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The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland (Formerly The Lantern)
096-70236
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Ranked #7 of 35 restaurants in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Szechuan, Cantonese
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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,
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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,
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I like to get take aways from here whenever I am back home in ballina. Love their chicken dry, hot and spicy dish and their spicy chips! Some friends and I have searched for a similar dishes in various chinese restaurants across dublin but it is impossible to find anything like the lantern's DHS. Great food all round, the service... More

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have tried it a few times with family & friends and would not recommend it also very over priced, people with me also unhappy

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Sligo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

But this has to be the best one, yum yum yum :), I had the famous hot dry and spicy chicken with rice and spicy chips, it was fab and I can't wait to go back x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Top notch chinese grub! :) no complaints whatsoever! Friendly staff... Clean place! :) ............. so....how yall doin? :D

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Ballina, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Took on the mighty (and i say mighty) challenge. Simple amazing. From the genuine staff who are always there for you, beautiful decor, relaxed atmosphere and great food. I did the actual challenge, its definitely worth a go and will make the difference between men and boys apparent. Cheers everyone at the Lantern

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Went with family over the weekend, and had a great time. A little hard to find, thought it had closed (the sign is outside a defunct club) then noticed the door a bit further down the carpark. Ordered a selection of dishes and all were top quality. The staff were friendly and I liked the clean fish tanks built into... More

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Foxford, Ireland
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39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stopped in after a trip to Dublin and did not wish to cook. The spare ribs were fatty and greasy. No chinese mustard. There was plenty of food but the beef was tough and hardly szechaun.

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Castlebar, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is the best chinese take away in Ballina. The chicken dry hot and spicy is legendary and with good reason!

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co mayo ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

U cannot beat the lantern, i love the shredded chicken and my daughter loves the yuk shun, we have tried both dishes in other chinese and there is no comparison, the lantern beat them all. i do think they need to update the restaurant and i do find it cold at times, but then i get great food and service... More

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Ballina, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Has to be the nicest Chinese. Dry hot and spicy chicken is fab alot of other places try to make it but not as good.staff are very friendly.take aways are always done on time never waiting around.best place to eat in ballina.

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