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Oasis Falafel

206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
+1 319-358-7342
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  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 9 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
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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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