Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.6
1009 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
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  • 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.
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NH
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic food, really interesting . beautiful flavours, well presented. would definitely come back many more times.

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KP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Lucy - great for a group of 4 - sharing food. Great cocktails, great service and super fun vibe

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & service. Staff very helpful offering suggestions on vegetarian alternatives.

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SB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is really well prepared and wait staff very attentive! Explained dishes well and were accommodating! Had a great time!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We had an amazing time at Lucy Liu, for us the only thing was it was hard to get a waiters attention for ordering initially and then again for more food and drinks.
Otherwise the food was outstanding, staff were friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the ‘look’ of the restaurant.
We will be returning

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AH
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food great service and a busy happening atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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JH
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Lucy Lui a few times now and have never been disappointed! It is a wonderful restaurant! Delicious food and great service, we will be back again for sure!

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BW
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it , can’t wait to go back for more pork buns .

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S
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to Lucy Liu a few times and have always enjoyed the food and ambience.

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E
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The music was a little bit too loud. However, the rest of the experience was great.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A brilliant meal, with excellent accommodations made for one of our party with dietary requirements.
We got great suggestions from our server as to the number and type of dishes to order, and with her help we nailed it! Just the right amount, which was great.
A really excellent meal for all of us.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have had the pleasure of visiting this property on a number of occasions over the past 4 years. Each time the experience has been very positive and each guest I have brought has worked a way with a excellent customer service experience.

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h
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food
Good service but unfortunately
Extremely loud
Not able to hear each other at the table

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SW
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waitress was absolutely amazing and catered to our vegetarian needs. She was very knowledgeable and attentive without being annoying.
I just didn’t like how close we were to our neighboring tables.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit which more than met our expectations. The food and wine were first class. It was a bit noisy for our preference but that didn’t bother us unduly. It wasn’t a cheap meal but cost was more or less as expected.

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D
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic selection of food and great customer service. Will definitely be back!

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TO
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love this restaurant! One of our favs 😍food is always amazing, the staff are very attentive and professional. Loved the cocktails I have had. Would highly recommend Lucy Liu to any of our friends and associates.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Australia. We had a table of 6 with a baby and pram and got seated at a fantastic table up the front. My family had never been to lucy’s before and I was so glad I took them there. Not a single bad review as we left. Fantastic. Absolutely beautiful food, faultless.

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O
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. EDM sound track was a bit too much. Friendly service.

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BA
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Una cena fuera de lo normal en todo sentido, una atención I inmejorable, servicio maravilloso y comida deliciosa

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KM
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great. Waiter slightly messed up our order and we had to reorder another dish and after we ate that we were rushed out. Would've been nice to have a 2hr sitting or at least bed shown to the bar afterwards

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PM
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great. Loved our experience at Lucy Liu.

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GK
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our experience was fabulous. Our waiter was sensational. Best we’ve had at Lucy Liu. Food was great as usual.

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OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Oustanding food, didn’t acknowledge birthday and service average. Bit pricy.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second visit and the food was amazing. Wait staff were super attentive. It topped off a great night out!

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JS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Can’t recommend it highly enough

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JK
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best. Love the freshness and fragrances of all the ingredients, it makes the food pop.

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VK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time dining at Lucy Liu and absolutely amazing yet again. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. Keep it up.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I came with my family for my 21st birthday, and paid almost $700 for a Let Lucy Choose menu. I was utterly disappointed with the food chosen. It seemed we got all the unpopular meals and the chosen menu was, upon asking what the set menu was the waitress told me there was no point reciting the menu because I would forget....Other staff were also very abrupt. Very disappointed in the service and food for something we were all looking forward to. We were also hurried along for our table 15 minutes before our setting session ended. Definitely not worth my money or time again. Won’t be back.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The salt and pepper chicken ribs and crispy pork bao with kimchi were divine but the real standout was the blue cod that we had with Asian green and rice. So delicate, refined and yet comforting.
Service never left us asking and the waiter was perfect.

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L
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants! Amazing food and cocktails!

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JA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Exceptional quality dinner, at good value and pace. Dinner was prior to a show, so we had limited time. The beauty of Lucy Liu is that you can quick, but also settle in for a long lunch/dinner and the value is great either way, for the quality of the food and wine.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVED Lucy’s the food was outstanding , the service was warm and also outstanding. Would highly recommend

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JT
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We were a party of 6 and had an amazing dinner at Lucy Liu. While service were attentive to all aspects of food service, there were a few times were all glasses were dry and a half full bottle of wine was being kept on a seperate table.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are not young in fact we are grand parents and this dinner voucher was a gift.
But what an absolute pleasure to dine at this fun trendy colourful extremely pleasant venue.
The food was excellent, the service attentive and the ambience - exhilarating, just what we needed to step outside our "normal"
We look forward to returning.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service and great atmosphere. Food could have been a little hotter but otherwise perfect!

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RL
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Two of us sat at the bar watching food being prepared. This was an entertaining experience. The food was first class with some unique and exotic flavours. The dumplings, while quite expensive, were superb as was the pancakes.
We were constantly looking round for a drink waiter. When we wanted one we could find anyone; when we didn't want one, there they were.
This is certainly not a 'cheap' place to eat but you get what you pay for and pay for what you get.
Yep - I would go back for a special occasion. RusLex

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SK
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was timely and and delicious! The staff were very helpful and provided quality banter.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing. Very quick service. Would definitely go again.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bubbly and comedic service, non stop delicious food and well designed separate dining area! Will be going back

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