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Vietnamese Lantern Restaurant

629 7th Ave, Ste 8, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1400
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Ranked #22 of 24 Restaurants in Two Harbors
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- Jun 17, 2014
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have read some of the reviews, and agree with some and disagree with others. Here's the scoop: This is an average Chinese buffet place. The food is not overly sophisticated or breath-taking. The atmosphere is kind of retro-70's mixed with Vietnamese flavor. When I go, I hit the buffet and enjoy what i know I will get: Typical Chinese... More

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Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It is a shame the Vietnamese have to serve Chinese food to bring in the unsophisticated Americans. I did not eat the Chinese food, but their Bun Cha Gio (rice noodles with eggroll) was among the best I have had and very reasonably priced.

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Medford, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

we love this place!! I get carry-out about 2x a month, and we think it is pretty much the best Chinese we've ever had. fragrant beef and fragrant chicken, tsa-sa chicken and tsa-sa beef are spicey and are my favorite. my boyfriend loves the chicken chow-mein and lo-mein. what's really great is that you get either a Chinese or Vietnamese... More

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Beaumont, TX
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The only reason I gave this place 4 stars and not 5 is because I only tried one of the menu items there. I liked the shrimp lo mein so much that I got an order to-go to eat later. The prices were extremely reasonable, and the waitress was really nice.

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The sweet and sour chicken was white and tasted nasty. Only took one bite then it went in the trash. The "fried rice" tasted like white rice with a little soy sauce added and it had some frozen veggies in it. Worst chinese food I've ever had:(

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The only complaint was that the food in the Buffet could have been a lot warmer than it was. Some said their food was downright cold, others said just luke warm.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Nothing on the menu or the buffet is Vietnamese food. It is all Americanized Chinese food that is overly salty and ends up giving you a stomach ache afterwards. Food inspector should shut it down for other people's sake. Was honestly expecting Vietnamese food since there are good reviews about the restaurant and there are new owners who are Vietnamese.

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Istanbul, Turkey
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The restaurant was recently purchased by new owners, and the food has improved so much from the level it was at before. We had takeout for dinner and everything was fresh and yummy--and it was a lot healthier, it seemed, than typical American Asian food. The portion sizes were very generous, and the service was friendly and quick. If you've... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Four of us just had the lunch buffet. It was really good and they replenished with fresh and hot buffet dishes for us. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Duluth, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The lunch buffet is good, but I don't normally go there to sit down and eat. Staff is friendly, wish they were open on Sundays!

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