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#256 of 420 Asian in Houston
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Excellent, authentic, very good service, very good value for money…. We enjoyed everything. Will definitely be back. A pearl.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2021

Huge bug in food. Tried to charge me for it and took a picture of me when they thought I wasn’t looking like I was about to run away when in fact I was sitting at my table waiting for them. Very disrespectful

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

We ordered food to our hotel since they were one of the few restaurants open at that time. The food order was all good. Food was average - some entrees were great while some were not so good. We did get a lot of food...to feed the family :) The Thai Iced Tea was very good. We also go the Spring Rolls and the Summer rolls. The spring rolls were good while the summer roll had no flavor whatsoever. The dumplings were fantastic. The pad thai was just okay - not much flavor and very eggy - the spicy fried rice was good but again was lacking flavor and spice. The Massaman curry was absolutely great. It is good, decent thai food available late through door dash - delivered to our hotel room - average food some hits and some misses.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was empty the whole time, on a Friday evening, which is a bad sign already, plus there was a bad smell lingering, like the place hadn’t been cleaned for a while. We were given a greasy plastic menu, with hundreds of different dishes,...another bad sign. Food was not good, heavy and vaguely Thai... on top of that, I ordered a glass of white wine and I was served a very oxydided wine, probably from a bottle that had been sitting in the refrigerator for a while.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

My favorite cuisine is from Thailand. This restaurant produces a poor facsimile of Thai food. The Pud Thai as was over cooked and over sauced. Flavors were a blend and not discrete textures or tastes. Tom Yum soup was not bad. Cashew chicken was again...a blend of one flavor rather than the desirable individual flavors coming through a stir fry cooking technique. The waiter was inattentive even though there was only one other couple in the restaurant. Poor choice unless you have nowhere else to go.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Well presented and they take the care to cook it to the right level of crispness, not losing the flavor or smothering it.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

awesome food! tom yum soup. yellow curry. pad thai. roti canai. the service was pretty good. the only odd thing was that all ceiling fans were still on when we arrived, and it was 38 degrees outside. but they turned them off after our request...(as there were about 5 of us - and 2 other people were wearing jackets inside - which told us they were also cold). would we want to return? yes!More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Based on my experience this afternoon I do not understand how this can be rated 4.5 stars. First the waiter was rude and obviously unhappy working there. He gave the impression that my being there was a problem for him because he had to work....Service was terrible. Second the food was awful. The vegetarian pad thai had soggy noodles, lump over cooked vegetables and way to much salt. The basal noodles were oily and the only flavor was salt. Like the pad thai the food was so salty it was inedible.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We had very yummy take out this evening. Everything was perfectly prepared and warm when we arrived. Even our kids loved the pad thai from here :)

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

First time here, and only for a takeaway, but the food was really tasty, and it won't be long before I return. I ordered a yellow curry chicken and a chicken satay. There was plenty for two of us, and I must say we enjoyed...the meal. They also made sure to ask how spicy we wanted it, as not every one wants it overly hot. The restaurant décor was very appealing, and there was a lot of staff working here, which is good to see. Parking is plentiful. Definitely got to eat in next time.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Some friends and I have trying different cuisines during our weekly luncheon. The Thai Lily is clean quiet place with attentive staff. I can only comment on the the red curry which was delicious. I went with the four chili spice rating, which provided a...nice kick without being over powering. That said there are still two more levels of spice if you really like it spice.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

At least that I've tasted. We lived in Asia for six years and coming to this little restaurant really took me back. The menu has a lot of Thai favorites. My fav has always been a spicy som tom which they had and excelled at....My wife's favorite is the green curry, again authentic and tasty. The Tom yum Kai was absolutely amazing. Being a real Thai restaurant, when they ask spicy 1-5? Expect to get a melt your face dish. We got 3 for all three dishes and it was a very satisfactory heat. Too spicy for most kids would be my guess. They serve beer, an added bonus. Restaurant setting is not great, but who cares when the food is this good!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

It's one of the nest low-key authentic Thai restaurants in Houston! Papaya Salad is to die for. Go ahead and go for the gold, try it at level 5(extreme spice lover here) I love the food and service each visit. Sweet staff

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

The food is absolutely yummy! The curries are great and my kids love the dragon fries. They are not afraid to spice it up for spice junkies like me. I have had a sit down dinner, had it delivered (at an additional cost, of course)...and ordered for a later pick-up. They manage to maintain the freshness no matter what eating option I chose.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant is cheap and gives fair portions. I thought the food and service were good, but nothing real special. The flavor was good, and food quality the same. The service was slow at lunch, and we were one of a handful of tables...there. I believe the food was cooked to order, which was good but not well suited to a large group.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Yes, Thai Lily Cafe offers takeout services.

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Thai Lily Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4