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The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland (Formerly The Lantern)
096-70236
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Ranked #10 of 34 Restaurants in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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,
Restaurant details
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Place with reasonable food.. If you really need to have chinese food then head here.. It's probably the only restaurant serving chinese dishes which tasted average..

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Ballina, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wide variety available on menu , excellent food , quick service and very friendly staff ! A must visit Chinese in Ballina

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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