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Oyama Sushi

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1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
What a LOVELY surprise.

We were on a long distance trip and found this gem. It is in a mall and undistinguished facade. We entered and they were very busy. A good sign! We had GREAT sushi and the fried ice cream and fried cheesecake were superb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Sun City, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Sun City, Arizona
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were on a long distance trip and found this gem. It is in a mall and undistinguished facade. We entered and they were very busy. A good sign! We had GREAT sushi and the fried ice cream and fried cheesecake were superb.

Springfield, Illinois
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This lovely little place, found in the middle of a strip mall, served delicious, fresh sushi. Of note is the extremely large variety of house-made specialty rolls, which were flying off the counter to the people in the restaurant. My rainbow roll was lovely; however, they served only a little wasabi and ginger with it, so that I had to... More 

Thank caringinthemoment
Iowa City, IA
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313 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love the salmon hibachi and sometimes at lunch get the bento box salmon for more variety. The hot green tea is very nice and free. The staff is attentive and shows up at just the right moment.

Thank GailCheryl
Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I tried all sushi places in Iowa city/coralville , this one is hands down the best place in town. Prices are normal and service is fast.

Thank JorgeGaraicoa
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First, our sushi was very good. We both enjoyed the rolls we ordered. However, it's too casual of an atmosphere and the service is below average -- both of these items really detract from the experience you ~could~ have here. They casually get around to you when it's convenient type attitude... and you just get to the point where you... More 

Thank Ccjones1
Riverside, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went there with our son for his birthday and we had the best time and the food was assume. Everything was done to perfection. I would give Oyama Sushi a big thumbs up great place..

Thank Termight-Mike
Davenport, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sat for over an hour waiting for food before a waitress, who wasn't even ours, noticed we didn't have our food. Our order had obviously been misplaced, which happens. But I asked the waitress to then cancel our order if it was not being made because we had a movie at 7:30 (it was already after 7:15) but instead I... More 

Thank lovebites003
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It's pricey, but you taste every cent. Get the Bento plate--nice sampler. And their tempura is wonderful. AND, ladies and germs, you can get anything to go--even miso. Yakisoba is great. Everything I've eaten there is superb, and their seaweed salad is Heavenly.

Thank Big-Steve-Smith
Gwinn, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great meal - it is better to go at lunch because the meal is cheaper and is just the right amount of food. The salad and fish soup are not that great - but the main dishes are amazing.

Thank Nat1963
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Good sushi including Uni that takes you to the ocean, plus real Japanese meals which even excite the grand children (including the Japanese soft drinks). We have never been dissapointed (except when it was too crowded).

Thank rtjny99

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-337-8801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?