Wednesday, May 19, 2010

phở sure!


last week we finally made it over to the reyn - pasadena's only diner/vietnamese restaurant.

yes, you heard me.

from the time that they open in the morning until 3pm, the reyn serves as a classic bacon and eggs diner complete with 60s throwback decor. come 3pm, the menu shifts to entirely vietnamese cuisine - specializing in bowls of fantastically prepared phở. it was really a fun experience, and while i'm not an expert in this kind of food, i found it to be very tasty. my bowl came with a side platter that included sprouts, fresh basil, jalapenos, and a wedge of lime - all used to tweak the flavor of my bowl to my liking.

fun times for sure.


9 comments:

PulledPorker said...

Their Vietnamese food is much better than their diner food.

Cafe Observer said...

Their vietnamese food is the best, for Pasadena, relatively speaking.

I was gonna try their morning diner food, but if even the pulled porker doesn't like it then maybe I should wait for your own review on that!

PulledPorker said...

I can't comment on their breakfasts, though. Their lunchtime Reuben was nothing special.

ben wideman said...

Friends of ours rave about the breakfast, but have never been there for Vietnamese. I guess to each his/her own!

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

Nice photos...like the bottom une of the diner interior!

ben wideman said...

Yep - it is a shame it was so empty...

Petrea said...

Thanks for the review! I've been meaning to check this place out.

Juhie said...

okay, there are at least 2 vietnamese restaurants in pasadena that i know of:
1) Siagon Cafe in Old Town
2) Indochine Cafe on Colorado and Mentor, upstairs

they're pretty good. check 'em out!

ben wideman said...

Ah yes, but none of those are a diner as well!

But thanks for the heads up, Juhie.