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Merlion

410 Market Street, Suite 320, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-933-1188
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Ranked #57 of 249 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jun 26, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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STALEY,NC
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had a "reservation" last night. While they had it on the books, they did not have a table for us. There was an empty table but refused to seat us because it was "reserved". For whom??? They could have cared less. The restaurant was cold. They finally seated us near the kitchen. Very noisy. They do not have adequate... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Visited for dinner tonight and was very disappointed. Service was terrible, food was not worth the aggravation. We had pre-ordered Peking Duck as they suggest - apparently it sat there and waited for us to arrive as it was cold. It was served as soon as we were seated, prior to ordering drinks or appetizers. Waiter had too many tables... More

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Merlion is a cozy and really lovely restaurant. The food is very good and the staff are so friendly. Simon is always there and in great spirit. It comes highly recommended

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Chapel Hill, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Exotic and familiar dishes prepared with care and attention to each diner's particular needs. Want less tofu and more veggies? Just ask Simon. A must have is the Honey Glazed Prawns...can't seem to come here without getting at least one order; and don't miss the Money Pouches appetizer!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In a word, the food was superb. Medium prices well worth the cost. Service has varied in quality on past visits but for the most part they have been attentive to our needs. Wife and I visit about once per month.

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