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206 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
+1 319-358-7342
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Casual Mediterranean at its best! Great selection of salads​, kabobs, falafel to die for and the best hummus you will ever experience.

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Thank Marian Louise R
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here two separate times on our way through Iowa City based on the Trip Advisor listing and reviews. It was EXCELLENT! We had the sampler plate with Falafel, Tabbouleh, Couscous and Hummus with Pita. OMG! It was all sooooo delicious! One of the members of our party had the chicken pita sandwich and he loved it! He is... More 

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Thank Dawn C
Iowa City, Iowa
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously good grub. And they are available on Order Up! Chicken shwarma with roasted vegetables, a side of hummus, pita, and olives...add falafel with mango sauce and you've got the perfect meal. I could eat at Oasis every single day. Treat yourself and go for the baklava!

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Thank TravelMamaCafe
Dubuque, Iowa
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable food! Very friendly staff! The Hummus... the Baklava... the Baba Ganoush... the Tebouleh... the Falafel... each one of these was the best we had eaten anywhere! The place is a bit small and plain looking, but you won't care because the whole staff is sooo nice and the food is the best Mediterranean food that I have had in... More 

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Thank JohnnyChicago1
Lausanne, Switzerland
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I can certify that this falafel is as good as the most famous one you can find in the Jewish district in Paris (rue des rosiers) in which I have been recently. Great surprise in the center of this little city.

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Thank FCFFCF
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Really cozy atmosphere. Fast service, good portions and a lot of variety/selection. You must try their freshly brewed authentic Turkish coffee. You won't regret it!

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Thank SimpsonTide985
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great place for vegans and carnivores to break bread. Obviously the falafel is the main attraction and theirs is always perfectly fried with a satisfying cripness that holds up it's texture in a pita sandwich with the various sauces and condiments. Everybody does falafel different, and I've heard some people remark that Oasis is a little drier... More 

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Thank MikeyMark
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Order three sides in the Genie's Plate and get a sampling of a long list of side dishes. I chose Madjadra, a rice and lentil dish with a mild seasoning, Moroccan Egg Plant salad that was quite spicy, perhaps a harissa dressing, and baba ghanoush to die for all served with warm pita. There are also pita sandwiches and other... More 

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Thank mjrg59
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Thought the blackboard menu is a bit confusing, the food is excellent! Hummis is made on site so as to be fresh each day. Try the lamb plate.

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Thank Christopher B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I finally went to Oasis Falafel to check out what all the excitement is about. I have a gluten allergy which is always a concern when eating out but the staff was very helpful in recommending things I could eat (which was a majority of the menu). Today I enjoyed the chicken skewers, falafel, hummus and babaganoush. They were all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?