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Kipos Greek Taverna, Chapel Hill, NC

Kipos Greek Taverna

4.7
4.7
256 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

Authentic Greek Taverna. An ode to the recipes of the Bakatsias family. Fresh ingredients right from the garden for brunch & dinner service.

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2 people

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 425-0760

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Kipos Greek Taverna: (833) 938-3095

Popular dishes

Menu

Mezedes

  • Union Special Sourdough

    local artisanal bread, sliced and served with an olive tapenade

    • Small$4.00
    • Large$6.00
  • Meze Trio with Pita$10.00

    fava santorini, melitzanosalata, tzatziki

    • Dolmadakia$8.00

      handcrafted stuffed grape leaves with rice and herbs

      • Keftedes$10.00

        beef meatballs, tzatziki

        • Kalamaria$12.00

          crispy fried squid served with lemon wedge

          Soups & Salads

          • Avgolemono$6.00

            egg lemon broth, chicken, rice

            • Horiatiki

              tomatoes, cucumbers, seasonal peppers, red onions, feta, olives, capers

              • Small$11.00
              • Large$16.50
            • Marouli$10.00

              hand sheared greens, scallions, sunflower seeds, lemon vinaigrette

              • Rosemary Roasted Beets$12.00

                arugula, skordalia, citrus vinaigrette

                Salad Additions

                • Chicken$7.00

                  yogurt marinated souvlaki

                  • Shrimp$8.00

                    three jumbo shrimp

                    • Kalamaria$8.00

                      crispy fried squid

                      • Add Pork$7.00

                        paprika marinated souvlaki

                        Sandwiches

                        • George's Gyros$13.00

                          choice of protein, tzatziki, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and fries wrapped in house pita bread Chicken or Pork

                          • Lamb$16.00
                        • Tomato and Feta Santuit$10.00

                          vine ripe tomatoes, feta cheese, house baguette, greens, lemon vinaigrette, EVOO

                          • Loukaniko$12.00

                            grilled pork sausage, onions, peppers, and tomatoes on a baguette; served with fries or side salad

                            • Slow Roasted Lamb$14.00

                              arugula, roasted red peppers, and tirokafteri on a baguette; choice of fries or side salad

                              Olgas Handmade Phyllo Pies

                              • Spanakotiropita$11.00

                                spinach and feta, served with seasonal fruit

                                Taverna

                                • Bifteki$14.00

                                  feta cheese, tzatziki, lemon potatoes

                                  • Pastitsio$16.00

                                    macaroni, beef, feta cheese gratin

                                    • Moussaka$17.00

                                      eggplant, beef, potato, béchamel soufflé

                                      • Yiouvarelakia$15.00

                                        rice meatballs, tomato avgolemono

                                        • Souvlakia$14.00

                                          pork or chicken, french fries, tzatziki, tomato-cucumber salad, served with warm pita

                                          • Vegan Sampler$13.00

                                            gigantes, spanakoryzo, and lemon potatoes

                                            • Briam$12.00

                                              roasted zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, and carrots

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 256 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.7
                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.7Food
                                              • 4.6Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                                Outdoor Dining

                                              • Durham

                                                Best Ambiance

                                              • Durham

                                                Great for Brunch

                                              • Durham

                                                Outdoor Dining

                                              • Durham

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                                                lucyfromboston

                                                Washington DC

                                                37 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                37 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had a great meal sitting outside on the patio. Delicious food, especially for those of us who are vegan and vegetarian.

                                              2. RL

                                                RuthL

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was incredible! Our server was very pleasant. The patio seating was perfect

                                              3. o

                                                ontheside

                                                West Palm Beach

                                                58 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                58 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                We went with friends and had not been there in quite a while. We were reserved a table outside; a gorgeous night so very happy that we did. The ambience is wonderful and service is fantastic. We shared a selection of 4 dips. They were delicious however it only came with one small bowl of pita. We asked for more bread and later saw that we were charged $5. To me, that’s just petty. We had dinner and drinks. Think you can throw in a little extra bread. Oh well. Despite that, we know that we are sure to return soon.

                                              4. D

                                                Disappointed

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                Asked in the reservation for a nice quite place to enjoy a Bdy dinner was seated at the smallest table tried not to go with it quickly realized it wasn't going to work and it was right in a high traffic area even tho we were told we could have a different table at first since we didn't take it we were told after there wasn't another available the food was delicious at least.

                                              5. LR

                                                LysaR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                The Trout special was excellent! The fresh bread and Greek red wine was tasty. Second time I have been there and enjoy the ambiance and food , highly recommend!

                                              6. m

                                                mjpb

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Kipo's is a wonderful place to sit on the vine covered patio with a lovely Greek wine! Terrific service, friendly and responsive. Great food -- always interesting and reasonably priced.

                                              7. S

                                                Steph

                                                San Francisco

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                So, I LOVE this place… so so so much… However, service continues to be an issue. The staff looks/feels confused. Last night was no exception… Drinks were wrong, food was not very hot… and worse, our server dumped water in from our veg bowl into our bread… just really weird setting… and overall vibe lately. WAY too expensive for it not to be amazing!

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                Entrees we’re a bit slow coming out.

                                              9. M

                                                Matisse

                                                Raleigh

                                                52 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                52 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                We are so glad Kipos moved to a new location. We enjoy seating outside: it makes us think that we are really somewhere in Greece. The service was great last night as our waiter was friendly and he even made us laugh a few times. I would say that the food is average, depending on what you order. My favorites are the soup and the beef patties. The desserts are very good too. All and all I recommend Kipos for a unique and very pleasant experience.

                                              10. WC

                                                WendyC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and server Carlos was equally as excellent. Great dinner experience out.

                                              11. GG

                                                GeorgiaG

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                Table placement unfortunate. Servers had to keep brushing against diners to get to ?kitchen- table tiny for a dinner service-lAppetizers excellent, main dishes good not great. Noise level extremely high, atmosphere fun- could have been better if volume of live music were turned down a notch or two.

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous experience celebrating my son’s graduation. Food was exceptional and service was stellar. Thanks so much!

                                              13. R

                                                Robert

                                                Raleigh

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We always enjoy going to Kipos. Great food and great experience. Top notch.

                                              14. H

                                                Hayley

                                                Raleigh

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                It was was holiday weekend so that probably made it so overwhelming but I had my heart set on food that wasn’t on the small menu. The shrimp orzo had two shrimp. Just over all bummed. The devs bean dip was delicious.

                                              15. j

                                                johns

                                                Greensboro

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall1food4service3ambience1

                                                Manager was rude. Forced to eat off of limited menu family style costing $50 each with added 20% gratuity. Forced to eat under tent with no heaters in 50 degree weather. Made reservation weeks earlier but then called 1 day before event and told we had to leave a credit card deposit or they would cancel our reservation. Manager acted like we should be happy we were eating there at all. No understanding of customer service. Waiter was great. Avoid this place for any large group or you will regret it. Do not go here after UNC graduation. Many others complained to manager as well and he was equally rude to them.

                                              16. S

                                                Sarah

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                Kipos used to be a favorite restaurant of mine! Amazing food and great atmosphere. However I had a UNPLEASANT experience last night. I am no Karen (been a waitress for 10 years) and try to give people grace in hospitality. Yet this was the worst customer service I have ever experienced (due to manager behavior.) Completely inappropriate hospitality for a mistake the restaurant made. I will not be dining here ever again.

                                              17. B

                                                Bobblewood

                                                Savannah

                                                77 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                77 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is my favorite restaurant in ChapelHill. Food, service and ambiance all come together in a unique setting…great Greek wine selection, great appetizers, great entrees and specials…if I ever get to choose my final meal…it would be an evening here….

                                              18. UN

                                                UNCMOM

                                                Las Vegas

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                We got there with a reservation. 50 minutes later still had not received our appetizer. So we left.

                                              19. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food and drinks were delicious, and the service was excellent!!

                                              20. s

                                                suze

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely perfect ! Our waiter was excellent, the food great, and we had a blast with close family preparing for graduation. We especially loved the flowers and greenery as we entered! Hoghly recommend.

                                              21. DB

                                                DebB

                                                Raleigh

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                We had great service today, which makes all the difference! The food was all good and came out at a good rhythm. We had a nice lunch - thank you.

                                              22. F

                                                scottF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, knowledgeable wait staff, chill vibe.

                                              23. l

                                                lzpz

                                                Raleigh

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and service was wonderful as usual. Love the ambiance outside!

                                              24. WW

                                                WilliamW

                                                Atlanta

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was my second meal at Kipo’s, first in the evening. I was eating alone with my dog and the patio was ideal on a beautiful evening. The food at Kipo’s was again excellent. I started with 2 appetizers, the fried oyster salad and the keftedes (meatballs). Both came out freshly prepared, the meatball hot and tender and delicious, the fried oysters hot and crispy (and a generous 5 large oysters on the salad). My entree was a special, the whole grilled sea bass. I’m not a big fish eater, but I saw pix if their grilled fish entrees online so I had to try it. It definitely did not disappoint. Hit off the grill, the fish was tender, moist, flaky and has the wonderful smokiness from the grill. Can’t wait to go back, it’s our new favorite Mediterranean restaurant pretty much anywhere!

                                              25. s

                                                samwise

                                                Wilmington

                                                4 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                We had visited Kippos as the pandemic restrictions lifted, maybe 2021. We thought the service was horrid so waited to return. The service remains horrid - delays, no water, no waiter seen for long stretches of time. Yet the family next to us who came after us (with a young child and spoke Greek) were served long before we were. The least expensive glass of wine is $9.00 and tastes like the bottom of the barrel. The food took forever, the dessert took longer than forever and was served without utensils. We had ordered the chocolate mousse and I had to look for a spoon. All I could find was a giant soup spoon and the waiter finally arrived with a fork. There was no olive oil on our table, there were no flowers on our table - GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER! The bill for three was over $200! Over priced - we will not be back!

                                              26. MB

                                                MaryB

                                                Raleigh

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Outdoor seating was convenient for social distancing. Food was excellent, and service was very good. A bit noisy, both inside and out. Prices were reasonable, although it would have been nice not to have to pay for bread for the table. Overall, a very good experience.

                                              27. AT

                                                AshleyT

                                                Central Coast

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Anna, our server, was great. Thank you to Drew, mgr, for introducing himself to us. See you again next week.

                                              28. OG

                                                OwenG

                                                Raleigh

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The finest Greek cuisine in the Triangle area. Fresh and tasty!

                                              29. CS

                                                CindyS

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                I love the decor and the mezze platter. The pita bread was the best I’ve ever had. The spanokopita was disappointing. The tables are slightly on the small side for all the plates, bottles, and glasses.

                                              30. LH

                                                LHen

                                                Las Vegas

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of our favorites!! The food is amazing and the service is always excellent.

                                              31. C

                                                Charliegirl

                                                Raleigh

                                                88 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                88 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                The daily fish special were excellent. We had a great waiter. It was a perfect nice to sit outside in a very nice setting.

                                              32. CM

                                                CandaceM

                                                Western NC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Every dinner we've had at Kipo's has been truly outstanding! From imaginative, Greek-influenced cocktails and scrumptious starters through delicious and satisfying entrees to delectable desserts. Every detail was perfect. Yesterday, we very much appreciated the exceptional service from Fernando.

                                              33. p

                                                picky

                                                Seattle

                                                24 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                24 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding in every respect! The food was wonderfully prepared, graciously served, and delicious. Highly recommended.

                                              34. S

                                                Stella

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful food and people. The restaurant is beautiful and makes you feel like you’re on a vacation in Santorini. It is on the more expensive side, but absolutely definitely worth every penny!

                                              35. K

                                                Kathy

                                                Raleigh

                                                6 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                Food was great. Seemed short of staff but the waiters did a good job of hustling to keep up with customers needs. My only problem was they have put a clear covering over the outdoor seating with fans but it keeps the noise in making it noisy and very hard to hear you dining companions.

                                              36. CB

                                                ChrisB

                                                Raleigh

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                First time here. Food was like my yiayia used to make! Disappointed that they were out of Arni on Easter Sunday but looking forward to coming back on another night.

                                              37. BU

                                                BoilerUP

                                                Raleigh

                                                23 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                23 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                Its the 2nd time we have tried Kipos. First time the service (or lack there of) was appalling as we sat for 40 minutes before anyone with even take our order. That was months ago so we attempted to give them the benefit & returned today. We had 12:45 reservation for 3 inside. We were seated immediately. We were acknowledged by a waiter shortly after but it took forever to even get water to the table. Once we ordered, we waited & waited & waited. After 1 hour & 15 minutes, our food finally came out. My fries were cold & the chicken souvlaki was semi warm & dry. The person bringing the food and asked if we needed anything else. We asked for ketchup & salt & more water. She said that would be “a chore” (the water). She came back with ketchup squirted into a plastic cup. No salt & no water. Our waiter came by & apologized for the lengthy delay and asked though if the wait was worth it now that we were eating. I said “no”! Not after waiting for 1 hour & 15 minutes for pancakes, a feta & tomato sandwich & my souvlaki. Sadly, we won’t return a 3rd time. The kitchen wait time & quality is not worth it.

                                              38. U

                                                Uomobello

                                                Raleigh

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was outstanding! Went there for brunch, they had a nice selection an the food very good. We sat outside in the courtyard and it had a beautiful and relaxing ambiance. Noise level was minimal….easy for the two of us to have a conversation. Our server was outstanding…friendly, professional, and helpful w/o being intrusive. I’m in Cary but would return to Chapel Hill for this place.

                                              39. g

                                                geneh

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                enjoyed the food & ambience and especially my friend

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                This restaurant is lively, fun and the food is delicious! We live in Philadelphia and love to eat here when we visit our daughter at UNC. Love the ambiance at Kipo’s!

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                                              Kipos Greek Taverna is rated 4.7 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Booked 59 times today
                                              Google Map for Kipos Greek Taverna

                                              1800 E Franklin St 16 Chapel Hill, NC 27514

                                              Additional information

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Chapel Hill

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                Lunch
                                                Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
                                                Brunch
                                                Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Greek

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Business Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                None

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (919) 425-0760

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Kipos Greek Taverna: (833) 938-3095

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