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Red Lantern on Riley

#83 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 96984355
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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412 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here last year for a business function and decided to take the family back this time. We all watch Luke Nguyen on TV and his food really shines here at his restaurant. Still as amazing as ever and I think it has actually improved. We made a booking on the day on their website and took the 6pm 2... More 

Thank raura
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday night and there is nothing that I could mark it down on. The service was great and the food spectacular. We had one of the set menus and the team were very eager to help by swapping out two of the choices for one of the party who didn't eat pork or beef. Every single... More 

Thank Ianlisle
Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends to celebrate my birthday with high expectations On arrival we were shown to a private room and met the head Chef Mark and the beer rep Johnny The room seated 18 which made for an intimate evening The food was excellent with each course being matched to the accompanying beer The descriptions of the beer by Johnny... More 

Thank Rotiman1
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined at the red lantern recently. We tried the Hanoi tasting menu. It's has a bit of everything. A bit expensive but good atmosphere and excellent service. Easy parking next door

Thank Alan B
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was just perfect from the degustation menu,wines,staff,welcome,ambiance.canot recommend this reasturant highly enough.

Thank Abruzzese
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Saigon Tasting Menu. I couldn't fault the food. There was a good variety of dishes and flavours, perfectly cooked and well presented. The desert platter was a highlight of various flavours. Unlike many restaurants, the noise level wasn't a problem. Service was great - friendly and prompt. Check prices before going - it's expensive, but you get... More 

Thank RossHJames
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's probably a bit unfair judging this restaurant on a business visit when you've no input into the dishes served. However the food was good (and the wine matches excellent), albeit a little boring. I'd give it another go.

Thank John S
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great. We had the salt & pepper squid as a shared appetizer - excellent! Crispy, light tempura-style, delicious, and not at all heavy or greasy. We sampled several fish & chicken dishes, and all were wonderful. They have a very nice wine selection, and the service was polished and pleasant. The portions were very generous, and so... More 

Thank adatee
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61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Banquet menu and found it delicious, in particular the salt and pepper squid & pork belly. Service was good, although a tad slow with filling up water glasses/wine.

Thank Sarah A
Sydney, Australia
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265 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a while, and change of venue. So looking forward to this with our group, but have to say came away disappointed. Had the 8 course menu, with standouts being the smoked duck and the desert platter. Had 2 mussels from the seafood, and both still had the beards attached. The cubed beef was well overcooked, and really did lack... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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