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Nam Loong Restaurant

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171 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 4089
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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581 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the best buns in town. Whenever I walk pass this restaurant, I will buy some buns for the week or even for two weeks and freeze them!

Thank LC888
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

One of the most ridiculous dining experience. Extra price for dine-in and extremely rude service. Restaurant lady even claimed we paid $2 short when she obviously received the right amount. Absolute disaster.

Thank JaydenKJ
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Went there for steamed buns but HAD TO PAY $2 JUST TO SIT AND EAT. This is honestly crap, even though we had paid more than $10 for the buns and snacks. To add on to that, the customer service was HORRIBLE. The staff (was a bossy lady) was extremely rude and was getting angry at us when we were... More 

Thank Michelle C
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This place we recommended to us. We were staying at the Mantra on Russell and Lam Loog was across the road. Walked in without reservation and were quickly seated. The menu was extensive and had good food. The suggested "Boa" was hot but very doughy for our European taste. Our impression was that we were " a bit rushed" but... More 

Thank Andrew G
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

It was nice meal we had as I was away for 6 weeks and didn't have any Chinese food. We took the package for 4 deal: $88.8, great deal with steam fish and 3 other dishes, service was great with attentive on details. Food taste nice, only one was a bit less flavour which was ok to eat, consider the... More 

Thank Nick C
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Going back here once in a while is more like revisiting those good times during my teenage years .... memory lane moments, where nothing much has change, still the same option on the Menu, more or less the same taste and standard, just enough service and never enough smiles, that's just fine and fun. Always ordered the same food and... More 

Thank Jeffrie T
Baranduda, Victoria, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We ate everyting that we ordered. It was delicious. The service was prompt and the staff were very friendly and professional. Be careful ordering the Red Bean Pancake for dessert. It's not an actual pancake and although very tasty it was heavy going. Don't order more than one serve for the table.

Thank Karen T
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Authentic Chinese cuisine of high quality. Portions were very big. Would recommend the seafood claypot and the Mongolian beef. Complimentary soup and desert as well. Would definitely come back. Pricing was reasonable for the size.

Thank Andrew C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a great cheap and fast Chinese restaurant and has the best pork buns in town. Great for lunch or a quick, cheap and tasty dinner

Thank Darryl C
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205 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

It has a smaller menu now than many years ago. Prices have gone up a bit. However the cook was happy to accommodate our request of old favourites. All three dishes were good: salt and pepper chicken chop on fried rice, five spiced pork cubes fried rice and Singapore fried vermicelli. It remains a good place for a quick, affordable... More 

Thank Davidlye70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 4089

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
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