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About Kipos Greek Taverna
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.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Hours of Operation:
Tue-Thu: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
S. Roberson St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Bouzouki player Thursday - Saturday night!
Organize your special events with the most authentic Greek food. Kipos menu features Greek classics such as mousaka, lamb youvetsi and baklava, as well as signature items like handmade phyllo pies, youvarelakia and rabbit stifado. Mezzes (or small plates) meant to be shared, rotisserie cooked meats sourced from local farms, and slow cooked foods and vegetarian dishes made from the finest olive oils and ingredients are just a few of the unique cooking styles used. In your house at your office, on your birthday, for your wedding, outside, inside, our place or yours, we’re there!
Paid public parking (until 8pm) located behind Kipos Courtyard.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kipos Greek Taverna Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed Kipos very much. The food and service were both very good. The only negative is that the place is very loud which made it difficult to communicate between the 5 of us without raising our voices.
A great place to eat in downtown Chapel Hill. We will definitely visit again.
I just realized that I have never reviewed Kipos! One of our favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill. We are sure to have wonderful food, service, and ambience, like a mini vacation in Greece. We dined with our adult daughter this time. We shared 3 delicious salads including an oyster salad that was on the list of specials that evening. We also had 2 different fish entrees- the tuna, and the salmon, both were exquisitely prepared. Our server was excellent. We enjoyed the live Greek music. George, the owner is very kind and always stops by to say hello to guests, and brings out complimentary desserts or other things to share. We always leave feeling happy and satisfied.
Had a reservation. Hostess was friendly and accommodating to our not wanting to sit directly in front of the live musician’s amp. Server Ilias was excellent! Starter courses (sausage & gigante beans; marinated shrimp; fried kalamari) were fabulous but kalamari was too salty. Navy bean soup du jour was fresh and hearty. All entrees delicious and appropriately portioned; moussaka & patstitsio a la carte; pricing modest. Deserts wildly oversized and under priced but also delicious. Toward the end of the evening server and hostess danced the zorba, entertaining. Would recommend but for ownership/mgmt ardent and vocal (bordering on instigating) support of Duke.
Mike was our server. He was excellent. No screw ups. Food came out fast. 3 people in my table ordered salmon. It was cooked to perfection. My aunt had lamb. It was also great. I like how it is decorated inside. We went on Sunday night it was not too crowded. I have been to Greece so I have elevated standards. I never met the owner but I heard he is an authentic Greek. The horiatiki salad is a must!
Decided to have brunch here for my birthday and a friend/couples anniversary. It was our first visit to this restaurant. The brunch was reasonably priced and there was a nice selection to choose from. I had the souvlaki on pita and enjoyed it. My friend had the egg and ham on croissant and she enjoyed that as well. The restaurant has a nice warm ambience and would be nice for a date or get together with friends. No complaints except that, given that they were told in advance of a birthday and anniversary, it would have been nice if they would have done something nice for us-a free appetizer to share or dessert would have been a nice gesture.
Best Greek food I have ever had! What a gem, tucked into a busy part of Chapel Hill. The only thing bad about it is that I would not go there on a weekend night or during a major sporting event, because it's hard and stressful to park in that area. But the restaurant is amazing!
Our last visit (and there have been many) in a word.....Perfect.
The staff and the food made this family engagement announcement event one to remember.
Thank you all for these memories that will stay with us.
We will see you again soon. If you have the chance to eat here, you must.
Every dish we tried was quite good. A fun vibe with live music at night. My only complaint was that I ordered what looked to be a fabulous salad early but it never arrived despite me inquiring about it a couple of times. It looked delicious as I saw it go by for others tables.
I finally just cancelled the salad order when our entrees arrived. There was an apology but it was treated as no big deal- explained as the salad guy just being busy.
To their defense, it was homecoming weekend and was busy, but not packed.
We will go back and try again. The wood grilled tuna was great as were the short ribs and lamb. They have a sheeps chees served “flaming” that is really good!
The food is rather basic. Everything was doused in olive oil. The flavoring and presentation are rather basic. The lamb riblets we ordered were dripping with fat. Some quality-control might be appreciated. The service and staff attentiveness is outstanding. However, my considered opinion is that there are better restaurants in Chapel Hill all within a stone's throw of Kipos. The restaurant scene is fast evolving and Kipos is not keeping up.
Extremely loud. It took a hour and 45 mins (1:45) to eat dinner. We waited 30 mins from sitting down until our 1st drink order arrived. It took 20 mins for our cheesecake to arrive and another 5 mins for the waiter to bring forks to eat it with. It's a cool atmosphere but don't go here if your hungry or thirsty.
Incredible as always! Kipos does everything beautifully: delicious Greek food, outstanding service, attentive staff & management, & charming ambiance. The restaurant is filled with fresh flowers, live music, fun open kitchen, romantic lights, & the buzz of family & friends breaking bread,. We always leave feeling happy & fulfilled!
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