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BaLe Kona Restaurant

Pailani Road, Kona Coast Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pho” (20 reviews)
“tapioca” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese
Pailani Road, Kona Coast Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Due to its location close to the Kona International Airport, I've dropped by several times on my way in and out for business. Food is tasty and service is quick for the price point. They have a variety of Vietnamese sandwiches, spring rolls, egg rolls,...More

Thank truffles808
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...More

Thank megskiqueen
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...More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
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.

Thank imademokat
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...More

Thank SweetTravels808
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!!!

Thank MelliG
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.

Thank Beryl G
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.

1  Thank BigIsleFoodie
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....More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 21 January 2016

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

Thank Vivian S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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