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Gingbua Thai Restaurant

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3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
808-245-9350
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 19
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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
Unexpected Surprise

We set out to another restaurant but couldn't find it so stopped here. I love Thai and Minnesota has some excellent Thai food. That said, this was good food, reasonable, and we very much enjoyed the experience. We were surprised more weren't eating there. ... Would recommend if you like Thai!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
souldancer2
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far my favorite Thai Food Restaurant on the island! They have a wonderful selection of tasty vegetarian dishes for all the veges out there like myself (just be sure to tell them you don't want fish sauce or egg) at very reasonable prices. Haven't had any dish there so far that I don't like and some are... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time there after reading other reviews. We agree: excellent Thai food, and the outdoor dining area is charming. Will definitely go back!

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Thank Diana I
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were a couple of folks in our group who have been to Thailand and they said the food here was like you were in Bangkok. Very good fried rice and pad thai. They also have whole fish that is fried and with sauce that was goodz The service was good too. I definitely recommend this place.

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Thank docneneng
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We set out to another restaurant but couldn't find it so stopped here. I love Thai and Minnesota has some excellent Thai food. That said, this was good food, reasonable, and we very much enjoyed the experience. We were surprised more weren't eating there. ... Would recommend if you like Thai!

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Thank souldancer2
Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

First of all... if you're looking for "nice" place, you probably shouldn't be on Kauai. The Lanai is awesome in the evenings. It is relatively quiet and looks out over the harbor in the distance. The food is consistently great. I've had a variety over the many times I've been here. I particularly like the curries. The Vegetable tempura appetizer... More 

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Thank Keith J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

The chicken red curry was ok but the whole fish red chili was too sweet. I have eaten better Thai food. The place looked like it needed renovation but the outside deck was lovely.

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Thank Geeta M
Jupiter, Florida
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were really hungry and did not want to trek far fro our hotel. We settled on Gingbua Thai and got what we expected - decent Thai food at a fair price. Nothing to write home about, but hits the spot if you are hungry.

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Thank Joe K
Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Location has a great outside balcony with wonderful trade winds. Staff is extremely sweet and accommodating. Food is delicious. Been here before 2 years ago and it appears to possibly be under new management. Food is still good, but a little different.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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