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Dec 29, 2012 07:32 AM

Lucky Robot - review

Fun place, good food.

Had the brussel sprout ap ($4) and the schoolgirl bowl ($8), which was a mix of white meat chicken, veggies, a spicy sauce + aioli, over rice (enough to take half home for lunch). Both were delightful. Famously, one orders from an iPad. It shows pictures of the dish, there's a button for calling the waitperson, and you use it to pay as well. Twice the food for half the price of Sway, much better service, not as big a scene, but trendy just the same.

It is on South Congress between Amy's and the Continental Club.

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  1. I should add: with a vegetarian husband, it was nice to find a Japanese Restaurant with extensive choices for him.

    I am returning tonight with five friends and will update this review afterwards.

    They take reservations for parties of 5 or more.

    1. Took five friends there last night. Everyone delighted. Brussel sprouts, seaweed salad, and spicy edamame appetizers were all a hit. Asked for aioli with the b-sprouts. Everyone had noodle or rice bowls, and there were no leftovers. The only disappointment was the dessert, donatsu, which was a couple of fried dough balls with a tablespoon of raspberry dipping sauce and and a thimble full of Amy's ice cream. Better to go next door to Amy's for a full helping.

      1. same owners as Zen, so I'm highly skeptical. That place is terrible.

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        1. It's been all crickets about this place in the last couple years and wanted to bump the thread up a bit to get any recommendations. I was thinking about hitting them up tonight or another weeknight this week. Any fans of any of their dishes in particular?

          thanks y'all.

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          1. re: slowcoooked

            I think those brussels sprouts the OP mentioned are to die for. Quite possibly my favorites in town (yes, including Uchiko). I also love both of their pork belly dishes, the Rising Sun and the Bo Ssam. The meat in the Bo Ssam preparation is a little less fatty because it is shredded. Both delicious.

          2. okay, gotta try. didn't last night but will in the next few.

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            1. re: slowcoooked

              I've always liked Lucky Robot. It's gotten even better this year. They got a new chef who had previously worked at Uchi and the W. I always go at happy hour because they've got some cheap food and sushi specials until 6:30. I really like their sashimi dishes.