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Gingbua Thai Restaurant

3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
808-245-9350
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Well above average tasty Thai food. Lovely dining on their outdoor patio. Good service, and DO NOT miss the tapioca dessert.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had lunch here and the place was empty. So we had pretty fast service, food quality is above par for the area, we don't regret coming here at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Nice server, but even though there was only one other couple in the restaurant, it still took over a half hour after we ordered to get our dinner. The food was OK, but nothing exceptional.

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

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