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410 Market Street, Suite 320, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-933-1188
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fine Asian food at reasonable price

Merlion offers an interesting menu of Singaporean and other Asian food. The quality of the offerings is very good and the prices quite reasonable. Service and atmosphere are also fine. Definitely worth a visit when in Chapel Hill or Carrboro. Good source for take-out as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jerry V
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Merlion offers an interesting menu of Singaporean and other Asian food. The quality of the offerings is very good and the prices quite reasonable. Service and atmosphere are also fine. Definitely worth a visit when in Chapel Hill or Carrboro. Good source for take-out as well.

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Terrell, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We don't live in Southern Village, but frequent this spot. The whole fish, samosas and cuisine is delicious. They have a wonderful floral fragrant hot tea and full bar. They are part of the neighborhood, in that they know their patrons, remember things about them, like grandchildren etc. Very personal service.

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Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went here on a Sunday night with my husband and one of our friends. I've only been to Singapore once and am by no means an expert on the cuisine, but I must say that everything we ordered was delicious. For appetizers we had the Stuffed You Tiao and steamed dumplings. The steamed dumplings weren't even on the menu,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The meals that I and my three guests enjoyed at lunch were excellent, but the service was very slow...it seemed that only one waiter was on duty for the entire restaurant. The chicken basil was absolutely delicious, with excellent quality ingredients, but I probably will only order takeout in the future, due to the slow, though well-meaning service. The food... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This was one of our first dates and I was very impressed with his tastes. The location is kind of hidden inside Southern Village but has a very interesting menu and delicious food.

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STALEY,NC
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went here yesterday with a small group gals for lunch. Owners were very accommodating and friendly. They served us all soup and food arrived promptly. We ordered everything from eggplant to pad thai. My friend said it was the best she had ever had. This place was happening on a Weds afternoon, and yet the food came out on time... More 

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SoCal
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a lovely family dinner here one evening while in Chapel Hill. The service was prompt, the menu broad and the prices reasonable. We particularly enjoyed the curry samosa appetizer, drunk beef and curried prawns.

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Sanford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been to Merlion for both lunch and dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meal both times. The flavors are unique and they will make the food as spicy (or not) as you would like. The samosa are a joy and the Singapore Laksa very tasty. The duck also comes highly recommended. A great find!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Three of us enjoyed a great dinner at this location. Sate chicken was ok but not as flavorful as some. Sauce was very good. The main dishes were perfect. Beef in coconut curry sauce , mango chicken, and a special of the day seafood and chicken in a coconut broth were all first rate. Would definitely come back. Good service... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good restaurant for lunch.. (haven't been for dinner), reasonably priced and Simon is very good at explaining dishes.

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  • Address: 410 Market Street, Suite 320, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-933-1188

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