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Troy Mezze Lounge

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315 Blake St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1801
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Started with an appetizer of shrimp which was good. My wife had grilled lamb chunks and stated it was one of the best lamb meals she' eaten. I had a crock of vegies and lamb and was tender and tasty. This location is casual and comfortable. Service was good. We were there at 6:00 on a Saturday.

Thank Randy W
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This is a terrific place in the part of town near the fresh fruit market. The decoration will illuminate anyone on Turkey. The host is more than eager to make a visit spectacular. Music livens up the scene on Thursday evenings and will not disappoint. Also, this restaurant is one of the few that opens on Sunday evening. There are... More 

Thank G.l. M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I started with a house cabernet which was excellant, and for $7 a fair deal. Someone bought a Troy Mezza appetizer plate for the table and that could have been an entree. Everything on it was delicious, best grape leaves ever, and warm soft pita bread! I had the lamb shish-ka-bob, a little expensive at $17.95 but very good. The... More 

Thank Hilton F
raleigh, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

If you want to experience Raleigh's best find for Mediterranean/Turkish Cuisine look no further than City Market's Troy Mezze Lounge. We had the Lamb Kabob and Chicken Kabob-both excellent. Go On-Line for the full menu. Got great reviews for other dishes from people at the next tables. If the food was not enough...Thursday nights have Raleigh's hottest Jazz Band. We... More 

Thank Bonnie H
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

We live about 40 miles from Raleigh. Tonight we drove in to celebrate New Years Eve. We had walked by this small restaurant several times and decided to try it. We had traveled to Turkey years earlier and loved the food there; my wife's grandmother was from Turkey so she knows what the real deal tastes like. We had tried... More 

Thank Albert008
Raleigh, NC
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of a coupon in our book. We tried a clay bowl dish and the Alexander Gyro. Both dishes were full of flavor and my husband and I enjoyed sharing. I combined them the next day for lunch and it was quite tasty. I thought the prices were reasonable. My husband had a turkish coffee in... More 

Thank wysteria1977
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is perhaps my favorite restaurant to go to in downtown Raleigh. We live nearby and often bring our dog and sit outside. There's never much of a crowd during the week and we've often been the only people there. Sitting outside on the side of the quiet, cobblestone street feels often feels foreign, especially since there is sometimes an... More 

Thank Chris W
New Haven, Connecticut
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

While visiting family in Raleigh, we decided to get coffee. We passed by Moore Square and saw that Troy Mezze was open. We went in and the restaurant itself was not well maintain it could use a fresh coat of paint. The server was really attentive and cater to us pretty well, of course we were the only people in... More 

Thank Josue C
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Sent our entrées back after one bite. Literally could not stomach the food that was served to us. Room temperature, salty, poor quality and inauthentic food. Everything tasted awful. We ordered the "prawn" appetizer and I should have known better because the place was dead. Out of the kitchen comes 5 cocktail shrimp; 2 hot and 3 COLD. I can't... More 

Thank Rob T
Garner, North Carolina
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91 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the 4th of July off so I decided to go out since I had Friday off. We saw that Troy Mezze had Turkish food and we thought yea let's try this. The restaurant definitely had that cool space vibe that most of the Fayetteville street area has. It is definitely a nice space to eat. The décor supported... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Blake St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-834-8133
Allow yourself to be transported to Turkey by the rich flavors and intoxicating smells of authentic Turkish cuisine in our ethnic restaurant. One must only travel as far as historic Blake Street in downtown Raleigh, NC to obtain their pass to the Mediterranean. Owner Arif Denk, a native of Troy, provides his guests with the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of his hometown where he learned the secrets of authentic Turkish cuisine firsthand. Upon entering you will feel as if you have stepped off a boat onto an authentic beautiful Turkey Mediterranean Restaurant.

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