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The Little Lanterns

41 Whitchurch Road | Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
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Ranked #254 of 898 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Nonya
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Menu can be found here: http://www.take-a-way.co.uk/menu/707/the-little-lanterns/
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Menu can be found here: http://www.take-a-way.co.uk/menu/707/the-little-lanterns/
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I am told that the restaurant has left and the premises are occupied by another (non food) business. Pity. (I am required to fill in the boxes, pointless though it is!)

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is my favourite Chinese restaurant. Service is very friendly and my party has always enjoyed the food. Their Singapore vegetarian vermicelli is the best I have tasted. But last night (16 June 2023) we phoned to order a takeaway. The number was discontinued. I hope this was just a glitch but it might be worth a phone call before... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Had takeaway from here a few weeks ago, was obvious that they dont lash it with MSG and yet still tasted really nice. Would recommend it any day!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our visit was joint birthday celebration for 3 members of family. The food just kept coming and was hot and tasty in fact there was so much a few of us took doggy bags home. The atmosphere was warm and we were made to feel more than welcome. It was well worth the 40 miles we drove to meet up... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Had a vegan takeaway here today and it was very good. Asked for no egg and didn't get any in the food, unlike some Chinese restaurants/takeaways. Vegetarian crispy shredded 'chicken' was excellent and other tofu and vegetarian 'chicken' dishes were fine. Did us a good vegan vermicelli Singapore style rice noodles too. Been coming here for several years and it... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Little Lanterns impressed me from the moment i stepped in. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, Tony (the manager) was fantasically friendly and ensured we felt at home, which i know consider Little Lanterns to be. The food was to die for; the starters were quite simply amazing and a mere warm up for the mains, which honestly, were some... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We have ordered from here previously, this time though food was vile, cold, too expensive and just average. Phoned to complain but rude guy said we could have free stay with next order!! No thanks won't ever order again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I'm generally a fairly generous soul when it comes to eating out. I usually feel well disposed to those providing me with food, drink and a friendly smile. However, I am somewhat surprised by the balance of reviews on Trip Advisor. Some reflect my expereince but many of the "5 star" reviews seem a bit far off the mark. We... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Despite there was no customer in the restaurant when me and my family walked passed, we gave it a try anyway after reading its somewhat positive reviews. The owner, Tony was extremely friendly to me and my son, serving us complimentary drinks and food but ignored my wife and daughter completely (they were not served until we actually asked for... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Not quite sure how this got voted the best Chinese in Cardiff. The service is very friendly, the food is pretty damn average. What I don't like about the menu is that it's littered with "chef's special sauce" so what the hell does that taste like ? The dishes are also given silly names that make it really hard to... More

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