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  • Lily Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine

  • 4.0 stars
    (9 reviews, average rating: 4.3/5)
  • Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
  • (519) 853-1688
  • 10 Mill St E Acton, ON L7J 1G9
  • Neighbourhoods: Downtown Acton
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ladyandthetramp
1 Review
2012/04/28
  • Fabulous Soup!!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This was the first time my husband and I went out to a restaurant since we recently moved to Milton (border line Acton). Tonight was one of those `What are you in the mood for evenings?` where we just wanted to get out and try something new. I found the reviews thru this website most helpful with the decision process. We enjoy Thai food but have found it can be hit and miss with some places and therefore do not eat it often- As it turned out, this was one of our best meals. The restaurant itself is a happy in between style of comfort casual. The waitress was considerate of seating us in a less busy area. She was very honest about what was good and what was bland or not so good. Our soup was absolutely fabulous!! The best ever! The perfect blend of spices, and yet not too sweet - We even ordered a second soup to go for later. Both of our meals were again, fabulous. The rice completed and complemented the meal, all while being very affordable! My only complaint was that they should invest in updating their bathroom - slanted floor and ceiling - not that it was dirty though, but because it has old water stains (stained toilet) and simply put is in desperate need of a Reno! Other then that, we will become regular dinners. We thank everyone for their input as it made our night out `worth the drive to Acton :)

  • Order: Pumkin Soup, Ginger Beef and Spicy Beef with Jasmine Rice
 
DarrenK
2 Reviews
2011/12/21
  • A pleasant surprise!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • First I must say I'm not from Acton, and I went in Lily Thai completely by chance the other day on a family trip. Well, wasn't I surprised by the food, they were so delicious!

    I live in DT Toronto and I visited a lot of Thai restaurants before(I'm a big fan of Thai food), and all of them pale in comparision. The food there is both authentically Thai and nicely fusioned, plus the ingredients taste so fresh. I can tell they ordered some good stuff directly from Thailand.

    It's not just me either, my kids and wife loved the food too! My 5-year daughter ate almost a whole "Platter" (You gotta try it, it's a combination of various goodies). My wife gave high praise to their Mango Salad, and she secretly told me she thought their wine is underpriced, which I thought was pretty funny.

    I definitely recommend LilyThai to anyone who wants to try some good Thai food; I know I'm definitely coming back once again. By the way, Acton is such a lovely town, I wonder what it looks like in the spring.

    P.S. Oh, I came across their website on the net in case if anyone wants to see their menu, it's just lilythaicuisine dot com

  • Order: lunch special for everyone, mango salad, platter, curry chicken, garlic beef, 1 more vegetable dish and some alcohol
 
HazelK
3 Reviews
2011/11/24
  • Amazing food
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I live in Acton and order from here as often as possible.The food is amazing,constantly good,home made,although the cost is usually toward the higher end of the scale

  • Order: Thai sweet and sour fish,chicken satay
 
SteveD
1 Review
2011/08/06
  • Nice place - Great food & affordable
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • I've been to Liy's multiple times - and never been disappointed. The food is excellent - staff are very welcoming and friendly. Lily always seems to remember her regulars - and it's nice to be recognised by the owner - rather than being a faceless punter like you feel in one of the big chain restaurants.

  • Order: Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Fried Rice, Pancakes
 
JackeyB
1 Review
2011/04/27
  • I love this restaurant!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I wanted to note that Lily Thai has moved from Acton to Georgetown Ontario. Although LIly Thai in Acton is still there it's not the same owner or the same Chef, Helen's husband and Helen are working from the Main Street Georgetown location. I bring a lot of people to her restaurant and every always asks to go back again and again. I'm actually heading out the door after writing this for some lunch!

    I've been eating at Lily Thai for at least 4 years. I have never had a "bad" experience, and frankly every single meal seems to taste better than the last. All the food is fresh and cooked to order on demand, and they always make adjustments (not too much spice etc) without a complaint. The owners are splendid although the husband who is the head chef is quite shy, and his wife Helen is the exact opposite, always happy to see us and happy to deliver too! Lunch times they have a great lunch special and if I'm not mistaken I walk out of there most days around 12.00. Dinner naturally runs a bit higher but still less than 20.00 a person. It's by far my favourite restaurant, it's relaxed (don't put on your sunday best) friendly and most importantly absolutely delicious! Thanks everyone at LIly Thai!

  • Order: It's all good! Current favourites include, coconut shrimp, chicken dumplings, eggplant, and yellow curry!
 
sydneyw
1 Review
2009/11/05
  • I love Lily Thai! The service was very helpful...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • I love Lily Thai!
    The service was very helpful with helping me to decide what to order, especially since my family and i are new to Thai food. They had no problem with making meal alterations, and the food was great! The prices were more reasonable than I expected, and totally worth it. This place has turned me on to Thai food, and I go whenever I can.
    The best part was the food getting to our table so quickly. Aside from the expected saturday-night-delay, the food came exceptionally fast!
    The atmosphere was impressive for such a small restaurant, and the hostess took care of us very well.
    My family loves this place, and you will too!

  • Order: Wonton Soup, Calamari, Spicy Eggplant, Chaing Mai Noodles, Deep Fried Bananas, Shirley Temples
 
WhiteElephantHaveli
14 Reviews
2009/09/10
  • We don't usually go to Acton, or hadn't done so...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We don't usually go to Acton, or hadn't done so for some time despite living fairly close by. That's because there was nothing there to draw us until the opening of Lily Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine.

    Despite sharing the moniker of an Asian adult actress (google the place and you'll see what we mean), Lily Thai makes surprisingly good food, offering a variety of dishes that aren't found in every Thai place such as deep-fried Vietnamese spring rolls made of deep fried tofu sheets, or Thai chicken dumplings in a red-red peanut sauce. As lovers of Southeast Asian cuisine (second only to Indian food in our books), we have long searched for a satisfactory Thai-Vietnamese place and have found it at long last.

    There have been a few minor missteps, like General Tao's chicken that was cloyingly sweet or the occasional time when pineapple fried rice contains no pineapple or scant amounts of meat. However, there's more hit than miss.

    It should also be noted that whenever we call ahead (except perhaps for Friday night), takeout food is ready in 10-15 minutes, and we need to race over to get it. In other words, it's shockingly quick.

  • Order: Pineapple fried rice, Vietnamese spring roll, shrimp roll, Thai chicken dumplings
 
Stuffed & Excited
2008/09/25
  • Action in Acton
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Finally, a new face in our quiet town! I finally convinced my boyfriend to try Lily's tonight for dinner and we were thrilled. There aren't many places in town we care to eat very often, Lily's is most definately our new favourite spot. The atmosphere is nice, the service was wonderful and the food - amazing! Fresh, hot, prepared perfectly and exactly how great Thai cuisine should be. We shared a number of dishes to see how there selection was and everything was great. One thing I'll be keeping all to myself next visit is the chicken dumplings with hot peanut sauce, we savoured every bite. The red curry had heat to it but wasn't overdone and was very flavourful, the shrimp fresh and not over-cooked. The pad thai was perfect.
    Two added extras: they are getting a liquor licence and expect to have it within the next couple weeks, and I was surpised to learn they deliver within town and even as far as Rockwood.
    Everything was great and we will be back!

  • Order: Spring Rolls, Chicken Dumplings, Red Curry w/Shrimp, Currie Pad Thai w/Chicken.
 
cdnfemme21
5 Reviews 2 Helpful
2008/07/24
  • Refreshing New Taste in Acton!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • I walked in to Lily, initially just to get a take out menu... but after looking at the selection, I had to get a dish to go!

    I ordered the shrimp pad thai (I believe it was). For just under $11 it was a very generous serving, with ample left over for the next day's lunch. Although I did find it a tad too spicy, I should have remembered to ask for them to go easy on the spice - but I didn't, so it was my own fault. For the price, definitely the healthiest thing I could have bought from ANY restaurant in Acton (besides a salad).

    The restaurant appeared clean and the host/servers were very friendly, even though I was just there for take out!

    The only reason I haven't gone back yet - there was NO AIR CONDITIONING! Otherwise, my husband and I would probably have been there 4 or 5 times by now! Everytime we drive by, it appears to be full - which I am so happy to see a fresh, ecclectic face in the downtown core!

    It was sooooooooo yummy! I can't wait to go back... We will definitely be regulars once the heat of the summer wears off!

  • Order: Bangkok Shrimp Pad Thai
 
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