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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, Reservations, 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
Probably the best takeaway town

We passed it on the way to the Broken Jug pub. thought we would try it out later in the evening. It did not disappoint. we had to wait a while as we did not phone the order ahead. lots of people in the place but we didn't have to wait too long. the food was a delight and great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We passed it on the way to the Broken Jug pub. thought we would try it out later in the evening. It did not disappoint. we had to wait a while as we did not phone the order ahead. lots of people in the place but we didn't have to wait too long. the food was a delight and great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

on of the 1st chinese restaurants in Mayo and its pretty much what it says on the Tin no major Suprises good or bad . Kind of place you could go to every week and ever get tired of but not so much for a Big occaison

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Having dined in this restaurant on several occasions and also get takeaways very regularly I find it to be of the highest standards I would highly recommend you try their famous dry hot and spicy . But be careful once you try it you will be hooked

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

The Lantern overall is an amazing place to go for food. The food is delicious. The service is quick and the staff is very friendly. I will certainly be making more visits to this restaurant.. You can't beat the dry,hot and spicy here!!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I was lucky enough to get a table on New Years Eve for 12 people which included family and close friends. The busy restaurant was beautifully decorated and clean. The staff were very courteous and eager to ensure all diners had a great night. The restaurant was packed which is always a good sign and the food reinforced this. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Went and paid the restaurant a visit after checking out the TripAdvisor options for the area. Can't say I was disappointed! The food was delicious and the service was great. Even had complimentary prawn crackers, which I haven't eaten since I was a child (ah, the memories...). All in all, if you are hankering for some Asian cuisine, the food... More 

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Ballina, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Used to eat in here often enough, but had a very bad experience the last time I visited. The manager was extremely rude and didn't seem interested at all. I will not be eating here again and I would not recommend after hearing some quite disturbing hygiene stories about staff and food.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

Address: Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland (Formerly The Lantern)
Phone Number: 096-70236
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese, Szechuan

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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 6 - 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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