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Kanella Grill, Philadelphia, PA
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Kanella Grill

4.6
4.6
263 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
A simplified version of the new Queen village expansion. Open 11am - 9pm every day with later weekend hours. One simple menu all day long with daily specials and mezze options. With homemade pita bread; juices; desserts and Gyro, Kanella Grill is simply delicious.

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What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tara

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 31, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Excellent - we went for brunch, will definitely go back.
  2. OT

    OldTownFriend

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on June 16, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    No doubt the best Greek food in Philly. Check it out, the meats are superbly well-made.
  3. MB

    MelissaB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Servers were pompous and very rude in my opinion. As the server read the social to us he told us the prices to us afterwards. I didn't think doing if it until the table next to ours was also told the specials I noticed he didn't tell them the prices. I felt like he was implying that I didn't have money. Not to mention we waited for our dinner while people who came in after us were served their dinner first. All in all it would be a great to go place but definitely not a sit down restaurant.
  4. AB

    AmandaB

    Philadelphia

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very authentic Greek food. Absolutely delicious. BYOB. Highly recommend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dining. Fresh ingredients cooked perfectly.
  6. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Kanella Grill-- one of my favorite spots in Philly! The food is amazing and the service is always great.
  7. L

    Laurie

    Portland

    103 reviews

    3.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We thought the food was pretty good at Kanella, and enjoyed it.
  8. c

    charlie

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    authentic food served with a smile! the menu does not have too many options, they keep it simply and delicious. Will be back.
  9. MB

    MBE1

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service & value. While noise level is certainly "energetic," aforementioned factors outweigh an "energetic" noise level.
  10. AW

    AnythingWithWine

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my wife prior to heading over to the Wells Fargo Center to see Justin Timberlake. First, we have been dining at Kanella over the years, as a pre-show spot. The Grill is their latest evolution, and worked well for us on this night. We ordered the Dips of the Day, a choice of 3 different dips to go with pita bread, which was a delicious starter. I had the Lamb Kofta kebab platter, as recommended by the waiter, which was terrific. My wife also had a kebab (chicken) which she enjoyed. The waiter (wish i remembered his name) was very helpful, and attentive - all his recommendations hit. The space is nice, open, feels 'Mediterranean', with a casual cool vibe. Noise was low to moderate - very easy to have a great conversation in.
  11. p

    pallasathena

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love to have dinner at Kanella but was surprised that you had no fish available that night. And also no moussaka.
  12. BF

    Bazar1Fan

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good restaurant. Neighborhood feel with great food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food. Recommended
  14. M

    Matt

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the cleanest freshest food prepared by our top chef Konstantinos. Why can’t all places be so sensibly run?
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the price is even better.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always great. The food is always so delicious and fresh. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly for a low key, affordable night out with friends and even family. I come here regularly and I’m never disappointed!
  17. MF

    MichaelF

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was really good! That watermelon, arugula and feta salad was FANTASTIC!!
  18. KS

    KayS

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food - This is our "go to spot" before the Walnut theater!
  19. KN

    KyleN

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Both the food and service are simply top notch. On this night the “dips of the day” were incredible, as was main course.
  20. P

    Patrick

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious authentic Greek food in laid-back atmosphere
  21. AL

    AnitaL

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Have to do the family style with more than 6 people which is fine but was mediocre food. Greek food 101. All basics nothing adventurous. Sides good including beets salad tzitziki etc. entrees. Chicken kabobs good especially the thigh ones. Pork really dry and lamb sausage okay. Spinakopita okay. Wish there was a fish or some offer of choice. An okay amount of food. Dessert okay. Not enough of each dessert for each person to have one
  22. JS

    JeffreyS

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The simple fact is that, notwithstanding the warm wait staff, the food was just average. Note that their gyros are not the strips of lamb that you might expect, but chips of a pork/beef mixture. I prefer the traditional.
  23. M

    Muncho

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great BYOB for delicious mediterranean food. Have been there multiple times and have never been disappointed.
  24. SH

    SocietyHilldiner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Have been to Kanella several times. This time was a disappointment. Pieces of the lettuce in our salad were frozen, which was bizarre and not enjoyable. Our entrees overall were greasy and not at all like the food we have eaten in the past. It was a really off night for Kanella.
  25. MB

    MBE1

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and value. This is the 2nd time I've been to Kanella Grill for dinner (as well as lunch on one occasion) and it's fast becoming my go-to choice for dinner. While the noise level at dinner can be overpowering, I've learned to request a table (for 2) near the windows, which is somewhat apart from the larger tables with multiple diners.
  26. TS

    ThomS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    outstanding grilled octopus app; outstanding fava bean soup; entrees of lamb kofta kebab and chicken kebab were very over-cooked, dry; sides of hummus and salad very good; stuffed eggplant special great, warm and comforting
  27. NE

    NEHA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely try the dips of the day and the mezze is totally worth the price..if going in a large group. BYOB is the icing on the cake.
  28. JD

    JohnnyDee

    Philadelphia

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always fresh and delicious.
  29. BS

    BobS

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were fine. The hostess was extremely unpleasant.
  30. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    423 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    423 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved our meal We tried some of the special salads They were great A small request to add a green vegetable such as Horta or Swiss chard
  31. DB

    DiverBob

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kanella is a great neighborhood BYOB that always offers fresh Greek Dishes inspired from Cyprus where the family is from. The fish offerings are always fresh and usually you can find a nice eggplant dish. You must order dessert and Greek style coffee! Both are always a nice way to end a meal.
  32. CZ

    ColeZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Truly unique and fresh flavor, without losing any of the traditional Cypriot flare (I am Cypriot, and the food absolutely reminds me of Cyprus). Every ingredient was the highest quality, and their rotating specials always keep their menu interesting. I cannot think of a better way to start a meal than the dips of the day with warm pita, and ending my night with the Galaktaboureko was heavenly. 10/10
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really blown away by the food here. We started with tzatziki, hummus, and eggplant salad - the eggplant was particularly delicious, I’ve never had eggplant melt in my mouth like that. Then we had a classic lamb gyro and the two specials that night - a lamb stew and a white fish similar to sea bass (can’t remember the name). I can’t even describe how delicious the two specials were, easily the best lamb I’ve had in Philly and the fish was so fluffy and flavorful. The gyro was also solid. For dessert we had baklava, Galaktoboureko, and a special orange chocolate mousse - everything was phenomenal, my favorite was the Galaktoboureko. In addition to the outstanding food, the ambience is charming and the service is perfect. I know everyone says great things about kanella but I was not expecting it to be this amazing. Easily in my top favorite restaurants in Philly.
  34. A

    Alex

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Only complaint was every bit of the food came out in a 45 second time frame ... at an 845 reservation seemed like they wanted to get the kitchen shut down ASAP. Great good and experience otherwise
  35. S

    Stephen

    Philadelphia

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was very gracious, efficient and fast. Had I realize it was a BYOB I would have brought wine. The trio of dips was excellent and my salmon over rice with salad was great. The chicken was too charred for Julia's liking. They offered to make another skewer for her, but she had enough with the side items and the salad and we didn't worry about it. They took it off of our bill anyway. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a quick, simple menu that is real tasty!
  36. SK

    SarahK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just moved onto the block and wanted to try out the spots closest first. Kanella Grille was easy to make a reservation at and we sat right away and had delicious food with pleasant service :)
  37. JM

    JosephM

    Atlantic City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    First time at Kanellas. Overall, very good. Not used to mint in the tzatziki but it was still good. Dessert was excellent.
  38. MB

    MBE1

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as noted, the food & service were excellent & the table placement for 2 against the windows made dinner conversation possible. It was a delightful dining experience! My suggestion would be, whenever possible, a dinner reservation for a party of 2 should always be away from tables for larger groups of diners.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Being a Greek you sometimes go into Greek restaurants not knowing what to expect, will it taste like Mom’s or will it be commercially disappointing. Well this is definitely Mom’s cooking. The ingredients were fresh and the portions were plentiful. The atmosphere was cozy and the decor was definitely Greek. High recommend. Opa!
  40. EP

    ElenaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh tasting salads! Grilled octopus was done excellently. We also had Lamb Kevab which was also very good. Baklava taste like home made. Bring your own wine!! Service was attentive and fast. The only slight negative was that it was a little chilly in the restaurant, only later they seemed to turn the heat on.

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Kanella Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

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  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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