Located on a crowded Hai Ba Trung Street, Ola Hale Restaurant & Bar is a Hawaiian-style restaurant in Saigon that has a historical view overlooking Saigon’s signature pink church - Tân Định Church.
Located on a crowded Hai Ba Trung Street, Ola Hale Restaurant & Bar is a Hawaiian-style restaurant in Saigon that has a historical view overlooking Saigon’s signature pink church - Tân Định Church. The original building was an old Southern-modern-style house Based on the idea of bringing history into the story of the brand.
Being partially covered by the concrete-brick walls, there’s a green front yard that welcomes everyone to the restaurant. As “‘ohana” means “home” in Hawaiian, we try to bring this spirit to people when entering the restaurant like they're coming home.
Design Architect: CHIO Architects (Singapore)
Interior Designer: CHIO Architects (Singapore)
Local Architect: Baris Arch | DX
Project management & Construction: Baris Arch | DX
Area: 688 m2.
Photography: Paul Phan.
Visiting Ola Hale is an experience of interference between two cultures Hawaii - Vietnam. Especially this experience is designed according to the Vietnamese home-visiting culture where everyone is welcomed at the bar on the ground floor, gathering together for dining on the 1st floor, then bonding more intimately together at the bar, in a cozy space that tells stories beneath the "waves crashing" on the ceiling and the warm dim lights. Even more ideal is to enjoy the outdoors on the 2nd-floor balcony, which overlooks the historic pink Tan Dinh church.
With a story of home, Ola Hale is not only a restaurant and bar that serve food and beverage, it’s a place to come when people need a space for any status of themself or when they need a home filled with love and joy.