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Beijing Red Lantern Chinese Resturant

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Plot 5659, Legolo Rd, Broadhurst Ind Es, Gaborone, Botswana
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This past Sunday was my first time there. I absolutely loved the duck with seaweed and duck eggs!I had noodles as well...There was so much food I had to carry some home! Cant wait to try their frog dish soon

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Thank Goitseone T
Gaborone, Botswana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

After some renovations the restaurant feels fresh again and the WC is a great improvement! The restaurant can be very warm ** hot tip ** reserve a private dining room with airccon! Excellent duck and pancakes ( indeed they had hoisin!) fried dumplings , oyster beef and Chinese veg made it a good lunch yet again. Communication with the restaurant... More 

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Thank Gotz-on-the-go
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Looks shabby from outside, but I was told the food is nice so wanted to try. Ordered my favourite Peking duck with pancakes: a generous portion came but what a disappointment - they didn't have Hoisin sauce! And that's a must with the dish. I don't know if that was a one-off, nobody explained. It has a general feel of... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

So, the outside staircase and entryway is…sketch, and the atmosphere is a bit outdated and hodgepodge, but that all kind of adds to the charm and authenticity. The food is delicious- lots of choices at a great price. I recommend starting with the "ants in a tree" or one of the soups as an appetizer, but you might want to... More 

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Thank Becky C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

The food here is excellent, authentic Chinese food. Look past the drab walls. Also, this appears to be a little known fact, but there is a karaoke room that you can book! It is a large room with two large tables and a karaoke machine/projector. It was so much fun, and one of the most entertaining evening activities I did... More 

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1 Thank lesmiserables9
Gaborone
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Red Lantern in the 2004s and 2005s was the top CHINESE restaurant in Gaborone and always filled with people during dinner time. I visited it recently with my cousins on Friday 20th Sep and we were the only ones there. But we saw a lot of cars parked downstairs, as we were sceptical about the recent robbery rise in the... More 

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Thank Arun Prasanna G
El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Very good and authentic but the ambience leaves something to be desired. Lots of Chinese always eating here.

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Thank Femmevazaha
Robertson, South Africa
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

The food is good but the surroundings and the service let it down badly. The owners start making it very obious at 2pm that you are no longer welcome and please leave. Definitely does not match the food.

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Thank Keith R
Gaborone
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

The Red Lantern is something of a legend in Gaborone. It has been around for probably close to 2 decades and boy does this show.It is like going to the Amazon, an experience you will always remember yet possibly not for the right reasons ;) Its bare bone basics at the end of the day. Dont expect to take a... More 

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Thank MikeBlue42
Gaborone Botswana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

This restaurant leaves one with a dilemma - the food is so damn tasty that it makes you want to keep going back, but one look at the kitchen and the entrance to this place makes you think that every meal here could be your last. For this reason and this reason alone I have rated it as terrible -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 5659, Legolo Rd, Broadhurst Ind Es, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone

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