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1311 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (13th Street)
Broad Street Line-Walnut Locust Station
(215) 545-0170
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Opa is a new Modern Greek restaurant and bar located in Center City's...
Opa is a new Modern Greek restaurant and bar located in Center City's Midtown Village neighborhood. The menu features a fresh take on traditional Greek flavors. Featured items from the mezedes (small plates) include herbed keftedes (meatballs) in a ouzo-tomato sauce, octopus and spinach croquettes served with a smokey feta dip. Large plates offer a variety of items such as striped bass and pastitsio. The signature cocktail list and Greek wine selection offer the perfect complement to your meal. Acclaimed designer, Jun Aizaki/Creme, created an alluring setting which includes a striking birch branch canopy. Walk-in seating is available at the 24 seat bar and offers the full menu.
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  • 15
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sample Size Food

So we went for a birthday. I thought it was going to be special. The food is very small. We left hungry. The food tastes good but nothing WOW.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
kayakgirl75
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When we did a reckie the evening before we weren't sure if this was a restaurant or a bar but it looked interesting. We were right on both counts as there were folks sitting enjoying a drink at the bar whilst diners around the room enjoyed a variety of food from tapas to larger meals. The atmosphere was super, very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

So we went for a birthday. I thought it was going to be special. The food is very small. We left hungry. The food tastes good but nothing WOW.

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Philadelphia, PA
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There's a reason you never need a reservation to go here. They'll cheerfully give you overpriced tiny plates that are hardly edible in a dark little hole in the wall. Stay away.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was excellent. However, two of our friends went out to have a cigarette and the bouncers wouldn't let them back in even after telling them that they were dining customers at the restaurant. After quite a bit of arguing back and forth, one of the two was left back in to... More 

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Philadelphia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

After walking by this restaurant many times and never giving it much thought I finally decided to plan a visit. I am so glad I did! My boyfriend and I used the opportunity to dine there on Dining Out for Life and it was very crowded. We still had great attention from the waitstaff and didn't need to wait for... More 

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Poway, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I met my sister at Opa, because we share a love for Greek Cuisine, and the center-city location was convenient for both of us. Unfortunately, we were initially seated at a table close to the bar. The level of noise coming from that crowded location made it virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. Fortunately, after an extended conversation between... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

So after a wonderful day at the Art Museum with my boyfriend, we decided we wanted to go for a nice dinner that was affordable. I used my Open Table app on my smartphone (strongly suggest everyone uses this app!) and we scrolled through the restaurants until we saw Opa. We checked the menu and saw the prices were very... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Opa is located in a trendy area around 13th Street. It has a very active bar so the noise level is quite high. Most of the food was good - whole roasted fish, lamb chops and spinach croquettes. The Greek salad was mediocre. A bit pricey but this area can be expensive. Very expensive wine list and one has to... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I went to Opa before a show, early on a Saturday night and were so happy that we did. We are both fans of Greek food and it came highly recommended from a few of our friends so we decided to give it a shot. The food was terrific, the décor is contemporary and intriguing, and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went here for dinner. Their offerings are mostly small plates so expect to share. I don't recommend this place for someone who avoids dairy as it appears in a number of dishes and while they were very forthcoming with that information, they weren't willing to help make the dish dairy-free friendly. Their suggestion was just to get something else. Everything... More 

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Additional Information about Opa

Address: 1311 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: (215) 545-0170
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1311 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (13th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line-Walnut Locust Station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (215) 545-0170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Opa is a new Modern Greek restaurant and bar located in Center City's Midtown Village neighborhood. The menu features a fresh take on traditional Greek flavors. Featured items from the mezedes (small plates) include herbed keftedes (meatballs) in a ouzo-tomato sauce, octopus and spinach croquettes served with a smokey feta dip. Large plates offer a variety of items such as striped bass and pastitsio. The signature cocktail list and Greek wine selection offer the perfect complement to your meal. Acclaimed designer, Jun Aizaki/Creme, created an alluring setting which includes a striking birch branch canopy. Walk-in seating is available at the 24 seat bar and offers the full menu.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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