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Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

LET LUCY CHOOSE
5 Plates per person58
7 Plates per person68
Let Lucy Choose
SMALL BITES & TASTES
each4
Freshly Shucked Oysters
with red nam jim or ponzu dipping sauce
7
Organic Silken Tofu
ginger mirin dressing, cucumber & mint
each7
Fresh Betel Leaf
with kingfish & tuna, chive, soy & ginger
21
Kingfish Sashimi
green chilli, Thai basil & toasted coconut
22
Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki
with ginger wasabi dressing & sesame rice cracker
16.5
Tempura Soft-Shelled Crab
with hot green nam jim
18
Thai Fish Cakes
with peanut & chilli dipping sauce
16
Tempura Prawn Betel Leaves
with sour plum sauce
22
Rare Breed Sticky Pork Belly
palm sugar caramel, young coconut salad & red chilli
16
Salt & Pepper Chicken Ribs
with lemon and kewpie mayo
DUMPLINGS & BUNS
14
Siu Mai Prawn Dumplings
with red vinegar chilli oil
16
Peking Duck Dumplings
with Lucy's hoi sin sauce
14
Pan Fried Spinach & Waterchestnut Dumplings
Sichuan chilli oil
15
Barramundi & Scampi Dumplings
with chilli, ginger & spring onion
each9
Crispy Pork Bun
with spicy kimchi & kewpie mayo
15
Soft-Shelled Crab 'Jianbing' Pancake Roll
with spicy hoi sin
each8
Korean Fried Chicken Bun
with spicy gochujang
PLATES
17.5
Green Papaya Salad with Beans
tomato, peanuts, dried shrimp & hot chilli
19
Drunken Free-Range Chicken
with Shao Xing wine, spring onion & ginger
21
Nam Khao Tod
crispy rice and hot smoked trout salad, peanuts, shrimp, chilli & herbs
18
Tempura Organic Tofu & Seasonal Vegetables
with tomato chilli dipping sauce
19.5
Wok Fried Local Calamari
with pickled papaya, Vietnamese mint, red nam jim & peanuts
23
Wok Tossed King Prawns & Mussels
house made XO sauce, Chinese donut
LARGER
36
Cantonese Steamed Blue Cod Fillet
with ginger, spring onion & soy
36
Crispy Fried Sichuan Duck
with watercress salad & tamarind sesame dressing
39
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder
green chilli dahl, cucumber & yoghurt
38
Fried Barramundi
with star anise lemongrass broth, clams, Chinese celery & crispy wonton skin
39
Roasted Shortrib with Rendang Curry
coconut, herbs & pickles
42
Korean Style Crispy Pork Hock
with apple kimchi salad, pancakes & hoisin (for 2 or more)
SIDES
4
Steamed Jasmine Rice
12
Stir Fried Asian
greens with garlic & chilli
8
Lucy Liu Spiced Green Apple Coleslaw
12
Smashed Cucumber
sesame oil, Sichuan pepper, chilli & soy
5
Lucy's Roti Bread
SWEET
16.5
Ginger Crème Brulée
palm sugar caramel & sesame tuile
16.5
Chocolate Dulce De Leche
orange granita, malt biscuit
16.5
Vietnamese Coffee Ice-Cream
fried Chinese donut
16.5
Banana Fritters
roasted rice & coconut, vanilla bean ice-cream
2 Scoops 9
Ice-Cream of the Day
6
Petit Fours
About
Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar is an eclectic multicultural Asian eating & drinking space designed to cater for people wanting Asian sharing tastes with cool drinks in a buzzing, stylish and fun street food environment.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today

This place has seriously good food though it can be a bit noisy and crowded, I will be back with friends so we can try more dishes

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank shayela c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice little tucked away restaurant, which served great food. The food was amazing and service very swift. This is a very good choice for a night out. Worth going to.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank davidcA3695SG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently enjoyed an excellent group dinner at Lucy Liu, which was completely full on a Thursday evening. We opted to "Let Lucy Choose" our courses, all of which were excellent. We enjoyed yellow fin tuna, pork salad, chicken curry, salmon, and a supplemental whole barramundi...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Phil R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to this venue for Lunch and could not wait to go go back until last Saturday when the experience was so disappointing. The one dish we loved on our first visit was ordered but not delivered on the Saturday night and trying...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank honesty19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is delicious, the service is great! Highly recommend the Market Fish of the day, it was phenomenal.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank wherearethedans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant!!!! The food was amazing and the staff were fantastic. You must have the snapper dumplings.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank karendN2766TY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Lucy Liu and always visit when I'm down from Sydney. It's spicy Asian fusion. My "go too dishes" - kingfish sashimi, crab pancake roll and korean chicken bun. Avoid the sparkling water as the minute they pour it into the glasses it looses...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Aussienando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have given this restaurant 3.5 stars but couldn’t. It’s above a 3 but felt that it didn’t warrant a 4. But with that being said, we were there at an off time and it wasn’t busy at all. Our waiter P J was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lovetocook2531
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiding in plain sight,Lucy Liu is a gem that I feel everyone knew about except me, until now. A buzzing room waits beyond the red neon laneway entry and the fusion food is simple but delicious with a hint of chilli to entice. Start with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Amy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s well worth venturing down the laneway to Lucy Liu. The food is very, very good. Restaurant was busy; however, we were still able to hold a conversation at the table at a normal volume. Staff are excellent. Their recommendations on what to order was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Alan S
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Jillian A
December 30, 2018|
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Response from B6409CVdenisec | Reviewed this property |
No... it’s licensed
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Ly007
August 19, 2017|
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Response from s2zart | Reviewed this property |
Yes many Asian style restaurants have good vegetarian options.
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aro51287
May 7, 2017|
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Response from VickiB67 | Reviewed this property |
No Yum Cha available but they do always have a selection of around 5 different types of dumplings on the menu.
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