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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 5777
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (96 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (54 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 2 days ago

Visited recently with my partner and at first things got off to a bad start when the online booking couldn't be found... Lots of good reviews tends to put your expectations pretty high so that wasn't the best start, but the unflappable staff asked if...More

Thank andrew h
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really great atmosphere in here. Had to wait for a table but the staff were entertaining and engaging. The food was lovely and a good selection of wines.

Thank Swampgirl001
Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I went to Melbourne for a holiday in November this year. We were on a tour bus to the famous Yarra valley when the tour guide gave us some tips of good local restaurants. Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar was on the...More

Thank Shane A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of being served an amazing experience on a Friday night at Lucy Lius. The booking was seamless. The food amazing and the service was just sensational. Highly recommend this experience to anyone.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing but praise for this inner city eatery. I have been here with friends and family and multiple solo visits recently. Go alone and watch the theatre of food production under pressure from the kitchen bar.... or not.... The food is modern Asian, beautifully presented,...More

Thank weenabaird
Reviewed 5 days ago

I won't recap the first review other than to say that this time, we went deeper into the menu. Recommended Dishes: Betel Leaves Kingfish Sashimi Wok Fried Calamari - WOW!! Sticky Buns with Crispy Pork - WOW!! Soft Shelled Crab Red Curry Short Ribs Truly...More

Thank Seaurchineceviche
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 26 restaurants in 27 nights in Australia, I was nearly ready to skip Lucy Liu as another AsianFusionPieces-of-Fun restaurant but boy am I glad we didn't. Arrived early? No problem. Looking for a special drink for the end of the trip? No problem, Kate...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to make a booking and like very busy restaurants but the food is worth waiting for. Possibly some of the best in Melbourne

Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW - what a fabulous dumpling cafe. Definitely a must if you are visiting Melbourne. I only post reviews for exceptional cafes and Lucy Liu is worthy of five stars plus. Peking Duck dumplings were delicious but the Crispy Pork Bun must not be missed....More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Lucy’s on my well deserved weekend getaway because my friend just couldn’t stop raving about this place. He got every single right to do so as this place tick every single box that you could possibly have. I loveee a cute looking lane...More

Thank LinaDewantari
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
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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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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