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Gingbua Thai Restaurant

3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
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Macomb, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We liked how close it was to the Marriott in Lihue and the prices were in line with everyone elses prices. The food was good and the view was also nice sitting on the balcony.The waitress was friendly and yes, we would go there again on our next trip.

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Bay Area, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is not bad Thai food for Kauai. We had eggplant, pad see ew, and fried rice. All was good, except the eggplant had a really bitter taste to it. It is a nice location with both indoor and outdoor seating, no AC, though. Despite the good aspects of this place, it's still hard to get that bitter taste out... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whenever my wife and I go to Kauai, we make it a point to eat regularly at Gingbua, and it is always great. The freshest and most flavorful Thai food I've ever had. The outside deck is pleasant, with nice views. And the staff are friendly and attentive. Already planning our next trip...

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Rhode Island
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

How do you screw up Thai fried rice? They did it! No flavor no substance just take soy and a few scallions and thats what they added to the rice. The Pad Thai was equally uninspiring. Again no flavor. You'd get better Thai food at the mall. After picking this place my wife wouldn't let me choose eateries for the... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was looking forward to trying Gingbua out but the only thing I enjoyed was their beautiful business card. I ordered my food to go so I could enjoy the sunset on the beach eating my dinner. I took one bite & spit it out. Very unusual for me to treat food like that but oh my gosh. It tasted... More

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I came here with my boyfriend, and we both LOVED it. Their food is reasonably priced and omg is their Massaman curry fantastic. Very flavorful, and full of fresh pineapple, as well as tasty potatoes, and roasted peanuts. Thai Iced Tea is really great here too. Excellent vegetarian options and attentive staff, from the porch you get some what of... More

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Central Coast California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Gingbua Thai Restuarant, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii -- March 2014...I had the yellow curry with chicken and it was great, a friend had the Pad Thai with tofu and it was just okay, kind of sweet which was strange. Both meals tasted fresh and came out steaming hot. Dinner and hot tea for two came to $28. That is a smokin'... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Some stuff is good, I like the panang curry. I got the Pad Thai and was pretty dissapointed, didn't have a lime or bean sprouts, which I consider part of the base minimum for what Pad Thai is. I've eaten here quite a few times, and I think they have different cooks with different skill levels so it's pretty inconsistent.... More

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Anchorage, AK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I like the decor in this Thai place. Lovely tiled floors and shell window dressings. The food.......mediocre. The service.....mediocre. I ordered drunken noodles with pork and it was very bland and very greasy. I felt like they didn't care about the quality of their food as most customers are tourists??? Anyway, wouldn't recommend or return.

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Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went to this restaurant looking for vegetarian options. Ordered a summer roll and pad thai. The summer roll was awesome but the pad thai had a very distinct odd after taste. Seems to be like a decent place.

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