1301 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
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Opera

Neighborhoods: South Loop
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Contemporary

Opera is a Asian, Fusion, and Contemporary restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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Price:
$$$$$
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justin

 Los Angeles, CA
 

What a deal! $25 for any appetizer, entree, and dessert!

Opera has an awesome deal: on Sundays and Tuesday, you can choose any appetizer, any entree, and any dessert for $25!! It basically comes out to a free appetizer and dessert since many of the entrees are around $20-25 bucks. From the looks of the crowd, we aren’t the only ones that know about it.

The food here is very tasty, creative, and fresh. It’s basically asian fusion, but done much better than others I’ve tried. Definitely don’t expect to find standard Chinese fare here. The dishes are large, well-presented and full of all kinds of new flavors. I really enjoy trying different things here because I’m curious as to how they’re going to spice up an otherwise normal sounding dish.

The ambience is very trendy. There’s plenty of colors and decorations that complement the different flavors of the food.

If you’re looking for a nice restaurant on a Sunday or Tuesday, make it a night at the Opera.

Mu-Shu Duck (Duck nachos) - Mu-Shu Duck at Opera

Mu-Shu Duck

These were referred to as “duck nachos” by the waiter. It’s a plate of light, crispy chips covered in shredded duck, avocado, goat cheese and some kind of tasty sauce. It looked huge because the chips make it stand tall. Quite tasty.

Beef & Asparagus - Beef & Asparagus at Opera

Beef & Asparagus

They got my medium-rare just perfect. The almost foot-long log of NY-strip was pre-sliced and served on a bed of phat noodles with asparagus on the side. The soft noodles and tender beef made a great combination.

Tao of Chocolate - The Tao Of Chocolate at Opera

The Tao Of Chocolate

A chocolate filled eggroll with chocolate sauce (yummy) served with some kind of chocolate cookie stick served with a fresh, rich, dark piece of cake with ice cream and chocolate sauce. What a sinful way to end the meal.

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Moonbm27

 Chicago, IL
 

Yummy Pre-Fix Deal!

So I was a little nervous about Opera since I am always very hesitant about trying pan-asian types of restaurants but what attracted me to try Opera was the fact that they are not your regular run of the mill chinese restaurant. They take a traditional asian dish but they add the flair, ingredients, and presentation of contemporary american dishes. It combines the best of both worlds! I would recommend coming to Opera for the $30 pre-fix menu where for just $30 you choose an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. It’s a great deal considering that just ordering an entree can get you close to $30 already. My only complaint was that some of the dishes came out lukewarm.

Crab & Chopstick

LOVED the presentation, set next to a big crab cake are two long “chopsticks” that are spring rolls filled with this spicy crab filling.

Sea Scallops

This dish was amazing and exceeded my expectations! Three scallops set atop a bed of polenta and surrounded by this amazing rich brown XO sauce that taste more like an exquisite blur blanc sauce. Sooo yummy!

Soup Of The Day

The soup of the day was a butternut squash soup with a mini crab rangoon on top. LOVED it, but then again I do love any type of butternut squash soup. This was nice and had hint of ginger.

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tulips500

 Los Angeles, CA
 

yummy in the tummy

just like going to the opera can leave a dent in the wallet, this place is $$$$. it’s probably the one reason that might keep me from returning. the food, however, is excellent and being fusion, different & fun. whether or not the price is justified is diner-dependent. opera is trendy & fancy, but unique. if you’re in an adventurous asian mood, with no cares about $$$, give opera a try.

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Pros
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Cons
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Fancy Asian Fusion
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Sun-Thu 05:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri-Sat 05:00PM - 12:00AM
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Opera is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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