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Lucy Liu Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2275 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian

Distinguished by its kaleidoscope of cultures and flavours and its iconic red light beaming brightly onto one of Melbourne’s backstreet laneways, Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar is an essential ingredient that has helped to fashion Melbourne’s coveted food identity since 2014.

Blurring the lines between diverse cuisines, the menu serves up both street and refined, modern Asian food that breaks with tradition and has flavour at its core. Executive Chef and co-owner, Zac Cribbes, advocates both Thai and Chinese flavours, both playing a huge role in the bold and enticing menu.

The Lucy Liu experience was created to be fun, exciting and accessible for all. From office workers enjoying a lunch-time get-together, a special occasion celebrated in the private dining room, an intimate dinner-for-two, or a group of friends sharing a table amongst the buzzing crowd, every experience is honed to meet the occasion.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9639 5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Zac Cribbes & Jenna North

  • Private party facilities

    Lucy Liu is excited to offer the possibility of hiring the entire venue for exclusive events. With a sophisticated interior design located in Melbourne’s most popular dining precinct.

    We are able to offer a private sit down dining experience for 60 to 100 guests with seasonal, fresh flavours and the classic Lucy Liu dining experience.

    A canape style function is available for parties of 80 to 180 and is designed with flavours from the current menu.

  • Private party contact

    events@lucylius.com.au: (03) 9639 5777

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Flinders Lane

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Flinders St Train Station just a block away, and trams right outside!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

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  1. MC

    MitchellC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great device and great dining experience.

  2. MF

    MarsF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Celebrated our mates birthday there the food was to die for Service was outstanding the waiters were just the best !! I think we were the loudest table there (hahaha). Honestly have NO complaints

  3. H

    Honey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    A variety of tasty vegan options to enjoy and well versed customer service they even provide hot water to warm up your baby's milk bottle. Thats a plus 😉

  4. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious!!! Great service, staff were very knowledgeable with the food and drinks. Food was amazing, we loved everything that came to the table, we ordered the 5 plate option and it was filling and very satisfying. Want to go back again very soon!

  5. AG

    AdamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meals were very tasty, not too heavy (we had salads and dumplings) and good portion sizes.

  6. C

    Csyc

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Music little too loud and hard to talk with group.

  7. T

    Tyson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great alochol selection and amazing service.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely beautiful

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Food was rushed. We ordered many dishes for 4 people, the food was great and wait staff prompt however food was rushed within 50min and not enjoyable.

  10. SG

    SaraG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was spectacular!! Service was fab. Tables a little bit close together & music slightly loud… hard to talk at times or I should say be heard!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great spot for a team dinner! Service on point will definitely be back!

  12. CV

    CatherineV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The feed us 5 courses was disappointing - better off choosing from the menu

  13. ZS

    ZacS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every single dish we had was phenomenal. Our server was fantastic. Very warm welcome as soon as we came in. Lucy Liu is always the first restaurant I reccomend to anyone visiting Melbourne, consistently above and beyond

  14. M

    Mani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are so nice! Loved the good and ambience :)

  15. KM

    KateM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and food and always consistent.

  16. R

    R1ssap

    Brisbane

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time the food was delicious and the staff had outstanding service would definitely go again thank you again Lucy Liu….even found room for dessert…kingfish my fav

  17. E

    Erin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was yum, Waiters kept bumping into our chairs and forgot our drink orders / got orders wrong and were fighting on who was going to serve our table.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had to wait + asked to move to the bar for a group of 7 with our booking. However the waiter who served us was really nice and accommodating

  19. BT

    BenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing! One of our favourites in Melbourne

  20. SJ

    SumeetJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really good good and service. Enjoyed and would come back again:)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great meal and atmosphere. We were a bit uncomfortable as we were on high seating. Service was great too.

  22. N

    Nataliya

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful venue! Delicious food and very attentive service.

  23. IT

    ImbiT

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    service was excellent and the ambience lovely. we had 2 outstanding dishes. 2 very good dishes and 2 so~so so not consistent overall. the prawns in the smoked trout dish massively overcooked...which we wouldn't expect from this calibre restaurant. enjoyable experience overall.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great find, last minute on our trip From Sydney for the weekend! The food was exceptional, great service and brilliant vibe for a long lunch on a Saturday afternoon

  25. RD

    RebeccaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was fabulous, would highly recommend this restaurant

  26. J

    Johnson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Found the waitress rude, when we ordered her comments where “oh so not all not very hungry “ which made us pick more food, which we ended up not needing.

  27. BW

    BradW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Highly recommend! Will definitely go again. Meals are generous & quality is excellent. The kitchen is open, well run & very calm.

  28. C

    Cbga

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food & great service! Little noisy but it’s what you’d expect from a busy restaurant.

  29. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and great atmosphere!!!

  30. CF

    ChristyF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My favourite restaurant! Consistently good, always have a great time here. The king fish sashimi and the soft shell crab roll are to die for. Great cocktails and cool night time vibes, what else could you ask for?

  31. CR

    ClyntR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good venue, great service, not overly attentive, but just right. Really nice food, will be back to sample other items on the menu.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Without the staff knowing , we were celebrating a milestone birthday. It was like they knew - we felt very looked after, despite being very busy. Food was wonderful.

  33. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and wine with outstanding wait staff

  34. FB

    FionaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time diners. Loved it. Would love to go back with friends.

  35. MS

    MichaelS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four people in our group for lunch on Tuesday this week had a fabulous time. Great food, great service, friendly staff. Keep doing what you’re doing as you are doing it very well.

  36. RK

    RachelK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and experience. The vegan options are incredible.

  37. M

    Milton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was exelent, team members were all friendly and nice, food was exeptional, drinks were phenominal and everything arrived on time, good vibes and good times

  38. PA

    PAMELA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food & service always 10/10. I ordered 2 wines & wasn't real happy with the wines. I will be back, many times.

  39. DR

    DianneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The selection of dishes amazing and our waiter was so helpful in assisting us with share dishes. A very special surprise to celebrate a 50th birthday

  40. K

    Kevin

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was about my 12th time to Lucy Liu and the food has been delicious every time. One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne and highly recommend people to go and check it out. Highlights were the Kingfish Sashimi and Beef Short Rib Rendang.

FAQs

Lucy Liu Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
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Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
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Google Map for Lucy Liu Restaurant

23 Oliver Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Flinders Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Flinders St Train Station just a block away, and trams right outside!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zac Cribbes & Jenna North

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9639 5777

  • Private party facilities

    Lucy Liu is excited to offer the possibility of hiring the entire venue for exclusive events. With a sophisticated interior design located in Melbourne’s most popular dining precinct.

    We are able to offer a private sit down dining experience for 60 to 100 guests with seasonal, fresh flavours and the classic Lucy Liu dining experience.

    A canape style function is available for parties of 80 to 180 and is designed with flavours from the current menu.

  • Private party contact

    events@lucylius.com.au: (03) 9639 5777

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