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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 good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there around 11:30 on a Saturday, no crowd. Order at the register and they bring it to the table. The food tastes wonderful with the mix of earthy and spicy. Pita sandwich and Mediterranean salad was a great combo. The food gets a 4.25...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Two couples: Genie's Platter, Kebab Platter, chicken shawarma whole pita and chicken shawarma half pita. Sides were Moroccan eggplant and red cabbage and Babba Ganoush. All fresh, delicious and served with homemade cabbage condiments and outstanding homemade green pepper sauce. Friendly, helpful service. 5 out...More

1  Thank Karwendel52
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I can't recommend this please enough! Delicious food, made quickly, at a super low price. They're falafel is to die for

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Genie plate!!!! Three Great options and excellent price for tasty, healthy food in comfortable environment. Always reliable and friendly staff.

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Delicious middle eastern food at very reasonable prices. The menu has a lot of choices. It is a casual atmosphere and I noticed a lot of people coming in for take out.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a quick place to grab a bite, this is a must. The atmosphere is a little to be desired, so I recommend getting it to go. But I promise, you won’t be disappointed if you do. The pita sandwiches are the...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The best Mediterranean / Middle East food within 50+ miles.(But then, this IS Iowa!) Attentive, courteous, prompt service. One of our few go-to places for midweek carry-out. Eat-in dining akin to a diner-with-tables ambience. Great place to pick up free "goings on" fliers and bulletin...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I eat here often and am always happy with the taste delights and the terrific service. Today, the chicken skewer was perfectly cooked and hot out the the oven. The tabouli was fresh and bursting with flavor, with lots of parsley. The greek salad was...More

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Good food and fast lunches! Nice place for lunch near The University of Iowa campus for lunch with colleagues, friends, and families.

Thank person777
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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