Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (916) 408-8326
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: daily, 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – midnight; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Industrial Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: 24-hour free valet or self-parking available.
A word from Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Red Lantern Chinese cuisine explores unique culinary perspectives on traditional recipes and cooking techniques to craft authentic Asian dishes with Hong Kong-style flair. Savor house specialties sure to tempt every palate such as dim sum, fresh seafood, noodle dishes and barbecue as well as a host of other delicacies complemented by a signature cocktail menu.
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Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (9)romantic (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    All good was very salty and even drinks took 30+ min. To get. Staff was friendly but for the restaurant to be empty and drinks to take that long was frustrating. Our food came out at different times, while half our guests were finished, the other half was just receiving their food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance at reasonable prices
    TheSpotlight
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Good food and service for a reasonable price. Was able to avoid the huge buffet lines and the raucus noise levels by reserving a table for two at 6:30 pm at the Red Lantern. Friendly service and a nice table by the fire. It was nice to speak in a normal tone of voice and be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    whatever
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The noise level was extremely loud. I could not hear what the waitress was saying. I was also disappointed that we were seated banquet style instead of a round table. I specifically said that one of the twelve would be a toddler expecting a highchair to be at the table and there was not. The first chair they brought had a broken strap so they had to bring another chair which caused a lot of confusion. We were asked what we were celebrating and we pointed out the four people at the table that were celebrating birthdays. With that being said I thought u were going to bring complementary deserts But that didn't happen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Thank you so much for the great meal! The service was nice and prompt!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is consistently good
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. The food and service is consistently good. The restaurant decor is exceptionally warm and welcoming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!
    MikeandKathy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Red Lantern puts the Steak House to shame. We've eaten at both and the Red Lantern by far is better food and quality service. We'll not go back to the Steak House. Can't say enough! When we go to Thunder Valley, we always invite friends to eat at the Red Lantern. We also tell our friends, don't eat at the Steak House...RED LANTERN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Quick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to dinner here before a concert at Thunder Valley. The food was good and the service was friendly. I'm glad I made a reservation in advance because it was very crowded before the concert. We were seated right away but others were told the wait was an hour! The honey walnut prawns were delicious. Corkage is a bit pricey for this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food pretty good
    JCol
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was better than I expected and they have a smoked sea bass dish that everyone in our party thought was some of the best fish they had ever had. And kudos to Open Table for getting us in. Although the restaurant indicated that they did not have room for us, we made 2 Open Table reservations to encompass the entire 6 person party (4 and 2 person reservations). We went back to the hostess, who immediately had access to our reservations and immediately sat us - and sat us together. The service was a little slow, especially since we were going to a concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sactglf
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is very good. Very busy, make sure to make reservations. The noise level is high, so don't expect a quiet romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad, not great!
    juswntasty
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The salads were very good, The appetizer was tasty, but the BBQ pork was dry and hard. More like jerky. I felt like I could stick it in my pocket as a chewy snack for later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoky
    Lemonade
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I didn't think the smoke from the casino would be so strong in h restaurant. Not sure I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Way to Start the Evening
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We sat at the Bar, Awesome Service! Very fresh fish for both of us!! Ended up Winning a Good Chunk of Money! The Bartender was our "Lucky Charm"
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lvmsc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had reservations for dinner after the concert at Thunder Valley. The concert started late, so we were 45 minutes late for dinner. However, they were very gracious and seated us right away. Wish they had their own restroom because we had to stand in a LONG line before we were able to actually eat our dinner....so the dinner had cooled off by the time we returned to the table. The waitress messed up .... we had ordered the "set price" dinner which included 2 appetizers, soup, 2 entrees, and dessert. We were confused when we received just the 2 entrees. She offered to bring us the soup and charged us only for the 2 entrees. The waitress was very attentive and apologetic through the rest of our meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection
    Great
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The menu is huge, my only disappointment is there were so many dishes I wanted to try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Lunch
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch, everything very fresh (curry chicken, combo barbeque plate). Look forward to coming back soon!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romancing the Stone
    TeeBear
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have eaten at a number of Chinese restaurants locally, and Red Lantern by far is the best.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and quick!
    food4kdb
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Going to a concert we were fed quickly but not rushed. Everything presented beautifully and all excellent. Definately will be back again but make reservations ahead of time and you will be guaranteed a table when you need it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • darned good chinese
    maxthesax
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    tasted several dishes and all were wonderfully prepared with fresh ingredients. If I lived in the area, I would eat there often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy & cramped quarters!
    tropic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    To bad this place was so disappointing. Never got our tea, took 15 minutes to get our drinks. The waiter was in a hurry and way over booked. Food was just ok, not worth the price. Tables are way to close together, hard for disabled to move around.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • once again
    thankskdVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    thunder valley casino has great food; one can have café lunch, buffet, or Chinese on days he or she has no desire to gamble and be perfectly content. the red lantern was delightful and excellent as we have come to learn, even if we had no casino member discount on that eve.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 99 reviews are from the Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort reviews archive.
  • Not sure this time
    NateVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Lily was our server. She was the best. My wife had the $37 Sea Bass again. This time it was not good. It came out raw. They took it back and it still was not right. My singapore noodles were great as usual. We were celebrating our one year anniversary and they tried to put us on an outer table alone. We wanted to sit in the center area. My wife insisted and we were finally moved. We may not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Dinner
    withjmj
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    On the spot to find a great restaurant for four, we went to the Red Lantern and was not disappointed. Great service, food selection and bar. Would always recommend the lettuce wraps for starters. Several visits to Red Lantern and never unhappy with service or quality of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great. Great flavors, great menu. The resteraunt was packed so it did take a little while to get our food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get er Done!
    Happy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Yep, based on the headline, you may have guessed. We came here prior to a Larry the Cable Guy gig at the Casino. The gig was great. The food? Very enjoyable. We needed a reliable "in and out" eat time so we could get to the show. We made a reservation and allowed 90 minutes. We used 80. So, not a fast place, but that is not what we wanted, otherwise we would have picked Panda Express. Certainly high quality food, reasonable service, and good choice. Suggest anyone attending an event at the Casino should consider this as their venue of choice, but make a reservation. Beats standing in line at the buffet for an hour to find someone had already taken all the crabs legs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • management
    shavingsVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We found the price too be double that of any other Asian restaurant in our area. We had a terrible experience with our bill in which we had to wait over 45 minutes to clear up a $11 comp which we were told was available to use at the restaurant by their awards center where we had just bought $220 worth of show tickets. After a horrible wait they finally gave us the comp which they said resulted by our not waiting for 48 hours to use. I don't think they would treat any of their high limit gamblers like they did us. I will not go back and make sure Sun City friends know of this.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality food, casino prices.
    Rick
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Took my wife here for our anniversary. Our server Derek was conscientious and pleasant. Food was excellent, but prices are substantially higher than typical Chinese restaurants, which was expected. Great menu variety.Overall a very pleasant experience. Will be back for future special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but
    Changed
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have had lunch and dinner here before and were really looking forward to Dim Sum, unfortunately we were told by our waiter that the chefs have changed. Meaning, no more Dim Sum. Oh well, the food was still delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your 3 Course Meal
    MarcwithaC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    All you need to order is: Appetizer- Spring Rolls, Main- Smoked Bass, Dessert- Cheesecake. You won't regret it!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right
    tamtam
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food and price were great. The lemon drop martini was awful. We had it taken off the bill. We had to find our waitress more than once. We all had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GO RED LANTERN!
    MNewton
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    AWESOME FOOD. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST. WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO LOVES ASIAN FOOD AND WANTS A FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS IN THEIR MOUTH!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Confirmation Dinner
    lillie417
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a group of 10 people for our granddaughters Confirmation. The food was great and served in a timely manner and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed
    MKPPPP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went with family for Mothers Day. Ordered special. Salad showed, 3 minutes 2nd course shows up, and 3 minutes later main course shows up. Saw it happen to two couples across the way. Ended up with three plates per person on the table while finishing 1st course. Felt like I was being rushed out the door, even though I just ordered. Looked like very few employees cared, except for wait staff which you didn't see after ordering until check comes. Has gone down hill big time. Never going back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Surprise
    FineDineDream
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Such a pleasant experience. Great food and attentive service on a Saturday night with friends. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par.
    Brody31
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food at the restaurant was just so so. It wasn't bad my any means but when spending 70 dollars in dinner I expected a little bit more. The service was super slow. We has reservations at 7 and we were sat right away. The disappointing part was that we didn't even get our drinks until 730. Our food didn't take too long but then our server never came back. All in all it was a pretty big let down and we will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE GOOD NON GREASY CHINESE
    DOOLEY
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    LOVE GOOD NON GREASY CHINESE FOOD AND YOURS WAS SUPERB. HAVE EATEN HERE MANY TIMES AND NEVER DISSAPOINTED IN THE FOOD OR THE SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Chinese with some twists
    SacEatz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I ate here on Valentine's Day and my guest and I both enjoyed it. Although it's Chinese, there are a number of other Asian specialties like a sushi roll appetizer and a curry chicken, both of which we tried and enjoyed. The fried rice was fluffy and not at all greasy. My favorite dish was the honey walnut prawns.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service but excellent
    amberr
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Poor service but excellent food. No staff understands much english there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok
    doug
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    went for a valentines night dinner, made reservation and table was on time. food was good ...not great, service was hectic and irratic. food items were staggered and not on time together. hot tea was horrible. was very noisy. not an experience we expected.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Lantern VDAY
    ADAF37
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was my first time eating at this establishment. My wife's second, but first time eating more of the items from the menu. We were running late and had called the restaurant to tell them we might slip by 15 minutes. They easily accommodated us for the later time. Once we were seated everything went rather smooth. Service was pretty good and the food was excellent. We were eating from a special four course V-day menu. Our only concern about the service for this special V-day event was the pace between each course felt rushed, especially for valentine's day where people like to sit, feel relaxed, talk with their company, and not run through each portion of their meal. I hope this was just an anomaly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful experience
    MandJ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first time dining at the Red Lantern in the Thunder Valley Casino. The casino area was quite busy being St. Valentines day and a Friday evening. The Red Lantern we found to be inviting with a good and caring staff. We chose the 4 course Valentine special being offered for $38.00 per person. The meal was very good ... we brought most of it home to enjoy later. We are planning on joining the Red Lantern in the future for another enjoyable evening. So glad to find another neat place to go.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.