Opa Restaurant Providence

4.5
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39 reviews
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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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KimF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were good, but we waited 15 minutes after reservation time for the valet. It was also quite loud.

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ElizabethM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favorite local family owned restaurant! Great food, some hookah and drinks AMAZING

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten dinner at Opa Restaurant two times and enjoyed it on both occasions. The food was delicious, especially the Opa Sampler, which included hummus, baba ganoush , grape leaves, etc. The hummus was our favorite.

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GCRI
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, great food and service. It was odd that the only time slot available for a reservation here on Open Table was 6PM. We arrived at 6pm and were the first table seated. Two other tables were seated within 15 minutes and every other table in the restaurant remained empty until 7:30pm. Would have been nice to arrive at 7 and not have to rush there after work. The upside to eating in an empty restaurant? It was quiet.

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EilsePL
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great date night. The drinks and customer service were great!

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audrip
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough about how awesome the food was in quality, preparation and came out hot!!! We are definitely going back,

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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ajp2754
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TraceyT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great friendly time

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HannaL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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Hetha75
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food was authentic nd very good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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%.

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MissCC
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Ella
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80th Birthday

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vipChuckB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, all out fun experience

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BethAnneM
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RobertM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RamiR
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelL
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great. Highly recommend!

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 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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gailc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 18 March 2019

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

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Jenncheatmeal
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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 18 March 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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BasilioA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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.

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BobW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 2019

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

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vipSomaC
New England
38 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 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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TRW9
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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 18 March 2019

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

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vipAndujar
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always! Great food and great service

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 2019

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

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PamelaE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 18 March 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere and great service. Try the hookah.

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 2019

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

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GretchenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 2019

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

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JAZZY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 18 March 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

Opa Restaurant Providence
Responded on 18 March 2019

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

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Opa Restaurant Providence does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Opa Restaurant Providence also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 351-8282.

Opa Restaurant Providence is rated 4.5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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