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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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Durham, United States
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We ordered Oxtail (with a glass of African red) and Chicken Karanga. They were wonderfully spicy, and the accompanying vegetables were fresh and not overcooked (What? In the South? Greens not cooked to death? Oh yes, this is an African restaurant). The staff were friendly and helpful without being overbearing. We'll be back.

Thank Richard R
Mount Pleasant, SC
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Quiet place with good food - I went on a Wednesday night and it was not crowded. Had a combo samosa appetizer (one meat, one vegetable). Both were good but not great. Also had curried chicken with rice - also very good.

Thank Jack and Fran C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
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
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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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
African, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, 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?