Talulla's

4.7
992 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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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Deke
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was generally hood but a bit pricey. Deserts were so-so. I would go back again but focus more in their specials.

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JoelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful returning to this excellent restaurant after more than a year. The food is wonderful, especially the iskander which is only available a couple times a week. The service was really good. The noise level is back up to loud because the place was packed. Its great to be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious!!!
Service was great. Cool little restaurant. We had the olive & cheese appetizer, as well as tomato & cucumber salad. Also the dumplings with vegetables & zucchini fritters. House bread and dip was awesome. For our mains my husband had the roasted tomato & vegetable baked casserole with shrimp & I had the grilled chicken on creamy eggplant. Best meal we’ve had in a long time. I highly recommend!

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Servers knowledgeable of celiac. Only two servers plus host. Eat early

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AAAndrew
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was not as good as it has been in the past, but then we were there during graduation weekend, so it's to be expected. Food was good, as always.

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vipdrjc
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had the 3-course, prix fixe dinner, with some interesting choices for each course. The service was excellent, we were given a private-like cubby, and the food was very good, though a bit pricey.

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vipalanb
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ethnic treat

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FoodGal
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first time at this charming spot, but will not be the last. Beautiful rugs on the wall make the room feel cozy and keep the noise level comfortable. All the dishes were delicious. The Turkish salad and the grilled whole fish were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very fun space. Service was prompt and polite.

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Jhon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food did not dissapoint at all! We will definitely be back.

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vipHahvahd
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Thank you for making time for us to sit in the alcove. Dinner was perfect.

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vipcarolinaqt2g
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised a group of students and Tallulla’s was perfect for safe outdoor dining. The only thing lacking was more people working. The restaurant was pretty full and they were only about three or four people taking orders and serving. Despite that though we were able to order plenty of different toppers and enjoyed so many different dishes. Everyone got to try some thing we had a leisurely dinner and really enjoyed the location. And on Saturday nights Chapel Hill has live music downtown which is amazing. We highly recommend the Mazze platter the chicken and the cheese pide and the eggplant casserole dish. They had a great special of a whole branzino that we enjoyed as well.

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TomP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome yet again

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vipCelesteB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always spectacular and interesting. Great place for Turkish flavors.

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YvetteEatsNC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My sons birthday.

The food was really good. Something outside of the traditional eats.
Can get a little pricey though.
Service was great.

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DeborahG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious Turkish food cooked by a family that really cares. Homemade bread (I ate almost the entire basket) with a tasty, peppery dipping sauce starts all meals. The special of the day — imported fresh anchovies were succulent. Wish I lived in Chapel Hill so I could return often.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We visited last year and had a great meal. This time food was barely warm, tasted as if it had been just heated up in microwave. Seasoning and flavor not there. Must be new chef or owner.
Cocktails were too sweet.
Service awful. The waiter got too busy inside. We won’t go back.
A lot of money for a bad meal and service.

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Foodie101
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and good portions. And while the servers were absolutely splendid and polite, a few things were amiss - forgetting serving plates with the appetizers, bringing out the paid receipt without a pen until we asked for one.

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vipKBernard
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. There is something on the menu for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Talulla’s is great for a special meal. The ambiance inside & out is relaxed, but also feels like a treat.

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viplouist
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Talulla's ALWAYS delivers a great Turkish dining experience in an atmosphere that is warm, and as inviting as the proprietor and her staff! It's original food, with caring and attentive service in great but casual Turkish inspired "digs."makes it a "must go-to" in Chapel Hill-- whether one is a resident or visitor!

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MichaelS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. I had the moussaka and my partner had a lamb skewer. The bread and dipping sauce were superb. Make reservations on Friday and Saturday.

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CathyN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, beautiful carpets on the walls. Strong drinks, great wine selection, comfortable space to have a private visit with someone special

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CamK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Chapel Hill I eat here. So good! Great environment and they currently have outdoor seating which was lovely. I could eat their bread every day.

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DavidH
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulah's is always a wonderful experience. Great food and great atmosphere.

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DenisK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food at Tallulas was excellent. The menu is varied with many vegetarian options. The service was excellent, our server very helpful with explanations and advice. We were not rushed and enjoyed a superb meal in a comfortable space. We will certainly return for another meal in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest food, polite staff , excellent service.

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Poncey
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside at Talulla's and enjoyed the street vibe. Our waiter was attentive without being bothersome, and we had a very pleasant and delicious meal. My wife's whole sea bass was delicious as was my lamb shish kebab. We had a very reasonably priced bottle of wine and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms 67th birthday. These guys always blow me away. The food and service is alway top notch. I love dining here. You can never go wrong the whole fish of the night.

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Anonymous
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal in a restaurant in Chapel Hill since getting our vaccines. It was as great as we remembered. Can’t wait to go back

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Beka
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. He grew up on Turkey and it’s been hard to find places that make Mediterranean and Turkish food the way he grew up eating it.

He was beyond thrilled with the food here. He ordered and ordered and ordered until we about popped. The prices may seem mid to high range but the dishes are very well executed and accurate to the Turkish flavor profile. The only thing missing that we had been looking forward to was Lahmacun. If they brought that back authentically we would eat there often.

Either way...we were happy with our experience and will definitely be going back. Thank you for making him smile and even cry with happiness.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both had the specials—I had the lamb chop and my boyfriend had a whole fish of some kind. Food was great, could have used some more spice but that’s our fault for not asking for it. Service was good. We recommend it!

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AvaE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chapel Hill! Love the food and service, the people that run the place have a real respect for restaurant culture.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is ALWAYS fantastic. The staff remembers us even if it’s been a whole year! The food is always superb and we always leave very happy. Great for a date night or a night out with friends.

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JohnM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, you won’t be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has always been a favorite. Good quality ingredients , excellent preparation and polite hostess, makes every visit worthwhile.

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vipAlex
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always my favorite spot for authentic Turkish food.

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AntonellaK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is always very good. We love going there. They really treat you like family always welcoming. We have been going there for the past 10 years and food is always good never had a bad meal there.

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Jrussjunming
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Truly AMAZING and authentic Turkish food, great atmosphere, and friendly staff.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience, the food was tasty and the portions generous. Our waiter was charming and welcoming. The Valentine's Day prix fixe menu was a tad on the expensive side, I feel like we could have gone to a much nicer restaurant for what we spent. The prix fixe menu was 45 a person but my girlfriend got Doner kebab which is essentially street food and the chocolate mousse dessert tasted like Jello pudding. That being said I would recommend the place, we go to a lot of mediterranean type restaurants and this stood out .

FAQs

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

Talulla's is rated 4.7 stars by 992 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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