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Laika - CLOSED

9 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 0002
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
“tapas menu” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Australian, Wine Bar, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Concise menu which between our group I think we tried most of and nothing was faulted (which is rare for a big group like ours). We shared the charcuterie board, scallops, pork belly & corn salad. For mains we selected steaks and the...More

Thank Bridget M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nestled at the very end of Fitzroy St, where so many have tried and failed, stands stalwart Laika, recently under new management. The venue itself is stunning; Art Deco mouldings, dark wood, a winding staircase to the basement speakeasy (will have to check it out...More

Thank WhereChefsEat
Management response:Responded 19 April 2017

Thank you for such a great review. We are about to do our name change (to St LuJa) and relaunch this Thursday the 20th of April. If you are in the area, please feel free to drop in and say hi. If not, we look...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous Art Deco bar complete with extensive cocktail list and really friendly owners. Magnificent retro fit out with downstairs private speak easy. Recently taken over by new owners this place is a winner! We're from Sydney but will definitely be back 😀

Thank RaCaJo
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This place has an incredible range of amazing cocktails in such a unique setting. We loved sitting outside watching the St Kilda sunset and I highly recommend the truffle and Parmesan chips! Staff and ambience are top !!

Thank DanaGiraffe
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We were walking past Laika for a walk on the beach but the weekend lunch special drew us in. Once there the menu enticed further and one of us had a special (which included a glass of wine or beer) and the other was immediately...More

Thank Aussies_Abroad_Again
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing wee spot, love the quirkiness of the place! Incredibly lovely, friendly staff with a true passion for what they do - I can't wait to come back and see what fantastic things you do with the downstairs area 😍 All the best!

Thank sbarry888
Management response:Responded 1 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely review and have fun in France! Laika crew.

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have a business in Direct Sales and after a visit to this location a couple of months ago to hear an amazing musician friend of ours play, we fell in love with the bar. Earlier this evening we held a team...More

Thank Ura P A
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Best place myself and my fiancée visited whilst in Melbourne! I ordered the pork belly at about 10pm and after 5 mins was told they had run out but they offered me another dish on the house. Great service great vibe.

Thank Jared B
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

It's ok here. Cool little cocktail and tapas bar with a New York vibe. Tapas are pretty over priced. Considering you want to order a few of them for a meal, you're looking at paying $20 odd bucks for a plate which seems a bit...More

Thank abionair
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This place is good fun. I have been here a couple of times and have never had a bad time. The location is excellent. Could it be better? Not in my opinion, I love Fitzroy st. I have come quite a few times and had...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Australian, Wine Bar, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 0002
  • E-mail
St LuJa is a one of a kind bar, found in the trendy St Kilda area along Melbourne’s famous beach Esplanade. Experience a New York Style bar with a 1920s decadent interior. Enjoy an atmosphere of excitement while sipping their exclusive cocktails, wine and french champagne. Don’t forget the delectable smoke infused menu! Then dance the night away to our DJ's playing till the early hours on weekends.
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