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The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away- MOVED

Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 70236
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
19 Jun 2016
“Excellent food and service ”
3 Jun 2016
“I'm an Asian ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The Lantern never fails to supply great food at a fair price. One of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in the locality and indeed the county. Our server Chloe was very pleasant and attentive to the table. Will definitely return!

Thank unhappycampe6789r
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I'm an Asian attempting to try Asian good in this restaurant. Yup, the service was good, no doubts about that. If you like authentic char siew, then don't order the Char siew and roasted pork. I ordered their Singapore noodle but was shocked with the...More

3  Thank jat_jeremy
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Got a takeaway...the duck sauce was like dental mouthwash absolutely disgusting.. chicken wings were as bad!! And the fried rice was more like boiled.. literally would not give to my dogs.. terrible. If people in Ireland think this is good food they would want to...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Couldnt recommend this restaurant enough. Delicious food and generous portions.Staff are very accommodating and polite. Eaten in many chinese restaurants and this is by far the best! You will not be disappointed leaving The Lantern.

1  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Dined here for a 3 course meal lately and really enjoyed it. Service great, possibly the most courteous and attentive staff I've ever come across. All were delightful, especially Nina - I think that was her name! The food was scrumptious, chicken wings for a...More

1  Thank zoem799
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The food here is just amazing, initially i went here on a trip to Mayo just to try the signature 'Chicken Dry Hot 'n Spicy' dish after hearing about it throughout Ireland from many people, if celebrity's drive here from Dublin just for this dish...More

Thank alansanoz
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Best wings in Ireland! Take the "Hot, Spicy, Dry Challenge!" You won't find better Chinese food anywhere! Very unique, must visit restaurant!

Thank Carnahan1
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The presentation and taste of the food is magnificent, the lantern is by far in a class of its own! The staff are very friendly and professional. Such a high standard is rarely topped.

Thank Wongerz96
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent Chinese in Ballina tucked away beside the Broken Jug. Great value and staff were very friendly and attentive.

Thank caroline g
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

staff were very helpful and very friendly.food was absolutely delicious and great portions too..definitely worth a visit

Thank mariedavis40
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bury Street, Ballina, Ireland (Formerly The Lantern)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 70236
Established in 1986 by Sunny & Loretta Ho, The Lantern Chinese is the oldest and best known Chinese restaurant in Ballina. Famous for it's original dishes such as Spicy Chicken Wings & Chicken Dry Hot & Spicy. The Lantern continues to offer authentic Chinese cuisine at exceptional value and great service in a cosy and relaxing environment with stunning views of the River Moy & St Muredachs Cathedral. Now offering our Early Bird Value Menu Mon-Thur - €18 2 courses with a great selection of dishes to choose from. Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients, Birthdays, Hens & StagsDining options: Dinner, Reservations, Take Away, Delivery Service, Full Bar Licence,
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