Kainos Greek Cuisine

4.2
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152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
OUTDOOR SEATING CALL ONLY, WE CAN NOT RESERVE OUTDOOR TABLES !

Rochesters hottest new waterfront restaurant! Kainos in ancient Greek means New and Fresh; which as recently made is superior to what it succeeds. Come enjoy our extensive menu and welcoming atmosphere!
If you have never been to Greece then we bring Greece to you. If you have been to Greece. Then we will bring back fantastic Memories of such a historical country with many flavors come joins us at Kainos.
What 152 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.4
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4.0
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Rebeccaz
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our first time. We loved everything about it. The food was amazing. The service was amazing. The cooks even went around to make sure everyone was satisfied with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice patio on the river. Service was great and food was pretty good. Reasonable prices. I’ll go again.

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DyannN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit. Such a beautiful place and view. Food is fabulous. Clean and compliant with Covid regs. Wait staff is very attentive. Owners are fabulous, coming out to ensure that all was well. (This is a lost and very much appreciated art!) Loved my Mati cocktail. So pretty and tasty and loved the souvenir mati to take home. Greek food is very authentic. I know, I'm Greek. Kali Orexi!

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JohnP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My family and I enjoyed Kainos and plan on returning!

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Kate
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from Jeff, fantastic service from Krystal, incredible entertainment from Me & the Boyz, and beautiful skyline courtesy of Rochester, NY.

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CatherineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My first time at Kainos was a good experience with one caveat. The music. It was a live band on a beautiful Thursday evening in late September on the Genesee River. The band was much too loud. In fact so loud I could barely hear my companion! Totally unnecessary. If music was needed it should have been soft jazz or something amenable to dinner conversation & the calm serenity of the river which we couldn’t enjoy over the obnoxious music. Rock n roll is inappropriate for that setting & ruined my experience which would’ve been fine without it

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DianneM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you would like to eat outside enjoy live music and have great food this is the place to go.

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Caramelswirl0208
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff. Loved all the Greek food. Live music was great!

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LouisS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely great and a pleasure. The vibe, and dinner was just emasculate. Thank you very much!

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Gracie
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious our waiter was super nice and friendly. Paid way less than what i had expected.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice menu but the food preparation could be "fresher" as in not seeming to have been freshly prepared.

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GailB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Kainos! Food, service, place, and music all were great as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek I've had in a long time.

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SugarPants
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience outside along the river. Tasty food. Just a nice experience.

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SherriW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on the river, wonderful day, attentive service.

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambience. On the river. Live music. Friendly service.

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ERIKAH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about Kainos! We went for my birthday over the weekend and it was fabulous! From the staff, to the excellent food, Krystal our bartender was phenomenal. Jeff the owner was friendly and fun. The whole experience was fanTatsic. We will be back for sure. All 8 of us had great meals, and plenty of it! Thank you and see you soon, more dishes I want to try :-)

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NanK
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I very much like Greek food and I was not disappointed. I ordered the Patishio (greek Lasagna) and it was moist, tasty and a good portion. Having live music was also great.

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URProf
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Pretty expensive for the portion size and quality. Chicken souvlaki was dry - as in bone dry, and without flavor, sauce portion was tiny, asparagus was tough. Only thing really tasty were the garlic mashed potatoes, and those were lukewarm. Service was very good, and wait staff were genuinely nice. Overall, however, not a place I will return to.

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TraceyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and ambiance both good- authentic Greek! Terrific location, right on the river.
While manager was attentive and very helpful, and our waiter was furry, it was evident they were either under staffed or staff was not well trained- they seemed chaotic at time. Lots of running around- literally- not holding trays properly, and yelling from kitchen to waitstaff. Overall, we would return but perhaps wait until staff was better trained.

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DebraR
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The staff is wonderful.! Food is delicious!❤️

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AnnT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were able to eat out on the patio which was very nice. Food was excellent and they are very covid conscious

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Italy
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely day on the patio....until the bees arrived.

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Judy
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was not good. Been there twice and it was the same.

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MarthaO
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Band Great Food Good Service.
Could not ask for anything more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food! Add dinner menu items to lunch menu. My second visit but first at dinner. Dinner menu had many more options. The Kalamari was our favorite item we had. The best we have ever eaten.

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FoodieMaryP
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Kainos several times. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Service has always been fine. If you know you’re going to wake up the next day craving more good Greek food, either go back to Kainos and have your meal overlooking the river, or stop in at the store upstairs and stock up so you can have a try on your own.

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AmandaA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Food wasn’t anything special. The Poseidon wasn’t fresh. It was like a bowl of over drenched rice with sour sauce.

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Colin
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a beautiful event to celebrate our friend's 65th Birthday at Kaino's. The dinner was so amazingly delicious and we definitely will return very soon.

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KarenC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I took my best friend to Kainos to celebrate her birthday. The food was excellent, the service? Horrible! Our waiter Justin (I believe) took 10 minutes before he came to our table to offer drinks. When he came back with the drinks and my friend questioned him why her top shelf drink was in a plastic cup and my drink was in a martini glass and our waters were in glass. He yelled at her and told her that was policy! The couple at the table next to us (not 6ft apart) said they couldn't believe the way he spoke to her!

We ordered 1 dinner (The Poseidon) to share and 2 appetizers (Spanakopita/Artichokes) we asked that the appetizers come out first then the dinner. We took one bit of our appetizers and out came the dinner. He came to clear our plates, never asked if we wanted a box for our left overs, which there was quite a bit left and just walked off.

I was at Kainos 2 weeks prior to Saturday night, again the food was excellent... the service, terrible! It was my suggestion to go to Kainos for her birthday because the food was so good. I overlooked the service and just figured it was because our waiter was new and not trained properly. I will not be overlooking service again.

I have a feeling Kainos will be like many other Rochester restaurants that will be closing unless they get their wait staff up to par.
Thank you
Karen

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This was the worst experience we have had at a restaurant in decades. We have heard their advertising on a local radio station And we’re very excited to visit with our friends for the first time this past weekend. When we arrived we were promptly seated but after 30 minutes no one came to our table. We caught a waiter going by for the 3rd time and asked if he was our waiter. He said he wasn’t sure but would check..red flag 1. When he returned low and behold he was our waiter..red flag 2. We placed. a drink order which took about 15 minutes with one asking for only water. When he returned he brought an extra drink which we didn’t order and no water. It took another asking 2 more times for the water...flag 3. When our dinners arrived three out of the 4 meals were not as described on the menu. We mentioned this and the waiter acted as though we misread the menu. After that he never came back and asked if we needed anything or refilled the water so our friend went to the bar and got it herself along with my husband to get another drink....flags are on fire now. When the bill arrived it included the drink we never ordered which after going to the bar tender was removed.We asked to speak with a manager but they didn’t have one. We wanted to report our disappointment. The owner who is the head chef refused to come talk to us as well. Our bill was $180 and the food was mediocre and the service was subpar. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. For that kind of money go somewhere else.

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SoniaG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our waitress took long time every time we order something . Sometimes he came back to ask what had order.

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Will think to come back. Will not recommend for sure. This review was saved by Ryan server. Laura and hostes was super unpleasant to deal with.

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EDLM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the outside patio was inviting, we were a little disappointed at how our food arrived. It was good, but the actual presentation left something to be desired. During these times, it's understandable at to why some restaurants are using paper and plastic, but there are nicer options out there than what was used. Also, our appetizers and meal came at the same time, and we were not given the option of ordering a second drink. It looks like Kaino's is trying, but has not quite hit the mark. Given the times, I would recommend this establishment to a friend to boost their business, but with advance awareness of what to expect. Keep trying!

Kainos Greek Cuisine
Responded on 12 August 2020

Edlm thank you for coming, but let me clear the air on your review. You came during our Greek Celebration (Festival) we treated it as a festival does, with paper and plastic. and food at once. On normal days we use real silverware, plates and glasses. Your review says it looks like we are trying but has not it the mark, well we are very busy everyday and have a wait list to dine. We recommend dining when its not a celebration, we are a fine dining restaurant and take great pride. God Bless

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I love Greek food... But this was not good food, and the service was poor.

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GardenLady
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very professional staff. Prompt service. Good sized portions.

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PatM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view on the river is beautiful. The menu had a variety of offerings. Our server Jeremy was delightful and efficient. They followed Covid protocols

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wendy
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was great. Very attentive staff. This has not been my experience any where else in last few months since "reopening" We have had dismal experiences at several other restaurants this spring. Thank you for showing that good restaurants still exist!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Very slow poor service. Food was ok. Atmosphere outside with the band was great. 2 hours to serve and even the wait staff was complaining the waitress wasn’t taking care of that section.

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PaulaU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New computer system was put in place a few days before our visit. Staff was distracted. Rare lamb burger came out charred. Staff quick remade the burger.

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Kainos Greek Cuisine offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 319-3579.

Kainos Greek Cuisine is rated 4.2 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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