International Delights

★★★★☆
  • 740 9th St

    Durham, NC 27705

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  • 919-286-2884

About International Delights

Hours
Monday Closed Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Absolute worst experience in Durham yet. The shawarma was horrible. Both my friend and I stopped eating it half way through out of disgust. When I told the owner I was very disappointed in the food and how dry the chicken was, he angrily

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★★★★★

Absolute worst experience in Durham yet. The shawarma was horrible. Both my friend and I stopped eating it half way through out of disgust. When I told the owner I was very disappointed in the food and how dry the chicken was, he angrily

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You can tell there's love in the food here. I've been going here for 13 years and it's always good. Falafel is so good I order 2, but can never finish both. The sage tea or the Lebanese coffee is just what you need to get your creativity

3
★★★★★

You can tell there's love in the food here. I've been going here for 13 years and it's always good. Falafel is so good I order 2, but can never finish both. The sage tea or the Lebanese coffee is just what you need to get your creativity

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You can tell there's love in the food here. I've been going here for 13 years and it's always good. Falafel is so good I order 2, but can never finish both. The sage tea or the Lebanese coffee is just what you need to get your creativity flowing. The knaffe and baklava are made with such care and love. These people have so much passion in their food, you can taste the difference. Only rule is to eat it the way it's prepared (fair enough). I drive up from downtown to eat here twice a week. I'm not sure if you can still smoke hookahs in there or not, but if so, you can lay down 10-20 bucks down and get all the flavoured smoke you can Boge. If you're an artist of any kind in Durham and you haven't tried International Delights, do yourself a proper and give it a try.

5
★★★★★

You can tell there's love in the food here. I've been going here for 13 years and it's always good. Falafel is so good I order 2, but can never finish both. The sage tea or the Lebanese coffee is just what you need to get your creativity flowing. The knaffe and baklava are made with such care and love. These people have so much passion in their food, you can taste the difference. Only rule is to eat it the way it's prepared (fair enough). I drive up from downtown to eat here twice a week. I'm not sure if you can still smoke hookahs in there or not, but if so, you can lay down 10-20 bucks down and get all the flavoured smoke you can Boge. If you're an artist of any kind in Durham and you haven't tried International Delights, do yourself a proper and give it a try.

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I went into this restaurant to order some lunch one afternoon. After placing my order and receiving my food, I politely brought it to the owner and managers attention that my order was incorrect. I informed them that I could not eat salt because I was nine months pregnant and it would cause me to swell up. Both of them rudely told me that that was not what I asked for and they told me I needed to take my food and leave. I told them I couldnt eat that. It was at that point the female manager started yelling at me and throwing the receipt in my face telling me that is not what I ordered. She then went on to take the next customer, while I was standing there in shock of how she was talking to me. After she realized I was not leaving she snatched my food back, gave me my money, and ordered me to leave and never return again!! Everyone behind me in line was very upset with her attitude and a few people walked out behind me. I am very dissappointed at how I was treated, especially at nine months pregnant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went into this restaurant to order some lunch one afternoon. After placing my order and receiving my food, I politely brought it to the owner and managers attention that my order was incorrect. I informed them that I could not eat salt because I was nine months pregnant and it would cause me to swell up. Both of them rudely told me that that was not what I asked for and they told me I needed to take my food and leave. I told them I couldnt eat that. It was at that point the female manager started yelling at me and throwing the receipt in my face telling me that is not what I ordered. She then went on to take the next customer, while I was standing there in shock of how she was talking to me. After she realized I was not leaving she snatched my food back, gave me my money, and ordered me to leave and never return again!! Everyone behind me in line was very upset with her attitude and a few people walked out behind me. I am very dissappointed at how I was treated, especially at nine months pregnant.

Pros: OK Fast Food

Cons: Terrible Customer Service

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The owner's attitude was, at first, amusing fodder for fun names like "L-Ebenezer Scrooge." However, I'm sick of being treated like I'm imposing on him by ordering his (about $3 over-priced) food. The man needs to stay home or at least at the back table where his hateful glare doesn't accompany money transactions. If there was other Mediterranean food in the area I would have stopped going sooner.
Above Average food. Abysmal Service.

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★★★☆☆

The owner's attitude was, at first, amusing fodder for fun names like "L-Ebenezer Scrooge." However, I'm sick of being treated like I'm imposing on him by ordering his (about $3 over-priced) food. The man needs to stay home or at least at the back table where his hateful glare doesn't accompany money transactions. If there was other Mediterranean food in the area I would have stopped going sooner.
Above Average food. Abysmal Service.

Pros: Food

Cons: Owner

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This is a nice place with good food. I was served beef, spinach and rice. The beef was very tender. The samosas were great also.

2
★★★★☆

This is a nice place with good food. I was served beef, spinach and rice. The beef was very tender. The samosas were great also.

Pros: Good food that is a good representation of East African food.

Cons: It could be missed if you are driving past it.

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This place has great Mediterranean food, and a nice local, feel to it. It doesn't give off the "chain restaurant feel" like a lot of other smaller businesses try to do.

I think the food is in par with other notable places like Babbba Ganuj (SP?) and with a more take out appeal to it.

4
★★★★☆

This place has great Mediterranean food, and a nice local, feel to it. It doesn't give off the "chain restaurant feel" like a lot of other smaller businesses try to do.

I think the food is in par with other notable places like Babbba Ganuj (SP?) and with a more take out appeal to it.

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This quaint and cozy. I really enjoy the food and the customer service. The prices are reasonable but know, it is not your regular fast food joint. They do have a 'No Ketchup' rule. They have had the rule for years and when you go check out the uniform shirts and it will explain the reason behind it.I say check it out.

4
★★★★☆

This quaint and cozy. I really enjoy the food and the customer service. The prices are reasonable but know, it is not your regular fast food joint. They do have a 'No Ketchup' rule. They have had the rule for years and when you go check out the uniform shirts and it will explain the reason behind it.I say check it out.

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I love this location. Its location near Duke. They have the best kababs, the people are nice and friendly. The children love the hummos and pita bread. Nice place to go.

2
★★☆☆☆

I love this location. Its location near Duke. They have the best kababs, the people are nice and friendly. The children love the hummos and pita bread. Nice place to go.

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This place has some the best mediterrian food in durham. It located near the Duke Unveristy campus and it has a real college feel. I always get there Gyro Plate and it never disappoints me.

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★★★★★

This place has some the best mediterrian food in durham. It located near the Duke Unveristy campus and it has a real college feel. I always get there Gyro Plate and it never disappoints me.

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The menu may not be as large as fancier places, but what International Delights does, they do really well. The shwarma is filling, the vegitarian falafel isn't greasy at all, and the "american" alternatives are good--I'm told, I always stick to the middle eastern delights. Not many people stick around to eat in house, but when you have time, enjoy the traditional middle eastern tea with your meal. They'll bring it out to you still in the teapot, with fresh herbs simmering in it. The place has been family run for a long time. Watching the kids grow up has been an added treat.
Indulge in Bakliva or get some tobacco for your houka. Tastey!

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★★★★☆

The menu may not be as large as fancier places, but what International Delights does, they do really well. The shwarma is filling, the vegitarian falafel isn't greasy at all, and the "american" alternatives are good--I'm told, I always stick to the middle eastern delights. Not many people stick around to eat in house, but when you have time, enjoy the traditional middle eastern tea with your meal. They'll bring it out to you still in the teapot, with fresh herbs simmering in it. The place has been family run for a long time. Watching the kids grow up has been an added treat.
Indulge in Bakliva or get some tobacco for your houka. Tastey!

Pros: authentic middle eastern

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the food tastes great and the staff is terrific. the ambiance is plain but friendly and interesting.

2
★★★★★

the food tastes great and the staff is terrific. the ambiance is plain but friendly and interesting.

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EVERY TIME I ENTER INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS I ALWAYS LEAVE PLEASED! THEY HAVE THE BEST FOOD! FALAFEL, HOMMOS, TABOULEH, SHAWERMAH, KABOBS, FOUL, GYROS UNDER THE MIDDLE EASTER SECTION THEY ALSO SERVE THE BEST SUB LIKE PHILLY STEAK/CHICKEN AND TURKEY AND VEGGIE SUB. WHATEVER I HAVE TRIED THERE IT WAS SIMPLY THE BEST LIKE THE OWNER WILL TELL YOU THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE FRESH AND HOT PREPARED TO ORDER!

2
★★★★★

EVERY TIME I ENTER INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS I ALWAYS LEAVE PLEASED! THEY HAVE THE BEST FOOD! FALAFEL, HOMMOS, TABOULEH, SHAWERMAH, KABOBS, FOUL, GYROS UNDER THE MIDDLE EASTER SECTION THEY ALSO SERVE THE BEST SUB LIKE PHILLY STEAK/CHICKEN AND TURKEY AND VEGGIE SUB. WHATEVER I HAVE TRIED THERE IT WAS SIMPLY THE BEST LIKE THE OWNER WILL TELL YOU THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE FRESH AND HOT PREPARED TO ORDER!

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International Delights Restaurant is the place my family and I have been eating at for the past 9 years! Everything there is homemade and is made fresh daily! They have the best falafel, hommos, tabouleh, gyros, kabob, shawermah. There subs are just unbelievable, they have philly steak/chinken, turkey & veggie subs! Wonderful hookahs to smoke afterwards and turkish coffee and lebanese deserts and hot tea! I encourage everyone to go and try the wonderful foods and deserts that International Delights has to offer with subs, salads, middle eastern foods and desserts.

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★★★★★

International Delights Restaurant is the place my family and I have been eating at for the past 9 years! Everything there is homemade and is made fresh daily! They have the best falafel, hommos, tabouleh, gyros, kabob, shawermah. There subs are just unbelievable, they have philly steak/chinken, turkey & veggie subs! Wonderful hookahs to smoke afterwards and turkish coffee and lebanese deserts and hot tea! I encourage everyone to go and try the wonderful foods and deserts that International Delights has to offer with subs, salads, middle eastern foods and desserts.

 

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