Food was excellent. Lamb ribs - 5 stars. Music was just at the right level, as was the lighting.
Combination of small tables and large shared tables provided a good atmosphere and service was spot on.
Would definitely recommend to a friend!
Share plates are a good option for 2-4 people. All dishes were good but especially the massaman curry, fish, and snake bean side dish. Many vegetarian options, and Asian fusion flavours. The service was considerate and well paced. Friday night noise levels are a bit high, many hard surfaces for it to bounce off, but we had a table where conversation was possible. Good value.
Awesome food. We needed to be quick - staff were efficient, quick and friendly. Great spot. Thank you
We are regulars and usually food is exceptional but the jungle curry and barramundi were both not up to sratch.
The salad on the barramundi appeared old and the flavors in both flat. Sorry I wish I could be more positive
Cracking food - cracking place - will definitely be back - awesome vegetarian options
Love this restaurant and the food and service never fails to disappoint. A couple of things which would make it even better... turn the music down a little. It was incredibly noisy and hard to have a conversation. If the music was quieter I think the conversational noise would be too. And maybe consider changing a few things on the menu. We've been coming for 3 years or so and hasn't changed much. Still love it though and sure to be back.
I booked the dumpling event. I found it not value for money. We got only what we paid for and no more.
Normally at these events restaurants are generous with the wine pours but we had to pay for anything extra we asked for and at $95 port ticket a few dumplings and 4 glasses of wine didn't seem like good value.
Also the service felt rushed.
Not one of the better events we've been to.
Tasty food, great service will definitely return for tastings of other dishes.
We ordered the banquet, which was defiantly not value for money. The food was ok, ribs were full of fat pretty much uneatable, dessert was not included either. I have never ever had a banquet where dessert was not included. I have had so many banquets at restaurants and this would of had to of been the worst of the worst. Really disappointed.
Luxsmith is always a welcome surprise - only because we don't get there often enough! The food is always inventive and delicious and staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. We teamed our meal with a well chosen (with waiters help), wine that was a perfect accompaniment to the food, and that we enjoyed immensely! We must try to get back more often! Thank you!
Excellent service and accomodating to our needs, our waitress (her name escapes me) the lovely Canadian lady was just delightful and very helpful
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Luxsmith, the service was great. We had the chicken ribs, very tasty, along with the goat curry and roti, green papaya and peanut salad and the kingfish sashimi. My pick was the chicken ribs and the goat curry.
First time at Luxsmith and I will be back! The food was beautiful! And the service was good too. Friendly staff and just a great overall experience. Definitely recommend this place!
Thanks so much for your kind words Kate! We hope to see you back at Luxsmith soon! 🍛🍶😊
Love that you can go next door to start your night with a glass of something special. The $60 pp "feed me" option is amazing value. Food beautiful, service attentive without being too in your face.
Well done, we will be back. Thanks for another great night!
What a lovely review - thank you Janine and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers! 🥂😊
Fantastic food and very professional service. Dealing with Fodmap dietary requirements was no problem.
Wonderful stuff Meredith and we are so happy we could help with your dietaries! Hope to see you again soon! 🥂😊
Tried the feed me option and it was a hit and miss. The miso eggplant soup (this replaced the soft shell crab bao due to peanut allergy) didn't seem right as it had a cigarette aftertaste. The curry we had was bland and mushy, and with the coconut rice it was one texture. The panacotta was ok but was very simple. We ordered kingfish sashimi as an extra and it came out warm. The staff were nice but they seemed really confused on how to handle an allergy request and what we were up to in our course. At one point we didn't have any service at all. Overall, there are better dishes that could have been picked for the feed me option and paying nearly $200 at this place wasn't worth it. I would rather go to other fusion places where it far less than that price for better tasting food and better service.
Always amazing 🖤
Aw thanks Nikola ❤️❤️❤️
Love it. Great menu and delicious food perfect for sharing.
Delicious food and great atmosphere
We ordered the duck spring rolls, the Massaman curry ,the miso smoked eggplant and fried rice , all where underwhelming . The menu doesn't have that many choices and surprisingly, no option of noodle.
The Spring rolls are minced duck meat and honestly, the mince is so small it could be any protein and one wouldn't notice. Also 16 bucks for 3 springs rolls is very expensive in my opinion
Both the curry and miso eggplant dishes come with rice, which i didn't know and I don't believe the menu specifies (I may be wrong here). Both lacked a bit of salt and spice. the massaman curry is very sweet and consistency is think and almost like gravy.
The Fried rice we ate a little and took the rest home. It was way too much rice for 3 people and we felt the waitress could have told us about the rice on the other dishes. The flavor was average, and you could get better fried rice in most Chinese / Malaysian shops in the city
We left the place a bit disappointed and don't think it was 90 bucks well spent (with a glass of wine) . Won't be returning i'm afraid
A lovely night was had again, with the friendly service we have come to expect.
Dined with a friend visiting from out of town. We chose the 'Lux & Chill' option which took the stress out of ordering. It was just the right amount of food and the flavours were great! The staff were knowledgeable, efficient and super friendly without being at all invasive. We ran out of time to visit the bar next door but it looks like a cool spot for drinks before dinner so will plan better next time. Fantastic experience overall and will be back!
It's a little overpriced, the food is lovely although there aren't enough options.
This was my first visit to Luxsmith and I'll definelty be back. Food, service and venue were all great. Thank you Luxsmith x
Food was great. Service appalling. Tables too close. No wine knowledge Won’t be back
My wife and I went to Luxsmith for our anniversary and were incredibly disappointed with over cooked deep fried starters and bland main course. With so many fabulous places in Melbourne to eat this is the first restaurant I have been to that I would never recommend anyone to eat at. This was compounded by our special occasion.
We had a very pleasant experience with the food the first time so we went back.
Confident of getting good food, we opted for the "feed me" menu.
BIG MISTAKE. We were not sure if we were dining at Luxsmith or in a Szechuan restaurant because the food was not what we imagined. The selection served was all spicy and very poor. And it didn't even include desert.
The service though was quite good.
We made a booking for 8.30pm and our table was not ready until 9pm. Not good enough.
Restaurant too noisy.
The entree we chose (3) Croquets, white bait and clamari, were all terrible. Especially the croquets, way too salty, but then the mains were beautiful (3) Barumundi, duck and beef cheeks, so very hard tp review. Also ordered the house red Shiraz, which came as a sparkling shiraz, that tasted like strange cordial, with bubbles. This is normally a favorite restarant of ours - but this time not so happy
My two friends and I had a wonderful night enjoying fabulous cocktails and bubbles with delicious and surprising food. We loved sharing small dishes. Perfect for a celebration!
Delicious food, excellent service, just a tiny bit loud.
The menu has a wide variety of tasty share food.
My favorite is the pork belly and the beef cheeks.
The pale ale on tape was a delight and the service prompt.
Pricing as modest and the high quality of the food made the evening a good value experience.
I would take friends who liked their food to this ristorante.
Never disappointed. Great fusion menu of spicy Viet / Korean / Italian / Aust. Brilliant flavours! Also love the wine bar they have opened next door, great start and finish to meal!
Week night visit for family catch up :)
Food was tasty and very good.
Bit on the pricier side for Vietnamese considering there are many cheaper Vietnamese cafes in close proximity
However the food is a class above :) most of those :)
It had turned a bit cool the night we visited and staff were reluctant to turn on the heater (and didn’t) which was why I scored lower for ambience and service :(
When you are a paying customer your wishes are normally attended to :(
quiet on a Saturday afternoon, bustling in the evenings.
The food is amazing! We got a bunch of small plates and then a main and sides to share. Everything we had was delicious especially the kingfish sashimi and the beef cheeks.
Considering the had only recently opened their new wine bar, I felt their service was timely. One waitress wasn’t in the best mood but aside from that we had a great evening.
We recently celebrated a birthday dinner here and had a great night. We chose the ‘you decide’ menu and we were very impressed!. To add to this we had four different dietary requirements to contend with and this was well managed and everyone thought their ‘special’ dish was best! (I did advise the restaurant when I booked!)
Comments “these are the best scallops I’ve ever eaten,” “these lamb ribs are to die for” “yay I can drink this beer it’s GF!”
The service was friendly and top notch, thanks Luxsmith for another great night.
A stunning little Asian fusion Restaurant hidden away in the Inner West. Will defiantly be recommending to all my friends.
3rd time visitor - food is fresh and full of flavour. Highly recommended.
Interesting pan-Asian food, well prepared. Pleasant attentive staff.