Passers-by can hear sounds of lively Greek instrumental music emanating from the restaurant, located in the heart of the city's trendy ... More
Passers-by can hear sounds of lively Greek instrumental music emanating from the restaurant, located in the heart of the city's trendy eating-and-drinking district. Opa is chic and a thoroughly pleasant place to be. The sun floods in through skylights in the restaurant's high ceilings and onto its terra-cotta walls, where hang large, eye-catching paintings. First-time diners may want to try the Pikilia Piato, a selection of three or five chilled appetizers or the Greek Piato, an assortment of hot appetizers that's plenty of food for two.
Opa is not your regular everyday "greek food" restaurant. It is an upscale restaurant that serves upscale greek food; not your everyday greasy souvlaki or donair. If you want to eat "greasy diner" food this is not the place! But if you want tasty greek food with class, then this is the place! And this comes from someone who has been a food critic for a long time!!!
The opa on bayers lake!
Well me and my familly went to eat at this "Greek Restaurant" me and my familly are greek ,so we know about greek food.
After spending $325 i feel embarased that it has the name Greek food!
If your not GREEK the food is great because most cant tell the difference.
BUt if you are greek than the food is terrible, garbage, stay home and cook your own my fellow greeks . the greek festival food is way better than this so figure the rest out your selfs..
I fell for the positive reviews and booked a table for the evening of July 7, 2008. The service matched the food; mediocre. It was a very hot evening and we were thankful our request for an outdoor table was accommodated. We ordered two appetizers and a salad: mediteranean octopodi, saganaki opa and a small village/horiatiki salata. When we ordered our white wine we were informed that it was not chilled and were asked to make a different selection. The food took some time to arrive, but our expectations were (mistakenly) high.
The food arrived all at once and so did the disappointment! The octopodi were lukewarm and were redolent of old dock and freezer burn, the salad had tomatoes that tasted slightly fishy and the cheese was very, very oily and didn’t include bread or pita. The only positive note was a very nice bottle of Jost Muscat – thankfully the Opa! proprietors haven’t found a way of screwing that up!
When we finished our meal and requested two Greek coffees and a baklava. We were informed that they were “out” of Greek coffee. How is it possible that a Greek restaurant runs out of its namesake coffee? We ordered an espresso and a cappuccino and two ouzo to drown our disappointment. Unfortunately the saga of bad food continued - the baklava tasted stale and was stone cold. Bleh!
The bill for two came to $87 with tip and taxes. My advice? Find another restaurant and avoid the disappointment.
This has been and will be a true Halifax dining delight! From the exquisite menu to the great management and wait staff, this greek rest. encompasses what we look for in a dining experience. To cross the threshold of this establishment, guarantees a dining dream come true!
Having only tried Greek food once before, on a trip to Europe, I was NOT disappointed at OPA. My dining experience exceeded my expectations, my mouth waters at the thought of eating there again. I tell everyone I know, Please go there!
The food was wonderful. The barbq octpus was divine. Please come to Californina and cook. You could come and cook in the winter. The muscles and all the little things we ordered where great.
Thank you for making our trip, more fun. Your friend at the liquor store recommended you. Please write for cook books.
Ordering the cheese flambe is essential. It's quite the display! There is an olive tree in the centre of the restaurant glowing with little white lights. Moving past the statrers and atmosphere, the main course isn't too shabby either! Especially the traditional Greek dishes. Although I would avoid the stuffed chicken, that was putrid. Other than the stuffed chicken incident, I've had good experiences at Opa. And to that I say Opa! Don't forget to order a shot of Ozo.
The food is consistently delicious. A great place to go with a large group as there is something that appeals to everyone. The lunch menu has a great variety of dishes at very reasonable prices. Always a great place to go for lunch or dinner.
It was my first time in Halifax and I was invited to this great �taverna� like restaurant. I was surprised about the authenticity and the quality of the food. I come from London (England) and eat Greek there on a regular basis, but I have to say that the food was just as good and maybe even better than the best places in London (Limani and Lemonia). My compliments to the owner! �Kali Orexi!
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