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Lucky Bao, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast

Lucky Bao


Lucky Bao Gold Coast is a restaurant with a story we just love.  What was once a stall at the Miami Marketta when there were pumping out Bao’s out of a small marquee to foot traffic then fast forward they opened the doors of there own restaurant. A dream any small business would love to achieve.

A modern Asian eatery who pride themselves on share plates and of course featuring there trademark Baos.

Small but quaint little venue noticed in this little precient by there brightly shining pink sign.

Lucky Bao Location

Lucky Bao is located on Makeri Street, in the quiet Gold Coast suburb of Mermaid waters, tucked away in in a small parade of shops. !5 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 20 minutes from Coolongatta.

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The Food

As mentioned Lucky Bao operates on a modern Asian share plates large and small and of course the highlights are the bao’s. I can honestly say and have tried them all, here are no bad bao’s here. However special praise goes to the Taiwanese fried chicken, pork belly and the tempura soft shell crab absolutely delicious and flavoursome, the best your find on the Gold Coast.

Baos at lucky bao gold coast
Baos at Lucy Bao

Other favourites at Lucky Bao would include,  succulent Korean chicken wings with either spicy Korean or Sichaun Sweet and Sour, our preference being the Korean but both delicious. Another must try would be the the bang bang chicken vermicelli salad. Packed full of freshness and flavour a real treat.

We loved enjoying a liquid journey for dessert and the cocktails at Lucky Bao are delicious. With my favourite being the birch wood smoked old fashioned.

Finer Details

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am to 3:30pm and 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 11:30am to 8:30pm

Closed Tuesdays


Lucky Bao website


6A/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters, QLD, Australia. 4218

And Lastly

Overall a fine restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city lights, but a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some of the best food on the Gold Coast Asian and dining scene.

Lucky Bao was an easy pick for an entry into our Best Restaurants Gold Coast, guide. One of many from the restaurants south end of the Gold Coast.


Do they only serve Bao Buns ?

No. Although these are the highlight there are other options

Is this restaurant good for sharing ?

Share plates are a highlight of Lucky Bao

Are there Vegan options ?

Yes there are vegan options

Can you get a gluten free option


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