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Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

3.9
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Dinner on Sunday - Thursday: 4PM to 11PM
Dinner on Friday, Saturday: 4PM to 1AM
Happy Hour: Daily, 4PM to 7PM (excluding holidays and concert nights)
Lunch on Saturday and Sunday: 11AM to 4PM
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Phone number
(916) 408-8326
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Industrial Avenue
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Parking details
24-hour free valet or self-parking available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 296 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Min, our server was just wonderful. Really excellent service. Thank you!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service. The walnut shrimp, asparagus beef, fried flounder, etc were all very good. The drinks were very good too. Thanks again to the staff who were all very kind and helpful to my family- my dad has special needs.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

On this visit we were totally ignored by our server. I was able to place our food and drink order with the bartender. He was great.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was delicious and the staff are so friendly and accommodating, we love this restaurant for birthdays etc

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Trouble getting seated by host with reservation. Waitress provided worst service ever. Hot tea took 20 minutes to come out and food 40. Food was average. Service really killed it though. Next table to us was having an problem with our waitress also and I think Restraunt was maybe 50percent full

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First time eating at Red Lantern, & I really enjoyed it! Food was very good & great portion sizes. Service was very good, but the restaurant is a bit noisy so not a place for a quiet romantic dinner. I would definitely go back to the Red Lantern again!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love this restaurant. The only thing is that the cigarette smoke from the casino wafts into the restaurant. Try to get seated towards the back of the restaurant. Otherwise, great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was delicious, the pom martini was perfect and the service was great.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lady who sat us was very rude.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Never been to the Red Lantern but have wanted to for some time. Finally got around to driving there from downtown Sacramento. Beautiful restaurant. Great service and food. We'll be back...

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As usual excellent Asian cuisine

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We’ve eaten here several times. The food is consistently delicious. One of our favorite Chinese restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was fabulous, delicious, fresh and varied. the staff was welcoming and very efficient. Our setver was excellent. The drinks from the bar were delicious and creative. We qq love this place!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Third time here & each time was a great experience. Our waitress was very attentive & friendly.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We made reservation at 10 pm . Perfect time only 5 minutes wait . We celebrated the Chinese New Year . We ordered the specials : rice , soup, lamb , fish , beef with Chinese broccoli. 3 dishes were cold , only the last dish beef broccoli were hot when arrived . We did not complain because it waa not a good luck on new year to complain. Anyway , my bill came to 120+ . Could you look into this matter and refund or credit me back some . O would appreciate it . Thank you .

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April gyn

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The girl at the front desk did not find our reservation upon arrival. She called a hostess over and they both questioned our authenticity. I showed them the reservation confirmation on my phone. We were seated immediately. Waitress was not very outgoing. We often felt during the meal that we were bothering her when we asked for something. The soup, egg roll and pot stickers were good. The sweet and sour pork was tasteful but cold upon arrival. (6/10) The chicken chow mein was way over salted. I could not eat more than 2 bites. (3/10) The lemongrass chicken was over salted and appeared to be undercooked. (3/10) The mango dessert appeared to be freshly made and was welcome after the not so stellar meal we had. We were disappointed overall and wished we had chosen another restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was the fifth visit to Red Lantern. The food and service is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines. The special was very nice and the desert was awesome though we couldn't figure out what it was. Our waiter was amazing.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Not great. Good drinks at a good price. Food was ok but overpriced.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Last minute - friends came over and we were looking for something close by our home. We haven't been to Thunder Valley often (restaurant is inside a Casino and smoke seems to bother us). We decided to give it a try - pleased to say the smoke within the restaurant was not a concern and we were able to enjoy our meal.

We all enjoyed our selections and found the service to be excellent!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Server was excellent, food was just average. They did provide a free dessert for my wife's birthday to make evening more personal. The restaurant is located inside the Thunder Valley Casino, so having to walk through the smoke smelling air before and after meal was a negative. We would probably not go back again just because of the smoke of the Casino. Don't like to eat a nice meal and then go home smelling like smoke!

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Would be extremely helpful if waitresses spoke understandable English!

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We were seated for 20 min. Finally waved down a waiter. They said our waiter went on break! Service was awful. Food was AMAZING. We will try it again.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was great. We were pleasantly surprised that our meal was tastier and better than our usual favorite restaurant back home. The service was great as well. A hidden gem. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a very good time and the service was great

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good food - but we were sorry to find that they no longer have Shanghai Dumplings on the menu. We ordered the chicken/salted fish fried rice, the deep fried sea bass with asparagus, and the beef tenderloin with asparagus. All dishes were very good.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was good, as usual. Service was excellent! Variety of dishes was more than adequate for everyday dining with friends.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoy their food. Good selection on the menu. Love their chinese beef stew. All of their entrees are pretty good. Go there once or twice a month.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Lilly is the best server. Noise level is a little high.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was delicious, the only "delta" was the beef in the broccoli beef: it was a bit too tough and salty.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was quite good despite being in a casino. If the restaurant was transplanted into a different atmosphere, I would have ranked it higher. It was loud and bright and not inviting.

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2.0Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was good for the most part. The hostess never smiled. So many different waiteresses came to the table. I couldn’t tell who our actual server was because I had to ask for everything. And it was a good thing I had it charged to the room because they never asked for my players card. Great service is hard to find nowadays.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent service & great good!
Always look forward to having dinner with friends...best dishes in the area.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Consistently good food, and great service. The menu has a great variety of dishes to choose from. It is our favorite restaurant for Chinese food.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Aside from them not having the Chinese Dumplings appetizer available the night we were there, the experience was a pleasant one.

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Why to many onions in all the food, there was more onions than chicken

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was great. We enjoyed each dish that we ordered. Our server was great too.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything was great except the salt & pepper sea bass. The fried asparagus had 5-6 bottom shoots that should not have been cooked. They were woody, hard and stringy. Every cook or person that cut them into pieces should know not to cook the bottom portion of the asparagus shoot.

If I didn't bring half of them home I would of definitely brought it to the server's attention but I only spit out a couple while we were dining and the rest came home.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food and service. Chuck is the best bartender in the casino

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was wonderful. It was our first time at the Red Lantern, but now it will our go to place for great Chinese food.
I'm so glad that I live close by, but if I did not I would still go to Red Lantern.

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