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Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln, CA

Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

4.5
4.5
1261 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Red Lantern Chinese cuisine explores unique culinary perspectives on traditional recipes and cooking techniques to craft authentic Asian dishes with Hong Kong-style flair. Savor house specialties sure to tempt every palate such as dim sum, fresh seafood, noodle dishes and barbecue as well as a host of other delicacies complemented by a signature cocktail menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    (916) 408-8326
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Lincoln
  • Cross Street
    Industrial Avenue
  • Parking Details
    24-hour free valet or self-parking available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,261 Reviews
  1. JoelleP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my bestie here since she has relocated back to the Bay Area from North Carolina and Red Lantern did not disappoint. The alcoholic beverages were very good and reasonably priced, the food was excellent and service was timely and spot on.

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  2. EsmeritaR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! The atmosphere is comfortable and very nice.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks a lot this is a great place, thank you again Food was delicious

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  4. SheriB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were looking forward to dining here prior to a concert but we WILL NOT RETURN. The host could not find our reservation and made no effort to do so until we indicated that we had received multiple confirmation messages from them. We ordered wor wonton soup & lettuce wraps from our less than enthusiastic server. The soup broth tasted good but the wontons had a hard center that was so disgusting that we could not eat it. The presentation of lettuce wraps was poor and included some extremely dry meat with a bit of seasoning and one small sauce - the flavor was so bad that we did not eat it. In addition, it was incredibly loud so we had to sit next to each other to visit.

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  5. andrewm

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Kung Pao chicken was outstanding. Just the right amount of heat, perfect veggies and tender chicken. Lovely setting for a casino. Entrees are large portion and priced in the twenties.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience from the service to the food! Will surely come back!

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  7. HenryL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Chinese restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Great service.

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  8. Cmoneyy

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good but it seemed like the service was rushed. The people next to us were eating and the waiter came over to ask them if they were done. Same thing happened to us so and then he dropped off a check while we were eating.

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  9. RobbieP

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red Lantern is one of my husband‘s favorite restaurants. Food is delicious we did the Valentine special. I just felt that the portions were very small for the price, but the food was delicious and the service was excellent as always.

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  10. PamelaF

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks with great service!! 👍

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got to watch the parade. Food was good. Wait time was short.

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  12. FandS

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate a Red Lantern before the Billy Idol concert at Thunder Valley. Shared the Mongolian Beef with a friend. It was spicy and yummy.

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  13. JohnD

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Red Lantern! Everything and everyone was wonderful!

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  14. TomB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have been really wonderful to receive our appetizer way before meal not after receiving entree

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great. Good food, excellent service and and atmosphere

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  16. EleanorL

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red Lantern is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. The food is always delicious and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. On Feb 8, 2024, I made a reservation thru Open Table and specified we wanted to sit by the fireplace and told them it was our 55th Wedding Anniversary. When we arrived, they sat us in front of the fireplace. Our waiter was very attentive and at the end of our meal, he brought out a special cake with a candle for our anniversary. We eat there often and highly recommend it.

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  17. CarmencitaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Our group of 8 people ordered wor won ton, chicken lettuce wrap, chow fun, Singapore rice noodles and beef asparagus with black bean sauce. Everyone was happy with their orders. Our waiter was fast & friendly. Will dine here again.

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  18. Stephen

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great. The service was a little slow & inattentive . We had to ask 3 times for a refill on water.

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  19. Nickelq21

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress recommended excellent dishes and it was delicious. Service and quality of food was superb. We will be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Chinese food restaurant in the area!!

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  21. Amber

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really basic, and bland, and honestly fast food Chinese is better than the food at Red Lantern. The plating presentation was terrible- they used candied walnuts from a bag for their Honey Walnut Prawn dish. Also, I ordered a Moscow Mule and it tasted NOTHING like a Moscow Mule cocktail, it was terrible. It was so terrible I sent it back. I am not a foodie and not very picky about my food but I expected more from a beautiful restaurant in a very nice Casino to be much better than this.

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  22. WandaW

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Asian food in Placer County. Great service too.

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  23. AngieC

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there on February 2 with our family before watching the illusionist show. It was excellent service, the food was extremely tasty, and overall our experience was great!

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  24. Boss

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Great selection of food items on the menu. Especially a great evening to dine because of the 2 for 1 coupon available that evening. Would definitely dine there again on a coupon night. Keep it available and could increase the nights to also include Tuesdays. Really appreciate the good service and the available online reservation system.

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  25. KimA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were very poor. Panda Express has been flavor and service. Generals chicken was very tough as was the honey walnut prawns. Food came out one plate at a time for the table of 5.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had honey walnut prawns, and Mongolian beef, onions weren’t cooked long enough and they were in chunks and it was too spicy for my friend, I didn’t try it. But they were good. Everything is a la carte and they have no sides of rice so we had to order a 3rd dinner of fried rice to have something on the side, but our server Min, made our night by greeting me with a big welcome Laura and welcome to the birthday girl. He was funny and sweet and did a great job checking on us throughout our dinner. Min also brought my friend a cheesecake for dessert which was different but good, very light, he even sang to her using her name. I would go back but I’d request Min. But also the host/hostess were also very nice, all were professional.

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  27. FAYE

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My waitress was absolutely fantastic . Food was excellent Great customer service

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  28. ScottH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Red Lantern has been our go to place for years for great Chinese food at a fair price but it’s now just average food and expensive. The service was good.

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  29. EileenG

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such great and charming service by Qui. Food delicious. Great value.

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  30. BenS

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers are attentive and host is accommodating. This is a great place to get fried rice or noodle soup when you crave for authentic Asian food.

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  31. ErinC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good, a little rushed and heavily encouraged to order more than we had wanted, but very friendly and delicious

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  32. DanB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service, and menu. The drinks are generous too!

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  33. LaurieP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Too expensive for what we had for dinner and food was not worth the price.

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  34. LenR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our 30 year anniversary, I have been here before and it used to have good food. It appears they changed there food sources and I could have gotten the same meal at Panda Express. Had the Beef with Asparagus, Chicken and Broccoli and Fried Rice entrees. $110 for three items without Tip. Won't be eating here again. Lower quality food than before Service was good Low value for the money.

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  35. Angel

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is great and staff are friendly. Food is wonderful!

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  36. JeanC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We appreciated the fact that Red Lantern used 'white' meat in their chicken dishes, however, their was still a taste of pre-made then heated about the dishes. I hope that is not the case. The wait staff was very efficient. The cocktail (margarita) tasted like it came from a bottle of store brand sugary mixer.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible. The food was really good. Service literally was horrible

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  38. KaseyM

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here and it was a great experience. Lovely decor and ambiance, prompt service, food was delicious, we would definitely dine there again!

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  39. SassyGreek

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starting with OUTSTANDING service! Our waitress “Qui”… “Q” was excellent!! So friendly and helpful with our choices!! Food was yummy…

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  40. CCKU

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It took over 30 minutes for us to get our food after we ordered. We only had three items. Other tables that arrived after us were receiving the same items before we did. The waitress told us it was the dumpling appetizers that take long and not to order those, but it seems she did not put our order in and was making excuses. The dumplings are premade and just need to be steamed (in small foil trays). The honey walnut prawn order was half the size on the plate compared to a table next to us. We were then brought the bill in the middle of eating without being asked if we wished for anything further, demonstrating disrespect. All around, a terrible experience.

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FAQs

Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 408-8326.

Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 1261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, CA 95648

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Industrial Avenue
  • Area
    Lincoln
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–00:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    24-hour free valet or self-parking available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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