Red Lantern

4.3
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1742 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian
A sophisticated, sensual Asian Restaurant and Lounge, Red Lantern features award-winning cuisine. A diverse Asian menu includes appetizers like Wood Fired Skewers, Spicy Lettuce Wraps, Peking Raviolis and Lobster Rangoons. An extensive dinner menu includes Wood Grilled Steaks, Seafood and Chicken Specialties, Wok and Noodle Dishes. Specialty Sushi Rolls and Traditional Sushi is prepared fresh to order. With a capacity of 300, Red Lantern features an open kitchen, sushi counter, wok station, oversized tables, a community table and private dining room for up to 40 guests. Stunning decor and exceptional cuisine come together to bring you on a culinary journey like no other.
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4.3
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4.5
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing experience, the service was phenomenal as well as the food. The music was not the best, but we had a great time nonetheless.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Went for Dollar Dumpling night and was disappointed to see how small they were. Kitchen ran out of veggie dumplings and dough so we were cut short on the amount we could order. Service was fair.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Came here to celebrate a birthday and had previously made a reservation, we were seated promptly which was a plus. The server was nice at the beginning of the dinner but as the night continued we felt like rushed like he just wanted us to leave already. Not sure if it’s because we didn’t have a huge order of food or desserts. After we told him we weren’t ordering more after a few apps he didn’t really care much about our table which is unfortunate. We ordered island mai tai’s and they were nice looking but it didn’t taste good at all and they weren’t that cold either which was kind of a turn off. Ended up getting better drinks somewhere else. The pupu platter was really good and we did enjoy their spin on the common pupu platter. Also considering we were there celebrating a dinner I expected them to do something special anything even a candle with a basic dessert but there was nothing of that nature. Overall I’d prob try it out again but not in any rush to do so right now.

EH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fried Calamari was delicious but have had more tender elsewhere. Peking duck was very tasty and moist but not as hot in temperature as I expected. Our table for four was way too small to accommodate all we ordered. The blistered string beans were proportionally smaller than the the dishes but absolutely scrumptious! The veggie fried rice was large and good but would have liked more vegetables. Coctails good but small and expensive. Enjoyed every morsel!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Red Lantern

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The $1 sushi roll was awesome and it came out very fast. The only downfall, there was a lot of people at the bar/lounge area and the bartender was running around swamped. Very attentive just was by herself.

IO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! The drinks were weak but everything else surpassed my expectations.

k
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The sashimi was cut too thick, and our waiter never returned to our table to find out how everything was, nor whether we needed a check. I got the impression they weren’t staffed for the volume of customers - would have preferred to have been told that rather than to have gotten substandard service

d
London
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We come here often and seemed like food was down tonight

J
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Destination every time we go to Boston! Food is amazing!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a nice the food was excellent and portions sizes are a lot,

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great and drinks were on point 👌🏼

D
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions and great use of space.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👌🏻 love it

v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We had a bottle of wine, a pu pu platter that was fair at best. We also ordered the house rice that came 15 minutes after finishing the pu pu platter. the waiter never checked back. Last time here.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Out of Wine ordered, out of preferred dessert, manager wouldn’t allow payment to be split between 2 cards.

CB
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very tasty food!! Energetic atmosphere and the drinks are amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my server and hostess ❤️ will most definitely be returning

DG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time celebrating our anniversary.

y
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. Very attentive staff who after learning our food allergies made certain adjustments in our menus.

c
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I were very excited to eat here. However we were disappointed almost immediately. We started with 2 miso soups which costed $8 EACH! And they were basically hot water, zero taste and both of us could not finish it. Then we ordered sushi for dinner hoping it would redeem our experience. All three rolls we ordered were drenched in spicy mayo to the point where we could not taste anything else. Not to mention each roll was about $18 for almost no fish and no taste apart from spicy mayo. We couldn't finish those either. Our $18 drinks were okay but I mean come on. We won't be returning.

DD
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Normally I'm a pretty easy-going diner. I've come to Red Lantern numerous times and I've brought a lot of people there over the years. I've recommended it to others as well. I came alone yesterday and unfortunately received the poor treatment a lot of women dining alone receive. The place was pretty empty at the time. Along one side of the dining room there are about 8 2-tops somewhat tightly placed together. There was one couple there and the hostess sat me right next to them. I asked if I could sit 1 table over from them to afford them some privacy and not feel cramped. The hostess lied to my face and said both corner areas had groups of 5 coming in. I didn't believe that and sure enough, 10 minutes later she sat a couple in one of the areas that 'had a group of 5' coming in. Normally a manager comes by to see how the diners are doing. No one came by yesterday and there were 2 managers walking the floor. Apart from that, the soup was less than room temperature hot and I had to ask for things more than once. There was also a 15 minute wait for the check. If this is typical for service at RL now I will not be back.

W
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

slow service on an empty night. food was not good, one dish inedible. cool atmosphere, and good menu, but execution (in the kitchen and with the wait and bar staff) lacked significantly. Huge disappointment, especially considering the prices.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food not good...not the same as the other locations

b
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Flank steak very fatty. Overpriced for quality of food

PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We've been to Red Lantern a several times since we live near Boston. The last couple of visits were not worth the money. The drinks this past time were awful. Tasteless, watered down and overall no effort other that the bartenders worrying about what they look like was put in to them. The first good drink leads to many more but this first bad drink led to a second bad drink so that was a complete waste. The food was okay nothing special. The special meat dish had an odd taste to it. The calamari could have used more taste. The tuna bites are not what I remembered. Perhaps we always had sushi in th past. We won't be going back. Something changed and it's just not worth it.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great.

AW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit here. We ordered the duck buns, avocado poppers, the rock sushi & the tic toc chicken. Everything was absolutely delicious! Great food, great vibes and our waiter Nathan was very helpful & sweet. Highly recommended!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Red Lantern is a great spot for groups and has a delicious selection of cocktails and plates for sharing

s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food and amazing......service leaves a lot to be desired

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seriously overpriced

NN
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The avacado maki was Treat, bit the main dish (Orange beef) was Gross. The meat was SPONGEY and fatty. It was awful.

s
New England
307 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good ( duck buns, pot stickers, pad tai, chicken). Our guests all enjoyed the meal

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was excited to try the red lantern with my husband for date night based on the reviews. However despite the interesting decor and fast, almost rushed service the food was only ok. Wasn’t worth the money or a second visit.

KF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very expensive for what you get. Kung Pao shrimp were tiny and swimming in an overly peppered sauce. Pad Thai was ok but way overpriced. Our waiter seemed new. Unsure about how to accommodate special diner requirements. Pace of food delivery to table was poor. 2 entrees arrived more than five minutes ahead of the food for the other four diners. Had to ask for serving utensils for the shared dishes. Orange beef was excellent. I had been here before and it was much better 3-4 years ago. I have no real desire to return now, sorry to say.

KN
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful.. the atmosphere the way they plated the food.. the service was on point. Highly recommended..

CK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh sushi and delicious drinks! Would definitely recommend for date night or group dinners.

A
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice Asian atmosphere with high celings. The food is really delicious, for example the avocado bomb is very speciial and tasty. The tofu main dish is without vegatables so order in that case greens on the side. Friendly and helpfull staff!

LL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food… Great ambience. Will definitely go again.

FF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here prior to a Red Sox game with a couple from out of town and their kids. This place is outstanding! They are always consistent with both food and service. The sushi is equal to or better than the top 2 or 3 places in the city. We also enjoyed all sorts of finger food type stuff that appeals to kids who typically are not wild about raw fish. The spicy tuna with the tempura flakes is soooooo good.

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