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456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-933-1177
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

A nice Mediterranean restaurant on Franklin street on Chapel Hill. We had the lamb special. The restaurant has huge Persian rugs on the walls as décor. Muted lighting and some curtained areas for privacy. It is on a nice pedestrian street with lots of after...More

Thank SheilaKentucky
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Located on West Franklin Street. Parking is nearly impossible, so avoid the hassle and use the valet parking, free with validation. Interior is dark, Persian rugs (or maybe Turkish?) line the walls, simple wooden furniture - had kind of a 1970s college dorm room feel....More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 26 July 2015

If you like anchovies theirs are outstanding, along with the sea bass and the mixed grill.The Turkish white wine served was delicious and the appetizers. I was accompanied by a Syrian and he said it reminded him of the Middle eastern cuisine he was brought...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 22 July 2015

What a nice alternative in Chapel Hill! Authentic Turkish dishes and Turkish wine - well prepared and delicious.

Thank Andreas T
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Perfect service and creative, beautifully presented cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is nothing fancy, but impeccably clean and authentically decorated. There were several tables that even had curtains for privacy! Great variety of dishes, and the food was fresh and delicious. My lamb was...More

Thank 408Sly
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The menu was interesting and our server was very good. We were going to dine outside, on the sidewalk. Just as our food arrived, the clouds burst open and our server saved both us and the food from getting drenched. The décor is Turkish, I...More

Thank carolegth
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Very high quality Turkish food - favorites include the guvec and lamb shank; the dipping sauce for bread is excellent, and the wine choices more than adequate. Waitstaff are friendly and helpful. It's a go-back-soon, for me.

Thank bruce h
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Talulla's is in a historic building on Franklin Street, in the heart of Chapel Hill. They offer Turkish food and this newbie loved it! It was slow-going at first with our waiter as he forgot to bring our drinks and seemed a bit out of...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. The tables and chairs were a little battered but I would assume they are this way for character. Extensive menu to chose from. This was our first visit and if we get back to Chapel...More

Thank williamhol
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Don't get me wrong. The first visit was very, very good but we went back and the meal was even better than the first time. We started with the house red pepper with vinegar dipping sauce and bread and added the cold smoked eggplant appetizer....More

Thank Linda B
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14 October 2016|
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Response from tranejoan | Reviewed this property |
they have valets there but if you drive down Franklin (away from Tallulah's) and turn right at the first (or second, I can't remember clearly) crossing there is a public parking space
3 December 2015|
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Response from williamhol | Reviewed this property |
Graduation is a special situation and the advice of others is very valid. My visits have been in the summer and it was immediate seating when we wandered in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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