Bui Bistro
Bui Bistro

Bui Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://buibistro.com/buibistro/Welcome.html
  • Phone: 7072555417
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French, Vietnamese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bui Bistro
Chef and Owner Patrick Bui creates beautiful French-Vietnamese meals in a sleek space with a sexy atmosphere.
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Bui Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)romantic (3)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Nice local surprise
    MaileQVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Quaint little restaurant with a small bar, tastefully decorated. Menu seemed a bit limited at first for a Vietnamese restaurant, but there is a sampling from most traditonal dishes plus a few French inspired. Everything I tried was absolutely delicious - duck rolls, roasted garlic prawns, shaken beef w/arugula and sea bass w/tamarind coconut sauce. Decent wine list and full bar, but you can BYOB for $10 corkage. Friendly and attentive service, but kitchen is a bit slow making it fresh so don't be in a hurry. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bui Bistro
    CaitVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    As someone who enjoys a lot of Asian and Middle-Eastern food I was not impressed. The service was not great and when I asked to get a yellow curry that was mild, I was told they could not do that because the curries are pre-made/packaged. Just hearing that made my opinion of the restaurant drop. If I wanted pre-packaged curry I could heat some up in my microwave for less money. With that said, the curry went well as a light drizzle on top of the shrimp rice. The broccoli left much to be desired, but the green beans were delicious. Overall, the restaurant was fairly decent. However, the quality of their food was very inconsistent. I would recommend going here as an introduction to Vietnamese food, but not for connoisseurs of the cuisine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    cmrizzuto
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Spotted this place on a local feed and though it would be a good spot for my birthday. Staff were attentive. Food was tasty. Only down side was that they had a small menu and were out of many things on that menu. It was a wednesday night and we were there at 6pm. With the menu being so small they should have added a few specials to fill in. I will return in hopes that there is a little more variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Food
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a great dinner, doesn't get the traffic it deserves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Vietnamese food in Napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food at Bui was very good and both the wine list and food were extremely reasonable.. Everything was fresh and tasty. Service was excellent. It is well located if you are going to a show at the City Winery or anywhere else in downtown Napa.. We will return..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance2.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 4 reviews are from the Bui Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great find.
    Foodie1and2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to this restaurant based on several Open Table reviews. I agree with the reviewer who said that the food was great but the wine was lacking. The first 5 white wines that we requested were not available. (5 out of 10 wines are not available?) However, the food was outstanding, and the duck was the very best that we had ever tasted. Atmosphere was pleasant and it's located on a nice side street with parking across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • undiscovered gem
    marcia
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food is delicious and varied. Service is a little uneven but not enough to distract from the experience. Great place to have dinner before going to the opera house as it is within easy walking distance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bui Bistro had great high
    LanalouVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Bui Bistro had great high quality food and the service was excellent; however, the portions are somewhat small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but a little overpriced
    Camdon
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoyed our first meal at Bui Bistro. The food is good and the service was excellent. It doesn't compare to our favorite Vietnamese restaurants in San Francisco, but prices are comparable to those. The best parts of our meal were the crispy imperial rolls and the house salad that they substituted for fries I didn't want. The place was empty when we arrived and only a couple more tables came in before we left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.