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Food Republic

116 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
+1 319-351-8880
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good57%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Jul 9, 2018
“Food quality has declined and TERRIBLE bathrooms!”
Jun 10, 2017
“Authentic Chinese food in IC”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
116 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I used to like going here. But last couple of time I went, the women's bathroom was in such a terrible state that I could not go. There was a giant dead cockroach on the floor, both times both toilets had a deep black stain...More

Thank ananyasengupta2017
Reviewed June 10, 2017

If is difficult to find authentic Chinese food in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. Food Republic is one of a few restaurants that serves authentic food. If you want Mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, or egg foo young you should eat elsewhere. My wife...More

Thank John V
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We've been on a cross country and halfway back again tour of the USA and stopped in Iowa City, one of our places. We were here a few weeks ago, and now, we are back again. We looked up yelp for a delivery place, and...More

Thank cparker1771
Reviewed July 2, 2016

The wife wants Chinese. And she's tired. This is not a problem in the Iowa City/Coralville area. There has been an influx of Asian students to the University of Iowa, which has caused the restaurants to raise their game. You're either a buffet, or you...More

Thank FroggyHawk
Reviewed June 27, 2016

horrible service, blah food, not exactly clean, servers small child running wild through restaurant random debris on the floor heading to the bathroom (almost tripped and fell)

Thank L0ufa
Reviewed April 14, 2016

I'm not sure why the reviews on here are so positive, but please take a look at Google reviews before deciding to eat here. We were excited to try this place out, but were met with terrible service- the server was extremely rude and also...More

Thank Lennuitte
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the best Chinese food I've had in a long while. We got the sizzling rice soup - the bowl was HUGE. Plenty for both of us and then some. Also got egg rolls and kong pao chicken. All three dishes were superb.

Thank techleadprof
Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've been to Food Republic three times now since September. The menu is diverse and extensive and I've enjoyed everything I've ordered so far. I've had the Hot Oil Wonton appetizer every time I've come and added the leftover hot oil to whatever I've ordered...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Nice new place. Very friendly help. Huge menu featuring both "American" and authentic Chinese food. We were looking for vegetarian and found plenty to choose from. The food is not as cheap as most Chinese places but the entrees are big enough to share, especially...More

1  Thank GREGORY N
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been to many Chinese restaurants in the Iowa city area so I don't know how it compares to the others but I would assume it's hard to beat. This place has such good food! I went with 3 other people and we each...More

Thank Shelby A
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-8880
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