Talulla's

4.7
943 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
When you walk through the shadowed glass doors of Talulla's, an instant transformation begins to occur. Your mind and body begin to relax. Your ears pick up on the eclectic mix of music. Your eyes wonder around the walls, decorated in Turkish rugs; then the ceilings, scattered with warm, unique lighting pieces; then the floors... the dark, hardwood floors; and finally, across the plush seating areas, disguised by cushions and pillows and fabric leisurely draped around the frames.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with attentive and warm service. Loved everything about the meal and the experience.

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luv2dine
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year's Eve. The restaurant was quiet because of the reduced capacity but the service was superb - as was the food! We had the prix fixe menu - while I cannot pronounce, (much less spell), the dishes, they were exceptional and well-presented. One member of our party is from Cyprus, so he verified the authenticity of the menu. This is one of my most favorite restaurants anywhere!

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TomP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great food and people. Always a fabulous time we go.

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JillS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous food. My husband and I are eager to return.

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AnastasiaZ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience all around - beautiful and delicious food, perfect service, and great atmosphere. Talulla's is top of our list when we are in town!

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DougC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambiance, the whole experience wonderful.

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JamesL
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I’ll be back. Food was delicious. Presentation equally great. Service was fine

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our very favorite restaurant with the best service and food in the area.

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JoannaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and had mostly lamb dishes. Delicious, and the Turkish coffee and carmelized cream dessert were a fantastic finish.

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DebC
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food! Made to order. Fresh and wonderful. Their baked bread and hummus were super good. The pizza was so good, I will be focusing more on that next time. We had the non-veg sampler plate which was also very very good. Strongly recommend the shredded wheat style dessert.

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craigm
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulla's longstanding reliability continues: excellent authentic Turkish food at modest prices with a good range of wine and other beverage choices. My two favorites, the sigara böregi and the lamb güveç were as fine as ever. And remarkably in these times one still receives a loaf of the excellent bread with dipping sauce for free. Canan's service was impeccable: friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Fortunately, Talulla's has enough indoor space to accommodate a reasonable number of diners and meet all social distancing guidelines. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good and service was excellent!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit Chapel Hill from time to time for business and ALWAYS go to Talulla's, another great dining experience! I love their food and service.

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vipMargaretb
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I have had! I brought a family of sceptics and when the bread and sauce arrived at the table they were all impressed. I ordered for everyone and everything was delicious!

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EAHR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe outdoor dining experience during these strange times. Wonderful food and service as always. Complimentary birthday desserts were the ‘icing on the cake’!

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vipAlfredL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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GaryM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible dinner! We asked our server to surprise us with house recommendations for both starters and entrees. One of the best dinners we've had in a long time.

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Eater99
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulla’s is just delicious!! I was so happy they had outside seating with plenty of distance.

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DanK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and service. hope they survive the pandemic BS and don't close like so many others have

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet due to COVID-19. Food was excellent and plentiful. Drinks were solid. Great service. Cost was very reasonable. We would definitely eat here again. 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Excellent dining experience.

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andrewm
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Talulla's. The food was great as were the drinks. Staff was friendly. Small issue with service, they were a little short with help, but in fairness to them, we dined there the weekend before UNC started fall semester and because of the pandemic, it must have been difficult predicting how many customers they would have. They were extremely friendly and kept us informed of how long it would be before we were served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
44 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Talulla's. The food is always delicious, the service is excellent and it just has a nice feel. It is one of our go to restaurants in Chapel Hill.

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vipMargaretb
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The fish special was perfectly prepared. We also loved the bread and sauce served at the table and the baklava was to die for! We will be back!

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JulieR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Friendly wait staff and terrific food.

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dennyh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Talullah's. The food was even better than the last time we ate there. Cocktails were great, especially the bourbon sour cherry drink. Fresh bread with a yummy pepper spread was wonderful. We had 3 mezzas, and 2 main course dishes for three people. Everything was fresh and the sauces were superb.

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Travelingfoodie
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was attentive and friendly.

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JulesB
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - definitely try it out!

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Karen
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection. Tasty food. Attentive service. Definitely going back. Nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the variety of choices. Our server was fantastic! We had people at the table age 10 to age 77 and everyone was happy.

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vip1DMC
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food, especially if you’re looking for Middle Eastern food with many delicious lamb dishes. Go on the weekend and try the dishes they only serve then. They could use more servers, as the place is very popular.

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Frank
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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Richard
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We learned just a week ahead of time that friends from Vermont were going to be visiting us in North Carolina and wanted to take s out to dinner -- on Valentines' Day! A brief scramble ensued as I sought a nice restaurant that still had a table available, and was pleased that Talulla's could accommodate us, albeit at a very early 5:30. All good, and we were even able to score a coveted, and usually reserved, window table.

On the other hand, two issues reduced our level of enjoyment. First, they were only serving from a very, very reduced menu, so many of their more popular (and delicious) dishes were not available. Although the offerings that evening were decent, they were fairly basic for anyone who has enjoyed eastern Mediterranean food for years. Since this fact was not mentioned on their website, or in the two phone conversations I had with the staff to confirm the arrangements, this was unexpected and unappreciated. Second, though less surprising, was that they were constantly full all evening, making the service quite hit or miss. My advice is to go on a normal evening, not a holiday.

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BHonJI
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day had a set menu and was very busy. We had a large table as well. The food was decent but our plates were not as complete as we felt they should be.

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ErinC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkish food in the triangle, great ambiance, and so much flavor!!

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Foodie13
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent but our server was extremely slow and spent much of his time talking to people at other tables. He did not seem concerned to take our order, bring our food, and even take our dessert order. I asked for dessert menus, which he did bring, but he took so long to come back to our table that we decided to skip dessert. I'm wondering if he didn't care because we were 5 people so he knew he would get the 18% anyway. I also did not think a mandatory tip should start with 5 people. Most restaurants start with a larger number.

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vipJamesL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’d never eaten Turkish food before but we were feeling adventurous. All four of us raves about the really delicious food and the impeccable service.

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JennaB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It I s always an amazing experience at talulla’s. The food is delicious, staff is very accommodating, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. This is our go to restaurant when we are in Chapel Hill and looking for an enjoyable evening out. We’ve been many times and it never disappoints.

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Talulla's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 933-1177.

Talulla's is rated 4.7 stars by 943 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 reservations at the moment.

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