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International Delights


740 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-2884
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Photo of Micheal Haag Micheal Haag
Mar 29, 2022 5

This place is literally the best outside of the Mediterranean. Food is great and authentic and the owners are some of the best people I've ever met. If you haven't tried them yet, give it a shot. I've been going here with my family since I moved to Durham in 2007. I now live in KC and still give this place a visit everytime I'm in the area.

Photo of krs4sierra krs4sierra
Feb 5, 2022 5

Absolutely excellent food. Everyone should try their Philly cheesesteak. Thanks, Emad & Fam!

Photo of Himanshu Patel Himanshu Patel
Jan 27, 2022 5

Falafels and sandwiches were all awesome. Hummus is wonderful. Will be going back for sure.

Photo of Sheniqua' Jones Sheniqua' Jones
Nov 16, 2021 5

Literally top 3 cheese steaks I've ever eaten. The seasoning... then I think they use a lil oil and vinegar... whatever they do.. its the business. And they have chicken or beef for the non red meat folk.

Photo of Ananda Ghosh Ananda Ghosh
Jan 1, 2022 5

Best Turkish coffee around. Authentic Mediterranean and all around good service.

Photo of Jonti Talukdar Jonti Talukdar
Feb 1, 2022 5

Polite staff, unique ambiance, and decent food. The mint tea is amazing! Great place to share lunch and food with friends.

Photo of anazarri anazarri
Oct 5, 2020 4

Was sitting in Chapel Hill visiting some friends, started talking about food places, they mention this place. Husband has been before, I haven't. It was amazing! I ordered the chicken philly, added green peppers and mushrooms (can't remember if they already came with), husband ordered a philly, same way. Usually I add salt and pepper, but only needed to add pepper on my tomatoes because the chicken was so good. Only reason I can't give a 5-star is because I thought seasoned fries would be other than salt and pepper...I could've done that. I will be back if I am ever in town again as we live in South Carolina.

Photo of Ludmilla Martins Ludmilla Martins
Nov 1, 2020 5

Chicken shawarma plate is delicious. The best Med food I have tried so far in the whole area.

Photo of Ross Twiddy Ross Twiddy
Sep 20, 2020 3

We had high expectations given the strong reviews. We might have picked the wrong night as we found the food to be just fair. The hummus was bland with little garlic or salt. Grape leaves were cooked or just different. We tried a few other Mediterranean restaurants in the area and thought they were better.

Photo of Manifest Skate Shop Manifest Skate Shop
Sep 29, 2020 5

One of my favorite places to get food in Durham. The cheesesteak and hummus are the best in town, the fries are banging, and the owner and staff are incredibly kind and down to earth. It’s fast and it’s casual but I always feel fancy eating food from there because of all the delicious spices. Eat here and you’ll be supporting a place and people who are a part of what makes Durham great!

Photo of Alonso Rodriguez Alonso Rodriguez
Sep 21, 2020 5

This place has always been consistent on great food with grate flavor, for decades... I love the falafel! My favorite part is their "no ketchup" policy for any food, except for the fries. 👏🏽

Photo of Johanna Shoucair Johanna Shoucair
Sep 10, 2020 5

Love, authentic, delicious, the best! Love the sage and mint tea, Lebanese style turkish tea, baklava is the best, the new bowl dishes are just delicious! Best Lebanese hummus, it's all good!

Photo of Kendra Kendra
Aug 11, 2020 5

Delicious falafel pita - fresh ingredients and the falafel itself was especially delicious. Vegan options clearly indicated on menu. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. I'll definitely be back!!

Photo of Marvin Williams Marvin Williams
Jul 31, 2020 5

It has been my pleasure to dine at International Delights for many years! The service is always amazing and the food is phenomenal! If/when you’re around the 9th St area, stop in-you won’t be disappointed!

Photo of Sophie Stoddard Sophie Stoddard
May 24, 2020 5

lovely experience with the super kind staff! highly recommend

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
May 16, 2020 5

We decided to give this restaurant a try for some variety in our dining routine. We are so happy we did. The food portions are huge and the lamb gyros are absolutely delicious. The lamb is cooked to perfection and so tender. We were so impressed we had dinner from International Delights twice in one week. The staff is pleasant and truly a delight. They will also do substitutions within reason and they have vegetarian options. Ninth Street is so lucky to have this gem. Thanks so much guys!

Photo of Dilara Maya Dilara Maya
Feb 21, 2019 5

Everything was delicious and big portions Try this pita cheese pizza (add toppings), so good 😋 and the tea with sage.

Photo of Tyler Foster Tyler Foster
Mar 1, 2020 5

The lamb Gyro Platter is the best I've ever had. These guys know how to do Mediterranean! Will for sure be back. A1 customer service.

Photo of Scott Watkins Scott Watkins
Feb 18, 2020 4

Good hot food cooked to order. Plenty of seating, fountain drinks, Mediterranean and International dishes. Reasonable pricing, quick service, nice crew as well. Also NO ketchup, see the images - owner mandate.

Photo of Burg B Burg B
Feb 12, 2020 5

Amazing food. The Cheese steak Hoagie and side of humus is my go to. Great management too. One of my favorite places in Durham

Photo of Sophia V Sophia V
Feb 1, 2020 5

We love International Delights and eat here all the time! The food is really really good and customer service is always A1. This is the perfect hybrid restaurant for vegetarians/vegans and carnivores/omnivores to happily have an equal amount of options. Every time we come we are greeted so warmly, it's like dropping by your favorite cousin's house for a delicious hot plate of vittles. This place sits high in my Favorite Restaurants in Durham!

Photo of ALionInTheWinter . ALionInTheWinter .
Jan 1, 2020 5

I've been coming to ID's for years and nothing has changed, Its still the best #Thebestphillyeverperiod

Photo of Winn Short Winn Short
Dec 4, 2019 5

The cheesesteak (with ID's normal toppings) is the best cheesesteak I've ever had. Emad (the owner/manager) is alway friendly and engaging. Truly one of the main things I look forward to when I visit North Carolina.

Photo of Shermin Charles Shermin Charles
Nov 18, 2019 5

The food is freshly prepared for you. The owner was very pleasant and suggested other items I might like to try.

Photo of Clyde Zuber Clyde Zuber
Nov 16, 2019 5

This Mediterranean restaurant is built on home recipes and reasonable prices.

Photo of Ashton Connor Ashton Connor
Oct 26, 2019 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great prices, great restaurant

Photo of Florian Emmerich Florian Emmerich
Oct 17, 2019 5

Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern lunch place in the Triangle

Photo of Nicosia Davis Nicosia Davis
Oct 5, 2019 5

The food is still as delicious as it was when I was in undergrad 14 years ago.

Photo of Clyde Zuber Clyde Zuber
Aug 8, 2019 5

Mediterranean food that is healthy, fresh and tastey. Eat in or take out. International Delights is practically a staple in my diet.

Photo of Abdulmateen Firoz Abdulmateen Firoz
Jul 31, 2019 5

Philly steak was delicious!!! Fries were nice and crunchy but could have used some more seasoning.

Photo of Shiv K Shiv K
May 29, 2019 5

I have tried falafel wrap at several places but nothing compares to International Delights. Food is always good and leave satisfied every time. It is a limited service - order at counter and they bring the food to you. Oh yeah, NO KETCHUP !!!

Photo of Ariana Green Ariana Green
Jun 24, 2019 5

Their food is AMAZING!!! I normally order the steak and cheese hoagie and fries and it is perfect! All time favorite place to eat.

Photo of Gary Cooper Gary Cooper
Jul 6, 2019 4

The gyro was very delicious as well as the fries! I was confused because they have a "No Ketchup Served" sign detailing why they don't serve ketchup and then I was surprised to have it served with my food? Overall, the food was good and the service was friendly.

Photo of Marti Oneal Marti Oneal
May 16, 2019 5

I hate we don't live in Durham. I would eat at this place about everyday if I could. This place was AWESOME. Best tasting, food was fresh, and service was great. Next time we're in Durham, we will definitely be stopping by. Thank you for such an awesome experience.

Photo of Termira Cyril Termira Cyril
Jun 11, 2019 5

Some of the best food you'll get in Durham. Fresh every time, never a compliant in mind. Flavorful meals without being overpowering. The whole team and store owner are amazingly kind and give great service. Very comforting vibe. A perfect date spot to get a Bull City bite at a great price.

Photo of Free Prescription Lenses Free Prescription Lenses
Apr 16, 2022 5

Hadn't been in 25 years and the quality was still wonderful. The outdoor seating was a plus on a beautiful spring day. Oh, their hot sauce was the bomb.

Photo of Kelly Thompson Kelly Thompson
Jun 6, 2022 5

Wonderful food, wonderful people! My daughter ate here regularly while attending NCSSM and she's pretty picky, esp with Mediterranean food. In fact the night before graduation I asked her where she would like to eat for her last meal in Durham and this was her immediate choice! Thanks for taking such great care of my child and feeding her so well while she was away these past 2 years. I appreciate you!

Photo of Comedian PamelaChanel Comedian PamelaChanel
Jun 16, 2022 5

Great food I stopped by to purchase a steak and cheese sub with halopena peppers and it was awesome and well seasoned. The waitress was young and professional. A must try.❤️

Photo of Sean Williams Sean Williams
Jul 10, 2022 5

Absolutely amazing first time at International Delights. While it's a small restaurant, I love that they had excellent customer service. The quality and amount of food for the price is excellent. I can say that I'll definitely be back regularly.

Photo of Marc Sylvestre Marc Sylvestre
Jul 23, 2022 5

I stumbled across this treasure trove of good food by accident this afternoon. Polite service, clean inside, food is good and not much of a wait. Only place around the triangle I've found that serves gyros cooked the right way. Simply the best Mediterranean food I've had in the Triangle in at least 20 years. Prices are amazing for this region - very generous portions for under $10.