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Lucy Liu Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Lucy Liu Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2345 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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 2,345 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making our date night such a wonderful evening 💕 & thank you to our section waiter, Jess & to Robbie for our delicious food 🙏🏽 We will be back xx
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  3. LH

    LisaH

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time group of 7 Great service and amazing food Highly recommend
  4. E

    Evaan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music, ambiance, and service. Really enjoyed our dinner here. I have a few annoying food intolerance and the kitchen staff setup an amazing menu adjustment for me. Couldn't be happier.
  5. K

    Kelan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was good. Bao buns were amazing, and the soft shell crap was outstanding.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delivering a great meal with outstanding service, ensures that Lucy is always a contender for a get together!
  7. MA

    MarkA

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Attentive service. Not rushed out the door. Will be back
  8. D

    Duke

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucy Liu is one of our favouriter restaurants in Melbourne. After more than 10 visits over the years it consistently provides great food and service.
  9. M

    Maffjd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, matched with friendly service. Great vibe, will be back
  10. S

    Scinego

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great atmosphere. No need to say anything more.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice food and good environment. :). Staff are friendly too.
  12. S

    Steph

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Our waitress went above and beyond for us and any dietary requirements. The food was superb. Perfect spice blend Our table was secluded off and perfect for a birthday. 10/10 will definitely come again.
  13. AC

    AngelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food especially the sashimi. Staffs are nice too! We'll be back for sure.
  14. D

    Dolly

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Open from 12noon until 10pm at night, its a great place for an early inner before a movie or the theatre.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I had dine here before but unfortunately the quality of food and service has deteriorated. The food, this time, was good but not amazing. The service was extremely poor. Despite a very quiet restaurant, our food arrived with long delay and each person’s order in a different time. Also ordered the papaya salad which was a bowl of chilli, soooo hot!
  16. CG

    CharlesG

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Soft shell crab outstanding. Scotch filet beef not the greatest. Noise level an issue. Thump, thump, thump could be moderated.
  17. GD

    GeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a big fan of shared plate restaurants but the food is soooo yummy here. Will definitely be back. Maybe a little bit more banquet options would help.
  18. RB

    RebelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The kingfish was the best but everything was yummo
  19. HL

    HelenLuce

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The same fabulous food every time, this place is a huge favourite of ours. Great service, fabulous vibe, love it!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great selection of food. Waitress was very helpful with drink recommendations and food portions. Ambiance was lovely and cool decor and music. Food was delicious all round, stand out was the pork and eggplant tempura. Portions are good for sharing. Price is on the higher side, but comparing to other Asian fusion restaurants at the same price point, this definitely stands out from a food and value perspective in my opinion.
  21. KW

    KathyW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food...so tasty! Loved the soft shell crab roll! A must return venue.
  22. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing, amazing food, amazing staff however the music was very loud.
  23. CW

    CarolW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 6 all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Flavours were fresh, vibrant and left you wanting more. The ham hock was amazing as was the roti, but quite frankly everything on the menu was tantalising. Can’t wait to go back
  24. VA

    VenkatA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Yes, food tastes good and service is nice and staffs are customer friendly. The drawback is the table is too congested and the 2 person table doesn't have enough room and its difficult
  25. J

    Julie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing and great value for money. Great location but tricky for parking.
  26. p

    paulm

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Great cocktails. Definitely check it out - well worth it!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. And the service was absolutely amazing.
  28. LK

    LizK

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous shared food! Great staff who are always friendly and helpful.
  29. EA

    EdisonA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    I’m really disappointed because I had a booking at 8 pm. I arrived at 7:45 pm a bit late and I had to wait until 8:30 pm coz they didn’t have table for us. It was not confortable coz we hd to wait at the bar zone and have some drinks while the staff prepared our table.
  30. c

    claireb

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Great team working. Just fabulous thank you
  31. A

    Alexandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food for mine and partners 6 year anniversary. Server remembered all his orders without writing them done,very impressive. The watermelon soju one this one
  32. N

    Nuffies

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was fantastic, serving was amazing. Will be going back for the Soft Shell Crab for sure! Great evening, although seating was a little close so not a lot of privacy!
  33. y

    ygelli

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and location, always great service too. Just feel like you get a little bit fleeced on the banquets, but I can live with that given the food quality.
  34. MA

    MARKL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Good food but way Overpriced . Also got asked to leave after 90 mins . Was told next booking had arrived but still lots of empty tables
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  36. GM

    GaryM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Feel safe and cared for. Favourite Asian fusion experience
  37. DW

    DanielleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious The pork hock is a standout dish Staff were incredibly helpful and went through the menu thoroughly The dumplings were so tasty too
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as we entered from the alleyway. Food was absolutely delicious and great friendly service. Will definitely be back to try more dishes and another serve of soft shell crab jianbing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great staff, great food & great vibe. will definitely be back when i visit melbourne again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great Food and Service

FAQs

Lucy Liu Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2345 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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