The story of this restaurant was set up through the eyes of a fictional lady who is a spy, named Cobra Lily. Her traces could be discovered at every corner of the restaurant. Located in Xintiandi, occupied a warehouse decked with Brooklyn-meets-Hanoi theme. Within the same area lies one of my favourite dessert cafe in Shanghai, Chikalicious.
A restaurant and a bar that span across 2 levels, with Al Fresco dinning
At Cobra Lily, lunch set menu was available by ordering a Main, add 20 RMB for a drink (Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink) and Soup (of the day). A different dinner menu is available.
Numerous category was available on the lunch menu. Such as Bento Lunch, Noodle, Rice, Sandwiches and Salad.
I opted for bento, Ginger Grilled Salmon Bento Lunch (88 RMB). Besides the steak of salmon, there were Pork Gyoza, Chicken Chopped Salad and Vietnamese Shrimp Roll. I thought well of the all except the Gyoza. The minced meat in the dumpling was strangely powdery. Another good choice under the Bento Lunch is the Korean Style Stir Fried Beef Bulgogi (78 RMB).
Phuket, I’m Out (78 RMB) is a dish of Pad Thai. Flavourful rice noodles though it wasn’t authentic at all. Alternatively, choose the Straight Outta Shanghai Scallion Noodle (68 RMB).
The Soup of The Day was Chinese Style Oxtail Soup that impressed even for me who doesn’t like soup. A highly aromatic tasty soup.
For the lunch menu.
Cobra Lily isn’t a bad choice. The dishes were of Shanghainese interpretation nothing authentic, it was tasty though. Located in Xintiandi which was once the French Concession area, vibrated the European air.
Cobra Lily 镜花水月
No. 19, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
Tel: +86 5351 0116
Sundays – Tuesdays 1100 to 0030 | Wednesdays – Thursdays 1100 to 0130 | Fridays – Saturdays 1100 to 0230
- Line 10 & 13 – Xintiandi station
- Line 1 – Huangpi South Road station