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Gingbua Thai Restaurant

3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
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Ranked #57 of 92 restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Sparks, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
498 helpful votes 498 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
1 review
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Grand Forks, North Dakota
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

As a 3 time visitor to Thailand, and an avid seeker of Thai food elsewhere, I can say Khup Khun Khup !!!! Remember. BYOB, and bring plenty of B, cuz it's hot!!!

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Santa Clara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This place was family friendly and reasonably priced. Very good service. We tried drunken noodles, and red curry. Everything was close to what we are used to in San Francisco Bay Area.

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Middletown, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This little restaurant is located across the street from the airport and the Marriott. It is a quaint restaurant in a little local strip mall that looks and feel as though you are on a South Pacific Island. The service was very good. The menu has many selections. The service is very attentive and the prices are reasonable. We enjoyed... More

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Mission, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I love to travel. Looking for a good Thai restaurant has always been one of the highlights of our travels. There is only one Thai restaurant in Lihue so there is no other choice. The restaurant is located inside Harbor mall, a nice location with great view of the Kalapaki beach. From the outdoor seating, you can... More

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