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“Competent but not the best Kolhapuri Food”
Review of Opal

Opal
Ranked #2 of 151 Restaurants in Kolhapur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: At Opal, we cater variety of delicious authentic Kolhapuri Dishes, especially Non Veg preparations. People always savour Kolhapuri Tambda and Pandhara Rassa ; which is Opal's specialty. Since beginning in Nov. 1968 till date, Opal is constantly serving the typical Kolhapuri Cuisine. People plan to visit Opal to savour the traditional dishes served. In 2012 ; Opal was awarded with the "Times Foodie Award for the Best Local Cuisine" in recognition of this continued service ! This award is yet another feather in Opal's crown. We are always there to serve our esteemed guests with our specialty Kolhapuri Cuisine & a tradition of Hospitality with Simplicity !
Reviewed May 18, 2019

The restaurant has most of the Kolhapuri iconic dishes but I have had better Kolhapuri food in Pune. The tambra and pandra rassa are good, but the rest of the food lacks the intensity that makes food from this region memorable.

Date of visit: May 2019
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1  Thank Aalok W
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Siddharth_Latkar, Director at Opal, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Respected Guest,
We are very much thankful to you for choosing to dine in Opal & for your encouraging 4 Star review about Opal on Trip Advisor. It seems that you were slightly disappointed / dissatisfied with our food preparations apart from Tambada & Pandhara Rassa. Probably, you did not find our Mutton / Chicken dishes very spicy, as compared to those getting served in Pune. Please note that Kolhapuri preparation does not merely mean just 'too spicy' dishes, made by using extra red chilly powder. But Kolhapuri is actually a style of preparation using onion garlic red chilly powder along with local type of masalas. Kolhapuri is not necessarily that very spicy as commonly presumed everywhere. Hotel Opal is serving typical Kolhapuri food preparations since past 51 years, which have become very iconic dishes, as you have rightly pointed out. You may share your valuable observations & suggestions for improvement & betterment of our food on 'admin@hotelopal.co.in'. We will definitely try to address & resolve our shortcomings, if any. At Opal, we continuously strive for betterment in our food, facilities & services. As such we are always open to our esteemed guest's feedback. Assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another foodie treat ! With Best regards,

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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Been here with family and friends. Restaurant suggested by a local friend.
A very crowded place. Too many guest. As a result you have to flow with the rush. Order your food fast, eat Fast and leave fast. The service staff also speaking so fast, for an outsider who has a problem understanding the language it is very embarrassing to ask them to Repeat what they said. Not a place to relax, not a place to enjoy a time out with family. Not a place to meet a friend and have a chat. Place being very very noisy. Food quality was OK. Not to our expectations.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank allangoa
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Siddharth_Latkar, Director at Opal, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Respected Guest,
We are thankful to you for choosing to dine in our hotel. We have taken note of your encouraging 3 Star review about our hotel on Trip Advisor. It seems that you were slightly disappointed / dissatisfied with our food for not meeting your high expectations from us & also for not getting to enjoy a relaxing time in our restaurant. We humbly regret & apologize for any shortcomings from our side. We respect your observations about Opal & will definitely try to overcome these limitations. But please note that this happens particularly due to the vacation time rush on certain long holidays weekends only. Otherwise, our esteemed guests get to enjoy our delicacies at leisure to their satisfaction.
You may share your valuable suggestions for improvement & betterment of our food & services on our email ID 'admin@hotelopal.co.in'. We will definitely try to address & resolve any shortcomings as soon as possible. At Opal, we continuously strive for up-gradation & betterment in our facilities & services. Assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again ! With Best regards,

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Reviewed May 7, 2019

the place is good with with many food varities eat.the staff here is good & obidient too. the food quality is good

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank akii135
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Siddharth_Latkar, Director at Opal, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Respected Guest,
Thank you so much for choosing to dine in Opal & for your valuable review on Trip Advisor ! We are pleased that you have appreciated our restaurant with top 4 STAR rating. We feel delighted that you liked our typical Kolhapuri Cuisine, guest friendly service & have admired Opal as a "Great Place to Visit with Family" ! It's indeed a great compliment for all of us @ Opal ! Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us. Since its beginning in November 1968, this hotel has been a kind of home to many who regularly visit us to savour our typical food delicacies. For the past 50 years, we always strive to offer the best of our services & facilities at a reasonable & affordable cost which most of the visitors appreciate positively. "Hospitality with Simplicity " is what we try to follow as a motto. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated team of staff members, who ensure that the guests' feel comfortable & enjoy our food. Your review is an encouragement for our entire team to continue offering the best of our food & service to all our esteemed guests. Once again thanking you & assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another memorable foodie treat ! With Best Regards,

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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with wife to taste the authentic kolhapur cuisine.... very decent setup, conveniently located in the city.... staffs are very cooperative, very convenient seating arrangement and food is extremely good....

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SPCHAKRABORTY
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Siddharth_Latkar, Director at Opal, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Respected Guest,
Thank you so much for choosing to dine in Opal & for your valuable review on Trip Advisor ! We are pleased that you have appreciated our restaurant with top 4 STAR rating. We are also delighted that you liked our typical Kolhapuri Cuisine, guest friendly service, overall ambience & have admired Opal as a "Decent Family Restaurant" ! It's indeed a great compliment for all of us @ Opal ! Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us. Since its beginning in November 1968, this hotel has been a kind of home to many who regularly visit us to savour our typical food delicacies. For the past 50 years, we always strive to offer the best of our services & facilities at a reasonable & affordable cost which most of the visitors appreciate positively. "Hospitality with Simplicity " is what we try to follow as a motto. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated team of staff members, who ensure that the guests' feel comfortable & enjoy our food. Your review is an encouragement for our entire team to continue offering the best of our food & service to all our esteemed guests. Once again thanking you & assuring our best at all times, we remain at your service to welcome you again for another memorable foodie treat ! With Best Regards,

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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

"Family Hotel, Good Veg and Non-Veg food, parking space, staff is good and nice view The quality of rooms and room service is really good"

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kiran N
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Siddharth_Latkar, Director at Opal, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Respected Guest,
We are thankful to you for choosing to stay in Opal & for your review on Trip Advisor. We feel glad & delighted that you liked our hotel's spacious rooms, guest friendly services & overall hotel facilities. We are pleased that you have appreciated our hotel as "Nice Family Hotel" & admired Opal's typical Kolhapuri Non Veg & Veg Food as well. Its a great compliment for us, which makes our entire team feel proud ! Our entire team humbly acknowledges your appreciation for us ! Opal is one of the oldest restaurants in Kolhapur, which is in its 50th year of service now. Since beginning in 1968, we have been blessed with many such patrons like your good self, who always visit Opal since long. In fact, all this credit goes to the entire team of employees at Opal, who put in a lot of effort to make our esteemed guests feel comfortable here. We constantly strive to offer our best food & service at very reasonable rates keeping in mind our tagline "Hospitality with Simplicity" ! Your valuable review is an encouragement for our team to keep offering the best of our food & services to all our esteemed guests ! Thanking you once again & assuring our best services at all times, we welcome you again for another pleasant stay here ! With Best Regards,

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