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Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant

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221 Carlton Rd, Ste 16, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
+1 434-979-9968
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is our go to place for take out Chinese at work. All one of us has to say is Chinese? And the orders start coming in. Great food and good service.

Thank Tina A
Charlottesville, Virginia
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429 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stopped here for lunch. At first we thought we might eat in, but although there is seating available, it's not very cosy, so I'd stick with takeout here. There is a large menu, including a good selection of lunch options. We ordered 2 different dishes, and both of us were pleased with the food. The main thing we noticed,... More 

Thank norskies
New Windsor, New York
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family and I have ordered from Red Lantern many times. It's our "go to" place for Chinese food. We have tried many dishes and have enjoyed each one completely. I would recommend this place to even my pickiest friends.

Thank victoriafortune
Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Well, we seem to think so. My husband.travels world wide and has eaten at most every Chinese food restaurants there are. Chinese food is his favorite out of town dining and Red Lantern is by far his favorite. We stumbled upon Red Lantern when it first opened and have been going there ever since. We love it so much that... More 

Thank Teresa O
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We live close by and love this place. Nothing amazing but what they do is quality. Never had any issues with food or MSG, simple Chinese menu delivered fast.

Thank Clone99
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The surgery center I work at frequently does group takeout. Red Lantern is the best value around. The lunch menu is extensive and all meals include soup or egg roll and drink for less than $6. I love the General Tso's chicken. Most of the time I can get two days from one order or share with a co-worker.

Thank 3Eagles
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Not only will they make anything you want they are always available. Even with the hundreds of orders they receive everyday they still know my voice and order.

Thank MDB819
Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Called in an order. Went to pick it up since the reviews said delivery was slow. Well, when we got there, it was not ready. As if they had forgotten the order all together. It took 10 minutes of waiting at the Restaurant to finally get the order. It was just mediocre food. Definitely not worth the wait.

Thank barbara G
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We have ordered take out from here many times, we've never eaten in the restaurant. The spring rolls are delicious and the entrees that we have ordered are always good. They do deliver, sometimes the delivery is slow, tonight they delivered our food within 30 minutes which was pretty good. If we are really hungry when we order we just... More 

Thank Leslie S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

we ordered food for delivery at 11AM on a day when we had 1 inch of snow. We were told it would be 45 minutes. After calling four times and two hours later we received ice cold food. I was told the driver had been stuck one house down from us for an hour! He was next door and after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Carlton Rd, Ste 16, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9968

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