Red Bean Trendy Restaurant
12 Nguyen Quang Bich street, Hoan Kiem District
+84 4 3923 4026
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.
The waiter and waitress were helpful but needed to be flagged down to get things going.
Breakfast buffet was passable, nothing particularly special except for the Pho.
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
Pho Ga (Chicken) was available during our breakfast and proved to be nice and light with tender shredded chicken.
Seafood Pho was also available at breakfast. A lot more hearty with deep fried seafood and tomatoes.
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.
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.
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 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.
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