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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8868
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Ranked #24 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
boulder city, nv
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place would not last a week in San Francisco, Monterey Park or even Las Vegas but packs in the locals here because of reasonable prices for very average tasting food. There used to be a very good Chinese restaurant upstairs in Kapaa before Hurricane Iniki but sadly it is no longer there. Reviews say this is the best Chinese... More 

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good local spot for lunch - friendly service. Slight easy to miss if ur not looking for it. Staff was very friendly with 99% local clientele- mahi sandwich was good but honestly everyone else's food looked good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We came across the place by accident, it was almost 3pm and the local stalls on our list to visit were already closed for lunch. Their lunch combos were good and reasonably priced. We went back for lunch, this time around noon, and the place is packed! Another place where locals go for their meals.

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Everett, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The locals told me this is where the locals go. Food was AWESOME!! Service was great and the prices were outstanding. I ate at many other restaurants in town which have a better rating and I don't understand why. This is a must go to in Lihue!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were looking for a quick lunch, saw the sign and walked in. We started with the spring rolls. They were deep-fried, with a crisp, crunchy crust. Our main dishes were lemon chicken and mahi mahi, both with fried rice. The meat and fish were delicious. The lemon chicken had a crunchy, crisp breading. The mahi mahi had a tempura... More 

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Centennial
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The portions are very large at very reasonable prices. Two can eat well for under $30.00. It is crowded so you have to get there early or else wait. The atmosphere is very loud and old fashioned but who care if you are getting good Chinese food at reasonable prices,

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San Diego, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We just finished our lunch here and couldn't be more pleased......and more stuffed. Wow! A modest restaurant, but we immediately noticed the many locals in here even at the early lunch hour of 11am (we were hungry). That's always a good sign for us. As we found our own table, we noticed the huge plates of food being served to... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is located on Rice Street, a main drag on Kauai. There are a few parking spaces in front of this place along Rice Street but there are many more spaces behind the restaurant in a strip mall. This restaurant as a HUGE menu and covers virtually everything and anything you could think of in the way of Chinese... More 

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Cerritos, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been eating here for years. This is a local place with a huge menu and huge portions. Their "Mimi" meals are more than enough. Husband loves their kimchee their teri beef is tasty as are their chicken and scallop dishes. It isn't fancy, but is a good value with very tasty food.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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193 reviews 193 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were afraid to try this restaurant because of the multiple one star reviews. The restaurant itself is a total dive (not a date restaurant for sure) but the food was excellent. We had a party of 7, so we ordered a lot of stuff. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. Not a bad dish in the lot. Everyone wanted... More 

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Additional Information about Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

Address: 4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-8868
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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