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Sushi Popo Japanese & Chinese Restaurant

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725 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246-1812
319-338-7676
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always friendly

Clean restaurant, friendly staff, good food, but service is a little slow sometimes. I like that they have gluten free soy sauce and are able to modify some meals to fit allergy needs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Tiffany T
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Iowa City, Iowa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Clean restaurant, friendly staff, good food, but service is a little slow sometimes. I like that they have gluten free soy sauce and are able to modify some meals to fit allergy needs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had not been there for a long time, and remembered that my disappointment was similar before. The staff was inattentive to our table. We had to wave down our waiter several times for a request which was then forgotten. We had to wait for our main course way too long and when it finally arrived the tempura was tepid,... More 

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Michigan
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I had had great food in the past. We tried two different "lunch boxes" and were severely disappointed. The egg rolls were mostly doughy paste. The rice was dry and singularly tasteless. The "dip" for the egg roll was catsup based. My beef broccoli and my friend's fried tofu were less flavorful than the frozen package I buy at the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Chinese AND Japanese food all in one? It sounded too good to be true, and it was. Our waitress was hung over or strung out. Her co-worker did her best to cover. Food was lukewarm and the tempura was extra soggy...udon broth tasted soap. It was easier to pay the bill and leave than make a fuss. I'm sorry, but... More 

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Hiroshima, Japan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I recently tried this restaurant out because I do like a bit of Asian food every now and then and had tried many other restaurants in the Iowa City area. I read the reviews before going and had mixed feelings about what I was reading but I wanted to see for myself. The menu was very full and had plenty... More 

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CRIowa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great lunch spot, they always seem to be busy. I drive from downtown to the westside and they are quick, I am generally there, have lunch and back to work in about an hour take or give a few minutes. Very good Bento Box options and yummy Sushi!

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Cedar Rapids
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The sushi here is EXPENSIVE and they had almost nothing on their menu, but don't let this fool you - it wasn't fresh. My sushi was made by someone who looked like they just came out from doing the dishes, filthy shirt and all.

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Tiffin, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Very fresh sushi and reasonable prices. Quiet atmosphere welcoming to families. Just outside downtown Iowa City

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Iowa City, IA
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Sushi, yaki soba, green tea my favs. Fresh wonderful food. The staff is very informed and owners friendly and responsive.

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Riverside, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Heard it was good...so I went...disappointed and was lighter in the wallet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 725 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-338-7676

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?