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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 5777
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was soo impressed with this restaurant. It’s busy and a bit on the loud side but not every restaurant is super romantic and whisper quiet. Now the food it is just delicious and the flavours are awesome. Our wait staff were excellent. Recommend

Thank Rocket1967
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yummy food, with some lovely thoughtful flavours. They need to add a bit more vegetarian options, especially Mains. The meat eaters at the table raved about the Drunken Chicken and Chicken Bao. Little bit expensive, but otherwise enjoyable. Much like many Melbourne restaurants, music is...More

Thank Ella J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for the “let the chef feed you” option and enjoyed the dishes selected. Slightly disappointed that we werent served the porkbelly (my favorite) but it was nice to try some other dishes (pork larb, barramundi, and chicken curry). Service is incredibly fast and...More

Thank MarjanG73
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Found this place by accident and thought we’d try it out. We were not disappointed. Very friendly staff, great atmosphere and menu! We ordered some drinks and food to share and actually ended up ordering more because it was so good. Looking forward to revisiting...More

Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, the service and food is amazing. Not to forget the cocktails !! Lost count how many times we have eaten here and never been disappointed.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot recommend the service, the food and the wine highly enough. We all had a fabulous night and will definitely go back. Our waitress Jaime was exceptional and really added to the night!

Thank norrisis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, back for the second time and the food is still amazing. Will never get sick of the Baos!

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent! Had not heard of it before, and found it on TA. I'm glad we booked, as it was full to overflowing at 9pm on a Saturday. Numerous attentive and informed staff, delicate but well considered flavours in all the dishes we shared. 5 dishes...More

Thank Sandals246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here two days in a row on my recent trip to Melbourne - it really is THAT good. The staff - they are exceptional and so knowledgeable. The wine list - excellent. The atmosphere - electric. And the food. Wow. To die for. I...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was exceptional, amazing flavours, great concept and the service was impeccable. It was my gf's birthday so they made it a very special night for her. Very impressed. Thank you!

Thank Marco R
Central Business District
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Questions & Answers
20 August 2017|
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Response from stuart m | Reviewed this property |
Yes many Asian style restaurants have good vegetarian options.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
no it's not. it is shared plates
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 5777
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Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar is an eclectic multicultural Asian eating & drinking space designed to cater for people wanting Asian sharing tastes with cool drinks in a buzzing, stylish and fun street food environment.
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