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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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“soft shell crab” (60 reviews)
“dumplings” (102 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Nice upscale atmosphere with good service. We had the prawn shumai and a duck fish, both good. The service was relatively quick and friendly. It was a nice meal

Thank BostonTravelynn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My first visit to Lucy Liu. It was excellent. Beautiful fresh and tasty food, a great lively venue and really excellent service. They also have a great wine list and drinks menu. It is busy, so unfortunately you only have 1h and 45 minutes, which...More

Thank Werner S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best restaurant in Melbourne!!!! Food was so incredible we ended up rolling out as we wanted to ry every dish. We sat at the Kitchen and it was great to see and chat to the chefs - really great and happy team. The food...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to go with a group of friends, great buzzing atmosphere, fantastic food, great cocktails and excellent service. We went with the 5 course set menu and thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes, some of which are not on the standard menu. Approx...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch and missed the entrance as it initially looked like a nightclub. This gives it a trendy look, but if you think this is not for you, don't be put off, because the food is a delight. Had the Kingfish starter as...More

Thank MartinRogkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spotted a review mentioning the pork hock so just had to go. Its true folks outstanding. As well excellent service all round and we were well attended to given the rather strange time we arrived due to flight times.

Thank MelbourneRosko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to eat and casual dining with top class eating service and atmosphere ... live sitting at bar eating watching staff preparing food and super friendly to boot .... how well does Melbourne do fusion food .... don’t miss out on this...More

Thank Phyllis Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped for dinner and they managed to squeeze us in as they were very busy. Our waitress was really lovely and engaged really well with our 7 year old son. She recommended some dishes and was really lovely. We ordered a bunch of the...More

Thank BekBishop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very satisfying lunch here. Entry from Oliver Lane was not obvious; we left through a door onto Russell Street. Good ambience, attentive table service, good food. Choice of only two beers. Sparkling water was flat, we asked for a replacement but it was...More

Thank MyHonestAssessment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here for Sunday lunch for a family birthday celebration. We all love our modern Asian food, and have been to many around Melbourne, so have plenty to compare to. Lucy Liuy's was up there with the best! We decided against the 'Let Lucy Choose'...More

Thank ShaAndOllie
Central Business District
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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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