About Opa

Opa is a 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 lamb, crab or duck gyros served on house made pita, fresh baked filo pies and our famously delicious grilled octopus. Trapezi, or "dishes for the table" include buttermilk fried rabbit and Colorado lamb chops. 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.

1311 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm.
Bar: Monday-Wednesday: 4pm-12am, Thursday-Saturday: 4pm-2am, Sunday: 12pm-12am.

Cross Street:
13th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 545-0170

Website:
http://www.opaphiladelphia.com/

Catering:
Catering available. Please contact us directly for more details.

Parking Details:
Garage parking available directly across the street.

Public Transit:
Broad Street Line-Walnut Locust Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Private Dining

Opa offers room for private dining that is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties and many other events. Our private parties will accommodate groups of 10-80 guests.

Opa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Tapas (17)
Casual (16)
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Good for a Date (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (7)
People Watching (7)
Great Beer (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Watch out for bar-tender not washing her hands and an awful manager.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a great experience. Delicious food, great service, nice ambiance. The kabobs were amazing as was the octopus!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our experience at Opa was Spot On! Our wait staff provided great advice and was attentive and friendly. Food quality was exceptional. Loved the evening! Would definitely go back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Friends bday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A lively restaurant/bar featuring Greek tapas and cocktails in a modern setting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our diner at Opa. My wife had a gyro plate and I had the toasted cheese and a skewer. We shared a bottle of greek wine and share an order of Baklava for desert. The food and the service was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Nice, casual mediterranean place with great sharing options on a nice menu. Excellent place for a simple evening out.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was impressed with their menu selection and relatively reasonable prices. Amazing kebab!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The waitress recommended three sms,l plates each which was too much.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time and we found the service great and a fair variety on the menu. Reasonably priced.
I would eat there again

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Tos place was amazing!! Great service, super cheery bartender, and the most succulent octopus I’ve had in Philly. Truly a find

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Opa was very close to a Tapas type restaurant in the Greek genre. We ordered many appetizers that ran the gamut of flavors, all which added to the experience. If you are unfamiliar with Greek food, you should give Opa a try. It's a fantastic way to learn about Greek cuisine.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful location - great ambiance with the windows open!

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Fun, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food - small plates that can be shared. they bring out the food as it's ready. poor service - had to ask for water refills. barely saw the waitress who wasn't particularly friendly.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

One of our favorites
Great food
Very varied
Great beer
We are always treated well
We brought friends who enjoyed it too
We will be back soon

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Spicy, Fun, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was our anniversary and they took care of us. The food was great. :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good. Drinks were good. Had good time. Would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I'll start with the pros: food was technically excellent. Now the cons.... I dined alone at 7:15 PM, Oct 2 and ordered an app, a salad, and an entree from the grill. To drink, I ordered an ouzo and a bottle of wine. The server informed me that dishes came out as they were ready. I usually hear that when dining with a group of people. To me, that means don't order seated dishes, better to share. However, being alone, I assumed my meal would be coursed, especially considering the drinks I ordered. Sadly, all of the dishes came out at once, much to my horror! Perhaps there was a communication error. I'd recommend this restaurant and I'll be sure to have my food coursed next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our meal was great! The saganaki is one of my favorite dishes here. It just melts in your mouth and has such incredible flavor. The souvlaki is good as well. This time I had the chicken and was not disappointed. For dessert we shared the loukoumades with chocolate drizzle.... Also amazing. Good flavor and the chocolate drizzle was a nice touch with the traditional honey. Definitely would recommend this place.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The first time I ate there it was fabulous . I did not offer a fish this time all the food came out at once and it was OK at best

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is well prepared ed but ordinary. The service was inattentive. One of the part did not get one of the orders until 30 minutes after everyone else was done. The reason: the server forgot to place the irder

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoy 5 offerings tapas style. We a great time. Food was good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

excellent place with well presented, very tasty and well prepared food, has been our restaurant of choice for the last year or two, before we go to the Kimmel for a performance
The portions are rather small and gives you the chance to try several dishes. Prices are very moderate
Good service and we usually have Jesse as a server
Prompt service so you can make it to any performance with plenty of time.
We will return soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Another great evening with Opa! The menu has changed since last visit, but still quite an exciting menu of tapas and plates. Spanikopita is rich and decadent - completely off the chart. The watermelon salad.. refreshing and delicious. The special salmon plate rocked. Grab a table by the window--great fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I went on date during restaurant week. The meal was $35 per person for 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and a dessert. We were so full we couldn't finish every sampling. The food tasted great! However the gyro plate came like a build-your-own with a pita cut into triangles. It was fine, just not what I expected. They didn't have chocolate sauce for the greek donuts and we aren't fans of baklava. Would have liked one more option for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Jesse the waiter is a fantastic human being that can sing beautifully! A party of 3 gathered here last night to celebrate a friends birthday and the service, ambiance, and food were all fantastic! I truly enjoyed this dining experience, and I will gladly return!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Although it was restaurant week, the service was awful, the food was mediocre and overall very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It was lovely. The octopus was incredible.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

We waited 25 minutes for a server to come to our table. Restaurant was out of several items listed on the menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food always! Slight wait for restaurant week traffic but our server kept us happy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We have been at Opa before and will go again. The restaurant seemed overwhelmed by the number of customers and kitchen was erratic. It was restaurant week and the offerings at Opa consisted of way too much food. I wish I would have asked to order from the usual menu. That option was not offered, however. We like Opa, however, and think it just had a bad night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Kylie was a great waitress and the food was really good. The dining ran out of donuts but it was okay because the baklava was good too. They took a little long with one of the items on the first course too but it came out not too long after I mentioned it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been to Opa many times in the past and have always enjoyed it thoroughly. This last time was no exception. A warm and welcoming environment, nice bar and a great table by the window to people watch just added to the wonderful meal. We started off with saganaki and the roll your own grape leaves starters. The saganaki was absolutely delicious and served with fresh, warm pita. The grape leaves dish came with savory ground beef, rice, paprika chicken, fresh mint, feta and chick peas. Also fantastic. We continued with the charred broccoli served with golden raisins and pumpkin seeds and just the right amount of tzatziki and the village salad. All vegetables were very fresh and nicely presented. Last dishes were all souvlaki dishes and were fantastically flavorful. Love tapas restaurant. You can really sample so much of the menu without getting overly stuffed. Great wait staff too. Definitely will continue to frequent Opa and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves healthy, flavorful food in a warm and vibrant atmosphere

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I really wanted to like Opa. I never ever complain but this was one mess after another. The service was disorganized. Things arrived we didn't order and things we ordered were forgotten. An allergy request turned into so many ridiculous questions it was as if I were the only person they had ever met with a food allergy. Food that should have been warm or hot arrived icy cold in the middle. And there was no one in the restaurant so it isn't like they were crazy busy. I adore Greek food but this laid in me like a rock. Oh and if I want dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) why the heck should I roll them myself? The server kept trying to sell me on the meat dolmas, which come already rolled, that had WALNUTS in them even after I had told her several times I was allergic to nuts. Kind of a disaster of an evening. My friend and I couldn't wait to leave.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was good, served in a timely fashion. Inexpensive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Not at all impressed with food. It was good but not really a healthy meal. They had no fresh fish which was a disappointment.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food, great wait staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I was disappointed in my recent visit to Opa. The menu has changed and several of my favorite dishes were no longer available. My experience was just okay. The food was good, but not great. Service was good, but there are many other places to go to, so I do not think that I will rush back. I checked the menu online a couple of days before my visit and did not notice the new menu, so I am sure it was very recent. Would be nice to make sure that your website is up to date.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Exceptional food. Only comment - the waitress told us people usually order two to three plates a person. My mom and I, two average sized females, ordered five dishes and could only eat three, had to take two home. The three that we ate there were only appetizers too. Great food and ambiance though. Will be back for the saganaki.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Made reservations which is always good to have since it was a saturday and this area is loaded with people on a beautiful day. I was greeted and taken to my table immediately to wait for the rest of my party. Staff were pleasant and offered suggestions. I had the charred broccoli which was fantastic and the skewers which were tender and juicy.
The wine suggestion was a merlot and complimented the meal. Overall I would definitely come back here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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