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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bale Well

Bale Well
Ranked #97 of 754 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Someone at our guest house recommended this restaurant to my husband and I for the Banh Xeo (savoury pancakes) typical of the region. They made us a vegetarian version and they were the best we tried in Hoi An. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful showing us the correct way to eat them! They were some of the nicest people we met in Vietnam!

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

This was a great let down. This well is situated down an alley and looks just like all other wells.

We would not go out of our way to see it again.

Visited February 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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“good experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

a bit toursty but i guess I am a tourist after all

Visited January 2012
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San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“This is the place for serious foodies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

This place blew my mind. They basically bring out a bunch of plates- herbs, lettuce, spring rolls, rice paper, crepes and meat on skewers. The owner showed us how to assemble them and pretty much kept us fed (be warned- they keep bringing food out) until we could eat no more. The place is not at all touristy- most of the patrons were locals. This is the best food I've had in Vietnam, without a doubt.

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HCMC
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3 reviews
“Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Good service, delicious drilled food
Not spacious stand.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Libra P
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