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“Best Sushi in Iowa City” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oyama Sushi

Oyama Sushi
Ranked #37 of 246 Restaurants in Iowa City
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Iowa City, Iowa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Iowa City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Oyama is the best sushi in the area. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff is extremely friendly. One of my favorite places in town to eat.

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55 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Iowa City, IA, USA
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A small taste of Japan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This tiny restaurant off the beaten path is obviously a labor of love. Many families and students flock here for the food and a good time. We feel as though we are in a neighborhood restaurant in Japan every time we go.

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Thank traveling_grandmothe
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United States
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Had the Teppan lunch at Oyama's with sushi on the side. We had lots of fun and great food. We have been here MANY times and have never been disappointed. Sort of a hard to find location, but worth the effort.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TrippingAmerican
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Iowa
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

This used to be the best place in town, it changed owners and is still pretty good but no longer worth the splurge it takes to really order the full experience. Custom rolls can be OK but tend to be, as an old friend used to say "glorpy".

Visited December 2011
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Thank stratosphere12
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Biggest variety of specialty rolls in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

If you are looking for the specialty rolls or spicy seafood salads then Oyama is the place to go. However, this fall the rumor is that the restaurant is under new management - and I think the difference is noticable. Maybe I'm a sushi snob but the rolls don't seem as fresh.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RollingO
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