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Duc's Bistro

1188 Maunakea St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5134 (Downtown Honolulu)
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Ranked #48 of 1,957 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 10 reviews
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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166 reviews 166 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Gig Harbor Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Napa Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had a great opportunity to have lunch with both owners, Duc prepared our lunch, while Christina sat with us and tasted our wines. Had a Simply Amazing lunch!! Bravo:)

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Georgetown, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I travel to Hawaii twice a year for business and I always visit Duc's Bistro while there. Duc and his wife are lovely and consummate hosts and their restaurant serves beautifully prepared Thai food in a quiet atmosphere. I am a veteran Foodservice professional and have eaten in some of the best places and I would recommend Duc's to anyone... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Duc's Bistro is a local favorite in the business and political community. No wonder, for it's a delightful combination of personal attention and delicious food. While the entrées are wonderful, if you like a variety of flavors and "just can't decide", try sharing a mix of the pupus (Hawaiian for appetizers) tapas-style. (How's that for a cross-cultural reference?) The eggplant,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Lovely food in a charming restaurant with friendly, personable service.We had the Vietnamese chicken salad, the crispy Basa with green mango and Steak Saigon with a side of saffron rice. All beautifully prepared and highly recommended! The dessert of Kona coffee cream and the creme brûlée were lovely too. Duc's is one of our two favorite restaurants in Honululu and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had only one night in Honolulu and went back to Ducs where we had dined last year. Duc and his family are wonderful and the food is divine. I recommend the crab cakes, crispy spring rolls apple pie and Madame Wu's special cocktail. The ambiance of the restaurant is great. Highly recommended

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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

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