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Koreana Japanese Restaurant

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207 W Water Street, Decorah, IA
+1 563-382-6262
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I love sushi and the sushi I had for dinner at Koreana is, quite simply, some of the best I've ever had. The ingredients were fresh and in combinations that contained amazing flavors. As I neared the end of the meal I felt regret that the experience had to come to an end. I also ordered Jasmine tea, which was... More 

Thank Robert B
West Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant in downtown Decorah. I ordered Miso Soup and Squid Salad. The soup was average, but the salad was very good and beautifully presented. My husband, ordered Spicy Pork Bulgoki, which he liked very much. It had too many onions for me, but he enjoyed it. The menu is a combination of Japanese,... More 

Thank lach_arvada
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Loved the deep fried roll that we had! Our second roll (the holy moly) was also good and came on a flaming plate of vodka which was entertaining. Points off for the spicy tuna roll as it was almost too spicy for me to eat, and I can handle a good amount of heat. I would give a 3.5 if... More 

Thank Jeaniy02
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious! I love their sushi. I just can't get enough. A lot of different choices of sushi. The owner is so friendly.. ;)

Thank Jlibbs B
Decorah, Iowa
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164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Two daughters were home visiting recently so we decided to go to Koreana for lunch. Service was good and the food was too. My daughters has some sushi and my wife and I split a chicken dish. Our salads were very fresh and colorful. Only drawback was they do not have the "box" lunch specials on Saturday and that was... More 

Thank jameslouie
Coon Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My wife and I stopped at Koreana in April of 2016. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. My wife and I purchased 4 rolls, including one that was battered and fried whole. It was a religious experience... Anyways, for NE IA, the ingredients were as good as I've had in the midwest and the flavors were... More 

Thank JCJ1576
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214 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We ate here for Saturday lunch. Our food was good. I had the green curry beef. The side salad that came with the dinners was also excellent. However, we were disappointed in our overall experience. The lunch menu is only available Monday through Friday. In a small town in Iowa, this didn't really seem appropriate. So we ended up spending... More 

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Berkeley, California
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed a lunch of maki rolls and seaweed salad. The space is attractive, the preparation careful and fresh. All is a welcome surprise in the small town of Decorah, Iowa.

Thank pksa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Today I had the Koreana salad and the Spider roll, both were excellent! The ginger dressing on the salad is one of my favorite house-made dressings! The roll was fresh with great taste and texture, although rolled a bit loosely. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed in the meal. They also serve all the traditional... More 

Thank iowamom3
Plymouth, Minnesota
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We dropped in to visit our son & his girlfriend. They suggested going to the Koreana Japanese Restaurant which wasn't our choice of places. They ordered afew rolls (Las Vegas Roll & Great Balls of Fire) some some Monkey Brains(stuffed mushrooms) and I wondered what we got ourselves into. All three were total awesome and would have been happy to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 W Water Street, Decorah, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-6262

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