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About Cyprus Restaurant
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
Highlands, NC 28741
International, Seafood, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
10.00am - 3.00.pm
5pm - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We Cater special events and private parties, Call for more information at 828-526-4429
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
Cyprus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Interesting presentation on menu by country (i.e., multiple countries listed followed by dishes identified w/respective countries). My Italian cavatelli with sundried tomatoes was excellent. Hubby’s grilled fish w/risotto was also appreciated. Overall very nice meal w/good service.
We were in Highlands for the Christmas parade, our yearly tradition. Great atmosphere, very good service. My daughter is eating vegan right now and the server was happy to ask the cook to remake her Pad Thai into a vegetarian meal. I had a goat dish and it was delicious. One suggestion: we love Moscow Mules and the ones here don’t have any ginger. They taste more like limeade. We’ve eaten at Cyprus several times and always have a great meal.
Nice people and good food. Nothing to get excited about. I felt the price was extremely high for the quality of food we received. The wine was great and for the most part the server was good. When we finished, it probably took around 20 minutes to get the check which was frustrating but I think they were low on staff.
Cyprus always is a treat. Highlands and Cyprus go hand in hand for a delightful occasion. The food choices are unique, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere festive. When in Highlands, do not miss it. When away from Highlands, head that way (with a reservation for sure).
This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend and the reviews were pretty good. It must have been an off night because we were really disappointed in our meal. The Pad Thai had a propane taste to it, strange but true. The sea bass was a bit over cooked, the fried calamari was gummy and the okrafries had no seasoning, just blah ....
The pork curry dish with rice was passable. With so many really good restaurants in Highlands, I’d be hard pressed to go back.
Service was extremely slow. We sat at table for at least 20 minutes before anyone even came over to our table. Food though was good enough to please my husband who is a very picky eater. That being said, we will return. We found the temperature extremely cool with all of the doors open.
The food was good but the service was slow. Our entrees were brought to the table but not the glasses of wine we had ordered. After a long wait, while our food was getting cold (we were, sitting next to a breezy open window), I finally had to get up from the table and find a server to ask them to bring the wine. Our server never checked back to see how our meals were. The attitude there was not very welcoming from the time we arrived. And we were not dressed like slobs.
We bought a cabin in Cashiers a couple years ago and we drive 20 minute once or twice a week to have dinner at Cyprus. Their food is ALWAYS excellent. We sit at the Kitchen bar, that looks over the cooking area, and watch the owner/chef do his magic! My husband and I have NEVER had a bad meal here. Anytime we have company in town we take them here. Highly recommend!!! You will not be sorry!
The food was ok. The pasta was homemade and delish. I ordered the Kentucky Bourbon steak and it was very boring with no hint of flavor and extremely greasy. The porch is a nice place to go for a cocktail with friends but they are trying to do too much with the menu and not doing a very good job. It is also expensive. Go for drinks skip the food!
Service and food never disappoint at this eclectic restaurant! You will find something on the menu for every taste. Excellent wine list with numerous good wines by the glass. Delicious specialty martinis, as well. Don't forget to save room for one of their unusual, tasty desserts!
I had such high hopes for Cyprus. Great location on the main drag, great ambience and warmth indoors. However....there were just too many things that didn't work out for us.
First - we ordered an appetizer of the fried okra w/raita. It came out nice and hot - but the dish was soggy. Of course, okra isn't crispy to begin with, but the deep fried coating should have been nice and crisp. Definitely wasn't.
Second - The french fries served with the steak frites were also soggy. I surmise that the oil they were using just wasn't hot enough. And the fries were also cool to the touch.
Third - I ordered a grouper and risotto dish. The grouper was lovely and tender. But the risotto? Ice cold!! It was obviously made in advance and then "reheated" Except - it wasn't reheated enough!
They were very good about taking it back and reheating it - but there's no reason that a chef should be sending out cold food
Just darn disappointed...
We had attended Cyprus years ago but left when no one even stopped by our table after a 15 minute wait. Our experience on Saturday was VERY different.....the service was outstanding and our waiter accommodated our every need! The atmosphere was delightful and the food was excellent! We'll be back and will definitely spread the word.
I can write a lot about this restaurant but all you have to know is the food is EXCELLENT! My husband and I love to sit at the counter, that over looks the working kitchen. Amazing!!! We are only at our cabin, in the next town, for 8 weeks during the summer and we come to Cyprus 1-2 times a week!!! I've never had a bad meal here! You won't be disappointed!!! ~Janice
We sat outside by a noisy speaker. The hostess was very good but the waitstaff was literally running around, one of them spilled olive oil over one person in our party due to rushing so much, the food was not very good but it was pricey! One got the feeling that there was no manager/adult supervision.
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