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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.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Talulla’s offers complimentary valet parking.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Talulla's Ratings and Reviews
Everything we had was delicious! Even my teenagers were impressed. The appetizers and entrees were all so favorable and fresh tasting. The homemade bread came to the table warm with a wonderful dipping sauce. We asked for another loaf to dip with all our meals. We'll be back when we're in the area again.
Talulla's is a long time favorite. The food is authentic, the atmosphere is warm and cozy, and the service is friendly and competent. But as much as I've enjoyed it in the past, the food itself has taken a step up. It clearly was prepared with care. The salad was fresh and nuanced. My wife's kebab's were seasoned and grilled to perfection. The lamb shank was just right and fell off the bone. Our friends had fried anchovies as a main course, and they were light and crunchy and mild. In other words, just right.
The kebabs were great, as was the bread. The Kafta kebab was especially good. The zucchini Mucver was underwhelming though, so other appetizers might be a better choice.
The place has a very cozy feel to it, but a table for two reservation will likely leave you right next to the toilet on a busy evening, which isn't that cozy.
First experience with Turkish food. Triangle Restaurant Week was a perfect chance to try it and we really enjoyed ourselves! Very good service; waitress took the time to describe each item, reminded us about each course and the accompanying wine. We'll be back!
One of our favorite places for family occasions or when friends are visiting. We love Turkish cuisine and Tallula’s food is equal to anything we had in Turkey. The staff is friendly and attentive without hovering, and is helpful in explaining unfamiliar dishes.
We all agreed this was one of the best restaurant experiences we have had in a while!
We had such a good time. The food was fabulous - each and every dish. The service was exceptional. And the ambiance was so comfortable - Persian rugs on the wall and wooden
We would go back in a minute!
My husband and I had dinner here for the first time two nights ago (a Saturday). We were seated at a wonderfully romantic table in the corner, a couple of steps above the main dining floor. We ordered ground lamb/ground beef dumplings as an appetizer. They were outstanding. As was the complimentary bread with a most fantastic perhaps red-pepper & oil dip to accompany. For dinner, my husband had the lamb shank and I had a shaved lamb dish. The names were authentic and not something I could pronounce, so apologies for not naming them properly in this review. Both meals were excellent. The lamb was SO tender and flavored wonderfully. The only downside was the Turkish coffee at the end. It had TONS of coffee grounds in every single sip. I could not finish it. I Googled Turkish coffee while trying to get through it. It's supposed to have some grounds at the bottom, but not the entire cup. Aside from that, it was a great experience. Oh yes -- parking is a problem in this area. All of the street parking spots were gone. We parked in a small lot that seemed to belong to an auto repair shop on the corner. There was no place to pay for parking here so we were very nervous the whole dinner that we'd have a ticket or be towed. Luckily, no problems.
Tallulah's is one of our favorite local restaurants, and this evening was no exception. The Turkish cuisine is as good as we've had anywhere in the country. Tables are sufficiently separated to allow for a conversation without your neighbor in your lap. Even though it's on Franklin Street, free valet parking is right in front.
We went to Talulla's for Christmas dinner because it was one of only a few restaurants open in our area. We were pleasantly surprised by what a great experience we had! We ordered off of a prix fixe menu, and found all of the food to be exceptionally good. Though we had never been to Talulla's before (we live in Durham), I imagine we will make the drive to Chapel Hill again in the near future!
I've been to Turkey and enjoyed the food there, but not at Talulla's. The lamb was the best thing we had, but it was very fatty. Both the anchovies and the vegetable dumplings had little taste. The anchovies came with a pretty salad though. I was especially disappointed because it is rated so highly.
We went for Thanksgiving Dinner. They had a Pre-Fix menu, and it was really interesting. It was advertised as a "Turkish Inspired" Thanksgiving meal, but really, it was just a Turkish Meal. My gluten free boyfriend had the salad (which was amazing), the lamb (which was fork tender), and a chocolate custard (which was very good!). I had the fritters (great), the fish (it was OK, but because it was cooked on the grill and then baked in pastry, it was VERY smoky) and the baklava (awesome!). We also had the wine pairings, which were very good! We would go back for another meal, given the chance!
I made a reservation on Open Table and when we arrived They had our reservation, but didn’t have our table set up. They scrambled to find a table for 2 for us. The service was marginal, slow and our waiter was less than attentive, giving us minimal attention. The food was good and well prepared. The portions were small for the price. The noise level was high and it wold be difficult if you were hearing impaired.
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