One of Oahu's first Vietnamese restaurants, this popular neighborhood spot expresses its friendly character with its name: hale (hah-lay) is the Hawaiian word for house or home. If you're not sure what to order, just ask. The staff is known for their willingness to help those who don't know much about Vietnamese food. Be sure to try the piquant and crunchy green-papaya salad. Reservations are taken for groups only. Credit cards accepted.