Excellent sushi, cocktails, food, dining experience, etc. The Black Widow roll was crazy - the wife doesn't even like sushi but came back for seconds. The lettuce wraps were excellent as well. The highlight of the evening, besides the cocktails - get the Grass Fed Mule, were my Singapore Street Noodles. Just phenomenal. Sweet, savory, spicy. Perfect.
My only complaint is that the prices were a bit high. But the portions were huge. We really could've gotten by with just our apps. So really the complaint isn't even valid since we had lunch and dinner the following day with our leftovers.
Highly recommended for a date night, dinner with a group of friends, or any occasion really. You won't be disappointed.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusual but great interior. The room must have been a warehouse at one point. Many big paper lantern lights lights along with Asian sculptures give the room lots of unique atmosphere. The food is also very good and well presented. Prices are not bad considering the location and quality
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Fun Japanese-Chinese Menu
There's so many thing to try. Our sampling of fluffy, tasty duck buns, addictive drunken noodles (with slightly spicy shrimp & pork), spot on hamachi sashimi sriracha-cucumber plate, crispy good shrimp tempura roll, ronin roll, and large piece maguro tuna nigiri made it clear that we want to come back and sample so much more of the menu. Kirin Ichiban beer on tap made for the perfect accompaniment.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, great service, wonderful setting. The selections weren't many, but that's fine with us, as it didn't confuse us, and what we were served was outstanding. Incredible service. Did not rush us.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a very nice restaurant and the the food was great!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved the food
Another terrific experience at Red Lantern. We used a Travelzoo Coupon and tried many different dishes. The only negative thing was that one of the persons delivering my meal dropped a single item on my shirt leaving a minor mark. He did nothing other than say 'sorry'. It was no big deal but should have been handled better. But, even with that, it was a fabulous meal in a really nice restaurant.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Lantern Rocks!
This is a great restaurant, a little decadent but not overly so. Love the unique decor (giant stone buddha statues and acupuncture style sculptures). Also love the tall ceilings and wide floor plan. Oh, and the food is top-notch. You can't miss with the lobster rangoon or virtually anything with noodles in it. I highly recommend this spot for a special dinner with friends, or a romantic night out.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place does not disappoint. The food, drinks and service were amazing. The sushi continues to be the freshest there is and the innovative entrees are spectacular. The pumpkin donuts with the soy caramel dipping sauce was such an amazing experience I could eat it every day.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed every bite.
On vacation from Philly, loved the restaurant would return next time in Boston.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends have been saying you must try Red Lantern and rightfully so. Everything we ate was great and the environment was special as well. My only complaint is about the small tables for four that make placing dishes and sharing food difficult.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining Delicious in the Back Bay
The Red Lantern is a big, bold beautiful restaurant full of ambience. Service was superb and the food had a funky Asian twist on some old favorites. Flavors were fresh, spicey and savory. Drinks were a bit strong and it was hard to find one to my liling.
The Red Lantern shines in Back Bay!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Lantern shines!!
Patrick, our server was charming, accomodating and made wonderful menu recommendations as to both food and cocktails. Parking was a snap with plenty of metered spaces available right outside the restaurant. The cilantro dipping sauce that accompanied the kebabs was a real treat. We especially enjoyed the shrimp yaki udon noodles and the vegetaian mapo tofu which was an evening special. We hope they add it to the menu. Thanks Red Lantern for a delightful evening. As we won a $25.00 gift card in our fortune cookie, we will be back soon. Can't wait for another round of the dumplings.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great; the sushi
The food was great; the sushi was extremely fresh and the drinks were boozy and delicious. My only complaint is that our particular waiter seemed completely overworked and basically ignored us, never asking if we each wanted a second drink (we did) and not asking the quintessential "how is everything?" question. The great sushi made up for it, however. I'll definitely be back and will hopefully be seated in another employee's area.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightfully Upscale Asian
Red Lantern was a great experience. The food was tasty and the flavors on the special sushi rolls was incredible. They had a great drinks list and the overall experience was very enjoyable. Definitely great for groups or one on one dates. You can dress up or wear casual, both will work.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dinner very much at
Enjoyed dinner very much at Red Lantern - food was yummy, service was great!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale PF Chang
Can't quite put my finger on it, but I felt like I was in an Asian TGI Friday's or a PF Chang's. Everthing was very good but the vibe was not there.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a solid night, we
Overall a solid night, we were seated between 2 tables and then moved in anticipation of an AC pipe drip.. I really appreciated that since I somehow end up under the drip everywhere I go! Pros: beautiful space, lots of menu options, attentive service. Cons: my only con here is the tuna tataki special, sauce seemed a little bland and tuna was strong in flavor. I was encouraged to switch to this from the hamachi sashimi. I wondered if there was a contest on selling specials but maybe just different tastes.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good but pricey
Food was very good but pricey for what it is -Chinese food. Fun atmosphere.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
New York City has come to Boston
I've lived in Boston for almost a decade now (originally from NY) and this is one of the best restaurants I have been to in the area for food and overall experience, on par with New York city.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st anniversary dinner
My wife and I went to Red Lantern to celebrate our 1st anniversary. The restaurant came highly recommended from a friend of ours. The food was excellent, the drinks were very good. We had a wonderful time. Only down-side: the music was a little too loud and not our cup of tea (a more serene music would fit the overall mood better). Definitely a must!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall a fun night put with the girls! food was great and drinks were delicious! service was inconsistant. drinks were wrong, and the waitress seemed aggravated my friend wanted the drink she ordered. an issue with bill at the end of the night brought the mgr to our table who seemed sour also. other than that the food and water service was quick and friendly!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a new and vibrant place with great food. Very nice and they cater food for everyones tastes!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. We got a sampling anand the portions are big, we were able to bring some home. We will definetly be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
An out of the world experience
I was totally transformed to another world the minute I walked thru the restaurant. The decor was tastefully done and very effective Iin conveying a new/old world feel to set the tone . I came this time to dine with a friend. I was not disappointed . The presentation and quality and consistency of the dishes were superb. The portions were quite generous for gourmet which helped offset the price of the meal. The chef clearly understood the true concept of fusion is and understood what can be merged and what won't work.The service was superb and the staff was very knowledgable and accommodating . It wàs my friend's birthday send they were again very accommodating and showed genuine interest in the Restaurant and took great pride in their job.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keeps on Delivering
Second annual trip here. Enough dishes are at least very good and a few are excellent. Caution - if you want a quiet place for a romantic dinner - this isn't it - the music is loud so be prepared for loud chats. Space is great between most tables - that is a big plus. Portions of most of the dishes are very large. Peking duck is very good. Our highlight - the Fried Rice with wagyu beef - wow factor. And - the ice creams were ultra creamy. Wine list has enough strong entries for us New world Red types to have fun. Only other caution - about half the tables have a lower ceiling height with AC units that keep these tables cold - it took a few changes to get a table that wasn't chilly - but the main area is fine. I'll be back!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definately a great find! Very modern in the decor and dishes.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent night out
Amazing food and drinks, attentive and personable servers, and a good mix for those couples in the burbs looking for a fun night out. The women can grove in their seats to the music without listening to complaints from the hubby about being at a club because its not a club and the food is amazing! It's pricey but the meals are shareable. Must go!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good and fun, great ambiance
Excellent restaurant, great atmosphere, delicious cocktails, will go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fast and Ferious
Everything was great and came out quickly. Excellent food and service.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had apps and drinks at the
Had apps and drinks at the bar first, bartender very attentive while busy with many things, drinks were a bit inconsistent when seated in the restaurant, when diner is out of sight maybe less attention to the preparation. Food was very good, although noodle dish was a bit overdone. Service was solid, space is comfortable, definitely a place to come back to given the depth of the menu.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat in a different spot on
Sat in a different spot on this visit and it was so noisy we could not talk to each other at the table. The food was again excellent but service was only fair. Our server had 5 or 6 tables so she was not able to cycle back to the table very often and the buser/water person never came back after we initially sat down. Still worth the visit. The food was great.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious alternative to PF Changs
I found the food to be amazing and better then PF Changs. The drinks, a little over priced, were quite good. I had the Philadelphia roll and cucumber/avocado roll which were delicious and fresh.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is Dynamite
The food is amazing, I'm going back every weekend. Sushi and sea bass amazing. The sip with the shu Mai is also amazing.
In love with this place. Addictive food!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the ambiance but
I enjoyed the ambiance but better for a night out with the girls than a bday dinner with husband and college age son! Music too loud and EDM for dinner hour. Food was good tho sauce on the salty side, would have preferred it to be served on the side for dipping. But enjoyed it and will go back with my girlfriends!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was ok not the best sushi though. The lobster dumplings didn't have lobster at all it was only cheese cream. And I asked for the lobster rice with no pineapple but I still got it. The ambiance was really nice and the music was fun.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great decor, looks like it
Great decor, looks like it was built into an old warehouse. Lots of choices on the menu; a little Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Singaporean etc. needs some Thai and Vietnamese choices though. Overall, really enjoyed it.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Club music in an Asian restaurant was unusual, but I really enjoyed it. The service was great and amazingly fast. We had a concert to attend and there was never a concern. Food was traditional, but the flavors were more enhanced than would be expected.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
space is cool. the sushi is great! the main courses are good. the server seemed a little out of it.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Red Lantern never let's me down! The food is fantastic and the ambiance is amazing. We have dined here five times already and have never been let down.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Great, Poor Service
The food was excellent but our waitress forgot our second appetizer order. She apologized. After we finished our entrees, we asked her for a recommendation for a dessert choice, as our party of three wanted to share something. Her recommendation was for us to share three different dishes, which was not what we had asked for. She seemed so rushed that there was no thought to our question. Once we got the bill, we noticed there were four charges for entrees, and we were only a party of 3 who ordered. Again she apologized. Her apologies could have been more enthusiastic and the dining manager should have also addressed the errors. Nevertheless, the atmosphere was nice and we enjoyed our meal.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the sushi
I've been to Red Lantern a few times now, and I love their sushi. Plus, their cocktail offerings are unique and tasty. Great place to meet friends!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Red Lantern
We have been to Red Lantern a few times over the past year and will definitely come back.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here many times now. The wait staff are always very helpful and friendly, and my dining companions have always had a great time. the food is consistently excellent and fun, with a lot of sharing possible. Great for groups, for sure!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and loved it
This was my first time eating at Red Lantern. I was surprised at the quality of the food. It was amazing. The service was wonderful as well. This was a Monday night and it was rather quiet which was also nice. Can't wait to go back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Red Lantern didn't disappoint. The food was truly spectacular. Portions were good so you could try several dishes without feeling like you over ordered.
Very good for groups and girls night out!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
We loved the decor at Red Lantern as much as the food. The Pu Pu Platter was the best I've had anywhere. Everyone in our party thought the sushi was excellent and the staff were very accommodating, excellent service too.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their appetizers are the highlight. Lobster Rangoon and crispy tuna bites were perfection.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new favorite in Boston!
Had edamame, spring rolls and Singapore noodles (split with a friend). All really delicious. Love the atmosphere- rustic old Boston building meets southeast Asia- it works! Service great, wonderful wine list. Cocktails looked really good- may try next time.Dishes are big so great for sharing.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing girl's night out!
The fact that our table was right next to Chris Humphries(Kim K's ex husband) just made the night a million times better. This was my second time at Red Lantern and just like the first, I had a great time with great food!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect except for Sound Track..
Beautiful ambiance, great vibe, creative and well executed menu, super service.. but the music was too loud, too repetitive techno, and took away from an otherwise perfect evening..Lots of other Buddha Bar or Chill music would work better both in bar and restaurant.. I'll definitely go back but hope they do something about the music.. Stay away from the window wall on cold nights..
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM