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1117 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2229 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
808-597-8201
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Ranked #28 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Honomu, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Three diners in our party. Three disappointed diners to be specific. Not terrible. Had worse. My wife's calimari was overcooked to a point where Goodyear could have used the rubber. We ordered dishes that were supposed to have some heat, but none of them did. The salt and pepper shrimp was pretty good, I'll admit, but everything else was as... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You get inside...the food is awesome. Chef KIMI and family do wonderful food. Just don't read the menu ask if she has anything special around. The broken rice is a must, salt & pepper shrimp, just to name a few!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I hadn't remembered that I'd been to Bac Nam before. It's a very unassuming location, you could miss it easily, and inside, it's very basic, yet clean. The two things that really matter, the food and the service are spot on. I arrived early, around 6:15pm and it was already busy. As time went on it was clear that most... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Finally found the best Vietnamese in HNL. Great summer rolls, peanut sauce and amazing Banh Xeo (crepe) at affordable prices. Super friendly service, decent parking.

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Camiguin, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Freshly made Vietnamese food by a nice family. Use very fresh herbs, and ingredients. Especially like the chicken satay roll ups! Generous serving and fairly priced!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were taken to Bac Nam by a new relative by marriage who has lived in Honolulu, HI for two generations. Yum, yum, yum, this simple spot is the real deal. My children gobbled up the curry like it was their favorite- even though it was their very first curry dish! The owner is a lovely man, who cooks and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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168 reviews 168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Went to Bac Nam for lunch and ordered the lemon grass chicken plate. I like lemon grass chicken, but it is one of those preparations that can vary widely by location. Found that the offering here was so-so even though it was listed on the menu as a specialty. I would try something else next time. I also ordered the... More 

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Hawaii
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104 reviews 104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Very tasty food. Love the bun, the noodles are al dente and not mushy. Always busy. Fast service. Lots of street parking.

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Honolulu
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I am not an expert on Vietnamese food by any means, but when I like something, I'll be back for more! I've had the pho once...generous portions & lots of veggies to throw in it; it was good. I really go back to Bac Nam, every time without fail, is the grilled beef wrapped in lot leaf, which you eat... More 

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Additional Information about Bac Nam

Address: 1117 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2229
Phone Number: 808-597-8201
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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