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Kipos Greek Taverna

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431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-425-0760
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I came here on a Sunday for lunch but they were only offering a brunch menu. The woman who greeted us at the door was very welcoming. We chose a horiatiki salad and the vegetables (especially the tomatoes) were so fresh and delicious. We also had a spanokopita (spelling?), a lamb burger and souvlaki. Everyone enjoyed their... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by friends. The food was very good. For some reason the restaurant was super hot and made the experience less then great. As I live in Raleigh and we have a great taverna here as well I would not recommend traveling but if in CH or Durham it is a good choice

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Thank IraW_11
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: romantic, delicious, fantastic value, excellent service, live Greek music, amazing desserts, great choices for vegetarians and carnivores alike! Cons: was a bit too warm in the restaurant on the evening we were there. I'm sure that was just a short term a technical problem. Don't get the ouzo / root beer drink...it is a waste of fantastic ouzo. Just... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with some friends that have been in this restaurant before. We are not familiar with Greek food, but gave it a try. Everything was pretty good and the service, excellent. It was a very hot day, and the place was a little bit warm. Besides that, a great experience

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Thank Irza L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of eating at Kipos several times. After my first visit on New Year's Eve, I brought some friends. It seemed unlikely that it could be as good without the holiday hoopla, but it was. Since then I have brought many people including children, who have all eaten as if they had not eaten in days.... More 

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Thank Terry S
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being a loyal guest, we love to hear from people like you! We have just revamped our wine list and have some great new bottles to try! If you can make it, we will be having a wine dinner in the Fall- details coming this month! Hope to see you soon! Best, Katherine More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal, and the waiter was fantastic. He helped us with all his recommendations, and they were spot on. We thought the apps were the best part and in hindsight, we wished we would have ordered a lot of small plates instead. But we were pleased with the lamb and salmon specials. Not terribly expensive either, and... More 

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Thank Baker F
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Wow! thank you for the glowing review, Baker! If you don't mind, we would love to know who your waiter was so we can pass along the feedback! We hope to see you again soon for a feast of mezes! Best, Katherine More 

Stony Brook, New York
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The egg lemon was the best ever. From NY to NC I have had egg lemon soup. This was beyond great. My sandwich, selected by our waiter, tasted great and was presented beautifully. Prices are very reasonable and the food is mostly farm to table fresh. Menu has so many great things, you have to go back. They have a... More 

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Thank Peter F
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hello Peter, I will be sure to pass along the compliments to Chef Olga, who makes the soup as her mother taught her in Greece! We are starting a boxed lunch program very soon, and we hope you can try it! Best, Katherine More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great. We had Greek salads, pastitsio, and moussaka. The pastitsio was incredible. It was so hot we couldn't stay for dessert and coffee. They should have brought fans in to cool off their customers. Wait until it cools off to go dine there.

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Thank llbalto1947
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal! We apologize for the heat and have gotten our A/C fixed since you have dined, so we hope you can come back again soon! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I want to recommend this restaurant, but I can't. We looked forward to our visit to Kipos all day, and enjoyed ogling the menu. I love Greek food and love the other restaurants in this group, so my expectations were high, but even with that in mind, I can't recommend that anyone spend time or tastebuds or money here. We... More 

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Thank Alia_loves_travel
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this review

Hello Alia, Sorry to hear your experience was not up to par- I would like to discuss some details with you, if you use our contact form on our webpage, I would love to hear from you so we can improve! Best, Katherine Ozturk More 

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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely the place to go for date night/special occasion. The most authentic Greek/Mediterranean food out there. It is very expensive, but worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $31
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-425-0760
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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