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  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/4/2013 2:30:00 AM
    Big lantern is very good but can be a little hit or miss. I like that they have a lot of vegetarian choices but I'm not crazy about all of them. I love all the things they make with meatless chicken but I haven't been as delighted by the other meatless stuff. I haven't been crazy about the stuff on the dim sum menu but other people really like them so maybe it's just me. They deliver and that's awesome but we haven't gotten delivery from them since we discovered golden kim tar. We went there for Chrismas eve this year and I liked it but I kept thinking that the only reason we went there was because so many other places were closed and that I'd wished we had done better.
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/21/2013 3:02:00 AM
    What happened to you Big Lantern? I always enjoyed ordering food from here(cause of the price and the taste) but im reconsidering it. Ordered twice already from this place and it took them 1.5 hours+. I actually have to call the place just to make sure the food is being delivered or not. Hello, isn't the whole point of the "online delivery" is supposed to make everything much faster? If they do this one more time, I'm pretty sure every customers who ordered online are not going to be happy.
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/2/2013 5:15:00 PM
    I've been coming here for the last six years and its my number one choice for Chinese food in the city, the price and service are great and the food...hands down my last meal on earth. When you come here you can't go wrong with the sesame beef or the honey walnut prawns. Their meatless/tofu menu is also really good, though I haven't tried much of tofu items the generals meatless chicken is amazing. This is a must try Chinese restaurant. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/2/2013 10:48:00 PM
    I've only been here once but everything I ate was so-so. I tried the crispy chicken lunch special, mu shu veggies, dim sum combo (siu mai, shrimp dumplings, steamed BBQ bun), and taro puff. The dim sum stuff was kinda on the bland side but the other stuff was over seasoned. My dining partner did not digest it well. She ended up uncomfortable and in bed later in the day. I thought I tasted something in the mu shu veggies that might have been bad (expired). I also noticed it in the taro (there was some veggies in it). I was uncertain and continued to eat it. Fortunately, I am not that sensitive to food poisoning. I doubt I'll be back. I gave it 2 stars because the service was decent.
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/18/2012 4:33:00 AM
    I used to rave about Big Lantern, but after they closed for remodeling and then reopened at the end of January 2012 the food just hasn't been the same -- and, in fact, a few times even the chicken in the chicken dishes has tasted off and strangely gamey.In the past it was stellar -- like no other. It's now sometimes good and sometimes mediocre and occasionally off-putting.After the last time we ordered from Big Lantern we both said let's take a break from them for awhile. It's too bad, because in the past I thought this the best Chinese food in town and recommended them highly to visitors and locals alike.
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/13/2013 4:15:00 AM
    Pretty standard Chinese fare, but I love the fact that they have an entire page of vegetarian/ vegan options.I stuck with my usual meal, Kung Pao Tofu with brown rice. I also tried the Garlic Eggplant. Both were pretty yummy.I was on a first date, so I was kind of focused on the conversation, but the food was tasty, the prices were reasonable, and the service was exceptional.
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/12/2013 1:55:00 AM
    No doubt the best Chinese-American food that I've tried!! I couldn't believe how good it was! The food here is the closest that I've had to Beijing food.The Big Tea Lantern Prawns (I think that was the name) were too good! And portions are big.If you live in or are visiting the city- the food here is BETTER THAN CHINATOWN!
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/11/2013 8:38:00 AM
    After a long hiatus from Big Lantern (a few too many bad meals turned us off), we tried it again last night. A mistake. Sizzling rice soup was inedibly salty. Really. Chow mein was tasteless. Our old standby fried rice completely disappointed. The only thing worth eating were the sesame balls. Goodbye again, Big Lantern.
  • Reviewed by:   on: 1/10/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Best vegan Chinese food. I love the orange meatless chicken, the crispy coating is perfect and they put dried orange rind in the sauce. Huge portions too, I always have lunch the next day. I go here all the time and I'm not tired of it yet. The chow fun is also amazing, I order that when I want to mix it up.
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