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vipTara
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 31, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

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vipOldTownFriend
Washington DC
6 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

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MelissaB
Baltimore
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.

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vipAmandaB
Philadelphia
157 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very authentic Greek food. Absolutely delicious. BYOB.
Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dining. Fresh ingredients cooked perfectly.

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Andy
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.

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vipLaurie
Portland
95 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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charlie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 18, 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.

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MBE1
Philadelphia
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.

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AnythingWithWine
Philadelphia
12 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.

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pallasathena
Philadelphia
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.

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vipBazar1Fan
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant. Neighborhood feel with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food. Recommended

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Matt
Philadelphia
37 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?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and the price is even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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!

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vipMichaelF
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good! That watermelon, arugula and feta salad was FANTASTIC!!

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KayS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - This is our "go to spot" before the Walnut theater!

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KyleN
Philadelphia
25 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.

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vipPatrick
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious authentic Greek food in laid-back atmosphere

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AnitaL
Philadelphia
10 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

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JeffreyS
Philadelphia
17 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.

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Muncho
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipSocietyHilldiner
Philadelphia
23 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.

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MBE1
Philadelphia
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.

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ThomS
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

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NEHA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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.

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vipJohnnyDee
Philadelphia
211 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always fresh and delicious.

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vipBobS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service were fine. The hostess was extremely unpleasant.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
376 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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

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DiverBob
Philadelphia
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.

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ColeZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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Alex
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 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

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
236 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!

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vipSarahK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 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 :)

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JosephM
Atlantic City
24 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.

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MBE1
Philadelphia
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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!

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ElenaP
San Francisco
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.