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206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
319-358-7342
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Iowa City
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161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seriously, I have tried hummus everywhere and this is best. When we travel anywhere, friends request this hummus. We pack in ice and bring it. Rest of their food great but hummus amazing.

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Thank IowaCityProf
lawrence
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just carried out the hummus and now that I am back home I am dying for more. Take a cooler and stock up. It's worth it

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Thank alawrencetraveller
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here a few times on my travels to Iowa City. Always tasty and quick service. I usually have some version of the gyro, and the sides are hard to choose between, as there are many great ones. The Mediterranean salad is a favorite of mine.

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Thank Hope S
Coralville, Iowa
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stopped in for lunch on Saturday. We ordered a gyro and sultan's plate to share. This is a really great way to sample Oasis. The plate allows you to choose four sides. We had hummus, falafel, tabbouleh and madjadra. All were great. When you eat in-house, there is a condiment bar that includes cabbage and sauces. The menu is... More 

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Thank Brad B
USA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Small friendly restaurant with limited seating, but lots of people come in for carry-out. The food was very good. The shawarma I had was huge. Two could share it and have plenty for a small lunch. The prices are very reasonable for what you get.

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Thank Salome33
Dublin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is not the place for a date or a fancy dinner. It is the place for great Eastern food served without fuss. The chicken shawarma pitta sandwich was delicious, blacked crusted chicken that expressed its marinade. And bonus points for self serve pickled chillies!

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Thank monkeynine
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291 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Saw some good reviews of this place and it lived up to the hype. A variety of options to choose from and all good prices. They had great falafel and chicken schwarma. Lots of other good stuff as well. Definitely worth checking this place out

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Thank Keith T
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

it's good, it's fast, it does not look like much inside but who cares when everything else is good! their hummus is also available in grocery stores.

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Thank MsDrTurtle
Reno, Nevada
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Was wowed by the very tasty food here. We ordered two platters Mine consisted of lamb skewer and chicken sharmwa, Moroccan eggplant and Mediterranean salad for allof $11. The lamb was of a good quality, tender and wonderfully spiced. The chicken was the same. The eggplant was smokey and fully flavored. My wife's 4 part platter (all vegetarian) was equally... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Really good food, I would definitely go back there again waitress was a little Snappy maybe she had a bad day

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Mediterranean, Greek, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 319-358-7342
Description
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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