We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Oyama Sushi

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 52: English reviews
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in a strip mall, this modest little Japanese restaurant was recommended to us by a local. The waiter brings you hot hand towels before you order, which is a nice treat to freshen up. The Age tofu and the Dragon roll sushi were really good!

Thank Ch0ucr0ute
Level Contributor
52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every sushi item tried there has been excellent. The waiters and waitresses were so attentive to our needs.

Thank Barbara S
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Excellent sushi and tempura. Presentation and freshness is what keeps me coming back. Always fresh! The ambiance and service is also of high quality.

Thank midwest9
West Lafayette, Indiana
Level Contributor
134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Oyama offers some creative and delicious sushi rolls, as well as traditional Japanese offerings. The hand rolls were outstanding, as was the shrimp fried rice and udon. The waitstaff worked well as a team, and regularly topped off our beverages, and intuitively brought items we needed which really enhanced the dining experience. Oyama is a wonderful dining option in the... More 

Thank MEKA354
United States
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Ordered octopus salad and seaweed salad, both were good. Then came my "magic roll" and it was very disappointing, the spicy tuna in the middle was mushy and had a red color like ketchup, it did not taste good at all and I could not eat it. Told the waitress and she would not accept my complaint. Her argument was... More 

Thank 127AnaA127
Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Oyama has a very large selection of fresh Sushi to choose from, all are hand made to order. Very nice little restaurant! Highly recommended!

Thank Nicole E
Sun City, Arizona
Level Contributor
347 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were on a long distance trip and found this gem. It is in a mall and undistinguished facade. We entered and they were very busy. A good sign! We had GREAT sushi and the fried ice cream and fried cheesecake were superb.

Springfield, Illinois
Level Contributor
143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

This lovely little place, found in the middle of a strip mall, served delicious, fresh sushi. Of note is the extremely large variety of house-made specialty rolls, which were flying off the counter to the people in the restaurant. My rainbow roll was lovely; however, they served only a little wasabi and ginger with it, so that I had to... More 

Thank caringinthemoment
Iowa City, IA
Level Contributor
440 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love the salmon hibachi and sometimes at lunch get the bento box salmon for more variety. The hot green tea is very nice and free. The staff is attentive and shows up at just the right moment.

Thank GailCheryl
Iowa City, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I tried all sushi places in Iowa city/coralville , this one is hands down the best place in town. Prices are normal and service is fast.

Thank JorgeGaraicoa

Travelers who viewed Oyama Sushi also viewed


Been to Oyama Sushi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-337-8801

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oyama Sushi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?