Liliya China Bistro

★★★★★
  • 108 W 2nd St

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Map & Directions
  • 213-620-1717

About Liliya China Bistro

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12pm

Food

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I go there almost every week for my lunch break with my co-workers. And they all love it also.Danmm...you gotta try their lliya's Special Shrimp. ummm just thinking about it I want another dish. Lunch time gets busy, make sure to go before noon or after two. Luch service is little interesting you have to order at front and they will take you to the table. Dinner is regular dine in. They also deliver!! Clean and tasty.

2
★★★★★

I go there almost every week for my lunch break with my co-workers. And they all love it also.Danmm...you gotta try their lliya's Special Shrimp. ummm just thinking about it I want another dish. Lunch time gets busy, make sure to go before noon or after two. Luch service is little interesting you have to order at front and they will take you to the table. Dinner is regular dine in. They also deliver!! Clean and tasty.

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Almost all the dishes are pretty good. I come here for my lucnch break, and it's gets really pack here, so try to go before noon. I always order Lliya Special Shrimp..and IT'S DELICIOUS. One time Icame out to eat for the dinner and I order Seafood Noodle platter...this is something very new, Spicy seafood sauteed with veggie with rice noodle under. EXCELLENT dish.
You just gotta try it out. They also got this service button on table, so press the button when you need something. I thought that was pretty cool.

2
★★★★★

Almost all the dishes are pretty good. I come here for my lucnch break, and it's gets really pack here, so try to go before noon. I always order Lliya Special Shrimp..and IT'S DELICIOUS. One time Icame out to eat for the dinner and I order Seafood Noodle platter...this is something very new, Spicy seafood sauteed with veggie with rice noodle under. EXCELLENT dish.
You just gotta try it out. They also got this service button on table, so press the button when you need something. I thought that was pretty cool.

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It's more authentic than your usual Chinese Fast Food, however, as a Mexican who tells people who rave about King Taco that it's more expensive than it should be, I hear the same thing about this place from my Chinese friends say the same things. But like I tell them, you're willing to pay extra to get real good Mexican Food, as I am willing to pay the extra two or three bucks to get better Chinese Food! It gets redicoulasy packed at lunch hour from all the govt offices downtown, there is no parking. Delivery service is available, just double check your order, they sometimes forget items and have to redeliver. Take the bus! :)

2
★★★★☆

It's more authentic than your usual Chinese Fast Food, however, as a Mexican who tells people who rave about King Taco that it's more expensive than it should be, I hear the same thing about this place from my Chinese friends say the same things. But like I tell them, you're willing to pay extra to get real good Mexican Food, as I am willing to pay the extra two or three bucks to get better Chinese Food! It gets redicoulasy packed at lunch hour from all the govt offices downtown, there is no parking. Delivery service is available, just double check your order, they sometimes forget items and have to redeliver. Take the bus! :)

Pros: More authentic than other regular Chinese Fast Food/Panda Express Types

Cons: Pricey, no parking, limited seating during lunch hour, RSVP ONLY for 6 or more.

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This place is a great find. The food was amazing, I had the spicy chicken wings and savory orange chicken. Just thinking about the food makes me salavate. yum. The waiter was courteous and prompt. I really recomend Liliya to everyone who wants to have a great meal in the downtown area.

2
★★★★★

This place is a great find. The food was amazing, I had the spicy chicken wings and savory orange chicken. Just thinking about the food makes me salavate. yum. The waiter was courteous and prompt. I really recomend Liliya to everyone who wants to have a great meal in the downtown area.

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Awesome food and above average service! I would highly recommend their orange chicken. The decor is up beat! If you want quality food, and willing to spend the money for it; this place rocks! All they need now, is a parking lot. But then again, this is Downtown Los Angeles. You'll always have me as a customer! Thumbs up Liliya China Bistro! You're the bomb!

2
★★★★★

Awesome food and above average service! I would highly recommend their orange chicken. The decor is up beat! If you want quality food, and willing to spend the money for it; this place rocks! All they need now, is a parking lot. But then again, this is Downtown Los Angeles. You'll always have me as a customer! Thumbs up Liliya China Bistro! You're the bomb!

Pros: Great Authentic Food

Cons: They need a parking lot.

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I'm getting to the age where people my own age, 30-ish, are starting to do great things, leaving their personal mark on the world. The owner of Liliya is a super-cool young woman who's had years and years of restaurant experience - and has created a place unlike any other in LA. Infused with an artistic sensibility, the space itself makes for a great dining experience, with sleek furniture, custom wall-art, everything selectively hand-picked, etc. The service is friendly and attentive without being over the top, and the food totally hits the spot. Classic Chinese cuisine at its best. Don't let the modern interior fool you, this place was created and is operated with a lot of heart and soul!

2
★★★★★

I'm getting to the age where people my own age, 30-ish, are starting to do great things, leaving their personal mark on the world. The owner of Liliya is a super-cool young woman who's had years and years of restaurant experience - and has created a place unlike any other in LA. Infused with an artistic sensibility, the space itself makes for a great dining experience, with sleek furniture, custom wall-art, everything selectively hand-picked, etc. The service is friendly and attentive without being over the top, and the food totally hits the spot. Classic Chinese cuisine at its best. Don't let the modern interior fool you, this place was created and is operated with a lot of heart and soul!

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The food is served Fast, Friendly and Flavorful.

Things I've tried:

Sizzling Rice Soup-I love Sizzling Rice Soup its one of my favorites, snow peas, healthy chunks of chicken, and more in a light, smooth broth that is flavored exactly how I prefer it. Not too salty or bland the side of hot rice is dumped into the soup for a sound that is music to my ears and a treat to my taste buds. Good for cold days alone or sharing as an appetizer before your meal.

Seafood Noodle Soup-Texture of hand-made, soft noodles in a steamy, hot broth, generous amount of clams, squid, shrimp. Soup that serves as a meal.

Pork PotStickers-Can't pull an potstickers out of my mouth. Boiled and pan-fried for a scrumptious texture. The soy dipping sauces with chilis is excellent and I recommendit to spice up your rice or tone down any sweetness in the dishes to give it a rich and spicy flavor.

Orange Chicken-I usually do not eat orange chicken as a rule of thumb. My attitude has been change by LiliYa's Orange Chicken. Lightly breaded juicy tender morsels of chicken glazed with enough sauce to not be too overpowering or too tangy. Slightly sweet and D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!

Kung Pao Chicken- The Kung Pao has more Kung than Pao. If you are looking for a spicy dish I recommend asking for a little more chili in this dish. I am the slave for spice and this dish was a little milder than my taste bud?s desire. I added the chili soy sauce to this dish to give it some more PAO and that did the trick.

Mango Jasmine Hot Tea- Yummy. Ask for it cause it's not on the menu. Something sweet, something soothing, a little refreshing but most of all the flavors blend nicely and it's very calming. I recommend shaking the cup often as it has a tendency to be sweeter toward the bottom of the cup. Maybe adding iced water to the end to chill your taste buds at the end of you dinner.

Other great choices: Szechwan Green Beans, Galbee BBQ and LiliYa's Famous Noodles. What next...?

2
★★★★★

The food is served Fast, Friendly and Flavorful.

Things I've tried:

Sizzling Rice Soup-I love Sizzling Rice Soup its one of my favorites, snow peas, healthy chunks of chicken, and more in a light, smooth broth that is flavored exactly how I prefer it. Not too salty or bland the side of hot rice is dumped into the soup for a sound that is music to my ears and a treat to my taste buds. Good for cold days alone or sharing as an appetizer before your meal.

Seafood Noodle Soup-Texture of hand-made, soft noodles in a steamy, hot broth, generous amount of clams, squid, shrimp. Soup that serves as a meal.

Pork PotStickers-Can't pull an potstickers out of my mouth. Boiled and pan-fried for a scrumptious texture. The soy dipping sauces with chilis is excellent and I recommendit to spice up your rice or tone down any sweetness in the dishes to give it a rich and spicy flavor.

Orange Chicken-I usually do not eat orange chicken as a rule of thumb. My attitude has been change by LiliYa's Orange Chicken. Lightly breaded juicy tender morsels of chicken glazed with enough sauce to not be too overpowering or too tangy. Slightly sweet and D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!

Kung Pao Chicken- The Kung Pao has more Kung than Pao. If you are looking for a spicy dish I recommend asking for a little more chili in this dish. I am the slave for spice and this dish was a little milder than my taste bud?s desire. I added the chili soy sauce to this dish to give it some more PAO and that did the trick.

Mango Jasmine Hot Tea- Yummy. Ask for it cause it's not on the menu. Something sweet, something soothing, a little refreshing but most of all the flavors blend nicely and it's very calming. I recommend shaking the cup often as it has a tendency to be sweeter toward the bottom of the cup. Maybe adding iced water to the end to chill your taste buds at the end of you dinner.

Other great choices: Szechwan Green Beans, Galbee BBQ and LiliYa's Famous Noodles. What next...?

Pros: Great Services. Lots of Choice. Good mix of Fresh Fusion and Classic Chinese.

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If you are looking for a new restaurant with mouth melting food, unique & cozy ambience, and reasonable price? Liliya is the place to go. The chef covers from traditional to newly invented fusion style Chinese food and I never went wrong with anything I ordered so far. Try sesame chicken, once you start putting them into your mouth, you can?t stop!! The brilliant paintings of fancy carps on the walls which are actually done by the owners are also very enjoyable. Go today! You?ll love it!

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a new restaurant with mouth melting food, unique & cozy ambience, and reasonable price? Liliya is the place to go. The chef covers from traditional to newly invented fusion style Chinese food and I never went wrong with anything I ordered so far. Try sesame chicken, once you start putting them into your mouth, you can?t stop!! The brilliant paintings of fancy carps on the walls which are actually done by the owners are also very enjoyable. Go today! You?ll love it!

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Great cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, awesome food!
I'll go there very often & highly recommend to anyone.

2
★★★★★

Great cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, awesome food!
I'll go there very often & highly recommend to anyone.

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What a find! Second time I went there. First time I had fried calamari followed by sweet and sour chicken.... the calamari was terrific but the sweet and sour chicken tastes more like candy chicken... too much sweet, not enough sour. I really wanted to try more dishes but I was pretty full so I made it a point to bring some friends next time.

So I did. We tried the shrimp rolls, a pinch of salt short of perfection and chicken wings, 7 pieces weren't enough for us three so we ordered another 7... it's that good! Then we shared an orange chicken, kung pao shrimp and galbee. The galbee was your standard korean BBQ short ribs, tastes good as expected, the kung pao shrimp was delicious, really succulent shrimps, but the winner of the night as far as entrees go: the orange chicken, best I've ever had. If there's only one dish you can try and you happen to like orange chicken, you have to do yourself a favor and order it. And the drinks... pretty good selection of fancy drinks. I had the taro milk tea recommended by the owner herself and it was simply delightful.

Great decor, great service, nice ambience, and most importantly, generous portions at reasonable prices!

2
★★★★★

What a find! Second time I went there. First time I had fried calamari followed by sweet and sour chicken.... the calamari was terrific but the sweet and sour chicken tastes more like candy chicken... too much sweet, not enough sour. I really wanted to try more dishes but I was pretty full so I made it a point to bring some friends next time.

So I did. We tried the shrimp rolls, a pinch of salt short of perfection and chicken wings, 7 pieces weren't enough for us three so we ordered another 7... it's that good! Then we shared an orange chicken, kung pao shrimp and galbee. The galbee was your standard korean BBQ short ribs, tastes good as expected, the kung pao shrimp was delicious, really succulent shrimps, but the winner of the night as far as entrees go: the orange chicken, best I've ever had. If there's only one dish you can try and you happen to like orange chicken, you have to do yourself a favor and order it. And the drinks... pretty good selection of fancy drinks. I had the taro milk tea recommended by the owner herself and it was simply delightful.

Great decor, great service, nice ambience, and most importantly, generous portions at reasonable prices!

Pros: Variety, service, prices

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First off these wings are melt in your mouth good. The Flavor of the Korean bbq is also amazing!!!
The people that work at LiliYa are always friendly. If you run into Cecil He is the amazing artist that did all the murals in the Restaurant. My new number #1 Restaurant downtown.

2
★★★★★

First off these wings are melt in your mouth good. The Flavor of the Korean bbq is also amazing!!!
The people that work at LiliYa are always friendly. If you run into Cecil He is the amazing artist that did all the murals in the Restaurant. My new number #1 Restaurant downtown.

Pros: Food,Wings,Atmosphere,Rice Wine

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My fiancee and I went there on Saturday night.
We loved it!
Not too former, yet we felt fusion style ambience
Everyone there was very friendly. Very clean.
The Food was fantastic! we will definetly go back there for it ^^

Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

My fiancee and I went there on Saturday night.
We loved it!
Not too former, yet we felt fusion style ambience
Everyone there was very friendly. Very clean.
The Food was fantastic! we will definetly go back there for it ^^

Highly recommended!

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

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My friends and I checked out this cafe-restaurant a week after it opened... the ambience being really stylish worried me that the food's not gonna live up to it (cause that's how most LA restaurants are =), but this place is serious when it comes to food. Good mix of authentic chinese and fusion dishes on the menu. We had traditional stuff like fried calamari, wings, fried rice etc, and everything was delicious! Great staff & service too. I'm praying for them to keep up the effort. Right now this place is a gem because I don't know anything like that place in that area of town. It'll probably become real popular soon because that neighborhood is blooming.

2
★★★★★

My friends and I checked out this cafe-restaurant a week after it opened... the ambience being really stylish worried me that the food's not gonna live up to it (cause that's how most LA restaurants are =), but this place is serious when it comes to food. Good mix of authentic chinese and fusion dishes on the menu. We had traditional stuff like fried calamari, wings, fried rice etc, and everything was delicious! Great staff & service too. I'm praying for them to keep up the effort. Right now this place is a gem because I don't know anything like that place in that area of town. It'll probably become real popular soon because that neighborhood is blooming.

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We walked in on Sat evening not knowing this place was just opened. It looked so clean and nice we thought the food will be farly expensive but it was reasonable. Most of all, everything was so fresh, eggrolls were supreme and gosh! their orange chicken was so good(not too sweet like most of other chinese place)
and the service was also very good. the upstairs seating was very modern and romantic, felt like we were dining at some hotel lounge. Deifinitely interesting concept overall but I will sure come back for hot wings and their other dishes. Recommended!

2
★★★★★

We walked in on Sat evening not knowing this place was just opened. It looked so clean and nice we thought the food will be farly expensive but it was reasonable. Most of all, everything was so fresh, eggrolls were supreme and gosh! their orange chicken was so good(not too sweet like most of other chinese place)
and the service was also very good. the upstairs seating was very modern and romantic, felt like we were dining at some hotel lounge. Deifinitely interesting concept overall but I will sure come back for hot wings and their other dishes. Recommended!

 

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