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Kainos Greek Cuisine

4.1
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161 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 161 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Went for the 1st time with friends. Brought out 3 out of 4 of our meals and forgot our fourth. After 15 minutes we questioned the waitress and she ran back to the kitchen She returned saying "we don't have any more scallops ". So my friend ordered an appetizer which was terrible! We asked for a manager because it was just ridiculous. They sent over another waiter (not the manager) who was so rude and asked us if we were trying to get "free food?" Completely disrespectful!! Dessert was awful!! Waitress was so sloppy looking and hair down! WE WILL NEVER RETURN!!

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GregS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was wonderful to hear some live music and enjoy a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I thought the food was ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Didn’t like the fact that there was not a kid menu and the prices were very high for the quality of the food. Portions were generous but if you want to split they charge you extra money for the plate. Wouldn’t be a repeat for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate was outstanding! He is so attentive and personable. He went out of his way to make my friends Birthday dinner special. It was my first time and I will definitely be back!

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vipMarkW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing special. Odd sauces for a Greek restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent... food, service,staff was polite and nice- manager came to the table to ask about our experience which I find is always a mark of a really good restaurant.

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nancyl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wait staff was very attentive, prompt and professional.
food was just about perfect.
cool place.
great band- Uptown Groove!

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BethR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with great ambiance. Enjoyed our dinner on the water.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price. Beautiful scenery and good business atmosphere.

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Rebeccaz
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
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 on 26 September 2020
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 on 26 September 2020
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 on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My family and I enjoyed Kainos and plan on returning!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
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 on 24 September 2020
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 on 24 September 2020
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
8 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

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

Kainos Greek Cuisine is rated 4.1 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.