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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8868
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Ranked #25 of 91 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The food was over-fried, dry and tasteless. It came with macaroni salad that was bad. My friend had the vegetable stir fry that was ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My sister is a local and loves this restaurant. It was a good value for Kauai where everything costs 10x more.. The food tasted very good except the duck dish was a big disappointment. I am use to getting bones in my duck entrees at a good asian restaurant but at Garden Island there was more bone and cartilage than... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had a nice dinner - good, not great food, but at a great price which is unusual for Kauai. Dinner for 2 of us with tip was under $30. Large portions. Lots of locals eating here - so must be good. Food wasn't terribly spicy - you can ask for extra chile sauce.

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San Francisco, CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Go here every time I'm on island. Great Chinese food so avoid the temptation of ordering a Hawaiian style plate lunch. Order dishes family style and you won't be dissappointed. One of the few places you can get Chinese vegetables. Sometimes you just have to get away from two scoops rice, meat, and mac salad :)

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Surrey, British Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Driving by on Christmas day for a lunch, we were lucky to stumble upon this Chinese restaurant. We were certainly not disappointed with the food and service. The menu is extensive making it a challenge to choose three dishes to share amongst the three of us. Finally decided on half order of roast duck, Tofu with mixed veggies, roast pork... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a perfect well priced great food restaurant with a huge variety of foods from Chinese to Island flair, Korean and Traditional. Very busy mostly with local residents you just go in and wait till a table empties and sit down Food was outstanding the Char su pork is the best I have ever had. No atmosphere just good... More 

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boulder city, nv
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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