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Ba Le Sandwich Shop

701 Kingsway, #21
Vancouver, BC V5T3K6
Tel: (604) 875-0088
Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Service: No table service, Takeout
  • Meals: Lunch
  • Clean and bright, this Vietnamese sandwich shop has a focused selection of tasty offerings sandwiched between two crusty rolls of bread. You will find your pupils and nostrils widen as you watch the sandwich maker first slather on some pork pate on one side of the bread, place some slices of vietnamese ham and deli meat, pickled carrots and radishes, cilantro, and a hot pepper to finish. Then, wrapped in wax paper. Simple, but sumptuous. Another location in Chinatown.


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By thecritic of Vancouver (376 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 12, 2009 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

I used to come here at least once a month whenever I was craving a Vietnamese sub but it is off my list now. The last time I was there, they had just taken over the space next door and expanded to double the size of their shop. There was an odd smell which was a little bit rank to be brutally honest. Hopefully this was something to do with the expansion and they took care of it because it was rather nasty.

Anyways, comparatively their subs are smaller and slightly more expensive than other similar banh mi shops. Admittedly, at maybe about a 50 cent difference, the price comparison is a minor quibble. My main problem is that the subs just don't hit the mark for me anymore; they don't quite have enough heat even with extra hot peppers, the cilantro is mostly stems and the bread doesn't seem quite as fresh.

With the plethora of competition for Vietnamese subs, I don't think I will be returning here anytime soon but its definitely not a bad choice and will still fill the void for a lunchtime cheap snack.

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Great Banh Mi
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 3:34am [Dine in]

Grabbed a quick mid afternoon bite here on the weekend. Picked up the grilled pork sub. Delicious. Crusty bread with a nice soft center. Great balance of sweet, savoury and fresh all rolled into one. The meat seemed reheated though I wouldn't have a problem with it if they didn't say it was grilled.

Inexpensive pick me up, they also have drinks, desserts, various snacks (including Vietnamese Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf) and cold cuts to make your own subs.

Run like a production line you line up, pick off the wall, wait and pay. Counter staff are quick and are too busy to start a conversation with.

It's not much to look at with some seating available but seems most (if not all) come for takeout.

Another great substitute to Quiznos or Subway, at nearly half the price.


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Solid Vietnamese sandwhich shop
By lasombra of East Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2012 - 2:53pm [Take-out]

This is a good and solid Vietnamese sandwhich shop. What makes it different than its competitors is that it sells its special Vietnamese butter which is mayonaise mixed with butter with spices. Great stuff. I love the slathered butter on their sandwhiches. The price is great too and the service is fast and good. Highly recomended.

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Grab a sandwich and go.
By sushiman989 of East Vancouver (36 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 3:05pm [Dine in]

I've had Vietnamese subs at a variety of East Vancouver restaurants and this is by far my favourite. I usually get the special sandwich which has several types of cold cut, pate, may and thinly sliced pickled veggies. The chicken sandwich is also pretty good although it doesn't have quite as much flavour. At $3.25 per sandwich, this is outstanding value. The interior isn't much to look at but then it's more of a take-out place than anything else.

I haven't tried any of the baked goods but the spring rolls aren't anything special and their dipping sauce isn't very good. Stick to the sandwiches and you'll leave satisfied.

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Awesome Sandwiches
By Ratu of Surrey (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 27, 2009 - 5:14pm [Dine in]

Great spot to get sandwiches from.
Great value for your money, for $3-$4 you can get an awesome fresh sandwich. You have to try it! Various varieties (pork, beef, ham, chicken) May be a little intimidating to go into at first, but once you go, you'll understand it's worth it.

I Have been going to this place for YEARS

Like I said, stop by for lunch, you won't regret it!

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Never tired of those sandwiches
By Jackcool of Unknown (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

Pros: Good sandwiches, great stuff they got, fresh and crispy bread, dessert is good, make me begin to like Vietnamese food more.
Cons: the chief, she looks like a gangster, lolz, small place, it is hard to get the bus to there, and the parkin is small.
But overall, i like them most for their snadwiches, nice juicy, fresh baked bread, with a lot of great stuff.

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