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Red Lantern on Riley

60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 96984355
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (75 reviews)
“rice cakes” (15 reviews)
“pork floss” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We booked a table for 8 at 8:30. Arrived on time and only waited a couple of minutes for our table. Excellent attention from wait staff. We opted for one of the set meals. (Saigon) All of the dishes were divine. My favourite was the...More

Thank MarcusOlding
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I came from Melbourne to eat here and we were left extremely disappointed. We've dined at many Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne so we had high expectations. We expected Luke Nguyen to elevate Vietnamese food like what George Colomburus did with Greek food...More

Thank iAiver
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Searched for Asian restaurants online near our hotel and picked this one. Great service, wonderful food and adequate but expensive wine list

Thank Robfitz22
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on Sunday for Mother's Day. We had the first booking at 6pm. We were greeted very nicely by staff as soon as we walked in. We were taken to our table quickly. Our waitress was fantastic, she actually...More

Thank Mauricio H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for our anniversary, the place was perfect. We had the Saigon Scrumptious tasting menu, everything we ate was delicious and there was so much! Left feeling very full and satisfied.

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A group of 4 of us came to Red Lantern due to the hype surrounding Luke Nguyen's restaurant. Whilst the atmosphere and wait staff were fantastic we were left kind of disappointed with the food we ordered. Whether our expectation of the food to be...More

Thank UniqueGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Took my girlfriend for her birthday and she was very impressed. Good vibe and dimly lit. We ordered the banquet and were so full, so many meals! You won't get any standard meals here, every meal is designed to the T and there was nothing...More

Thank daniel b
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a group. This restaurant is just lovely, nice atmosphere, feeling and decor. The service was fantastic, h said the waiter very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. We had the banquet and everything just just yum. They had no...More

Thank Sammy6d
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. The food was some of the best I've ever eaten. The flavours and presentation were perfect and meal size was generous. The staff were attentive and made some great suggestions based on popular dishes and meal size. Well worth the visit.

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant a few years ago and it has become our favourite... a must for anniversaries and birthdays. Cater well for vegetarians, no request is ever too hard, even go out of their way to prepare food on older menu's that no longer...More

Thank Charen A
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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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 113
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 96984355
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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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