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456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Ranked #12 of 251 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Roberson Street
Description: 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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a nice changeup to the usual dining on Franklin Street. Menu is always fresh, lively atmosphere and good service. It's fun to reserve the bay window tables.

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Scarsdale, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had an incredible dining experience with friends and family. We had Caban Salads, their Mezze Platter, which is sample of all their cold appetizers, as well as their Yogurt Kebabs and a few of their Turkish Pizzas! WE were full but made room for their homemade rice pudding and Baklava and we were glad we did! Everything we ate... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Talullas is more formal than some other options on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. The meals are truly delicious and savory. A very rich atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Closest to Greektown quality that I've found in NC. Truly authentic med menu, wonderful service, and great ambiance. Would highly recommend!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved it, loved it , loved it. Not only was the food stellar but the service exceptional and the decor perfect I had the fish special which was out of the world good and perfectly prepared. Great wine selection as well... What a treat to see such care taken with ones craft!

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with homemade, authentic Turkish food. Our waiter could not have been better - very attentive but not intrusive, explained the dishes to us and then told us all about his homeland of Turkey. We had such a great time I would go out of my way to stay in the area just to eat here again!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It has been two plus years since we last visited the restaurant. Couldn't remember why we didn't come more since the menu is wonderful, the location is good and the ambience seems great. As this current night wore on, I was reminded many times that the service was awful and the food was mediocre. Our waiter seemed hurried to get... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My son (adult, not child) and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner. I had the Sultan's Delight; he had the veggie mousakka. Pre-dinner our server brought us bread with a plate of red pepper dipping sauce. It was incredible. We finished it and then eagerly accepted her offer of more. It was so good that we ate it and then were... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped by for dinner on a Friday evening. We got a table outside to watch the locals walk by. The staff was extremely friendly. Our waiter, Tahir, was from a small town in the east of Turkey. The menu had the standard kebabs plus fresh fish, not unlike the little restaurants on the Gulf of Fethiye off the Aegean... More 

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Virginia, USA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were at this restaurant on a Sunday evening, and only a few tables were filled, so it was delightfully quiet. (Not sure what happens when it's full, but the rugs on the wall should have some sound-baffling function.) We ate indoors, in preference to the outdoor seating which is on a sidewalk next to a busy street. The food... More 

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Additional Information about Talullas

Address: 456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: 919-933-1177
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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