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Oasis Falafel

206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
+1 319-358-7342
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, BUT: A woman carried her small dog into the restaurant, set it down on a chair while she gave her order and picked up some condiments, returned to her seat next to her dog to wait for her order -- and the staff...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I just died and went to plant based diet heaven. I was starving and devoured the falafel pita. Homemade hummus, the veggie salad on it, fresh pita and crunchy falafel balls were a deadly combination. My hubby had the grilled veggie falafel pita and he...More

Thank Svoxland
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Oasis Falafel is absolutely MY kind of place! It is bustling, cozy, smells amazing, and is run by family members who are passionate about making fantastic, authentic ethnic food with integrity. The service is fast, friendly, and inviting from the second one walks into the...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

First time based on reviews. Six stars if it was possible. Nothing less than fabulous! Wonderful, friendly place. Everything we tried was excellent. If you don't stop it will be your loss. We'll be back.

Thank virgil1023
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Other than hummus, I've never tried Middle Eastern food before. Figured I would probably like it and I certainly did. Kafta is like a hamburger patty with Middle Eastern seasonings. Falafel is like ground chickpeas with seasonings, rolled into a ball and deep-fried. They had...More

Thank Proofinthepudding
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We like middle eastern food, and it is hard to find in the midwest, but this being a university city, we were glad to find Oasis Falafel for lunch, in the middle of our long road trip with the grandkids. I recommend it.

Thank The_Guillermo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

we had falafel sandwiches...they come in open face bread with tomatoes and cucumbers and you can add tahini sauce for free...you can also have salad for free it is beside the soft drink dispenser...it is a snack type place not so big but cosy...I liked...More

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Delicious food and affordable, too. I took my college freshman to Iowa City for shopping and eating. Oasis is a must-stop for us. I invited her friends and mine to eat here. We stuffed our faces with crispy and savory falafel. We shared a half...More

Thank kemfysh
Reviewed 27 June 2017

A great deal, three servings of fine food. My favs are falafel, rice, and hummas. The food is always really wonderful. Lately the back dining room has been so loud, with one or two loud voices, so I prefer to take out food. It is...More

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I really like Oasis, excellent middle East food, we got shawarma, hummus, falafel, lamb and beef kebabs all excellent! For middle East food in Iowa is the place to go!! Recommended!!

Thank cruzed
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-358-7342
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Owners and friends Naftaly Stramer and Ofer Sivan created Oasis the Falafel Joint in the summer of 2004. After meeting for lunch in downtown Iowa City the duo lamented that (at the time) falafel was nowhere to be found, and vowed to right this wrong. Naftaly had just left the tech industry and Ofer had just completed his degree in engineering – an unlikely starting place for what would become the world’s best hummus, falafel and fries.
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