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3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
808-245-9350
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best mall Thai food ever?

Really solid Thai food. The seafood is especially good. The salads were a little disappointing and lacking in flavor, but Gingbua is a great dinner option if you're staying in Lihu'e

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We love Thai food and this is some of the best we have ever had!! ocean view and byob....we had a great experience, friendly service and a quiet setting....we will be back!

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We really loved our Thai Food at this restaurant in the Harbor Mall across from the Marriott Hotel in Lihue. I'd read some good reviews from others and we love Thai food which was sad as our favorite local place in Anaheim Hills, CA had changed ownership not long ago. The restuarant is on 2nd floor of this small mall... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really solid Thai food. The seafood is especially good. The salads were a little disappointing and lacking in flavor, but Gingbua is a great dinner option if you're staying in Lihu'e

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great ocean view, fresh flavorful food, the real deal... bYOB. We love this place! Best papaya salad, spring rolls and pad thai... The basil eggplant is to die for along with their hot and sour soup.... We never had anything on the menu we didn't like...

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Zushi, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of my favorite Thai restaurants outside of the Far East! The food and ingredients are very authentic! The only part you have to be aware of is the heat level. They really dumb it down for the tourist pallet. If you order medium and you like hot food you will be disappointed. Over all the food and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I enjoyed Yellow Tofu curry dinner here. Food and service is very good and is decently priced for Kauai.

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Anahola, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have come here at least 10 times now and I love every one of their curries. I heard the restaurant is under new management and they have changed up the style to make the food taste like more authentic thai food. I went to Thailand last year and the hardest thing about leaving was the good food and now... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Our friends took us here raving about it and neither of us could finish the noodles we ordered. I didn't at all care for the taste or texture of them. They sure didn't sit well on my flight home that night. The restaurant was clean and the workers friendly, but we liked the food the least of anything we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visit Kalapaki Harbor each year and look forward to dining at Gingbua Thai. Better prices than those in the Marriott complex and the freshness and taste at Gingbua are awesome! Highly recommend the walk across the road for great Thai food!

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

we love this place in terms of friendly service, good tasting food and value. Not much in terms of view or ambiance though. We have been going there for years, sometimes have had a little trouble with the freshness of the seafood so we are cautious about ordering it. Wonderful vegetable tempura and crispy spring rolls.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-9350

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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