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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

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4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8868
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fast Service, Plenty Food

Went to Garden Island BBQ the other night with friends. Food came quickly and had large portions. I ordered the vegetable chow mien, they ordered the eggplant something. It was all great, plus an order of white rice I was full up. The menu is huge, hard to decide what to order, but it was a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
capncusp
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Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hawaii
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to Garden Island BBQ the other night with friends. Food came quickly and had large portions. I ordered the vegetable chow mien, they ordered the eggplant something. It was all great, plus an order of white rice I was full up. The menu is huge, hard to decide what to order, but it was a nice dinner and we... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fabulous food. Fresh and generous portions. Huge menu with many options and extremely reasonable. Service is friendly and prompt. We love eating where the local folks do and this place is always jammed with people! Love it - never disappointed!

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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our party of 4 were all satisfied with our experience. This is a simple place for ample portions of good food. We ordered vegetarian stir fry, chicken fried steak, chicken fried rice, and seafood Singapore noodles. Service was lightning fast. We saw some negative comments on TA but the table of local fire fighters put any concerns to rest -... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4252 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-8868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?