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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Enjoy the asian and french flavors

Great food and excellent value. Best to order seveal dishes and share family style. Start w appetizers and then entrees. End w dessert. We eat here several times so we get to taste everything on the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
elizabeth r
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food and excellent value. Best to order seveal dishes and share family style. Start w appetizers and then entrees. End w dessert. We eat here several times so we get to taste everything on the menu.

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It had been a while since we had eaten at Duc's Bistro. It was my friend Jim's turn to choose a restaurant and he chose Duc's Bistro. We had a party of 13 friends and the service we received for such a large group was fantastic. We chose to each order an entree and share it "Family Style". Everything was... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The owner and his wife personally greeted us and went over the menu. Their recommended choices: Saigon beef, fish wtth caper sauce, sauteed string beans and home made truffle pate are excellent. Will definitely come back.

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

While looking for lei's in Chinatown, we happened upon this little Bistro. After looking at the menu, we thought we'd try out Duc's Bistro. We were not disappointed. It is very small, with nicely set tables, and were greeted with a very warm and welcoming owner and staff. Once given the menus we were told about the specials. I was... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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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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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 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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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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Additional Information about Duc's Bistro

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

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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, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?