Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.6
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1396 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
Distinguished by its kaleidoscope of cultures and flavours and its iconic red light beaming brightly onto one of Melbourne’s backstreet laneways, Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar is an essential ingredient that has helped to fashion Melbourne’s coveted food identity since 2014.

Blurring the lines between diverse cuisines, the menu serves up both street and refined, modern Asian food that breaks with tradition and has flavour at its core. Executive Chef and co-owner, Zac Cribbes, advocates both Thai and Chinese flavours, both playing a huge role in the bold and enticing menu.

The Lucy Liu experience was created to be fun, exciting and accessible for all. From office workers enjoying a lunch-time get-together, a special occasion celebrated in the private dining room, an intimate dinner-for-two, or a group of friends sharing a table amongst the buzzing crowd, every experience is honed to meet the occasion.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoannaD
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Lucy Liu‘s is great. From the entrance to the place to the food. Everything we picked from the menu was amazing !! Definitely want to go back !!

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JuaniB
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to dine in Melbourne. Lunch or Dinner always great service, cocktails and delicious food!

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MareeG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing as always. Cocktails were outstanding!!

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Babelicous15
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was excited to finally go back after lockdown. The food, staff & atmosphere did not disappoint.
Excellent end to girls weekend with great food, cocktails & Lucy Lui.
Highly recommended.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch - solid menu, great cocktails and above average service.

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EmFields
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucy Liu is always on point. Service is impeccable and the food is always outstanding. It is always a safe place to book when I am entertaining clients as I know it will be a wonderful experience for all.

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LiamT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been loyal to Lucy Liu since their opening under different ownership. The standard was set very high by Scott & Michael, and that standard has only been improved upon under the new operator. This is my #1 venue for entertaining clients or friends out of town - you will not regret your decision. Huge thanks to everyone on the Lucy team - your hospitality and food was 100% on point, again - as always.

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AlexandraW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here :) we love it . Great food and great service

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RobM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good. Will be going back soon. Food amazing. Service fantastic!

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HardyS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

very nice food and the service amazing. and good recomend for the wine

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Highly recommend Lucy Liu
Greet place and the food was amazing We will be back

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BarbM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff great - really nice food - special maybe a little underwhelming - rest of lunch was delicious

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SJAJ
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff were fabulous. We had a great night. We will be back!!

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AshleyI
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for lunch (woohoo for eased covid restrictions!) and had a fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and helpful with ordering and the food was delicious. Standouts were the kingfish and salt and pepper chicken wings. We’ll definitely come back again.

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RachaelM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every dish, delicious
The staff were super helpful and attentive and we had a brilliant time

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent passionate helpful staff. a great atmosphere and food to match. The helpful and passionate staff made the experience perfect.

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Frank
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great to be back! Always a great experience.. Food was excellent as usual..

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good to get out after the first restrictions lift.
Even though the restaurant was quiet due to 20 people restriction the staff made atmosphere.
Big thank you to the bar staff and wait staff for making it a Fun experience back out after co-vid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service.

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TaylaR
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and environment. Much better going during the week!

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DanielleK
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you want to be knocked over by wonderful flavours and fresh produce Lucy Liu is the place for you.

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Woodsie
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

loved it … absolutely amazing food with awesome service :)

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JoshD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing swift service, top quality food, fantastic restaurant.
will be back !

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MickeyP76
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I tried different dishes this time and can’t believe how well presented and the supurb tastes. I will be back next Melbourne trip.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was recommended this Restaurant by friends, wow, looks can be deceiving as outside did not look much but once inside, we were blown away. If you want a quiet romantic dinner, possibly not but the food was simply outstanding, the tumeric cauliflower and Pork Hock(for two) were next level. The service for such a packed restaurant was similarly the best. Warning though you will need to book

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, excellent service! Would definitely come back to try more of the menu.

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MitchY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lucy Liu is perfect for a fun night out with good food, friendly waiters and an energetic vibe. The soft crab entree was a highlight 👌🏼

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Kolourful
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omg that salad is to die for. Particularly impressed with the win e sommelier who identified my palate and suggested alternative grape variety to what I had specified. A bold move and a winning Move.. we will be back !

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PamG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an enjoyable meal, picking a few dishes we haven’t tried before, delicious. We tried a couple of glasses of a very decent Chardonnay, service was good as usual. We will be back.

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Came back after a sensational meal a month ago. Not as good this time around and the service was not as attentive. Some of the smaller dishese were a bit pricey, but overall pretty good - just not blown away like we were last time.

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Tarlie
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow...loved it! From funky entrance, ambient lighting, friendly staff and food that tasted so fresh and delicious. The flavours...worth coming from South Australia!

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DarrenM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

In a word "Brilliant" you can't beat respected fresh ingredients utilised to tantalise your taste buds.

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vipMinnie
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My husband & I dined here on Sat night. Great food & service. Nice fusion dishes with Japanese, Korean & Thai flavours. Tables are very close to each other in a small space so felt a bit squashed in! Pricey which is the case for most good city restaurants.

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vincec
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food excellent,only slight complaint is seating. Very CLOSE to next door diners. Staff well trained which lets a lot of restaurants down.

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LeeP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review