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“There are no words”

Red Lantern on Riley
Ranked #73 of 5,854 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $114
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Description: Set within a designer space reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, Red Lantern on Riley mixes the nostalgia of Indochine with the personal quirkiness of the Nguyen family. The restaurant is owned and operated by chefs Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen, and Luke's sister Pauline Nguyen. With a focus on shared dishes, an evening at Red Lantern on Riley is an experience best enjoyed with friends and family.
NSW< Australia
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“There are no words”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We had the tasting menu, I still have no words to describe our experience. With every mouthful I had a dance party in my mouth! It was tasty and fresh. One of the top restaurant experiences I have had in ages. The tea was refreshing and absolutely delish if you can believe that. The whole experience was orgasmic and I can't wait to do it all again.

Thank Scumgy
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Four of us went on a very busy Saturday night. We shared 4 entrees and three mains. Highlights were the yellow chicken curry and the whole deep fried snapper. Buzzy atmosphere and knowledgable, helpful, professional waiter. Oh, the creme caramel (coconut) ws great, as was the chocolate marshmallow cocktail dessert. Good wine list, nice bar out the back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kriselda
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265 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Delectable Vietnamese Meal”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Took my husband here recently as we had visited Vietnam in December/January and have fallen in love with Vietnamese food. We were not disappointed! We had the Hanoi Hunger menu at $65 per person. The four entrees and four mains were delicious and a great representation of the food of Vietnam. The salads were yum and the steak dish so tender. Service was excellent especially as it was quite busy. A delectable Vietnamese meal!

Thank 29plymouth
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Melbourne, Australia
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Went on a busy saturday night, the service was fantastic. The food was very good. The steak dish was amazing and along with the black sticky rice balls made the night. If i Were to be picky, which at $65 pr head i think you can, the duck rice paper rolls felt like they had been prepared earlier in the day. They were very dry. We had two different waiters tell us that they just loved the wine we were drinking, I wondered if they tell everyone that. All in all it was a lovely night, with a great atmosphere, great service, and good wine. The food was excellent, but at those prices it should be

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Thank marsy007
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144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Restaurant Perfection”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Four of us celebrated a family birthday on a Sunday night. What an experience! Food, service, atmosphere sublime. Aunty's entree and barramundi main highlights as were all three desserts. The wine list one of the best in Sydney. Well done, guys!

Thank Johnnyblueb
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