Lucky Bao


Ph: 07 5679 6517

6/90 Markeri Street
Mermaid Waters, 4218 QLD
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Opening Hours

SUN 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm
MON 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm
TUE 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm
WED 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm
THU 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm
FRI 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm
SAT 11:00am - 3:00pm
  3:30pm - 10:00pm

The Details

  • South-East Asian
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Take Away

Lucky Bao Mermaid Waters

The Verdict

These days, Gold Coasters are well acquainted with pillowy steamed Chinese bao buns, and we can thank Lucky Bao for igniting the obsession. Introducing the Coast to bao back in the early days at Miami Marketta, Lucky Bao now has a permanent home in Mermaid Waters. Come for their $16 two-bao lunch specials (Mon to Fri), or return after dark when their dining footprint doubles and spills over to the neighbouring deck.

Mix and match these clouds of deliciousness with epic bao stuffings such as confit pork belly, tempura soft shell crab with Asian slaw, or Taiwanese fried chicken, to name but a few. Though it’d be a crime to stop at the bao menu, when tempted with the likes of Kingfish sashimi, twice-cooked sticky lamb ribs, beef cheek horseradish dumplings and rotating craft beers on tap. We’re going to bold and claim these are the best damn bao on the Gold Coast. Amen.

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List