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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chinese Restaurant in Cincy area!

We love Chinese Lantern! In fact when we go away, can't wait to get back to Chinese Lantern. Nothing compares! Love every dish, I have ever ordered from here! Panfried chicken is my fav! The lunch specials are wonderful and very reasonable. Sherry, the owner makes you feel like family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Ohiospacecowgirl
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Hamilton, Ohio
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Hamilton, Ohio
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have eaten here many times but I will never eat here again. My beef lo mein tasted like the meat was spoiled when I sent the food back I was not offered another menu item or to have it taken off of my bill. The owner was very rude and cold and made me feel like I was a... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love Chinese Lantern! In fact when we go away, can't wait to get back to Chinese Lantern. Nothing compares! Love every dish, I have ever ordered from here! Panfried chicken is my fav! The lunch specials are wonderful and very reasonable. Sherry, the owner makes you feel like family.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The only Chinese restaurant we will eat at in Hamilton. So good and the owner is super sweet! Never had a bad dish from here. Highly recommend!

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Las Vegas NV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

everybody wants to go the fast route but its worth it to go to the Chinese Lantern and sit down and take your time and enjoy their food. Its always been our favorite. No Buffet!!!!!! yea!

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London, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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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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