Lucky Belly

4.7
129 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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
7 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!

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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
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Someone recommended this place and I’m so glad they did. It’s the type of place that sadly gets missed but it’s wonderful and unique. We ordered about 6 different things to sample and all were amazing. We saw people on dates, families and more there. It’s a place for everyone and it’s a don’t miss place to eat.

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vipAndrew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing appetizers! We got the pork bao buns, lobster shumai and ox tail dumplings. All delicious! The chicken salad was excellent too. Server was very friendly. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loves the vibe! Lights were kinda too dark, but the food was great!

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GaryB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck Tacos, Shisito Peppers, Gyoza, Ramen.... Gotta love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, terrific service, a bit pricy but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us came for dinner which was my first time at Lucky Belly (this is my first time to Hawaii in fact). I had seen very positive reviews online, and they did not lie. From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. They even addressed my by name as I had made a reservation. The servers were happy to answer all of our questions and guide us through the menu when asked. The food was amazing. The Bao stood out in particular as an appetizer. We tried the pork shank, bi bim bap and lucky ramen. I was extra impressed with the pork shank, though want to also shout out the ramen broth as typically I am not a huge ramen fan. Overall a wonderful experience. It was a bit pricey, though our server had mentioned the portions were pretty large. We easily could have shared three or maybe even two entrees between the four of us. I would recommend doing so if you want to save a little, but I would also say it is worth getting to try more items. Next time I am in Honolulu I will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!!

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keith
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every time we are in Honolulu. Absolutely love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint little restaurant, great service and amazing food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A staple on Oahu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious.

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The lemon and butter sauce the lobster she mai was swimming in was outstanding! I wanted to eat a bowl of that!

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Este
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food. Such interesting fusion of Asian flavors. Loved all our choices.

FAQs

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

Lucky Belly is rated 4.7 stars by 129 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.