Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.6
831 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 831 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wait staff were lovely and really helped make our special occasion memorable and smooth. Very grateful to them and great food. Will be back.

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RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were recommended here by a friend. I had to ring up and thank him later - he seems to find all the best dining spots! I let 'Lucy choose', it's a great option on the menu. Staff were great too.

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EC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Was great! However, would not rush back for the calamari or pork belly. It was also quiet hard to get a drink and both water glasses and wine were often left empty for ages.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food and great selection. Loved a great night out with friends. Would highly recommend.

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D
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Nice food, expensive for tiny bite sized food. Noisy and definitely not romantic- you are pretty much on your next door neighbors lap. We couldn't hear our waitress and we are not old or deaf. She didn't like that we never left a tip but we didn't even know what she said the entire lunch.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service is great however staff try to push you out and clear the table!!
It’s quite annoying to feel pressured etc.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lucy Liu is one of my favorite restaurants! It never disappoints. Food is always amazing & service great. See you soon Lucy!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dishes were outstanding. Staff extremely friendly. Great night out with close friends. Reasonable prices
Highly recommended Aa++

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JB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a lovely evening and Lucas was the best waiter we've ever dealt with.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great flavours, left in a food coma 😂 will definitely be going back

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the 5th time I’ve dined at Lucy Liu’s and I wasn’t disappointed. The food was as delicious as I’d anticipated (we went with the Let Lucy Choose option again) and we got a great variety of flavours and textures.

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L
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We had a seven course tasting and I'm sorry to say it but the food tasted the same the dishes were nice but each one had too much fish sauce, chilli and thai basil on it. My girlfriend who was a vego had much nicer flavours. On top of it my $20 cocktail was mainly ice not much liquid in it at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. I found it to very noisy as is the case with most restaurants these days. However I would not let this deter anyone from dining here.

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S
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We chose the 5-course ‘Let Lucy Choose’ menu; every course was delicious and the service was engaging and friendly. The atmosphere is vibrant and fun - people out having a good time, with tables very close to each other so you need to be in the mood for noise and conviviality. The only disappointment is having to leave the table after 1hr45mins... when there were lots of empty table around us. On the plus side we were looked after with a table in the bar and topped the evening off with a fab cocktail. Great advice given on the cocktails.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed having lunch here....great atmosphere and food....set menu plates were great

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome night and restaurant for the occasion. Food was amazing. Great outing for friends. Brilliant service from our waiter

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, great overall as always! Thank you

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HL
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, could have ordered everything on the menu! Excellent service, fun atmosphere.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Lucy Liu for lunch on Saturday. Absolutely loved it. Loved the interior design and layout of the restaurant! The food was fantastic and the staff were knowledgeable, efficient and super friendly without being at all invasive. Would highly recommend.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fantastic dining experience. Food was incredible flavoursome. Can’t wait to go back

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Table was over serviced, this did not make us feel comfortable and relaxed. Felt like we where being rushed for the next sitting to come in.
Overall nice food, adjusted to our taste.

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DH
13 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

A bit too loud, very close to other tables and sat beside a very loud abnoxious guy which was almost intolerable...but would try again if I lived here. Fantastic food made up for it almost...or would have ordered dessert.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent and the place has a very cool vibe! Will definitely return

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KM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG!! Delicious

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a
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great restaurant, in the heart of Melbourne. Beautiful, interesting and delicious food. A must try in Melbourne.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was my first visit to Lucy Liu, for lunch with an old friend. I live 10 minutes walk away, and several neighbors had recommended this restaurant to me as a great local choice.
We chose the ‘lunch express’ deal , which was $28.50 for 4 small dishes, and a drink- perfect for our requirements ( a reasonably quick, light lunch)
The food was fresh and tasty, the service was very good- professional and friendly.
The restaurant is pleasant aesthetically , music
Just a little too loud, but ok.
I recommend Lucy Liu. I certainly will be back, and look forward to dining there in the evening.

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JR
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

A really fun lunch with friends from interstate. Result friendly service and food was great!

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e
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a great time at Lucy Luis... food and service was exception. We loved our waiter James (Jimmy). We will definitely be back!

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CK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been there a couple of times. Service and food is always of a very high standard. Great atmosphere and good value for money.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lucy Liu was a great way to spend our anniversary :) Food was amazing.....

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SS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely evening. We brought overseas guests who were most impressed

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d
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food and service. Quite noisy and tables are a bit close ... But all round a great place with good feel

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LS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time eating at Lucy Liu. Definitely recommend. Great food, great service, great location, great price. Loved it.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Lucy Liu's with only 40 minutes before we had to leave for a show. The staff directed what side of the menu to order form to ensure that our dishes were served in time. The attentiveness of the staff was spot on perfect and so professional and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. Between the two of us, we shared the kingfish sashimi, soft shell crab pancake roll, calamari salad, duck dumplings and some roti. Everything was beautiful! Thank you for a great night! Will definitely be back soon to spender longer time and eat more!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Overated, felt we were rushed through our meal and after booking online early as coming from NZ, told we only had 1 hour 25 mins to eat in!! By the manager. Food was very average and would not recommend or go back.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner as always. Particularly good service too. Thoroughly recommended.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

We are regulars and go to Lucy Liu often. Food was good as always but this time the music was way too loud and we couldn't really converse confortably with our table.

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KB
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful - food glorious and service great .
could start at beginning of menu and work your way through.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service each and every time! 👌👍🏻

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JO
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the vibe, service was great, food intolerances and allergies were taken care of, knowledgeable staff and terrific, tasty food.

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