Brooklyn is a neighborhoods we love exploring. There are so many places opening that it’s literally hard to keep track. One of our newest favorite hot spots in Bushwick is called Lua Bar.
If you love behind the scenes spots to explore, then you’ll mostly certainly love Lua Bar!
Chef Manny Salazar is in charge of the kitchen and has done a fantastic job with the menu! It’s a very interesting mix of Japanese and Hawaiian dishes. As they say: “delicious, affordable, unfussy food”. Sound perfec, right?
Without a doubt, the place was an instant success attracting foodies & food connoisseurs not only from all over the city, but even from other cities. The news spread, they heard about the launch and added the spot to their “must-see” list, while in New York City.
What to expect? Drinks, beers, snacks and noodles! In addition, if you’re one of the night owls that just love being out till late hours, Lua is open every day up though 2am (except Sundays)!
Their menu is made up of small, but delicious and filling dishes. They have a friendly menu for the Vegetarian ones (like our founder), so don’t worry!
See some of the our top pick dishes below.
- Brussel Sprouts spicy peanut, lime, fish sauce vin
- Spicy Boys! Apam corndogs, spicy sauce, party on a stick
- Ovos Akuma deviled soy sauce egg, spicy garlic mayo, tobiko
- Fried Fingerling Potato beurre blanc, garlic, lemongrass, thai basil
Sandos – Choose two to mix’n’match, so we chose:
- Mexican Chorizo thai style slaw, garlic aoili, crispy shallots
- Roasted Shiitake chili, hoisin, pickled cucumber, scallions
- Lua Ramen soy sauce tare, pork belly, negi, burnt garlic oil
- TanTan Ramen spicy veggie soup: eggplant, tomato, chili, peanuts
The food is great, as we mentioned, and the price is fantastic. Very affordable! Noodles go for only $10/each!
“Our pork is from hormone/antibiotic-free berkshire pigs from the Eden farms collective. Our chicken wings come from organic D’Artagnan chickens in NJ. We make the best food we can with the best stuff we can afford.” ~ Henrique Stangorlini, Founder of Beco and Lua Bar
For drinks, try everything from the famous Brazilian cachaça to rums, tequilas, beers and wines. Their full bar will certainly be able to fulfill any of the desires and cocktail cravings. Plus, the guys behind the bar are cocktail experts.
And lastly, the place has a chill atmosphere. Dim lights, great music, good space even when it gets pretty full and some private booths too.
The bar area is always our top pick to sit, but the small table right at the front of the restaurant with individual sofas, is the runner up. It’s certainly the most coveted spot of the entire place, so be sure to arrive early if you want to sit there.
Oh, it’s a cash-only restaurant, so be sure to have money on you! If you forget, they’ve got an ATM at the back!
Enjoy the newest hot stop in Bushwick, and we sure to also check out Beco and Suzume!
Tuesday – Saturday: 6pm – 2am
Sunday: 6pm – 12am
1006 Flushing Avenue, Bushwick
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lua Bar