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“Superb!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Merlion - CLOSED

Merlion
Cuisines: Thai, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I treat myself to lunch here about twice a month. Each time I try something different on the menu. I have yet to find something that I would not order again. My all-time favorite is the Singapore Laksa. Very relaxed atmosphere with a friendly, knowledgeable staff, who always aim to please.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roadscholar2000
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  • English first
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English first
NC
Level Contributor
214 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“good place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

we get takeout here a number of times per year. Kids like the pad thai - I think it has the very best green curry around. Understand that local folks from Singapore like the place, too.

If ordering takeout, ask for double/extra rice or make it at home - they are a little skimpy. 3 or so dishes can feed a family with three small kids (6-10 yrs old).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank simnznc06
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and delicious !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

Service was attentive, friendly and efficient. Dinner was really great. Two of us had seafood, one a chicken dish, and one a meat dish. All delicious, with fresh ingredients.
Atmosphere was peaceful. It was a Sunday night and not too busy, then a group of University students from Singapore came in for dinner. ( the wait staff told us). That speaks well for the cuisine, I think. All in all a very pleasant evening.
And they have a take out menu!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NancyBsparky
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Chapel Hill, NC
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

I go to Merlion's about every other week. Lunch prices are a great value for freshly prepared delicious Singapore food. Dinner is nice as well.

Visited February 2013
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Thank PurpleChip
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A taste of Singapore in Chapel Hill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

Merlion serves unique dishes from Singapore and other regions of Southeast Asia. These dishes could be a little difficult to find unless you are in a big city. They even have a Gluten Free menu! Something that is rarely offer in other restaurants. I love the Singapore Laksa, Hainanese chicken, Ginger beef, many dishes that are with rice noodle, and almost forgot to mention the Merlion sampler is a great appetizer platter to share. The staff is very nice and helpful. We love it.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AnaM922
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