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“Good tasty Turkish dishes”
Review of Talullas

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Ranked #6 of 324 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$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.
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We went here for Christmas Eve dinner and they had a price fixed dinner. This was surprise and I wish I had known ahead of time. We had been planning a smallish dinner but we were there and ready to eat so we chose from the special menu. 3 choices for appetizers, 8 choices of entrees and 3 desserts. We had zucchini fritters first. These were delicious, served with the normal yogurt sauce and an extraordinary tomato sauce. This was a good start. We went on to share a braised lamb shank and shrimp/veggie casserole. Not were great. The lamb fell off the bone and was served with a very tasty eggplant sauce. The shrimp was like a ratatouille with Turkish spices. For dessert we chose chocolate cake — one for now and one to take with us. Even though we ate more than expected the food was all tasty and warmed us up from the cold outside.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The Turkish appetizer spreads and bread were tasty, but the other small plates and main dishes we tried were surprisingly bland and poorly presented. After reading other diners’ reviews, I expected a much better meal and not just an offbeat setting. We left feeling that the chef didn’t really care what he served.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

I've eaten here dinners before, but this time we met a group of friends for a Saturday lunch. We had a great table, right by the street. I was surprised by their lunch menu and the size of portions-not much different from their dinner plates. The sea bass was excellent if one doesn't mind searching for fish bones. The appetizers were also very tasty. As for desserts-I prefer baklava with pistachio, but I guess that's a regional preference in Turkey to use walnuts (Iranians and Iraqis use pistachio more). The konafa was a bit dry on the top. I've had it before here, so this time it was a bit off, but overall great food and atmosphere . The restaurant is located right across from an ample parking lot-don't forget to feed the meters though...

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank bubuli32
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoy being surprised when we try a restaurant for the first time. Whether it be the menu selections, the food quality, the friendliness of the staff, or the general atmosphere of the restaurant, it is nice to feel a Wow factor. Talullas provided just such a surprise. Located along West Franklin in downtown Chapel Hill, it appears non-description from the sidewalk. Once inside the door however, you are immediately immersed in the smells and sounds of Turkey. The waitress who greeted us a the door was genuinely friendly, and led us to a cozy window table. The menu and the wine list are extensive. The waitress was very helpful in explaining the dishes and making recommendations. For appetizers we ordered an eggplant dish and a plate of steamed stuffed dumplings. Both were delicious. Every last drop of the spicy eggplant sauce was soaked up using the complementary Turkish bread. For entrees we ordered the bass, and the house specialty kebab (I chose lamb). Again, both were excellent. I loved the mixtures of delicate flavors in every bite. For dessert we split a truly exceptional creme chocolate. The Turkish coffees at the end are an acquired taste, but it will give you a caffeine blast. All in all we were extremely happy with our dining experience at Talullas and we will return.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

If you are looking for something different, Talullas is the place for you. Try everything! We prefer grazing on small plates (mezzes). The bread and pitas are all fresh and hot and great for dipping. Great service! Nice wine list.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank CtownRon
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