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Red Lantern

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235 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4621
+1 508-795-0500
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place has a great vegetarian/vegan section on its menu, but a recent occurrence will mean that we won't go in again. We arrived late, near closing time. When we asked if they were still open, a waiter said "yes," and another guy (not a manager I think, probably another waiter concerned about getting home) looked at him and said,... More 

1 Thank Robert S
Sutton, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When we moved to the area a year ago, we went into chinese take-out withdrawl. Everything we tried was either barely edible or wildly inconsistent. We found Red Lantern and our faith in central MA chinese take out has been restored. We've sampled items from a good cross section of the menu and haven't been disappointed yet. That said, dining... More 

Thank taylorplayer
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Amazingly vast menu. Friendly service, powerful drinks and fare of middling quality. Parking is confusing for first time visitors.

Thank Robert F
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I grew up in Worcester and came home for the weekend for a few surprise birthday parties. I brought a friend from SC who has never had the great chinese food and chinese restaurant experience we grew up with. We stopped into several places to check out the night before and decided this place would be good since it was... More 

Thank KRB46
Boylston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Tripadvisor is a very common go to to decide where to dine when looking for new places. In search of good Chinese food we decided to give Red Lantern a try,despite the service being a common denomination of the lower ratings. We figured the good food would prevail and we would tolerate the bad service. From being ignored when we... More 

Thank luma56
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I placed an order for myself and my co-workers for lunch today. We figured we would try some place new. The Red Lantern is 3 miles and only 7 minutes away from my workplace according to Google Maps. I ordered online and figured we would be all set. After waiting an hour for the delivery, I called and was told... More 

Thank 521jackieb
Worcester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

How do you measure a real Chinese restaurant? If most of the clientele every time you go, are Chinese, you're pretty sure you're in the right place. Great Chinese food (GREAT!!!) ample portions (includes the rice with the meal without the newest trick of Chinese restaurants... no pay no rice!).. Staff are really nice and make everyone feel comfortable even... More 

Thank Charles M
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

OK, so first the good stuff. The gal who answered the phone spoke pretty good English. The ingredients were fresh. The delivery person was friendly. After 45 minutes, our order was delivered. I ordered my favorite dish, Chicken in Garlic Sauce. My husband ordered Egg Foo Young and Chicken Tempura. The Egg Foo Young was fried so hard, there wasn't... More 

Thank flightnurse1
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This restaurant is a complete NO NO! Seriously do NOT order from here. They have terrible customer service. I ordered some food for delivery and they told me it was going to take an hour, maybe a little more. An hour and a half passes and I call to see if my order is on its way and he tells... More 

Thank Rachel M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This restaurant does not look like anything special, but you know what: the food is really good. I'd say that this is as good as any Chinese food I have found in Worcester. Well cooked, flavorful but not overly spiced, interesting menu options including an unusually wide array of meatless option. It's not a very attractive place to eat, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4621
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-795-0500

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