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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” (82 reviews)
“rice cakes” (16 reviews)
“dessert platter” (17 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 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch at Red Lantern. We have all wanted to go to Red Lantern for a while and my birthday was a good excuse to go. The food was amazing. We had the $55 banquet and everyone loved it. We had salt...More

Thank Sweetmiss69
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I had heard about this little restaurent and it's celebrity chef. Getting a table was not the easiest thing as it is often fully booked. The service was superb, ambience dark and quiet. Small tables close but not cheek by jowl. Shared three entrees and...More

Thank Iain B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Visited this venue recently on a Sunday night while visiting Sydney. Was a bit reticent as my experience with Celebrity Chefs establishments has not been good but my friend had it on his bucket list so agreed to go. I am in a wheel chair...More

Thank Pivotalguy
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We recently made our 2nd visit to Luke Nguyen's Red Lantern. There were 6 of us so we decided for the tasting menu. (Share 6 courses plus desert) Every dish was amazing. We enjoyed salt and pepper calamari, prawns, scallops, duck, snapper, chicken sates, steak....We...More

Thank MarcusOlding
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fantastic service, but good is really average - not bad at all but just not really deserving of the prices. Still not a bad place.

Thank Zhivkod
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I celebrated my birthday here and the place and food was fantastic. We had 3 entrees and 3 main courses and everything was FANTASTIC! From the soft rice paper rolls of mixed mushrooms to the rice cakes with tiger prawns and caramelized pork with pork...More

Thank JYao55
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is marvellous Vietnamese food served by friendly staff in a place bubbling with atmosphere. Every dish we had hit the spot .We had the set menu which was superb from start to finish. The only tiny criticism is the wine list which is short...More

Thank Epicure134
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We booked Saturday for 6pm as we had a show at 7:30.. only advised the staff at 6:30 and they were great helping to get us out on time. The food, simply sublime! Our only regret was that we had to rush. Rice paper pancakes...More

Thank Sydney_Aust100
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and the best service. The waiters are so attentive and the food is probably the best Vietnamese I've had and I've been to Vietnam. Very authentic with a twist. I would definitely come back here!

Thank NottinghamBrownie
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I've been wanting to go to this restaurant as I like Luke Nguyen's TV shows. I normally don't watch food / cooking shows but his is an exception. And he met more than my expectation. We had a degustation menu, and the food, including the...More

Thank Pengapa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 118
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, 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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