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“Greek Food without a view of the Aegean”

Kipos Greek Taverna
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Ranked #9 of 292 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $31
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Greek Food without a view of the Aegean”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Overall it is the place for Greek food in the Triangle. The menu is not large, but has a interesting variety of authenic Greek dishes. The Greek Wine List is actually longer than the food menu. There is live Greek music in evenings.

Octopus is a surprisingly tender and delicious treat. The homemade Spinkopata and the Cheese Pie are good choices. Their version of the Greek Salad is tasty, served with locally made cheese and produce. Do not forget to order Greek (turkish) coffe at the end of your meal.

Reservations strongly recommended on the weekends as they are popular!

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