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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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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little place off the path

The food was excellent , waitress was never all there. It took her the whole night to warm up and was still dry. A little on the expensive side for the portion size. Once again food is very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
thegreektyphoon
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Philadelphia
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458 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ordered eight different dishes because they are so small and not a single one was even passable. We are adventurous eaters so that wasn't an issue, this is just bad food at a very very hefty price. $10 for 3 grape leaves, $7 for dry flavorless humus with one pita, etc! Probably the worst meal I've ever had in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went to Opa on a whim, since we love Greek food and it was close to our hotel. This was the best Greek food we've had since we were in Greece. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff was friendly and professional. We loved it so much we went back again the next night. We tried the Chef's four... More 

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New Jersey
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food was excellent , waitress was never all there. It took her the whole night to warm up and was still dry. A little on the expensive side for the portion size. Once again food is very good.

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Cincinnati, OH
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant via an internet search. What a delight. Too many good things to choose on the menu so we opted for the Chef's Special and put the decision in the hands of the Chef's. Plate after plate came out... Heirloom tomato salad, cheese plate, crostini w asparagus, wild boat ragout, seared chicken and 3 desserts!!! Opa... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fantastic menu sampler that ends with a dessert menu tasting dish. I loved the homemade pasta and desserts. The wild boar was incredible. The heirloom tomato salad was perfectly dressed, but the desserts, all homemade were so fabulous, it was really worth the extra calories.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Like all restaurants in the area, it was crowded and difficult to find a seat. I ended up sitting at a table on the sidewalk right outside the door, which made for interesting people watching but was a little precarious. The food was good - tapas - but a little over priced for what it was.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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