Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.5
777 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar is an exciting Pan-Asian restaurant located in Melbourne’s CBD’s heart of dining, off Flinders Lane down the cobblestone Oliver Lane. Bustling and busy since 2014, Lucy Liu restaurant has cemented itself as one of the best places in Melbourne to find great Asian share plates in a buzzy street food environment.

Take a journey through Southeast Asian cuisine sampling hot, sour, salty and sweet plates like a Sticky Braised Pork Belly with Red Chilli and Coconut Salad or a Slow Roasted Short Rib Rendang with Turmeric Pickles and Sambal. Match these with fresh and fruity cocktails in our bar while you wait for your casual table to be ready or sit down with a Coconut Mojito on arrival. Minutes from the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and right in the heart of Melbourne Lucy Liu’s great for any occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Contemporary Asian, Southeast Asian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–2:45 pm
Dinner
Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 9639 5777
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Lambie, Zac Cribbes
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Private Party Facilities
Lucy Liu is excited to offer the possibility of hiring the entire venue for exclusive events. With a sophisticated interior design located in Melbourne’s most popular dining precinct.

We are able to offer a private sit down dining experience for 60 to 100 guests with seasonal, fresh flavours and the classic Lucy Liu dining experience.

A canape style function is available for parties of 80 to 180 and is designed with flavours from the current menu.
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Private Party Contact
events@lucylius.com.au: (03) 9639 5777
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Flinders Lane
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Parking Details
Street Parking or Multi level parking at Federation Square
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Public Transit
Flinders St Train Station just a block away, and trams right outside!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 777 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious with friendly service. We were disappointed to be seated where each time the door was opened it was quite cold on us.

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our visit to Lucy Liu!
From the moment we walked down the alleyway, the adventure began. The entrance was cool and the staff were welcoming. We were a little late for our booking, but it was no problem.
The service from our waiter was impeccable. He was helpful and attentive, helping us with our food order and ensuring our water glasses were always topped up.
The food!! ❤️ We ordered prawn dumplings, Peking duck dumpling, pork buns & the beef ribs with randang curry. The food arrived quickly at our table, which we appreciated as we had a concert to attend. The quality of our meals were amazing. The food was fresh, perfectly cooked and tasted absolutely divine.
Thank you to all of the staff at Lucy Liu for a wonderful dining experience! We look forward to returning soon.

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AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Prompt service. A great spot for fresh Asian tastes.

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JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great service with reasonable price range of food.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding! So delicious! The service was also incredible! Highly recommend!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The savory and hot food left a bit to be desired. Too many customers being pumped through at certain hours to get a great dining experience.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there and it didn’t disappoint. Tried different food this time but couldn’t help but get the Korean chicken bao again! So good. It was the first time for the other 3 in the party and they loved it. Every dish was packed full of flavour. I’ll definitely go back again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, food was amazing, we ordered the set menu (we got a good selection of food) 1 person was gluten free and staff brought out a separate dish for this person.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Hi,
I absolutely love this restaurant, however I have to be honest this experience was not the best. Unfortunately I was also with my client from Sydney and wanted to show off one of the best restaurants in Melbourne and while the food and wine was at it's usual amazing standard the service was so poor :(
I had to constantly look to find the waitress and gain her attention to take our order, clear plates and ask if we wanted anything else.
xx

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TW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Awesome venue. Will def be back.

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AW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had an 8.30 dinner early in the week and it was comfortably busy. Of the 4 of us only two were hungry so small plates were a good choice for the other 2. This is a good spot for an interesting Asian menu, and suits appetites of all sizes, with many small plate choices in addition to larger dishes. The ambience is buzzy and busy. Service was good though dishes didn't arrive in the requested order. We will come again.

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R
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had heard goods things about the restaurant from some friend and decided to go for lunch. The whole group enjoyed the surroundings, the service and needless to say the food. We would recommend Lucy Liu's as a great place to meet friends, have some great tasting food, in a good atmosphere.

Thanks

Pat & Row and |Friends

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NL
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place, service was amazing and friendly. Food as always is top shelf YUM but a special mention of the Bao Chicken Buns (a Must!). Music was a little lady with tables close together but overall, I am a massive fan.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Incredible good. Love this place.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Those visiting Melb should put this place on their to do list!

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d
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Longstanding Melbourne lunch spot; good food and atmosphere.

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BV
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Hate to say this, but this will be our last visit to Lucy Lius.
Having been a Lucy Lius lover for many years taking anyone that visited us to the restaurant .. the last couple of times has been less than extraordinary. Average at best.

Service was great .. it was just the average food.

Thank you for a great many years Lucy, but unfortunately we will move on to a restaurant offering what you used to... (and there are 100s within walking distance of you......

I was suprised that we could get in on short notice on Grand Final weekend, but now it makes sense....

Bugger.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Cocktails were really great. Small bites we ordered were also very good. Was disappointed with the pork hock afterwards.
I would still recomend this place. Just not that dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Super quick service, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Delicious food

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JB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & service. Great value for money & excellent variety of dishes.

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v
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

a quick but awesome visit to Lucy Liu ....l'll linger longer and eat more delicious LL dishes next time!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time visit after recommendation and yummo, great food, friendly informative service as fun venue. Will be back for sure 😃

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EM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing friendly intuitive service with popping menu - can’t go wrong!

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K
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the service to the food we found it went above expectations. The flavours hit the spot on all dishes. Rendang curry a standout as were the dumplings. Enjoyed the theatre of choosing a few dishes and sharing. Brilliant night out.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with a good vibe, drinks menu and sensational tasty food. Took my wife here to celebrate her birthday and she loved the food and the cool ambience. Definitely will come back again.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food delicious, cocktails fabulous, vibe on point!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We were so excited about dining here for the first time - but were disappointed with our server from the minute we sat down.
She was rude, detached & seemed almost annoyed with having to serve us!
The food was fine but given the amazing choices on offer in Melbourne I sadly wouldn’t recommend Lucy Liu to anyone.
I hate to say this but there are far better options available in the same neighbourhood.

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k
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Lucy Liu's - my boyfriend and I were down in Melbourne from Sydney and ate a lot of nice food but Lucy Liu's was the absolute highlight! Food was amazing, bar was excellent with great cocktails and service amazing and friendly! loved the vibe as well!

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F
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Red florescent lighting down entranceway makes for city chic arrival at Lucy Lui and we’ll prepared cocktails hit the mark while we waited for our table. Memorable Asian menu means we will return. Great value, super delicious!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was great but we were given the bill with 'optional' $70 tip already added! Make sure you check what you're paying, before just swiping your card. Happy to tip but that was cheeky.

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K
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous Asian Fusion Cuisine.
Lychee Martini is one of their Signature Drinks. Waitress was fantastic, especially pointing out the dishes for myself who is a Celiac .
Love this Restaurant.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The only downside to eating here was that my partner and I were too absorbed by the food to converse. Fantastic Experience.

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MD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and super service. Our waitress was lovely and happily answered our questions and gave menu advice.

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KM
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was perfect, professional and not over the top and the place had plenty of atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I have been a number of times and every time has been fantastic.
This visit for my daughters 16th birthday however I was very unhappy.
The service was slow and lacking, waitress took the wrong order and took away the food when it wasn't even finished.
Overall was really unhappy with the experience seeing as I talked it up to all the people who came to the birthday.

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AE
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I have been to Lucy Liu quite a few times and love it, however this time the service was very slow. We ordered drinks they took after 15 minutes to arrive. I then ordered a second drink, waited again around 15-20 mins asked where it was and was then told the order hadn’t been placed. The food was amazing but this time my visit was let down by slow and poor service

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F
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We love this restaurant....fresh, interesting, healthy and tasty food.
Only thing I don't like is sometimes you are seated at a table where to get past the next table you have to stand on tippy toe and shimmy by so you don't touch or knock anything off!
No excuse to not have walking space between tables.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing and the staff are lovely. It was nice to have a drink at the bar before our table was ready. All was perfection!

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NC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service. The food was delicious, my favourite was the barramundi and scampi dumplings but everything was delicious really

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food and a good vibe. We expected a little more from the cocktails but the wine list was cool.

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