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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants on the GC! Food was so delicious from the lotus fries to the Baos! My personal favourite is the wings - simply delicious! We also had the special thrice cooked octopus just so tender and delicious! The service was outstanding!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023

The service was poor right from the start. Two of us just wanted a simple dinner which took almost 2 hours to get as the waiter forgot to give our order to the kitchen. You get that sometimes, but, the Korean rice cake dish had...a texture like a chilled minty candy. We do know what this dish is meant to be like. I respectively mentioned to the cashier that I was very disappointed and couldn't eat this dish : he immediately took that dish off the bill. Then I paid the bill and later had a look at it and was charged $9 for a bottle of tap water plus 10% Saturday surcharge plus credit card surcharge. I went straight back and showed the cashier this charge for the tap water and he refunded it. The 10% Saturday surcharge is ok , its mentioned on the menu, but when you don't get this back on your credit card and credit card surcharge after their mistake that's not good. The other bao dishes we ordered were reasonable, but the staff were more interested in cleaning up tables from other guests than serving us. The overall attitude of the staff and feeling was unwelcoming. There are plenty of better options out there these days, I don 't recommend this place. We made a booking online for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

This is going to be my new favourite. The food was beautifully presented, the flavours were spot on and the service exceptional. So pleased to see a bunch of young guys nailing it. Oh! And the coffee is great and the cocktails look awesome. Thanks...guys! Well done!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022

My wife and I had a most delicious meal here last night. It was truly a taste sensation and could not be faulted. We are looking forward to returning and sampling the many other choices on the menu. If there was a minus it was...the outside seating we were offered on what was a cold night.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 May 2022

Been here a couple of times and its one place we will keep going back to. Great service and the food is wonderful. The Bao buns are so full and are such good money. The dumplings are wonderful and its a great place to dine.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

The food here is original and super tasty. The Ramen was divine and the popcorn chicken totally delicious. This was our first time here and we have to come back to try some more meals.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

Overall the food was fresh and delicious however, the wait for food was quite long which was disappointing. The other let down was the price. You would almost expect 2 bao for $10. We had to stop on the way home to feed some of...the people as they were still hungry and didn’t want to spend the extra $50 or so to fill up. I’m glad I gave it a go however I won’t be rushing back as I cannot justify the price. If you’re looking for somewhere tasty without price limits, this is for you! If you’re after value for money, probably give it a pass.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

The food here is always great! The guys in the kitchen produce delicious food but I feel like they are being let down by the front of house team. The front of house staff are really friendly but they struggle with the attention that customers...require. A think a few of the more experienced staff members have recently left which is evident in the level of service which we received. This place is always busy because of the amazing food but they need to ensure they get the balance right. I would still recommend this place but maybe go with a little patience and be prepared to wait to be served / have drinks delivered.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 February 2021

Confit pork belly bao, Taiwanese fried chicken bao & Tempura chicken breast bao (special) all 10/10 orgasmic flavours, awesome textures and brilliant customer service. The only downside of the whole experience was the price of the baos, at $9-$10 each, it's a bit too much...considering the small size. A better price would be $5-$6 each or double the size of the baos and keep the current prices. To view my video review, simply head to my TripAdvisor profile and click on the link to my website.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

We dined in for lunch as we usually order takeaway bao from here. It was nice to skip the bao for a change (we religiously order the soft shell crab) and try other things that don’t travel so well as a takeout. The salmon tartar...and black sesame cracker was a nice balance of creamy salmon and citrusy yuzu with a lovely crunchy cracker to load up the food. The crispy squid was lovely and crunchy without being greasy. The green beans were surprisingly crunchy and moreish. The only letdown was the bang bang chicken which, in my opinion, was pretty bland and we felt like we were eating a big plate of coleslaw. The cocktails were superb. A good local.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2021 via mobile

Amazing food! We just love the chicken wings - our absolute favourite! And the baos are just amazing!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Such lovely food. So fresh. The swordfish was amazing. Great service. Bao are excellent. Love that this place is licensed. Limited indoor seating. Mostly outdoor seating. Has a great vibe.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

Fab little place with super friendly service and delicious food. Love that it’s licensed too! It seemed like we were almost in a trendy part of Sydney or Melbourne!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 July 2020 via mobile

Lucky Bao is definitely a hidden secret for locals, for Modern Asia food. Monday night dinner & the small place is busy. Everything on the menu is incredible & super tasty. Special mention of the egg plant dish & the cucumber kimchi salad. Great service...& prices for the quality of the menu.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 June 2020 via mobile

Lucky Bao is an absolute hidden gem close to home. The food is heaven sent and the flavours sublime. A girlfriend and I shared the salt and pepper tofu which was so silky and melted in your mouth. The deep fried eggplant has to be...the best we have ever eaten. Will both be permanent orders in future.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4