Restaurant News & Reviews

Merlion

410-320 Market St., in Southern Village, Chapel Hill, 933-1188, www.merlionfood.com.

Cuisine: Singaporean

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: upscale casual, with an understated Malaysian accent

Service: welcoming, and usually efficient

Recommended: sate, stuffed you tiao, Hainanese chicken rice, temasek sambal fish, Hokkien noodle, nasi lemak

Open: Lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: accepted

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; accommodates children

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars: Extraordinary.

3 stars: Excellent.

2 stars: Good.

1 star: Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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