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Chinese Lantern

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chinese in town...

Best Chinese in town. Lovely interior. Great service. Our favorite. We have loved every dish we have tried.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kate W
Oxford, Ohio
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Oxford, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best Chinese in town. Lovely interior. Great service. Our favorite. We have loved every dish we have tried.

Thank Kate W
Fairfield, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here occasionally for years. They do have very good egg rolls and Generals Chicken. Tonight my brother in law and I decided to try the Mongolian Beef. Worst meal we have had in a long time. Tons of onions, very little beef and flavor. When I brought it to the owners attention, she said... More 

Thank roman2541
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is pretty expensive for how low quality it is. Crab Rangoon is the size of a quarter and mostly crust. I only got 5 pieces of beef in my beef and broccoli and it was way over cooked. Egg rolls are over seasoned and the fried rice has no flavour. You also have to pay extra for fried... More 

Thank cassandrafishbones
Hamilton, Ohio
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Lenora M
Hamilton, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ohiospacecowgirl
Hamilton, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank Brittany G
Las Vegas NV
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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!

Thank jacobsrb
London, Kentucky
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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 

Thank Alice Y
Chillicothe, Ohio
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank IIJeepers
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
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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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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, Asian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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