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Lucky Cat - Permanently Closed, Denver, CO

Lucky Cat - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Chef Troy Guard's unconventional take on traditional Chinese Cuisine. Visit luckycatdenver.com to learn about delivery and online ordering!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11 am - 9:15 pm Saturday: 4 pm - 9:15 pm Sunday: CLOSED Happy Hour M-F: 3 pm - 6 pm Please visit or call 303-364-2025 for availability!

  • Phone number

    (303) 364-2025

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Troy Guard

  • Catering

    We cater for all local businesses and residents!

  • Neighborhood

    Lowry

  • Cross street

    Rampart Way

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available. Electric car charging station available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. J

    Joanne

    Denver

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Lucky Cat. Delicious food, attentive service and a place where you can just relax and enjoy. The happy hour menu, which changes from time to time, is a great value. Our favorite dish is the Chinese spare ribs. To.Die.For!
  2. SF

    SuburbanFoodie

    Denver

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We happened to stop in during Lucky Cat's happy hour, so we got to try a lot of different menu items for a very reasonable price. There were four of us and we ate family style, so we sampled across almost all of the appetizers and a few other dishes as well. Plenty of food, lots of great flavors. Only one dish -- the Dan Dan noodles -- was too spicy for our picky eater. Fun cocktail menu as well.
  3. SJ

    SJKM

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to come back for the amazing food! We just love the flavors and textures of this place and the service is terrific.
  4. C

    Customer

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was good, but not special. They have cuisine that is different, and thus it is fun to try, but they miss a bit with some of the dishes. The good: - The fried Brussels sprouts were very good. Everyone enjoyed them. - The spring onion pancakes were O.K. (and not cheap) - The Dan Dan noodles were very tasty, although I felt the meat was not ground fine enough and was a bit "chewy" - A couple of folks had the Gong Show cocktail and really like it The misses: - The pot stickers had very tasty meet inside (better than random Chinese resteraunt fare), but the skins were a tad dry. - The mix of veggies in the egg rolls was too "chewy" - an odd mix for an egg roll - Angry roll sushi fish was not as fresh as one would like - They were out of the Hong Kong Crispy Tofu (a dish I specifically wanted to try so the ultimate miss)
  5. m

    manytables

    Denver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    we turned out to be two lucky cats having placed an order of the rib apps - they were off the food chart !!!
  6. SJ

    SJKM

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing! Just delicious all around - interesting flavors and wonderful textures! Love this place - have been several times and just keeps getting better.
  7. M

    Mitchell

    Denver

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the atmosphere, menu looked good however, rice was under cooked for sushi roll which was disappointing
  8. w

    warrand

    Denver

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a wonderful new addition to the metro dining scene. The food was fantastic, and it is a wonderful place to sample and share many options. It is difficult not to order everything, because it was all terrific. The open kitchen is a treat, and food came out as it was prepared - fresh and hot. Service is impeccable and overall, Lucky Cat is highly recommended.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Lucky Cat is another cool Troy Guard restaurant. The space is small, yet open, food was extremely fresh and the service was outstanding, especially our waiter Jordan. But overall, I feel like this was probably my least favorite experience at a TAG restaurant. TAG, TAG Burger, Los Chingones, and Guard and Grace must have just set my expectations very high. Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood, but not sure I would go out of my way for another visit.
  10. MM

    MeganM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time at Lucky Cat and it was just as delicious! Kind, attentive staff and creative and yummy menu. I can't wait to go back, probably within the month! Very inspired menu!
  11. J

    Joanne

    Denver

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had eaten here right after it opened, and thought the food was good but not outstanding. Our visit this time was more about convenience; we were in the neighborhood and didn't want to wait in line at North County (which is just steps away). Boy, were we happy we gave it another try! The chef himself greeted us at the door and guided us through the menu, which had changed a bit since our first visit. Everything was terrific, but especially the Chinese ribs. The server gave excellent service (I think he was doing double-duty as the bartender) and the entire night, I guess, can be best described as a very pleasant surprise. We'll be back!
  12. J

    Jude

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was incredible. The ribs, onion pancakes, and fish buns are delicious. No better value in Denver!
  13. CM

    CitynMtnGirl

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    this re-do of Troy Guard's Hanger 2 restaurant in Lowry is a big improvement on they first version. The Asian street food menu is almost all very delicious. The best chicken wings I've ever had and the fish bar bun also amazing - the bun is the most cloud-like food I've eaten! . Happy Hour is a great deal with many food and drink options. The manager, Brett?, is very friendly and dedicated to making this a wonderful local spot, as are the servers. If you were unimpressed by the first incarnation of this restaurant, definitely give this one a second try!
  14. B

    stuartB

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    chef came to our table when we told waiter we wanted something less spicy. He prepared it and it was very goodl
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great name, brand and concept. Convenient location outside Hanger 2 in Lowry with pleasing patio environment. Attentive and polite service, no pressure. It requires a little extra effort to include a glass with a bottle of beer but it's a very classy move to include it without the inquiry. Tip of the hat, see you again soon!
  16. F

    cFuller

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I would not suggest going to Lucky Cat. I made reservations and when I showed up on time they had not reserved a table. They said we could sit at the bar or wait and didn't seem to really care about the inconvenience to us. We sat at the bar next to the food, smelled like something was rotting and their were flys everywhere. Food was slow to come out and over priced. Very poor experience and would suggest not visiting.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2016

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We made a reservation for our daughter's 13th birthday. She wanted to go to Bubu, but since the change to Lucky Cat in the same location, we thought we'd give it a try. I called ahead to confirm our reservation and to notify them of my daughter's shellfish allergies. We were assured that the Lucky Cat staff were just as knowledgeable about the menu and would be able to help us find dishes that were safe for our daughter. Although the waiter acknowledged the food allergy, he often told us he wouldn't risk even using the soy sauce. I think the chef and owner would be unhappy with this approach. Unbeknownst to us, the chef sent over a complimentary appetizer, with alterations made special for our daughter based on her allergies ( brussel sprouts which were excellent, originally on the Bubu menu), delivered by a second waiter with no explanation. Again, our waiter said, I wouldn't risk eating it. He was unaware it was from the chef on the house as well. It is common practice in restaurants we frequent for the waiters to announce and reconfirm that dishes for my daughter were made with her allergies in mind, no matter if the waiters are assigned to our table or not. My daughter didn't enjoy herself as she didn't feel safe. The chef selections we ordered were dripping in sauces and overly flavored with soy sauce or something. I order the beef broccoli. All way too salty and syrupy. the sashimi and sushi were subpar as well, a bit mushy. We won't go back for entrees or sushi. We might go back for an appetizer, pork bun and a drink, all things that were great about Bubu. Lucky Cat version of the menu, not so great. Wait staff not educated enough, nor willing to make the dinner special for a birthday celebration.
  18. C

    Cathryn

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Tried out Lucky Cat for a moms night out. Our server was poor at best, the appetizers and drinks were well received by the table, but our sushi rolls and chef specials were in the category with our server. They ran out of the ingredients for the cocktail we were drinking after one round, and had no dessert options.
  19. s

    sdesserman

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    So, Lucky Cat is not actually on Open Table. Made a reservation, showed up and was informed they don't have computer access. To their credit, they honored the reservation.
  20. BZ

    BrendanZ

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food good location good value. Would recommend to friends.
  21. KS

    KSLT

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Troy Guard's interesting take on Chinese food was as expected, tasty. As usual, it was also a little different. Plenty of good vegetable dishes, like Shoshoni peppers, Brussels sprouts, eggplant and pickled vegetables, on the menu as well as a fairly traditional shrimp dish and one of the best beef with broccoli versions I have ever had. At the end of our meal, the chef came out to discuss the dishes and their preparation with us, which was a nice treat. Our Asian native expert on Chinese cuisine was pleased too, which is high praise from someone who abhors Chinese fusion (which this is not). Thumbs up for Top Cat.
  22. A

    Annabelle39

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Buy some sake at the liquor store and get your meal from Pei Wei. I had much higher expectations from a Troy Guard restaurant.
  23. l

    lovedenver79

    Denver

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were closed for a private party and said that Open Table is booking them without their permission. We went elsewhere.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Lucky Cat for another great meal! Our waiter Ryan was great and we appreciated the Chef coming out to check in about our meal. All the food was delicious and fresh and the portions were quite hearty! We can't wait to come back in!
  25. C

    Curryman

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous find the food was a modern take on Chinese cuisine Server recommended 3 starters one sushi and one main entree to share between two and it was more than enough . Each dish was so so good it would be hard to choose a favourite we will be back soon
  26. RA

    RobertA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great Service Wonderful food A bit noisy (turn the music down a bit)
  27. AS

    AmyS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. Not very many gluten free options, which is not typical for a Troy Guard restaurant. The sushi was average and way overpriced. The people I was with had the spring onion pancakes, and they were by far the most delicious thing to grace our table all evening. The wine pours are EXTREMELY small--don't even bother. The decor is funky and fun, but that's about all this place has going for it at the moment.
  28. BL

    BrittanyL

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My fiance and I really enjoyed Lucky Cat. Awesome location and the food was excellent.
  29. CC

    ColetteC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good but be prepared for families with little ones. We also got charged 15.00 for a SMALL bowl of plain love mein noodles with plain tofu. A tad pricey for what you get.
  30. JB

    JohnB

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding. Everything we had was delicious. Our server was great, and the chef came by the table to ask our thoughts on the meal. Definitely headed back very soon!
  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food, drinks, and service were very good, if not excellent, however there were very few entree selections. I don't envision dining there regularly even though it is right in my neighborhood because there is not enough variety to choose from. The staff was very attentive and brought us delicious app and drink tastings that were delicious! Also a little expensive for the type of food.
  32. BH

    BarbaraH

    Denver

    271 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    271 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We made our way through the delicious and reasonably priced happy hour menu. Bao buns, dumplings, hamachi/quinoa sushi roll, duck onion pancakes, tangerine chile glazed wings, shishito peppers and Brussels. All were completely different and very, very good. Staff was friendly and attentive.
  33. c

    cowgarden

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not a good experience or food. Happy hour prices are great so awfully glad I didn't pay full price. Ordered a beer which was delivered warm ... not even a hint of cold and was informed they had just tapped the keg ... they may want to consider icing them. Wrap on dumplings was inedible although the filling was good.The duck appetizer has delicious duck, but was oversauced and you couldn't even bite through the pancake until it had soaked in the sauce for about 15 minutes. Sesame chicken was bland. Bao bun was inedible due to over spice. Two stars is generous. Will not even give it a second chance.
  34. d

    donnam

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another home run by Chef Troy Guard and team! Great food, unique menu, killer cocktails and sake. Staff was attentive and the chef even came out to check on us. we felt spoiled!
  35. v

    vvs123

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was average. Not very imaginative. Location a little difficult to find. Service OK. Not going back.
  36. T

    Taste

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We decided to drop by since this is a new place in the neighborhood. It felt like a LoDo hipster place. We were pleasantly surprised by the by the great menu choices and prices. The restaurant is small, and the staff is friendly. The food was very good. The only complaint was the music was too loud. When I mentioned this to the waiter, it seemed to get softer. I would recommend trying this place out if you want an Asian flavor with a slight twist.
  37. o

    organigirl

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't believe this place has only been open 3 weeks! Clearly the owner knows what he's doing, the food was delectable, the service was friendly, knowledgable and attentive! We sat in the outdoor seating and the ambiance was just lovely. This was the perfect reprieve for out of towners just arriving from a long day of travel. Thankful for Open Table, yet again, coming through with an excellent restaurant!
  38. LM

    LizM

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service! Don't miss the bao buns or ribs. We'll be back soon & often!
  39. a

    annie

    Denver

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Eclectic menu with lots of great options of great food. I want to work my way through the entire menu. The Cantonese Style Steamed Fish was over the top delicious! We loved both kinds of Bao Buns and the pickled vegetables. Music is loud. Service was excellent. They will open for lunch in two weeks. I was happy to see the Pork Ramen from Bubu (previous incarnation) is still on the menu.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!

FAQs

Lucky Cat - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rampart Way

  • Neighborhood

    Lowry

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11 am - 9:15 pm Saturday: 4 pm - 9:15 pm Sunday: CLOSED Happy Hour M-F: 3 pm - 6 pm Please visit or call 303-364-2025 for availability!

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available. Electric car charging station available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Guard

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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