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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

SALADS & SPREADS
Sm (4 oz): $2 Serves 1-2; Lg (8 oz): $4 Serves 2-4; Pt (16 oz): $8 Serves 4-8; Qt (32 oz): $15 Serves 8-16
Hummus
Chickpea Salad
Babba Ganoush
Tabbouleh
Couscous
Greek Salad
Labneh
Madjadra
Mediterranean Salad
Green Cabbage Salad
SAUCES
Sm (4 oz): $2 Serves 1-2; Lg (8 oz): $4 Serves 2-4; Pt (16 oz): $8 Serves 4-8; Qt (32 oz): $15 Serves 8-16
Mango Curry Sauce
Tahini Sesame Sauce
Hot Sauce
OASIS FALAFEL SIGNATURE PITA
Oasis Falafel Signature Pita
Plain or Whole Wheat
Bag of Six USD 4.8
ea. USD 0.94
KEBABS
$5 ea.
Lamb Skewer
Chicken Skewer
Beef Kafta Patty (2)
Gyro Portion
Grilled Vegetables
Chicken Shawarma
LUNCHBOXES
Min. order 10 boxes
Lunchboxes
1/2 Pita Sandwich, Sm. Salad or Spread, Mango & Tahini, Napkin, Fork
Falafel USD 8.75
Beef Kafta, Chicken, Lamb, Gyro or Shawarma USD 9.85
SAMPLE ORDER FOR 10-16 GUESTS
Total: $268.10
Falafel
each ball USD 0.5
30 Balls (For 10-16 Guests) USD 15
Pita
Plain Pita, Whole Wheat
Bag of Six USD 4.8
1 Bag Each (For 10-16 Guests) USD 9.6
Salads & Spreads
Babba Ganoush, Chickpea Salad, Couscous, Green Cabbage Salad, Greek Salad, Hummus, Labneh, Madjadra, Mediterranean Salad, Moroccan Eggplant, Tabbouleh, Red Cabbage
Quart USD 15
Pick any Six (For 10-16 Guests) USD 90
Kebabs
Chicken, Grilled Vegetables, Lamb, Beef Kafta, Gyro, Chicken Shawarma
Skewer USD 5
2 Skewers Per Guest (For 10-16 Guests) USD 100
Condiments
Tahini, Mango Curry, Hot Sauce, Feta, Olives, Pickles
Half Pint USD 4
Pick any Four (For 10-16 Guests) USD 16
SAMPLE ORDER FOR 10-16 GUESTS - DESSERT
Baklava
per piece USD 2
For 10-16 Guests 1 per guest USD 20
Rice Pudding
per portion USD 3.5
For 10-16 Guests 0.5 per guest USD 17.5
A LA CARTE SIDES
French Fries
Sm USD 2.5
Lg USD 3.5
Soup
Cup USD 3.5
Bowl USD 4.25
Madjadra
USD 2.5
Greek Salad
USD 4.5
Pita Chips
USD 3.5
Salads & Spreads
Babba Ganoush, Chickpea Salad, Couscous, Green Cabbage, Labneh Hummus, Mediterranean Salad, Moroccan Eggplant, Red Cabbage, Olives, Pickles, Tabbouleh
Sm USD 2
Lg USD 4
Hard-Boiled Egg USD 1
PITA SANDWICHES
Falafel Pita
Plain or whole wheat pita filled with hummus, babba ganoush, mediterranean salad and falafel. Add: chicken, beef kafta, gyro, grilled vegetables, chicken shawarma or lamb $8.85 ($6.85/half)
USD 6.65
Half USD 4.75
Sabich
Moroccan eggplant, hard-boiled egg and hummus in pocket pita. Premium Fillings: Pickles, Tabbouleh, Feta, Couscous, Moroccan Eggplant, Hard-Boiled Egg
USD 6.65
Half USD 4.75
Premium Fillings USD 1
ENTRÉES
Kebab Plate
Choose Two: Chicken, Beef Kafta, Grilled Vegetables, Chicken Shawarma, Gyro or Lamb + any two sides & pita
USD 11.95
Sultan's Plate
Choose any four sides + pita
USD 9.25
Genie's Plate
Choose any three sides + pita
USD 7.55
Greek Salad
Mixed greens with feta, kalamata olives, cucumbers and housemade balsamic dressing on the side
USD 4.5
Masabacha
Hummus topped with a savory Moroccan blend of beef or mushrooms
USD 8
Add Hard-Boiled Egg USD 1
About
Owners and friends Naftaly Stramer and Ofer Sivan created Oasis the Falafel Joint in the summer of 2004. After meeting for lunch in downtown Iowa City the duo lamented that (at the time) falafel was nowhere to be found, and vowed to right this wrong. Naftaly had just left the tech industry and Ofer had just completed his degree in engineering – an unlikely starting place for what would become the world’s best hummus, falafel and fries.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

The owners of this restaurant care about their customers and the quality and freshness of their food. A must try when in Iowa City!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

After going to Oasis Falafel the other night I asked why there is no longer sold tzatziki sauce the falafels and I asked adult waitress why and then a 10 year old girl explain to me that it is a Greek it is not a...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Love the falafels this place makes. Fresh ingredients, convenient parking, and priced right. Will be back. Thanks guys.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

I visited on dec 8 around 7 pm with my friends and family after 1 year and this will my last visit to oasis. It appears like things have changed a lot and gotten worse. Initially when I came in and was standing in line...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

I normally think the Oasis pretty fast. This time we waited over 35 minutes before our food came. They weren’t that busy.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Naftaly and Ofer have created an Iowa City gem in Oasis Falafel. All their food is fantastic, but their Hummus is truly the best you will ever eat. My children are now Hummus snobs and compare every other Hummus to Oasis Hummus as the standard...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

I usually came here to get falafel. Its quite crush and tasteful. Overall, this restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean food. They also serve great frilled chicken.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

The flavors Oasis is able to bring to Iowa are Amaze-Balls! The fries are thick, delicious, yet crispy. They have a hot sauce that is great on anything you want to add some spice, I definitely would stop here even if you are not sure...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

This restaurant serves great Mediterranean food, reasonably priced, with lots of choices. This is a vegetarian-friendly place.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

In what world do you have to wait 15 minutes for hummus, falafel and a bit of salad in a box? Did they grow the chickpeas? And then the box was half empty, just a tiny bit of boring salad, a tablespoon and a half...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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