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Oasis Falafel

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$5 - $20
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 6, 2021

We recently had a party with fifteen people and didn't want to cook. We ordered catering from Oasis and it was wonderful! We had chicken shawarma, falafel, vegetables, and a variety of sides. Everyone loved it. Ofer was so responsive and great to work with....The food arrived exactly on time, fresh, and ready to serve. They even included paper tags with names and ingredients. Highly recommend and plan to order again in the future!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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
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...Greek restaurant but Mediterranean after being told that is a Mediterranean restaurant none of the toppings that usually go on but I was told a cucumber and a cabbage salad I for one will never go to Oasis Falafel again they were rude unhelpful and just plain hoity-toityMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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
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...to order. While I was waiting to order a person who had ordered before came in to request something and he was so rude to him and after he went he shaked his head and also was muttering something which I could figure out was something not very nice. When My number came and even before I could say anything he said rudely “it is going to take 20 minutes do you want to order or not”. I should have just walked out that time but since I was on my family and friends I just decided to go ahead and order.Waiting for 20 minutes without a problem but the rude behavior was a big problem.Since we are waiting for food my son who is 2 1/2 year-old was sitting and bumping his legs on the bench he was sitting. Suddenly out of the blue the same person on The counter yelled “ Can you stop doing this, it is bothering me”.He yelled to the point that everybody in the restaurant and all the staff could hear it. At that pointI was done and I told my wife and my friends that we should cancel our order and should go But since they were hungry and we were already waiting for 10 minutes they decided to stay. Our mood was already spoiled. After food came which was OK, We just walked out after eating quickly as we really didn’t want it to stay there anymore. During all this process none of the other staff members even came to correct him or Even tell him How he was behaving And yelling. If a staff member has guts to yell and behave like that in front of all the other staff members and everyone then that means that he’s not even afraid of getting reported to the manager or the owner and this is the environment which is usually there.i Think they should also put a sign board in the front saying that kids not allowed. It used to be such a nice place to visit but not anymore. i will not recommend Oasis to anyone.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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
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...of excellence.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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
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...what you want because anything you get is absolutely delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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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Yes, Oasis Falafel offers takeout services.

Oasis Falafel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5