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Palace International

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1104 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705-3510
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I tried this place but it was delicious and very filling. I got the green lentils with rice and samosas. I found the flavor profile to be very similar to that of western Indian food. The prices are a little higher for the ambiance of the place, but the food was worth... More 

Thank Ruchi P
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm a lover of ethnic foods and have tried many. This is the first place where I found curry chicken that even came close to rivaling my childhood babysitter's Trinidadian curry chicken. I love it!!!! The wings were great. I didn't even need the ranch or blue cheese because the sauce was so delicious. The ceiling in the restaurant leaves... More 

1 Thank ShamLNC
Durham, North Carolina
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Palace International is a small restaurant with a very unimposing (almost unappealing) front. But ignore the entrance and have some great food. It serves Kenyan and East African food, plus some additional dishes. It is a family owned restaurant which opened back in the 1990's. The restaurant is small and has a relatively small menu, but everything we have tried... More 

1 Thank Nikkisams
Cambridge, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

All of the food we had was delicious (and not spicy, if you're worried about that). It was a rare treat to go out for Kenyan food! The service was also great.

1 Thank Julia P
Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Ate amongst family and it was wonderful. The culmination of flavours and spices reminds me of Indian cuisine. I guess they share a spice palate. The servers were really nice as well. Thumbs up!

1 Thank gobanification
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I have passed the restaurant numerous times but never stopped. It's small but received a nice welcome. The theme is Kenyan food and the menu was clear what you might order. A nice variety of appetizers and entrees . Very ample portions and nutritious . The price is not out of line. The food is very tasty with lamb chops... More 

1 Thank stephen l
Salah ad Din Province, Iraq
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I called in a to go order about an hour before closing. When I received my food, it was piping hot!!! And VERY TASTY!!! The waiter was slow finishing her phone call but the service was superior after that.

Thank MrInternational229
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I first tried this place at a street festival in Raleigh. I liked the food so much that I got a plate to go. I got their curry chicken plate with rice and beans. It was full of flavor and not spicy. The staff were very gracious and seemed to appreciate my business and made sure I got a business... More 

1 Thank 801CynCyn
North Carolina
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We enjoyed a tasty dinner at the Palace this evening. My mother and I shared the Curry Goat and Dovi Chicken, while my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Samosas. The atmosphere was pleasant, the decor intriguing, and parking was easily found a couple of doors down in a parking lot. The service was very friendly and pleasant, but rather lackadaisical. Nobody... More 

1 Thank Shanra
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and I have been here before a few times and the quality of the food, service and drinks have been consistently good. My wife had the Nairobian punch and I, a Dark and Stormy. Both were very good. For dinner my wife had a vegetable samosa and a meat samosa. She enjoyed both but the meat samosa was... More 

1 Thank Stan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
African, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705-3510
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-4922

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?