Lilya Moroccan Lounge & Bar

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Lilya Moroccan Lounge & Bar

Lilya Moroccan Lounge & Bar
4.5
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About
Exotic, mysterious, sensual, romantic - Lilya offers warmth of the Moroccan way of life. Native Moroccans creating magic with sumptuous cuisine, inspired cocktails and stimulating music.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
How to get there
  • Central • 6 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 7 min walk

4.5
57 reviews
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Still in Hong Kong
1 contribution
Great ambiance and food quality
Dec 2018 • Solo
I have been in Hong Kong for a number of years and have always been on the look for relaxing places that offer great food. I found one before this Christmas - Lilya, at No. 77, Wyndam Street.

This Moroccan restaurant and bar is an unusually relaxing and beautiful place where you can eat a most delicious meal. Today I went there at noon time, and was quickly taken in by Lilya's cozy and culturally rich ambiance. The very friendly owner and the main chef went out of their way to say hello and when noticing my curiosity, they took time to tell me about their store decoration - obviously all materials was transported to HK from Morocco. They were proud to bring to this vibrant place yet another interesting touch of humanity.

I then sat down to look at my menu. I ordered a three-course meal, with their daily soup, a salad and a main. I was really impressed by their fish soup - when I squeezed in a wedge of lemon, the slightly tangy taste made my fish soup very unique and tasty. I also liked my Moroccan salad very much - I think I might have found a culture that could mix and prepare vegetables in a most palatable way. My main course was a total delight as well - the sea bass was gentle to taste and the range of vegetables cooked in the same tagine (Tajin in Arabic) gave me a rich layer of flavours. Finally, let me not forget about my mint tea - refreshing and satisfying.

Listening to Moroccan music, I finished my meal happily and decided to order another set of 3-course meal for take-away. I believe I deserve this type of treat living in HK, a very fast-pace place where most people are under a bit of pressure.

Thank you, Lilya for today and Merry Christmas ahead of time!
Written December 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for the great review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Cheers!
Written January 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mos E
1 contribution
Great place with good service and food, iloved it
Nov 2018 • Friends
We Had a great enjoyable time in this restaurant,the food was delicious,and the service amazing,i found a morrocan girl who is working there "meryam" she's so nice with clients,and very hard working.. she helps us to find a table quikly because we didn't have a reservation!!so because of her we didn't wait for a long time to having a site.
Will thank u meryam :) So yeah we had a great time in this place Its becomes one of my favorite places in
Hong kong.
Written November 18, 2018
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Thank you for the great review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Written November 25, 2018
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M. R.
Hong Kong, China705 contributions
New experiment no to be repeated again
Nov 2018 • Friends
It was a last minute thing as on Saturday evening it’s very hard to get a reservation for dinner while you are having drinks in the afternoon. Now I understand why the place was almost empty though.
Great location, interesting decor and cool balcony area... the good news stop right here.
Service is sketchy: we’ve been taken care by 3 or 4 different waitresses, some thought they were fashion models some others were lost in translation. Nobody was able to provide a straightforward service by any means.
Food was the most disappointing thing: blend and insignificant, not even very warm and ingredients did not feel they had much flavour or quality. Even olives and bread tasted like nothing. Couscous was lumpy and tajines (vegetarian, chicken, lamb and fish) had no spices to them. Salad felt like airplane food.
Prices are not even worth 1/3 of what we ended up paying.
Moreover, it was disappointing that they asked my credit card before showing the bill then to find out that we’d been charged for some dish that actually was never served, so they offered to give cash back instead of cancelling the transaction. Weird place really!
Written November 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Marco, Thank you for visiting Lilya. We are sorry to read that you did not like our dishes, we have already looked into your comments in order to makes the changes and improve in the future. We do hope you will pay us a visit again and give us another chance. Regards Lilya Team
Written November 5, 2018
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HappyHolidayerz
Hong Kong, China88 contributions
Good food and ambiance
Oct 2018 • Friends
Came for lunch, and they have several lunch options. the food tastes very fresh, ie flavors don't feel like they have come from from pre made pastes, but then again I'm not an expert.

Clear bonus for lunch is that there isn't many people so it makes for a nice quiet lunch. Decor is superb.
Written October 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for the review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Written November 5, 2018
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Mandy Im
Hong Kong, China712 contributions
The restaurant week, worth a try!
Aug 2018 • Family
It’s our first time to try out Moroccan food and I have to say you would be attracted by the restaurant design upon arrival. It’s spacious and overall design is so Morocco & comfy. The food presentation is good and we love the sea bass & chicken. Both are pretty especially if you love herbs. Also, the dessert is my favorite and it’s good to come with the traditional Moroccan tea. Good experience so far!
Written August 26, 2018
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Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Written August 28, 2018
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Marco W
3 contributions
Everything just perfect !
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went there for my partners bday! The cocktail n Shisha r amazing, environment is also very cozy. Because we went there after dinner so we didn’t try the foods yet but the foods there def looks tasty, will def go back again n try the foods next time as well!! Also the assistant manager Miriam is really lovely n sweet because of her, we had a good n amazing night there !! Thanks again :))
Written July 26, 2018
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We are delighted to hear you had a positive experience at Lilya! Please do come back again very soon! Lilya Team
Written August 6, 2018
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sarnan
Hong Kong, China24 contributions
Happier more than words
Jul 2018 • Couples
Excellent place to have Shisha and relax! Awesome place and the staff made it all the more comfortable! The assistant manager Miriam made it really good! Thanks heaps
Written July 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are delighted to hear you had a positive experience at Lilya! Please do come back again very soon! Lilya Team
Written August 6, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sabiee
Luzon, Philippines76 contributions
Mesmerising!!!
Jun 2018 • Friends
As you exit the elevator the wall of traditional Moroccan shoes that greets you, and we were told that’s a tradition, to every detail of the interiors is mesmerising. Limited food menu but makes up with quality. No worries on the liquidity though - extensive wine and spirits menu.

If you love lamb ... your desires will be satiated to the hilt - we tried almost all ‘lamb’ on offer and can say with confidence that it was amongst the best !!!
Written June 28, 2018
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Thanks for the awesome review, Sabiee! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Written July 4, 2018
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Astrojoy
Hong Kong, China502 contributions
This is a must !!!!
Jun 2018 • Business
Lunch or dinner this place is awesome !!! the food is just so good. Best Moroccan chicken soup I have ever had. so yummy fresh and tasty . Great service, Mariam the manager is so nice and friendly. Great atmosphere and very chill . Only thing I will say is that a glass of wine at 118 HKD is crazy . That is centrals prices and some.
v cool
Written June 7, 2018
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Thanks for the awesome review, Astrojoy! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Written June 7, 2018
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Ms.A
Hong Kong, China259 contributions
Yum-Moroccan-ness
Apr 2018
Haven't tried Moroccan food, so yes, this was a first for me. Went for family dinner at 9pm on a Sunday evening...and it was perfect!

We ordered wine then asked for food recommendations from Simo- who can also speak French btw, who didn't disappoint.

Interior was colourful and relaxing (lots lanterns of course) and they have balcony that makes it more inviting.

This place is highly recommended for its captivating atmosphere and food, that friends and family would prefer to talk and enjoy with drinks.

The only suggestion to this place is their indoor table that is too low to even be comfortably seating(I'm 5 feet 6inches, I need to cross my legs). Hope if they can look into it.

I will be back.
Written April 9, 2018
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Thanks for the awesome review, Angelica! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you, we've noted your comment on our seating and will be looking to improve for the future. Come back and see us again soon. Cheers!
Written April 15, 2018
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