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Oyama Sushi

1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
+1 319-337-8801
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“tempura” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (34 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a new resident of Iowa City, I was ecstatic to discover an outstanding Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and sashimi, hibachi, and tempura. Oyama has an extensive sushi menu, and the chefs know how to serve it up with style! I highly recommend the...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This little sushi restaurant is on the south east side of Iowa City and is a delight. Don’t hesitate to try Oyama!

Thank marthas567
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We were blown away by the quality of the nigiri and rolls we had at Oyama Sushi last week. Stopping in Cedar Rapids on a road trip left us wondering where to get non-chain food. A google search gave this place high marks and we...More

Thank wtutz
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Lots of food comes with the hibachi salmon, so we split it and add a salad and miso soup. the two pieces of salmon are fresh and perfectly baked in a savory sauce. The grilled veggies are plentiful and mostly green. The staff is attentive....More

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed November 13, 2017

My wife and I visited on Saturday, October 21st. Around 5pm. There were only a couple of other customers at that time. Our server took great care of us during our stay. I had the Tonkatsu Bento. It looked good and it tasted good. We...More

1  Thank iowacityia
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

As someone from the coast, I have struggled for four years in Iowa City to find even decent sushi. But to no avail. The popular, more trendy sushi joints downtown are just plain bad to anyone who has ever tasted well-made, fresh sushi. But Oyama...More

1  Thank calmango13
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I gave this place a rating of 4 because of the food. The fish was fresh & the portions were generous. That being said, the service was terrible. The only one who works there that can speak & understand English is the manager who works...More

Thank 506snj
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Excellent straightforward Japanese staples and beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi in a lovely blonde wood paneled space that will totally make you forget you're in a strip mall between a puppy-mill sourced chain pet store and a yoga studio. I'm more of a basic sashimi...More

Thank MikeyMark
Reviewed October 24, 2016

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...More

Thank Ch0ucr0ute
Reviewed September 23, 2016

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

Thank Barbara S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +1 319-337-8801
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