Though his chariot oil, sword polish, and fax paper are now obsolete, people still enjoy General Tso's chicken. Make a coordinated attack on hunger with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get $32 worth of Mandarin and Korean-Chinese fare at Liliya China Bistro, located across the street from the Los Angeles Civic Center.
Liliya China Bistro's comestibles curators craft authentic Mandarin and Korean-Chinese cuisines using fresh ingredients for dinner and lunch. Four vegetable egg rolls make for flavorful starters or hair curlers, paving the way for heartier eats, such as mongolian beef ($12+) or spicy shredded pork soused in hot garlic sauce ($12+). Otherwise, diners can select from the large stock of seafood spreads, noodle dishes, or vegetable-based entrees, which include a spicy mabo bean curd ($12+) and bok choy mushroom ($12+). During afternoons, guests can peruse the cast of savory midday eats, including bulgogi bedecked with marinated chicken ($9.50), beef ($10.50), or pork ($9.50). Or they can opt for a helping of shrimp, which comes to tables performing an aquatic dance within a sea of lobster sauce ($9.25). Each lunch entree arrives at tables equipped with a savory regime of salad, rice, and soup of the day.
Liliya's fully stocked bar pours sweet korean rice wine and soju-based cocktails. Modern Asian décor sheathes Liliya's spacious dining room as attentive servers pass out piping-hot plates to patrons gazing upon the room's TV screens or gold-and-red mural. Guests can also make their way into the restaurant's large mezzanine area, which provides couples with enough space to enjoy each other's company while reenacting epic scenes from the romantic comedy Braveheart.