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“Great food and atmosphere - noise level is above average”

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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Restaurant details
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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere - noise level is above average”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food and service here is great. This is not the place to go for an intimate dinner Friday/Saturday night. It is lively, but friendly you get the sense everyone is enjoying themselves and having a good time.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food poor service”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This was our second time to eat here and while we enjoyed the food, the service was not up to par. We had to ask the waiter repeatedly for things and stay for an extra 15 min waiting for a to go box. They seem understaffed with no clear person in charge who checks on patrons.
Very hard to carry on conversations due to noise level.
Decor is very nice and pleasant.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic Greek!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere topped with incredible flavorful food and excellent service. Seated right away at a romantic table. Salads and everything were fresh. Great, reasonably priced wine. Service was spectacular. Experience overall was top notch!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Belly dancing!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We love Kipos! The food, service, and atmosphere is outstanding! The noise level is high, especially on a crowded weekend night when they have live Greek music and belly dancers! I have been when Greek families eating dinner there have done Greek dances around the restaurant...amazing! I also love the outdoor patio that overlooks Franklin st. The bakery is amazing and the olive oil some of the best I've had! I have also been with large groups and the servers do a great job with this as well! Opa!

  • Visited April 2014
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pittsboro
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food was nothing to talk about. The noise level was horrible. We were seated table for 8 on Friday about 6pm. There was no conversation at our table because no one could hear each other. Most of the people who we spoke with from our table outside the restaurant won't be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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