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“Uncomplicated” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lily's

Lily's
Ranked #37 of 606 Restaurants in Basel
Price range: $18 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Altstadt
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Uncomplicated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lily's is a no brainer when you need to have asian food quickly. The restaurant is bustling - noisy, crowded and always fast. The food is delicious, although lacks character. The service is always fast, but somewhat impersonal. You sit on the same bench with many unknown people, so don't try to talk secrets here. It's actually so noisy that an elderly guest of ours couldn't hear a thing when we were talking. The fish cakes, green curry and Tamil curry are highly recommended. Extra kudos for serving local beer, Thai beer etc. Lily's is what it says it is - a food supply.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Kembs, France
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93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This restaurant is nicely located in the center of the City and the open sitting concept is quite different from the other reataurants in that area.
They have an interesting menu card with small Asian food with a great view of the cooking area.
I can recommend their curries, som tam, fried fish paties etc...
They have also some original Thai Ice Tea.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank pgerwill
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Manchester, U.K
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Found this place by scrolling around Basel on a Sunday afternoon. We had the Bun Gah noodles and the Massaman curry as our mains. Both dishes came in good size portions. I found the Massaman curry a bit diluted for my liking. However, the flavours of both dishes are still very good. Also found our Indonesian waitress very friendly and professional. Overall, we enjoyed our food and atmosphere and will definitely return soon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MaveRic18
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Value in Asian Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a large restaurant with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The menu has many options with good prices and the food is very good.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Robert S
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Basel, Switzerland
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place, great food....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Food is great, staff is really friend and food is served really quickly. Try their homemade ice tea, just yummy.... go there regularly with friends, family and colleagues....

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Quebec98
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