This fall’s most-awaited West Seattle food/drink opening has arrived: The new New Luck Toy (5905 California SW) is open as of about an hour ago. October was the target for co-proprietor Chef Mark Fuller (also known for Ma’Ono in TheJunction) when we checked in a month and a half ago, and he and NLT partner Patric Gabre-Kidan have made it with a week to spare. As Fuller described it to us in September, it’s not a restaurant with a bar – it’s “a bar that will offer a small menu (16-20 items) of classic Chinese-American dishes. 50 seats, and a private karaoke room that will accommodate up to 8 people, cozily.” 4 pm-2 am nightly. The previous venue in the space, Chopstix, closed back in February; the plan for New Luck Toy (named after a longtime Junction restaurant/bar) emerged in March.

P.S. New Luck Toy’s menu isn’t online yet but we got a sneak peek at a test version last month, if you just have to look before you go. And the NLT Instagram page has previewed some slushy cocktails.

26 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE FOOD/DRINK: New Luck Toy is open"

  • Meyer October 25, 2016 (5:14 pm)

    I can’t wait to try it!

  • D October 25, 2016 (5:21 pm)

  • LAH October 25, 2016 (6:11 pm)


  • Kennedy October 25, 2016 (6:38 pm)

    Busy busy tonight, but worth the wait!

  • Ajwren October 25, 2016 (6:46 pm)

    I hope they have the right amount of MSG like the old New Luck Toy?  Any delivery or takeout options?

  • HelperMonkey October 25, 2016 (6:51 pm)

    the boozy slushies. y’all. trust me. 

  • Mary October 25, 2016 (10:16 pm)

    Ouch, not vegetarian friendly!

    • StringCheese October 25, 2016 (11:41 pm)

      Yeah, I’m sincerely hoping that they improve on their “test version” menu. The Rice/Tofu options all contain meat! This, when there is a giant meat section right above it… Hoping this is a mistake. Vegetarian options please!

      • WSB October 25, 2016 (11:53 pm)

        Take a look at the photos of the menu that are in an earlier comment – Looked to me like the sides were all vegetable/rice, and one of the noodle dishes sounded like all veg ingredients…

      • Semele October 26, 2016 (12:44 pm)

        Yeah, I was pretty disappointed in their (lack of) veg options. Bummer.

        • LeeRae Blaylock October 27, 2016 (10:24 pm)

          Eat some where else! I never expect Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants to serve me meat!

          You made your choice. Don’t expect the rest of us to kow tow to your likes and dislikes!

          • Jon October 28, 2016 (8:34 pm)


  • TheKing October 26, 2016 (5:38 am)

    I always wondered who has the recipes from the original Luck Toy. 

  • Rick October 26, 2016 (6:38 am)

    But,but,but can’t we have at least one child friendly bar in West Seattle?  I mean really, I need to go out drinking with my kids and can’t afford a babysitter.

  • Lola October 26, 2016 (6:49 am)

    I heard it was a few limited selection’s of just bar food.  Not like the Old New Luck Toy menu.

  • WSgal October 26, 2016 (8:06 am)

    I wish they had thought of a different name, too many people keep comparing it to the old restaurant in the junction – there’s no correlation between the two, right?  Looking forward to checking it out! Fun to have options in West Seattle.        

    • RayWest October 28, 2016 (4:29 am)

      WSgal, From everything I’ve heard, it has no connection to the old New Luck Toy at all other than it is the same name. Did they get permission to use it? I really feel like the owners of the “new” New Luck Toy have misrepresented this place by making it look like a “resurrection” rather than something completely new. I may try them once, but with such a limited menu and if there is no take-out (I don’t expect home delivery), I don’t think it’s worth my while. How I wish there was a “good” American-Chinese place in West Seattle.

      • Jon October 28, 2016 (8:35 pm)

        Lee’s Asian, my dude.

  • Yeeeaaah! October 26, 2016 (9:45 am)

    I have been waiting for this place to open for months!  I love Maono Fried Chicken and  Whiskey and Mark Fullers new “Toy” menu looks amazing.  Skee Ball and Singapore Sling slushies are a must! Too bad it keeps getting compared to the old New Luck Toy because there is ZERO correlation between the two other than the old name and that’s the way it should be….NEW.

  • Joan October 26, 2016 (12:38 pm)

    We wish it was like the old Luck Toy……….Where is the Fried rice, chow mein  sweet and sour pork and chicken of old and the combination dishes where one could have a little of each? Also it looks very pricey compared to other chinese restaurants.

  • 2 Much Whine October 27, 2016 (9:00 am)

    Did someone mention Skeeball and slushies?  Do they have Skeeball?  If Skeeball is part of the deal I don’t care if they have vegan, gluten-free or kosher options, serve “real” New Luck Toy food or sell salsa made in New York City.  We’ll be there!  Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • zerodacus October 28, 2016 (8:00 am)

    Well, as expected it has only been open a few days and already the complaints about the lack of vegetarian options has popped up. Coming soon “why is it child friendly”, or “why isn’t it child friendly?”, “another Asian restaurant?” “why can’t we have more (insert your personal favorite) type restaurants?”, “I was really hoping to see”, etc.

  • RH October 28, 2016 (9:27 am)

    And be aware that they don’t accept take out orders after 6 PM “yet”… too bad this isn’t noted on their website or somewhere to save folks making a stop. 

  • Holly October 28, 2016 (2:42 pm)

    Welcome to the neighborhood! I’m so glad you’re here. We are going to totally love another reason to hang out in West Seattle and avoid the parking and mess of heading downtown. You can be THE place for tasty boozy slushies and small plates.  I love that you chose to honor an old fav by bringing back the name, and decided to bring another fun place to West Seattle!

    Welcome to the ‘hood. I wish you success and hope all the fun people in West Seattle give you a nice warm welcome.

  • Adam November 1, 2016 (3:30 pm)

    Can wait to try this spot, sounds like great food and a fun atmosphere.  Too many people commenting on this that would win the lottery and complain about the taxes.

    Welcome to the neighborhood New Luck Toy!

  • alki_2008 November 7, 2016 (3:22 pm)

    Is there some special meaning to the phrase “New Luck Toy”? Just trying to rationalize why this restaurant would use that name if they are completely unrelated and dissimilar from the previous restaurant that had that name. I mean, it would make sense if it was the same proprietors, or if the menu offerings were similar. But if it’s completely separate and different, then why use the same name?

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