Red Bean Trendy Restaurant, Hanoi Vietnam

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Red Bean Trendy Restaurant

12 Nguyen Quang Bich street, Hoan Kiem District

Hanoi, Vietnam

+84 4 3923 4026

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Website

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam interior decor

Highly Rated 5 on Trip Advisor

Red Bean Trendy Review

Located on the Eight floor of the La Siesta Trendy Hotel, Red Bean Restaurant was highly ranked and happened to be in the hotel we were staying during our Vietnam trip. We highly recommend the hotel, even more so than this restaurant.

This spot has a nice view out the side of the building. Great for hitting the bar and getting drinks.

During the Tet holiday season, the menu is very limited. Frankly, unless you are staying in this hotel, we would eat elsewhere. The reviews show different menu during the normal season, so you are forewarned.

We had the breakfast buffet each morning of our stay at this restaurant and can vouch for its quality and variety. Lots of American dishes as well as some local dishes. You can even order their really well done pho ga and pho bo!

They also operate a red bean restaurant at another Hanoi location.

Red Bean Trendy Menu:

During the Tet Holiday, there was a special menu that was mostly Western. Their suppliers are closed during this time. Avoid this place during this late January – early February time. Pretty disappointing. We managed to order some nice Vietnamese dishes any way.

Service:

The waiter and waitress were helpful but needed to be flagged down to get things going.

Food Picks:

Breakfast buffet was passable, nothing particularly special except for the Pho.

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Pho Bo Beef

Traditional Pho Bo (180k, Beef) – Our first experience with real Vietnamese local Pho. Served with lime, red chili slices and chili sauce. The broth was good but a little fishy. Meat quality and quantity was far better than expected. Slightly wide noodles. Very Nice tangy red hot sauce on the side. This is Northern Vietnam, so no bean sprouts, mint, etc.  Compare this to our best Pho in San Francisco

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Pho Ga Chicken

Pho Ga (Chicken) was available during our breakfast and proved to be nice and light with tender shredded chicken.

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Seafood Pho

Seafood Pho was also available at breakfast. A lot more hearty with deep fried seafood and tomatoes.

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup (155k) – Lots of mushrooms and a really nice presentation to this starter. A little bland on the broth. The hot sauce really helps it out.

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Pork 3 ways

Pork 3 Ways (290k) – Was a pretty good dish, with pork belly, ground pork on a sugar cane stick, and pork tenderloin chunks. Nice gravy and veggies rounded out the dish.

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice (130k) – Glutinous rice served with fresh mango and coconut milk. Really, really good! Must order. Could have eaten another order of it. Nice slightly sweet glutinous rice.

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Hanoi Vietnam Red Bean balls

Red Bean Balls (130k) – Sticky rice ball filled with mashed sweet red bean. Topped up with shredded coconut and sesame seeds, peanuts. The liquid was lacking in flavor but the balls were nice and chewy and full of not too sweet red bean paste.

Side order of stir fried vegetables (120k) – Well done local veggies in a nice sauce.

Just OK:

None

Pans (Don’t Order):

Lychee Martini (165k) – Tasted like a sweet lemon martini. Hidden strength.

Overall – Very Good

Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Fair
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Red Bean Trendy Restaurant Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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