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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

4.8
4.8
1197 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 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 933-1177
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Aligül Sevil
  • Neighbourhood
    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 1,197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

1,197 Reviews
  1. Erika

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. JoseA

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Rhonda

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 6:15 reservation and told our waiter we were going to the basketball game that started at 8. I should have been more literal and told the waiter "We are in a hurry." Our entrees were not delivered until 7:30 when I said "We need to leave." I didn't have an opportunity prior to that because our waiter didn't come by the table. The food was delicious and the restaurant was busy, there were others who made the game on time. I'd go again...even pregame...but "I'm going to the game" doesn't translate in all cultures to "I'm not here for a leisurely dinner." It's a wonderful restaurant with cozy atmosphere.

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  27. louist

    Orlando

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Talulla's over 12 years and always love it! Wonderful casual atmosphere, consistently fine cuisine and friendly service make this restaurant a true gem!

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  28. FredF

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I completely enjoyed it. The food was very good, I will be going back

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  29. PickyEater

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small restaurant, with with excellent service and a small, but exquisite menu. Each of our meals was perfectly prepared, and nicely presented.

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  30. KirtK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hosted friends and family and it was a great experience for our table of 8! We look forward to our next visit in the area so we can dine here again!

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  31. RL17

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely delicious! Service was excellent. Especially fun place for a group.

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  32. Kalehunters

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent restaurant. We have been eating there for fifteen years. The food is consistently first class, and the service is exceptional. Best in the Triangle!!

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  33. JohnB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food, service, and experience, were longtime customers. The menu has a lot of choice which works well with a crowd, plus the Specials are always fantastic; esp love the Branzino and the Lamb shank. The Manti and Pide apps are so good!!!

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  34. Beth

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They serve fresh baked bread with a sauce made of roasted red pepper, garlic and olive oil (& probably other ingredients). So good I’ve dubbed it “Turkish Crack”. Truly wonderful and addictive. Can’t wait to go back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tallulla’s is always fun and lively. I am amazed how efficient and pleasant everyone is with a relatively small wait staff. I love their food and really enjoy the lively ambiance of the restaurant. I count on the staff recommendations so I can experience really unique food.

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  36. Shannon

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The ambience was not good. The violin music was almost painful and we almost left before ordering. Please dial it down and find some other forms of music. The experience was really marred. Otherwise, the food and service were excellent.

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  37. MarkC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb kabobs were excellent, as was the branzini. Great service and atmosphere!!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic delicious food. Portions are small. Service is very good.

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  39. Steph

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual!!! So thankful for this restaurant and a little tiny taste of Turkey!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic cocktails, delicious food, a little small & loud but would definitely go back

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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 4.8 stars by 1197 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 p.m.


Booked 16 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
  • Neighbourhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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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