Duc's Bistro

Fusion in Honolulu

Honolulu’s bigwigs hang out after work at this swank French-Vietnamese bistro with a tiny bar. Ignore the surrounding seedy streets and inauspicious outside appearance, and step inside this surprising culinary oasis for buttery escargot, bánh xèo (Vietnamese crepes), pan-fried fish with green mango relish, and fire-roasted eggplant. A small jazz combo serenades diners some evenings. Reservations recommended.