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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Groups (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Great food; generous portions; attentice, friendly service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Not worth time

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

It seemed as though they were a little understaffed for Valentine's Day - our server was hustling, she never stopped moving, yet we only saw her at our table a couple of times. Regardless, the food was delicious and despite the close proximity of the tables, it didn't feel crowded. Definitely recommend the saganaki, although it is a little harrowing in closer quarters (I feared for my coat, across the back of my chair, when a neighboring table ordered it).

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Really excellent grilled food.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was tasty, but just expect small portions. Desert took about 20 or 30 minutes to serve, but possibly because it was a busy Saturday night

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Brought my boyfriend here (who is Greek) for an early Valentine’s Day date. The waiter was really pleasant and attended to our table well. The food was pretty good and the prices were not bad. However, somewhat overpriced for what you could order in comparison to other Greek restaurants in Philly. Opa’s main dishes were equilavent to a lot of the “fast food” Greek restaurants in the area. Gyro Gyro offers better souvlakis and gyros than Opa. The Gyro nachos were a creative take on Mexican nachos. Yet, the pita “chips” or slices were stale and oily. The chicken in my souvlaki sandwich was charred (every piece) and made the sandwich taste horrible. I ended up just taking the chicken out. The gyro and souvlaki’s are not as filling or filled as you might hope. Each had a dash of lettuce and one slice of tomato sliced in half. The ambience makes up for what some of the dishes lack. Perhaps the larger entrees like the lamb are better. But a Greek restaurant should not get a souvlaki wrong.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, great service, not nearly as noisy as we expected given the Superbowl parade. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We grabbed a quick bite here before theater. Had a great seat by the window, so could see all the passing people on a surprisingly mild January evening. The waitstaff was very helpful with my request to avoid dairy. We did not eat a lot -- a rice bowl for me, souvlaki platter for hubby. At first, the lamb tasted a little too lamb-y, but it improved as I mixed it up. Our waitress actually came over to check on us too many times, considering we were drinking water and eating one dish apiece. Would definitely go back; hubby liked it too. Great prices.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Brought my entire flight crew here while on a layover from Seattle. Airline crew are always looking for good places to eat. A great place to eat while in Philly. Close to our hotel, yummy food & a nice staff to take care of us. The ‘Greek cheese flambé’ as an appetizer is a must. SO good! See you next time. Thanks!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Figured to try Opa out during restaurant week. Food was smaller portions but that worked so my friend and I could try many things. I enjoyed the food very much. I enjoyed the brussel sprouts a lot. We also got a rice bowl, the gyro, the steak, the salad, and hummus. The apple dessert was ok, just a bit flaky for my liking. But the baklava, which I'm a fan of, was great. There was nothing wrong with the service or food. I would so go back and try the regular menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for restaurant week and i was very unimpressed by the food. It seemed very “mass produced” for all of restaurant week and the quality wasn’t that good. I was pretty disappointed

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Quaint place with a tasty and modern take on Greek food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

3 of us went for Restaurant prior to Speaker Series at the Kimmel. The food was terrific with so many different flavors that we loved sharing. Our wait staff was wonderful (Danny, I believe); attentive but not intrusive; knowledgeable of menu and drinks, patient, and a great smile. It was an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Restaurant Week

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My first visit to Opa was during restaurant week where the 4 course tasting menu allowed our party of 4 to taste most of what the restaurant was offering. Some stand outs for our group were the Avgolemono soup ( chicken egg lemon rice soup) which was light and and very tasty with the right note of lemon, the hanger steak was perfectly prepared, the butternut squash filo pie which was more like a sweet dessert and the apple filo pie. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The bar scene was livley and crowded as people enjoyed the happy hour which I hope to return to try. Unfortunately one could not avail onelself to the happy hour prices even though it was within the time frame. Happy hour is only available at the bar. I'd happily recommend Opa to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on January 18, 2018

AMAZING food, server was incredibly helpful in helping us choose wine and letting us taste them first, wonderful atmosphere- not too quiet but definitely not loud. Recommended it to everyone I know!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food here was ANAZING! Came for restaurant week but the staff was very friendly and attentivite. Definitely will be coming back. The ambiance was very cool and I loved the design of the place. Had a great experience here!

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We came on a Tuesday so the restaurant was fairly empty but the food was very good and fresh and it was easy to have a conversation. Good music playlist in the background.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Butternut Squash Pita – filo, honey was a real winner!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

did restaurant week menu.... good variety of tasty dishes.....would recommend

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Some of the food was lukewarm, but everything else was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

great dinner value - food is consistently good. Wine was good and fairly priced. Ambiance is lively but can hear conversation at the table easily.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Baklava is the highlight and enjoyed an interesting fig vodka cocktail. Great souvlaki skewers. Gyro was a little disappointing as the thickness of the pita overwhelmed the meager portion of shrimp inside it and it felt like it needed a spread or sauce. Always enjoy the leisurely atmosphere and attentive service here though on this visit the hostess created a lot of unnecessary confusion with our reservation. We showed up a little early and even though there appeared to be plenty of tables we were not seated. Then when we came back on time, our table was just a few moments away from being cleared and she tried to seat us close to the door even though we had specifically said we wanted to sit toward the back. On a busy night with no reservations, I would understand the confusion but it seemed unnecessary in this situation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was looking for a NYE dinner/ drink event in the city. Since pretty much everywhere was full for the night, I went for OPA! Well, parking was easy and food was okay. The portions were ridiculous though!! Lol we got a greek salad for the table and I literally counted feta cheese cubes in the plate '3' little cubes. The waitress came to us and said she needed us to leave at 22:40pm. Btw, we were drinking and constantly ordering Uzo... I mean it is a Greek restaurant, did we expect too much?? She didnt even offer us to move to bar side if we were going to keep drinking until mid night! It is a NYE!! Who would like to leave at 22:40 pm before mid night!! Come on OPA! We can get dinner anywhere, what makes you a good Greek restaurant! Shame never again!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved the ambiance, the service was fantastic and of course the food was great. Loved it and will enjoy my next trip.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent Greek food in small plates that was delicious and served promptly

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

1st visit on recommendation of friend.
Lamb was excellent.
Portions small but adequate.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

First time there - loved it! Great authentic Greek cuisine in casual atmosphere. Absolutely will return. Thanks for great food & great friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had dinner after the Philly Pops concert with family. What a delightful place: full of energy, delightful menu, and friendly efficient stall. "The fish fillet was the best I have had." The suggested wine was out standing. A "go back to" place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had a great time before our Walnut street show. Food was great and really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was delicious, but the Brussels sprouts were AMAZING.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went to Opa before attending a weeknight concert at the Kimmel. Service was quick, and noise level quite tolerable. Food was good, I loved having thesaganaki as it is diffiult to find that these days. The Brussels sprouts were too gooey, but the Beeftsziki burger was good . Not sure how quickly I would return because the menu is rather limited. Best for what it advertises--appetizers!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was very good. My husband needs to watch his dairy and sweet intake and had a fair number of choices. The room was quiet enough that we could hold a conversation. The restaurant was in easy walking of the Kimmel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 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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