About Azu Lucy Ho's

Azu Lucy Ho's is the culmination of Tallahassee legend and restaurateur, Lucy Ho's, over 40 years of experience in serving the best of Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, & Asian Fusion Cuisine. The menu offers an extensive array of classic dishes and delves into more modern fare. Dishes combine both traditional & new cooking styles and influences from Canton, Sichuan, Peking, Hunan, Taiwan, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

3220 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32311
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Chinese, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Carrin Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 893-4112

Website:
http://www.azulucyhos.com/

Catering:
If you would like details about our catering services speak with our friendly staff!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
AZU's Sunday Brunch Buffet is very popular. Every Sunday from 10:30 - 2:30 pm, we offer over 16 different entrees, about 5 different sushi rolls, 4 kinds of nigiri, several appetizers, soup, salad, fresh fruits and dessert. All for $13.95 per person (Holiday prices and selections may be different). The buffet features a strong mix of classics mixed with entrees we carefully select each weekend to highlight particular items or flavors on our menu.

Azu Lucy Ho's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
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Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (4)
Business Meals (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing. The salt and pepper soft shell crab tasted like over salted frozen pieces of meat. I couldn’t finish it. My wife had sweet and sour pork that was flooded in sweet sauce. She only ate a couple bites. Ambience was bad. Most patrons appeared to come straight from doing yard work with dirty jeans or shorts and unkempt t-shirts. Very unappealing.
I am usually not picky, but this was a bad experience. The only bright spot was our waitress who did well. Sorry to say, we won’t be back.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to share a good meal with friends. The service was outstanding, the food great and the price was reasonable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I think the best thing we can say is that with all the places to eat in Tallahassee we will definitely be back to eat here. Food was plentiful and very delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was new and they disnt give her the support she needed. She was apologetic. Azu was one of my favorite spots when I lived in Tallahassee. I took my DC foodie friend. I wish she could have had the experience I described.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We are regulars of Azu. The hosts and servers are consistently friendly, knowledgeable about menu and timely with drinks and food delivery. We usually have sushi and split an entree.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A group of four senior women got together there for dinner. The food was excellent, except for one dinner that had to be returned because it wasn't made properly. The situation was corrected immediately. We were all very happy.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Despite the screwed up reservations by Open Table who switched our 6PM reservation to 3PM and nearly cost us entry into one of the finest Asian restaurants we've been to in many a year, we survived. Manager/owner Wayne took care of all that and ushered us to our table and smoothed everything over. He didn't have to do much as his restaurant's food did all the speaking and smoothing. I tried the grilled whole squid appetizer and I have to tell you that you would have to go abroad to get anything that good. Kung Pao Chicken, my wife's favorite was perfectly spiced with peanuts added over the serving. Pork fried rice (am I being a bit pedestrian?) was the perfect comfort food. But the Taiwanese noodles and seafood took top honors, a bit like Singapore noodles but without the curry. If you ever go to Tallahassee and are in the mood for Chinese, Azu Lucy Ho's is the place to go. Too bad they don't have Pad Thai and they shun peanuts in the mistaken thinking that a lot of people are allergic. People can choose not to eat the peanut dishes, you know? All in all a 5-star performance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Scallion pancakes were greasy and light on scallion flavor compared to authentic ones; served with a delicious Spice Coconut Curry Sauce that overtook the pancake flavor. Salt & Pepper soft shell crab signature dish had a heavy fish flavor (would not order again), fortunately the waitress switched to out for me to the Salt & Pepper Jumbo Shrimp which was much better and had good flavor, if a little salty (would order again). Taiwanese Style Rice Noodle was very light in flavor/sauce and was a nice dish (would order again0. Crispy Jumbo Scallops were so spicy that you couldn't taste the scallops (would not order again). Our waitress recommended the options we liked. I would return.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a lunch reservation for 11:30, arrived at about 11:45, but didn't receive our food until about 12:40. We had to rush as much of our lunch as we could eat in 10 minutes and race back to work. I can't imagine the service is this slow all the time (or they wouldn't be in business).
However, our particular lunch experience was very disappointing.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was great!! We love this place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Red Dragon and Ichiban rolls are OUTSTANDING!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have chosen Azu for New Years Eve for the past few years. The food is outstanding and plentiful. Our server, Hope, was attentive without being intrusive.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The best, freshest sushi around!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great office lunch!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent sushi and other Asian dishes. Will definitely go again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best egg drop soup (IMO) manager was visible attending to every table, staff was friendly and prompt.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Consistently great food and service! They also have a wide variety of choices on the menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding Chinese restaurant! Service was attentive, each dish was flavorful. We will absolutely visit again when we are in Tallahassee.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the first time I had been to Lucy Ho's and I was very impressed. We have a take-out Chinese restaurant near our house but wanted something more so we went here. We both got soup and my Egg Drop was very good. I also got the spring roll and loved it. I wanted to get the mango beef tenderloin but they were out of it so I got the sweet and sour chicken instead. It was very good also. However, be forewarned, the portion sizes are huge. Both of us took home enough food for another meal. We asked the server if we could split the entrée next time and she said we could so hopefully we will remember to do so. I would recommend Lucy Ho's to anyone wanting a really good Chinese restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We made our reservation for a party of 10 at 7:30 on a Saturday night. When we arrived at the restaurant, they told us that they purposefully overbooked because people don't tend to show up and we therefore had to wait for our table. We waited for almost an hour. Not sure what the point of taking reservations if the restaurant isn't going to honor them. They also claimed that they sometimes do not get the OpenTable reservations - but they clearly had ours - as our name was already on the "list" when we arrived. It's too bad because the food was good - but we ended up being there until the restaurant closed because we were seated so late. Very disappointing.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food. Open Table great because people lined up outside Restaurant. Large portions. Fresh food. Regular soy sauce overly salty so they offer “low sodium”.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were visiting our kids for parents weekend and went to Azu with a large group. We had a reservation and was seated within 10 minutes of arriving. The service was great and the food was even better. Everyone in the party said how much they enjoyed their dinner. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Found this place on Open table 4 days before arriving in Tallahassee. It had good reviews on Open table and Yelp so we made reservation. Very good chinese food and sushi. Would definitely go back again when in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for the second year in a row during parent’s weekend at FSU. Last year, my whole family went (4 kids, 18, 15, 15, 9) and we loved it. So we came back this year with my college student and my in laws. Even though they were really crowded, we were seated right on time. Our waitress was adorable and gave us great recommendations. The food was delicious and the ambiance is very nice, although we would have liked it a little more dimly lit on a Saturday night. The food was not expensive. Considering we had drinks, appetizers, soup and entrees, we were pleasantly surprised with our bill. It’s a little off the beaten path from the college, but well worth the trip! I’m sure we’ll be coming back again next year!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Waited about an hour for entree to be delivered after ordering (nothing special or complicated). Waitress apologized several times, and just said kitchen was backed up, but we observed other nearby parties who arrived after us received their main courses well before us. No offer to comp appetizer or drinks or anything...it was a really long wait.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a fabulous meal, wonderful, fresh sushi, love the option for cooked dishes and it is the best Crab Rangoon I have ever had!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Authentic asian food. Excellent quality and good prices.
Just loved it and will definately go back when in town!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food that is reasonably priced. Love the Spicy Szechuan Beef! Whenever I am in Tallahassee, I make sure I get my Asian food fix at Azu Lucy Ho’s!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of the best Chinese/Japanese restaurants I have ever been.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Ricardo was our waiter. He had a wonderful personality and gave very prompt and courteous service especially considering we had 10 in our party. He had another big table right beside us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Shanghai wonton soup was the best wonton soup I have ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We have come frequently to this restaurant because of the attention to the food and attentiveness of the staff. We had a business dinner that we had reserved a large table for, and had to get it moved to a quieter area to hear each other. Unfortunately the wait staff was almost absent after that, and we had to send one of our party out to flag down a waitress. Everything was slow, the waitress had obviously not been trained, and little things like tasting the wine before pouring to all of the people at the table was overlooked. Luckily the food was good as always.

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 (Panama)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Consistently good food. Service was prompt but not rushed. Vegetarians among us were satisfied too. When it is packed, the noise level gets a little high, but otherwise easy to talk to your tablemates. I am a repeat diner and recommend to out of town guests.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Reliably good - I've never had a bad meal here and there's something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The staff was friendly. Our waitress was great. The food was mediocre. It was our anniversary and it was a let down. We are used to better quality Asian food. The restaurant was clean and seemed to be busy.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Delicious Food and very attentive service

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Brought friends who have exceptional taste and did not disappoint!! They said if we lived here we would be regulars too! Awesome experience and excellent food- every single time!!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Azu never disappoints! Tried a few new dishes this time...the Crispy Honey Pineapple Shrimp and Teriyaki Chicken with Green Beans were both fantastic!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This is my sixth visit to this excellent restaurant as an out of towner. The food is superb especially the varied dishes of fried rice and the portions are well worth the visit

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Love this place! My mom has been coming here since her FSU days and the tradition has been passed along the family.

Tags: Cozy
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