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Barbecue, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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0.2 km from Hoi An Ancient Town
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is definitely a must. Outdoors in a huge space which is lovely and green. We had the set menu which requires you to toll the different types of food - spring rolls, savoury Hoian pankcakes and skewers in rice paper wrappers. Amazing value...for around $8AUD per head - so full! Everyone was lovely - even had a photo with the ownerMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must go to this restaurant... The food is fantastic, the family who run it are lovely and it is great value for money. Beware of restaurants with a similar name, there is only one of these restaurants. See the photo of the business card...attached for the exact address. There is a set menu of spring rolls, grilled pork satay skewers, grilled pork and rice pancakes. All taste delicious and there is plenty of it as well, so much great food. They even made pancakes and spring rolls without shrimp for my husband who is allergic to seafood which was fantastic. They showed us how to serve the food in the rice paper and how to layer the vegetables, kimchi and meat, etc, which ensures you get the best experience. You even get dessert of mango or chocolate pudding. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will be recommending this restaurant to anyone who visits Hoi An. We will be back for sure. Go there, you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local recommended this (my hotel also did, but the other recommendation was from someone I met personally and happened to live there, so...) and I am so glad I managed to go. I went at lunch time so it wasn't so crowded but I...saw it very crowded in the evening. The local person recommended ban xheo but it is all a set menu, fair enough. As soon as it was all brought to me, a member of staff came and showed me what to do, so nice! The way he arranged the food for me was so tasty, the first bites were like an out of the world experience! Have to say the ones I did for myself weren't somehow as good (the way I mixed things or ratios of things or who knows). But still of course the flavours were there. It was a lot of food, maybe as a single person I should have left some behind but it was just too tasty... I sat there for a bit in my food coma enjoying the garden atmosphere. Really glad for this experience!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is big and a bit crowded. No distancing. Food is good. We tasted the traditional vietnamese cuisine. Staffs are nice. Price is affordable

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by a tour guide we had in the day. He described it as local and lots of food- and that was spot on! If you like trying local food in a local setting then this is perfect! The set menu...is great and the staff were really welcoming in explaining how to eat the dishes. Great good and great value for money!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

We stayed in Hoi An for one night during the Light Festival which was stunning and afterwards we ended up at this restaurant through a recommendation from a friend. It was the perfect way to end our stay, with a feast of local food. All...for only 120k Dong(4 gbp) per person too! The staff showed us how to prepare the food(as we were useless 😂). Would highly recommend if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture. 5 stars!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Immense. Set-menu given the all clear. Dessert included. No complaints it was fabulous and cheap. Make sure to continue further down the alley way because a lot of restaurants nearby use the name to lure customers. There is only one OG

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

Our Flame Flower homestay recommended this restaurant the night we arrived in Hoi An. After finding it tucked away in an alley, we sat down at a table not knowing what or how to order. Not a problem, since there's only one set meal option,...which we found excellent. It includes sticks of meat, Bánh xèo or Vietnamese style pancake, thin rice paper, and piles of green leafy veggies and herbs. A friendly family next to us, taught us how to eat Bánh xèo. But eventually, the boss/owner came over and gave us a detailed tutorial. We really enjoyed the excellent food and the dynamic friendly outdoor seating. At the end of the dinner, since we hadn't changed any money yet, and they do take credit cards, the owner gave me a ride on her scooter to the nearest ATM. That ride together with the delicious food and lively setting made Bale Well one of the best dinning experiences we had in Vietnam.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2020

This restaurant is tucked away off main thoroughfare in a nice lane way. It has a garden area for casual dining and outside a small amount of off street tables. We ate lunch and returned for dinner it was that good. Staff friendly, the food...and dipping sauces delicious and flavoursome.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

My friend and I looked for this place based on previous reviews and didn’t regret it. The restaurant has one set menu so it’s hardly surprising that the food is pre-prepared and comes out quickly. But our meal was hot, tasty and plentiful at a...price that couldn’t be beaten. We really enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Cash only but thanks
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Not sure of the hours, definitely dinner.
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Yes you can order just one meal between 3, but I think you'll find 2 for 3 better and it's so cheap it's worth it. Enjoy
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Yes, Bale Well offers takeaway services.

Bale Well is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4