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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (33 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a party of 13 and were seated in area away from the main dining room. This worked out well as we were at a long table and everyone was able to move around to visit. The waiter was excellent and our appetizer and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lefty117
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Lefty, We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed a family dinner, and even more so that you chose Kipos as the gathering place! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Gathered together with some new friends for drinks and dinner. They had a drink special with warm pear cider, vodka and some other stuff that was AWESOME! Flaming cheese appetizer was yummy and certainly an attention-getter. Everyone ordered different entrees including lamb chops and a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank neilb576
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, Neil, thank you for the absolutely glowing review! The cocktail you had was from a Holiday Give Back Cocktail promotion we did during December, and it was so popular that we kept it in the new year. Next time, maybe try the grilled octopus...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous authentic Greek food and music. If you are looking for a quiet place for dinner, drive on by. Kipos delivers great food and fun hospitality. For appetizers don’t miss the fried Calamari, and be sure to get some Greek Feta Spread with Pita Bread....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MacAtlantaGa_
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mac, We are thrilled to hear it and hope you get a chance to come back again to try some Grilled Octopus or a mouth-watering Horiatiki Salad! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic meal. Great service. Very fast despite being crowded. Fantastic live music. Some of the best saganaki I've ever had. Great choice!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IowaMusictravel
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi IowaMusicTravel , Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We hope you have safe travels and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Tremendous service, a pleasant ambiance, delicious dishes and wonderfully polite staff. A must-go for anyone who enjoys a good meal!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juancarlosreyphd
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi Juan Carlos, Thank you so much for saying so! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 11 December 2018

This place just makes me happy. We've eaten here many times, and each time try something else on the menu... we've never been disappointed. Bright, friendly atmosphere, great, experienced wait staff, wonderful location on the West side of Franklin Street (head over to Crunkelton's for...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank gratefulz
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi gratefulz, You just make us happy! We will share your love with the team- it's guests like yourself that make our work so fulfilling! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 17 November 2018

We had our son's rehearsal party here. There were nearly 40 guests in a room they set aside for us. It was roomy, but intimate. They started serving us the minute guests started through the door. There was bread on the table and they had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LynnandMore
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hi Lynn, Thank you for choosing Kipos to host such a memorable evening! We are so honored to have been able to celebrate with you and your family! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 7 November 2018

the kindness and the care ...friendly staff...made our reservation and seating a pleasant start..But obstacles outside of the taverna entered into my birthday meal, with my husband,...and I sat there for ages alone..aka ..flat tire and AAA complications...we did not get to eat the moussaka..i...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cheerseddie
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi cheerseddie! We are so sorry you had auto complications (and on your birthday, no less) and hope that all is fixed so that you're traveling smoothly! We look forward to a stress-free night in the future and hopefully before your next birthday! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 7 October 2018

I get that restaurants are busy on a Saturday, but this weekend was not a football or UNC event. It was just a nice, gorgeous fall weekend that screamed "eat outside" on Franklin Street. We had a reservation, but our table was not ready for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DanaW873
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Dana, We apologize for the wait times of your meal. That weekend there was a preseason NBA game at the Dean Dome which added a lot of volume to our service. Normally the kitchen is very fast, as you must know, and we keep...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We decided to try this based on reviews here at TripAdvisor. They were quite full and bustling for a Saturday night. We were seated way before the 30 min we were told, and then we waited....a bit too long for someone to come over. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michele S
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Michele, We hope you enjoyed your dessert! We will pass along your kind words to Michael, Chronis, our in-house musician, and the chefs! Looking 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
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
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
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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