Lili's 57

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 39 ratings

200 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 586-5333
73% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingDecember 05, 2014

    Delicious! Thanks to the earlier reviewer, I had crispy sesame chicken for the first time in more than 5 years! And the separate gf menu is multi paged, with so many choices. My gf food was served on a different shaped plate than my husband's regular meal, helping it be more apparent care is taken to differentiate.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2014

    Tons of gluten free options! So delicious, couldn't be happier!

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    It's the first time I have had sesame chicken in 4 years! Great selection and portion size. Could have shared my order w my husband but didn't want to. :) Great service and I didn't have any adverse reactions and I am very sensitive.

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    5 ratingNovember 29, 2014

    I've been here numerous times and never had an issue. There food is fresh, delicious and definitely gf. The staff is educated and professional, also the atmosphere is clean and comfortable.

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    1 ratingNovember 18, 2014

    Just had lunch delivered to the office & had a bad reaction :( I will not be eating here again

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    5 ratingNovember 17, 2014

    sesame chicken was delicious and I didn't have a bad reaction here! staff was very accommodating and specifically made sure to state that my dish was gluten free when they brought it out. am looking forward to trying many other dishes here

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    I have had Celiac for 14 years and am VERY sensitive. The staff all know about celiac and go way out of their way to ensure your safe- they obviously want to be known as celiac safe. Best dumplings!! They even provide GF soy sauce with sushi. The shrimp tempura sauce can make them a bit soggy if you get delivery so ask for it on the side. Excellent customer service- 5 stars for sure.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

    Have eaten here at least a dozen times over the last two years without a reaction. Sort of pricy, but the serving size is huge, and Chinese is such a rare treat for a gluten free diet.

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    1 ratingMay 16, 2014

    My wife had a reaction here.

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    1 ratingMay 16, 2014

    I had a reaction from the gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2014

    Delicious! We got the General Tso Chicken, Mongolian Beef, and pork dumplings. PORK DUMPLINGS! We were very happy with our food. Plus, the food came so fast.

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2014

    If you're in NYC and like Chinese, you'll love this place!! The spicy calamari appetizer and pork dumplings, general tso's chicken, sweet and sour chicken, the list goes on!! Fabulous food, fabulous service and no issues... Gluten free, dairy free and no msg!! We will be back :))

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2014

    My all time favorite GF Chinese restaurant, everything is great except the sushi. But why eat sushi when you go Chinese. I never had a problem after eating any of their dishes.

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    5 ratingJanuary 21, 2014

    great food

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2014

    Wonderful food.

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2013

    Food taste great. service was excellent.

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    2 ratingJune 28, 2013

    Ok the food wasn't awful - they forgot steamed rice for a very rich dish - but I had a reaction almost immediately after eating here. I usually don't have a problem with Thai. I suspect not a Gf kitchen like others said

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    2 ratingJune 13, 2013

    Good GF menu, food was not great, service was marginal.

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    1 ratingMay 25, 2013

    Gluten free menu but not a celiac safe kitchen. Somewhat indifferent wait staff took our order and then delivered plates noting which were gluten-free and which (my husband's) were not. Nonetheless within 45 minutes to an hour later, my son and I were both feeling queasy and awoke feeling ill. In retrospect, the kitchen, such as we could see it, looked too small to have separate areas and clearly they don't clean adequately when prepping GF menu items.

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    5 ratingMay 10, 2013

    They have great dumplings. I have celiac myself great place to go when you want Asian cuisine .

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    4 ratingApril 27, 2013

    Impressive gluten-free menu, including sushi, even tempura. The garden roll was decent, and the General Tao (tofu) was very good. even came with a side of broccoli. it was so nice to have gluten-free soy sauce at the table, too.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2013

    I have been eating here regularly for almost 4 years. They are diligent about keeping their customers safe and well fed. The pork dumplings are sinfully good and I have day dreams about the pad thai.

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2013

    great selection. delicious food. excellent service. limited seating but worth it. even non celiac/gf husband loved everything we had. would go to again and again!! no reaction as staff took proper precautions

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    3 ratingJanuary 22, 2013

    Staff seemed knowledgable of GF items on menu. Food was decent with good variety, but a bit overpriced given quality. Atmosphere doesn't hold up to price but I did takeout which was a breeze.

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    2 ratingJanuary 12, 2013

    GF Asian-fusion with separate menu. Staff is something to be desired, uncaring & rushing. Stick to delivery or take out.

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    4 ratingNovember 17, 2012

    Quick delivery, large variety of GF options, and reliable. I've had 50+ meals from them (mostly delivery) and have never had even a hint of post-meal gluten problems. The food is good -- not standout, but enjoyable -- and the restaurant and delivery staff have always been nice. Good spot for a quick lunch or pre-Carnegie Hall/pre-theater dinner. A top choice for local GF delivery or takeout.

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    1 ratingOctober 24, 2012

    First, user reviews from multiple sites seem to indicate that this restaurant may no longer be gluten-free. I was there myself two weeks ago with my girlfriend for lunch and there was no gluten free menu available. Second, I cannot highly emphasize highly enough how terrible the service is at this restaurant. I don't know if I have ever seen as unprofessional and rude a staff. With plenty of other great restaurants in the area, many of which can prepare gluten-free dishes, there's no reason to waste time at this establishment which has clearly gone very far downhill.

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    4 ratingOctober 06, 2012

    I won't say it's the best Asian around, but the delivery is remarkably fast. Add to that it's GF & I'm happy.

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    4 ratingAugust 11, 2012

    the madison ave location (lilli and loo) is better.

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    4 ratingAugust 05, 2012

    great lunch choice when I have to work in nyc.

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2012

    The owners daughter is a celiac so they take it seriously. I was in NY for 4 days and eat here 3 times. wonderful to be able to eat Chinese food that is GF. highly recommend it.

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    4 ratingApril 13, 2012

    A wonderful gluten-free friendly restaurant! We ordered the lettuce wrap appitizer, which was amazing! They brought out gluten free soy sauce for our maharati sushi, which was also delicious. Our main course was the coconut curry shrimp..it was good, though the taste was a little different than I expected so it was my last favorite of all three. They even serve gluten free beer! A great place-definitely going to visit there again!

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2012

    Excellent food and great gluten-free options. Best tom yum soup I've had since Bangkok

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    5 ratingJanuary 26, 2012

    Knowledgeable staff. Great food.

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    4 ratingJune 26, 2011

    Good chinese for dine-in or takeout. GF menus right on the counter and takeout containers are marked GF, which is comforting. Sesame chicken is good; my favorite was the similar Chicken with Honey Walnuts. Also like the coconut chicken soup. it' not cheap, but I could usually make two meals out of the takeout order.

Monday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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