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Red Lantern on Riley

60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 96984355
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (70 reviews)
“rice cakes” (14 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I celebrated my birthday here and the place and food was fantastic. We had 3 entrees and 3 main courses and everything was FANTASTIC! From the soft rice paper rolls of mixed mushrooms to the rice cakes with tiger prawns and caramelized pork with pork...More

Thank JYao55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is marvellous Vietnamese food served by friendly staff in a place bubbling with atmosphere. Every dish we had hit the spot .We had the set menu which was superb from start to finish. The only tiny criticism is the wine list which is short...More

Thank Epicure134
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Saturday for 6pm as we had a show at 7:30.. only advised the staff at 6:30 and they were great helping to get us out on time. The food, simply sublime! Our only regret was that we had to rush. Rice paper pancakes...More

Thank Sydney_Aust100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and the best service. The waiters are so attentive and the food is probably the best Vietnamese I've had and I've been to Vietnam. Very authentic with a twist. I would definitely come back here!

Thank NottinghamBrownie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been wanting to go to this restaurant as I like Luke Nguyen's TV shows. I normally don't watch food / cooking shows but his is an exception. And he met more than my expectation. We had a degustation menu, and the food, including the...More

Thank Pengapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd thought of eating here a number of times but each time something came up to stop us. Im glad we persevered as we had a very enjoyable meal. We started with the salmon with ginger garlic fennel and it was fresh to the taste...More

Thank Tonybuts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't order much due to generally large portion for Australia restaurant dishes. We order a vege which is average and roasted pork belly which is quite good. Didn't manage to take any photos as just too hungry when food arrived. Price above average

Thank CKSoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent our anniversary dinner there and must say the food was excellent . We had the $75 Hanoi Hunger which although not huge servings by the end of it was certainly enough food. All the dishes were very tasty and the flavours very good. Had...More

Thank ShanoP
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a group of eight people. The choice of a $65 and $85 per head banquet menu was the only option. A la carte was not an option for groups of more than four. We opted for the $85 per head banquet...More

Thank ZandCinOZ
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Food, wine & service was fantastic. They catered for gluten free. Would recommend this restaurant to Everyone especially Gluten free people, they even had a delicious GF dumpling dessert.

Thank Lynda J
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$16 - US$119
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Riley St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 96984355
  • E-mail
Set within a designer space reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, Red Lantern on Riley mixes the nostalgia of Indochine with the personal quirkiness of the Nguyen family. The restaurant is owned and operated by chefs Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen, and Luke's sister Pauline Nguyen. With a focus on shared dishes, an evening at Red Lantern on Riley is an experience best enjoyed with friends and family.
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