7202 W. Hefner Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK
Update Mar. 2020: For a while the restaurant has been serving food in to-go containers even if you eat it in the restaurant. With the city-wide mandate in March 2020 that all restaurants discontinue their dine-in service, it is really business as usual at Let’s Do Greek since most of their orders were take-out anyway. Now, though, you have to call in your order and they bring it to you outside. I am not sure if the food truck is operating at the moment.
Let’s Do Greek had been operating in Edmond for a number of years before it moved to its present location in far northwest Oklahoma City. Along with the move has been a greater emphasis on its popular food truck, with the restaurant restricting its hours so that the owners can devote the time necessary to their mobile location. The official hours on the restaurant’s web site are Monday through Friday 11 am to 8 pm. Google reports that it closes at 7:30 pm, so there might be some difference between summer and winter hours.
Much of the menu is well suited for a food truck, and includes a large number of sandwiches and fast food type of meals. I believe the menu has been cut back from the one they had in Edmond, although my favorite dish from the old restaurant–suvlakia chicken–is still available (it is not served from the food truck, though). Even if the menu is not what they had in Edmond, I believe it is at least 90 percent the same.
The type of food served is also interesting. The husband is originally from Venezuela and the wife is from Iran. They have added items from both of these cuisines to make it more interesting, but the core of the menu is still Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. The most popular item at the restaurant seems to be gyros, and this always seems to be a daily special when I go to the restaurant.
So far the Suvlakia Chicken has been one of my favorite items, and I think this compares very favorably to the various Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants in town. The sauce was very good, the seasoning was perfect, but most of all I enjoyed the chicken.
At the Edmond restaurant the Suvlakia chicken also came on a sandwich or in a salad (now only the rice plate and the salad options are available). The “Let’s Do Bigger Plates” option is still available, and is the one shown in the photo (the plate comes with a Greek salad and a choice of rice). The Bigger Plates, although more expensive than the sandwiches, tend to be less expensive than similar items at other restaurants.
For me it is hard to compare the Gyros Bowl with the Suvlakia chicken, but I thought the gyros was good as well. The gyros bowl is often served as a daily special, and when this is the case it becomes particularly attractive as a meal choice. I thought the meat was quite good, and the grilled pita was a nice touch.
Chicken Arepa is a Venezuelan dish, but the one here is served with an excellent tzitziki sauce which I think may make it better than many others (the chicken was excellent also). I did not care a whole lot for the shell, and I found myself still being hungry after ordering this as a meal (other items that come on a bed of rice are better for satisfying my hunger). It is very tasty, though, and would make a good lunch or smaller dinner meal.
Curry Chicken Stew
When I found out that the Curry Chicken Stew was a Persian dish I had to order it, and when I found out how good it tastes I had to go back to order it again. This also definitely gets my seal of approval, especially with the Dill Rice shown in the photo. The curry is not spicy like Indian or Thai curries, but does have a rich mixture of spices.
Oregano Chicken is available in five different forms: sandwiches, salads, bowls, Bigger Plates, and arepas. Thankfully, though, they are all the same delicious oregano chicken (cooked with virgin olive oil, herbs, and lemon juice). The salad was my favorite form of it because of the fact that the chicken tends to be spicy, and the lettuce is an offset to this.
The Oregano Chicken Bowl also has very fresh and flavorful chicken, although I like the salad better for reasons outlined in the previous paragraph.
Falafel comes in three forms: salad, plate, or bowl (“bowl” simply means that it is served on your choice of rice–basmati and dill are the two I have tried). The photo shown here is the plate which comes with a Greek salad and rice (in this case it was dill).
I have to say, though, that the falafel tastes as if it is from a mix, and is the only thing I have tried so far that I would not recommend (especially considering the number of other restaurants in town that have better versions of falafel).
I think this is a slightly smaller version of their regular Greek salad, and the salad was quite good.
The Greek Salad is available as a menu item, and also comes with the dinners on the “Let’s Do Bigger Plates” menu. My salad came with a mix of lettuce greens, tomatoes, kalamata olives, peppers, feta, and a house Greek vinaigrette. Although it was very good, I think those primarily looking for a salad would find a better choice at the Middle Eastern restaurants such as Nunu’s.
Compared to the old Edmond restaurant the new place is more of a fast food style eatery (with more spartan tables and decor than before, although it is a regular restaurant setting).
The food is the same as before, as far as I can tell. The Edmond restaurant closed at 7:00 pm while the new restaurant closes at 8:00 according to the web site and 7:30 according to Google. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday, though (I think the Edmond restaurant was open on Saturday). Because the restaurant largely has a fast food concept, it does not matter if you walk in ten minutes before closing time–there is still plenty of time to get your food and eat it without feeling that you are being rushed by the staff. I would say to call, though, and find out what is the correct closing time.
One piece of advice I would definitely give is to look at the “specials” board if you are budget-conscious. It seems that they always have the gyros bowl or sandwich on special, and as far as I remember there is always another item on special as well (the second item changes daily).
There is not a wide selection of their Iranian and Venezuelan dishes, but the ones they have are definitely worth a try. I especially like the curry chicken stew (a Persian dish). The suvlakia chicken bowl and gyros bowl are very close runners-up to the curry chicken stew.
Cost: $$ ($ if you get the daily special)
Hours: Open Mon-Fri 11 am to 8 pm (food truck runs on weekends)
Smoking: No smoking
Most Recent Visit: Mar. 25, 2020
Number of Visits: 10+
Best Items: Suvlakia Chicken, Curry Chicken Stew, Oregano Chicken Salad, Gyros Bowl