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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 good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (32 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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431 W Franklin St, Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank DanaW873
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for Family Weekend at UNC Chapel Hill and our daughter and her roommate chose Kipo's as the place to enjoy dinner our first night in - Friday, 9/21. It was an early reservation, and our server Mike was exceptional! He had...More

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

Hi Beth, Wowowow! Thank you so much for your eloquent and glowing review! Katie- the bartender, and Mike, will be delighted to hear of your review as will the Chefs in the kitchen. Thank you again, we look forward to seeing y'all in the future!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kipos has very authentic Greek food. Personally you could order every appetizer and have a great dinner. They specialize in seafood and simple vegetables- nothing saucy or yummy delicious. I really don’t know how to rate this place because the atmosphere is so awesome and...More

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

Hi April, We are so terribly sorry for the lack in communication over your birthday! Though nights are busy, it is each individual guest that makes it that way. We hope that you can come back and maybe try our grilled octopus or rotisserie pork-...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loud and crowded, mean waitress, overpriced food. Would not allow our party of 6 to pay with credit cards and would not let us choose what amount to pay on the 4 cards we were allowed. The food was good but this restaurant is not...More

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

Hi BisqueBusiness, We are so terribly sorry that you had a subpar experience. Our food is priced according to quality of ingredients and our atmosphere is a taverna concept so it can get quite lively. We do allow the amount on the cards to be...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

A great find in Chapel Hill -- authentic Greek cuisine. Food and service were both top notch on Saturday evening. Kipos' menu is large with nearly two dozen items on the meze and mezedes menus, several soups and salads, a dozen rotisserie and entree offerings,...More

Thank Peter C
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Peter, We are so glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed dinner and we look forward to hosting your next great meal! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Well to be honest the feta watermelon dish was very good and even better with some lime juice. Try the salty chocolate mouse with olive oil, wonderful. Need some ouzo out of the deep freeze. Can’t seem to persuade anyone to take this step!

Thank Richard R
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Richard, It can be difficult to persuade people to drink ouzo, but we have plenty just for you! We are glad you enjoyed the watermelon feta salad before watermelons go out of season! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Such an enjoyable experience from beginning to end! The 5 BC Port wine with chocolate mousse ended the meal perfectly! You don't want to pass up this restaurant!

Thank Cindy1957clt
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Cindy, We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We stumbled upon Kipos after deciding not to wait in the excessively long and hot outdoor line for the nearby recently-declared "best burger in the country" place. We wandered down Franklin Street a block and decided to try Kipos. So glad we did! I had...More

Thank birdwatcher1954
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Birdwatcher, So glad you came by for lunch and took the time to write a review! We do love Al's and hope you get to try their burgers too (we personally love the Mookie)! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Katherine

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

First time - came for brunch. I had the chicken souvlaki and husband had lamb sandwich. Both were really delicious and the baguette for the sandwiches and pita for the souvlaki were especially tasty. Suggestion: I think adding a bit of feta to the side...More

Thank MAP1080
Katherine O, Manager at Kipos Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Hi MAP1080, Thank you for spending your Sunday Brunch with us! We will pass along your constructive comments to the chef and bartender and thank you again for letting us help you start your week! 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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