While working on several other projects, restaurateur Troy Guard gave his Lowry spot new life as Lucky Cat. The casual Chinese concept replaced Bubu to give the neighborhood a different kind of option in the growing Lowry area. Guard updated the space, adding funky details like anime-inspired neon signs, a busy mural featuring all sorts of pop culture and Asian-related motifs from video-game to Mister Miyagi, and a variety of cat-themed details from the wallpaper to multiple figurines.
Fans of sesame chicken and beef with broccoli from Americanized Chinese spots will be able to get their fix at this new eatery. The old-school dishes got a makeover from chef Guard and they sit on a menu that also includes spring onion pancakes (the chefs called this a Chinese enchilada), easy-to-love turnip cakes, a variety of noodles bowls with the Saimin being a star, and a selection of sushi, beloved at the late Bubu.
A variety of drinks are offered, to please all tastes, but the sake cocktails really stand out and are worth the adventure. A reimagined patio, a happy hour menu that offers items between $2 and $5, and curbside pickup (two parking spots are reserved for this), are extra reasons to check this place out.
Lucky Cat is located at 7559 East Academy Boulevard in Lowry and is open from 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.