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The Palace International


1104 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-4922
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Photo of Jennifer Purcell Jennifer Purcell
Nov 12, 2019 5

Amazing and delicious, and the friendliest place in Durham, goat curry and lentil samosas all the way!

Photo of Larry Donaldson Larry Donaldson
Dec 11, 2019 5

I very much enjoyed the food and service, awesome location right next to where I live. The staff members are always very friendly. Highly recommended.

Photo of Victoria F Victoria F
Dec 5, 2019 5

Absolutely delicious food and great ambiance. The curry goat with a side of jollof and sweet plantain made West African hot, restored nearly all of my soul that an 80 hour work week had stolen. Spooning deliciously spicy mouthfuls into my mouth while unintentionally tapping to the afrobeats has helped me in the post hump day slump. I wish I had taken a picture, but I started digging in the moment my plate landed. Our waitress, Eliza, was also one of the best parts of the meal. She was one part prompt service, one part great tableside manner and one part person you'd like to be friends with. She had just the right amount of attentiveness. She was prompt to come to refill our water or offer another drink without making my friend and I, who spent hours just chatting before and after our meal, feel unwelcome. The decor is simple and classic, the tables clean, and the food piping hot and delicious. I couldn't ask for more... Except perhaps, a return of the goat samosas!

Photo of Serge LL Serge LL
Dec 14, 2019 4

Tasty food and friendly service. The process are pretty good also.

Photo of Felicia Maye Felicia Maye
Jan 31, 2020 5

Best curry goat I have ever had in my life! So delicious, staff is helpful with deciding what to order. Great price for the amount of food and quality. Can't wait to go back!

Photo of Jason M Jason M
Feb 10, 2020 5

Authentic African food. I highly recommend the spinach. Also the beef samosas are to die for

Photo of Cata MooMoo Cata MooMoo
Apr 2, 2020 4

Food was delicious & still hot when I received it ! No harsh seasonings ❤️ It was great

Photo of Amber Cox Amber Cox
Jul 11, 2018 5

Came for a date night and had a great experience. I loved that the vegetarian/vegan options are listed very clearly!! I got the Veggie Karanga with the Mombasa Splash and my boyfriend ordered Oxtails with a Tusker (Kenyan beer). Everything was SO GOOD. I was a little worried about it being hot inside based on reviews, but we were just fine. Definitely not our last visit. 5/5 highly recommend

Photo of Patricia Smar Patricia Smar
Jun 20, 2020 5

Amazingly delicious food! Their vegetarian options are also vegan while still having so much flavor. I’ve gotten their dishes as takeout several times during quarantine and they travel well too and taste consistently wonderful each time.

Photo of Elchanan Solomon Elchanan Solomon
Oct 20, 2019 5

Great food at a good price. Cooking feels home-style, everything comes out fresh and well-portioned with sides. I'll definitely be back.As a rec: I got the goat curry with jollof rice and collard greens, and it worked well together.

Photo of Ariel Kemp Ariel Kemp
Jul 10, 2019 5

Really delicious! Great spot for tasty vegetarian food too. The samosas were really good. I also recommend the kidney bean dish. Friendly servers. I'm looking forward to going back!

Photo of Jessica Murrell Jessica Murrell
Oct 11, 2019 5

The food at this establishment is amazing. Authentic food for sure. I will absolutely be returning for the cabbage, samosas, plantains....heck everything!

Photo of Ashley Natt Ashley Natt
Sep 6, 2019 5

The Samosas are great. I am in love with them. I also really like the Nirobian Beef. Very delicious.

Photo of Jacqueline Diaz Jacqueline Diaz
Jul 25, 2019 5

This is a hidden gem in Durham just across Club Blvd from the School of Science and Math. I have been here a few times; this time I ordered Nairobi beef. My friend got goat curry. Both come with lovely golden turmeric rice and spinach. Tender chunks of beef are served in a tomatoey sauce. The goat they use is of excellent quality.

Photo of Christina Branch Christina Branch
Nov 5, 2019 5

OMG the palace international was music to my taste buds! The food was perfectly cooked. I got Fried fish in a curry sauce and my boyfriend got a goat plate. The service was excellent. If you want good food good vibes and to have a good time the palace international is the place to go!

Photo of Ben O Ben O
Nov 1, 2019 5

I literally bring my family to eat here. The food is delish. You have to try it to believe it.

Photo of Caitlin McCoy Caitlin McCoy
Jun 12, 2019 5

I don't have the vocabulary to accurately put into words how much I love this place. The prices are extremely reasonable for the amazing (consistent) quality of food. The chicken curry, beef, (lentil or veggie) samosas and chapatis are all amazing. The owner is the most beautiful human on the planet. She'e extremely kind and remembers her costumers. She has provided nothing but the absolute best service anyone could ask for. I can't wait to go back!

Photo of Jessica Rose Jessica Rose
Feb 18, 2019 5

I just had the best dinner of my life here. We came for their Valentine's menu, which was just bursting with flavor, and included 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 drinks, and 1 dessert for $65. Great price for seriously great food. The service was fast and super friendly. The atmosphere isn't overly fancy or anything, but if you're just looking for good, unique, African food, go here now. Also, great vegan options!

Photo of Tabitha g Tabitha g
May 2, 2019 5

I have been here several times and it's always AMAZING! The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is great and the owner is just the best! Absolutely love it here!

Photo of Alissa Breindel Alissa Breindel
Apr 8, 2019 5

Amazing, authentic food. Large portions, distinct flavor, and comforting options. My husband spent time in Kenya and this place is the real thing. Thank you!

Photo of Andrew Mayn Andrew Mayn
Jun 12, 2019 5

Best samosas. Soooo crispy and flaky, with tons of filling. Owner is very sweet as well!