A month or so ago, the long under-construction Opa! opened its doors on Lincoln Ave in downtown Willow Glen. Wanting to try it for a while, we walked down on Friday night for dinner. And we were not disappointed.

The Good

The menu is straightforward and has a good variety of Greek food. We ordered the Keftedes (Greek Meatballs) as an appetizer. The dish consisted of two well prepared meatballs and an excellent sauce.

For the main courses, we selected a Beef Souvlaki Pita (hers) and Seafood Souvlaki (mine). Both came with the most excellent Opa! Fries. (Think: garlic fries with a twist.) The food came in a reasonable amount of time and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. It was very tasty and portions were not excessively large either.

Their drink menu contains a selection of beers and a good selection of Greek wines as well. The wine we sampled was quite good and is apparently available at Costco. Needless to say, we're going to have to verify that for ourselves. ;-)

The interior is well decorated. I especially like the large TV monitor that shows what songs are playing over the sound system.

Pricing was reasonable. Dinner for two with drinks, an appetizer, and desert (Baklava!) was about $50. Not the sort of thing we do often, but definitely not out of line with other favorite eating establishments.

The Bad

Opa! is a small sit down restaurant with tables for 2 and 4 (mostly) that also handles to go orders. It's often very full and could definitely benefit from more space inside. As a result, the tables are fairly close together and the waitresses occasionally bump into customers. But space isn't easy to come by in Willow Glen's downtown.


Opa! has over 60 ratings and reviews on Yelp and is also discussed a bit on Willow Glen 2.0.

If you're looking for good Greek food in the area, I'd highly recommend giving Opa! a try.

Posted by jzawodn at November 23, 2008 08:52 AM

Reader Comments
# Mike @ WannaDevelop.com said:

Looks interesting... And yummy!

You make it sound so good ;)

on December 3, 2008 11:20 PM
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