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Talullas

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$$$
Mediterranean, Turkish
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456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (Roberson Street)
919-933-1177
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: When you walk through the shadowed glass doors of Talulla's, an instant...
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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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't miss this one!

If you are a lover of Turkish or Lebanese food, don't miss this place! Fresh ingredients, delicious and perfectly prepared lamb, a fine selection of reasonably priced wines, wonderful specials, with great service and atmosphere- it's all here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you are a lover of Turkish or Lebanese food, don't miss this place! Fresh ingredients, delicious and perfectly prepared lamb, a fine selection of reasonably priced wines, wonderful specials, with great service and atmosphere- it's all here!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Absolultly incredible evening. The atmosphere, food and service exceeded my expectations. My wife and I were met and served b Tahir who was warm, welcoming and professional; he made us feel like special guests. We requested a romantic table and were seated in a curtained booth complete with wrap around seating and beautiful Turkish pillows. We were brought warm bread... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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256 reviews 256 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were quite impressed on this first visit here. The food is well prepared and quite tasty. The texture and flavors are authentic. This is as close to real Turkish food you'll get without travel overseas. The fish specials were excellent, with just the right flavor and texture. The sea bass was served whole. The cluster of anchovies were incredible.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We decided to eat here for Easter after family plans changed unexpectedly and we are happy that this restaurant satisfied. We love ethnic food and thought this would be a good choice. After a nice greeting, we were seated and given information about the menu. The wait staff gave good information and guidance. After ordering, warm bread with muhammara sauce... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I recently dined at Talullas after a long hiatus. When Talullas originally opened its doors it offered authentic Turkish food and did not make concessions to "American" taste. This changed when the restaurant was sold but it appears they have gone back to the original recipes. There is hardly another type of food that is more satisfying than Turkish or... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The last few times we've been here we have been unable to finish the main courses because they are overly rich and oily. This is especially true of the vegetarian options. The mixed vegetarian mezze plate is, however, excellent.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Mmm! I've never had anything close to real Turkish food before and I can definitely say this first experience was great. Was here with two friends who confirmed the authenticity of the place and we stuffed ourselves so full we had to take home at least two or three takeout boxes. I really liked the ambience, the lighting and decor.... More 

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Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great food, quiet and efficient service, reasonable price. All in all worth a second visit. Try the lamb and chicken kebabs!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We decided to treat ourselves to dinner out on Christmas and made a reservation through open Table. We arrived early in the evening and the restaurant was maybe 1/4 to 1/3 full. We were promptly seated, had the specials explained to us, and ordered our appetizer and entrees. They brought out wonderful warm bread with a red pepper sauce that... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There's nothing that my family has ever disliked about Talullas. We go as often as we can. The service and food are great. The atmosphere, food, and friendliness reminds us so much of the Turkish food we loved when we were in Turkey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    (Roberson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-933-1177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?