Opa Restaurant Providence

4.6
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
Opa restaurant was founded in 2003 by Chef Joseph Karam and his family. Joe introduced Opa to the historic Federal Hill in hopes of sharing his family's culture cuisine and hospitality. Opa's consistent traditional Lebanese cooking and the family's hospitality has lead Opa to be a gem in Rhode Island's food industry with visitors traveling from all over New England to try a Taste of Lebanon.
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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was average/ok. I got a mixed grill plate where the chicken had a very odd texture and was not edible. None of the meats were tender. Flavors were ok. I’ve had much better Greek/Lebanese food for 1/2 the price elsewhere.

a
New England
51 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very well prepared. Great mix of Italian, Greek and Lebanese dishes.

TT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great friendly time

HL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was friendly. Our large party got seated right away (reservations ahead). Several items we wanted on the menu were out. The appetizer cheese fondue turned cold so quickly it just turned into a big blodge of cheese. Meat entrees were all cold, also not cooked to medium rare as requested but rather well-done, which turned the meat rather chevy. Rice was also cold. Overall just an average experience, would not go again for dinner.

H
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Second time here because after the first time you go you will have a craving to come back! Hummus is outstanding! Everything is so fresh from salads to seafood. And it’s healthy you feel good after eating!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were great. We missed the belly dancers but an overall great night!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food was authentic nd very good

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cute little restaurant. Found taste amazing, we got the mushroom ravioli with basil cream sauce and the steak birds nest. We felt the restaurant should be labeled as tapa cuisine because the portions were small. What we didn’t know was the tip is an automatic 20%.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, the staff is always on point & makes you feel at home. The atmosphere is grown & sexy, perfect for girls night or groups of friends. Perfect spot for a 1st date since you get to eat with your hands & share plates if you choose the chefs menu.

E
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

80th Birthday

CB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though its not on the menu, this is one of the few middle eastern restaurants where I can order kibbee nayee.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service, all out fun experience

BA
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been in a while due to the weather. We are quite a bit more frequent in the summer to take advantage of sitting outside. The food was so yummy. Best baba and grape leaves since my late mother used to make. Service was great!

RM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Opa since they first opened. Always enjoy our time there, the grilled calamari and mixed grill plate are fantastic.

RR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except the fact that we asked if there’s a belly dancer and thy answered yes, however there was isn’t! Also we’were expecting middle eastern music, but was none! Over all had a good experience, parking location was just cross the street, very friendly staff, food is so good, Houka is excellent, worth the $$. Sure will go again.

ML
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Opa. On both occasions the food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server was friendly and provided just the right amount of attention.

JW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our server Francoise was very attentive early in the meal. We had to make a show and came for an earlier dinner. As the place filled up he seemed to take on the role of front end manager and we saw less of him. No complaints though, he is excellent. Food was very good. When we're not an a schedule I would definitely want to relax and enjoy the Chef's Special Lebanese Dinner. Can't forget to mention the Orangite cocktail with Fig Vodka ... amazing! Looking forward to a return visit.

OT
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was great. Highly recommend!

S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

But seems like their Belly dance performance has gone down with poor quality

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Sammy, We're sorry the belly dancer were not to your expectation. We like to rotate them and have different dancers every week. Some artists may be different than others and we like to give them all the opportunity to showcase their skills at our family restaurant.

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g
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Waitress suggested chef’s choice which was a tasting of multiple dishes and main courses. Then to top it off a dessert too. This was a great way to try new flavors.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again!

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J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Honestly I expected a lot more in regard to the food because the food is Lebanese so I expected authentic Lebanese. I ordered chicken kebabs with salad and rice pilaf. The rice pilaf was similar to rice you would get in a chain restaurant. The chicken was fine nothing spectacular but tasty. And the salad was OK. This was far from authentic however our server was great and it was quiet when we got there but the noise level increased tremendously approaching 10 PM. That did not bother us as it is a hookah bar. Will I return? No because there are so many restaurants to choose from on Federal Hill.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Jenncheatmeal, We're sorry Opa was not to your expectations. We like to cater to Mediterranean food and not solely on Lebanese food. Our Chicken Kabob dish does not have a Rice pilaf but instead a saffron rice which is clear on our menu. If you'd like a more authentic Lebanese dish or two please ask our waiter/waitress and we'd be happy to give you some recommendations. We like to cater to a variety of different cultures within our restaurant but mostly focusing on Lebanese dishes.

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BA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food and great ambiance. But the service was lackluster. We weren’t asked for any additional drinks or asked how our meal was. Was a busy night but maybe because we were a table of 2 and were not s large table we weren’t paid as much attention as others. I would recommend based on food but not for service. Maybe it was because it was busy.

BW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was perfect. Four of us had very different items and all was excellent.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

BobW, Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again soon.

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SC
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! The place got super noisy after a while, but liked the other all atmosphere

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

SomaC, Thank you for your positive review. We do have a later crowd that loves entertainment at the restaurant after dinner. We're glad you enjoyed our atmosphere and food!

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TR
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb experience. Great food and atmosphere. Instantly moves to one of my favorite Providence restaurants. A very enjoyable and fun night was had by all.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

TRW9, Thank you for your great review, We hope to see you again soon!

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A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always! Great food and great service

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again soon!

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PE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first Lebanese restaurant. The food was interesting and delicious. We ordered the dinner for two that allows you to try an array of dishes . They bring it in stages much like tapas and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend this if you're a foodie😀

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

PamelaE, Thank you for your great review. We're very happy to see you had our Lebanese Mezza! It's definitely one of our favorites to serve!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool atmosphere and great service. Try the hookah.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for your positive review. We hope to see you again at Opa soon!

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GC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, lovely service. The waiter was accomodating and friendly. The flavors were exceptional. Best salmon I've had.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

GretchenC, Thank you for your fantastic review. We're very happy you enjoyed our Salmon!

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JA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband there for his birthday on a Friday night. The food was good and the service was excellent!! Loved the belly dance!!

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Nnennayao, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are very happy you and your husband enjoyed celebrating his birthday at our restaurant!

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OT
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun and superb restaurant The real deal!!!!! Great Lebanese food.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for your fantastic review! we hope to see you again soon!

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