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Hale Vietnam Restaurant

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1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3712
808-735-7581
Today
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pho night

i don't know what it is but there is no better comfort soup than a bowl of pho. I try to have at least 1 bowl a week and Hale Vietnam is my go to place. The restaurant is a clean and comfortable place with a staff who s friendly despite a bit of a language barrier. My personal favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ivan S
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Waipahu
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  • Reservations
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waipahu
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

i don't know what it is but there is no better comfort soup than a bowl of pho. I try to have at least 1 bowl a week and Hale Vietnam is my go to place. The restaurant is a clean and comfortable place with a staff who s friendly despite a bit of a language barrier. My personal favorite... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Best Vietnamese food here in Honolulu! At times it may be some wait, but well worth it. Food is consistently delicious! Favorites Bun and Pho. (Very good Gelato place next door!)

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For healthy sumptious fare served courteously and with pride, check this authentic ethnic spot in Kaimuki. (About a 5-10 minute cab ride from Waikiki) In the mood for soup? Here its Pho. The varieties are as abundant as the pronunciations of Pho I've heard. All soups are served with fresh basil for self garnishment and rival any Pho on River... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After a hiatus, returned to a pleasant surprise. BBQ pork bun fabulous and enough for a take-home for lunch box. Vegan husband was really happy with whatever it was he had. Several vegetarian choices available here. I am a flexitarian so the pho is also a winner here :)

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Kailua, Hawaii
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Kaimuki has a ton of great restaurants, but this little restaurant always seems busy. I don't eat Vietnamese food a lot so I can't claim to be an expert, but the Pho here is really very good ... tasty broth, lots of meat and nicely seasoned with sprouts and fresh herbs.

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Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lunch yesterday was simply dull. With the exception of the busboy, waitstaff were brusque. The Imperial rolls had skimpy filling. The lemon grass beef salad was made with roast beef that tasted like it came from Costco - nothing lemony or southeast asian about it. It's sad to see this one-time local favorite going downhill. Good thing there are so... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The taste of the food is great, service is excellent. Location get packed sometimes, recommend to make reservation.

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Long Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a small restaurant and sometimes can get busy but the food is good, price is very reasonable. They do cater to vegetarian along with those meat eater. What I like best about this place is their chicken wings that dip in asian sauce. The wing is stuffed with ground pork, glass noodles and the price is very reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We're from SF where the food scene is legendary - this place is amazing - pho has that "special" flavor - even the fresh spring roles were made exceptionally well. The herbs and spices a super fresh. Enjoy!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a nice Vietnamese restaurant in a neighborhood with lots of places to eat. They serve traditional Vietnamese food. The menu has many choices including appetizers, salads, soups, noodle dishes, pho, rice dishes, and hot pot, too. But it's not overwhelming and the wait staff is helpful. Everything is authentic Vietnamese and you can choose your heat. The pho... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-735-7581

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?