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Lily's

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Rebgasse 1 | Am Claraplatz, Basel 4058, Switzerland
061 683 11 11
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not as good as the Zurich original...

I recently visited Lily's in Basel and, while the food, service and atmosphere were all very good, it their tea menu had shrunk and my favourite Green Thai Curry wasn't as spicy as the ones they make at Lily's in Zurich. This was something of a disapointment, because I love spicy food. On the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alex B
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Switzerland
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Switzerland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited Lily's in Basel and, while the food, service and atmosphere were all very good, it their tea menu had shrunk and my favourite Green Thai Curry wasn't as spicy as the ones they make at Lily's in Zurich. This was something of a disapointment, because I love spicy food. On the other hand the waitress kindly brought... More 

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Thank Alex B
Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice restaurant with a big outside sitting area that serves a very nice selection of Thai food. I go there quite often and just love it!

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Thank marcoplfilipe
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy, interesting atmosphere. Eating is on bench tables, which gives you the random choice, when it's busy, of meeting new friends or awkwardly listening to others' conversation. But that suits me fine. Food is always tasty with a wide choice, and service generally very efficient. Not at all a bad formula as an alternative to the more conservative Swiss menu... More 

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Thank Technomunch
De Wilgen
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating good food in an informal environment is always nice. The choice the have is a good variety between mild and spicy for Veg and Meat lovers

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Thank Ted L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for casual dinning and is always busy so get there early. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. The service is fast and they even do delivery!

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Thank Gareth D
Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although there are tons of Thai restaurants in Basel this is one of my favorites because the food is great. I grand off between this restaurant & a few others based on the atmosphere I'm looking for. As it's an open room with couples & groups all sitting so close together, it's not my favorite for a date or if... More 

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Thank Karen A
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred to Lily's at the suggestion of our hotel concierge, and it was a good choice. This is a very informal restaurant, serving Asian stand-bys in the heart of Basel. The restaurant is laid out with a number of long tables, meant for sharing. For Switzerland, the prices were reasonable (roughly 16 francs per person), and the food... More 

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Thank lawchick123
Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I had eaten here a few months back and thought the pad thai was very good so I took my family for lunch only to be very disappointed. This time around the pad thai was the worst I have ever eaten. My husband agreed. We also order tom yom soup which had more water than anything. It lacked any real... More 

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Thank Oasis6618
Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I like to go here for lunch. I always have a nice time and considering this is the middle of Europe, it is nice to have some Asian taste here and there. Perhaps not the original stuff, but still a great place. As usual, prices in Switzerland are high by nature. The service is fast but relaxed enough to enjoy... More 

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Thank WanderingParrot
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Described as serving up 'Pan-Asian' food, Lily's is a far cry from the real thing which typically includes a layering of tastes and textures. I had the vegetable curry with dahl and steamed rice. The general blandness of the dish was poorly camouflaged by the heat of the chilies - my typical experience at Lily's. Coupled with a glass of... More 

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Thank Louise H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rebgasse 1 | Am Claraplatz, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 061 683 11 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 22
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?