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Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant

221 Carlton Rd, Ste 16, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
+1 434-979-9968
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Chinese, Asian
221 Carlton Rd, Ste 16, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Yes, let me start by saying that it is definitely a hole in the wall. That said, the food was disgusting. Shrimp rolls were overly greasy, the shrimp fried rice was tasteless as was the other food. It's a bad day when you have to...More

Thank mutedblade
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Partly due to the location (on our side of town) and partly (mostly) due to the favorite dishes served here, my family asks for Red Lantern by name when the topic of takeout comes up. We like the vegetable lomain, mooshu pork, crispy beef, lemon...More

Thank 227GregS
Reviewed November 8, 2017

we have been searching for reliable chinese takeout in c'ville, and after a few ho-hum meals and a couple inedible disasters, we tried Red Lantern -- and we hit pay dirt! We ordered for 8 people and got all kinds of dishes and no one...More

Thank esfesq
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Looking for really good food at a very reasonable price? This is where to go, we had some company drop in and ran out to get several main dishes for dinner to set out and share. Everyone loved the Pork Fried Rice, Hunan Beef, Twice...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is our go to place for take out Chinese at work. All one of us has to say is Chinese? And the orders start coming in. Great food and good service.

Thank Tina A
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We stopped here for lunch. At first we thought we might eat in, but although there is seating available, it's not very cosy, so I'd stick with takeout here. There is a large menu, including a good selection of lunch options. We ordered 2 different...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed October 26, 2016

My family and I have ordered from Red Lantern many times. It's our "go to" place for Chinese food. We have tried many dishes and have enjoyed each one completely. I would recommend this place to even my pickiest friends.

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Reviewed May 22, 2016

Well, we seem to think so. My husband.travels world wide and has eaten at most every Chinese food restaurants there are. Chinese food is his favorite out of town dining and Red Lantern is by far his favorite. We stumbled upon Red Lantern when it...More

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed March 6, 2016

We live close by and love this place. Nothing amazing but what they do is quality. Never had any issues with food or MSG, simple Chinese menu delivered fast.

Thank Clone99
Reviewed February 14, 2016

The surgery center I work at frequently does group takeout. Red Lantern is the best value around. The lunch menu is extensive and all meals include soup or egg roll and drink for less than $6. I love the General Tso's chicken. Most of the...More

Thank 3Eagles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Carlton Rd, Ste 16, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9968
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