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221 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1699
+1 319-338-8880
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“sushi rolls” (8 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
221 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1699
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Your first clue should be the name of the restaurant. These idiots don't seem to realize that Formosa ( Taiwan) is Chinese not in Japan I am not sure what one would call the "cuisine" -- it bears no resemblance to actual Japanese food, Sushi...More

Thank m r
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Amazing sushi. Wow. Scorpion, Spider and Seared Steak. Pricey but outstanding. Go on Tuesday or Thursday when they offer special prices. Worth it.

Thank Farmwife1964
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Finally made it downtown to try out some sushi at a new place. It might be our new favorite in town. Great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank raimondb751
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Very good food and inexpensive but you may feel like the oldest person in the restaurant. lots of young students.

Thank James W
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

best sushi place in Iowa city...warm welcome...very friendly and polite staff...excellent service...I had a nice Moscow mule drink and 4 sets of sushi rolls; Las Vegas roll, formosa roll, salmon lover roll and salmon delight roll...they were all delicious...it is highly recommended

Thank issamaalouf
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

The sushi was awesome and so was the service! It was honestly the quickest meal I think I have ever had with an excellent waitress. The sushi burrito was fantastic! I would not recommend the calamari because it was almost like onion rings and it...More

Thank madmh321
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Service and food were wonderful. I was brought the wrong sushi roll but the roll was delicious and could not complain

Thank Storyteller555626
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Staying at the adjacent hotel. Great service, laid-back atmosphere. Although I went in after 8:30. Would definitely recommend the Iowa City roll!

Thank ARDeltaTraveler
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

another great experience at formosa...excellent service...friendly staff...I had salmon rolls, salmon delight and formosa rolls...and they were all so delicious...and one of the owner who is my friend Georges Etry offered me for the second time a chocolate cake and it was so delicious too...It...More

Thank issamaalouf
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Went for sushi only and wow! Salmon was fresh, rice was well cooked and nigiri was properly cut! Sushi burrito is a great value too! I'm definitely coming back for more :)

Thank ystino
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1699
    (Linn & College)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-8880
  • E-mail
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