Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine
Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine

Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lilykaitiburon.com/
  • Phone: (415) 789-5667
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-3:30pm
    Dinner: M-Sa 3:30pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private room that seats up to 20 comfortably. In our dining area, we have the means to accommodate upwards of 120 and all table arrangements can be catered to your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Richard 4157895667

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paradise Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free validated parking in our spacious private lot.
A word from Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine
With a spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay and city we brought our award winning cuisine from Petaluma to lovely downtown Tiburon. Come savor our dishes that won Best of Petaluma 6 years in a row and afterwards take a scenic waterfront walk; with a view spanning from the financial district to the Palace of Fine Arts and beyond to the Golden Gate Bridge. Make your reservation today to get the best available table for your dining pleasure.
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Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (14)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (8)special occasion (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)fit for foodies (4)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • JloplanryVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    check it out, good food, great prices and nice view
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    SouthgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We wondered why it was almost empty on a Saturday night at 7:00. Now we know. The food was greasy and bad. The servers can't tell you anything about the food. Won't be back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • one of my favorite places
    blissVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    IT IS ALL PERFECTION, FOOD, STAFF AND OF COUSE THE VIEW.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Jezebel
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lily Kai has friendly service, owners are very accommodating with special dietary needs. Food is always fresh and well prepared. Great San Francisco view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiburon Secret
    AllykaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Love this restaurants. Great fresh ingredients, not over sauced Chinese food. Attentive staff aims to please, fantastic view
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding service and food!
    Baw0929VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We arrived about 15 minutes late for our 8:15 reservation and noticed that they close at 9:00. I apologized profusely for our delay (due to traffic coming out of San Francisco), but the staff could not have been more accommodating to our party of four. They were extremely attentive but did not rush us at all. We ordered wonton soup, hot and sour soup (both of which were excellent), moo shu pork, chicken with broccoli, garlic chicken and sweet and sour chicken. We all loved our choices - no issue at all with the food. Then our server surprised us with strawberry ice cream (on the house) which was a great treat after a long day of travel. We will definitely include Lily Kai's during our next visit to San Fran!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best chinese food in marin
    blissVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    everything about lily kai is wonderful, food, waitstaf and ambience. richard one of the owners is always there and my go to person for any special events that i give at lily kai. go and enjoy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • butterflyshanghai
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was incredibly good! Food is the best among Chinese restaurants that primarily serve non Chinese customers. I have already recommended this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine reviews archive.
  • my favorite place to dine in marin
    blissVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    what a lovely place to dine in marin, best food, richard the charming owner makes everything special. whey aim to please and it shows.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service
    hopskipper
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I got seating facing out to the view of San Francisco which was great. The service was so prompt and polite. My Nigori sake first came without being shaken up (which I didn't even notice) and when another staff person noticed she was apologetic and got me another one. They would always come and make sure everything was fine. They even gave us a complimetary chicken salad which was delicious. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gen
    Jabula
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have been to Lily Kai a number of times and the food is consistently good. We were a table of six and we ordered a variety of dishes to share and all were good. The vegetables were really fresh and still crisp and with good color. The wine list is not long, but very reasonably priced by the glass and even better by the bottle. Our waitress, Helen, was very helpful and patient while we selected dishes and had some suggestions as well. Overall, the experience was most enjoyable and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Perfect Lunch
    MemlouiseVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My girlfriend from Sonoma and I are always looking for a great lunch spot to rendezvous. I think Lily Kai just won top honors. Fabulous food, easy parking, unbelievable service, a great view, and ... so reasonably priced we thanked the manager.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The best Chinese restaurant in a Marin...food is consistently good...would highly recommend this spot to e eryone...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bargain
    bargaininTiburon
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It must be the cheapest place to eat in downtown Tiburon and you get validated parking. Usually it is quiet but Friday was "50 years of Tiburon".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese food in Marin
    DmsoloVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've eaten at all of them. Lily Kai is, hands down the best. Fresh ingredients, masterful prep, extensive menu (and they take special requests), generous portions, a bay view of the city, and very nice people. Mother and son often there, and it's shows. Go and explore the best Chinese good Marin offers - and a challenger to the best in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding dining in marin
    blissVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    i really think this is the best chinese dining in the bay area. the decor, food, views of s.f. are all worth manny visits. and the owner and wait staff are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Tiburon
    JAWino
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This place has delicious Chinese cuisine, is friendly, and views of the bay. Can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A quiet and satisfying evening
    Robert
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We dined at Lily Kai on Valentine's Day and came away very satisfied. The restaurant was almost filled to capacity and yet the noise level was modest. We dined on all of our favorite dishes and thought they were all well prepared, served hot and attractively presented. Our server Mary was friendly and knowledgeable. Is this a place where someone looking for authentic Chinese food and experience would find satisfaction? I don't know since I am not that person. Does is satisfy my need for American-style Chinese food? Absolutely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A genuinely nice meal
    Robert
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I made reservations for a group of 12 at Lily Kai without really knowing much about the restaurant other than what I read online. When we arrived we were promptly seated in a semi-private area and treated with exceptional skill and grace by our server Helen. The food was very good (at least by the standards of someone who enjoys but doesn't claim expertise in Chinese cuisine) and the evening's event was as enjoyable as I could have hoped for. Getting a decent meal in downtown Tiburon seems to be a perpetual challenge, and Lily Kai offers a very handsome space and great food just a short walk from the over-hyped Sam's and Guaymas eateries.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Me Some Lily
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This place is wonderful! I have eaten here many times and always loved it. My picky husband, WHO WILL NOT EAT CHINESE FOOD, loves their Black Bean Salmon and never turns down coming here. The decor is gorgeous, the view is gorgeous, the staff are sweet and kind and lovely, the food is DELICIOUS, you can get a little room to yourself if you have a nice sized group and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very nice is all ways
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Received a nice greeting, seated promptly, food came soon after order and everything was tasty and in large quantities.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Prawns
    Marrgaret
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The shrimp fried rice is excellent. Any prawn dish is superb. Appetizers are just barely acceptable. Chicken broccoli is great as well as all vegetables. Service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet