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Lucky Liu's Brings Dim Sum and Then Some Downtown

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[Photos: Aimee Cebulski]

After some delay, Lucky Liu's, an "elevated Asian diner", has finally soft opened downtown.

Owner Alex Thao has already been testing out the dim sum featured here at his other restaurant, French Concession, which recently replaced Celadon in Hillcrest; joining the array of steamed and fried dishes on the menu is a mix of traditional and not-so-traditional (lookin' at you, cream cheese wonton) items, including Peking duck, honey-glazed walnut shrimp, cashew chicken and a seafood and tofu clay pot.

A 20-seat patio on J Street is in the works, as is an easily accessible takeout window; Lucky Liu's current operating hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight on weekends.

Lucky Liu's Menu

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