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“Wonderful !!!”
Review of Merlion - CLOSED

Merlion
Cuisines: Thai, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Kingsport, Tennessee
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203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Wonderful !!!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

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 in a pleasant neighborhood

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Singaporean / Asian”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

Visited April 2014
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible service”
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 staff. The food was actually quite good.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 reviews
“Terrible service, so-so food”
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 and treated us as an afterthought. Considering the meal was $120 plus tip, the food and service should have been much better. I will not return.

Visited December 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“one of our best”
Reviewed November 8, 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

Visited October 2013
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