Opa! Authentic Greek Koozina

Former Location
1175 Jefferson Rd, Rochester NY, 14623

See Gone, But Not Forgotten

They opened Monday, October 15 2012 and closed December 2013


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2012-11-10 20:47:13   Excellent Gyro and Tzatziki dip. I was extremely impressed with this restaurant. The toasted pitas are a decadent treat. I was always a huge afcianado of Basha back in the day, but Opa is definitely a great alternative. It's a little pricey, but the quality is top notch. —cheframsey

2012-12-03 10:56:12   I'll give this place a B+. Took off points for just a few things. The hummus was yummy but it was very stiff, not creamy like I like it. The pitas with it are warm and toasty. Really good. I got a massive Greek salad but the dressing was a tad bland. The place is beautiful, kind of like an upscale diner, they may want to add some touches to warm the place up. Also the lighting was a bit harsh. The prices are great, service was simply amazing and overall a nice evening. We will be back a lot! —NewtonNola

2013-03-28 20:35:54   Basha served Middle Eastern, not Greek, food, and Opa serves Greek food, not the same cuisine. Went today for the first time and had a wonderful lunch. Two of us had the Athenian wrap, which was a really delicious grilled chicken in marinade with roasted red peppers and a zippy pesto sauce. The third of us had the tyropita, which I thought was really rich. I plan to go back with my other half and try some other items, particularly the moussaka. Loved the interior. And really loved our waiter, Christos, a lovely young Greek god. —KatieSchmitz

2013-05-11 00:58:58   Hate to say it but was a bit hesitant about this place due merely to the location (aka a freestanding building near a shopping plaza on Jefferson that’s seen better days). However, my husband and I were absolutely wowed by everything about Opa! The second we walked in, the décor made us feel like we were in a far more upscale part of the city. We were promptly greeted, seated, and drink orders taken—there were at least 6 Greek wines, and the server, although quite young-looking, seemed surprisingly knowledgeable when describing the differences between the wines. The menu offered a variety of tapas and dips (which you could make an entire meal of, if you chose to), as well as a larger-than-usual selection of entrees for a Greek restaurant in this area. I, being a seafood lover, was delighted to discover two salmon entrees and two grouper entrees, each for reasonable prices (about $15-$18). My husband ended up with the Pastitsio, and I with the Grouper Ladolemano. Side salads were included with our meals, and were delivered promptly, along with a plate of piping-hot fresh-baked pita bread accompanied by a tasty olive oil dipping sauce. Our main courses were equally delicious—my husband’s Pastitsio was rich, creamy, and exquisitely spiced; my fish was tender and flaky, and the rice on the side was far from the bland, dry rice most places try to pass off as a side dish; rather, it was moist, with a few small chunks of vegetables and some herbs laid over top. And the service throughout the entire night was outstanding; we didn’t feel rushed, yet were never wanting for anything. 5 stars to Opa—we will definitely be back (and perhaps try one of the combo platters)! —ajh

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