Red Lantern Restaurant Review, Redwood City

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Red Lantern

808 winslow ave

Redwood city, CA 94062

650-369-5483

Red Lantern Website

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Restaurant.com sells discounted Certificates for this restaurant.

Red Lantern Redwood City Exterior

Red Lantern which serves home-style Southeast Asian cuisine, includes menu items from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and other countries in the region. The chef used to work at Betelnut in San Francisco. This restaurant is located near the new Century theater.

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Decor, Vibe – The decoration and music help set the tone for a meal of Asian cuisine. Separate bar area and mezzanine. Families, couples, young people in their 20’s and 30’s were dining.

Menu Pictures

Website Menu

Picks:

Red Lantern Redwood City Balinese Scallop

Balinese Scallops ($11) Seared Day Boat Scallops Served Over Crispy Coconut Rice and Dressed with a Caramelized Shallot Reduction

Red Lantern Redwood City Roti Prada

Roti Prata ($5) was great and pretty cheap.

Red Lantern Redwood City Penang Sate

Penang Sate ($8) Chicken Skewers with Pickled Cabbage and Malaysian Peanut Sauce

Red Lantern Redwood City Sea Bass

Rangoon Clay Pot ($25) Fillet of Chilean Sea Bass, Oven Roasted in a Clay Pot with Wild Mushrooms, Leeks and Fermented Black Bean Relish was excellent

Red Lantern Redwood City Mojito Singapore Sling cocktail

Mojito ($9) was potently strong. So was Singapore sling. ($10)

Red Lantern Redwood City Egg Noodles

Nonya Bakmi ($10) Singaporean Wok-Tossed Egg Noodles with Curried Chicken, Bean Sprouts and Fresh Herbs

Red Lantern Redwood City Tapioca dessert

Tapioca with Coconut sorbet ($8) was delicious and looked great.

Red Lantern Redwood City Putri Nanas

Putri nanas ($8) had some great warm pineapple upside down cake and equally good vanilla ice cream on top.

OK:

Red Lantern Redwood City Pork Short Ribs

Adobong Pinoy ($11) Kurobuta Pork Short Ribs Glazed with Adobo Sauce and Stone-Cracked Black Peppercorns did not have the most tender meat. Sauce was too heavy.

Red Lantern Redwood City Green Beans

Oseng Oseng Buncis ($11) Javanese Wok-Tossed Green Beans with Kaffir Lime and Palm Sugar Soy were an average dish. Vegetables are vegetables.

Pans:
None

Service at Red Lantern was above average, our water was never low. Waiter was friendly. This is a good place to go before a movie.
The bill adds up quickly with all the small plates. We easily hit $40 a person. We would put this in the same category as Betelnut and Straits restaurant. Quality is tick below Straits restaurant.

Red Lantern Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Hours:Sun-Wed 5-10pm, Th-Sat 5-11pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$12 - $22

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