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Red Lantern on Riley

60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9698 4355
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (84 reviews)
“rice cakes” (16 reviews)
“dessert platter” (18 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here for dinner for my wife’s birthday. We ordered the Hanoi Hunger tasting plate and if didn’t disappoint. There was plenty of food and the flavours of every dish were amazing. Service was excellent and it ended up a great night all round....More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful attentive staff. Menu extensive and overall quality good. Tables a bit close to the wall in some cases

Thank SuffolkLawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rice paper wrapping spring roll is delicious...best I have eaten. The salads had explosion of flavours from the herbs and sauces used. Decor is very vietnamese and romantic. We were privilged to take a photo with celebrity chef Mark Christensen.

1  Thank KarChan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at the Red Lantern was an exciting experience. This was the best food I ate ever! I was not aware that taste and texture can be brought to such a level. The athmosphere in the restaurant is just right and the helpful waiter is...More

2  Thank Rudolf K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning dinner... tasting menu was superb just a little of everything served in harmonic balance. Food allergies well noted and suitable altered for! Service was perfect blend of subtle attentiveness which is often lacking or overbearing in other venues. Much thanks to all staff...More

2  Thank yum62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Red Lantern Dining Experience...This is where dreams are made & tasted...From the moment you walk into this fine dining experience the atmosphere is second to none...Staff are attentive & can almost predict what you want...We chose No.1 of 3 tasting menus Saigon Scrumptious Tasting Menu...More

2  Thank Sandixx0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner here with colleagues. The food was nice however not anything I would run back for. I was put off by having to go for a walk for 30 minutes because we weren’t allowed to sit at our table when we turned...More

Thank Tomson88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Red Lantern when my wife and I had a teen free weekend. We ordered the Saigon Scrumptious tasting experience and it was a pleasure for our tastebuds. The staff explained each dish as they came out as well as a little bit of history...More

1  Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, helpful and wonderful recommendations. Warm Jackfruit salad was unbelievable. Pickled chilli only added flavour.

1  Thank Rina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for valentines set dinner, lovely authentic Vietnamese food. Beautiful ambience. Service reasonable. The squid was delicious. Didn’t love the dessert but not fan of asian desserts. Overall positive experience and would recommend.

1  Thank justruss99
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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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 116
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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 2 9698 4355
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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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