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540 Boyson Road Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 294-8666
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better then anywhere else in CR

For the Cedar Rapids area there really are no good Chinese places. Tings is the best out of all the options. The egg rolls only come in beef but are very crispy and fresh. The meat is good quality and not covered in batter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
sammyjh45
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped in after work since we had all travelled for our project. Our meals all turned out delicious. I was very happy with everything that came out. We ordered family style and there was more than enough for everyone to eat. My personal opinion was they actually cooked fresh, so many Chinese restaurants have turned into "cut the bag... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Typical American Chinese. About like Panda Express buts little more expensive. Quick service which is why it feels like a sit down buffet.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For the Cedar Rapids area there really are no good Chinese places. Tings is the best out of all the options. The egg rolls only come in beef but are very crispy and fresh. The meat is good quality and not covered in batter.

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Lazy_Lefty
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife had sesame chicken with fried rice, I had general tso chicken. My cousin had hot braised chicken. All were quite delicious. This is one of the best chinese restaurants around. The dinner pricing is a little bit pricey but you get ample serving sizes. The lunch specials are a wonderful value!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Have been going here since a friend recommended it when I said missed The Dragon from downtown CR. .. Never have I been disappointed in all five plus years now... Great choices & good food service. .. Food comes quickly & hot. .. Nice abbreviated selection for lunch menu options (Main dish / rice /soup / an egg roll &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Looked this place up on our local TV stations best places to eat web site, decided to give it a try, very glad we did! Food was great, waitress was very friendly and, best of all, the price. We were there for lunch and most all of their menu was less than $6, this includes soup, spring roll, and crab... More 

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Marion
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Have been here on two occasions. The food was average at best, much better at other local Chinese restaurants. The service in my opinion was pretty poor. The hostess who seated us seemed like she didn't want to be at work and pretty much hated her job. And more funny to me but on both occasions when leaving, our waitress... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Working in the area temporarily. A local recommended Red Lantern. We had Po Po Platter, Garlic Beef and a Beef and Vegie entrée. It was good, The service was very good. We brought home enough leftovers for snack later that night. Would go there again.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant is a go to for lunch. Quick, reasonably priced, and very good food. The service is always very good also. The lunch comes with soup, appetizer, and a decent sized meal. I would definitely recommend!

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La Crosse, WI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I can only recommend two items: the crab rangoons and the wonton soup. With the exception of the fried rices dishes, all the entrees taste the same -- bland with an overwhelming sweetness. The staff aren't very friendly and attentive.

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Additional Information about Ting's Red Lantern

Address: 540 Boyson Road Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone Number: (319) 294-8666
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Boyson Road Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: (319) 294-8666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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