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Bale Well

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45/11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a wet day trip to Mi Son we decided we might as well get on our bicycles and check in Bale Well for dinner. The night comes early here and the rain made it darker. We were told it was in an alley way but these were fairly deserted with the rain! We saw a tiny little hand written... More 

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Singapore
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is nice. Its like a sampler meal of the local food, but with good individual portions. Can hardly finish it. Was rather surprised when the bill came. Its not expensive but thought could have been cheaper. There was no choice, you sit down and you are presented with everything. Taste is good.

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Noerre Aaby, Denmark
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here due to an ad on a tourist map which also told the short story of it. And this is truly a good experience. Found it in a small sub street to Phan Chau Trinh (there is a large sign and possibly also a person from the restaurant to point you to it). Once seated it took 1,5 minutes... More 

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South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to visit - first impressions were that it didn't look too good and we were rather nervous but once we were seated they took over and we had a wonderful evening. Be prepared to experience tastes you havent had before and learn how to wrap food in a rice paper. Absolutely brilliant experience and food

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Thank Sharlene R
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bale Well is real down-home Vietnamese food. A few meters down an alley with lots of scooters outside and lots of locals inside. The fixed price menu contains rice paper, salad greens, kimchee, rice pancakes, grilled chicken and pork satay, seafood spring rolls, peanut and chili sauce. The waiter will show you how to assemble it all and hand feed... More 

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Thank Lasl0nimne
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner at Bale Well last night and loved the food. You won't go hungry. Manage your expectations though. It's an outside courtyard with basic tables and chairs and brusque waiters in flip flops. It's a set menu and we were served before we had tucked our chairs in. If you are happy for someone else to decide what... More 

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Thank Travelling_Hasvans
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The set menu at Bale Well is quite the treat! Delicious traditional food and friendly and helpful staff made for an unforgettable experience.

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Thank Katie B
Germany
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was bordering on awful. I didn't even think it was possible to make Vietnamese food taste bad . Food was stale , cold and tasted of cardboard ( again how is it possible to do this to Vietnamese food - which is just the yummiest food in the world ) I'm a big fan of Vietnamese street food I... More 

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Thank z-the-med
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very quick on the table. Was fresh, but it tasted all very bland. The spices were not as good as in other restaurants. Staff was friendly.

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Thank Nicolas L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was really special, the ONLY thing on the menu was a picture of a set with a fixed price. Then you get drinks page behind. Everything that serves after, is fantastic. You make rolls with rice paper, pork satay, pork sausages, banh xeo, vietnamese kimchi and salad, along with two sauces to dip in. It also comes with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?