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Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.5
611 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • 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 611 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We always have a great time here never ever been dissapointed and will be back soon

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent, food delicious and service was great too.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best mojito I have had in recent memory, and I have had a fair few ;-) Other cocktail I had was also excellent, so night was off to a very good start!

We did Let Lucy Choose - chefs selection and every meal was excellent. Next time will order from the menu, as there were great dishes I look forward to trying. But for value and and letting the night unfold, LLC was great.

We sat next to the walkway, which was distracting, so would ask for a table against a wall next time. Tables are close, but you can see why, full house - as the food, drinks, service and atmosphere was all excellent!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The music was too loud for conversation to the point our party left early

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience and fantastic food as recommended by our wonderful waitress. Overall a fabulous dining experience and will definitely be returning to do it again.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent, my friends visiting from Brisbane were impressed. Noisy, but I guess that's par for the course these day.
Thanks for a love night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great service. Share plates are a great way to try lots of the meals on the menu. Perfect location for a quick, but not rushed, dinner before a show at The Regent. Music was a little loud for elderly parents. We'll be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Fast friendly service from knowledgeable staff. Fantastic meal options and great variety. Awesome atmosphere and nice place to be.

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Have been to Lucy Liu's a number of times now. Food great, drinks great, but it sits somewhere between and bar and a restaurant.
We were seated at a table for 6, but table size in general makes it difficult for sharing plates.
Good for fun nights, not for business as too loud and crowded...overall a fun experience though.

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2.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Overpriced and overrated

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

As always, brilliant! Food, service, atmosphere, doesn't get much better.......

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Food was outstanding!! Staff were helpful and friendly. Good wine. It was a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Loved this restaurant !! Great vibes great food great service !!!

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Second time to Lucy Liu which didn't disappoint. Introduced some work colleagues to the delightful menu. Food was full of flavour and plentiful. Shall return again and again!!

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

First time will be back food service atmosphere great.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

fantastic food, cocktails and friendly service. Can get served quick or stay for a while, they leave it up to you. The food is fabulous and the place is buzzing. Would recommend as a restaurant to bring friends, out on a date or just a great place for amazing food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great service and attentive staff. The soft shell crab tempura was amazing

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

This is the second time I've dined at Lucy Liu and both times I have been completely blown away by the service and the quality of the food. I'm a food person. I love food! I am not disappointed with the dishes that have been served. My husband, who is even fussier than me when it comes to food is already planning our next visit and is bringing all our foodie friends!

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

We arrived and our table was not ready. Food was delicious but seemed expensive

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3.0Dined on 1 June 2018

My second visit to Lucy Liu (and I live in Sydney) Food is excellent; creative and delicious. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. But... fast music pumping seems designed to speed the experience. And on our second visit we specifically asked that the food come out more slowly. It didn’t, despite us reminding the waiter again during the meal. For the price I don’t want to feel I need I’m being hurried out the door.

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2.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Was honestly expecting more, got the 5 plate “let Lucy choose” option. Serving sizes too small, nothing exciting about the meals. Maybe the 5 we got that day weren’t the best choices on the menu?

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Love this restaurant. The food is always amazing and if you can get a spot near the kitchen it is the best experience I always try to take interstate visitors here!!!

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Delicious food, most of the dishes were really lovely! Such a cool, chilled out environment, service was great - staff were super friendly.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Loves the food - really great flavours and variety. Ambience was fun and upbeat. Service was terrific - great waiter who knew the menu well and gave great recommendations. Last minute booking and did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Fabulous food and great service! The duck dumplings were incredible, and the barramundi melted in our mouth. Worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

As always, the food was superb along with the service

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Amazing vibe. Amazing food. Will return. Perfect place to take a date. Super romantic, low light ambience.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Great food and service. Music too loud for us as we couldn't conduct a conversation easily.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

The food is always amazing, took my husband and boss from work here for a quick dinner, food, wine and atmosphere all fantastic. Can't fault it, if you like Asian with a twist then this is a must!

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

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 on 19 May 2018

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 on 19 May 2018

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 on 17 May 2018

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 on 17 May 2018

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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