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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last week for the fourth or fifth time and was pleasantly surprised to have yet another pleasant, sophisticated, delicious meal. We love the ambience, walls hung with Persian carpets, interesting lamps and accessories, friendly very knowledgeable staff. Nothing pretentious, but good Middle Eastern food,...More

Thank Jillian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank macmac114
Reviewed 18 December 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....More

Thank bubuli32
Reviewed 26 November 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....More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 November 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.

Thank CtownRon
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nine of us in 3 generations went to Tallula's for dinner. It took them a while to get a table set up - despite our having had a reservation. Once it was set up though, our waitperson was a gem. Most of us decided to...More

Thank Prof-DSR
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Not sure what to get, so shared several appetizers. Everything was delicious, server was very pleasant and helpful, and restaurant has a fun atmosphere.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We never tried Turkish food before and we were NOT disappointed! We had an appetizer of different spreads on really good fresh warm bread. Yogurt, hummus, lentil, stuffed grape leaves... For dinner I had the steak kabob. It was served with rice and veggies. My...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We finally went here for the first time, having lived in Chapel Hill for decades. Mostly we had a good experience with some caveats. The main one was about the service. Seemed like they needed more training. The server tried to sit us on stools...More

Thank Barry17149021
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Questions & Answers
12 September 2017|
Response from Dylan S | Reviewed this property |
They don't have it on their menu, but they had several other desserts.
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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