I've been to this restaurant several times but this is my first review. The restaurant is located on Maunakea Street in Chinatown. It's not the most glamorous neighborhood but it is a neighborhood teaming with some very good and up-and-coming restaurants. Duc's has here for at least several years and has a loyal clientle, mostly locals who are "in the know."
I've never ordered specifically from the menu. The owner, Mr. Duc we call him, asks us if we have any allergies or anything we can't or won't eat. From there, he will order your appetizers, entrees, and dessert. You may wish to start off with his homemade ginger ale - very refreshing for our warm island weather but a full bar is available.
Last night we started off with oysters on the half shell, egg rolls, thin noodles with lettuce and basil with a sauce. Entrees included grilled cubes of beef tenderloin in jus, lamb chops with rosemary, basa fish with creamy lemon and capers sauce, and shrimp curry. There was a saffron rice to round out the variety of tastes and textures and bread rolls are available. The meal ended with mango slices and vanilla ice cream.
If you go on Thursday night, you will be treated to a lovely lady named Mihana who will serenade you with her guitar and sweet Hawaiian voice. Mr. Duc will come and check on you to ensure that you are enjoying your meal. He wants to please you.
Go to Duc's Bistro when you want to have a nice, memorable evening of good food and maybe entertainment. While you won't walk away with a very full belly like you do at many local island eateries, you will feel fulfilled both mind, soul, and body.
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