Taverna Opa - Hollywood
Taverna Opa - Hollywood

Taverna Opa - Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernaopa.com/
  • Phone: 9549294010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Peter Tsialiamanis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: Catering options are available.
  • Entertainment: Taverna OPA offers live entertainment daily, with belly dancing shows beginning at 7:00 pm and tradional Greek dancing performed by our staff all night long.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arizona Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Taverna Opa - Hollywood
An Alternate Approach to Dining:

The combination of great food and celebration created a new meaning for the concept of dining. Taverna Opa employs a different approach to energize and introduce the diner to a different dimension of entertainment. Previous dining norms are broken, spirits are lifted, with every single broken plate and every single napkin in the air. The marriage of traditional with modern is what Taverna Opa promotes as the most rapidly expanding concept in the United States.
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Taverna Opa - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (8)scenic view (7)special occasion (5)neighborhood gem (5)romantic (4)hot spot (4)fit for foodies (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • ttt666
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a very energetic loud restaurant . Fun place for celebrating or entering a group funtion. which is always a plus. Service was very prompt. The place is on the water which is always a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Greek food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Moussaka is amazing and the grape leaves are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • knows how to show a good time
    keenpiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love Taverna Opa! This was out first time to the original in Hollywood. It was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!!
    Duncan21
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. Authentic food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zorba Was Right
    Funewriter
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our first time at Taverna Opa and it certainly won't be our last. The food was amazing from the hummus to their excellent desserts. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. The Belly Dancer was a very entertaining surprise. All-in-all, it was an evening to be repeated again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 93 reviews are from the Taverna Opa - Hollywood reviews archive.
  • A Fun evening
    elimarVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is the second time my friends and I have gone here. It is a lot of fun and very energetic. The waiters dance on the table when the belly dancers aren't. Customers are encouraged to join in. The first time we sampled the appetizers and found them not to our liking so we skipped them this time. We shared a very generous Greek salad and a baked snapper. Both of these dishes were delicious. Another member of our group ordered the lamb and was pleased. We ordered Baklava for dessert. We asked to sit in the main dining room by the water so we had a very good view of the dancing. If you don't like noise there are quieter rooms but we felt the fun of the evening was the dancing and the music. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Must try the Opa Salad if you go as well as the Athenian shrimp. Bellydancers and fun place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was the atmosphere and location!
    monkey3
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food was ok. The service was good. The location on the water was wow! Great sunset!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It Was Okay
    anonymous12
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I didn't sit inside the restaurant (which has belly dancing going on). I sat outside by the valet parking. The view is nice because youre actually in between the street and the water. The food was good. I didn't like that the hummus had to be crushed by me though. When I go out to eat, I don't like to put in work. But the food and prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    TTLBLVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Heard a lot about Taverna Opa so decided to try it. The place is filthy looking, falling apart, very unappetizing! The table was not big enough to hold our dishes. They brought the food out so fast there was no time to eat appetizers before the main dishes arrived. We had to use the empty table next to us to put plates out of the way. We ordered a bottle of wine, served in a cooler, but there was no place to put it. The waitress started to put it on the floor. We took it and put it on the empty table. Unfortunately, it was a disgusting experience and the food was so overshadowed by the surroundings and obnoxious service that I cannot even say I enjoyed any of the very greasy Greek dishes. Sad part is, I love Greek food. NEVER again for me!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to go for dinner
    TelltonyVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, as usual
    TwinMami
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We just love Opa, have been going there for many years. Never once have we been disappointed. Everything that I have eaten there has been amazing. The music gets a little loud after 7-7:30 (when the belly dancers get there), but it just makes the experience better. My sister-in-law said she felt like she was back in Greece.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    JennVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The view is great- sat at a table over looking the water. It was really great.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OPA FUN
    hmort
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We took our company including 4 boys ages 8-11. At first they were a little overwhelmed, after they ate their dinners they got into the napkin throwing, music etc. Pitchers of Margaritas were flowing for the adults and there were a few groups of tables that were very entertaining. The belly dancer came to every table that welcomed her, including ours. We enjoyed the delicious food , drinks and left laughing. Valet parking a plus.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Dsl528
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Great food! Service was a bit slow. The owner was always helping out and making sure things were great
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously good Greek food.
    dsnarl6
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My wife is trying to imitate the Salad, the fish was fresh, and the Lamb was probably some of the best I've ever had. My 5 year old was dancing on the table with a belly dancer, and we had a great time. If in the area, we would be hard pressed not to come back here.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Choice
    LoveGreek
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    If you enjoy Greek food, this is authentic! We didn't realize there was dancing on the tables and plate smashing, but when in Greece, do as the Grecians!! The food was delicious and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table Dancing Included
    Fun1
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We had a great meal and had a lot of fun. Would highly recommend the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Greek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Greek - starting from the wine, to the dishes, to dessert. Having dealt with bad Greek restaurants in the US before Opa was a really great authentic experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Greek restaurant
    CapefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The food is great. Overlooking the intracostal. Perfect place to eat on a warm night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual Visit
    Rich
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Around this time each year we spend a few weeks in Hollywood. The lamb shank IS my reason for the annual visit. The timing also coincides with my birthday, which is a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a fun restaurant to visit
    NapaloveswineVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The Greek food is good, they have belly dancers. Just a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    CapefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Love the food and the service. Sitting on the water makes this restaurant very special
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IIII liked it
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    People were complaining that it was super loud but i think it is completely different than anywhere else i have ever been. I would make it a romantic date or even a date where conversation is required if your going to eat inside. outside it much more relaxed and i dont believe the diner out there had napkins thrown at them (all in good fun).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    DRB46
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Be prepared to use earplugs . Dancers and diners dance on the table. Food is not the draw!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of ours
    CapefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great food, great service, beautiful seating on the water. A favorite of ours
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,good fun,good service....
    snowbird
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Good food,good fun,good service....this place is on the Intracoastel Waterway,wonderful location. you'll enjoy Taverna Opa !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek Fare
    BellaDonnaVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    My colleague and I went here recently and really enjoyed our appetizers, wine and entrees. We started with the stuffed grape leaves and the grilled octopus (which I would never had ordered had the waitress not highly recommended). Both were absolutely fantastic. For an entrée I had the Santorini Sunfish (tilapia) and my colleague had the Snapper. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted out of this world. We sat outside - the weather was perfect, which is not uncommon in Ft. Lauderdale. It's not a fancy place (if you want fancy, go next door to GG's) - but it was a great meal with a great view and very good/friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we went last Saturday and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    we went last Saturday and had a super good time, food and service was very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taverna Opa Rocks!!
    1DivaVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The food is GREAT, the portions are big and the service is very good. This is a place for a PARTY. The belly-dancing and the general atmosphere,--- make it a perfect place,-- to host a Birthday party or a Special event. You and your guests will ENJOY the food and have a fabulous time too. Taverna Opa ROCKS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre cooking & quality.
    NormVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Mediocre cooking & quality. Fab garlic hummus but lousy rolls. Soggy smelts with fishy smell. Hard rice, , chewy lamb. Can't beat dining on the waters edge on a mild night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not up to usual service
    CapefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Had to wait 30 minutes although we had an open table reservation. Took a long time to order our food. Finally a waitress that knows up took our order as favor. The service was not up to par. The food was very good when we finally got it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Ok Service. Price
    luv2dine
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Great food. Ok Service. Price is reasonable for the exquisiteness of the food! I have been to the Opa in brickell and Hollywood. I would have to say that for the location in Hollywood it's good but if you dine indoors. outside you get a nasty smell coming from the water! everything else is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner with the family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We were at Taverna Opa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My wife and I, together with our 12 year-old daughter, and 7 year-old son. We had a great time, and everyone loved the food. The food and service were excellent. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Poor Service /Mediocre Food
    avajda
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Service was horrible. The excuse that they are busy was unacceptable. The food was just OK. The appetizer took over an hour to get and then almost immediately the main course came. I would not return. There are better restaurants to go to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was awful. We ordered
    Jojo
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Service was awful. We ordered at least 7 different appetizers plus fou main entrees It took about 45-60 minutes to get 2 appetizers. After waiting one and a half hours we asked for the manager and we asked for the bol fir what we ate as we decided we didn't want to wait anyone. Manager was kind and apologized. We ended up withj no bill, but we did leave a tip. Was a very busy night so I am assuming they were overwhelmed. It is a simple Greek restaurant with loud music and a belly dancer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made me waste my new years and time
    rick
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I made reservations for 6 people on Dec 31, 2013 on open table got conformation email with conformation number. Long story short got there and they said sorry we can't seat you because we had a separate REP for this day and will not accept any open table reservations. Thank you for making me and my family waste our time and left us with no place to go for new years
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not a great experience
    QGTFL
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Arrived w/ a party of 4 for a 7:30pm reservation that was confirmed by OpenTable & restaurant. At arrival we were told that they were overbooked & their computer was down so they could not confirm reservations. They would try to seat us in a half an hour or so. This impacted everyone arriving w/ a reservation. We were seated at 8:05pm. They obviously were not prepared for the crowd. They took our dinner order around 8:30pm but our meals did not arrive until 9:20pm. During this time trying to get the waitress to help was virtually impossible & no additional service (drinks, bread, appetizers) was provided. Did speak with manager and he apologized but blamed it on the overbooking and large crowd. Will not be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Everything was excellent but despite the fact that we book a table with open table and called to re-confirm the reservation, they did not have it in their system. Therefore we had to wait a while to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NIce place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had fun. It was a nice time and the belly dancers were great. The ambience is great as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.