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Cafe Lili

#344 of 7,109 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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5757 Westheimer Rd Ste 112, Houston, TX 77057-5721
+1 713-952-6969
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

West to visit a family member in Houston and always look for the Triple D restaurants. We found Cafe Lili. Guy had been there on Monday, we show up on Friday. Very unassuming restaurant in a strip mall of about 5 restaurants. All different flavors which attests to Houston's diversity. My son and I enjoy Lebanese food. My daughter and... More 

Thank pennstat1
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just off Chimney Rock on Westheimer is a bit of Mediterranean heaven. It’s not a big place but it’s clean and bright. You can tell there are regulars which is a good sign. The appetizers are usually enough to share and the wine list is nice if not massive. I’ve neve3r had room for dessert here but they look good.... More 

Thank Kathryn P
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Met some friends for casual lunch. Got the 1/2 chicken special. The chicken was mostly boneless the skin crisp and not greasy, literally the best chicken I have ever eaten ever. And I eat a lot of chicken. Really really really good. The other menu items are decent but I'm telling you get the chicken special it's amazing. Not cheap... More 

Thank Toro9
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very clean family owned restaurant. Popular with locals and the Lebanese community. I've been coming here for years, and it never fails to disappoint. We normally order a selection of the appetizers. Everything is a de to order, they bring it out whenever it's ready. Be sure to try the Lima bean salad and the fried kibe. The falafel is... More 

Thank Amanda A
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We came here with the recommendation of our Lebanese friends and were not disappointed. It offered a varieties of side dishes. We especially enjoyed the stuffed grape leaves, meat and spinach pies, and yogurt and cucumber salad. The hummus though was on the drier side. The choice of meat entrees were limited, just beef and chicken. However, all tasted great.... More 

Thank Victor C
Boerne, Texas
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Always wonderful service and food will be found at Cafe Lili. There is no rush to get you in and out. Really a nice dinning experience. Take your time and enjoy different Middle Eastern treats. The main thing is to enjoy the different tastes and time.

Thank 29RonS
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Really good middle eastern food. The chicken is so tender, you don't need a fork. The service is good and friendly. I don't care for their hummus, and the pita is tough, but in general the food is good. I've been three times.

Thank Arleneschn
Houston, Texas
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233 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great spot and you can't help but feel that you've been transplanted to a local cafe in Beirut when you visit here. Many local Lebanese frequent this place so you'll likely see a family indulging in a delicious platter of food and/or some old guys talking about life over a cup of coffee. Truly a gem in the middle of... More 

Thank Worldtravelguy
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455 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I went with my family for a fun dinner and was not disappointed. We began with fried cauliflower and falafel. It was delicious. It was flavorful and hot. The tomatoes were very fresh. We had some salad which was blended well with the feta cheese and not overdressed. I had the chicken kebab with hummus and pita bread. The chicken... More 

Thank Yodatravel
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146 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant; the people who work here are so kind and helpful. The portions are generous and the food is an unusual take on Lebanese in a fabulously delicious way. Dipping raw onion into bean and lentil dips is odd but really wonderful. Go.

Thank Anjuli E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5757 Westheimer Rd Ste 112, Houston, TX 77057-5721
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-952-6969

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?