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Lantern Restaurant

423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
+1 919-969-8846
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (34 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for the first time in awhile. We had the bento box and pork shoulder which turned out to be a great match. We made sushi rolls from the nori, smoked salmon, rice, cabbage etc in the bento box and then we made...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This restaurant is fantastic. Food is terrific, as are the knowledgeable wait staff. Our waiter Brandon was super professional and excellent. Do not miss the dumplings!

Thank lisasT2064VT
Reviewed July 24, 2018

delish and wonderful service. The service was fast and we had plenty of attention lion to make sure our dining experience was fantastic.

Thank idayne
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Lantern made my young adult daughter and I believers. Our server brought the fried shrimp appetizer and said we may leave the shells on like a soft shell crab or peel them. Although we doubted her at first we decided to try them as she...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The menu is unusual (at least by my standards). Also the menu is limited to a few items. Still, the food was good.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I love sitting at the bar area in the back of the restaurant. It's decor is sexy, and cozy, quiet an the staff there are very attentive and knowledgeable. Great selection of wine and spirits. The food is amazing and never disappoints. Worth every penny.

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Had 6 tiny oysters for 16.00 and very average at best pork pot stickers for 9 with a salt like sauce. I won't return I went across the street to a taco trailer and had a 2.50 street taco that exceeded my expectations and the...More

Thank Gardner S
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Our table ordered a few small plates, which were all yummy. Then had the pork chop dinner. It was really good, really really good. The pork, egg, rice, and papaya slaw went well together. The service was nice and the outdoor patio area was nice....More

Thank K8lyn-L
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We were celebrating my friend's progress in his fight against leukemia, so it was a pleasure being able to treat them to a delicious and memorable dining experience. All of us are Carolina grads and they sure didn't have anything close to restaurants like this...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This is a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, flawless service and lovely atmosphere. Don't miss this very special place!

Thank Kathy E
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Howard A
November 8, 2016|
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Paul C
October 27, 2016|
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Response from qmiller1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Paul, Sorry I just caught your question. It would probably be $20 per person entree, not counting appetizers or dessert. So $300 estimate without tax or tip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-969-8846
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