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Sushi Popo Japanese & Chinese Restaurant

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725 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246-1812
319-338-7676
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Aurora, IL
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend here. The miso soup was cold. The sushi was ok, but served with subpar soy sauce. The little room we ate in was quaint, and we liked the seclusion...But, there was no love in the food we ate, it was all just...There. Probably won't return.

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Thank musthavebeachsun
Marengo, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

They have gluten free soy sauce so the can make many dishes gluten free. I had the Mongolian beef. It was very good. Good service and in and out quick for lunch.

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Thank Kelli K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Sushi Popo used to be good. The service was always a bit slow, but the food was decent. I have just made my last visit after nearly 20 years of going here. I called in an order and was told 30 minutes to be ready, I showed up 35 minutes later, because they are always a little slow. When I... More 

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Thank ChazBinIC
Iowa
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179 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We've lived here 20+ yrs, and this place has long been one of our favorites for a casual meal after work on Fridays. We had not made it here for awhile, and a recent visit was a shock and major disappointment. On a busy evening, there were just 2 people in the front of the house; one was a new... More 

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Thank Fuzby
Iowa City, Iowa
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Clean restaurant, friendly staff, good food, but service is a little slow sometimes. I like that they have gluten free soy sauce and are able to modify some meals to fit allergy needs.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I had not been there for a long time, and remembered that my disappointment was similar before. The staff was inattentive to our table. We had to wave down our waiter several times for a request which was then forgotten. We had to wait for our main course way too long and when it finally arrived the tempura was tepid,... More 

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Michigan
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196 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I had had great food in the past. We tried two different "lunch boxes" and were severely disappointed. The egg rolls were mostly doughy paste. The rice was dry and singularly tasteless. The "dip" for the egg roll was catsup based. My beef broccoli and my friend's fried tofu were less flavorful than the frozen package I buy at the... More 

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Thank marjieP
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Chinese AND Japanese food all in one? It sounded too good to be true, and it was. Our waitress was hung over or strung out. Her co-worker did her best to cover. Food was lukewarm and the tempura was extra soggy...udon broth tasted soap. It was easier to pay the bill and leave than make a fuss. I'm sorry, but... More 

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Thank MLA2009
Hiroshima, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I recently tried this restaurant out because I do like a bit of Asian food every now and then and had tried many other restaurants in the Iowa City area. I read the reviews before going and had mixed feelings about what I was reading but I wanted to see for myself. The menu was very full and had plenty... More 

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CRIowa
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great lunch spot, they always seem to be busy. I drive from downtown to the westside and they are quick, I am generally there, have lunch and back to work in about an hour take or give a few minutes. Very good Bento Box options and yummy Sushi!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-338-7676

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?