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Barbeque Inn

2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808.245.2921
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Ranked #33 of 89 restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $10 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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66% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was mediocre but the service was excellent. $$ for the price. A little bit hard to find. Dessert was good.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

From Rice St, turn down Kress (Salvation Army store on corner). Halfway down is the Barbecue Inn on the left; at the end is Hamura's; follow the street around and it becomes Hardy St. At the light, across on the left is Garden Island Barbecue and Chinese Restaurant. Three excellent places to eat, all close together! These are local favorites,... More

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Santa Clara, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Located on a one-wayside street off Lihue's Rice Street, you need a map or GPS to find this small restaurant. But it is worth the trouble! We ordered a "Panko Mahimahi" and got a delicious piece of fish in a panko crumb crust. The bed of brown rice was also delicous. A small salad with a tasty dressing was included... More

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Scappoose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Love this place even if we are not locals we were treated very nice and the food is great and the price is right. Everyone complains that going to Hawaii is "too expensive" then shoo the naysayers and find these little out of the way places with great food and great prices. We had the tempera shrimp and vegetables with... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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363 reviews 363 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We ordered the Japanese preparations for food and they were frankly average hence the rating. Maybe if we had ordered the BBQ the ratings might have gone up. We did love the local, homey feel the restaurant afforded. Service was nice, local and homey feeling as well. No pretensions at this eatery.

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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were staying in the area and wanted somewhere close by for breakfast. Found this place in our guidebook. Was OK, but nothing very special. No real complaints, but nothing to recommend either.

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Victoria, BC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

With a little perseverance we found this non-descript eatery down a one-way side street in a very old, mixed industrial/retail area of Lihue. From the outside no firm conclusions can be drawn. There are no large windows at all and it looks a little ragged. But we had been told that this was a long term favorite of the locals... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We're vegetarians on a budget, so this place was a great find for us. Really friendly service, and incredibly busy around meal times. The vegetarian menu is a bit limited if you're looking for some very wide range, but they do have quite a few choices, and brown rice. The veggies were not overcooked and tasted great. We went back,... More

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Tillamook, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a great find, good food and wonderful service. The shrimp tempura was soooo good and if only they had a restaurant along the Oregon coast! Reasonable prices, too.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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120 reviews 120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

horrible food , horrible atmosphere and choices so outdated, they scream 1950! i could not find much to order and whatever i did order was totally disgusting, tasteless, and poorly prepared. i have not and will not be back.

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