Salads on the counter top
Salads on the counter top

KIPOS

It's hard to find tasty Greek food outside of Greece. We know. We've spent a lot of time in Greece.

Farmers salad
Farmers salad

Our experience with Greek restaurants outside of Greece is usually satisfactory — little more. That's because Greek food often takes on a “nationalized” flavor in other countries. For example, Greek food in Germany has a decided German flavor (yuck). Our experience is similar in Sweden, Norway and other countries (but the beautiful, blond, blue-eyed staff in Scandanavia are eye candy).

In the United States, Greek food is either good or it isn't. But there's no “U.S. overlay” on Greek food.

You have to visit the Kipos to get the freshest food in Greece. KIPOS (it means “garden” in Greek) is a fantastic find for those looking for authentic Greek food in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. The family running this restaurant is from Karpenisi, Greece. The home-spun touch with each dish is evident from the care and supervision of family members right in the kitchen.

Shrimp
Shrimp
Spanakopita (Spinach pie)
Spanakopita (Spinach pie)

We visited as a group of eight sampling a variety of dishes: spanakopita, grilled fish, Greek farmers salad (xoriatiki salata), Greek white wine, giant beans, paidakia (lamb chops on a spith), beef slices, and a variety of vegetarian dishes. All we're scrumptious!

Tzanziki
Tzanziki
Spinach, rice, salmon
Spinach, rice, salmon
Desserts
Desserts

The next time you're in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, put KIPOS on your “to go” list. You won't regret it.

You can see this review on Trip Advisor. Or checkout the restaurant website here. And see our review on another Greek restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia here.

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