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BaLe Kona Restaurant

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Pailani Road, Kona Coast Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Naturally we like to eat try new places when traveling but this place was so good my husband and I revisited it on our return trip to through town and plan to pick up some sandwiches to-go for our flight. The service is fast and food is excellent! Especially the mango tapioca puddings!

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Thank megskiqueen
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Now that the restaurant finally got a make over (a tiny one, but hey, it is at least something!), I am happy to give this place again 5/5 given that their food is absolutely delicious. Always the perfect spot to grab a banh mi before heading onto the dive boat. A must if you are in Kona.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Tasty Vietnamese food! We really especially loved the Pork Bun though the Beef Pho and Spring rolls were also fantastic. Good prices, healthy and lovely food. Came for lunch and dinner again the next day. The coconut tapioca is also very lovely.

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Thank imademokat
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I think Bale is the "go-to" spot for anything. The Pho and noodle dishes are the best especially when you're not feeling well; the soup truly makes you heal faster. I love their french bread. Two reasons for "3" 1) they could use an update like painting their walls and adding some Asian spunk to the interior which I'm sure... More 

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Thank SweetTravels808
Kailua Kona, HI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very veggie friendly. They will gladly substitute beef broth for mushroom broth. I absolutely love the sweet potato tapioca for dessert!!!

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Thank MelliG
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place that the locals love. The French bread is to die for and they have $5.00 lunches. The Thai sandwiches are scrumptious. I recommend the lemongrass chicken.

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Thank Beryl G
Waimea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Vietnamese noodles--cold or hot--are delicious here. The prices are not cheap, but for what you get, the food is very good. (Kona is the town of bad restaurants.) The interior is like a cafeteria, so don't expect atmosphere. Again, the food is very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

My second dinner there. As before, nice selection of Vietnamese cuisine and French sandwiches. No table service (order at register and food brought to your table). Plain tables and chairs but clean and the service was fast and very good. Locals and tourists eat there. Good value.

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Thank Richard G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

everything fresh, delicious and delightfully served up by the staff. very informal! Amazing pho! Comprehensive menu!

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Thank Vivian S
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I cannot speak for anything else on the menu, because I always get the pho. Seriously, I go at least twice a week because I'm too lazy to pack my lunch. So good! A friend recommended this place or I would have never gone in, so glad I did. Pho comes in 3 sizes, you can have them leave off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pailani Road, Kona Coast Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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