A mainstay of the Braddon dining scene for years, Lazy Su has a formidable and well earned reputation for creating inspired Asian-fusion food. Self-described as fast, loud, rebellious, upbeat and confident, Lazy Su wows with its menu, decor and attitude.
When you arrive, a wall of golden lucky cats wave you into the eclectic space, a welcome you won't find anywhere else in Canberra. An incredible, well-stocked bar takes up the length of one wall. Jam-packed with top-shelf spirits, it churns out a constant stream of cocktails prepared with a side of dramatic flair. A disco ball spins in the back room and there is a wall mural and poster art aplenty to keep your eyes busy while you wait for your food.
Lazy Su's menu draws its inspiration from the streets, laneways and arcades of Asia and you'll find a mix of Korean, Japanese and Chinese inspired dishes with a few surprise twists like cheesesteak spring rolls and nori tacos thrown into the mix. One thing Lazy Su does really well is catering to the vegetarian and vegan market with creative, punchy dishes that leave the humble garden salad languishing far behind.
The yellowfin tuna tataki is food-heaven. The fish is melt in the mouth perfection and the taramasalata and ponzu make the perfect accompaniment to elevate the dish. Next, the salt and pepper tofu arrives and it is, without doubt, one of the nicest tofu dishes I've ever tried. The crunchy salt and pepper crust encased a creamy centre and the whole thing is set off with a flavour-packed gochujang chilli glaze. The tofu bao-ger is nice but of all the dishes, the least memorable. The bao bun is feather-light but the tofu is a little bland and there is way too much sauce with no other flavours or textures to elevate the dish. The fried chicken ramen is generous and hearty. Packed with flavour and topped with crunchy chicken and a perfectly cooked egg, this is a great dish showcasing a delicious mix of flavours and textures.
Overall, the Lazy Su experience is fresh, fun and full of flavour. Whether you've visited before or you're looking to try something new, Lazy Su is a solid choice for dinner and drinks in the city.