Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.5
648 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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
Reviews from verified diners
648 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
28%
Good
8%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Energetic
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing, and the staff very helpful in helping with dish choices! Drinks were great and atmosphere really cool!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was a a little noisy which made intimate conversation difficult but this is my only criticism. Food was amazing, wait staff excellent and the wine/cocktail list comprehensive. My husband and I really enjoyed the whole dining experience. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My family is visiting from Sydney and didn’t know what to expect. From the second we walked in we knew we had found something special.
The food was superb. Truly. An incredible dinner in a modern, lively setting.
The owner was really personable and our waiter attuned and diligent.
I was pleased to learn they have just celebrated their 4th anniversary. Not surprised as Lucy Liu is definitely not a fad, it’s here for the long haul.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food, fantastic experience a great way to spend a Sunday lunch with friends. Drinks prices a bit over the top for a Gin and Tonic. The staff are very helpful and happy to give you options.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved the food full of flavor and plenty of options to choose from. We had a few smaller share plates and one 'main' or larger meal with a side of greens. All lovely. The service was very good and took particular care in paying attention to what we wanted and also suggest options. It's not a 'quiet' place but that was OK for us - if you like quiet restaurants then maybe not for you. If you like great food then check it out.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was my 3rd time at Lucy Liu and it did not disappoint. The service is absolutely amazing and the food is impeccable. I'll be back again very soon.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Best food so yummy and amazing service.. can’t wait to come back

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Great night, great service , food & drinks arrived quickly. Very enjoyable night. Thanks

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

It’s now my favourite restaurant in the CBD. Every time In in the City it’s my 1st preference

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Always a fantastic meal and service. Have had many occasions to dine here since they opened and it never disappoints

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Great food and atmosphere, however we were told our time was up before we could order dessert which was a shame.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Great service, Food and atmosphere was great. Great choice menu

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

One needs to choose carefully
Some dishes great and great value eg the thai fish cakes
Others eg the pork belly was small and fatty
2 very small peices for $22 is poor
Inconsistency across dinners also

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4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Fabulous food, which was what drew me back here for my second visit. Hopefully there will be many more. My only complaint was the volume of the music, which made conversation difficult.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Stunning food and service as always. Our waiter was fantastic and the quality of the food was very high.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Fabulous food and service was on point! Highly recommend the peking duck dumplings and drunken chicken.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

The service was faultless, all staff were attentive and aware of our needs. The food was amazing! With an exciting wine list. But GOSH it gets busy!! Make sure you book!!

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Our favorite restaurant. We always eat here every time we visit Melbourne

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

With a table full of food allergies we were astounded by the service and care to ensure our experience was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

We had a fantastic experience at Lucy Liu. Both my friend and I are vegan and the waitress was so accommodating and knew exactly which dishes we could order. She even got a meat dish substituted for us and charged only about 1/3 of the price! Great atmosphere, lots of delicious flavours and service was fabulous. Definitely coming back!

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Terrific place! Definitely book so you get a table as it was very busy. Delicious, fresh, exciting food! Excellent service, really friendly staff. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Delicious meal but noisy. Helpful with explaining menu and ordering appropriately.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

The food was exceptional, amazing flavours, great concept and the service was impeccable. It was my gf's birthday so they made it a very special night for her. Very impressed. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Loooove Lucy Lui. This place rocks for ambience, amazing food that's consistently a knock out. Brilliant cocktails! It's a busy place but the staff manage it so smoothly.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Excellent food and service. Will be back and be recommending to others

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Great food, great ambience and great drinks. What can you ask for more.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

It was a great fdining experience - we had a theatre show and the staff made sure we we were looked after and ready to leave in time.

Amazing food!!

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Great food. Attentive service. Ok prices. What more do you need?

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Used to be a great spot to catch up with friends. I think the owners are now chasing higher profits, though, and while it might work in the short term, it won't in the long run. Nowadays getting a drink at the bar takes ages (more staff required), and restricting diners to 2-hour slots, just so you can get 3 sittings in per evening, is not conducive to a relaxed evening dining with friends... and nor does it make it fun for the staff to have to hurry-up guests all the time. Won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

The team at Lucy Liu never fail to ease you into their relaxed, hip vibe - intelligent & informed - skilled bar staff, pitch perfect cocktails and a great wine list. The steamed blue eye is superb and oh so subtle; match it with some luscious Alsace Pinot Gris and you’re in great shape.

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2.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Catered for diatry requiement well but music too loud and not a pleasant dining experience. Food was freash but does not stand out from others restaurants.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Booked for our daughter’s birthday as she had been keen to dine here. Friendly and informative waitress was wonderful in suggesting combinations of small and large plates. Daughter and her friend enjoyed delicious cocktails, Melbourne Gin Company G&Ts for my wife and I. Good wine by the glass and an interesting wine list. The food was prompt and delicious. Plenty still to try. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Our waitress was brilliant, food service was very prompt and delicious.
Would strongly recommend booking ahead.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere.
I would and have recommended my friends and family to come here.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

A must go to, great food excellent service with a very friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Excellent food - wonderful flavours. Small plates are amazing.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

We always have a great time here never ever been dissapointed and will be back soon

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Excellent, food delicious and service was great too.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Best mojito I have had in recent memory, and I have had a fair few ;-) Other cocktail I had was also excellent, so night was off to a very good start!

We did Let Lucy Choose - chefs selection and every meal was excellent. Next time will order from the menu, as there were great dishes I look forward to trying. But for value and and letting the night unfold, LLC was great.

We sat next to the walkway, which was distracting, so would ask for a table against a wall next time. Tables are close, but you can see why, full house - as the food, drinks, service and atmosphere was all excellent!

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The music was too loud for conversation to the point our party left early

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