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Hale Vietnam Restaurant

1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3712
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Ranked #113 of 1,914 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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89% Recommend
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English first
Long Beach, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Food is tasty. I especially like the Pho with egg noodles. Spring Rolls come out piping hot, instead of cold pre-made. Clean place to have Vietnamese food. The servers are a little on the frosty side though.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice Vietnamese friendly staff and delicious food Do not miss it!! Located a 10 min drive from Waikiki the place is crowded with locals but the wait is not too long and worth it

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A client who I do business with wanted to take me and my fetching wife out to dinner as an appreciation gift for helping them with some photography for a proposal. He suggested Hale Vietnam. As it's been years since we've been there I could only remember their tasty Pho. It all came back to me when our dishes arrived... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My Vietnamese friend calls this place Haole Vietnam. It is very bland Vietnamese, mostly grilled. There are lots of small places that serve that type of Vietnamese food, but this is a nicer spot. Duc's in Chinatown is excellent, but French more than Vietnamese. My Vietnamese friend goes to Chinatown to eat at the small restaurants there. Much more authentic.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

decent service can be busy on certain nights.. is not an upscale place but not your run of the mill hole in the wall either restaurant. staff can be busy at time as it is popular with locals and tourists

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Mill Bay
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

While discussing the various great eats with some friends that visit Oahu every winter, they told us that we HAD to try this restaurant in the Kaimuki district off 10th Avenue. Not wanting to disappoint our friends, we went for lunch and found good parking in the pay lot just off 10th, close to the restaurant. We parked in handicapped... More

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

A favorite of ours since we discovered it more than a decade ago, this popular Vietnamese restaurant features some of the best grilled dishes we have found anywhere, at very reasonable prices. The bun (vermicelli rice noodles topped with grilled or fried entree) I ordered this year was outstanding, topped with superb grilled pork. The "Vietnam plate" features regular rice,... More

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