Opera has opened for business for almost 3 years and it’s well known by the tourists but not the locals. It’s serving Oriental Food, but it’s more of Fusion food to me. It also awarded the Market Source Publishing Best Restaurant in Penang for Fusion Cuisine in year 2007.
This place has become happening since 6 to 7 years ago. Before that, it was a 2-way street where the shops are old and nobody wants to rent. Since government had closed down the road and revamped the stretch of shop houses, this place has become a new tourist spot.
Opposite this row of shop houses, you will have Garage where it has Slippery Sonority discotheque and Momo. This row of shop houses had turned out to be eatery shops too, some are now under renovation.
Anyway, I can’t recall where I read about Opera in Upper Penang Road and I told hubby let’s try out this place. Before we enter, we saw a couple of foreigners occupied the tables. Just like the person told us, this place is well known by the tourist but not the local. First we thought this is a western food restaurant, and we never expect it’s an oriental food.
Both of us were excited about this place, and honestly we scrutinized the menu that they handed to us.
The food that they offer is merely Fusion, for example for a Starter they have Mango Wanton, Pupadum Minty Dip.
They recommended the Oriental Spring Roll (RM16) for our Starter. The presentation was absolutely marvellous and beautiful. Hubby loves the spring roll, but I find it a bit oily. Taste wise, nothing to complain.
While we were waiting for our food, they are kind enough to tell us that upstairs is the washroom, and they also have things for sale too. Things like plates, cutleries, statues, etc.
As for the washroom, I was never expected it was actually upstairs of the restaurant and it’s nicely decorated too. Don’t believe me, check this out then.
When we came down, our drinks are being served. They recommended Coffee Tarik (RM10) if we would like to have a cup of coffee for the dinner. Well, hubby has op for it and he likes it very much. Though is local coffee, but it’s something different claimed from him.
As for our Main Entrée, hubby had Spicy Chicken with Cashew Nuts (RM24).
And I chose the Penang Best Prawn Mee aka Local Mee Udang (RM22).
I was stunned with the food was served and presented, especially for my Mee Udang basically is served in a gigantic bowl. 4 big prawns and 1 hard boiled egg, soup base is very much tomato taste.
And hubby is telling me that the portion that they served is huge. For a big eater like him, he really finds it big.
Total damage is RM83.60 for both of us. I know it’s kind of pricey, I think that’s the price that we gotta pay for the service and the environment.
Address & Contact Number
3-E Penang Road
Tel/Fax: +604-263 2893
Lunch – 12noon to 3pm (Monday to Saturday)
Dinner – 6pm to 11pm (Nightly)
Set Lunch is served from Monday to Saturday
Note: All food prepared HALAL