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“Nice evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Lantern on Riley

Red Lantern on Riley
60 Riley Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
9698 4355
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Ranked #47 of 5,158 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Staff were superb, we had taster menu which for six of us gave a good choice of well prepared food and enough of it. Really nice night but for us UK people for what it was quite expensive but hey ho that's Sydney, recommended

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“nice reminder of vietnam in sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

went here on 23/06 for a birthday with 3 others. Setting and decoration were very good. Couldn't decide between individual dishes or the tasting menu - waiter was very attentive and tried really hard to accommodate 1 of our party who had some shellfish allergies.

Portion sizes were good, and the food was full of flavour, texture and punch which we were pleased about and the mood and music were good for a birthday celebration.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have heard so much about this place and was pleased that my daughter chose it for her birthday dinner. I was not disappointed. We had a table of 14 and chose the tasting plate with dessert and loved everything the food was absolutely faultless.The amazing staff service the best I have seen anywhere. They were so attentive. water glasses were never left empty, whenever we left the table the napkins were folded upon our return now where do you find that sort of service?
I can't wait to come back for my birthday dinner. Highly recommend this place. What an experience!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wagga
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32 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“positive experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had a good time at red lantern on riley
decor was good - vietnamese vibe without being OTT - love the floor tiles
great service - friendly and timely - neither intrusive nor absent
food was good - but- started out well with the first few offerings very nice although I feel that the flavours lack a bit of the punch of true vietnamese, tastes like it has been adjusted to perceptions of a western palate, could have been both sourer and hotter. least favourite dishes on the tasting menu were the "mains" duck and pork both in a thicker, sweeter, what i would call cantanese style sauce. dessertd were not impressive either but i did not consider this a priority on a vietnamese tasting menu
Luke was very generous with his time, stopping for chats and photos with those patrons who seemed interested

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Elegant Vietnamese Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have been a fan of Luke Nguyen for some time, and his food/travel lifestyle programs have been the inspiration for a number of my holiday destinations in South East Asia. It was a no-brainier that I would dine at Red Lantern as soon as I had the opportunity. I wasn't disappointed! The food is delicious, service attentive but unobtrusive, and the decor modern but evocative of Vietnam. I couldn't order everything on the menu, so I did the next best thing and ordered the tasting platter. I was pleasantly surprised by the generosity of the tasting platters serves and could only just fit in a dessert (but that goes into a different stomach doesn't it!). This restaurant is a little on the pricey side, but given its recent elevation to the Sydney top 10, and the quality of food, I give it a big thumbs up!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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