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For 2
Date
Sun, 1/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Talulla's

4.7
638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
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  • Special Occasion (23)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 933-1177
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aligül Sevil
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Roberson Street
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Parking details
Talulla’s offers complimentary valet parking.
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Additional
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
What 638 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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
floors.

We would go back in a minute!

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DSHaml (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

I was transported back to Sultan Ahmet District of Istanbul. Excellent, authentic Turkish cuisine, which is one of the world's best. Our guests, who had never had Turkish cooking, were so pleased!

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vipdc2durham (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This is one of our favorites -- inexpensive enough for everyday but also wonderful for special occasions. And our grandkids love it too!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food and friendly service! The dining area does feel a little cramped, but it's still a nice, cozy place to have a good meal.

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vipShelly (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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Globalgourmand (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We are from Turkey, and many in the family are gourmet cooks/foodies. Talulah's is really authentic and delicious, it never disappoints.

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vipPedro (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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ChristmasDinner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

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LAOA 
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

The food and the ambiance was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and gracious. We had a wonderful night out!

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Rob521 (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent Turkish restaurant-good service and food is always well prepared. Lovely atmosphere, highly recommended

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