The History and Philosophy of Opal Restaurant & Bar
With a track record of over 30 years, owners Tina Takaya and Richard Yates feel the key to a successful restaurant is the passion for creating the highest quality food and service with a commitment to consistently providing that level of quality every time you dine with us.
Following an apprenticeship under Master Chef Norbert Schulz, opal restaurant and bar Executive Chef Felipe Barajas, and Executive Sous Chef Gerardo Barajas have become superstars in their own rights. They have each been with us for over 20 years, so our menu will continue to offer all the local’s favorites that have made us popular, while allowing them room to add creative innovations that keep our food exciting.
In line with our philosophy of making the world a better place, we support many causes, both those that help our local community and those that benefit communities in need throughout the world.
For example, opal restaurant and bar have spearheaded benefits for local charities and on particular nights, have donated 100% of our revenues (including 100% staff tips, voluntarily donated by our staff) to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the 2011Japanese Tsunami, to name just a few.