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Nikos, Durham, NC

Nikos

4.6
4.6
307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
NIKOS offers a treasure trove of flavors distilled from Greece and the surrounding regions — spanning from the southern coast of Crete to the north of Mount Athos, and from the Ionian islands to the Aegean Sea.

We invite you to embark on a culinary journey that encompasses health, wisdom, dreams, passions, and the timeless pursuit of ideas that transcend boundaries.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 908-0189
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We like to party!
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (919) 908-0189
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Cross street
    Parking on W. Peabody, W. Main St., public lot on W. Main and S. Gregson
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Most Booked

307 Reviews
  1. julie

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance and I left my jacket and the hostess sent me a txt so I was able to retrieve it before flying home. Thank you!!!! We will be back in July

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so helpful navigating the menu and the food was amazing!

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  3. Yoshi921

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was MAGNIFICENT! Even the wine recommendation was a revelation!

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  4. Boots

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional! Definitely recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This food is freaking amazing, the staff is quite pleasant, and the atmosphere is rustic and inviting. Will definitely be back to try more dishes!

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  6. JenC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was very hospitable, but there seemed to be some miscommunication between him and the kitchen, so our dishes did not always arrive the correct order. However, the food was so good, it didn’t even matter! Will definitely go back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food overall. The lamb manti was the highlight.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a graduation/Mothers day prix fixe dinner at 6:45pm for 6 people.The patio was very nice and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very good but the service was very slow and the kitchen seemed to be short staffed. We had to ask for more water multiple times while we waited, and for new forks after ours were cleared. An hour and a half in, two of our party were told their main dish choice was no longer available. The appetizer courses were good but very slow in coming. The short ribs and gnocchi were lackluster and cold. After 3+ hours we gave up on eating dessert and asked them to box it up. It turned out to be a very expensive, very long and disappointing meal. To make matters worse, a 20% tip was automatically added for abysmal service. I would not go again, or recommend. Maybe we hit them on a bad night.

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  9. Robin

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for the graduation/Mother’s Day pre-fixe dinner. Our table was ready when we arrived. There were plenty of entree options so that everyone at the table was happy. The other courses were served family style. There was plenty of food! We could’ve stopped before the entrees arrived but soldiered on thru the rest of the meal and took home leftovers. Our waitress was Margaret Rose and she was delightful and helpful. Great experience!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious, great ambience, a varied menu (many exceptional vegetarian options), and good portion sizes. The staff is also extremely friendly. Every time I go, I get the sholezard brûlée - it is SO good.

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  11. RUBINSF

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lauren and the rest of the team were amazing! Thank you, Nikos!

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  12. Bill

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch. Despite arriving at opening time and many open tables, food service was incredibly slow. Everything was delicious and waitress was friendly - everything just took a long time to come out.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Nikos to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday, and we had such a wonderful experience. The Salmon and Gnocchi were amazing! However, what truly sets Niko’s apart is their service. Our server Emi P went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and make sure that we felt welcome. Would highly recommend Nikos!

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  14. DeeS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very poor. Could not get the waiter to bring cutlery. When they did, they brought for one person and had to keep asking to bring for the whole table. It was like this after every course.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing amazing!!! the service was impeccable, food was INCREDIBLE!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was impeccable and delicious from service to food. In fact, I must add some accolades to our server and head chef who accommodated us and served from dinner menu to make our Orthodox Easter special. In addition of being during their kitchen closure from 3pm to 5pm…Hats off to the entire staff!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was glutened very badly (I have celiac & told manager & waitress, both assured me the restaurant could accommodate)

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  18. BullCityDriven

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place to dine, not just eat....had about 11 different items (four small, three medium, three large) plus two desserts for table of four...three delicious lunches to take with us. everything was fantastic, with plenty of options for those that eschew animal protein, but plenty of choices for them as well. Some familiar favorites, but some very curious adventures—explore. the tab may grow, but it's a good investment in your book of culinary experiences—inside or outside looks great, but if it fits, get outside as Brightleaf has wonderful ambience in the evening, and Nikos enhances it well.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server/waitress was super nice. My Salmon Gravlax Benedict was perfect. Tabouli was too salty for my taste. I managed to finish it with 2 glasses of water. This was my second time there and I’d love to come back again.

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  20. Billie

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was tasty and flavorful and a real treat for those of us who love middle eastern food. The atmosphere is lovely. My only complaint is that the music was a little loud for amiable table conversation. We asked the server to lower the sound and he did but someone kept turning it back up.

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  21. ShennyS

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We took friends back there again And once again the service, ambiance and food were marvelous! Love the place and will definitely be back Simply Fantastic

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  22. KevinE

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, nice venue. We went with several small plates and one 'entree' sized dinner. Allowed us to explore the menu; and we did enjoy some of the more eclectic options.

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  23. JackieW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed my food. I want to go back again to get the tequila mockingbird and the deserts. We split the brûlée and the ice cream.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slow and disorganized. Appetizers came out long before the drinks, but were very good. For the main courses we got the Lamb T Bone and most came out overcooked and honestly under proportioned for the price point. I had gotten mine medium rare and it came out well done but they were able to fix the problem and when it came out again it was very good. I would say this place is more of a drinks and apps spot though instead of a full dinner.
    NikosResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you so much for the honest review. Feedback, especially when it is critical, is so important to us as it helps us grow and improve. We take the quality of our food and service extremely seriously, and I cannot apologize enough that your experience was not up to our standard. I sincerely hope that you will give us another try in the future so we can show you what the 5-star Nikos experience is all about!

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  25. 1lovehuck

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside. Good and service were both very good. A pleasant lunch.

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  26. MadisonS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were great, food was good, atmosphere is fun, but the value isn’t there to me. The chicken dish tasted good but had two sides of rice for $28. I’d probably go back but I’m not rushing to.

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  27. Grainger

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with a large 10 person business dinner. Every dish was quality, in particular the mussaka, fries, and the carrot dish. We ate out on the patio which faces a nice red-bricked square. Service was a little slow but made up for by being knowledgeable and providing great recommendations.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really amazing, flavorful food as usual! This place is a gem

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  29. DavidR

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers and dinner were delicious!! Staff were excellent!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious, but the waiters need help. They are quite nice, but don't really check on you much. We had to wait 20 minutes before getting water :/ I don't think this is their fault, more so probably they don't have enough help for their section.
    NikosResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for the honest feedback. We take the quality of our service extremely seriously at Nikos. Every suggestion for improvement is so valuable to us because it only helps us get better! I noticed it has been a while since you've dined with us. We have done so much in the past month in terms of staffing and staff training, and I can confidently say our service team is stronger than ever. I hope you'll come back and give us another chance to wow you with the level of service we are known for! - Hannah

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food, ambience, and great staff combos we’ve seen in Durham. The menu is not huge, but everything seems to be very well done. The staff went out of their way to make us feel like “regulars”.

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  32. jackiemac58

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nikos is a good choice for a group of 5 or more as the energy is high. Not as well suited for a quiet dinner for 2.

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  33. PatriciaF

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Servers are amazing—they seem to really enjoy being there, in spite of having to get out of each other’s way frequently. Ours took time to explain the menu in detail, kept up with filling the water glasses, was super agreeable. The food was very good and the menu interesting. Although there are expensive items, the combination of small plates and variety means you can eat well for less than you would think. Flaming cheese is a cliche but fun and tasty, with shallot sauce and crunchy bread. Love the Mac and cheese! Noise level would keep me from coming back, sadly.
    NikosResponded on April 14, 2024
    Hi Patricia-- Thank you so much for the kind and thorough review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the service and found interesting items at a good value on our menu. The noise level inside can definitely be significant during peak dinner hours. If you choose to join us again, I would recommend booking a table for our beautiful garden patio which stays at a peaceful noise level all throughout the evening! -H

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  34. AngelaC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and good portion sizes. Our waitress was really knowledgeable and friendly, but she was very busy and we had to wait a while for several things. It seems like they might need more waitstaff to keep up with the number of tables they are serving.

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  35. PaulM

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal from start to finish.Lauren was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, absolutely wonderful experience for our entire party

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, kind staff, great environment! 10/10 will be back

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  37. LarissaC

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I should have said when I booked that I am highly intolerant to spicy food. I didn’t think that I needed to mention though: Greek food is not spicy (at least traditionally). I ordered the Garden Platter and it was VERY spicy: covered and cooked with a lot of chili. I couldn’t eat. The waiter asked if everything was good (procedure). I told him that the food was very too spicy for me. He said that he was sorry. He didn’t ask me if I wanted a replacement (I know that it would be out of courtesy and good service, but I would have appreciated). Maybe he was not trained to do it. So I paid for what I didn’t eat. I gave him a tip, out of courtesy. And I left the restaurant hungry and very disappointed.

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  38. Girolamo

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food. imaginative dishes, comfortable, unstuffy atmosphere!

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  39. shzee90

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner at Nikos. This was our first time to the restaurant and it will definitely not be our last. Our server was very attentive and kind and thoroughly explained the menu to us and made suggestions at every turn. Everything we had from cocktails, appetizer, entrees and dessert was delicious, can't wait to come back and try more of the menu.

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  40. LisaR

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space! Super friendly staff! Food was good, not great.

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FAQs

Nikos is rated 4.6 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Nikos

905 W Main St suite 22, Durham, NC 27701-2075

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Parking on W. Peabody, W. Main St., public lot on W. Main and S. Gregson
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 908-0189
  • Private party facilities
    We like to party!
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (919) 908-0189
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