By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published May 07, 2020 at 12:15 PM

It's a beautiful sunny day. And it's just a little bit brighter because Lucky Liu's, 1664 N. Van Buren St., has reopened its doors for takeout.

The restaurant has implemented an easy-to-use online ordering system, which allows contactless payment for take-out orders. Options include lunch and dinner combos along with an extensive menu of Chinese dishes, house specialties and a selection of sushi, nigiri and sashimi.

The reopening is a particular milestone for the popular East Side restaurant, which chose to close on March 21 due to a series of racially motivated remarks that called the safety of staff into question.

Please consider showing your support by placing an order for take-out in the coming days. All restaurants – but particularly Asian restaurants, which have continued to bear the brunt of xenophobic responses during COVID-19 – need us all to step up during these tough times.

Let's move forward and be better, Milwaukee. Our city depends upon it.

Lucky Liu's is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 9:45 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.