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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 13
    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
OK. Nothing to brag about

I had the Cashew Chicken, and it was ok, but not flavorful. Hubby had sweet and sour pork, and said it was good. He also had the wonton soup and said it was tasty. Nothing has met the taste, choices, and prices of our fave place on Oahu.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
pansypoo
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Layton, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Layton, Utah
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I had the Cashew Chicken, and it was ok, but not flavorful. Hubby had sweet and sour pork, and said it was good. He also had the wonton soup and said it was tasty. Nothing has met the taste, choices, and prices of our fave place on Oahu.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had lunch with a party of 4. Everyone loved the place. I had the sea bass special in ginger soy sauce. A great piece of fish under 10 dollars. It came as a standard Hawaiian "plate lunch" - 2 scoops of rice and one scoop of macaroni salad or kim chee. We also had a scallop soup and saimin. Had... More 

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Hawaii
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112 reviews 112 reviews
71 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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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?