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Lemongrass Bistro

Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
808 886-6668
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Ranked #10 of 53 restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
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Chicago
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583 reviews 583 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is better than you would expect with a food court setup adjacent to subpar eateries. You can eat inside or outside. You can also order for takeout if that is your desire. This place can actually be a destination restaurant even though it is technically part of the food court area. We tried a couple dishes and thought... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Gets crowded in the small food-court, but perhaps the best spicy Asian food in the Queens. Too pricy for a 'food-court' service and ambience though.

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Located in the Queens' Marketplace food court, Lemongrass Express is a step above all of the other choices in the food court. The lunch time specials are well priced and compete with what you will pay at the other food court places. If you're looking for Thai, this is a pretty good choice. We had the garlic sambal beef and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pretty good for a eatery in a tourist mall. It's in the Queens' marketplace in the Waikoloa resort. Located in the food court. They had several choices for lunch special -$12. Ahi poke, garlic sambal beef among others. Appetizers were $7. We had the garlic sambal beef special and the furikake garlic chicken wings. (We like garlic as you can... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Imagine, fresh Thai food in a food court. Sooo very much better than the usual mainland chain restaurants. A wonderful value, each selection delicious and most available gluten free. Counter seating and a few tables, friendly staff.

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San Jose, California
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33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Pros: the food is quite tasty. Large menu with interesting choices: from pork kalbi, and poki to pad thai and udon. They give you plenty food. Cons: it is in the food court in the Queen Shopping Center. So, atmosphere is low and Seating is limited.

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San Rafael, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped by the Queens Marketplace Food Court for lunch. I was in the mood for spicy Asian while my wife wanted a grilled mahi mahi sandwich. I ordered the red curry chicken sauté. Lunch special price was $12.00, plus 50 cents tax. It was ready in 5 minutes, got a bug cup of water with it and proceeded to dig... More

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Dunbar, Pa
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel concierge had the Lemongrass on her places to try list. We were skeptical with it being located in the food court. I had the chicken lettuce wraps and my husband had the Kung Pao chicken. Both dishes were delicious. My husband had the lemongrass iced tea and it was heavenly! The lemongrass was a great find!

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Fife, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Big Island is littered with Thai food, we heard a lot of buzz about this place so decided to give it a shot. Very bland.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I ate here for lunch and the kalbi pork with kimchee was pretty good. Staff was a little standoffish but food was good.

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