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Always before to go a restaurant, I do my research. As much as recommendations by people, who has been already there. But also, by Google reviews and how popular is the place on Instagram. Besides, from time to time I walk outside of the restaurant at least three times to see how busy it is. Then, if it is plenty of guests, moreover a bit noisy, the good food is almost guaranteed. That’s why is how I found Lucy Liu.

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After that, I came to visit Lucy Liu restaurant that proposes an interesting Asian fusion cuisine. In other words, it’s based in Thai and Chinese influence the most. Therefore, my expectation was high before eating the food. So, the chance to try much of the menu craved to me.

Samurai Gourmet at Lucy Liu

In fact, this place reminded me, a lot to Chin Chin. Due to, both restaurants have similar environment. That is to say, super crowdy with people enjoining their time in. Besides, the same influences. But not just that also the quality of food is great as well.

In short, no more to say, let’s go to the best part, talking about the dishes I tried here.

Crispy Sichuan Duck, Plum & Ginger Dipping Sauce The best at Lucy Liu

Surely, this duck has been one of the most tasty I have eaten in a while. However, I don’t remember to have tried a better one, what is made at Lucy Liu. As a result, this Chinese dish was my favorite here.

Green Papaya Salad, Shrimp, Chili and Lime

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In fact, I’m not a super fan of salads but this one was refreshing, delicious and the best of all, very spicy. Besides, sweet and sour as authentic Thai food.

Barramundi and Scampi Wontons, Spring Onion Ginger Dressing

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Certainly, I have tried dumplings and wontons in several good restaurants in Melbourne. And I can assure you that these does not have to envy anything to them. In short, they are very tasty, besides a winner dish, for those who want to start and enjoy classic Chinese food.

Fried Chicken Bun, Gochujang, Pickled Radish

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After having eaten two start and a main dish, so far everything was so great. Therefore, Samurai Gourmet got more appetite to continue its adventure at Lucy Liu. Then, the Korean fried chicken buns was the next. As a result, it was beautiful very savory. However, what is coming next, it was nicer.

Crispy Pork Bun, House Made Kimchi, Siracha Mayo

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At last, this Bao was the best between the buns, I have to say. Due to, the great flavor of the crispy pork belly with the kimchi and siracha mayo were unique. So glorious

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Location Melbourne, Australia

Key Information

Lucy Liu Restaurant

Qualification: Excellent/Grateful

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price: Average per person $$$ 120 AUD

Contact: (03) 9639 5777 /


Address: 23 Oliver Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


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