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Red Lantern

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248 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the mood for Chinese and a quick online search led us here. We weren't expecting much for a Chinese restaurant that isn't in the heart of an Asian community, but were pleasantly surprised. Ordered for takeout Beef & Broccoli, Orange Chicken, Lo Mein and Sweet & Sour Shrimp. We thought each dish was a little on the... More 

Thank Tosh K
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here after we were unimpressed with another restaurant the resort owned nearby. Cool authentic Chinese decor, a little hot in the summer since the dining room is located downstairs but if you're there in the winter it won't be an issue. Service was excellent, Chris our waiter was exceptional. Had a good dining experience. Orange chicken was... More 

Thank Corey C
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on the recommendation of the hotel where we were staying. The deco was great, the staff were attentive but not gushing, they looked after us well. The food was good, not amazing but a nice meal. This would be a good restaurant for groups of friends as it's big. There were a few groups here while we were... More 

Thank Moyra E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Rich, the chef, is always introducing new menu items, and the regular items are consistently great. His new crispy fish entree amazing.

Thank Carol D
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I have only one complaint with Red Lantern: the food. The restaurant is beautifully designed, the table settings are charming, the wait staff is attentive. The only problem is that the food pretends to be Chinese but is not. The Chicken with Cashews had all the ingredients as chicken fajitas plus cashews; every ingredient was burned, the way things can... More 

Thank shermusa
Bradenton, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had an awesome time at the Red Lantern. Mike was our waiter and he was amazing. We each had a different dish, and most of us couldn't even finish it because there was a lot of food. Our son had sweet and sour chicken and he loved it. Our daughter had Orange chicken and really enjoyed it. My wife... More 

Thank bemall
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We fancied Chinese food so found this place on Trip Advisor. Glad we did as we had a faultless meal. Although very quiet in the restaurant (very beginning of the Summer season) we ordered Orange Chicken, Shrimp Kung Pao and steamed broccoli (almost 2 weeks of travelling in California made us feel like we were developing a bit of a... More 

Thank AJB1988
Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My dad and I came here for dinner after a long day of fishing. We are both from or near the San Gabriel Valley so we have good Chinese food all the time. We weren't expecting much being out at Mammoth but, it wasn't bad. We started out with some eggrolls that were fairly decent. I had the Mongolian Beef... More 

Thank peterlc63
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We needed a change in food type so we decided to try Red Lantern. The restaurant was almost empty. I had the sweet and sour chicken and my wife had the chicken cashew dinner. Server and food was good, but I have had better. I prefer a crispier chicken. Price was a bit higher than other Chinese places I have... More 

Thank John S
Lacombe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Sign says fine Chinese Cuisine and it is! The hostess was the sweetest girl and told us great places to hike and visit. Lots of tips! Dinner was quick, delicious and well presented. Decor and music was lush and relaxing. Prices are good considering quality and portion size. Upon leaving, the hostess, realizing how much info. she rattled off to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 760-934-9431

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?