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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 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Thai Option

This restaurant was within walking distance to the Marriott. The food was nice quality but did not leave me craving to return. It was a nice option that was not as expensive as the resort. I'd recommend it if you are staying at the Marriott and don't feel like driving to dinner.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant was within walking distance to the Marriott. The food was nice quality but did not leave me craving to return. It was a nice option that was not as expensive as the resort. I'd recommend it if you are staying at the Marriott and don't feel like driving to dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been going to Gingbua for years. It is a homey type restaurant but well worth it. Gingbua has become one of our favorite restaurants on the island. The prices are very reasonable and the servings are decent. The Thai food is authentic and tasty. Sometimes the service can be a little on the slow side so I would... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I read some reviews that weren't so great, but we have it a try anyway. I should have listened to others advice. First of all, $13 for Tom Ka? Soup with three small slivers of chicken and a few mushrooms? Outrageous. I ordered the paneng chicken curry, and something tasted rotten in it. My mom ordered pad thai but what... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Maybe just an "off" day, but the food was terrible. Four of us stopped in for lunch today. We ordered 2 Tom Kai Ga soup (for 12.99 each!) and what came out was weak, too small for two people, and not much in the way of ingredients. Husband and I split a Pad Thai which was the worst that I... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Lihue. I having been dining at Gingbua Thai a few time a month over several years. The restaurant never disappoints me. It serves me the best Thai food that I have had outside of Thailand. I have eaten at Thai restaurants in many U.S. cities, and I think this is the best.... More 

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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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48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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