Talulla's

4.6
1011 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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Let Talulla's be a special part of your New Year's celebration! We are open New Year's Eve with our celebratory menu.We will be offering a 3 Course Pre-Fixe menu.

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4.5
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azizs
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Turkish cuisine, friendly and efficient service, excellent ambience.

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vipkate877
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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Anonymous
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and set. Very authentic. This is my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill

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MozhdehM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Turkish Food. Very delicious. The service was excellent as well

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Elizabeth
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our food at Talulla’s and our waiter was really good. We went on a very busy night so we had to wait for a bit but not too bad. It was worth the wait! Highly recommend

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KarenA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time, great food and great atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant in the Triangle!

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I felt like I was in Turkey in this very cool Turkish atmosphere and truly delicious food. I loved the ambiance and the cozy, small restaurant atmosphere. I would never think I was in the middle of North Carolina once inside enjoying the interesting food!!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always like Talulla’s and last night was no exception. The waitress seated us in an area away from others and she was ver attentive throughout the meal and acknowledged my wife’s birthday by bringing a complimentary dessert. The food was excellent, especially the lamb shank with puréed eggplant. Other meals were excellent. The only minor disappointment was the salmon dish which was overcooked. We will be back.

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vipNancyO
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Group of 6 with two teens. We loved the grilled meats, olive and cheese appetizer and eggplant dish. Lamb special was amazingly tender. Presentation was really unique! We got a custard like dessert that no one really liked but everything else was good, and not over priced like so many. Ask for the window seat.

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CatherineG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was pretty good. Our server spilled water all over the table, my son and then brought a plate from another table placed on my sons plate to remove.. not acceptable really. Thanks

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Verydifferent
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing better than a fall evening to enjoy some of the tastiest Mezze at Talulla’s. Great Turkish cuisine and wine. It’s anchovy season. I hope they arrive soon.

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Susan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there & it was wonderful. We understood it was a Sunday night & they only had 2 wait staff. Our waitress was extremely nice & as attentive as she could be given the circumstances. Food was amazing!
Atmosphere inside was gorgeous. Can't wait to go again😁

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ChristineD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good appetizers and drinks! The sea bass had bones and the head on which I was not expecting. Tasted good though.

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AlexiaJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special, Sea Bass, and it was cooked to PERFECTION. DELICIOUS!

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vipJohn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

A surcharge for using a credit card to pay for dinner can ruin an otherwise good experience. Having been there a dozen times or more for the rather expensive but absolutely delicious Bronzino, I wonder if I have been scammed every time. It is not the $2.68 surcharge that is the issue. It is the clearly intentional lack of transparency that is dishonorable.
They could just raise the price of the fish to $32. and be Southern, be gracious, be honorable.
Scammed once is a lesson, scammed twice….

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CCCC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly wait staff. Sampled many different mezzas.

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BethM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 4 had a variety of small plates, and every one was exquisite! Our server was helpful--she answered all of our questions and gave us a few great suggestions--and very patient. We sat outside, which was lovely and not too noisy. All in all, a prefect evening.

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EdmundR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food well prepared and served by a courteous staff. The restaurant has a great menu and the prices are reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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EmjkgPittsboro
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, a wonderful place to dine. Open on Sunday. Unpretentious. Great service. Excellent, satisfying, delicious food. Always a meal that deserves repetition.

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MichaelO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Fish was overcooked
Shawarma was brisket not real shawarma
Appetizers sample all in one place tiny portion
Waiter with a superiority complex attitude
Not worth the money spent

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DRRM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The food was mediocre at best.

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Esmej
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful waiter, we loved the ambience

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vipGPLu
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ranks with NYC great Turkish restaurants like Pera. We will make this a regular hang out as new members of the community.
Not to be missed.

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DonaldH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So delicious, great informative service and a great selection of fresh food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! It was very busy, so service was a little slow, but I didn’t mind because the food was tasty and the owner/staff were so friendly.

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Michael
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food with a depth and breadth of flavor that's hard to find. Place is feeling a little worn overall, but food is amazing.

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AllisMom
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talulla's, as always, was amazing! It has long been a family favorite for special events, this Father's Day included. The sea bass was delectable, as were the zucchini fritters. The guvec is a long time family favorite as well. I would highly recommend Talulla's for the otherworldly food and atmosphere that special occasions call for. It will not disappoint.

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RichardJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

WE have never had a bad meal at Talulla's; however our recent experience was not our best. The restaurant was crowded, so we waited about 20 minutes before a waiter came to take our order. I had a sea bass special which was tasty but dry. My fellow dinners had traditional favorites which were much more fulfilling. The appetizer was delicious, as the wine and beer. We will surely return soon and expect to have a better total experience.

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vipGuido
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve had the hummus appetizer many times. What went wrong last evening? It was bland, watery and (horrors!) no pine nuts. The Sultan Delight lamb was very tasty, but the wait staff should have explained that it was a shank rather than cubed lamb. So the meal was adequate, but not up to Talulah standards.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We were sitting outside when it began to rain heavily and the staff helped us move inside and find a table quickly!

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Deke
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 5, 2021
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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vipSueD
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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drjc
Raleigh
16 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
13 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.

FAQs

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

Talulla's is rated 4.6 stars by 1011 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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