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456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313 (Roberson Street)
+1 919-933-1177
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I (both students at UNC) agree this is the best meal we have had in chapel hill! We asked our waitress, Canan, what she suggested and we had two wonderful entrees, an eggplant lamb chop special and a vegetable stew with chicken, that she recommended. The restaurant had a very cozy and authentic! So happy we chose... More 

Thank Carly E
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The decoration includes beautiful oriental rugs on the walls, which give the place a cosy feeling. The food is basically Turkish and offers a nice variety to choose from. The prices are reasonable.

Thank SYL501
Newport Beach, California
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Friendly staff, wonderful food, freshly baked bread, and more... Except that the place itself looks tired! It really needs some updating as every single paper pendant over the bar has a tear!! There are beautiful rugs hanging from the walls, but the place is so dark you might miss them! Wires from speakers are hanging all over the place.. the... More 

Thank Relativelysolid
Durham, North Carolina
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went back after not going here for about 2 years, as we don't live as close. We always knew it was a great place, and decided to try it for a BD dinner. Everything from the service, sultan's corner table, food, drinks, atmosphere was excellent. Allison, the server, had great recommendations and took care of us with expertise. My... More 

Thank signchris
Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I stopped in with my daughter on a Thursday night before touring UNC Chapel Hill. We had Acılı Ezme and Kisir and were totally surprised at how delicious both dishes were! We had never tried Turkish food before, but are eager to try to recreate these dishes on our own. The atmosphere was really very nice and the service was... More 

Thank Family0f4FLA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It was a busy football weekend and most restaurants were booked so we tried Talullas in the mood for something different. The food was fantastic liked it better than Lantern across the street which is so highly rated. Our server helped us navigate the menu and make our selections. Flavors were wonderful nothing disappointed us through the great desserts. The... More 

Thank Dan M
Greensboro, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a date night. Got a wonderful seat by the window in one of the alcoves. The service was excellent and the food delicious. It was our first time and we got a wide variety of appetizers and a meet sampler.highly recommend

Thank Olga C
Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Turkish salad to die for. Simple yet delicious and plated very nicely. Lamb chops was recommended by the folks at The Franklin hotel. And they were devine! Really like the setting, could be a nice date place or a business dinner place.

Thank pvcnco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had a very nice dinner with a small group, I forget exactly what was ordered but I had a taste of everything, and it was all excellent, left knowing that I will need to return to try other items.

Thank Joe M
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had a business dinner here recently and was very impressed. Interesting decor and Turkish food. Had the house special lamb dish and I will get it again if I get to go back. Outstanding. Alison our server was charming, helpful and efficient. Also terrific stuffed grape leaves and baklavah. Well priced. Highly recommended.

Thank tankr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
    (Roberson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1177
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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5 months ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina

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