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Nam Loong Restaurant

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171 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 4089
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

In my opinion its poor treatment of customers when myself and group of mates frequent Nam Loong a lot in the past and they treat us with disdain. My mates and I have spent hundreds of dollars there but the waiter in black (whom I've never seen before - maybe the new owner as she seemed to be bossing around... More 

Thank EvilDaifu
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We have visited this restaurant a couple of times and the food has been of great value and good quality. The steamed buns are their signature dish and are displayed in the cabinet as your enter. I particularly enjoyed the steamed Chinese sausage bun. It has a byo option and the place is always full which is a good sign.

Thank 48lulu2015
Biggera Waters, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Scallops and snow peas, Pork Belly clay pot, fried rice, beautiful. Ate in, beer wasn't that cold but still enjoyable. Great meal.

Thank Sue T
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The menu contains a wide range of choices. I had the Sze Chuan beef with a side of steamed ruce. The beef was tender and nice and spicy (as noted on the menu). I also had 2 glasses of red wine. This was wonderfully fresh and obviously from a newly opened bottle. The total cost was $36.00. The pricing was... More 

Thank Lee S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here forever and it never fails to please. Kung Pow chicken always the highlight. Never glamorous but always high quality.

Thank David M
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 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 February 3, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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 St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (03) 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.