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Posted by Yin Xiao on 03/23/2014
Lili's is our go-to for Chinese on the UES. Highly recommend the noodle soups and even the American dishes (Chicken Broc, Orange Chicken, etc.) are really good. I think the Sunday morning dim sum is higher quality than a lot in C-town, and certainly closer!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/09/2012
I just picked up a small order of spare ribs for $10+ and was absolutely appalled at the small size of the portion. Instead of the few meaty ribs I was expecting I got 10 or so bite-size bones with a tiny bit of meat on each. Also, I didn't know that it came with rice and would have appreciated them asking me whether I wanted white or brown before automatically defaulting to white. I feel so robbed.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/28/2011
Unfortunately, this Chinese cuisine was lacking in several key areas like flavor and temperature! Both charges are inexcusable. Having never written a review on here, we were compelled by the disapointment in our meals. Staples such as wonton soup and sweet and sour chicken were bland and cold. The only bright spots were ok scallion pancakes and pork fried rice.
Posted by claire on 07/08/2011
i love this place.
Posted by Leanna4ever on 12/01/2010
Lili's noodles was always my go to noodle shop and chinese place in nyc. take out, eat in, delivery, whatever. The food was great and still is, but I have seen an apparent yet slight decrease in flavor. Although the chinatown style roasts are still just as flavorful and succulent, certain less authentic dishes are lacking classic heat and taste. Although this may not be a bad thing to some people, to me I feel like I am missing something when my noodles arent covered in a tasty thick sweet yet spicy sauce (somewhat resembling teriyaki). If the noodles are perfect authentic tender noodles sauce isnt a requirement, but for these slightly above average variety its needed for my taste preference. I still love Lilis and would definitely return, but will stick to other dishes
Posted by Anonymous on 07/25/2010
There seems to be a disconnect between whoever takes the order and the kitchen. When I called back, they read my order back to me just as I ordered it but it was not what I got. They said they would send out the order again but an hour later? Nothing. I'm so pissed. 40 bucks in the hole.
Posted by carrie on 06/18/2010
I love this restaurant... Not super healthy but their scallion pancakes are super good and their Lilis bun thing is incredible with the pork... Their panfried noodles with veggies and chicken are also really good and a little less fattening. :). The only bother is how long it takes the food to get here, but I personally think it's worth it.