Lily's American Diner 莉莉斯

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Average: 3.3 (40 votes)

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The owner of this Shuangjing restaurant cut her teeth at Steak and Eggs; she’s now created a menu of her own offering a sizeable selection of classically greasy North American and Tex-Mex fare like cheeseburgers, roast beef melt subs and chicken or beef fajitas. All-day breakfast specials including buttermilk pancakes with two eggs, plus bacon, sausage or ham. Generously sized beef burritos come wrapped in suitably soft, yet resilient tortillas, with assorted vegetables and “Lily’s spices.” The beef nachos aren’t quite like those in Texas, but they’re entirely edible by Beijing standards.

Location 

Shuangjing / Dongsihuan
双井东四环
Unit 2-18, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao)
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
双井桥东北角广渠路31号院天之骄子2号楼底商2-18
Daily 10am-midnight
6592 5548
Yes
Completely Smoke Free
All chinese and foreign credit cards
No
No
Sanlitun
双井东四环
1-037, Bldg 5, Shoukai Bojun, 8 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
朝阳区新东路8号院手开铂郡小区底商5号楼1-037号
Daily 8am-midnight
8418 5497
Yes
Completely Smoke Free
All chinese and foreign credit cards
Sihuiqiao
Jingdi Mingjing (200 meters east of north gate), C1 Exit of Sihui Station, Chaoyang District
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
朝阳区四惠地铁北C1出口金地名京小区北门对面往东200米
Daily 10am-midnight
6556 3817
Yes
Completely Smoke Free
All chinese and foreign credit cards
No
No

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User reviews of Lily's American Diner 莉莉斯

No longer friendly to vegetarians

Joined: Nov 27, 2008
Posts: 39
1

This place must be under new management, surely?

As vegetarians, Lily's has been a fantastic place for us to go for dinner, with a good choice of delicious and well-priced dishes we could enjoy. However, we turned up at their Sanlitun location two nights ago to find many items had been struck from their menu. Items including bean tacos, hummus and feta sandwich (or 'hero' as they call it) and their veggie burger are all gone. Now there is one pasta dish, hummus and guacamole for vegetarians. That's it.

This doubly makes no sense at all as none of these items apart from the veggie burger patty would need to be stocked specially - they can all be assembled from ingredients they need on hand for other dishes.

The place also used to be spotless, but the toilets were filthy - yet staff were just standing around.

We were so disappointed and would have left immediately if we hadn't been with other people.

Lily's, you've just lost two long-time supporters.

Girls deleted me on wechat to avid taking orders,,also has spoiled ingredients and hairs on food TWICE!! dirty place and cooks and horrible servers and service

Joined: Feb 27, 2015
Posts: 16
1

I used to place delivery orders and I stopped because of some ingredients being spoiled! and also, girl that I ordered from deleted me on wechat to avoid the responsibility of replying to messages to take orders,and replying to my comments on the food... plus their English is really bad.... go to grinders instead..a few stores down

Huge ripoff for unbelievably mediocre food

Joined: Nov 05, 2014
Posts: 199
1

I ordered spanish omelette with sausage, and pancakes. 

They serve German sausage rather than the kind of sausage that you'd expect at an American breakfast place. That's okay, but the sausage doesn't taste good. The hashbrown is way worse than McDonald's and the ham tastes like cardboard.

The omelette is bad too. The pancakes are good. 

The price is remarkably high. 

I was surprised that a place like this got packed on Saturday afternoon. I'd rather eat McD's RMB 30 breakfast plate than their food. It seems to me that the only thing they've got is the location. It's way worse (not even comparable) than old-time American diners like Steak & Eggs. I'm pretty sure Steak & Eggs can sell even if it were in the US. But it's so hard to picture Lily's American Diner doing that because no one would eat its food unless it's pro bono. Quite an illustration of the downfall of Beijing's food scene.

WORST SERVICE EVER (yes, all caps)

Joined: Feb 19, 2011
Posts: 26
1

Ordered 10:57am.

Pancake and waffles. Nothing fancy. A guy answered, took our order and we gave our address. All good.

An hour later, it still hadn't arrived, so we called to ask about it. The lady on the phone thought we were taking another order, and couldn't communicate with her, so fine, whatever, we just waited.

An hour and a half later and now extremely HANGRY (hungry + angry), we call again because, an hour and a half for ANY delivery not during rush hour is. just. NO.

TURNS OUT NOBODY EVEN TOOK OUR ORDER.

The lady on the phone then says sorry, do you still want it? Delivery will be free. I can't even form a coherent sentence to explain, NO.

You've wasted my time on a precious Sunday. NEVER AGAIN.