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Cyprus Restaurant

4.5
997 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Award Winning Chef Nicholas Figel introduces destination quality International Cuisine to Highlands, NC.

In the Cyprus open kitchen, we take our inspiration from peasant foods and traditional cuisines from around the world. We hand harvest our vegetables and shop the ethnic markets to deliver authentic and traditional International flavors.

We feature a unique regional menu, written and executed each day in the Cyprus kitchen, always by hand, and always using time honored, traditional cooking methods.

The dining room is relaxing, inclusive, and a great place to enjoy great food and good times with friends.

Cyprus International Cuisine, The most exciting dining destination in Highlands
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Seafood, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Brunch Hours
10.00am - 3.00.pm
Saturday-Sunday

Dinner Hours
5pm - 9pm
Monday-Thursady-Sunday
5pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday




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Phone number
(828) 526-4429
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Figel
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Catering
We Cater special events and private parties, Call for more information at 828-526-4429

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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 997 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful meal! Great atmosphere - comfortable for adults and kids.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We called to make a reservation at another local spot and there were no agreeable times available, so I chose to try Cyprus. I am SO glad we did, as this was absolutely wonderful and a great atmosphere with spectacular food! The chicken & mussels dish was to die for! We will be back...again and again!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We took a ride from Atlanta up to Highlands on Easter Sunday, since we hadn't been there for several years, and it was a beautiful day for a ride. Easter is the only Sunday where my wife is not required to work, so we try to make good use of it. We had intended to have dinner at a large hotel in Highlands, but they had no reservations available, so we asked for recommendations from the staff at the hotel bar. Cyprus was one of the recommendations, plus
a foursome at the next table said they had lunch there the previous day, and were returning that evening for dinner. We made a reservation, and walked over there. It was as perfect as we
could have wished for. The food was unique and excellent, and the atmosphere was fun. Service was very attentive. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone traveling to that area.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent menu variety, presentation and quality. Best show in Highlands.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

As always the dim sum was delicious! The service was good considering the waitress had five or six tables. We were bummed the patio wasn’t open.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Highlands and it absolutely NEVER disappoints!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good service and great food. We enjoyed a strawberry cosmo before dinner. I ordered the carmelized pork shoulder which was out of the world delicious. My tablemate ordered the perefectly prepared skirt steak, charred on the outside , medium on the inside. It was tender and very tasty. The mashed potatoes underneath it was so yummy. We will be back the next time we come to Highlands.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Outstanding quality in food, atmosphere, and service.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Cyprus has always been one of my favorite places in the world to have a meal. I hadn't been to the new location in downtown Highlands until this trip, but the move was well worth it. Felt much the same, but the bar is much expanded on offerings now. The creativity with the food is still second to none and both my wife and I had extraordinary meals. Like most places in Highlands, you are going to pay 100 dollars for a dinner for two, but its well worth it. I always tell everyone heading to town that they have to make this one of their stops.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was ok but too much sauce on top of the meat. Interesting and very good salad though. Very cold inside and had to wear my coat. Drinks were weak and pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Martini was an excellent server and we had an amazing dinner. Look forward to returning soon!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was unique and delicious! The server was friendly and efficient. Our favorite place the eat in the Highlands.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was very good! Service was also great. Please consider offering small salads and soups.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food and service was very good. Only complaint was our table and location. More of a bistro table than dining table. Could not fit plates, glasses etc. on table. Even waitress had trouble serving on such a small table. I noticed our table was the only one like it in dining room. It was our anniversary night and it really put a damper on it. Will be back, but will insist we do not get that table.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was excellent and in such a small community, truly a big fish in a small pond.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was my second trip to Cyprus. Both times we sat at the bar and watched the action in the kitchen. It and the food were great. A bit expensive, but can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was awesome. Service is OK. Bartender to awhile to get to us. Server never checked back soon enough. Good but not great. Food was great though.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything was good. We had a reservation but were offered one of the worst tables in the restaurant. It was fairly slow so I don’t understand why we were seated near the kitchen instead near a window away from the bustle and noise of the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fabulous! Need I really say more? From Chef Walter’s creative culinary skills down to great servers such as Martini this is hands down a dining experience to not be missed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Another wonderful evening at Cyprus. Went for Valentines Day and our wedding anniversary and had a great time. The staff was very attentive to our needs but never hurried us or intruded in our conversation. And the food, fantastic! Always a pleasure going there.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good food and service. We sat bar side in the kitchen and much enjoyed interacting with the kitchen staff. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great eclectic menu!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We very much enjoyed a birthday celebration with friends. The service was outstanding by Maxine and the food was terrific. February of the past few years Cyprus offer a 50 percent discount on steaks and chops. I urge other to take advantage of the offer but suggest Cyprus anytime.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food! Each of us was pleased with our choices. Maxine was a super waitress!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food above average. Service! Our waiter, She took our order, someone served our meal. We never was check on till the end of the meal. I had to go find someone! Again Very good food.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved sitting at the bar by the kitchen and watching the chefs. Great staff even better food!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We love the half price winter steaks and lamb chops. We plan to return soon. Great place to meet with friends.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Good was wonderful, service was excellent. Ordered the Burmese jungle curry pork, it was amazing. My wife ordered the pit goat, also a amazing. My habenero margarita was good but way too spicy for my taste. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

This is a great restaurant for special occasions. A little on the pricy side so be aware of that. Great food and great service. I have a garlic sensitivity and the staff was quite accommodating in watching out for me. I highly recommend this place

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Cyprus turned out to be a pleasant surprise, with a diverse menu ranging from Marrocan to Asian and some American classics. Great atmosphere, some groups (birthday party), a lively open kitchen with the option to sit at the bar and watch. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Very accommodating to vegetarians.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food, cool atmosphere, wide menu variety

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We ordered the stuffed chicken, and when we cut it open it was completely raw. Sent it back, and when it came out the second time it was STILL raw. We were surprised no one even thought to check it.

Service was sub-par. After two incidents, we thought the manager would at least come by our table, but he didn't.

It was also ridiculously loud, although that could have been because we sat at the high top table next to the open kitchen. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

As always great imaginative menu executed brilliantly.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our first real meal at Cypress and we had six friends together for my birthday celebration. The menu was very diverse, interesting and easily satisfied all of our various palettes. We look forward to visiting Cypress again as soon as we get back to Highlands.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious food from a diverse menu. Very flavorful. Service was congenial and good, but slow.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Cyprus on anew Year’s Eve and we had a great time. Service was terrific, food was delicious. Next time we’re in a Highlands, we’ll definitely go back

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our second year to visit Cyprus and our only repeat of restaurants for our holiday trip. It did not disappoint! The menu is very eclectic and there is something for everyone! The goat dish was delicious and the attention to detail on plating all dishes was exceptional!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful place. This is our fourth or fifth visit. Never fails to please.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Set amidst the center of the downtown strip of Highlands, Cyprus boasts the prime location from its stoic vantage point on the second floor.

Offering an array of zesty plates from several countries around the globe, the menu will not leave you short of options.

Similarly, the menu diversity the Restaurant showcases is translated in the interior decor, mood and ambiance of the entire space.

Overall, I would definitely recommend stopping in next time your travels bring you in town.

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