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“Go for the Hanoi Hunger...a great sampler”
Review of Red Lantern - CLOSED

Red Lantern
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We went with a group of friends in the Christmas and New Years break.

Positives.....the food is the best Vietnamese I've eaten since holiday in Vietnam. It was lacking the addition of the fresh herbs you get in Vietnam, but otherwise flavours were delicately balanced, the quality of ingredients high, and serving sizes just right. The Hanoi Hunger gets you a taste of 8 dishes, which is great. They also have many gluten free options which is good.

Service was great, prompt and friendly.

Negatives....wine a bit expensive so we opted for the house wines. They were good, and you don't come here for the wine anyway! The toilets weren't as clean as they could have been.

Overall I would jump at the chance to eat here again.

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Thank SarahNZ_12
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've been to Red Lantern twice now and both times the food and service were excellent. The staff are very friendly and attentive and rarely do you find such good service. I'm looking forward to trying the new(ish) restaurant on Riley Street too.

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Thank annacathryn
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stopped by on a whim while visiting the Australia Museum based on good Tripadvisor reviews. The place was packed with Christmas lunch parties but we still got great service and order advice. We ordered the house-recommended specialties and each was wonderful. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Sydney.

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Thank julie48070
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We absolutely adore Vietnamese food, and love to watch the tv series with Luke. On our road to eventually travelling to Vietnam we decided to celebrate a birthday at Red Lantern and we were definitely not disappointed.
We thought "what the heck" let's go all out and enjoy the full experience, so we chose the Saigon Scrumptious tasting menu for the two of us to share (we did not have the wine tasting though).
The food was tremendous with so many fantastic flavours to experience. Each course was like a journey through Vietnam and really kept you wanting more even though the generous portion size served was perfect for us.
We simply could not pick a favourite as each dish was in a league of its own and quite frankly we were just breath-taken by the delicious flavours and wonderful service. Oh and did I mention dessert? We barely had any room for this but figured we'd walk for a few km's afterwards to burn it off, haha. Dessert was delicious and even though I'm a bit of a foodie, I was surprised by some of the dishes and the amazing flavours of Vietnam.
Highly recommended to anyone, and if you like beer then try the 333 from Vietnam.

Thank DSA_84
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Yummy menu, seafood degustation. Good service hospitable. A good dining experience for a special occasion.

Thank annesydney
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