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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 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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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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190 reviews 190 reviews
145 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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Kauai, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I didnt like the food or customer service , and I love chinese food just not this place , looks dirty not clean.

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Calgary
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

OK, it ain't fancy. Indeed, it's the precise antithesis of Fancy. No effort has been spared to make the place look like a low-price joint. The decor is out for a walk and a trip to the washroom leads one through areas that resemble scenes from the Lord of the Rings. So what? The Garden Island is there to serve... More

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Monterey, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love the daily specials at Garden Island BBQ, especially fresh fish dishes like sizzling ono. My Loco Moco was done just right with lots of gravy and I love being able to have kimchee on the side instead of mac salad. Extensive menu with all sorts of Asian Pacific comfort foods served up in generous portions by cheerful, helpful staff.

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North Olmsted OH
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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