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Oasis Falafel

206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
+1 319-358-7342
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel” (94 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this friendly, unpretentious eatery. My family and I are new to the area and were grateful to stumble upon this gem of a neighborhood place.

Thank DiningDiva319
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every experience that we always have is just wonderful! I love their falafel‘s I love their pita bread and I love the salads that they make. Service is so quick and there’s always a place to sit down people are very friendly that serve you...More

Thank romapanther5g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oasis is great any time of the day...except when Ragbrai is in town. Their falafels are so tasty!!! Good for vegetarians and meat eaters.

Thank person777
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We visited Oasis on a risky day of the week--a Monday--and were delighted by the quality of the food. I had the roasted vegetable falafel pita, which uses the ingredients for the vegetable kabab. The vegetables were tender and delicious (probably from a marinade). My...More

Thank CaliTransplantinIA
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken shwarma, humus and falafel. It was really good. If there was any downisde it is thay the place can be a little noisy as it is a very busy place.

Thank Iowa52556
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Good food and the service is fast. It is a walking distance from downtown Iowa City. It is one of my favor places in Iowa City...

Thank Gustavo O
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Veg falafel, food of my dreams. Purple cabbage, hummus, and other Joy's. Street parking may get full, but totally worth walk. Pls try. Its s downtown staple. Has a health hippie feel. Did I say how much Iove it? Wish it had more seating

Thank Jes G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Oasis is well known and loved in the Iowa City/Coralville area. The food is delicious. I always get the falafel for lunch or dinner plus hummus and pita bread. The fries are fantastic! Oasis catered my daughter's wedding and the assortment of main dishes and...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I took my co-workers here for lunch. Food came relatively quickly despite the place being busy. It was also very affordable!

Thank person777
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This restaurant has authentic Middle Eastern food that they cook extremely well. They don't skimp on proportions or the spices. I was not surprised to see people of all ages coming and going in this local gem. And, they cook their meat dishes in separate...More

Thank Anthony B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-358-7342
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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.
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