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Bale Well

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45/11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

What's costs 120k in here costs 50k elsewhere and I have seen it even cheaper on the street. We went to abplaxe that charged 50k for the exact same food and paid 50k, that's less than half the price, also we got a choice of chicken or pork, and the pork meat sticks were not to our liking but when... More 

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Thank Anthony S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bale Well is a small restaurant in an alley and somewhat difficult to find. Once you're sitting, they immediately start delivering food. Banh xeo, nem nuong, ram cuon, and other wonderful items. Most everything is intended to be wrapped in rice paper and rolled up with fresh vegetables and dipped into fish sauce, but everything tasted great rolled up in... More 

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Thank mark3141
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch with kids. Confused at first since we did not get a menu and a bunch of food appeared as soon as we sat down. But it's very much worth it, the grilled meat is fantastic, and the experience is really fun. Price is very reasonable considering the amount of food and kids were not charged. Thank... More 

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Thank Ajusch
Tasmania
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39 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience, we were recommended this restaurant and even though it was very hard to find down an alley it was well worth the visit. Very welcoming staff who sat us down and delivered food, no menu, and then proceeded to show us how to put it all together Vietnamese style. Food was delicious and the service was awesome. A... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were sent to Bale Well by a local on a Sunday when the power was out - a common occurrence in Hoi An. They were able to offer a set menu, which they were happy for us to share as we weren't so hungry. It was a great selection of local favorites despite their limited cooking facilities. We bought... More 

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Thank MaddyM2012
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped in here whilst my partner was getting some beauty treatments nearby. The staff were very friendly and even sat down to show how to make the conventional Vietnamese wraps. The quality of the food was only okay but worth going to. There is only one item on the menu FYI !

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Thank leseulechemin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very tasty set menu and catered for a non meat eater. Staff very friendly and feels like an authentic Vietnamese experience.

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Thank Susannah E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat down and immediately had some plates of various things which we didn't order put on our table. Confused, one of the waitresses came over and showed the two of us how to roll rice papers with rice pancakes and pork skewers. Messy, but excellent value. 290,000 dong for the two of us with drinks. You won't need to order... More 

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Thank hungrydave4
Denver
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was recommended this place by travelfish. We were very let down, for $120 vnd per person. the food was not worth it at all. We would have been better off eating the chicken rice dish sold at any other place for $30 vnd. The fresh greens tasted like they were washed in dirty water, the meat was okay but also... More 

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Thank Rabbishakira
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we were so glad we took their advice. Great food, it's a fixed menu but delicious. We loved all of it!!! Fast inexpensive place to eat, will definitely go back next year :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45/11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

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