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Kipos Greek Taverna

431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-425-0760
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“moussaka” (31 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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11 - 20 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Superb in all areas! I first went to Kipos for a lunch Holiday party, and returned with my wife and two friends (one a vegetarian). I was even more impressed with the dinner. Great food, superb service, mid-level pricing (which is a bargain considering the...More

Thank RRRice
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hello RRRice! Thank you so much for such a glowing review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your meals here! We do have a private room available that we use for both a la carte and event seating. If you're looking for that private dinner,...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We went to Kipos to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary with a group of 5 people. We had made a reservation through OpenTable and contacted the restaurant 30 minutes before our scheduled arrival to let them know we would be 30-45 minutes late due...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Katherine O, General Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hello LonestarSpartan! Thank you for leaving a thorough review! We always have fresh fish specials if you ever are craving some wood fire grilled seafood! There are also specific tables that are quieter than the rest (while still being in the main dining room) that...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a lunch while visiting UNC for a lacrosse camp for our son. The location is convenient to the campus and right on the main drag. The decor is perfect for a Greek Tavern. Very cute, open, and light....More

Thank Michael P
Katherine O, General Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi Michael, We hope you had safe travels and wish your son the best of luck in his sports career! Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope to see you again soon! Best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there during the week. An unassuming, unexpected wonderful surprise in Chapel Hill. The atmosphere, the food and the wine selection are excellent. But save some room for the cheese cake, it’s like nothing you’ve ever had. Don’t take off your coat in the...More

Thank Derek K
Katherine O, General Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi Derek, So glad that we exceeded your expectations! The manouri cheesecake is indeed phenomenal, and we are pleased you enjoyed it! Best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Pricey but worth it!! Romantic ambiance, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Grilled squid was excellent (and that is a difficult dish to not overlook)

Thank Manningjen
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Jen, We're very glad you think so! If you're adventurous about seafood, try the octopus next time! Look forward to your next visit! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We have eaten here several times and each time the food has been delicious. We love the warm ambience, eclectic decor and Mediterranean feel. It is upbeat and upmarket but not pretentious and the menu has a "mama's kitchen" feel to it. The wait staff...More

Thank Jillian G
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Jillian! We love our regular customers and we appreciate your patience during our busy times! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience at Kipos for dinner. The food was outstanding. We shared a Greek salad, grilled octopus, spanokopita and moussaka. Everything was delicious, and our waiter was quite helpful in choosing a good Greek wine. Thank you for a little piece of...More

Thank Rebekah E
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Rebekah, We're so glad you had a great time and enjoyed your meal! Thank you for taking time to review us! Best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Six of us dined. I had a wonderful trout stuffed with crabmeat--I think it may have been a special that night. Several of us had the patstitsio, which was great. Good red house wine as well. We really enjoyed this meal. And the prices are...More

Thank MikefromKentucky
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Mike from Kentucky! We look forward to seeing y'all again! Thank you for taking time to review us! Best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This place is great if you want some upper-scale Greek or Mediterranean style food. If you have a group, get the mezzanine spread to share! Staff is friendly, but sometimes service is pretty slow, even on quiet nights. Still a good option for a nice,...More

Thank Susie H
Katherine O, General Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi Susie, Thank you for the balanced feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your night and will share your comments with our waitstaff! Best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I ordered 6 appetizers/ small plates to split. Tatziki, grilled squid, kalamata olives, grape leaves, lamb riblets, and grain & roots vegetables. All fresh and beautifully presented. They were also featuring a new wine and mixed drink that both tasted lovely. Knowledgeable,...More

Thank Susan S
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hi Susan, Thank you for coming in to dine with us! Our menu design is intended for small plates to be shared amongst a table so I'm glad your first experience embraced the spirit of sharing! See you again soon! Best, Katherine Ozturk

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TravelchicMB
8 January 2017|
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Response from Katherine O | Property representative |
Hi Travel, Our spanakopita is made in house by Chef Olga Bakatsias. She was taught to make Spanakopita at her mother's kitchen in the small village of Karitsa Greece. She makes the dough and rolls it out to the thinnest... More
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TravelchicMB
7 January 2017|
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Response from TravelchicMB | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your good intention, but I am interested in the version of Spanakopita that is served at Kipos, only. I make and bake my own Spanakopita, and know it well. Two of the past visitors claim that the Spanakopita... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-425-0760
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Description
Kipos is a place familiar like home, comforting, flavorful, honest and welcoming to all. It's a taverna, where friends and strangers gather every day to share thoughts, a glass of wine or two, raki, beer, and often Ouzo. Mezedes (small plates) keep coming to your table, and the conversation and laughter get better with time. This is something that we all share. Kipos is a reflection of my childhood: fresh and robust village foods cooked in wood-burning ovens, honoring old and modern recipes alike. It's a remembrance of my mother's masterful way with phyllo. It's a celebration of cheese, breads, mousaka and lamb youvetsi. It's a story about pigeon in clay pots, octopus grilled over a fire and perfect dolmas. It's about my love for her youvarelakia, her rabbit stefado and the aroma of lamb roasting over an open fire. It's about her chicken and potatoes, especially when I was the one who had to catch the bird. Kipos is a tale of baked eggplant, the perfect village salad, kakavia and my favorite, zucchini blossoms and fresh cheese. And of course we can't forget the baklava, honey walnut cakes and spoon sweets. But above all, Kipos is a story about the love and joy that my parents shared, working the fields heroically, enduring, so that one day my brothers, my sister and I could realize the American dream. My brothers, sister and I became one with the garden, with the olives, with the grapes. We became one with the fields and the mountains that were covered with wild oregano. We gathered animals, both wild and tamed. Nature nourished us with her abundance, with her goodness. This is what we want to share with you at Kipos: cooking from the memory of my heart. Kalos Oresate (welcome) to our home. Love, Giorgios Bakatsias
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