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Duc's Bistro

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Downtown Honolulu
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1188 Maunakea St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5134
808-531-6325
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty bites throughout the meal

My family and I were greeted by the owner and staff as we entered their small but roomy space. The server spoke well and clearly. What I liked was that after he announced the specials, he offered a summary. The service was top-notch. The drinks were special and delightful, the appetizers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
jeffhack
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My family and I were greeted by the owner and staff as we entered their small but roomy space. The server spoke well and clearly. What I liked was that after he announced the specials, he offered a summary. The service was top-notch. The drinks were special and delightful, the appetizers, especially the Green Papaya Salad, were wonderful and our... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My very first taste of escargot was at Duc's and from there my entire dining experience was delightful to the finale dessert of espresso Kona coffee with ice cream. We enjoyed thoroughly the tailored menu Duc and his son served us, and the fusion of Asian and French really impressed. Absolutely must book for a high quality dinner with careful... More 

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South Riding, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I am on island this week for work and a customer suggested this. He was spot on. The appetizers, meals, staff were excellent. Felt very local and personal. Duc (the owner) stops by all the tables and greats as well as takes orders along with the staff. We had an amazing experience from the pate, mango salad, local fish special,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Check out this amazing bistro while your in town! Our training group went to celebrate, highly recommend it! Enjoyed dancing and singing with everyone, mahalo!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I ussualy do not like a Fusion restaurant ---- this one is an exception --- if you are visitor to Hawaii do not miss this little gem ---- A Vietnamese owner and immigrant who is French trained --- dishes you can get no where else --- must eat is the green papaya salad --- I am sure most of tried... More 

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One of our favorite places to go. Do not let the neighborhood fool you. Inside it is an oasis. They sometimes have live music. The owner Duc is very personable and will remember your name if you go more than once. Food is Vietnamese/ French. Duc is from Vietnam and there are old picts of Vietnam on the wall. They... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We moved to Oahu in September. We went to Duc's before attending a performance at the Hawaii Theatre just a short walk from there. The owner and his son have designed a sumptuous menu and serve it up in perfect portions in an understated decor highlighted by excellent photographs of Vietnam.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always good food and ambience. The Owner, Duc, is always there to greet you. Fresh oysters on the half shell is always a treat with a fresh from the ocean taste. Also a fusion of Vietnamese and French dishes to try.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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176 reviews 176 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went there with a few friends to celebrate a birthday. I had no idea how big the place was as from the outside it looks like a small tiny bistro. What a huge surprise. The decor is cute and the staff are excellent. The owners are equally friendly. The food was good but I wasn't blown away only because my... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am always been interested in the influence that French cooking has had on the cuisine from Southeast Asia. Du Vin gave me that opportunity. Walking through the door was walking in to a beautiful, enchanting restaurant somewhere besides Honolulu. The entrees are served family style and they recommend 3 to 4 per person. The basa fish in a light... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1188 Maunakea St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5134
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-531-6325

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?