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#175 of 1,680 Restaurants in Boston
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US$15 - US$30
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Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Back Bay
0.9 km from Boston Public Garden
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Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious. The portions were plentiful so they are made to be shared. The staff was super nice and friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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BNEG-CT, Marketing at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share! So glad to hear you enjoyed.

Reviewed 4 February 2020

We book for our work dinner, about 40 people. Service was good, waiters really attentive. Food was also very nice - we had a fix menu, we didn't order a la carte. Definitely would like to try their menu!

Date of visit: January 2020
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BNEG-CT, Marketing at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Thanks so much for coming in. Glad to hear you enjoyed!

Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

We heard about Red lantern through a Facebook event listed for $1 dumplings every Thursday night til 10 am. We arrived around 6:15 pm and we were able to get $1 dumplings, they were small but very good. However, the tables that were seated next...to us and arrived at 7 pm were informed that they were already sold out of $1 dumplings. There is a limited supply of $1 dumplings every Thursday night so if you want to get there and have this deal, I would recommend arriving before 6:30 pm. The food was good however fairly expensive. I was a little disappointed with the drink selection, we got the drink special that was advertised as a drink for 2 and we thought that it would be a larger shareable drink but was only 2 small tea cups with minimal alcohol. Despite all of this, our server was very friendly and I did enjoy the atmosphere and decorations at Red Lantern! I would go back again on a Thursday for dumplings.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BNEG-CT, Marketing at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Anna - thank you for your feedback. We do hope to see you again and appreciate you taking the time to share this with us as it is helpful and has been passed along to our team.

Reviewed 29 December 2019

...on Christmas Eve. Great atmosphere. Great food. Extensive menu with selections to please everyone...including the two vegans in our party. Service was prompt and professional (shoutout to our server, Armani).

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. Good Chinese food. Good atmosphere. Large portions - we were disappointed we couldn't take the leftovers home!

Date of visit: September 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Hi there, Thanks for coming in and glad to hear you enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

A full disclosure - I’m allergic to peppers. As it appears everything is pre-prepared (and includes peppers of some sort) all they could offer me was miso soup (so-so) and a pile of stirfry veggies (meh). For an Asian restaurant offering chopsticks, the pieces were...not cut appropriately - too large. $36 later and I’m still hungry. Not a repeat.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your dining experience with us and have shared this information with our management team. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Reviewed 16 September 2019

This is my favorite place in Boston for a fun night out with friends or for a cool date night. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and energetic.

Date of visit: July 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoy and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

We had dinner there on a Sunday. Pretty quiet at first but the service was excellent and the food great. We especially liked the Avocado Puffers and the Mongolian skirt steak. Both were excellent. The calamari was good — not super fried — but not...as tasty as the other selections. Our waiter was great and had several good suggestions. The menu has lots of Maki and Sushi along with other great choices. It seemed that most entrees were made to be split; for example, no way could one person eat all the Mongolian Skirt steak dish. BTW, we asked them to substitute jasmine rice for the fries that would normally come with the skirt steak — no problem! And, the rice was perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Hi Tom, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Red Lantern (we love the avocado puffers too!). Thank you again and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 August 2019

We are starved of great Chinese style food on the West Coast and I was skeptical when our daughter booked this! But, it was phenomenal! The flavours of each dish were so individual and absolutely delicious. The waiter laughed at how much we ordered but...we'd seen reviews that said portions were small - wrong! They are huge we had a ton left over and really did pack ourselves full of the delightful dishes that we'd ordered! The avocado appetizer is so yumm-ious!!! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and themed too, adding to the overall experience! I say, go, run, don't walk! Oh and book a head of time - that place filled up!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Hello, We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Red Lantern. We love hearing from such kind customers such as yourself and we're happy to hear that our staff created such a pleasant experience for you. Have a wonderful day and...More

Reviewed 27 July 2019

Great Food and service :) love the duck and bamboo shoot specially juicy Angus beef !! Thank you for your services jk,RR,Sean,rose, and Mindyy :)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share feedback. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Red Lantern. We love hearing from such kind customers such as yourself and we're happy to hear that our staff...More

Reviewed 13 June 2019

I was much less impressed with Red Lantern on my second visit. Though the decor is outstanding, the sushi and service were much less so. Most of the sushi came with a mayonnaise sauce which made it inedible for me. Had I known, I would...have requested the sauce be left off. Service was terrible. We waited an inordinately long time to get a second drink and then to get our bill. In addition, the restaurant was way over air-conditioned to the point that it was painful. With so many sushi restaurants in this city and its suburbs, I doubt I'd return to Red Lantern where we felt ignored and were so physically uncomfortable.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

Hi Rita, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us at Red Lantern. We pride ourselves in quality food and service and it appears we fell a...More

Reviewed 7 June 2019

Red Lantern Restaurant sophisticated, sensual and tailored Asian Restaurant and Lounge, was here for 2 bithday celebrations and dinner - lon the pricy side but the atmosphere was nice. signature cocktails, vibrant array of Asian favorites, menu ranges from sushi and noodles, to wok dishes,...steak, and duck. Poke Bowl trio and Orange Miso Salmon showcase the modern flavors of Asia.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Red Lantern! Have a wonderful day and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 June 2019

Red Lantern was a bit difficult to find but it was worth finding. It is a short walk from South Station. This Asian Fusion restaurant is a fun place for a group as portions are meant to be served family style. Five of us split...2 appetizers, 1 noodle dish, and 1 entrée; and there was plenty of food. The server helped us with the order so we wouldn't have too much or too little food. In some ways it's similar to a PF Chang's only much better!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed the food at Red Lantern as much as we do! Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

A marvelous cuisine serving Asian food varieties (Veg/Non veg)with decorative servings in a comfortable seating served by smiling faced personnels. Rustic view with gorgeous ambience having central open kitchen . Fine historic statues placed in perfect places. A fine elongated bar with good view. Located...in central Boston , must visit place. 👌👌More

Date of visit: May 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

Hey there, Thanks for coming in! So glad you enjoyed + hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 May 2019

Stunning Asian decor. Staff was attentive to one couple in our group celebrating an anniversary. Our waiter cautioned that the food was plentiful and to be judicious when ordering. The appetizers were placed in front of us and a few seconds later our entrees arrived....The food was delish with plenty to take-away for the following day. We simply felt too rushed with our meal. When it was time for our bill, our waiter was nowhere to be found.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed, but disappointed to hear about your service experience at the end of your meal. I have shared this with management and can assure you this will be addressed. We hope to see...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5