Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.5
806 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 806 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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TC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

It was my birthday and my girlfriend and I went for lunch. Everything was lovely the food was delicious the wine crisp the ambience our main wait staff curtius and aware... until the one of the waiters basically told us me we need to get up and move from our table because the next reservation was there. No please, no apology just a really weird way to get us to leave. We spend a lot of money there and after we did, that’s what we got. I guess we were sitting on a table too long after paying and giving a tip! There was no mention of what time we needed to out however the issue was the way it was approched by the waiter, he was rude, sarcastic and made us leave on a sour note. Let me make this clear however, we were asked to leave after 1.5 hours! I think the manager figure out that we were a disappointed and told us he had a spot at the bar for us but unfortunately it was a little late for that. The look or uncertainty on the waiters face as we left... he knew he’s service was far from appropriate, however I still smiled and said thank you.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for birthday dinner and drinks, the staff are always so friendly

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LR
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service! Food came quickly but we didn't feel rushed through the meal. Cocktails were delicious as well.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great vibrant and busy restaurant. 7 course feed me banquet option was excellent. Enjoyable evening of Asian Fusion.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere, food and experience made for a wonderful evening. The food came out with ease and the service by most was well received.

The other patrons were festive and light hearted which made the evening all that much more enjoyable.

We book in whenever we visit because it’s not just a restaurant but a destination to experience food with emotion and a fantastic venue to be shared with friends, family or colleagues.

Looking forward to our next visit. Keep up the good work!!

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PP
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food and atmosphere was great
But unfortunately the service was very poor as to the very very rude and unfriendly waiter and because of this I will not be recommending this restaurant again

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JS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took an overseas work colleague for a Sunday lunch and he indicated that everything that came out was exceptionally good and that it was the best meal he has had for a very long time.

The Rose was also pretty top notch

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Had a good experience wit the venue. Food was lovely. Just had to wait longer fkr our booking and considering it was a late booking already at 930, being seating at 950 was a long wait. Understand how sometimes this can’t be helped sometimes

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SL
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food never disappoints- everything on the menu is so full of flavour and tasty! Great ambiance & vibe! The fact that you can book in is a bonus!

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DP
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne. Service, food and drinks are always on point in addition to always have some amazing tunes!

If you want a quite place to enjoy your meal this is not your place, however, if you don't mind good music and energy this would definitely be your spot.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The only downside is you are allocated time - which tends to make it a bit rushed.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place is cozy, refreshments are so "cool", food is delicious, service is exceptional and prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It is worth visiting for the soft shell crab pancake alone. Little mouthfuls of perfection!

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H
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious with friendly service. We were disappointed to be seated where each time the door was opened it was quite cold on us.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service & beautiful food. We arrived 20 minutes prior to our booking and were accommodated. Food came out quickly and the atmosphere was great.

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R
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our visit to Lucy Liu!
From the moment we walked down the alleyway, the adventure began. The entrance was cool and the staff were welcoming. We were a little late for our booking, but it was no problem.
The service from our waiter was impeccable. He was helpful and attentive, helping us with our food order and ensuring our water glasses were always topped up.
The food!! ❤️ We ordered prawn dumplings, Peking duck dumpling, pork buns & the beef ribs with randang curry. The food arrived quickly at our table, which we appreciated as we had a concert to attend. The quality of our meals were amazing. The food was fresh, perfectly cooked and tasted absolutely divine.
Thank you to all of the staff at Lucy Liu for a wonderful dining experience! We look forward to returning soon.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Prompt service. A great spot for fresh Asian tastes.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great service with reasonable price range of food.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding! So delicious! The service was also incredible! Highly recommend!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The savory and hot food left a bit to be desired. Too many customers being pumped through at certain hours to get a great dining experience.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there and it didn’t disappoint. Tried different food this time but couldn’t help but get the Korean chicken bao again! So good. It was the first time for the other 3 in the party and they loved it. Every dish was packed full of flavour. I’ll definitely go back again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, food was amazing, we ordered the set menu (we got a good selection of food) 1 person was gluten free and staff brought out a separate dish for this person.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Hi,
I absolutely love this restaurant, however I have to be honest this experience was not the best. Unfortunately I was also with my client from Sydney and wanted to show off one of the best restaurants in Melbourne and while the food and wine was at it's usual amazing standard the service was so poor :(
I had to constantly look to find the waitress and gain her attention to take our order, clear plates and ask if we wanted anything else.
xx

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TW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Awesome venue. Will def be back.

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AW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had an 8.30 dinner early in the week and it was comfortably busy. Of the 4 of us only two were hungry so small plates were a good choice for the other 2. This is a good spot for an interesting Asian menu, and suits appetites of all sizes, with many small plate choices in addition to larger dishes. The ambience is buzzy and busy. Service was good though dishes didn't arrive in the requested order. We will come again.

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