The History of Red Bento
The Red Bento is a series of Asian-fusion restaurants located in the Palouse / Lewis-Clark area.
On December 16th, 2009, the first Red Bento location opened in Moscow, Idaho. With a large menu comprising of Japanese meals (Sushi, Teriyaki, Yakisoba, Tempura) and Asian-fusion offerings (Korean, Chinese, Thai), the restaurant would go on to be a massive success with the local community, and be voted the “Best Asian Restaurant” in the Palouse for four years straight by Pullman Daily News.
Following the Moscow restaurant’s success, a new Pullman location would open three years later, in the summer of 2012. Located on Stadium Way, the Red Bento became the primary source of quality Asian meals in the Pullman area.
The success of both Moscow and Pullman locations gave way for yet another location to open-- this time, in Lewiston Idaho.
In January, 2017, a brand new Lewiston location opened for business. Continuing the Red Bento tradition, the restaurant found popularity for its affordable, generous, and delicious meals.
The Future of Red Bento:
There are plans to open another Moscow location to accompany the original Red Bento restaurant. It will be located in the Palouse Mall.
The Palouse Mall location will start off as a modern Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar, and the original Red Bento will be transformed into a noodle house, offering noodle based dishes (Ramen, Pho, Yakisoba, Pad Thai, Udon, etc) and fusion sushi (Ex. Bulgogi rolls, Kimchi rolls)