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“Pork Belly Bao, just eat that and you've lived well”
Review of Lucky Belly

Lucky Belly
Ranked #10 of 2,391 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
586 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Pork Belly Bao, just eat that and you've lived well”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I decided to give this place a yet while hanging out downtown waiting for a flight. I just went with the signature Pork Belly Boa, then decided to try the oxtail dumplings. A little too strong for my taste but worth the try.

  • Visited September 2013
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The Villages, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
1,260 reviews
923 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 755 helpful votes
“Plates Could Star in Restaurant Commercial”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The delightful greeter seated us in five minutes. Our server was nearly as good as the overwhelmingly delicious foods. Menu questions were answered with a knowledgeable authority and insightful recommendations. A question on a wine offering was clearly settled with a full description of the composition of the wine.
Food there has never missed. During our short wait, plates that passed-by looked like successful auditions for a restaurant, artistic, ample and compelling!
Friends are disappointed that dessert is not offered.
They are mistaken. Have another gyoza.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank johnfjohnston
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“I have Opa sandwich special & it was delicious”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Got off from the bus & this place was right in front of bus stop. We were look into the window & this place looks unlike anything in Chinatown, trendy & no funky smell. Clean & service is great.
Food is delicious. Not a veggetarian friendly place though.
Must try their belly bowl!
We will come here every time we are in Honolulu.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank maw0512
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Get the Belly Bowl!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I’ve taken my wife here a few times now. It’s a great place to go for a date, but not if you are looking for a romantic candle lit dinner. The menu is small, but it is always supplemented by unique daily specials. Their ramen is quite good, especially the Belly Bowl. If you are unfamiliar with ramen and are expecting something like a can of soup, you probably won’t appreciate how good it is. Their drink menu is decently sized for a restaurant their size, but if you are out bar hopping you may want to stick to other locations.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Get out of Waikiki to try this place, it's worth it!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Just a short cab ride from Waikiki Beach (13 minutes?) and hidden in the old Chinatown district is this fairly new, incredibly delicious and fun little restaurant "Lucky Belly". We read the recent reviews on Trip Advisor and gave it a try. Best experience imaginable. Young people own and run this place. It's hip, cool and well decorated. Casual but nice, mostly local folks. Staff was beyond friendly. Allie the bartender (such a nice person) wrote down wonderful suggestions for other places to try as well.

Arrived @6:40 with no reservation, waited about 15 minutes. Chose to eat at the bar. It was comfortable & cozy there. Started with two of their unusual and tasty cocktails (Desert Flower $10 - a hibiscus margarita of sorts) and then an Orval Beer $11 (great Belgium beer)

Ordered dinner tapas style so we could sample more items between the two of us. Highly recommend the Shrimp gyoza on edamame avocado puree $7 - clean bites bursting with fresh flavor, the oxtail dumplings $8 - roasted tender bites of smoky lean oxtail garnished with a cream mustard sauce, and the favorite of our night... lobster Shu Mai $12 - nice chunks of grilled tasting lobster with an incredible mild lemon beurre blanc sauce! Could not pass up their Shrimp Kim Chi bowl $12 - shrimp, kim chi and ramen noodles in a big warm bowl, plenty for two. Tasty finish to a perfect meal! Entire meal & drinks under $80 for two.

The dinner was very affordable - this was definitely fine food, down to the presentations.
Staff friendly, courteous and helpful. Even called cab for us.
Patrons were friendly and were mostly around the 30-40ish age crowd.
Kids would be fine here but didn't see any that night.

Had room for dessert but since they don't offer one, they recommended Alan Wongs.
Great idea, we got in a cab and finished up there with yummy desserts and decaf.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Lili B
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