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Talulla's, Chapel Hill, NC
Talulla's, Chapel Hill, NC
Talulla's, Chapel Hill, NC
Talulla's, Chapel Hill, NC
Talulla's, Chapel Hill, NC

Talulla's

4.9
4.9
1209 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 933-1177
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Aligül Sevil
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Cross street
    Roberson Street
  • Parking details
    Talulla’s offers complimentary valet parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Healthy

1,209 Reviews
  1. louist

    Orlando

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Talulla's for a dozen years and it's always GREAT! Food, service, atmosphere...it has it all, never disappoints and will always keep us coming back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always these food was fantastic. It does seem like the portions have been reduced some from past visits. Our server was very friendly and attentive and he made some fantastic cocktails for my wife and daughter.

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  3. RobV

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t know why we don’t go here more often? The food and service are always A+.

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  4. Mower4275

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    first time at Tallula's. no expectations but some hope - we lived in Turkey in the mid 1980's, developed a love of good turkish food. anyhow, it was all great. the iskendar kebab was delicious, as was eveything else. thanks!

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  5. foodfan

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed coming back here. It never disappoints.

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  6. Vgab

    Greensboro

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have known this place for years. Excellent food with its quality not changing through many years. Always a very good service and pleasant atmosphere. It is good for any day as well as special ones.

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  7. TonyC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a delicious lamb shank over an eggplant puree. Vegetable dumplings and baklava also very good. Prompt, friendly service. Very good value.

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  8. NCvisitor

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to eat in Chaoel Hill. Always a great experience without fail. Highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, good service one of my favorite restaurants

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Turkish Restaurant . The quality of food is well maintained , always delicious. Ambiance is welcoming and relaxing. Host and staff polite and friendly.

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  11. Nice

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great and favorable food. Waiter was very informative and passionate. I could hear my companion with no problem

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  12. BillB

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at an authentic Turkish restaurant. Menu was extensive and interesting. Wait staff knew about all the choices and guided us well to delicious and pleasing options. Overall a very fine and fun time

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Service a bit slow but overall would definitely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal first experience can’t wait to go back!

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  15. ConnieB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our first visit to Talulla’s. Went with another couple, and there’s something on the menu for everyone. I had a sea bass entree, which was an off menu offering that night. It was some of the best fish I’ve ever eaten.

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  16. Erika

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delishhh!! Wait staff is so sweet and the food outstanding as well as the dessert! It was 6 of us and we all loved it.

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  17. MattA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, good ambiance, service was great. I would recommend Talullas for a first date.

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  18. KimR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was one of the best ever. The food was delicious. Each item was completely different from the other which made it a sharing experience leading to wonderful conversation and ambience all around.

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  19. PappyDave

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mediterranean Restaurant in US. Authentic dishes are served exactly the way you would find them in the Middle East. Attention to detail is superb. Hands down a must go to dine whenever in Chapel Hill!

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  20. ChristopherB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE are from NY and your restaurant was one of the best I've ever been to. Great food, service and staff.

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  21. rcd1

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks and service. Love this family owned and operated restaurant!

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  22. GreatJobAmy

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, really appreciated the quiet table, was a return visit and there’ll be more!

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  23. Mart

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. I think the server was new. He delivered the wrong appetizer to the table next to us, then an incorrect entree to our table. We were served bread earlier in the meal, but not after the Hummus appetizer arrived. I think he was really busy as he never asked how our meal was. Even so, I will go back!

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  24. CinnamonF

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All of the food we had was quite tasty. The restaurant had overbooked, but thankfully our reservation was early so it was not delayed. Even though it was quite busy, the quality of the meal did not suffer. I had the sea bass special and my husband had the doner kebab. Both were very tasty. The Dolmades were quite distinct from Greek Dolmas, with a unique flavor profile.

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  25. Kevin

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there numerous times and this restaurant will never fail you. The service is always hospitable and the food is always delicious. Have not had a bad thing on their menu. Their baklava is to die for.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. Talulla’s is one of our favorite restaurants in ALL of NC. The food is incredible and the service is top notch.

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  27. Terry

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I enjoyed an early Valentines Day dinner out on a Wednesday evening. A family member welcomed us to their restaurant, and provided the background of the owners and store at our request. She also offered knowledgeable menu advice. Our shared salad was attractively presented and flavorful, with a loaf Turkish bread (with a good tomato based dipping sauce). My wife tried the white fish — excellent taste and appearance — with a salad. My moderate portion of veggie moussaka was very good; I’d order again. We both shared a couple dessert items; the baklava was excellent, chased with a steaming decaf Turkish coffee. We appreciated our meal and experience at Talulla’s.

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  28. MikeR

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance! Our first time trying Turkish food and it was incredible!

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  29. KarenR

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful food. Our favorite place in Chapel Hill.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our first time visiting, and we had a very nice time. The meals were great. We will be back.

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  31. AaronC

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to Talulla's and we can't say enough about it! From the friendly and attentive staff to the amazing food and great atmosphere, it's rapidly worked it's way into one of our favorite places. We've always been big on Mediterranean food, but Talulla's brings the flavor!

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  32. PandaBear

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great choice for a nice-casual, birthday dinner for my wife. Service was very good despite a very full restaurant. Our server gave us great advice and was very patient with us as we had not eaten Turkish food before. Only suggestion is to let folks know if fish will have bones or be a fillet. The fist special was delicious, just wish we had known that it was a whole fish. Turkish red wine that as recommended was very good. The Lamb shank was terrific, as were all our appetizers. I highly recommend Talula's.

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  33. HillsboroughDinersClub

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Talulla’s is a longtime favorite mine, and my favorite dish is the lamb shank on puréed eggplant. It reminds me of childhood and my grandmother’s cooking. But there are many other excellent dishes, especially those with yogurt and tomato sauce. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and it’s always nice to be greeted warmly with a smile

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  34. DouglasN

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic restaurant. The food is authentic and delicious. The lamb shank falls off the bone. Can't wait to come back!

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  35. JoseA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered came out excellent. I really enjoyed the Adana Kebabi.

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  36. EdwardA

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a non-chain restaurant while visiting the Raleigh-Durham area. We found a wonderful place in Chapel Hill at Talulla's! We were welcomed at the door and seated promptly. Our server was energetic and happy to explain the dishes that caught our eye. We had two very nice Turkish wines, red lentil soups, and two different eggplant dishes, Patlican Oturtmasi and Seblezi Musakka. We added the "Flat Bread" and had a great vegetarian meal! The flat bread was fun! It comes out like a big balloon, and as it cools, it is easy to bread off pieces to dip in the sauces. Dessert was baklava and rice pudding with Turkish coffee. Fabulous! It was a beautiful meal, lots of sharing, and very relaxing! Other diners were entertained by our flat bread! Go to Talulla's and try something different!

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  37. Sami

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute favorite place, we always pick Talulla’s for date night dinner

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dinner. Service was friendly but a little slow. Had to ask for refills. Food was very good. Ambience was nice. Would return.

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  39. AnneS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. Food, service and ambience were great.

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  40. bistrophile

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our annual New Year’s Eve dinner at Tallula’s and it was a great experience as usual! Sia was an excellent server, and the spirit of joy and celebration was palpable.

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FAQs

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

Talulla's is rated 4.9 stars by 1209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Talulla's

456 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Roberson Street
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Talulla’s offers complimentary valet parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Aligül Sevil
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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