We have visited Bui Bistro multiple times and have never been disappointed. Always very good.
We really enjoyed this casual dining experience with flavorful food and great service!
It was valentine evening and they were poorly understaffed for the number of patrons they had
OMGawd! What a find! Thank you open table I found this place from you. Our waitress (young blond hair in a ponytail) suggested some things for us the Vermicelli and the duck confit and confirmed for us claypot was delicious,and she was spot on. I'm a local so I am surprised none of my friends have told me about this place. We didn't even get a chance to try a pho, but I will be back. Everything was delicious and our waitress was so helpful and charming. Tables need replacing. They are old gummy. Cleaned but just need refinishing
Food very good as usual. A bit annoying that main dishes were served in the middle of enjoying appetizers. Appreciate the $10 corkage.
The Bahn Mi was fantastic
Best Thai fusion food in Napa. It’s a local treasure, more folks should patronize this restaurant!!
Loved the flavors at Bui Bistro. Portions are very generous. Nice bar to sit at if you want to catch a game. The food was tasty. Place was hopping on a Thursday night.
Great food and attentive service. Off the beaten track but easy to find! Really enjoyed our dinner.. delicious!
Went with my wife, best man, and his wife. Excellent and the food was great! My cubed filet mignon was absolutely delicious 😋 Fun ambiance and we got their early enough to not have any wait. Already recommended it to a friend!
Was fairly crowded and lively on Saturday night. Maybe the Michelin Guide review brought out a lot of people. This is French Indochinese food and I cant argue with Michelin as to how authentic it is, but I agree with Michelin that, regardless, it is really good food, carefully prepared and quite elegantly served. Locals know about this place. One of my favorites in Napa.
The food is simply delicious--kind of Napa-French-Vietnamese.
Hidden away in a corner of downtown Napa, this is a place where visitors can dine like the locals!
Very accommodating to restricted diets
Service was friendly and the food was amazing. We're from out of town, or we would become regulars. The Shaken Beef was one of the best dishes we had on our whole weeklong trip to California, and we ate at many good restaurants in Berkeley and San Diego. Highly recommended.
The server never mentioned the evening specials nor was there any clue to the possibility that they had specials.We overheard the other server offering them to another table after we were finishing dinner. The chicken curry was good,,but there were zero condiments offered.
We had the Clay Pot Chilean Sea Bass. It had an unusual texture. The flavor was good if a bit salty from the soy sauce.
Great place, grate rosters, wonderful food!
This was a great restaurant for me and dad, even though he had a hard time understanding the menu. Everything was so yummy!!
Delicious meal, will definitely go back. I got the shaken beef and my husband got the steak on the special. Both outstanding.
We enjoyed our time dining. The papaya salad was tasty. The chicken curry sauce was perfect. Explore the menu and find out favorites
My husband goes there quite a bit, and he kept recommending we go. Omg such great food, I'm sorry I didn't get here earlier. I'll be back soon.
great and varied menu
wide selection,fish - meat-veggies
great beer list
wine list was moderate
service was superb
room temp was a little cool or it would have been quite cozy
1st time there -- was worth the visit --- will return
We took my mother-in-law here for dinner. It was comfortable and the portions ample. We ordered 3 appetizers. We also ordered the Shaken Beef and the sea bass. It was delicious. We ate everything family style and this was the perfect amount of food. We would go back. We were considering a Thai restaurant and were excited to find this alternative in a town the size of Napa.
We enjoyed our dinner here tremendously! Every dish we ordered was delicious! Our server was very attentive and shared great suggestions. Would definitely come back!
One of few spots in Napa to get good Asian food. In this case Vietnamese with a French twist. Quiet, low key, small menu.
Rather overrated, ?French/Vietnamese, restaurant in Napa Valley. One should try La Sen in Concord if one favors euro-asian fusion.
always great food and excellent service, pleasant background music but not loud
We shared a table with 2 friends upon their recommendation, and the food proved to be very good with complex and pleasant flavors. The origins of Vietnamese and French influences was a wonderful experience and I would second their recommendation. The wine pricing and pours were generous along with the corkage @ $10. All of us are Napa Valley Residents with local expectations.
This is a hidden gem in Napa if you love real Vietnamese food ! They make their Imperial rolls in house with top shelf ingredients. The Bahn Xeo is also excellent. Service is dicey, but the food it totally worth it. Can't wait to go back.
I've heard about Bui Bistro and Chef Patrick but Christmas Eve was our first time there. What a wonderful way to start Christmas Eve! We arrived fairly early and were immediately greeted and seated. Our server was friendly and helpful but not overbearing. We started with Saigon Wings, Imperial Rolls and Spicy Tuna - all were fabulous. Our table had multiple orders of the Shaken Beef (tender and melts in your mouth would be understatements) as well as the Combination Vermicelli. All were exceptional. Our side dishes weren't second rate either - garlic noodles and prawns fried rice. We've dined at many Napa Restaurants, Michelin rated as well, and it was a refreshing experience having such excellently flavored food well presented in an enjoyable environment. Why did it take us so long to find you Bui Bistro, but we're happy we did! True fans planning on returning over and over again.
We were all impressed with our dinner here. A friend recommended we try this place, and we are glad we did. We had Calamari appetizer, Vietnamese crepe, Tofu in Curry Sauce, and Vermicelli with Shrimp and Vegetables. It was all excellent and service was, too. They have a good wine list, as well. We look forward to going back and wish we had tried it sooner.
They need more waitstaff especially on a Saturday night. Our server was friendly and apologetic . Other than that, we enjoyed all our dishes. We had the Chilean bass, calamari, prawns, garlic noodles, beans, and Chinese broccoli.
This visit to Bui Bistro was almost as the first. Upon entering, the odor of seafood was very off putting. There was only 1 server and assistant for the entire dining area. Our service was delayed due to short staffing but they gave their best effort. Our wine service was horrible. You must not pull the cork through the foil and then pour the wine across the soiled and protruding foil.
We will return later.
Service was between marginal and indifferent. Forgot rice. Creme Brulee were flavored scrambled eggs. This is the only surviving Vietnamese restaurant in Napa, sadly.
Exceptional food at a reasonable price very unusual for downtown Napa. Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant.
Patrick was our server and he was great! We enjoyed the Saigon Wings and lamb special. We have always enjoyed this place.
Vietnamese food there is quite good. Stay with that. Service is quite amateurish; nice folks but they need to get trained.
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.
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.
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.