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248 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had never gone to the Red Lantern, because we used to come up only on weekends, and all good restaurants were slammed. On a Wednesday night, we were able to walk right in and get a nice table. The glowing red lanterns and dark rich environment suggested a better than average Chinese restaurant experience. The wait staff was friendly... More 

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Thank Carol S
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I checked out the Red Lantern for the first time last year and really enjoyed the food (the service was severely lacking but we all felt the food compensated for that). Since then, we have tried to eat at the restaurant and/or order takeout/delivery a handful of times but have been unable to for a variety of... More 

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Thank Tars_Cars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

the food at Red lantern is amazing! Ritchie the chef knows his stuff. I am in the restaurant business and eat out all the time and we come to red lantern every time we are in mammoth. stand out dishes are the chicken lettuce cups, the fried fish special with spicy sauce, any of the noodle dishes, the potstickers, and... More 

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San Marino, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Arrived at 6:12 pm on a Wed, there was a long queue already. Were told there's no walk-in for Jimmy's Taverna on second level but we came for Red Lantern anyway. Wait time was said to be 25-30 mins but we were seated around 7:05pm. While waiting, there were continuous walk-ins. Someone phoned in for a carryout and the estimated... More 

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Thank MrsRath
Ventura, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We are a family of six...four kids under 10 years of age. We drove up to Mammoth to spend Thanksgiving in our motor home. After spending 6+ hours driving up to Mammoth and setting up our motor home and we were hungry and the kids were antsy. We walked a couple of blocks in freezing cold weather to Red Lantern.... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Arrived to find a que awaiting tables, told 30 mins. Obviously short staffed it took much longer to be seated. When it came to ordering our first two choices were "sold out". So far service was poor and it was obvious kitchen was struggling and the 1 waiter was also. All tables complaining at this point. Then the food came... More 

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Thank Andy W
Orange, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's strange writing a negative review when there are so many positive reviews, but I feel that, being a big fan of Chinese cuisine, other foodies deserve to be warned: this ain't Chinatown in LA, SF, NY, or even OC. In fact after we left, we asked ourselves, what were we thinking going to a Chinese restaurant in Mammoth? Let... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not your average Chinese restaurant; a cut above. Good sized portions of fresh, well seasoned ingredients. Very good service. Only cons were egg rolls were fried too long, sake was brought cold not hot as requested.

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Thank Kathy984
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, pleasantly surprised. The staff and decor where also very nice. The food is value for money.

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Thank Tianna N
Augsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We found this nice Restaurant just around the Corner from our Hotel Shilo Inn and have been positively surprised. Nice Decoration and calm atmosphere. Also the Menu is not too big there is a plate for everyone. After a Starter ( traditional Egg/Springroll also for Vegetarians available) for 15$ we had two different beef dishes including rice. Fantastic Taste and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-9431

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?