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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8868
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Ranked #22 of 91 restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Chinese
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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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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North Olmsted OH
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Took our grandchildren here for dinner. We all loved the food. Had enough for left overs the next night. Would recommend this place

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Santa Clara, Utah, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This small restaurant on a side street in Lihue filled with all locals is by for the best place to it reasonable. A local told us it was very good and less pricey than other places. The service was very fast and good. We had 4 different dishes , all were very good All the locals look like they eat... More

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New Hampshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Every time we visit Kauai, we come to Garden Island and it never disappoints. The prices are reasonable and the servings are big. There is something for everyone at this great Chinese restaurant. Check it out next time you are in Kauai.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So we stopped here during our vacation to Kawaii. This place has the worst food I've ever eaten in my life. I've heard Hawaiian cuisine is different and I'm not sure if maybe the locals have different taste buds that make this enjoyable but we all (3 of us) had to rush somewhere else afterwards to get the terrible taste... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We dined here before our flight out to the mainland. Unfortunately, we should've eaten here sooner, because the extensive menu, quality/tasty food, and excellent service were a great find! Don't let the name fool you, this is a Chinese restaurant, didn't really see any BBQ items on the menu, just a few grilled items. We ate at dinner time, and... More

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Central Point, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We found this place via our GPS after arriving in Lihue and waiting for our friends to fly in. It's conveniently located close to the airport. It was the lunch hour, and super busy. The service was still wonderful in spite of the crowded conditions, and our waitress was very friendly and accomodating. When lunch arrived, we were surprised by... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Locals know a good deal, which is why so many eat here. The food is served hot, and the portions are generous. Sides of kim chee or mac salad. Even the hamburgers are good. We eat here several times during our annual vacations and are never disappointed. Try local: try this restaurant!

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Puyallup, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great place to have a meal on Kauai without breaking the bank. Food was hot and lots of it. Service was good and the locals are there all the time. Not fancy just good. Place to go to fill up!

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Atlanta
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129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Had a craving for saimin and found this place in Lihue. Excellent BBQ chicken saimin and great plate lunches. Staff efficient and welcoming. Wish I could eat here every week.

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My wife and I have a funny tradition of eating Chinese food once where ever we travel since we like it so much. This was incredible food!!! The locals all come here and there is a reason why haha. The orange chicken was some of the best we have ever had! The portions are enormeous and the prices are great!... More

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