Kipos Greek Taverna

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Kipos means garden in Greek. It’s a taverna, where friends and strangers gather every day to share thoughts, a glass of wine or two, raki, beer, and often Ouzo. Mezedes (small plates) coming to your table, keep the conversation going.

Kipos is a reflection of owner, Giorgios Baktasias' childhood: fresh and robust village foods cooked in wood-burning ovens, honoring old and modern recipes alike. Kalos Orisate (welcome) to our home.
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant Greek food! Outstanding service by Mike. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back!

d
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Much, much too noisy at Kipos despite supposedly being seated at a requested quiet, relatively speaking, table. The noise was beyond overcoming which diminished the enjoyment immensely. Having to yell to be heard by one's dinner partners is most unpleasant. Therefore, I cannot give an answer to the above question. The food was very good!

RH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with delicious food and fantastic lively atmosphere. The only downside was the night we went their bathrooms were out of commission and we had to use the restaurants across the street which was a little off putting.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good overall, but the moussaka was disappointing compared to what you get in other Greek restaurants or in Greece, although it was tasty.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good and healthy Greek food. Perfect for a date night or celebration. Also works for a simple meal out.

CH
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Whole Bronzino is the star of the menu. Many authentic Greek dishes.

JH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the ambiance, especially the music and lighting. The food was delicious. Yummy calamari!

TP
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have eaten at Kipo's a half dozen times or so and Sunday night's low-key birthday dinner was the best yet. The tuna special that I ordered was just phenomenal - excellent piece of fish and the savory accompaniment (rather than the normal Asian or sweet sides) was a nice touch. My wife's salmon was just as good and done perfectly. Service was very good as well. Excellent meal!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner at Kipos and hope you visit again soon. Happy birthday!

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PB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic. The staff was well trained and friendly. Food was excellent.

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 9, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your dinner at Kipos, Paul! We look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with delicious food.

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at Kipos.

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JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Kipos even though not often enough.

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks for the kind words, Jan! We're so happy you enjoy Kipos and can't wait to host you again.

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ME
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent Excellent EXCELLENT
Food - Atmosphere - Service (Thanks Daio) - Music .... All "téleios" (PERFECT)

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks for the review, Mark! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself.

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OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a vibrant if not a bit loud atmosphere.

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the review! We pride ourselves on providing a traditional Greek experience and host live music and dancing, which can be a bit noisy. We hope you visit Kipos again soon!

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JD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent as was the food. I would highly recommend Kipos to anyone.

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

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AL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were dining for a special event and it was disappointing that my notes when reserving a table had not been acted on and we didn’t feel our waiter was fantastic either

LR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and so was the service. Seafood dishes were all excellent. It's now my new favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. My only issue is that it's loud and pretty hard to hear. Otherwise, it was a great experience!

t
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wow!! The food was delicious! We were there for a UNC football weekend. The food was great but it was so hot in the restaurant, almost to the point of making you lose your appetite! Our waiter was more than accommodating but the noise level was so high, we could barely hear each other. I can’t wait to come back during a less busy and less warm evening soon!

SR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome flavors. Good value. Authentic.
Never fails to deliver.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

B
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kipos always delivers an amazing experience with incredible food and an energetic atmosphere!!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the glowing review, Bill! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted with smiles and a welcome at reception, served with knowledge and care by the waiter and provided with delicious food and wine by the kitchen and bar. It all made for a lovely evening.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled octopus, feta with Chilli peppers, seafood stew, the halibut, were all just excellent! I’d go back tomorrow!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

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H
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time at Kipos. Food was very good. The 4 of us split an appetizer of 4 dips and grilled octopus which were plentiful and delicious. Two people had the lamb chops and they both enjoyed it. I had the whole trout which was very good. We split the cookie platter and enjoyed as well. There was music which at times with the crowd made it very hard to talk. It makes for nice atmosphere but the restaurant was very crowded and noisy even without it. My only complaint was the food came out too fast. We tried to slow it down but we were still enjoying our appetizer when the entrees were coming out. We will be back.

P
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food. The deck was lovely. Inside was very loud. I’d recommend this restaurant

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mill

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Moussaka ever. Seafood stew was sensational. Ask about craft beer selections not on main menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. All 4 of us really enjoyed our selections and the live music. We’ll definitely be back.

BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonably priced...excellent attentive service

KB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t miss this marvelous place. It is the highlight of every trip to Chapel Hill!

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best/authentic Greek food in the U.S. Beautiful ambiance and design of space. Industrial meets village. Greek music. Located right on the main drag of Chapel Hill — Franklin St.

CC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively and friendly atmosphere with delicious food and interesting cocktails. Kipos never fails to make a great night out with friends.!

l
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We really love the food and service! The music is great but it’s too loud. In our table of four we had a really hard time hearing the people across the table. Reducing the volume would take this restaurant up to 5 stars!

B
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great! Waiter Thad was great!

TH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, we will be back again soon. The grilled octopus was delicious!

K
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a great double date night. we enjoyed splitting a bunch of different items the tatziki was amazing

M
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the food (compared to a visit 6 months ago). The zucchini crisps had many pieces of plain batter with no discernible zucchini. The rice pilaf was not as described with only a few grains of rice (mainly spinach). The grilled calamari was over seasoned (to the point I had to scrape it off) and rubbery in texture. The baked eggplant was very garlicky (heartburn inducing in two of us who had it). Others enjoyed the chicken and spanakopita. Service was good. I wonder if it was an “off” night in the kitchen?

LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It is really expensive for what you get, small portions but overall good quality food. An over-excited waiter in the beginning turned out to vanish after we were served. Would not go back.

S
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazingly good and consistent in quality. I eat here every time I'm in town.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy this place for ambiance, energy and of course their Greek cuisine. Fun place. Indoor or outdoor

MK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a little noisy. Hard to talk with our company

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