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965 Main St, Hamilton, OH 45013-2558
513-863-2392
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Hidden Gem"

This has to be the best Chinese food we have had in a long time. Large portions. We recommend the egg foo young. The waitress was very professional. The dining room was spotless. It is the cleanest restaurant we have ever seen, inside and out. We live 2 hours away and will definitely make the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
IIJeepers
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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London, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

First time patron: Parking was easy on our Friday lunch. We were seated immediately and it was not crowded at all. Waitress was attentive and the inside of the restaurant was very clean. Lunch prices very reasonable and food served quickly. Reviews were great. However we felt food was just average. We had egg-drop soup, egg rolls, cashew chicken and... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This has to be the best Chinese food we have had in a long time. Large portions. We recommend the egg foo young. The waitress was very professional. The dining room was spotless. It is the cleanest restaurant we have ever seen, inside and out. We live 2 hours away and will definitely make the drive to come back to... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food and service are wonderful. Once you've eaten there once, the owner never forgets you! Great lunch specials that are very reasonably priced.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sherry and her husband run this outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent, and the portions beyond generous. And the prices are most reasonable.

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Cincy, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you enjoy chain-style restaurants or americanized & mass-produced Chinese food (like frozen egg rolls and food prepared hours and hours ago) then you can stop reading right here. This little hole in the wall was super! Small, intimate, super clean with great service! Soup was good, Won ton looked even better (will have to try next time), crab rangoons,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Chinese Lantern is a locally owned and operated Chinese Restaurant. All food is prepared in the kitchen and is fresh and piping hot. Has a fully stocked bar and a wide selection on the menu. Watch out for the owner, Sherry, she may sneak a packet of sweetner on your shoulder while the others at the table just giggle.

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Oxford, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I have gone to this Chinese restaurant for years; I think it's the best one for miles around. The quality, quantity, and variety of the food is excellent. The wait staff is both attentive and pleasant. Bring your sense of humor with you; Shari is a hoot!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a great place to eat Lunch specials are always good and if you decide to eat here in the evening...the portions are HUGE. The only issue is parking, but you can usually find a spot.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not many good food experiences in my hometown. This chinese restaurant is the exception to the rule. Local, very friendly owner, who has her eye on everything that comes out of the kitchen. Has a very loyal following. Easily accomodates large groups, including families. Has the regular items plus several specials every evening. Full service bar. Large to go business... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

That lady is funny than all get up. The dinner is ok ish but the lunch is the way to go. I grew up with a dad that was second employed and part time gopher for his buddy's construction company (the guy that ran around for Robert M Brown Construction) for years. Anyway in the summers I went to work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 965 Main St, Hamilton, OH 45013-2558
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Butler County  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 513-863-2392

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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