Lucky Belly

4.8
143 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Thank you for choosing Lucky Belly! We are located in the heart of Chinatown's art district. Reservations are accepted from 5pm-9pm. Proof of vaccination or a negative test is required upon entry, expect for take out orders. We are mostly known for our ramen, which is comprised of a tonkotsu and miso based broth, but offer much more. A few of our iconic staples are our Pork Belly Bao with sake hoisin sauce, Lobster Shu Mai with scallops and shrimp and our Oxtail Dumpling stuffed in a tapioca wrap with a sweet soy glaze. We are fortunate to have a vast selection of delicious sake to choose from and pair with your meal as well as handcrafted cocktails from our bartenders. Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to serving you!
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vipBLeu
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make reservations a few days in advance. Weekends are very busy. Best appetizers!

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SophieC
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing cocktails. Great menu with plenty of delicious choice - makes it hard to know what to pick! Friendly service. Background music could be a little louder to give slightly more ambience

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the servers were very helpful.

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KenT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Ramen was very tasty. Dim sum (pork bao, lobster shu mai, and oxtail dumplings) was good but way over priced. I would visit again but I'll only order the ramen.

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vipKansasFoodie
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unusual choices of food that are excellent quality. We had the lobster shu mai which was amazing! I highly recommend the lucky bowl ramen. The broth has great depth and excellent flavor. Prices are high, but you could easily share an entree. Highly recommend.

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vipLorF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very creative and delicious Asian fusion food. Also, portions were very generous! Loved the pork belly baos, shishito peppers and lobster moco. Servers were so polite & really cared about our dining experience! Would definitely come here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. So many delicious flavors. The staff was super friendly.

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ChickenMom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the duck appetizer, pork belly bao, oxtail dumpling, two ramen. The duck appetizer was very good. The pork belly was not as tasty. Oxtail dumpling had tender while chucks of meat. Pork belly ramen was smoked and fell apart at the very first bite. Really good food. A-

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JoshuaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and so was the service. There is nothing wrong with the restaurant. I just wish that the seating were a bit more conducive for conversation. I understand the space limitations though. If I were to go back I would request the bar top to be able to converse on a more intimate level.

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Athena
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is GREAT! Lobster shumai, oxtail shumai, duck tacos are must haves!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved going to Lucky Belly for their delicious, hearty, unique ramen. Their pupus are also packed with flavor and great variety for everyone’s taste buds. We will continue to support this wonderful restaurant because their food is consistently amazing and the service is always very friendly and on point.

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TomDori
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had almost every appetizer on the menu and they were all delicious. Unique flavors, sauces and presentations, we will be back on our next trip to Honolulu. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I highly recommend Lucky Belly!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service, quiet ambience had a special dinner out. Will definitely be back again! I highly recommend it :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation at Lucky Belly based on a recommendation for dinner and so glad we did! Good vibes and the food was excellent. We got a sample plate of the pork bao, lobster shumai and oxtail dumplings. All phenomenal, but the oxtail stood out. We also got a beast bowl and a fungi bowl - both very rich and flavorful. Also great to check out the downtown Hotel St area and get away from Waikiki.

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vipDCFoodie123
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and huge portions! We ordered way too much food. Our waitress gave us great suggestions too. Definitely recommend sharing plates.

Just keep in mind that it's not the best neighborhood. I didn't feel unsafe but it's not a pretty touristy area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! We all enjoyed our evening at Lucky Belly!

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vipCourtnayB
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been here since Covid, the food was even better than I remembered! Great friendly service.

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MarcS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Duck and shrimp appetizers were superb. Bowls were heavy on noodles and the fungi bowl was rather light on the shrooms. Staff were great; gracious and efficient. Very agreeable ambience. I will definitely go back the next time I visit Honolulu. 4.5*

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LauraP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent servers, excellent food, great drink specials. We really enjoyed our experience. I’d highly recommend the sampler plate. A little pricey but worth every bite. We went with the sampler and the lucky bowl. We shared everything and it was perfect for an older couple with smaller appetites. Younger people will likely want their own ramen. ;o)

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Neighborhoodfinds
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some out of town guests and had great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance per usual. Love going here for the quality experience every single time. It was our anniversary, and they even provided complimentary sparkling sake. Thank you for another great food filled evening!

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vipPhillyGirl
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Warm greeting at the door and friendly, attentive service throughout dinner. Had the sampler of lobster dumplings, barbecue pork buns and oxtail dumplings, and then a terrific bowl of ramen with bacon, sausage and sliced pork and pork shank platter. Quiet, sophisticated ambiance in a neighborhood setting. Looked like the bar scene was fun too.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were awesome! Don’t order too much if you’re planning to do ramen!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason, Shannon and the gang are nothing short of amazing!

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DavidD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On Oahu from Kaua’i…loving the many restaurant choices. I had read that Lucky Belly was good, but it was actually great. Our new favorite.

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DavidB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're locals, but from another island so it was just an amazing, lucky chance that we happened upon Lucky Belly. We had the crispy duck tacos for an appetizer which were absolutely delicious. We would come back just for that! We both had Ramen. I consider myself a good cook when it comes to ramen -- making it from scratch, but this taught me a few things about how to do it right, along with the miso flavored broth and delicately cooked egg. Service was excellent -- friendly and attentive. We will absolutely make this a "go to" restaurant on all of our visits back to Oahu.

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vipJodiJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious!!! A must visit while in Oahu!! The duck tacos were amazing!!! Awesome ramen and lobster dumplings too!!

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vipKaraG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & will definitely be back soon!! The lamb egg rolls are to die for. Everything was delicious though.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bartender/server was a great host with awesome recommendations for our dinner. Overall great experience, we highly recommend checking it out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service!

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Newplaces
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world delicious. Our server made great suggestions to make our dining experience that much better and she seemed to enjoy the food there as well (totally understandable!). The belly bowl was great, the depth of flavor in the broth is what should be expected from a good ramen and the meats were just an added bonus. The bi bim bap was a great mix with great umami flavors and textures. The special of the app trio of pork, lobster and ox tail was hard to pick a favorite with the different flavor profiles and textures. All in all, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!! 10/10

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HeidiY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was quite disappointed on the food they served. Probably won't return to the restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the starters - they are amazing! Great food, great cocktails and great service. Mahalo

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BeverlyJ
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love. Just go. You won’t regret it.

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PatriciaG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best duck tacos we have ever tasted. We will come back for them and the shrimp dumplings. Highly recommend the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't describe how delicious everything was! I had the special which was the oxtail dumplings, lobster dumplings and pork belly. Holy cow was it amazing. The sake special was on point too and provided a unique drinking experience as you drink the last of the sake from a wooden box. Very cool. My date is an extremely picky eater and had never had ramen before. He ordered the oxtail dumplings for his appetizer and was floored. Then he had the beast bowl and became a ramen convert. The broth was smoky and flavorful and the pork belly was tender and delicious. We are only in Honolulu for a week but we will be returning! I'm glad it was our first dinner so we have time for a second meal. This is the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was great, service was slow.

FAQs

Lucky Belly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 531-1888.

Lucky Belly is rated 4.8 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.