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Gingbua Thai Restaurant

3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
808-245-9350
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Ranked #65 of 91 restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
500 helpful votes 500 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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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
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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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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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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
108 helpful votes 108 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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