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Bac Nam

#226 of 1,838 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1117 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2229
+1 808-597-8201
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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634 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This popular neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant is very plain and very clean. The staff members were attentive and friendly. The menu is basically in line with other Vietnamese restaurants that we have visited in Honolulu. We enjoyed our food and certainly recommend this restaurant. The only negative for us was that there was a very loud party in the room on... More 

Thank kupunakane
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. The food and service have always been excellent. I always eat the fish wrap which is great. It comes with lots of lettuce and mint. I don't eat chicken, pork, beef. I can't comment on those dishes. The prices are reasonable and you can BYOB. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Joethecritique
Monroe, North Carolina
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191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The interior is plan so don't go for the atmosphere go for the food. The crabmeat curry is to die for and the spices on the green papaya salad are perfectly balanced

1 Thank UCanTrustMe1953
Calgary, Canada
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336 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Since every other reviewer has given this place glowing reviews, I can only guess that I chose the wrong thing. But my husband's dish wasn't so great either. We love Vietnamese food and choose it often. The day we went my husband got the rare beef pho and I got a chicken/veg dish. Mine came sort of sloshing about in... More 

Thank readytoretirecalgary
Honolulu, Hawaii
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We love this small family run place, the owner does the front of the house service and his wife does the cooking while other family members help. I love the spicy beef noodle soup and my husband's favorite dish is the prawns in a creamy sauce. Also the crab curry is sooo creamy.....too many good dishes to mention. You can... More 

Thank deehi
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

My family and I go here often. The food is awesome and the prices are reasonable. The owners work in the kitchen and serve the tables. They are very friendly and will accommodate most requests. Vegetables are fresh and they serve plenty of herbs with the food. You can also bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Thank Joethecritique
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I met two friends here for dinner one evening and was very impressed with all the food we had. The restaurant looks small from the outside but when you step inside there is another room off to the left which more than doubles the size of the entire restaurant. First of all, there is street metered parking directly in front... More 

Thank happyhawaiian004
Oahu, Hawaii
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Bac Nam is a good family-operated Vietnamese restaurant in a city with a lot of good Vietnamese restaurants. I would not make a special visit to eat here, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood (for example you are leaving an event at Blaisdell) and want a good reasonably priced Vietnamese meal), this is a good place to... More 

Thank S L
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

A family run restaurant with very good, real Vietnamese food. The owner/staff are very friendly, and make excellent food suggestions. The grilled meat dishes are excellent. Parking is available in the rear, or the street.

1 Thank Mark_YVR
Honomu, Hawaii
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Three diners in our party. Three disappointed diners to be specific. Not terrible. Had worse. My wife's calimari was overcooked to a point where Goodyear could have used the rubber. We ordered dishes that were supposed to have some heat, but none of them did. The salt and pepper shrimp was pretty good, I'll admit, but everything else was as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-597-8201

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?