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“A little bit of Turkey in Chapel Hill”
Review of Talullas

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Ranked #12 of 293 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
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.
chapel hill
1 review
“A little bit of Turkey in Chapel Hill”
Reviewed October 25, 2007

Try the lunch menu - the mezze sampler platter and a pizza were more than enough for two and the food is great!

Thank chdiner
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English first
Apex, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Bad service, awful coffee, terrible food, expensive!”
Reviewed September 1, 2007

As soon as we walked in and were ignored by the staff for 5 minutes, we should have walked out. It was 7ish on Thursday evening and the place was 1/3 full. When a waiter finally did come up to us, he stated he didn't think there was room (there were 5 of us total). After consulting w/another waiter, he sat us down; we were there for 2 hours and only one couple came in after us, so I don't know why they didn't think there was room.

After sitting down, it took about 10 minutes before a waitress came by; mind you, this place was only A THIRD full, so it was definitely not busy. After taking our orders, our waitress never came by to check on us, so we had to resort to flagging her down in order to get her attention for refilling our water and ordering more drinks.

The food arrived and appeared fine. But upon tasting it, blah! My partner got stuffed dumplings, which were bland...no taste whatsoever. She also got shrimp and cheese bowl; it was just a bowl with heavy cheese and 2 shrimp in broth underneath. We love cheese, but this was too much and it tasted awful. I ordered a fillo-wrapped tilapia, which was okay, but should have been better for the price. One of our dining partners ordered the vegetarian assorted platter; she stated it was average, but she expected more for $17.99, which does not include pita bread, which is essential for fully enjoying the various dips on the platter. She had to pay extra.

We ended our meal with Turkish coffee. When it arrived, it tasted like water; there was about 1 inch of brown sludge at the bottom. It tasted nothing like turkish coffee should have been.

In the end, this place was overpriced, had mediocre food, and poor service. The only thing I can say that is positive is that the interior design of the place is pretty cool.

1 Thank colfenbu
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north carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pricey, but tasty too”
Reviewed August 15, 2007

This is very good Turkish fare, though rather too highly priced. It's among the best of the sort in the greater Triangle area. A much smaller spot in Cary, called Bosphorus, is hands down the best, but Talulla's is a fine stop if one doesn't want to make the longer drive and doesn't mind the hefty bill.

Thank Tegen
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