Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.5
745 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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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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 745 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MD
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and super service. Our waitress was lovely and happily answered our questions and gave menu advice.

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KM
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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was perfect, professional and not over the top and the place had plenty of atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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AB
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2.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I have been a number of times and every time has been fantastic.
This visit for my daughters 16th birthday however I was very unhappy.
The service was slow and lacking, waitress took the wrong order and took away the food when it wasn't even finished.
Overall was really unhappy with the experience seeing as I talked it up to all the people who came to the birthday.

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AE
1 review
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I have been to Lucy Liu quite a few times and love it, however this time the service was very slow. We ordered drinks they took after 15 minutes to arrive. I then ordered a second drink, waited again around 15-20 mins asked where it was and was then told the order hadn’t been placed. The food was amazing but this time my visit was let down by slow and poor service

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F
1 review
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We love this restaurant....fresh, interesting, healthy and tasty food.
Only thing I don't like is sometimes you are seated at a table where to get past the next table you have to stand on tippy toe and shimmy by so you don't touch or knock anything off!
No excuse to not have walking space between tables.

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KA
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5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing and the staff are lovely. It was nice to have a drink at the bar before our table was ready. All was perfection!

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NC
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service. The food was delicious, my favourite was the barramundi and scampi dumplings but everything was delicious really

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food and a good vibe. We expected a little more from the cocktails but the wine list was cool.

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DS
3 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service every time we go there!

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KY
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

nothing is perfect, but Lucy Liu is very close. Just lovely in every way and they charged a phone.

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B
1 review
3.0Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Expensive for portion size.
A few more vegetarian options would be nice.

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RM
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4.0Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is always amazing, can't go past soft shell crab, and crispy pork bun. Brilliant!

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KW
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5.0Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been to Lucy Lius twice in the last two months and it has never disappointed. Attentive staff, bustling vibe and great food. The dumplings are tender and the sauces are packed with flavour. My friend and I had three drinks each and ordered around 7 dishes and it came to approx $150 in total. You get a dining experience that fills you up and treats you to a number of flavours burst. It ticks a lot of boxes and always satisfies!

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SA
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5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to impress, food and service are always outstanding.

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MS
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5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is unique with outstanding food and ambiance.

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MC
1 review
5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent customer service. Staff very attentive & friendly.

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CM
1 review
5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy dining at this restaurant. Food is fantastic.

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GC
1 review
5.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing. We were regular customers 2 years ago, then left for London for a year and came back and nothing changed. The consistency is amazing. Thank you for Lucy Liu!

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NR
1 review
3.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, both the available selection and taste. However, we found the service to be quite poor. Staff were very pushy and inpatient, and there seemed to be little communication between the servers. We were asked 3 times, by 3 separate servers for our drinks order, all in the space of less than 2 minutes. Staff weren’t particularly friendly either, and we’ve had this experience on both occasions we’ve attended the restaurant.

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AH
1 review
4.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very busy and very noisy. Food was good, service good.

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TB
1 review
5.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time visiting Lucy Liu our waitress was super friendly have very knowledgeable. The food was super delicious and very generous. I will definitely be visiting again and I would certainly recommend their yum food.

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MC
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4.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is soooo good! A little on the noisy side but wouldn't hesitate in going back again and again.

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N
1 review
2.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Disappointed with quality of food, standard has dropped and always feel pressured to leave quickly. Music is too loud and tables too close together, private personal space is invaded. Don't dine here if you want a relaxing dinner or want to be able to have good conversations.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointed this time with service.
Ordered dumplings with meal they arrived last.
It appeared you wanted us to hurry up eat and go that we did.
Been a few times and not an issue this time not impressed. Tables where seated to close together.

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DM
1 review
2.0Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Great food with Plenty of flavour and options ranging from vegetarian, seafood or meaty options. Our particular waitress was quite rude and not engaging at all.

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GC
1 review
5.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely divine food, modern Asian fusion I would call it. Great variety of small and share plates. Excellent yet unobtrusive service in a warm buzzing atmosphere. Worth every $$.

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LZ
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5.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pity the pork wasn’t available as that’s what we went there for. Otherwise can’t fault the restaurant at all.

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KB
1 review
5.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Lucy Liu for Fathers day. The third time for my husband & I but the first time with our children. The waiter that we had was amazing. He helped us to order the right amount of food & my daughter is vegetarian & he was very happy to change some things on the menu for her, which doesn't always happen at other places. We all had a delicious meal & will be back again very soon.

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G
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3.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

No standouts sorry. Dishes out too quickly like a fast food place don't expect that for the price. Wait staff seem hurried.

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CL
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3.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was delicious and well presented but we didn't enjoy our time in the restaurant as we felt constantly under pressure to return the table, although we were aware of the 1.5 hr time restriction.
Is the format of the restaurant that our critics go for where is set up for customers to leave soon, playing loud music, delivering courses basically at once, picking up the plates when you barely have finish the last bit of it, same with drinks, in our case they almost took the glass away from our hand.
There's not value for money.

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AS
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4.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a great Father’s Day lunch.

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RK
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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I were recommended this restaurant from a family member for our travels down to Melbourne. We enjoyed every second of the dining experience. The service was exceptional, food was spectacular and great value. I will be recommending this restaurant to anyone visiting Melbourne.

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A
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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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MA
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5.0Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the experience. Service and food was outstanding. Staff where amazing and so where the cocktails. Went back next night for cocktails. Will definitely be back. I would rate the Press Club for food and service a 0-10 and I would give Lucy Liu 10-10. Thank you

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LT
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5.0Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you, your staff are friendly, the food delicious and the beer was good.

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VP
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5.0Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is fantastic and service is excellent. Great for a mid week catch up with friends or a special occasion.

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HD
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5.0Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was the first time I had eaten at a Lucy Liu and I will definitely be returning. We had the set lunch and every dish was fantastic - very creative, beautifully presented and a delight to eat.

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OE
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4.0Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great quality food in a lively atmosphere. Service was a bit slow to start

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LN
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3.0Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The ambience here is amazing, really cool melbourne spot. Food however was over rated. Overall was good, not outstanding.

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SS
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4.0Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always visit Lucy when in city
Does not disappoint
From the moment of arrival
buzzy staff make you feel welcome
Food consistently excellent with many vegetarian options
The ambiance is fun and all seem to be having a good time staff and patrons
Susan Sims

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