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Red Lantern on Riley - Red Lantern on Riley, Sydney, AU-NSW

Red Lantern on Riley

4.5
4.5
717 Reviews
$41 to $100
Vietnamese
The vitality of Vietnamese cuisine revolves around fresh produce. We are dedicated to retaining and complementing the flavour and freshness of the produce we use.

We have embarked on a journey to promote ethical eating by using the freshest in local sustainable and organic produce. It is our dream to leave as light an environmental footprint as possible.

Our family’s secret recipes, skills and techniques have been passed down to us. We have learned that above all, the sourcing of good produce, simplicity in presentation and preparation with the slowness of good omen should always be the core of our approach.

Set within a designer space reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, Red Lantern on Riley offers all the favourites of the original Red Lantern, with a greater focus on shared dishes. Mixed with the nostalgia of Indochine and the personal quirkiness of the Nguyen family, Red Lantern on Riley is an experience to share with your friends and family.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian, Southeast Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6:00pm - late
  • Phone number
    (02) 9698 4355
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Luke Nguyen, Chef Mark Jensen
  • Private party facilities
    DELICIOUSLY UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS at Red Lantern. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Most Awarded Vietnamese Restaurant in the World. Our versatile venue is the perfect setting for any celebration – corporate events, birthday parties, wedding receptions or product launches. We are conveniently located less than 50 metres away from secure parking, as well as easy public transport solutions for all your guests.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀From fresh grown produce, sustainable practices and a loving ambience, to award winning menus by Chefs Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen. Come celebrate with us in style.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Enquire now to book our PRIVATE DINING ROOM or our MAIN RESTAURANT SPACE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀reservations@redlantern.com.au (02 9698 4355)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀www.redlantern.com.au/functions-events
  • Private party contact
    Phuong Nguyen: (02) 9698 4355
  • Neighborhood
    Darlinghurst
  • Cross street
    Stanley Street, Sydney, AU-NSW 2010
  • Parking details
    Street parking around the restaurant is limited and metered.<br /><br />There is a Wilson Parking garage located less than 50 metres from the restaurant at 70 Riley Street, Darlinghurst.
  • Public transit
    Buses and Trains
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

717 Reviews
  1. Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    I had a fabulous birthday dinner here last year. The service was impeccable and the food superb. I booked out the function room we all had a wonderful night.

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  2. AoifeS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on December 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Good food, relaxing environment, easy parking. All round good experience

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  3. TrevorK

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on November 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    This is an outstanding restaurant. It’s always worth a visit.

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  4. JMorris

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Food portion is very great for this kind of restaurant. We didn't walk out hungry. Service is absolutely amazing.

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  5. Expensive

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was fast and efficient and quite friendly. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful when deciding what to order. The food and drinks were of an exceptional quality and taste. Wheelchair access into the restaurant is via a very steep portable ramp only, however staff are willing to assist. Restaurant atmosphere was too dark and "broody" for my liking. I would have rather had much more light! Overall it was a great experience, other than several loud groups of diners that surrounded me and spoiled my evening with their rowdy laughter and highly unnecessary disturbance of other diners!

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  6. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous tasting menu with wines to match

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  7. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous dining experience

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  8. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and excellent staff.

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  9. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I know I’m going to have a great time right from the moment I arrived. I dined with a work colleague (on my recommendation) and the experience and food did not disappoint. The attention to detail and service level is exceptional and the food is absolutley divine. Thank you for making me feel like I was valued and welcomed in your lovely restaurant.

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  10. string

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Well it could’ve been exceptionally special but sadly it wasn’t. All I can say is luckily the food was nice but not worth the dollar u pay for it..

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  11. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love bringing friends and family here for their first time. We've been here quite a few times and always leave very happy, stuffed fill with beautifully tasting food and very happy company as everyone always loves it. Never disappointed and woyld always highly recommend to everyone.

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  12. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional from start to finish. All the food was exceptional and could be faulted. We will definitely be back as there are so many other things on the menu we have to try. We will recommend it to all our family and friends

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  13. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience food great staff welcoming and helpful with menu. Value for money.... try the crispy pork amazing 😉

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent flavourful food. Light and delicious

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  15. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love dinner at The Red Lantern, the food is exceptional, fresh, vibrant, simple yet full of complex flavours. The restaurant is perfect for the solo diner, couples or groups. The atmosphere is relaxed and the wait staff professional and dedicated.

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  16. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Red Lantern was delicious as always.The staff are so welcoming and friendly.Still my favourite restaurant in Sydney.Thank you to the team.

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  17. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly staff, definitely will be back!

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  18. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always first class as are the staff. Lorraine always welcomes us beautifully and so the evening continues .

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  19. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, ambience and food make this a regular restaurant choice for us. We travel up from Wollongong to enjoy the outstanding experience that never falters.

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  20. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and food was sensational. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary such a memorable occasion.

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  21. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu which provided a fantastic variety of food selections and we tried food that we would normally wouldn't order. The service was fantastic even though it was a busy Saturday night. Thank you again to the team at Red Lantern for a wonderful evening. You definitely impressed our guest.

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  22. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience for my husband's birthday.

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  23. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as usual and you can park 50 m away for $8 all night.

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  24. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service at Red Lantern is second to non, exceptional food quality that takes you back to Vietnam. For those who want to try a bit of everything I recommend the set menus on offer accompanied with wine. Will be back!

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  25. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing except 1 dish . A bit salty.

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  26. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited on a recent trip to Sydney. Very conveniently located, an easy walk from Darling Harbour with lots of bars with Happy Hour along the way. We had a lovely meal with the best rice paper rolls we have ever eaten. The menu had many options. The incorrect main meal was delivered to our table, which was quickly rectified. They took away most of the incorrect meal and probably threw it in the bin (I hate waste) rather than leave it to be eaten. Enjoyable but nothing to rave about.

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  27. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious night out

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  28. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating my wedding anniversary there,we had a great dinner.we did a $89 dollars degustation. The food was very good n worth for the value.In fact there are other dishes in their al Carter menu we would like to try so we will definitely return to this restaurant. Only comment is the pickled octopus was a bit too sour that took away the flavour of the octopus.

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  29. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and never disappointed

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  30. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red Lantern serves great Vietnamese cuisine and Chef Mark Jensen goes out of his way to engage with guests.

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  31. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I took my wife and we sat outside, this was our request and the staff were helpful. The wait staff were very good. we had the dearer of the banquets. A lot of food , some dishes very good and some that did not grab us. The deserts were excellent. Our anniversary was acknowledged with some sparkling wine . Probably should of gone al a carte. Would be good to see a revamp with better value price points and a new opening. its up to red lantern if they want to move ahead or change at all.

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  32. Moybee

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food good but not that great had better elsewhere. Overpriced for what it was. Too loud and aircon not working sufficiently.

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  33. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and atmosphere. I had been to Red Lantern a few times before and took 2 colleagues and they loved it!

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  34. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service.

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  35. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travelled from Melbourne to go to this restaurant for my wife's birthday. We had the Saigon tasting menu with matching wines. We were not disappointed. We have been a fan of Luke for a long time.

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  36. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, good variety and exceptional service . The place has a nice vibe and feel

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  37. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, great food.

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  38. MikeMagoo

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the dining experience at Red Lantern is fantastic! The staff are friendly, professional and super knowledgeable. The food is next level and great value for money. This is the third time I’ve flown to Sydney over the last couple of years just to get my Red Lantern fix!!

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  39. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and knowledgeable waitress; the dishes were not as tasty as what I experienced when I visited Red Lantern the first time on Crown Street.

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  40. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a birthday lunch and were delighted by the fabulous fresh tastes. As first timers the lunch tasting menu provided a star studded introduction. Favorites were the pork and green papaya salad, smoked spatchcock, duck green curry and the coconut creme caramel. The service was excellent, and we were allowed to linger as long as we liked over all the lovely flavours

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Red Lantern on Riley is rated 4.5 stars by 717 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Red Lantern on Riley

60 Riley Street, Sydney, AU-NSW 2010

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stanley Street, Sydney, AU-NSW 2010
  • Neighborhood
    Darlinghurst
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6:00pm - late
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian, Southeast Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking around the restaurant is limited and metered.<br /><br />There is a Wilson Parking garage located less than 50 metres from the restaurant at 70 Riley Street, Darlinghurst.
  • Public transit
    Buses and Trains
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Luke Nguyen, Chef Mark Jensen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 9698 4355
  • Private party facilities
    DELICIOUSLY UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS at Red Lantern. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Most Awarded Vietnamese Restaurant in the World. Our versatile venue is the perfect setting for any celebration – corporate events, birthday parties, wedding receptions or product launches. We are conveniently located less than 50 metres away from secure parking, as well as easy public transport solutions for all your guests.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀From fresh grown produce, sustainable practices and a loving ambience, to award winning menus by Chefs Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen. Come celebrate with us in style.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Enquire now to book our PRIVATE DINING ROOM or our MAIN RESTAURANT SPACE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀reservations@redlantern.com.au (02 9698 4355)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀www.redlantern.com.au/functions-events
  • Private party contact
    Phuong Nguyen: (02) 9698 4355
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