Truva - Virginia Highlands

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Enjoy a traditional Mediterranean meal with family and friends at Truva Turkish restaurant in Virginia Highland, one of the city’s hidden gems. Serving a variety of flavorful, authentic dishes in a warm, vibrant setting, our Turkish restaurant is the perfect place to get together for a business lunch, dinner date, or drinks. We offer a full bar and an extensive wine list.

Lunch - Reservations Accepted
Monday through Friday 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner- Reservations Accepted
Sunday through Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm

Brunch-
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
First Come First Serve Basis, No Reservations Accepted

If you're looking for a place to enjoy authentic Turkish food in an upscale and beautifully decorated setting, come to Truva and we'll show you a good time.
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Terrific specialties like grilled octopus and great versions of old favorites. Their gyro meat is homemade every day and will now be your gold standard. Tastes like gyro sirloin. Delicious.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was SO delicious. We especially loved the octopus, scallops and beet/burrata salad.

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FO
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Servers need a little more training on probably clearing and serving the table. Chef came out and talked to us. Staff very friendly.

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M
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great!!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I will return

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E
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal in a pleasant setting. We were glad to be able to talk to each other. Challenge was parking. You must pay for parking after 5:30 pm. I am told there are codes that the restaurant can offer to customers. The staff at Truva were not aware of this possibility.

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JA
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Ate on patio to avoid noise inside. Very pleasant. Lamb chops extraordinary. Service needs improvement. Was not crowded so no excuse for drinks arriving late, or items forgotten. Disappointed with parking situation. Menu extensive and distinctive.

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NR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food that we ordered was great. The drinks were alright, didn't leave an impression, but still good. The restaurant is tastefully decorated. The best part of our experience, however, is Mehmet our server. He was very polite, attentive without being intrusive. I am definitely coming back to this restaurant

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been to this new location twice and had very different experiences! On the first visit, the food was outstanding, but service was a little off. On the second visit, the service was solid (albeit not outstanding), but the food was mostly blah.
I love the original Truva in downtown Atlanta and have lunch there often. So I hope this new location works out its issues and becomes as great as the original. I’ll give it a few more tries.

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PP
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must try Truva! Everything about this place is exceptional. Wonderful to have Truva in my neighborhood!

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SS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Truva tries hard but doesn't deliver an exceptional experience for a premium price point. Service is fine. And the food has some interesting flavors, but it seems to be lacking refinement. Appetizers are a missed opportunity. The portions are quite small for the price. In general, this sentiment can be echoed across the menu. "Value" is not a word that comes to mind when thinking of Truva.

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Z
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and great food! Finally other options to go to in VH.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my mother, wife and 2 children (under 4 yrs old) to a Mother's Day brunch and was pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was wonderful, the food was authentic and the cost was more than reasonable.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch. Ambiance was great, and it was not overcrowded. Service was too attentive and interrupted the meal. Food was good, although Bella Benedict came with no bread, so was not very filling (just two eggs and vegetables). Eggs were overcooked on one Bella Benedict. Would go again for lunch or dinner to eat more traditional Turkish food. Prices were reasonable.

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C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for my husbands birthday and enjoyed our night there. It’s a neighborhood gem for sure. Service was excellent- very attentive. Brought over glasses of champagne to celebrate the evening. The food was amazing! Order the kabobs!
We will return.

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MS
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truva was delicious. The chicken kabobs were excellent! Some in our group ordered the octopus...and loved it. Our server, Abbie was delightful and very knowledgeable! The restaurant is beautiful. Lovely addition to our neighborhood!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place for a family dinner! Service was great! Something on the menu for everyone. Yummy!

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EA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, fun night out with friends.

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EM
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I look forward to returning to Truva. I thought the tabouleh and hummus were ok, but the more exotic dishes were really fantastic. If you take the waiter’s suggestions and try the beef or lamb dishes, you will not be disappointed.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, though noisy and a bit hard to hear conversation. Bread, Hummus and Tabouli were outstanding, but the mussels tasted fishy and the calamari had bland crust and was tough.
Our friends liked the eggplant dishes.

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Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server was very nice and very professional, but very overworked. I think she was the only server in the restaurant. They need to hire more help. The restaurant has a lot of potential to succeed

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was hoping I could tell folks about this new restaurant in our neighborhood! We all had different delicious meals and appetizers. The space has been beautifully transitioned from American Rosdhouse. Service was perfect. Enjoy the vegetarian moussaka like I did!!

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EF
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was tasty and the wine list was extensive. Loved our waitress Juliette and half priced bottles of wine 😁

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MS
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful Intown Atlanta restaurant with warm staff and delicious food offerings--an experience to repeat!
My son and I discovered Truva on North Highland not long ago, and we were pleased enough to make a return visit last night. The food consistently has been memorable--delicious Turkish and Mediterranean dishes (including healthy ones). The staff welcomes you and makes sure your experience is a good one. Comfortable setting that had us relaxed more and more as the night went on. Definitely worth a try!

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Been there twice. Great service. Nice atmosphere and friendly feel. The food has generally been very good but I had one poor dish last time out - "Doner" kabob that was simply dried out something or other, not a kabob and tasteless. The waitress hinted that I should not order but I did anyway so who is to blame here.

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SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is true to Turkish Kitchen. Waiter was 5-star. Sophisticated decor.

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E
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!

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a
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love middle eastern food. I went with my gluten free daughter so this is also a gluten free review.

We went late so it was not very busy so I cannot attest to the noise. It is hard to believe this was our beloved Roadhouse. Very transformed.

I first want to say, I love octopus. Pulpo as I often see it. And the appetizer was perfect. Usually places make it rubbery and bland. It was soft, juicy and delicious, on a bed of the most creamy hummus you have ever had. That said, there were two small pieces of meat for $13. I thought it a bit overpriced but it was really good so I probably will splurge again.

I also had the lamb kebobs for the meal. And it did not disappoint. Perfectly done. Soft, not gamey, great flavor. Usually kebobs are tough but these were the best kebobs I have had in Atlanta.

For the gluten free review: first the menu has all items they consider gluten free with a GF. Which is helpful. However that was more limited to vegetarians and my daughter wanted meat. We asked if we could make the meat dishes GF and they said that the only part that was not gf was the “rice” which they said was orzo though listed as turkish rice. So she had the shrimp dish with fries instead of “rice” and the shrimp were massive and again perfectly cooked. Great sauce that she put the fries in over the offered ketchup.

Now I had the “rice” with my meal and it tasted like really well seasoned rice. I am not sure that it is orzo really. So I am not sure if it has gluten. I would want to speak with the manager in the future to know why the meat dishes are listed as non GF. Perhaps the marinade? More info is needed. But my daughter hates when I ask about it in front of her so I did not find out.

We finished with the flan. It is not like other flan you have had. Much heavier. Very rich. Slight toasty flavor. Good but hard to finish even for two sharing it.

All told, too much money for an every day place but fab food and ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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P
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lots of fun for groups. Great selections of mezzes— make sure to try the dumpling.

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BT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything! Definitely a neighborhood gem. Order the lamb... it’s absolutely delicious!!

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OT
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Will be back soon!!

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NH
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service and the food was fun and good.

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EN
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Turkish food and had high hopes for the new Truva location in VaHi. It had only been open for a couple of weeks when we went last Saturday night, and I must say that they still have a few kinks to work out. While our server was very friendly, it seemed like he had too many tables to cover and the result was less than optimum service. We ordered the Falafel to start and unfortunately were unimpressed...lacked taste and was overly heavy. We decided to try the mixed grill as a main course...which was pretty good...but was a bit light on quantity in my opinion. They could have added more grilled veggies (peppers and onions would have been nice) as a way to increase the size without adding to the cost.

We will go again in a few weeks to see if the service is better and will try other items on the menu. We're hoping we just ordered the wrong items and the restaurant will run more smoothly with some time under their belt.

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B
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Truva just opened in Virginia-Highland where American Roadhouse used to be. The interior is completely revamped. Lighting is a little bright, the backless benches at many tables are not comfortable, and some tables face into the beverage dispensing area which is not a great view for diners. The staff seems very friendly and the service was good. The timing of the delivery of entrees after we had finished our appetizers seems a little long but not a big deal. The Turkish dumplings appetizer was great as was the lamb kabob. Reasonably priced wine list. Give it a try.

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. Wonderful atmosphere. Service was good.

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really great and our server was fantastic. She checked in frequently, brought refills of water and was really attentive and suggested great dishes to try. They did a really nice job building out the space that used to be Road House ( and thank you for new bathrooms ). We ordered lots of appetizers and salads and just sampled and still had leftovers. Few nitpicks that I believe are kinks to be worked out. I had a 7:30 reservation. We were told they were running late, even though we showed up on time. We didn't sit down till 8:15. Drinks from the bar were really slow for 2 glasses of wine and a bourbon. I think Truva is still trying to figure out how busy they'll be and how much wait staff to have. It seemed a bit understaffed to me, but everybody was trying hard, no doubt. And lastly, it was really hot in there. I didn't get the Lentil soup for that very reason and multiple tables were using menus as fans. Keep at it guys. Virginia Highlands welcomes new restaurants. I'll be back ( in a t-shirt ).

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DZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really nice time with friends at Truva. It's exciting to see a new restaurant in V. Highlands. Our server was fun and helpful. The menu has so many good options.
The food was fantastic. For sure, we are going back.

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FP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad Truva is in the neighborhood. Everything was delicious and they've done a beautiful job with the restaurant design. Dining at Truva was a very enjoyable experience. We can't wait to go back and try something else on the menu.

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MV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's day after seeing stellar reviews. The staff was automatically cold to us and pushed a 60 dollar prix fixe course on us which didn't have anything we liked. They also seemed put off when we didn't order alcohol, though we don't drink. We decided on this lamb flat bread which had hardly any meat and cheap iceberg lettuce served like a taco. I got the stuffed eggplant which was just a soggy eggplant with slimy peppers and absolutely no seasoning. It was not worth 16 dollars. My boyfriend got grilled chicken skewers for 19 dollars that could truly have been cooked in 5 minutes from my kitchen. There was also little seasoning--certainly nothing "Turkish" about any of it. And the grilled vegetables were a bit burnt. I only took one bite on my food and the server didn't even to bother if everything was okay. Not to mention the lights were fully lit...no ambiance. And the music ranged from oldies to club pop music to "Hallelujah" by Rufus Wainwright which is probably one of the saddest songs there is. ON VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


I will absolutely never go back nor recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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