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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8868
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Ranked #23 of 92 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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New Hampshire
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Lihue, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great place to get a good mixture of food. Chinese food, Local food, or even A Cheeseburger and Fries. It is often very busy, but they are very quick and would definitely reccommend a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Garden Island is a storefront restaurant, comprised of one main room. If you are looking for ambience, this would not be your destination. 20 to 30 tables - ranging in seating capability from 2 - 8 people, are scattered haphazardly throughout the space. There are no tablecloths and few decorations. Larger tables, designed for group dining are outfitted with circular... More

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