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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (32 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an evening and dinner at Kipos. This is excellent Greek fare with live bouzouki musical accompaniment. Following tasty Melitzanosalata (eggplant) and Tirokafteri (feta, chiles & yogurt dip) appetizers, two of us enjoyed baked Psarotaverna (Mediterranean sea bass). I had the intact-fish presentation, and...More

Thank Gyrfalcn
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gyrfalcn, It sounds like you had a great time! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with excellent company! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got meatballs with rice soup (I believe it is called youvarlakia), Octopus salad and lamb sandwich. Good wine list. All delicious. Nice décor. Waitress friendly, quick and helpful.

Thank Keithgbernard
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Keith, It is Yiouvarelakia, you are correct! So glad you enjoyed your lunch! If you enjoy lamb, join us for Greek Easter Brunch, Sunday April 8th! Best, Katherine Ozturk

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter gave us a gift card for Kipos. It is a favorite choice of hers because of the wide range of vegetarian options. Kipos is celebrating their five years in business with a number of fixed price meals in addition to their menu. My...More

Thank Ned M
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ned! We are so glad you got to try the birthday month prix fixe, and that you enjoyed it! If you want to try more Greek wine options, we open wine bottles for by-the-glass pours on Thursdays! See you again soon! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Kipos maybe 6-7 times since they opened. Generally it is very well prepared Greek food -- some classics, but many things that I have never had before, not being all that familiar with Greek food. I have had a couple of really...More

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

Hi Holly, We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to review! Any issues you have, we are happy to fix in house (dirty glasses are a no!) and are glad when people bring them up so we can make your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had brunch at Kipos today. It was our first visit, but not our last. We had a very pleasant dining experience! Public parking is available virtually next door so access was easy. The interior of the restaurant is light and airy....More

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

Hi Jim! We are delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your brunch with us! We look forward to serving y'all on the patio in the warmer months just around the corner! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is great! The food was delicious and the service was great. Our waiter gave wine and beer suggestions and both were Fantastic! For appetizers we had baked feta cheese and calamari. Both were great and the bread they provided was fresh, hot and...More

Thank Dan N
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dan, We could not be more humbled and appreciative of your review! Chef will be delighted and we hope to see you again soon, whenever you're in town! All the best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 16 February 2018

Wonderful, tasty meal that was HUGE - herb chicken. I highly recommend it. The atmosphere is romantic in nature - great mood lighting. I will return!

Thank akrausern
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi akrausern, Delighted that you enjoyed your meal and took the time to let us know! We very much appreciate it! Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Katherine Ozturk

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Superb in all areas! I first went to Kipos for a lunch Holiday party, and returned with my wife and two friends (one a vegetarian). I was even more impressed with the dinner. Great food, superb service, mid-level pricing (which is a bargain considering the...More

Thank RRRice
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hello RRRice! Thank you so much for such a glowing review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your meals here! We do have a private room available that we use for both a la carte and event seating. If you're looking for that private dinner,...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We went to Kipos to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary with a group of 5 people. We had made a reservation through OpenTable and contacted the restaurant 30 minutes before our scheduled arrival to let them know we would be 30-45 minutes late due...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Katherine O, General Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hello LonestarSpartan! Thank you for leaving a thorough review! We always have fresh fish specials if you ever are craving some wood fire grilled seafood! There are also specific tables that are quieter than the rest (while still being in the main dining room) that...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a lunch while visiting UNC for a lacrosse camp for our son. The location is convenient to the campus and right on the main drag. The decor is perfect for a Greek Tavern. Very cute, open, and light....More

Thank Michael P
Katherine O, General Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi Michael, We hope you had safe travels and wish your son the best of luck in his sports career! Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope to see you again soon! Best, Katherine Ozturk

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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