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Hale Vietnam Restaurant

#167 of 1,790 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3712
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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158 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Honolulu, Hawaii
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

I used to really enjoy Hale Vietnam and probably would return with these caveats: 1. don't ask for hot tea because they charge $2.75/pot. Outrageous. Tea leaves are so cheap. No wonder the a-c is so damn cold. 2. check the menu carefully because my friend ordered a black bean dish which came with rice and she was charged extra... More 

Thank Kingsharkey
Taipei, Taiwan
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133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Being there with also a Vietnamese person Tasteless Pho, papaya salad and rolls Staff indifferent and not friendly I am surprised to see so many positive reviews

Thank newdealer
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Good food, good price, great service. IF you like Fo and other Vietnamese fare you will enjoy your trip here. The design is dated and it feels like a restaurant 20 years ago but if you get past the veneer and will enjoy this place a lot.

Thank hellohello5
Honolulu, Hawaii
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Always love having BBQ Pork Bun.... unless it is a cold, rainy day or night in Honolulu, then go for the pho with the meat on the side to cook in the hot broth. Haven't been able to get past these two fabulous selections. Can easily walk out with check for $32 plus tip. A little chilly A-C but you... More 

1 Thank Kingsharkey
Honolulu, Hawaii
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Frankly not a big fan of Pho. My wife loves but I have weird reaction to Cilantro. But my wife loves Vietnamese food. She had heard about this place and so, we had lunch here. Really nice, clean restaurant. Service was excellent. We ordered the summer rolls and it was excellent. Go there for summer rolls. I had the Saigon... More 

1 Thank Hyo K
Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Joe runs a tight ship here, with friendly and attentive service and good quality and quantity dishes. Our regular order is the imperial rolls (excellent), green papaya salad, and either pork/spring roll bun (cold noodle) or pho (noodle soup) with rare steak outside for dipping. For colds, the chicken soup is a winner. The menu is extensive, so the more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 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?