted like, but I didn't until I ate here. Just try it!
Perfect place to get a fresh tasty bite! Love it! Very friendly and fast! Highly recommend trying the falafel!
Decent tasting food but super overpriced for the amount you get. Paid over $13 for a couple tablespoons of hummus and 4 or 5 falafels with a little cucumber and tomato on the side. Not filling at all and you can go to a regular Mediterranean restaurant and get way more food for less than that.
I tried Oddball eats today! It was great! I had their â€œOriginal Falafel Sandwichâ€ it was everything I could want. Fresh and Tasty! I will be back soon!
This place is great! They have great vegan options! Nice location downtown Houston. Close to Metro Rail and easy to access from any part of downtown. .
Great tasty food !!
Yum! We came to Finn Hall expecting to eat somewhere else, but electrical issues had that place closed. So we wandered around and found this gem. The Shakshuka and Lamb hash each had many layers of delicious flavors. The potatoes in the hash were perfectly cooked.
Hard to find good Mediterranean food downtown so I was happy to find this place. Chicken shawarma was juicy and well seasoned. Can't wait to try the falafel
Super friendly. Fresh food. Ordered a salad with a fanatically seasoned chicken and they made sure not to put any items that I couldn't have due to allergies. Will return when I'm back in the area. The whole eating hall is such a welcome addition to downtown!
Great food made with local ingredients! Everything is perfectly seasoned and fresh. My favorite Mediterranean option in Houston.
The best falafel sandwich you can get in Houston Texas. I am Egyptian and grew up eating falafel and no one has ever made a better sandwich then oddball eats
I came here last night while checking out Finn Hall. It's a great option if you're in the mood for Mediterranean food. I was able to order the chicken shawarma in a bowl and get the pita on the side. It was really good. There were sliced grape tomatoes, persian cucumbers and lots of parsley with tender, flavorful chicken thighs. I also added the red spicy sauce that they have at the pick-up area. It was really fresh and great. My order also came with some sumac pita chips which were really flavorful like lemon-y and herbs and complimented my dish nicely. If you like parsley order this dish because its all over it, I on the other hand am a small fan but it did round out the dish.
Visiting Houston from South Florida Really good. Is a must the falafel sandwich is delicious. If you like the hot sauce, they have one free of charge not too hot but very tasty. Great atmosphere and friendly people.
Hands down the best falafel in town! So delicious and a good size too! Can't wait till they open more locations!
712 Main St, Houston, TX 77002