Red Lantern

4.4
1683 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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DD
New England
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good we're going back 2 days later!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College graduation

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very slow service, my teriyaki chicken was horrible.
I said it’s an occasion - no one asked me anything.

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JO
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Dumpling promotion was worth it! Definitely will return soon.

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B
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

when a restaurant is not to full I ask why they seat customers next to each other when other tables are available, This not just at the red Lantern it is all of the opentable dining we have done

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was good but the waiting was awful.. booked a table a 8.30 the staff told us to wait a bit because they needed to set the table. They told us to go at the bar and that they would send someone once the table was ready.. Waited for thirty minutes and had to remind them I had a reservation because they obviously did not care..

terrible for a place that wants to be upscale !

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Four of us had a very fine dinner at the Red Lantern on Saturday evening, 4/27/19. The food was terrific and the ambiance was beautiful if a just bit noisier than we'd hoped.

One very odd thing happened. One of our party had tea with her dinner and when it arrived the water in the teapot was tepid. She asked the waiter if she could get some hot water and the waiter said he would go get some. But about five minutes later he returned only to tell us the kitchen could not provide us with any water hotter than the barely lukewarm pot we had originally. What? A kitchen that can't provide hot water? This was quite unbelievable to all of us. When a restaurant kitchen can't boil hot water, what does that tell you? They couldn't use a microwave for a minute? Couldn't put a small pan on a stove for a couple minutes? The waiter did not seem to have an answer and he appeared to be just delivering a message from someone in the kitchen who couldn't be bothered.

Is this a horrible glitch in an other wise very nice dinner? No, of course not. But it was a very odd lapse in customer service that surprised us.

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SA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The Entrees n Sushi was really good. Service was a little slow. The worst part was the desert. I will never order desert again. The Manager was really nice to take it off our check.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's overpriced Chinese food. there are nice places around where you can spend less and eat food of the same quality.

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SC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and great food!!

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ED
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our group of 5 was seated right away. The waiter showed up promptly to fill our water glasses. However, after that, he kept us waiting to take orders and deliver beverages. Food was very good, but not really outstanding. The distance from the kitchen resulted in less-than piping hot items.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service and very disappointed in food

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H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The ambiance was fun but the service was so slow. Waited for ever for someone to talk our order then again waited forever for drinks to arrive.

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to red lantern before attending a graduate ball for school and had an excellent dining experience. They sat us 30 minutes before the reservation at our request and we had excellent service. Food came out quick and was delicious, along with drinks. This was not my first time at Red Lantern and I will continue to recommend it. Thank you for a great dining experience !

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Great atmosphere! We will most likely be back.

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AF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The staff and service was wonderful. The food and drinks were unpalatable and repulsive. The drinks were not being made properly and the food was bland and stomach turning.

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R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I should have known when the menus were sticky & gross that this wasn’t going to be my finest meal...sushi tasted really funky, and the rest of our meal was subpar. No offense Red Lantern, but skip this one, you can find better in Boston.

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MJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it so much, we were seated in the back dining room no view of the dance floor, I would prefer that next time.

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a
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed red lantern. Sat at counter which made it fun, great variety of food, large portions, wonderful service

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great ambiance, and a very cool place to invite people from out of town to show off just how cool the unique architecture is in the city.

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DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Rolls were absolutely delicious and very fresh. We had rock shrimp, crab, sashimi, miso and hot and sour soup. Presentation was lovely. Overall very good experience... we would return.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We asked our waiter for drink recommendations and she recommended the fish bowl drink which once we got, we thought was wayyyy too sweet. We couldn't even take one sip. We didn't want to outwardly be THOSE customers who complain so we mentioned it many times that the drink was too sweet and that we can't drink it. It was $55. The waiter always changed the topic and seemed like she didn't want to have to deal with our unhappiness. Other than that, food was delicious but not necessarily worth the price. And the place itself is very aesthetic.

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AD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Way too much sauce on everything. Sushi covered in goo.

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SM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

They changed the menu significantly, the current menu is horrible

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BD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

This was our third visit and we do not plan to return. The food was exceptionally badly prepared and did not rise to the expectations that one might have for the pricing charged. Too bad. Such lost opportunity to capitalize on a great concept coupled with a unique setting. I wonder if Management periodically reassesses its recipes and how they are executed. I suppose patrons will go back to P F Chang where taste may not be exception but at least consistent.

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great time! Our favorite place to spend time with friends. Amazing food!

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PJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

A group of 8 went. Ordered the sushi boat, drinks and some entrees.
we found a hair in one of the entrees.

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jen is THE BEST!!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would recommend to friends, only if they're crazy rich.

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JF
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere and decent food. The service could have been better but it was packed when we arrived.

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P
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The Vegetarian options could be made tasty and add more to the normal menu options, I did like their food presentation but not the taste (was too bland).

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Staff is really friendly and attentive. Amazing food and excellent experience as always!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Samir was the most amazing waiter, probably the best service I’ve ever had anywhere. He was attentive to our party of 10. He made sure the people with allergies were taken care of. Always made sure we had everything we need and more.

The food was great as were the drinks!

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ST
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was great, the food and the drinks. However, we were not notified ahead of time that the kitchen closes at 10:30. We called ahead and asked the earliest available reservation and they told us 10:30pm. The second we walked in the door, we were rushed and the staff was annoyed we were there. They told us to hurry up and order and that the kitchen would be closing. It makes no sense to take reservations for that late if the kitchen is closing at that time. I was dissappointed as it was my birthday and we were completely rushed at dinner.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Moved to the bar area. Most rude and obnoxious bar tender. Will not go back

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service. Definitely go back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh how i wish i remember my servers name, she was so aweaome. You can tell she knew the menue by heart. Me and my partner were sitting at the two top with the both and chair seating. The Rosie Roll was killer, and the pecking ravioli was to die for. Cant wait to go back!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, food better than some other Asian-themed restaurants I’ve been to in Boston. Going back next week with a dozen friends!

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Our service was amazing. I wish I got his name but, he was so attentive and answered menu questions flawlessly. The ambiance is the real reason we were initially attracted to the Red Lantern. After enjoying a Ginger Margarita I was sold! The dinner portions are insane so beware of too many rolls of sushi before entrees. Asian food is alway great the second day so I was excited to have a surplus to take home. I enjoyed a nice date night that Thursday and I’d gladly go back for more drinks and appetizers with girlfriends next time at the bar!

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