OPA! Of Greece boasts high quality, fresh, quick serve Greek/Mediterranean cuisine.
So this is greek food fair fare.
The food tastes OK here. I really have two problems with this place thus the overall lower rating:
1) What's put on your plate is not terribly impressive. A Kalamari plate is kalamari, greek salad ... and some tzatziki messily slopped over the kalamari. No Rice, no potatoes, no pita bread. The Kalamari was a bit mushy too but it tasted fine.
2) It's overpriced on top of that. $8 for that Kalamari plate.
You can get a Kalamari platter at Pita King (or Pita World or whatever they call it) for $7.50, and it comes with rice/potatoes and pita, tastes better, and is absolutely heaped on to your plate.
What upsets me even more is after the new food fair opened up, Pita King was gone and replaced by Opa. Opa is simply vastly inferior to Pita King.
That said I do occasionaly pick up a low carb plate here when I'm trying to eat healthy as it's one of a very few healthy things you can find at the mall. You do pay a lot for what you get though.
But if you want much better food and value, head over to Brentwood for the greek food there.
This is one of the most expensive options at the mall, but with disportionate quality. A recent trip, my 2nd, yielded another order of their souvlaki platter in a to-go container. The skewers were near cardboard dry, tasteless - not as advertised. Though I wouldn't consider a redemption, the counterperson did heap on the Greek salad and rice pilaf. The tzatziki was slopped on, and all over my pita and rice, made even more unappetizing as I do not have much fondness for the cool dip. Even for food court standards, presentation is zero.
Service is sparce, with the staff's mind mostly elsewhere. No complaints, however.
For a couple extra bucks, the difference between here and a Greek restaurant down the street is astonishing.
I agree with the previous review. I had the calamari here and I found it very odd that they just slopped on the tzaziki sauce on top of the calamari. On top of that, the rice tasted nothing like rice pilaf. It tasted like asian rice with some flavoring. I have not been back since and do not plan on it either.
I have been to the Vancouver downtown Opa many many times with no problems. The metrotown location on the other hand stinks. They had a special on for prawn sovlaki which came with caesar salad. They told me that I would have to pay extra for greek salad, so I got the opa platter, prawns with greek salad. So the cheap looking Filipino girl serving me gives me caesar salad, so I told her politely that I had asked for greek salad. OMG, she and this other young guy who looked Mexican working there made SUCH a huge fuss. Telling me that I was wrong...that I never ordered greek salad. When I told the guy that yes, I did order greek salad but it wasn't a big deal, he told me to stop "yelling". I don't know why they were causing a scene and holding up the line. I would understand if I was actually yelling, but I was calm the whole time! I was so embarassed by all the fuss that I just took my meal and left.
What makes it worse is that I got a really small portion out of it as well and the whole meal cost $10. I went there a few times before, but the only time there was an issue was when the Filipino looking girl served me. Never going back there again.
I work near Metrotown and visit the food fair for takeout lunch on a regular basis. The food at Opa always seems fresh and is freshly prepared. I go for the #5 wrap combo with fava though some friends swear by the souvlaki. Their tzatziki and homous are excellent. It is admittedly not the cheapest lunch at the mall but the prices are reasonable.