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Sushi Popo Japanese & Chinese Restaurant

725 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246-1812
319-338-7676
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Ranked #134 of 205 Restaurants in Iowa City
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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104 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Iowa City, Iowa
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We go there about weekly. The menu is always updated, the food is delicious, the service is sometimes uneven (too fast, too slow), but always courteous.

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