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2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808.245.2921
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Just like grandma used to make... Happy 75th Anniversary!

My group originally was going to Hamura Saimin Stand on Kress Street but there was a bit of a wait to be seated. We found Barbeque Inn by coincidence and seeing that it was on our list of places to check out, we gave them a try. You'll find that most of the patrons are locals and rightfully so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Carlton7
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My group originally was going to Hamura Saimin Stand on Kress Street but there was a bit of a wait to be seated. We found Barbeque Inn by coincidence and seeing that it was on our list of places to check out, we gave them a try. You'll find that most of the patrons are locals and rightfully so since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Been here many times but first time for lunch. If you want to eat like a local, this is the place. Good good, service, price!

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Orangevale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stumbled upon this place in 2003 and couldn't believe we found it again but the food was as good this time. It is a local place and has a great variety on their menu. It is located on a side street (Kress) off of Rice Street. Loved the teriyaki chicken, rice, mac salad and it came with pie for... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Seven of us stuffed our faces for $133. Their claim to fame are the local Japanese fare. The mixed tempura was to die for! The Barbeque Inn started in 1940. Growing up in the 60's on Kauai, I always enjoyed the consistent high quality of this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My family enjoys dining here on our trips to Kauai. We first read about this place in a travel book and have been returning ever since. Other reviews have commented on the dated appearance of the interior and while true, I think it adds to the overall character of the place. It is a welcome change from the many other... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant is celebrating its 75th anniversary and it is well on its way to another 75. Located in old Lihue in the warehouse district among other shops and small businesses, it has a undistinguished appearance. Inside, however, is a neat and well maintained locals restaurant that has something for everyone from exotic Japanese dishes to comfort food. All dinners... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A close friend recommended The Barbeque Inn (Lihue BBQ Inn). It's not the usual "high class" restaurant, but a casual eatery. It could use updating and is located in the "older" section of Lihue town. The food and service is great, prices very reasonable and desert is included with the meal. I had the hamburger steak and the lilikoi cream... More 

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comox
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place is not too clean anywhere and is dated and grim. Needs paint and the rug is filthy, Decor wise, it is that ' seventies show' , There isn't' a window in the entire place, and with the poor lighting, it is a tad depressing. We ate here twice and both times there was plenty of food. Quality and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had 4 diners and no complaints. Delicious food and waitress friendly . Food was fast but you take you time and eat.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went there because the reviews we rad were very good and we wanted barbeque. Unfortunately BBQ was not on the menu. We both had the teriyaki chicken and it was very good. The meal came with pie which was also very good. I love mashed potatos and was glad that they were real and not instant. The atmosphere is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808.245.2921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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