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“Good Service Nice Atmosphere”
Review of Duc's Bistro

Duc's Bistro
Ranked #91 of 2,593 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
Reviewed 18 June 2017

4 of us went to dinner tonight at DUC'S BISTRO. We were greeted by a friendly waiter who showed us to the back room. The atmosphere in this room is very comfortable and appealing. Service was excellent.
We ordered "Family Style"--but should have ordered individual dishes because the three entrees were not enough for 4 people to share even though we ordered the excellent Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The other dish that was excellent was the Pan Fried Fish with Green Mango. This was outstanding! We also enjoyed the yellow rice that was served with our dishes. We ordered the Father's Day Special Chicken with Kaffir Lime and we felt that this was not "special". It needed much more seasoning to make it special. Our waiter suggested the Steak Saigon which was $26. Yes, the steak was very tender but there was nothing to make this steak memorable let alone worth the $26 price tag. For dessert, our friend ordered the Chocolate Ganache Cake ($7)which is a flourless semi-sweet chocolate cake. It was very, very dense and felt like your were eating a bar of semi-sweet chocolate. My husband ordered the Tapioca ($7) with Hawaiian apple banana and fresh coconut cream (too much!). I ordered the
Vanilla ice cream with candied ginger and homemade ginger syrup ($8) very, good.
So, our advice for dessert choices would be to stick to the ice cream.
After discussing this dinner, the 4 of us decided that there needed to be a bit more "zing" of spices added to the dishes to make them go from good to excellent.
Our bill for the 4 of us:
One appetizer, 3 entrees, 3 desserts, one glass of wine and one beer came to $120.
We felt that this was a very expensive dinner for what we had.

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Thank baloha
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The food and service were do outstanding on my first visit. I decided to return on my recent visit to Honolulu. Highly recommended.

Thank jeromeo302
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This plane is located in Chinatown in downtown Honolulu. It's extremely clean and tidy. Not a tourist trap.

The food is wonderful. Very subtle flavours and prepared fresh. Would thoroughly recommend anyone vacationing in Waikiki to make the trip. Well worth it!!!

Thank Pat E
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a family owned restaurant at the north side of China Town. The owner and his family are hospitable people who want to make sure you enjoy your evening. It is a quiet spot that you'll enjoy on a date, with family, or for business. Many local regulars come here and make it feel like the neighborhood spot it is. The interior is of a simple elegance.

Thank Mary Ellen W
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Charming restaurant with classic French Vietnamese atmoshphere . Family run with friendly attentive service. Extensive menu with French and Vietnamese dishes well presented. Nice bar which you can eat at if desired and good drinks.
Hidden gem on edge of Chinatown.. well worth a visit! There are several very good restaurants in Chinatown now and this is our new favorite.

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