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About Opa

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.

Our Team

"We value our customers and we treat them like family. I came to this country with my wife and kids and have been blessed enough to develop a fantastic team inside the kitchen and outside on the floor to continually serve the best food we can. We have created an Opa Family that is continually growing by the day. Come join our family for dinner at Opa!"

                                                  -Chef Joe Karam

The Karam Family - Francois, Aline, Chef Joe, & Joyce

Elie - Bartender & Waiter

Jay - Bartender & Waiter

Vivian -Waitress

Katie - Bar Manager

Kevin - Barback & Bus Manager

Jackie - Bartender

Abdul - Hookah


Sha - Hostess

John - Valet

ChiChi - Busser

Junior - Busser

Online Reviews

Howard Manegold - Google Review

"We ordered the taste of Lebanon which is a little bit of everything. We enjoyed everything. I really liked the Chicken birds nest full of flavor, the Tiramisu is the best I've ever had very light not too sweet. Amazing food service was top notch. Francois was very attentive and explained all the dishes and Chef Joe came out and brought the entree great experience overall"

Eyad S - Google Review

We've been going to OPA for years, everything is amazing the food, the atmosphere, and the service.
Joe the owner is a wonderful caring person, he always makes you feel home. Definitely 5 stars

Mary L - Yelp Review

“I'm a I can't eat fried calamari again after Opa's grilled calamari. Their menu is refreshingly Mediterranean. They have good service too. Out of all the restaurants on the hill this is my favorite.. Click to edit me and add text that says something nice about you and your services.”

LJ D - Yelp Review

An incredible all-around experience at Opa last night! A great option outside of the Italian restaurants on the Hill. Wednesday nights are Lebanese nights.

Our group was greeted by the owner, for our 6:30 reservation, and we were taken right to our table.

We began the evening with an incredible Lebanese reserve red wine blend and a round of cold and hot appetizers some of which included stuffed grape leaves, hummus with flat bread and babagnoush. The hummus was some of the best I have ever had.

The second course were multiple seafood dishes including an incredible grilled shrimp dish. Round three came shortly there after, as or stomachs expanded.

The fourth round of food was an incredible mix of grilled chicken, lamb, pork and beef all over a bed of rice. It was incredible.

As our fifth round came - three different plates of desert (because we all needed that), the band and dancers began to set up and play! As the band played, the restaurant began to fill. As the restaurant began to fill, the tables began to load up with hookahs. So, when in Rome...or Opa.... We made sure to order one. The hookah allowed us to take in the music and dancing, continue the conversation and laughter and rounded out the night to an incredible restaurant experience.

Can't wait to come back with another group on a Wednesday night.