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The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

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Chinese, Asian, Cantonese, Szechuan
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Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland (Formerly The Lantern)
096-70236
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Established in 1986 by Sunny & Loretta Ho, The Lantern Chinese is the...
Established in 1986 by Sunny & Loretta Ho, The Lantern Chinese is the oldest and best known Chinese restaurant in Ballina. Famous for it's original dishes such as Spicy Chicken Wings & Chicken Dry Hot & Spicy. The Lantern continues to offer authentic Chinese cuisine at exceptional value and great service in a cosy and relaxing environment. Now offering our Super Saver Menu available 7 days a week - €3 starters and €12.50 mains with side with a great selection of dishes to choose from. Also offering 10% off A La Carte Menu prices. Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients, Birthdays, Hens & StagsDining options: Dinner, Reservations, Take Away, Delivery Service, Full Bar Licence,
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Chinese I have ever had!!!!

Have eaten here on a few occassions. The food is always amazing and the service from the staff is brilliant. The takeaway is also great and the Chicken Dry Hot and Spicy is the best I have ever had. Definitely worth the visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Dara92
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Sligo, Ireland
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here on a few occassions. The food is always amazing and the service from the staff is brilliant. The takeaway is also great and the Chicken Dry Hot and Spicy is the best I have ever had. Definitely worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Eat here a lot.. love the food always great service friendly staff and never disappointed when trying new dishes... use the takeaway a lot and the food just as exciting and as yummy as restaurant.. well worth a visit if you in ballina i guarantee you or your family or friends won't be disappointed or hungry 😆

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Ballina, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Lantern as part of a group earlier this month. Once we stepped inside we were quickly greeted and led to our seats in the back of the restaurant .The décor was beautiful especially the awesome fish tanks. Our orders were taken and we didn't have to wait long for our food. Everyone had something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great Food and Friendly staff , top notch Chinese cuisine, and of course the Chicken DHS And Wings are Class!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Before we came to Ballina for a weeks holiday we read the reviews for this Chinese Restaurant and decided to give it a try.All I can say is that I can only agree with the previous reviews.The staff were extremely friendly and helpful when we were trying to decide what to have,the food itself was absolutely lovely and we were... More 

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Ballina, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Defo one of the best "great bunch of lads" can't fault it, when I'm getting Chinese take away this is the place to go

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Mayo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Amazing, high quality establishment with superb, delicious food and fantastic, professional and friendly staff! Service with a smile from starters right through to dessert and your final glass of wine! Would recommend this authentic, laid back restaurant and take away to anyone for a family get together, catch up with friends or a business dinner. Never disappoints!:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food, especially the famous 'dry hot n spicy' !! No other Chinese compares to the Lantern! ☺️ definitely worth the visit!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a really wonderful meal here whilst visiting relatives in the area. We weren't really sure what to have but thankfully the waiter was on hand to pick out a few of the best dishes. We were particularly impressed with the Chicken dry and spicy dish, but all the food we had here was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, staff very mannerly, lovely clean place! Would recommend to anyone! Great food at a great price

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland (Formerly The Lantern)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: 096-70236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese, Szechuan

Description

Established in 1986 by Sunny & Loretta Ho, The Lantern Chinese is the oldest and best known Chinese restaurant in Ballina. Famous for it's original dishes such as Spicy Chicken Wings & Chicken Dry Hot & Spicy. The Lantern continues to offer authentic Chinese cuisine at exceptional value and great service in a cosy and relaxing environment. Now offering our Super Saver Menu available 7 days a week - €3 starters and €12.50 mains with side with a great selection of dishes to choose from. Also offering 10% off A La Carte Menu prices. Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients, Birthdays, Hens & StagsDining options: Dinner, Reservations, Take Away, Delivery Service, Full Bar Licence,
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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