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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 30, 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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·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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·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 18, 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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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