We dropped in at Kipos on a Sunday evening without reservations. We were greeted warmly and seated without hesitation or delay. Our server, Sara, was excellent. She was attentive, she helped us with the Greek pronunciations, and she offered recommendations on choices and quantities. With her guidance, we opted to share a collection of mezedes, including Santorini (vegetable fritters served with yogurt sauce), the Ouzo Cured Salmon (beautiful presentation and delicious) and a roasted beet salad. Everything was excellent, but the salmon was a special treat. The beets were local and very sweet.
For dessert we shared Karithopita, a walnut cake drizzled with a spiced honey glaze and topped with creme fraiche and strawberries. Very tasty and one serving is ample for sharing.
We chose to sit inside, but there is ample outdoor seating as well. The noise level inside Kipos is unpleasantly high. There was music playing, but it was impossible to hear over the noise of the diners. Later in the evening, or in cooler weather, I would opt for outdoor seating where you can actually hear the music and where conversations with your dining companions are not drowned out by the voices of other diners bouncing off the walls and ceilings.
I hope that Kipos addresses the noise issue soon because I really enjoyed the food, the service and the experience. This is a great addition to Chapel Hill's dining choices. I suspect that as Kipos' clientele grows walk-ins w/o reservations will find it more difficult to be seated immediately. We got lucky!