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Nam Loong Restaurant

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171 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 4089
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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An Old Favorite tradional Chinese

Was a favorite from 1990 and had many meals here when on the run. Food always good and fast. great for quick meal or students

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got take away tonight. Upon opening the containers the contents were almost identical vegetable wise. This is a low skilled "in your face white boy" restaurant where diced up onions, capsicums and tomatoes simply get handfulled into the wok with any meat or seafood protein you choose. Chilli prawns or sweet n sour pork it doesn't matter. It's just stir... More 

Thank Rex G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a favorite from 1990 and had many meals here when on the run. Food always good and fast. great for quick meal or students

Thank 55Foodie
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We went looking for dinner after seeing a show in Melbourne and came across the Nam Loong which is open until 1.30am. We both had the San Choi Bow for starters. It was really tasty. We then asked the waiter what he would recommend for mains taking into account my wife's garlic allergy. He suggested the Cuddle fish clay pot... More 

Thank ScottWiles
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Just visited today, and all was not well at Nam Loong. This restaurant is supposed to be great for Chinese buns and dumplings. The bao were, honestly, just so so. The pork dumplings were under cooked and had to be left. The dumpling soup we ordered was bland and tasteless. The table next to ours clearly ordered the same soup... More 

Thank JuanTravels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I recently returned for lunch after a break of 27 years and found the menu much as I remembered it, the taste as good, the prices less than doubled and the staff younger. I hope my next meal here will be sooner because they are consistently delicious.

1 Thank Rob F
Tullamarine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I had frequented this restaurant since the 70s and its quality cuisine has maintained its high standard and also price wise, its the best value restaurant. You get a free pot of hot Chinese tea complimentary on the house. The service is brisk and non nonsense efficient and quick. The serve are good proportion such the its popular with students... More 

1 Thank Yen A
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Tucked near the Cnr of Russell and Lonsdale this joint slings selections of steamed buns that rival the best yum cha in town. Language barriers abound but pointing and smiling will see you walk out with a few buns in a bag and a smile on your dial.

1 Thank Pauly B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Also a frequent visit on my trips to Melbourne, located in China town, small little restaurant with nice steamed dim sims and buns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are looking for interesting décor or atmosphere you won't find it here. This restaurant makes no pretenses in being anything but what it is. A place that serves good simple Chinese meals. You don't linger here because once you've eaten there isn't any reason to stay. You eat and go simple as that. And one more thing, while... More 

Thank CrewCommander
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Used to eat here when we lived in Melbourne as it was then popular with foreign students and local Chinese clientele. Was surprised that the clientele is no more just Asian/ Chinese but there were many Caucasians and even Indian customers. We missed the buns (baos) that Nam Loong is renowned for and we were impressed with the varieties on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9663 4089

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.