Alex Thao—the San Diego native restaurateur behind Rama and Celadon, aims for place to get the stand-by, comforting Chinese dishes that will satisfy the craving that hits you upside the head and says “GIMME CHINESE!”
Nestled less than a block away from the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, Lucky Liu’s is located where San Diego’s turn of the century Chinatown was and what is now recognized as the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District.
What to expect at Lucky Liu’s? A cool, laid back environment with classic Chinese dishes like walnut shrimp, dumplings and of course, grandma’s authentic recipes. Lucky Liu’s will also serve the Gaslamp Quarter’s first-ever weekend dim sum or Chinese brunch.
It’s grandma’s story that yielded the name of the restaurant. Thao’s grandfather passed away, and a man named Mr. Liu gave her a lease to open her own photography shop. Upstairs from her shop, she would cook some of the recipes that will be served at Lucky Liu’s.
Lucky Liu’s will be opening summer 2013 on 332 J Street San Diego, Calif.
Sample menu items include:
Oolong marinated seabass
Chow fun in chicken or beef
Bao buns in BBQ pork, chicken, or veggie