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About Orupa

"The philosophy behind the food at ORUPA is rooted in my reverence for the natural state of ingredients. My goal is to help nature reveal its divine flavor, texture and bounty.”

Using sustainable ingredients and supporting local farmers and artisans, the menu is of ORUPA (O-Oregon RUPA-Europe.)

500 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Friday: 11:00am- 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Liberty

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 588-3639

Website:
http://www.orupasalem.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking

Orupa Ratings and Reviews

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4
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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

3.6

ambience

4.0

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Fun (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

We had eaten at Orupa in the past, and the meal was quite good. This time however, it was a service disaster. The food was fine, but not exceptional. The biggest issue of our night out was the service. Having spent many years working in restaurants, I feel like I am very patient and willing to forgive a lot of things. It was difficult to write this review, but I think the owner needs to seriously change how they work, by rethinking their role in the restaurant and spend considerable time training staff.
To be fair, it was Valentine's Day. When we arrived, the restaurant was not busy, but it did fill up during our visit. We were seated quickly and then sat unattended for 20 straight minutes. I watched multiple busboys, waiters and the owner pass by us. Not a single one offered to bring us water or menus. Finally, our waitress arrived, quite frazzled. I thought things were going to get better, but it took an additional 20 minutes before we ever ordered and received drinks.

I do not blame the waitress. I firmly believe the owner is at fault. I watched the owner walk around the restaurant the entire night, not saying a word to anyone. Just weird eye contact. We were not alone in this experience. I watched another couples frustration for the same lack of service during the evening.

The final straw was at the end. We received our check, and I was ready to leave. I immediately put out my credit card, and then waited an additional 10 minutes for our waitress to pick it up. She only picked it up, because the owner planted herself in her walking path and wouldn't let her pass. She nodded towards our table, and the waitress turned around and picked up the check.

Here in lies the problem. The owner saw me put the card down and walked past no less than 5 times. She never lifted a finger to help her wait staff. Just scowling looks. Lack of participation on her part, is while I will never go back. She simply couldn't be bothered to help her own employees on a busy evening.

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

We won’t be going back. The food was hit and miss. Mine was all great but my spouse thought everything was below average. The scallops were like mush and the duck seemed like it was boiled. We had one round of drinks but they ran out of clean glasses so we weren’t able to have a second. We waited a REALLY long time for anyone to take our dessert order. We were expecting to spend §$$$ because it was Valentines Day, but our experience wasn’t worth what we paid.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I was excited to try Orupa for the first time so decided to take my girlfriend there for Valentines Day. We were seated promptly but sat our table for some time before even getting water. We are not impatient people but reached the point where we had to convince ourself that clearly they can see us since we were in the middle of the room.

Finally got some attention and we were treated with some burnt rolls. At least the bottoms were edible.

Dinner came and there was some redemption. The filet was perfectly cooked and my girl friends pasta dish was enjoyable.

I will probably give you guys another chance. Maybe you were short handed? At least the food was good

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2018

First they gave away our reservation, lost our undercooked appetizer, then tried to serve us a raw Fillet Mignon that was pink throughout and room temperature. When we brought it to the attention of the waiter, he offered to take the meat back to have it cooked longer. Bringing food back to a kitchen from the table is against food safety standards and unacceptable for proper preparation of a $40 steak. Though the waiter was nice and did his best to provide us service, he lacked knowledge of what was on the menu and could not answer simple questions about our potential selections.

The salmon was great. Light and flaky with great flavor.

Great location, great building, great menu, poor delivery.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day. Appetizer was good. Main course was luke warm and scallops were gritty. Service was lacking but I due to the day, not surprising.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I liked our service, it was quick and friendly but the food was very over priced for what it was.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had an anniversary dinner on January 25, 2018. Not only did the dinner exceed our expectations but the service did as well. We went later on a slow night but did not feel rushed to end a very delightful dining experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My very most favorite place. Love the food and ambiance. However it was evident that we had a new server. But was pleased overall.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had our usual great dinner evening at Orupa. It was New Years' Eve so the place was full but service was fine and food outstanding. Bartender Cory was very busy but took care of us all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

When arrived at our reservation time they we're not ready for us. Then we waited almost an hour for a waiter. They had forgotten us. They were very apologetic once we brought it their attention. Also they had a New Years Eve Menu that was too expensive for what you got. We had to ask them to turn up the heat it was freezing. And they did. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere comfortable.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was okay. We were disappointed about several things: the Ahi was overcooked, the paella didn't seem to have any saffron, and the Jaegershcnitzel sauce was not what we were expecting either (after having lived in Germany). The tiramisu was a blob of cream with a nice presentation. Everything looked gorgeous and the French Onion soup was the best we have ever had. We have had other items at Orupa in the past and enjoyed them a lot more. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. All in all, we left thinking we probably won't go back for quite a while.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Way overpriced for the quality of food
The service was great. But at $30 a plate I should get more that mediocre fair

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Christmas Eve menu was delicious. We were all very happy with our soups/salads and entrees. I particularly enjoyed the sturgeon and crab ravioli.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It is our Christmas Eve tradition to have dinner at Orupa. Hans never disappoints!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of our favorite “special” places to eat. Always excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was pretty good -- selection broader than anticipated, but service was slow. The waiter knew this and apologized profusely. With a better service, I would rate higher.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was under cooked and potatoes were cold.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service was exceptional, entrees were delicious but dessert was undercooked and sought Apple strudel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Perfect service! Great drinks; fancy, delicious food where I know there won't be any screaming from the next table over! Great location and easy to get to and park. Always something different to choose from and portions are perfect. I love coming here!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was cold and bland. The service was good.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife and I have been there about 20 times... each time getting something different. Only restaurant in my 53 years that I've experimented so much with the menu. Neither one of us have ever been disappointed. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another great overall dining experience! Only mark against is the first table we sat down to was wobbly. We moved to a booth and that was very comfortable. It was a little cold in the restaurant. The wine and entrée were phenominal. Service was great as well. Thank you so much for a great anniversary celebration!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Meh. So overly filled with salt and pepper.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Met a local friend here for dinner. Great fresh fish dishes prepared with local ingredients and creatively plated. Good friendly service and a nice wine list. We enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The dinner salads are getting smaller, the dish I have ordered in the past, that I enjoyed very much was changed enough that I would not order again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was ok. Ordered the steak special, which was over priced and very grisly. Half of it was left as not edible and a waste at $32. It had been awhile since I dined there and won't be rushing back. The whole meal felt rushed as clearing dishes was a constant. There was no reason to rush as the place was half empty and with good reason.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Three good meals, but missing some items from the old menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This place regularly cleans up on the Best of the Valley polls hosted by the Statesman-Journal newspaper. It is a bit spendy, but several entrees are between $15-$20, and the ones we had were quite filling. The appetizers (aka "shared plates") are also unique and I recommend the parmesan wrapped crab - essentially a crab cake on a big parmesan tuile with a brie sauce. If the weather is good, try the rooftop garden.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I went on a Friday for happy hour in a group of three and had a great time. Food was so good. We stuck with just the small/shared plates menu because it was 1/2 off for happy hour. Everything was great! Service was wonderful--they were very attentive. Only negative was that it was too quiet for my taste at 6:30pm on a Friday evening. I like I nice energetic vibe, but if you prefer quiet, I recommend happy hour here!

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Made reservations for Mothers Day. Failed to read reviews. Waited too long for meal. Salads came out before appetizers. We were told daily Kids meals (fried chicken) were not available as we were being served main course. We ordered at 5:30 pm. We had asked for the kids meals to come with appetizers. Told kids meals (12 noodles with red sauce) would be taken off bill. Bill came still on there. Asked waitress and told us she couldn't take them off. Food was okay but seemed every plate was missing something from the description. Peas and mini carrots in pasta C'mon. Scallops on mashed potatoes? I don't get it. Paid way too much for bad service and *meh* food. Not worth it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We invited friends and family for a pre-graduation dinner! We couldn't have been happier with the food, the ambience and service!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Orupa always delivers an excellent meal with outstanding service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food wasn't that great and it was WAY overpriced for the portion sizes. The cheese plate appetizer had one piece of cheese, a few olives & grapes. One slice of tomato cut in half, thinly sliced 1/4 of an apple and two pieces of toast baguettes. The steak in the Tex Mex was tough. The salmon fettuccini looked like the salmon was dumped out of a can. The price you pay isn't worth the value of the food. Very disappointed. :(

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Hans does it right every time. He is the best cook in all of Oregon.

His restaurant is made to accommodate all. You feel welcome the minute you walk in the door.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great staff, very friendly and professional. Food was equally great and tasted wonderful.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Orupa always does such a nice job. Preparation and presentation are first class, the staff is relaxed yet attentive, and the noise level is pleasant. We often go there as a family for special occasions and we always enjoy ourselves. The menu is wide-ranging yet not overwhelming. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Good took a long time but was ok. Drink was not worth the $. Service was fine.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Hans, Bruce and the rest of the staff do a great job making you feel welcome and important to their business.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Nice ambiance but poor service and sub standard food. Very expensive for what it is, who covers a prime ribeye in gravy??

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My food was cold. I also thought the entrees were overpriced.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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