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Oyama Sushi

1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
+1 319-337-8801
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“tempura” (7 reviews)
“sushi” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As someone from the coast, I have struggled for four years in Iowa City to find even decent sushi. But to no avail. The popular, more trendy sushi joints downtown are just plain bad to anyone who has ever tasted well-made, fresh sushi. But Oyama...More

1  Thank calmango13
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I gave this place a rating of 4 because of the food. The fish was fresh & the portions were generous. That being said, the service was terrible. The only one who works there that can speak & understand English is the manager who works...More

Thank 506snj
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Excellent straightforward Japanese staples and beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi in a lovely blonde wood paneled space that will totally make you forget you're in a strip mall between a puppy-mill sourced chain pet store and a yoga studio. I'm more of a basic sashimi...More

Thank MikeyMark
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Located in a strip mall, this modest little Japanese restaurant was recommended to us by a local. The waiter brings you hot hand towels before you order, which is a nice treat to freshen up. The Age tofu and the Dragon roll sushi were really...More

Thank Ch0ucr0ute
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Every sushi item tried there has been excellent. The waiters and waitresses were so attentive to our needs.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Excellent sushi and tempura. Presentation and freshness is what keeps me coming back. Always fresh! The ambiance and service is also of high quality.

Thank midwest9
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Oyama offers some creative and delicious sushi rolls, as well as traditional Japanese offerings. The hand rolls were outstanding, as was the shrimp fried rice and udon. The waitstaff worked well as a team, and regularly topped off our beverages, and intuitively brought items we...More

Thank MEKA354
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Ordered octopus salad and seaweed salad, both were good. Then came my "magic roll" and it was very disappointing, the spicy tuna in the middle was mushy and had a red color like ketchup, it did not taste good at all and I could not...More

Thank 127AnaA127
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Oyama has a very large selection of fresh Sushi to choose from, all are hand made to order. Very nice little restaurant! Highly recommended!

Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We were on a long distance trip and found this gem. It is in a mall and undistinguished facade. We entered and they were very busy. A good sign! We had GREAT sushi and the fried ice cream and fried cheesecake were superb.

Thank DOCBABE_SCOUT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1853 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-8801
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