Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

3.9
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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3.9
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RO
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our appetizers took a long time to come out. Apparently our main dishes were ready before the appetizers as when we got our main dishes they were all cold. While we were awaiting our food they started to set up another table so close to us that no one would be able to get out. We mentioned that to the people setting up the table who said they would move it, but they didn't. When we finished they moved our table so we could get out. They comped our appetizers but we would just wanted hot food. Not going back.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time we were there was when we brought our grown kids/spouses to dinner (8 of us) and we all had something different. Each dish was excellent tasting and for a reasonable price.
The second time with a smaller group was the same wonderful experience.

We live in Oroville and shall try to come more often.

CS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vietnamese Beef Pho is a healthy meal and excellently made at The Red Lantern. In the past the protein in the Pho was solely well done beef brisket. The latest Pho I had included meatballs and less brisket. I suggest to make the meal the most healthy that the meat balls be deleted and more well done beef brisket re-added to the Pho. Thank you.

GS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

My third time eating there. Food was delicious. Service was not. Forgot to bring us our soup. It came with the meal. By the time someone came back we were almost done eating and to full. I said something our server and she asked if I wanted it now but I told her I was to full. She bought it out anyway for me and not my friend who didn't get her's either. I told her I didn't want it. No apology, no discount on the bill.

RJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous. Atmosphere and staff are very pleasant. Whenever we stay at Thunder Valley Casino Resort we eat here.

S
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, as usual and the service was very good. Only issue was we received half of our order and then the second half maybe 15 mins later - and it was never recognized by the server. But we will return -still a favorite at TV.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere. Pleasant, efficient customer service.

M
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

High quality Chinese food is rare in California. That's why my wife and I always go to the Red Lantern before any concert. Food is very nice. Love the chicken wraps. Try main entrance to reduce the amount of 2nd hand smoke.

C
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great food was amazing great experience.

G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cigarette smell was strong but it is an Indian casino so that was to be expected. Not so much in the restaurant. Parking was unexpectedly difficult due to Summer Concert series night (didn't know that when we made reservations).. otherwise it was absolutely delicious and the salt and pepper sea bass is awesome!

LE
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First they wanted to seat us right next to the loud bar - we asked for another seat. Ordered two appetizers, wine and an entree. Pot stickers and egg rolls were too thick with dough and not much inside - very tasteless. The walnut shrimp was also not very good. The waitress came back only once after serving us our entree and we had to ask for more water twice. Overall it was a very poor experience and not an inexpensive one.

DG
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, and service was good, however, the place is extremely loud!!!! Hard to hear the people you are sitting next to.

SH
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Server was not able to understand us, had to point at everything we wanted on the menu. Portions were very very very small for the price we paid. Would not dine in there again

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was incredible. They did an amazing job considering how busy it was before a concert. Really impressive.

H
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service- food dry- expensive-too noisy-tiny tables

f
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Our dinners were excellent. The service was perfect. The best restaurant at thunder valley casino.

KG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very accommodating based upon our last minute reservation. Love the food!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They accommodated our large party of 17 which was good. The food was ok just a bit higher priced since it’s in the casino.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food quality is excellent. The restaurant was packed prior to the concert. They need more help staff, on hand, on those occasions!!

DK
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrible noise and understaffed service. We did undersstand a concert was going on at the same time, but that shouldn't have this much of an effect.

d
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reservation made for 5:30 pm. Seated at 5:45. Wait person came with 1 menu for two of us twenty five minutes later. Vietnamese sirloin beef was bland. Shrimp and scallops with sugar peas were so so. Yan chow fried rice was decent. Ambiance is ruined by the cigarette smoke wafting in from the casino. It was much more delicious and better service in its former iteration as Coi Palace. Probably will not return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Forgot our appetizer, and brought out our dishes at different times. Like they forgot until we said something. For the cost of food there, this is unacceptable. We will not be dining there again. Who wants to eat cold food while your waiting for the rest. And who wants your appetizer after you’ve already received two dishes🤬

HY
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails at the bar,, service was great and food very good.

OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good a little expensive but would definitely go back.

M
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy show night. Everything was fine. The only issue was the host stand. Because it was a show night there was a line out the door. Understandable. But it moved very slow. We stood there for 23 mins. I suggest making your reservation for a half hour earlier than you want to sit.

D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at the table (6) agreed that we had superb food and excellent service.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great ! The service was even better. The dining experience was great !

RM
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience especially our server who I think is Mae. She was very the best!

LM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We tried Red Lantern last year before a concert and had a bad experience with the waiter. Decided to try again. That's our last time! Our server was good, but the food and how it was presented was terrible! I ordered duck (I understand they have to cook it ahead of time) but it was COLD and was served almost 15 minutes before the second person got their meal. Then 15 minutes later another person was served. He ordered General's Chicken and got Orange Chicken. The waitress disagreed with him and said that's the way GC is prepared. Not! It was Orange Chicken and everyone at the table agreed. Also, even though I had a confirmation email from Open Table, they could not find my reservation when we checked in. What a shame...so convenient to the concerts!

j
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

WE loved our meal, I wasn't happy rice was extra. Ended up we never touched ours... Rice should come with an entree. There was a mix up with servers and our table was overlooked. The manager was very kind and even comped our appetizers. I would go back.

A
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to the Red Lantern and we were very impressed. The service & food were excellent! Noise level was a little high, but that is to be expected on a Friday night at a casino.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and service, I didn’t realize the casino was a smoking casino. The smell of smoke “ruined” the dinner we definitely did not stick around for dessert. I would recommend take out unless you are ok with the smell

l
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would recommend Red Lantern if you are in the Casino or staying at the hotel and looking for a place to eat. It is convenient and the food is good.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were a group of 6 who came in for dinner prior to attending a concert. Staff was very friendly and we were taken to our table at the appointed time. We enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered, but the one that really stood out to our group was the honey walnut prawns. Cocktails are good and staff is very efficient.

IN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress didn't come and ask we needed anything or how was the food...not as friendly & attentive as the 2 waiter's next to us, which is why we wanted the Steak House but they didn't open early enough for us.

RR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Disappointed with service and ticket times. Food came before drinks. That should not happen at this level of restaurant

CH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best place to eat at Thunder Valley. Great cocktails and appetizers.

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very delicious.

CA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food portions were very plentiful and delicious. The salt and pepper sea bass was amazing!!! The mango dessert was delicious as well. It was very good

p
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to this restaurant, and the experience continues to exceed expectations. Quality dishes, attentive staff and an attractive ambience is why we keep coming here. Highly recommend.

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