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Kipos Greek Taverna

431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-425-0760
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (32 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (14 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
17:00 - 22:30 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are a Greek family from Dallas who know good Greek food when we see it and are accustomed to home cooking. Kipos was the best. Period. Just blown away by the quality of the food, the hospitality, & warmth of the atmosphere of the...More

Thank Thessaloniki28
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a bakery when you first enter and if you come for nothing else, you should visit the bakery for good bread and Greek pastries. Beyond that is a large open space; including a bar and a few nooks and corners. When crowded...More

Thank FuzzyCouple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. The lamb sandwich was excellent.the braised chicken special was also very tasty with a side of okra. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was cool and relaxing. Very reasonably priced.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed the diverse choice of very close to traditional Greek plates. Everything was delicious. The only slight hick up was that our five-year-old daughter found a piece of possibly glass in her ice cream. It was not a big deal, but odd enough...More

Thank vmcalo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been there is a while but love Greek food so went there with our adult daughter and another couple. The food is good and plentiful and the waitress attentive, but the place is so noisy (due to high ceilings with no sound-proofing) you...More

Thank homebre973
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Homebre973, So glad you enjoy the cuisine and we thank you for coming in again! The noise level is a part of our Taverna concept, so we are happy to seat you in a quieter area of the restaurant if you make your request...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of Chapel Hill's best restaurants are right next door to each other here - Kipos and Vimala's - and it's worth coming back. We live in Durham but this is our favorite Greek restaurant in the Triangle. The service and the warm vibe at...More

Thank Godby
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Godby, We love our neighbors and are honored to be in the same category as Vimala's for you! Thank you for taking the time to review and we hope to see you again soon! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the atmosphere, and it has a room for a private party. My husband had the chicken, he said it was very good. I had soup and hummus, also good. The fish on the menu was the whole fish so I didn’t order it.

Thank LindaArends
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Linda! Please let us know if there is anything we could do to make it a 5-star experience next time! Warm Regards, The Kipos Team

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Came here before a pre-op appointment at UNC Medical. Had grilled octopus salad and souvlaki. Service was great as I had exactly 45 minutes and no more. Service was also very friendly. And most importantly, food was good.

Thank Alison R
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Happy to hear we were able to accommodate your schedule Alison! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our culinary and service teams and we look forward to serving you again soon! Warm Regards, The Kipos Team

Reviewed 23 May 2018

As much as I love a good gyro, this is not what this place is. Never having been to Greece, I would think this would be what you would get in Greece. Fresh, wonderful, perfectly cooked food. I had grilled octopus and a salad. I...More

Thank travelin'gal77
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Travelin'gal77, Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We always have the greek salad and its a big hit in the summer, so we hope to see you back soon! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Pre-Mother’s Day dinner. Excellent and prompt serviice. Trout was excellent, flaky and flavorful. Lamb was delicious. Would definitely go back.

Thank barbaragillmer
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so glad you chose Kipos to celebrate the occasion and look forward to your next visit! Best, Katherine

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Questions & Answers
8 January 2017|
Response from Katherine O | Property representative |
Hi Travel, Our spanakopita is made in house by Chef Olga Bakatsias. She was taught to make Spanakopita at her mother's kitchen in the small village of Karitsa Greece. She makes the dough and rolls it out to the thinnest... More
7 January 2017|
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Response from TravelchicMB | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your good intention, but I am interested in the version of Spanakopita that is served at Kipos, only. I make and bake my own Spanakopita, and know it well. Two of the past visitors claim that the Spanakopita... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-425-0760
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Kipos is a place familiar like home, comforting, flavorful, honest and welcoming to all. 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) keep coming to your table, and the conversation and laughter get better with time. This is something that we all share. Kipos is a reflection of my childhood: fresh and robust village foods cooked in wood-burning ovens, honoring old and modern recipes alike. It's a remembrance of my mother's masterful way with phyllo. It's a celebration of cheese, breads, mousaka and lamb youvetsi. It's a story about pigeon in clay pots, octopus grilled over a fire and perfect dolmas. It's about my love for her youvarelakia, her rabbit stefado and the aroma of lamb roasting over an open fire. It's about her chicken and potatoes, especially when I was the one who had to catch the bird. Kipos is a tale of baked eggplant, the perfect village salad, kakavia and my favorite, zucchini blossoms and fresh cheese. And of course we can't forget the baklava, honey walnut cakes and spoon sweets. But above all, Kipos is a story about the love and joy that my parents shared, working the fields heroically, enduring, so that one day my brothers, my sister and I could realize the American dream. My brothers, sister and I became one with the garden, with the olives, with the grapes. We became one with the fields and the mountains that were covered with wild oregano. We gathered animals, both wild and tamed. Nature nourished us with her abundance, with her goodness. This is what we want to share with you at Kipos: cooking from the memory of my heart. Kalos Oresate (welcome) to our home. Love, Giorgios Bakatsias
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