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19 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-338-5500
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Naperville, Illinois
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148 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My son and I had lunch here looking for some inexpensive local good eats We found it He had the mac n cheese and really enjoyed it I enjoyed a plate of marinara penne noodles and meatballs The service was friendly and the price ($6 per plate) can't be beat We will visit again

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Thank PaddleWarrior
Iowa City, IA
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440 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

An inexpensive filling meal in downtown Iowa City. The ingredients are fresh and the staff patient and helpful. Sat in front window (the quietest place) to people watch. On mate liked the Krith-a-raki which was orzo, broccoli, green onion, butter and romano. I found it too rich with the butter. I like the lighter penne noodle with broccoli, chicken and... More 

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Thank GailCheryl
Bloomington, Illinois
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is my personal favorite. First, great prices (many below $8 per meal, without the drink). I always go for plain water. Second, the variety of choices and portion sizes. Third, super fast service, even during lunch (11- 12). Lastly - neat and clean place...See you there!

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Thank Irina I
Galesburg, Illinois
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337 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Granddaughter chose this for her birthday lunch after being ill for several weeks. Grandson wanted rice and both are picky vegetarians but this was a good choice. She had the penne pasta with butter and cheese. He had brown rice with just soy sauce. The lady at the register was very nice to both kids. She saw the birthday pin... More 

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Thank MeryMeCo
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great place to have a hot, tasty, filling lunch, or take it to go. If you like garlic, don't miss out on the z’krith-a-raki (literally meaning orzo in Greek). For lemon-lovers, I highly recommend the z’lemon sauté. Also, FYI, the z’village salad is the closest to the actual Greek salad (as Greeks eat) that I've had in the US ("village... More 

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Thank SamosExpat
Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

If you're like me and love to support all things local, you will definitely love having a local chain (Z'Marik's is based in Des Moines) alternative to the corporate Noodles & Co. Z'Marik's has a well-rounded menu of noodle and rice dishes, offered in small or large sizes. The mac & cheese is to die for and you can put... More 

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Thank Haley R
Iowa City, Iowa
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Cheap, convenient, kids love it. Good also for college students on a budget. Nothing fancy but clean and good service

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Thank MDB678
Iowa City, Iowa
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Z'Marik's has a great variety of noodle dishes. They are very tasty and not over-seasoned. By offering a small and regular bowl, you can get how much you want. I have tried Spicy Peanut, mostaccioli and Udon noodles. All are wonderful. Thai Stir-fry is also very good.

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Thank Paul P
iowa
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Man I jones for those udon noodles!! Lots of other noodle dishes too and very reasonably priced. It is worth waiting in line and having to find a parking spot which is impossible in downtown iowa city. basic eatry but gooooood.

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Thank citainc
Hong Kong, China
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Go here every Monday. The have Mac Monday in which their mac and cheese is super cheap. If you like spicy food and a bit of Siracha for a great kick.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian, American, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-5500

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