Kipos Greek Taverna

4.8
1291 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

About

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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4.8
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4.7
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vipdarkstar
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had two meals here in one week...both were fantastic experiences. Kipos brings energy to their amazing meals!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for the compliments! We're glad you enjoyed it so much that you had to come back for more! We look forward to your next visit to Kipos.

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Allie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kipos and dinner was delicious as always. Carson was a wonderful server and was helpful in picking out wine. Looking forward to our next visit!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on March 17, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner! We look forward to the next time we serve you.

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JulieP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around ... food, service, location, seating!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for the compliments!

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Fred
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Great food, imaginatively designed, well prepared, graciously served.
The noise level was so high we won't go back.
When we arrived, we asked for a table for two "in the quietest corner", since we perceived that the music was loud and the ambience generally somewhat noisy.
They seated us next to an empty table for 10, which it turned out had been reserved
for a birthday party. They came, talked, drank, talked, ate, and talked.

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vipMarkJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food, competent and attentive staff and mgmt., nice location on Franklin St in Chapel Hill.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very good food. super cute atmosphere. quick service

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GraceR
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and the waitress gave great recommendations!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastes and smells are wonderful. Beautiful lighting, friendly staff. A no brainer.

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JulieH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience eating dinner with our freshman daughter and friends. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was festive. Kipos is definitely a favorite of ours!!

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vipPatriciaH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was fabulous and the hostesses and our waiter were showed great level of attention with excellence!

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VickieA
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I ordered the pork and received a piece of meat that was difficult to cut through...... gristle throughout. My friends lamb was much more tender.I should have sent mine back. The kitchen should check the cuts before they're taken to the dining table. Was not a pleasant meal for me.

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vipStuartG
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very fun to go here. always entertaining. the food was good. the service was excellent. the place was very noisy and hard to talk, it was a business dinner, better for large parties i think

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WandaJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food.
You must try their exceptional wedding cookies.

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vacationmama
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dining experience at Kipos was fabulous ! The food was wonderful, especially the fish dishes that our party enjoyed. I felt that most of what we had was "authentic", not "Americanized" to fit what someone thinks this part of the US would like. We had a toddler and the service staff was very accommodating and patient with their "smallest customer". We will definitely return !

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Htoes
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. We continued to eat way past being satiated, it was all so delicious, authentic and beautifully presented. Although, the atmosphere is family casual, this restaurant qualifies as a special occasion experience.

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vipFinefoodexplorer
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We waited 15 minutes before a server emerged. But Ava was wonderful!

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JaredN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, could be a little better for the price.
The lamb was good but was essentially a lamb steak which was a little weird. The dips and grape leaves were stone cold, rice when served this cold becomes hard, obviously the grape leaves were made in advance and served straight from the fridge. Typically these items are served room temperature or even fresh when in Greece.
Service, wait staff and ambiance are impressive and seemed perfect. Overall had a lovely time with great food, but not the best.
Thanks

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vipSuzanne
Tahoe
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Kevin was wonderful. Can’t say enough good things about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a mini family reunion and the restaurant was very accommodating The table was ready on time, the food delicious and the service excellent.

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CliffordA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Chapel Hill eatery - you simply must try it! I’ve been there 3 times with friends and family and I will be back.

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CarlW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, and service was excellent. Had a nice talk with one of the owners who visited many of the tables. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth/Lizzie was fantastic! I have been to Kipos on three different occasions and she was, BY FAR, the best server in terms of knowledge, service, and expertise. Not only was our service fantastic, but the food was outstanding. Compliments to the back of the house, Giorgio, and Olga. See you again, soon.

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AustinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is amazing! The atmosphere is awesome, the service was superb, the food was fantastic, and the live Greek music (at an acceptable decibel level) altogether made for an “experience” rather than a dinner. One of the best nights out in a long time!!

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JoshS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of our Chapel Hill favorites. Cozy environment, great food and personable staff.

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vipUbersmench
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Kippos was outstanding and for Valentines day at that....A special 5 stars to the manager who instinctively moved us away from a door opening to a cozier table without a word from me. The host was literally in the process of sitting us, the manager saw it was the wrong move and offered us a better table on his own. The restaurant reflects a true professional is running the house. Thanks Kippos!!!!

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vipAllysonF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at Kipos is amazing! The food is excellent. Perfect spot for a date night or a larger group.

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JulianneG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to Kipos for Valentine’s Day. The food was top notch and our waiter was knowledgeable. I was happy to easily find food which was gluten free and dairy free. The mousse (though not dairy free) was incredible. The only downsides were the noise level and how packed we were among all the other patrons.

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dctraveler
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food served by a friendly waiter, who gave us good advice on the food options.

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SonyaL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited Kipos for Valentine’s Day. It was fabulous. Very authentic Greek food w live Greek music.
The food, service and atmosphere was
Exactly what we were wanting.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Chapel Hill area!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

Kipos Greek Taverna
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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Karen411
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Food and service is consistently outstanding. Opa!

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come here it is fabulous!

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vipdce929
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Special was whole fish with crab and I didn’t taste any crab. Food was good but little expensive not sure it’s worth the price. Appetizers better than main course

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vipMaria
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wine list, superb atmosphere whether you're just dining with your date or with a group of friends or family, and incredible service. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening of food, music and amazing service. I can’t wait for another terrific meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, but the seafood was a bit undercooked. Appetizers turned out great, and they had a great selection of wine.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the atmosphere to the food was amazing... Very friendly staff...can’t wait to go back

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BillF
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Wait staff very accommodating- they were able to move our table so our group could talk. There was a live guitar player and towards the end of the night many patrons danced around the restaurant!! Very Lively!! The food was very good, I had leg of lamb special with lemon infused potatoes which were amazing !! Wife had trout and brother had Rice and meat balls I apologize that I don't recall the Greek names but the food was all excellent! Particular the lemon potatoes and Fire Grilled Octopus (appetizer) Everyone loved it!!

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LoraL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and I chose this restaurant based on the menu for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was wonderful. My husband just loved the beef short ribs. They were so tender he could cut them with just his fork. W enjoyed every course from saginaki to chocolate mouse cake. There is an excellent wine selection and the service was a delight. Thank you for a lovely evening beginning to end

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Kipos Greek Taverna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 425-0760.

Kipos Greek Taverna is rated 4.8 stars by 1291 OpenTable diners.

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