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Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.5
582 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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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
What 582 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the pork hock and the DIY experience. The server was kind to inform us whether we ordered too much so that we could fit in other dishes and dessert. Service was excellent and will come back again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went to Lucy Liu for a dinner date and had the best dining experience - the food was incredible and the atmosphere and service was excellent. The restaurant was vibrant and busy but it was not too loud so we could hear one another better than we would in most busy restaurants. If you are really into your food and you can get a seat watching the kitchen then I would highly recommend this! Great value for money given that the meals are designed to be shared. This also lends to a variety of tasting options. We will definitely try Lucy Liu again!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great spot, delish food, good wine, excellent service and super cool ambience and tunes! I’ll be back! Thanks Lucy! ;)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious, and we felt very welcome as soon as we walked in the door. The staff are all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and contributed to a very enjoyable evening. Will definitely be coming back!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was good and nice atmosphere. The papaya salad is really yummy.

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Excellent food. A bit pricy and pretentious. I'd recommend visiting at least once, but not sure if I'd return. Music a bit too loud.

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3.0Dined on 13 May 2018

My 14yo daughter took me there for Mother’s Day. We were told when first seated that there was a “Special” glass of champagne née sparkling wine today. Being Mothers Day I ordered a glass. The waiter asked my daughter if she would like one. When I said NO - she is underage! He tried to say that it would be fine as I was with her and we were eating????

When my daughter recieved the bill, which she had saved up to pay for, we see that the “special” glass of sparkling cost $21!!!! I thought it was extremely cheeky of the waiter not to advise us of the extremely high price for a small glass of Australian sparkling wine! I could have had French champagne for that price! It spoiled what had been an otherwise nice meal.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Delightful eatery with good staff, good prices and the all important good chef. Just love the duck dishes and the use of Asian flavours.

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2.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Lovely place, delicious food but, rushed pushy wait staff, sloshed water in my glass spilt it and walked off, no worries accidents happen but was just going to leave the table wet... had to ask him to clean it up. Literally was eating and had food on my plate when a waitress removed my plate??? Looked perplexed when I asked her to give it back. We were only there about 1.5 hours tops, but they made our anniversary dinner rushed and less enjoyable thN we hoped it would be.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We shared 4 smaller plates and one large plate, and left full and happy. All the dishes were excellent, and it was hard to pick favourites, but I'll have a try. I especially loved the sticky pork belly. It almost dissolved in your mouth. My wife's favourites were the mussels and pipis in XO sauce, as well as the barramundi and scampi dumplings.

Service was excellent. Food was delicious and different. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We went to Lucy Liu for an anniversary dinner. Loved the atmosphere, everyone is friendly and accommodating even though we were late for our reservation, food has reasonable prices, everything we ordered was delicious, cool hip vibe, and just a lovely dinner experience. Reservations have an hour and 45 mins limit so keep that in mind when booking in. Otherwise, you can have all the time in the world if you just walk in (but also risking a wait for a table cos it can get packed).

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food and service. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Absolutely loved it, great atmosphere and fantastic food, topped off by amazing service from very knowledgeable and helpful waiting staff who also let me add an extra person to the table

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Amazing food, amazing ambience, amazing everything.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Lucy Liu and would recommend the restaurant

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Fiancé birthday

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Food was absolutely delicious! I found the music a little too loud, was a little to difficult to talk. Otherwise we really enjoyed our time. Definitely will be coming back. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

The food, service and ambiance made this a complete package for our date purpose.

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2.0Dined on 2 May 2018

I don't recommend Asian to try out this restaurant as their food are not authentic Asian food. The Drunken Chicken was made of Chicken Breast, which is not how Asians do.

The buns are just ok, not worth the price of $9/each.

They have a weird combination of Kingfish Tataki (Sashimi), Coconut and Lime (or lemon), which makes the dish tastes very sour flavor and couldn't even feel the taste of Kingfish itself.


Asians please don't try this restaurant as you will be very disappointed about how they turn Asians food into something that is not very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Fantastic Restaurant ! The food was fantastic , it danced on your tastebuds !

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

The team at Lucy Liu's provided amazing service with brilliant food quality. Staff were accommodating with our every request and supplied a vast array of beverages.
The kingfish along with softshell crab pancakes are to die for.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

I loved it from the second we walked in. The food was out of this world, I'm going to keep coming back again and again just so I can try out everything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Incredibly cozy place to have a delightful meal and a glass of red with friends....

waiters were extremely knowledgeable in menu and wine...

Well Done !

PS/ Ginger Creme Brulee'... superb.....

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Overall it was a good experience. Where I would say room for improvement would be is, the duck was dry and we left half of it there, we felt extremely rushed. There was no room to enjoy each dish properly as we had to quickly finish them as the others were already on the table getting cold. Service was good though.

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Despite having a reservation and being 4 minutes late, we were asked to head to the bar while our table was made available. Not ideal queuing up for a drink at the bar and then then just as you are about to order after a 10 minute wait, your table becomes available!

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4.0Dined on 23 April 2018

We love the ambience, the mood, the music and most of all the food is always fabulous!
Great service with very attentive staff who know their product, menu and wines....

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Gr8 food friendly service good advise on how much to order & what the r most popular dishes u may like 2 try. Fabulous fresh ingredients & good win list, also a place where u can go have a conversation without competing with ridiculous loud music. A restaurant where management realise food & conversation r the most important things 4 successful dining! 🙋🍷🌶🍋

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Food and service was amazing, could not fault one thing. Great atmosphere whilst not being too loud!

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

I think it's a very cool and fashionable place.
I recommend that you should have the Japanese "umeshu"(plum wine).

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! Within a few minutes of ordering, your food arrives! Plus the staff know everything about all the food and drinks - and make impressive recommendations

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Very nice food and great atmosphere but would have thought the set menu would dish up the best of the menu, whereas I'm not sure that it did. Will be ordering myself next time. Also, a little rushed in terms of them advising that we would have to vacate the table for the bar. No time for desert.

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Great fresh Asian fusion taste and twist on some traditional dishes. Nice buzz at lunch time. I’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on 18 April 2018

hi great night for a catch up with friends; music a little loud for chatting at the table with 6 people.

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Lovely food. Tables too close to each other, and noise levels loud - not a place for a romantic dinner. But still enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Fast service and great food. Good drinks menu, including cocktails. Rendang curry and kingfish sashimi were wonderful.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I was a little disappointed, we had the let Lucy choose and I think the meals were delicious and tasty but lacked meat, bit too much salad, don’t get me wrong it was still lovely with great service, just a bit overpriced for what we ate

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere as usual. Loved everything we had. Best in Melbourne.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Amazing food with great drinks to match. Great for sharing and really good flavours

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Fabulous again - one of our favourites! Even out teenage children love it. Probably not ideal for a first date - tables very close together but excellent for every other date after that! Fun delicious and pretty fast.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Fantastic evening - waiting staff were fantastic & entertaining! Food was delicious & atmosphere great, out friends from Europe were very impressed!

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