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Red Lantern on Riley

60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 96984355
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (75 reviews)
“rice cakes” (15 reviews)
“pork floss” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been many times over the years and the standard always stays the same. Welcoming, quick and friendly service, delicious food although prices have gone up quite a bit. The servings are quite substantial. There are two sittings, one early and one later. Always...More

Thank RubyAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a busy Saturday night, the restaurant coped well. Friendly, though slightly rushed, staff are attentive and helpful, An Ok wine list, great food options - you can share, go individual à la carte or choice of 2 chefs tasting menus. All entrees flavoursome and...More

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service has always been outstanding for me. They go out of their way to get me a table and the food has always been amazing and fresh. I think my only compliant is how busy it is. Hard to get in. This is my...More

Thank michaelmsaunders
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just had a wonderful dinner at the Red Lantern! Dining with dear friends from South Australia (and we're from Western Australia), we hadn't had the opportunity to dine here before ... and we weren't disappointed! It certainly lived up it its reputation! We chose...More

Thank JoanneFromPerth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got allocated a crappy table by door, and we asked to move outside which was great. The food was exceptional as was the service.

Thank Kat Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but not amazing. I'm a big fan of Luke's and expected more wow factor. More commercialised than I expected. Staff were friendly enough but with only two people on, probably couldn't give the attention all the tables deserved.

Thank YasG_AU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great meal!! Fabulous atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff who actually know their wines! We chose the bo Luc lak, asparagus shiitake snow peas, crispy chicken with master stock and salt and pepper squid all delicious! We had originally ordered the pork belly but our...More

Thank Lrhb2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our family dinner and the dishes were good and tasty but there was not a single dish that stood out as a wow dish. I expected more especially for the price paid.

Thank Grace810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Lantern will be on my must do list for every visit to Sydney from now on. The venue is sophisticated and warm, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful, and the food... Mouth wateringly delicious. We ordered the Hanoi Hungwe so we could sample a...More

Thank Meandering_HeatherM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had starters, mains, desserts and every dish was just incredible. All food was very fresh, not greasy at all and portion sizes were generous too - making up for the slightly higher prices (which are completely justified). Definitely a must go to for anyone...More

Thank Vanessa W
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$113
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 96984355
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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.
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