Most people do not associate Chinese food with a romantic ambiance and exceptional service. However, Shanghai Lilly is about to change your mind. Serving authentic Cantonese and Szechwan dishes, Shanghai Lilly provides an elegant world-class dining experience without being too fancy or uncomfortable. The intimate lighting and award wining décor in this restaurant is complimented by soothing neutral tones on the walls, chairs, and tables. Gold draperies hang from the ceiling as large ancient Chinese statues demand attention in another corner of the room. In fact, the dining room is so beautiful that it won the Gold Key award for excellence in design. There are also four completely private dining rooms for large groups or special occasions. The menu is organized by the type of entrée. Choose from Seafood, beef, pork, lamb, veggies, or rice and noodle dishes. Some of the favorite dishes at Shanghai Lilly include General Tso’s Chicken, Kung Pao Lobster, seabass with cilantro and onion infused soy sauce, barbeque baby back ribs, and Szechwan style beef tenderloin. All the food is fresh and much more elegant than your average Chinese take out.
Shanghai Lilly is considered one of the best upscale Chinese restaurants on the Strip. All the ingredients are always fresh and the food is not heavy like the way that most people might think of when they think about Chinese food. Chefs have been brought in directly from Hong Kong to create all of the dishes at Shanghai Lilly. The Cantonese are famous for their barbeque and this tradition shines through in many of the barbeque style dishes on the menu. Fresh ingredients mixed with Asian flavors come together in dishes like the sea bass with cilantro and onion infused soy sauce and lamb with ginger, onion, basil, and chili. You also may not expect to find a fun bar scene when you think about a Chinese restaurant either. However, at Shanghai Lilly, their signature cocktails often have people stopping by just for some drinks and friendly conversation.