Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.7
1953 reviews
$41 to $100
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.
What 1953 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Energetic
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StefanN
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Duck and Turmeric Cauliflower was AMAZING 😍

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AndyH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good good but service was rushed - 7 courses served in 50minutes.

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Sister
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our visit and the food very much. No complaints at all but extra points would be given for red wine to be served in the correct glasses.

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Tasha7
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice fusion menu - we had picked “let Lucy choose 5 courses” for lunch overall food quality was good with a variety of dishes, only one I loved was the sashimi but everything was just good. Would say Hochi mama was better if you’re tossing up between the two. We were hurried out of our table and not given a chance to order dessert which wasn’t great but understandable as they were busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere, great service and DELICIOUS food… the pork hock is the best dish on the menu, perfect sharing plate. Music was bit loud

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BettyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and service, staff helpful and accomodating, setting up table and chairs for our posse when finished dinner do we could stay on
Music a little too loud though

MD
MersinaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great night as always. Never disappoints.

JD
JemmaD
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about this place! Service, Food & Atmosphere 10/10

VB
VinnyB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and a great selection of tasty plates!

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James
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great cocktails to go with a cool vibe! Would recommend.

FW
FeliceW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good and service was lovely . The noise was very loud - maybe a bit softer music

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FionaS
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed another meal here, but the music was just too loud. I did ask after some time if it could be lowered a little, but to no avail. Love music, but it was simply too loud for eating a meal, and to be able to speak without feeling like we were needing to shout.

Excellent service

LR
LisaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I have dietary requirements and they where amazing

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Davel
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made a vegan papaya salad for us fantastic as was the vegan betel leaf

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AndrewD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great restaurant and outstanding floor team. Good is excellent and could not cult any dish. Thank you for a fabulous lunch.

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LizO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.
Only thing I didn't like was how close our table was to the next table. Couldn't really have a private conversation.

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AnnL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute we entered, the service was excellent - happy, smiling staff, who genuinely seemed to be enjoying their work!! Food was great - staff recommendations proved to be brilliant - and we will certainly be back..
Most (all) people at dining tables were there for a chat - and the music did seem to be a little too loud - considering it was "early dinner" time when we were there....

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AmirS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was good and service was very good. However, I already experienced better quality in neighbourhood restaurants.

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SakinaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

It was a great dining experience. The sri lankan dal and rice was amazing

DF
DianeF
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wait staff very friendly and helpful …
Food a culinary delight …

KR
KateR
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the 5 plate banquet, good value and delicious. Great atmosphere. Waiting staff were very attentive. Can’t wait to go back and try some different dishes. Local alcohol cocktails are a great idea and yummy.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Not worth the visit with restricted hours.
I felt under pressure to order, and all dishes arrived in 5 minutes.
This made for a poor dining experience

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AmeliaS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucy Liu is one of the best restaurants in Melbourne by far !!!
The service, staff, the high quality of food & drinks served each time we dine at Lucy Liu is top class and the vibe is second to none!
Continue doing what you are doing as its faultless and we look forward to many more enjoyable evenings dining with you.
Amelia & Santo Sulfaro

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in Melbourne

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Ersil
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Funky place, staff are helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!!

JS
JacintaS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Love the “let Lucy choose” menu. Yummy cocktails too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing night, the food was incredible, service outstanding. We made our way through the cocktails and menu with great guidance from our host. Thanks for a great night, we will be back.

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Christina
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service for my birthday dinner! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely dinner and experience.
I just wish the isle tables had a bit more room so we weren’t bumping into people walking past and waiters with food in hand.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional meal and great service as always !!

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Yummo
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. We can’t wait to return

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vipEmmaC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious, service was great and love the environment

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sophie
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, staff, and atmosphere!!! Highly recommend

JM
JohnM
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Lucy Liu. Was amazing. Spectacular flavours. Everything was good. Great atmosphere. We’ll be back

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AnngeeP
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food was enjoyable but price a bit on the higher end .

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karenj
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food with lots of great sharing dishes and excellent service - always a favourite

PC
PaulC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe - friendly service from the moment we walked in. Food is fresh and vibrant. Our 4 year old son exclaimed at one point ‘we have to come here for the delicious food’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super kind staff, recommendations were perfect, but not at all pressuring. Food was beautiful and drinks were perfectly curated.

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KannaW
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious clean flavoured food.
Prompt service.
Helpful staff

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joloop
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered was fabulous, service was attentive and we didn't feel rushed even though we only had a set time for our booking.

FAQs

Lucy Liu Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.