Lucky Chan’s is lucky for some

Lucky Chan’s is Perth’s first crowdfunded restaurant. Interested punters could contribute by signing their name signed on a wall or impart your wisdom on a step for $5 or $175 respectively. 672 punters put in and Lucky Chan’s ended up raising $112,000, well over their $100,000 target during the 60-day campaign. It opened about a six weeks ago.

It’s a narrow little eatery has a crazy Asian-Urban influenced fit out makes is tricky to climb the stairs – there’s so much stuff to look at everywhere – on the walls, floors, stairs, ceiling, mezzanine.

Of the three floors, the roof top is the best space – high above busy William Street three floors below. The city skyline is in the near distance and it’s wonderful to see it from a higher perspective.  On a warm and sunny autumn day, the roof terrace was a great place to be. The tables are probably a bit too close together, but it wasn’t busy the day we visited, so no bother to us.Lucky Chans_LR - 1

The menu is short and sharp and not much is paleo friendly.  It was one of my 20 per cent off-paleo days when I visited (planned that way), so all was okay. If you are avoiding grains, then avoid Lucky Chans. It’s all fresh dumplings and hand made ramen noodles – and worth going off-paleo for.

The two ‘from scratch’ dumplings we shared were prawn, snapper, squid ink mai and caviar ($13) and the sticky beef shin and liquoice gyoza ($14). The prawn dumplings had a pungent fishy smell that put me off, most likely from the squid ink. Not for me. But the beef ones were amazing – soft tender beef, slightly sweet, perfect dumpling casing, finger-licking-good. Lucky Chans_LR - 2

The ramen noodles are made in-house and a bowl of Shoyu ramen ($14.90) with Hanoi chicken, 62 degree egg, fishcake and nori is what I had next. The noodles were a wonderful texture, still with integrity (not mush). The broth was really tasty, perfectly seasoned, and the gorgeous 62 degree egg oozed all through it. What I didn’t like was what looked like seafood substitute. The waitress didn’t know what it was when I asked, only to return to inform us that it was fish cake. It looked wrong, so I didn’t it.Lucky Chans_LR - 3

Lucky Chan’s is hot right now in Perth. The prices are really very reasonable. The drinks list is excellent, and the service friendly. Would I go back? Absolutely, especially if the sun was out, I’d be heading straight for the roof terrace.



Lucky Chan’s
311 William St, Northbridge

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2 thoughts on “Lucky Chan’s is lucky for some

  1. Bar and Dining Room Perth

    Seems to be a great restaurant. I must say bars and dinning room in Perth are simply great at serving superior food and drinks. Whether one prefers street food, cafes or classic cuisines of home country, there’s a sport for everyone.

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