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Red Lantern

#188 of 2,622 Restaurants in Boston
₱₱ - ₱₱₱Japanese, Sushi, Asian
39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
+1 617-262-3900
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (65 reviews)
“fried rice” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for dinner - great choice while in Boston. It’s not cheap - two people, two drinks - some appy’s, nigiri, two rolls - $150, but everything was tasty and quick with great ambience.

Thank Adoreway
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. I visited on a Tuesday night, so I opted for the "unlimited sushi" special for $29. The sushi was very tasty and came out amazingly fast. The service was unbelievable! I ended up downing at least $70 worth of sushi that night. I...More

Thank DiscoverGreatness
BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so your review! I am so happy to hear about your experience. Thank you for your note about the Miso Soup as we take all feedback very seriously and I will be sure to pass it along to my team. I hope...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Myself, wife and 4 year old visited - had a very nice meal with huge portions and our waiter tried hard to keep us and the 4 year old happy - loses a star because (a) we told them it was my wife’s birthday and...More

Thank JMacd1
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, We're so happy to hear you enjoyed, but disappointed we couldn't make your wife's birthday a special one! We always strive to make every experience special (especially birthdays) and hope you will give us another chance to do just that. Please feel free...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is a reliably good restaurant in China Town, but it is a bit confused between Chinese, Japanese and Korean food and decor. Overall the food is excellent, as well as the service.

Thank Brian S
BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Brian! Do you have the correct restaurant? We are located in Back Bay. Either way, thanks for the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went for dinner here on our first night in town and were really impressed with the quality and quantity of the food. So much so, that we returned here six nights later for our last night. Everything we ordered was good but the fried...More

Thank browng01
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi there, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience (and the fried rice :)). We hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check out our weekly promos that we feature (can be found on our website). Thanks so much for taking...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with my wife and our 3 kids. The restaurant is beautiful and sparkling clean. We did have reservations, so they took us straight to our table without a wait. The menu has so many great choices that it was hard to...More

Thank Splinus
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment!! Loud and cramped restaurant with poor attention to customer needs, a queue for the bathroom, doof-doof music during the main meal and more noise than a Yankees/Red Sox game! Great novelty value to have some Red Sox join the restaurant after the...More

Thank GedJJF
BNEG-CT, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Gerard, We're disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. On Saturday, our nightlife begins at 10PM and usually lends to the louder music throughout the restaurant. Your note about the customer needs and food is also disappointing as we always strive...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

I felt like I was under-dressed walking into the Red Lantern as the decor suggested a hi-brow nightclub atmosphere complete with bottle service, VIP rooms and sex-appeal dressed servers. We were surrounded by bachelorette parties, birthday parties and more (though it was only 7pm and...More

Thank mfreedmancfp
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Red Lantern is a good restaurant and it is very beautiful inside. It is very nice and modernized inside. It has a very nice ambience. There is also a very nice playground outside of the Red Lantern. If you go, I would get vegetable...More

Thank Ghita D
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Ghita, The vegetable fried rice is one of our favorite dishes and we're happy to hear you enjoyed it too! If you enjoyed our sushi, we have a Sushi Unlimited promotion every Tuesday that is all you can eat for $29/person so keep that...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

The decor and the bar of this place is beautiful! So elaborate, yet tasteful! They have a great menu, but portions are quite large, so would recommend ordering as you go so you don't end up with way too much food like we did. The...More

Thank Tim_Norway
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Tim, We appreciate this feedback! We'll be sure to take your note about the scallion pancakes into consideration, but are happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your experience. Hope to see you again soon.

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3 March 2017|
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Response from Eric Z | Reviewed this property |
Use valet or Central parking next door
24 November 2016|
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Response from gnaff9093 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to their website and look for the gift card tab. Tried to put the URL in this response but trip advisor slapped my hand 😏
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
    (Clarendon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3900
  • E-mail
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge brings its guests on a sensual culinary journey. Developed by Big Night Entertainment Group, responsible for numerous award-winning venues including Empire Restaurant & Lounge, GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub & Lounge in Boston, Shrine, Scorpion Bar and High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge at Foxwoods and Shrine at Foxwoods, partners Ed Kane, Joe Kane, Randy Greenstein and Chef Kevin Long have done it again by filling a void in Boston dining and nightlife. Located in the heart of the Back Bay/South End, Red Lantern has a seating capacity of almost 250 people, featuring an open kitchen, full sushi counter and custom wok station. A 40-seat private dining room adds a level of sophistication to make it the perfect setting for a high end party. Take a step inside and you're transported to an exotic escape with floating lanterns and a glowing aura that's sure to entice all of your senses. Guests delight in our sensational pan-Asian cuisine, including a variety of wood grilled steaks, chicken, seafood, sushi and traditional Asian offerings. Not only is our food a focus of excellence but our lavish drink menu featuring a remarkable array of cocktails, wine and sake is sure to add to your luxurious night out. Impeccable service, stunning decor and an impressive menu make for an incredible experience and a night you'll never forget.
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