Food Republic
116 E Washington St | Iowa City, IA 52240 | 319.351.8880 | Delivery-Carry out
About us
Food Republic is a new restaurant in the downtown Iowa City area, established in December 2014. Food Republic specializes in Szechuan food to a rapidly growing Chinese-American student population. It is also Food Republic's mission to introduce authentic flavors from China to the local population. Szechuan food is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Szechuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper. There are many local variations within Szechuan province and the Chongqing municipality, which was part of Szechuan until 1997. At Food Republic, guest are encouraged to try new and exciting dishes such as Dry-Braised Chicken or our popular dish Pan Fried Rice Noodle with Beef. Our restaurant is sure to fulfill all desired tastes, from sweet to extremely spicy. All of our dishes can be modified to satisfy hearty meat-eaters to vegetarian style.