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The Lantern - CLOSED

1303 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-5725
+1 641-424-1500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good8%
  • Average41%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
21 May 2013
“Japanese and Asian cuisine”
21 Feb 2013
“Not bad for Sushi in North Central Iowa.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1303 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-5725
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Most foods have MSG and cannot be modified by the chef to leave it out. That leaves a small amount of available menu to those with MSG sensitivities. The Japanese rolls are very good. A winner that I can return to eat again. Beef in...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The service was fine, the decor is nothing special, and the food is not bad. Certainly not the best sushi in the world, but for the Mason City area, not bad. I do recommend the Wasabi Calamari.

Thank David S
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Service was very good. My wife had the garlic chicken and she said it was very good. Almost the best sweet and sour soup that I have had. Very tasty, not too spicy. I had teryaki beef. The meat was wonderful but the teriaki sauce...More

Thank bogeNEIowa
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We have been going to The Lantern ever since they opened their doors and have NEVER had a bad meal. We most often go after church on Sunday--kind of our Sunday routine and have always had a great experience. Service is quick and accurate, the...More

1  Thank BAChiles
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Not a buffet restaurant. I had the General Tso chicken. The lunch was adequate in size. The meal was fresh prepared. Tasted great. The soup was very good. Worth another visit.

Thank Goodscout
Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

Fresh Sushi in Northern Iowa? Delicious! We'll be back again many times!

Thank RedCedarLodgeIowa
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Very good food and attentive staff. Beer was warm.

Thank Jerrygoldstein
Reviewed October 13, 2011

My husband and I went for sushi and we also split a Japanese entree. I didn't care for the tuna roll. The fish had a strange texture and I can't help but wonder where they get the fish. It's can't be fresh or sushi grade...More

Thank FlyStayEat
Reviewed September 23, 2011

More cream cheese than ever landed in a restaurant in all of China plus some good Chinese food. The tea was hot and aromatic of floral contributions. The steamed dumplings were okay with lots of pungent garlic in the sauce. The wasabi calamari were good...More

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed August 20, 2011

I love the Chinese menu; my family loves the sushi. Best food around.

Thank SteveFromIowa
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-5725
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-424-1500
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