Lucy Liu Restaurant

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1183 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top service food came out shortly after ordering and cocktails hit the spot perfectly. Would go back in a heartbeat.

TM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Speed of service and quality of food were excellent. We should have asked how large or small each plate choice was as they vary considerably. The staff were very attentive but we nearly lost a plate before we had finished with it, and then it did happen with a cocktail. We enjoyed the experience anyway and would go back again.

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

Food was amazing and we didn’t wait for too long to be served, I will be back soon!

AB
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding meal options with great variety of choices. Soft shell crab pancake, duck dumplings and short rib curry dishes are a must try!!

KF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We love Lucy Liu for a lovely and quick meal with great service. We go the set menu for a surprise.

c
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy my experience at Lucy Liu, whether its lunch or dinner. Love the service and atmosphere.

CF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The flavours are amazing! The service attentative! Ambience relaxing but energetic, how do they do that?

J
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was amazing and most of the service was great too however there were one or two staff members who really let the team down

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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SM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are always friendly, food is always amazing.
My favourite place.😍

WW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service
Catered very well for my dietary issues
Would highly recommend

GW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Great food and menu but the music and atmosphere was very loud, the tables are packed in

m
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved that the "Let Lucy Choose" menu was able to be provided with vegetarian dishes and that asking for chilli on the side rather than on the food was not a problem. The service was friendly and fast and although our table was in between two others we didn't feel cramped.

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister had had several date nights and recommended to me.

Love the soft shell crab! Service was gorgeous, funny waiter and prices are great.

Will come again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We were having a late lunch for my birthday, the staff were slack, the waiter had loads of attitude, then there was a change in staff, a new shift and the girls were on the ball, very attentive, the barman was about to walk past, saw we needed water and brought over our mineral water as to top up. Every other time we had to ask for our mineral water to be filled.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love Lucy Liu! Great food and service - never disappoints

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our party of five visited Lucy Liu for lunch on the Grand Final Day holiday, to celebrate a birthday. The booking was made on line and we were pleasantly surprized to be shown to a private room away from the other diners, which suited us well. The staff were friendly and attentive throughout our visit. We chose three options from each section of the menu to share and were only disappointed with the calamari which we found a little boring in flavour. All of our other choices were flavoursome, fresh and greatly enjoyed by us all. We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Lucy Liu. It was our third visit and has been right on target each time. I would recommend a visit.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good
Good food
Good service
Great fit out

PS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambience. Never disappointed when we dine at Lucy Liu.

M
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Could be greatly improved but overall a good experience, attentive service, quick meals and good drinks list. Better meals elsewhere for a cheaper price, but the experience and atmosphere were great!

JP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food as always, highly recommend Lucy Liu

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We did the share plate thing and everything was excellent, as usual. Started with tuna tataki, kingfish sashimi and the kingfish in betel leaf. Moved onto the tumeric cauliflower which I had not had before and I really want the recipe, it was amazing. Chicken ribs were next and duck dumplings and these are to die for. Finished the meal with the creme brulee. I can not fault the food or the service, everything was on point.

MS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food. Great service. Can’t wait to return!!
Cheers for a great meal

AN
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second time here and the food and service was just as good as the first time. Super efficient and friendly staff. Great value for money. The Salt and Pepper Fried Chicken is magnificent!!

EY
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

A bit overrated, chinese food in fushion way. Ended up getting no where

NP
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the feel of this restaurant. It was so very Melbourne in its look and feel. The food was delicious and plentiful and beautifully presented. The staff particularly our server was amazing - combining a beautiful sense of humour and joy with a strong knowledge about the food and what our needs were. Overall a wonderful experience!

GS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding.
Great seats
Food was amazing
We live Lucy Liu

SM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing wait staff - super friendly & knowledgeable . Food was so tasty & moorish . Music & ambiance was fabulous - had a great night !

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Sunday lunch , food was delicious, very flavoursome, highly enjoyable...

a
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the music, service,food and cocktails
Thanks for a great night !

JN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Waiter was so lovely and accommodating to dietary requirements. Food was delicious and drinks were divine!

s
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We ate there on 14.9.19 Lucy Liu was a very pleasant surprise, the vibe was energetic, the food was excellent and the service was very good. We didn't expect the restaurant to be as good as it is. If you want really good modern Asian food in a vibrant setting then this is the place to head too. Thank you guys for great food and service. Only disappointment is the 1 hour 45 minute rule for dinner but we did not feel rushed, so big thank you again for this.
Sean

MT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love the place, fantastic food, great staff, good fun all round. Also nice to see the owner
/head chef in there pretty much every time we've been in there, means he cares and he's obviously doing a great job because it's always busy. Well done to Michael and his team.

m
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. Food was delicious and floating market cocktail amazing

DW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We always enjoy the food here, and have more than a few favourites. Highly recommended for interesting dishes. On this visit, the service was a bit uneven and the music a tad too loud to enjoy conversation.

M
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Great flavors, menu options and deserts.

NM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. Excellent service and consistently delicious food. Great deserts especially. Our favourite!

MH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed it
Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly
Food was 10/10
Atmosphere was perfect for a Saturday night

DM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

there was no soap in the bathroom!
No personal service.
I had had a recommendation from a friend and had been advised to book in advance, which I did! as it was so good!! but not in my liking thats for sure! It felt like we were just another number.. in and out as fast as they could..
so close to the next person and just so happens they weren't keen to even say hello.

JA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service and very much Melbourne chic! We had a great night for three and lovely cocktails as well.

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