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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A great selection of steamed buns.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Pauly B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Tullamarine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 

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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.

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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 

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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I dined at Nam Loong by chance on a Sunday afternoon. This restaurant is located just outside the Chinatown gates and is easily missed walking past on Russell St. There were plenty of patrons, but I was the only Anglo in the shop, so I thought it must be good if the locals are eating here. The staff were friendly,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I have worked in the customer service industry for 14 years and have dined in restaurants all over the world for many years and I can honestly say I have never ever encountered staff as rude as I did here!! Basically what happened was I ordered a pork and rice dish. The waitress delivered a pork and rice dish to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Educate your staff Nam Loong! I won't dine here because of your narrow mindedness, irrespective of your quality.There are plenty of other restaurants in Chinatown that are receptive to the blind. Wake up!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I never miss picking up some steamed pork buns from this place on my visits to Melbourne. Absolutely delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

this was just around the corner from our hotel and was always busy so we thought we would try it, we weren't disappointed. the staff were very attentive and the excellent food came out fast. very reasonable price for dinner and the wine & beer was a good price too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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