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Hale Vietnam Restaurant

#242 of 1,849 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3712
+1 808-735-7581
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food, good service at a decent price. Better than most place in Honolulu. A gelato next door is a great ending!

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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We have eaten here for years and we used to really enjoy it. The staff were all smiles, the food reasonable and HOT and good. NOW? The staff were complacent, sitting in a group, not checking on us or how the food was after we got it. We had 'seafood' Pho==not on the menu but described with shrimp, calamari etc.... More 

1 Thank A H
Clayton, North Carolina
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167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Grandparents, parents and grandchildren enjoyed the food and service. The restaurant is small, could use paint and sprucing up however if it's good Vietnamese food you are looking for, this is the place you should go!

1 Thank knukenc
San Francisco, California
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365 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Hale Vietnam is a great Vietnamese restaurant that is hidden in residential area of the University of Hawaii vicinity-- right in the middle of a block on 12th Avenue. There is street parking but be aware of the parking meters that work until 6p.m. M-Sat. This is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with a good ambience. The staff are very attentive... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

You'll find very generous portions, reasonable prices, fast service and very cold air conditioning in this busy Kaimuki restaurant. It's always busy, so you'll probably have to wait. Don't get put off by the perfunctory service; they're trying to get every body served and happy.

Thank LPC1_13
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been a repeat customer for a long time before moving away to the mainland. Food was always good, but mostly it was because it was convenient - as our experience was never pleasant. When I return to Hawaii for vacation with my family, I still went back to this restaurant - but realized this time, that I am no... More 

Thank Julie C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice little Resturant tucked away from the busy Waikiki . It's our 2nd time here . Amazing pho !!! Fresh, tasty, just delicious !! If your a big fan of pho this is a must !!!

Thank amadeus87247
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

All the food is delicious from the spring rolls to the main dishes The only disappointing drink is the Vietnamese coffee. A pale copy of the original The service is Vietnamese which means very efficient and well done but it can be perceived cold by American standard I highly recommend this place as one of the best Vietnamese restaurant Booking... More 

Thank Thierry M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Great food in this local family-owned restaurant. Stuffed chicken wings unusual and very tasty. Enjoyed the Ginger Chicken and Curry Beef. Portions are quite large.

Thank Robert A
New Hope
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to some good Vietnamese food and were disappointed by this pick. We began with an Imperial roll which was the best part of the meal. It is like a spring roll and was served with lettuce, mint and a sweet sauce. The roll was appropriately crispy and the filling was tasty. Next we had chicken pho... More 

Thank Vivian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-735-7581

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