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Barbecue Kai Incorporated

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85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
(808) 696-7122
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Looks sketchy BUT tastes AMAZING!

Go. Try it. It's great. I can't wait to go back next time I am on Oahu! Hawaiians know how to cook! You aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover. So why would you judge your food by it's appearance?

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
ahoff0913
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Lebanon, Ohio
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lebanon, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Go. Try it. It's great. I can't wait to go back next time I am on Oahu! Hawaiians know how to cook! You aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover. So why would you judge your food by it's appearance?

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are in the Waianae area for any amount of time, you'll want to try both the L&L Drive Inn and Barbecue Kai. They serve the same kinds of plate lunches and sandwiches but they have their differences in presentation as well as lunch specials. These are value oriented fast-food places with a unique local flair. Try the Hawaiian... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were hungry in Waianae after a snorkeling cruise and found this. The first thing we noticed is they had quite a few customers (all local) in the middle of the afternoon. The food is good, not great, but there aren't a lot of choices in this sleepy little town. We liked the beaches around the town and at here... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try something off the beaten track. Jack in the box across the street... Food was good and variety for picky eaters like my kid... burger for $2! Had the garlic shrimp and it was great. As they say all meals in Hawaii come with macaroni salad and 2 scoops of rice as this did. Salad was ok.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The teriyaki was ok but not off the chart. The macaroni salad was very disappointing. We did hear after we ate there they are known for their pork chop but we going to pass on going back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here based on the trip advisor recommendations. It was just down the road from where we are staying. The place does look rough on the outside, but don't let that scare you away, you would miss some really good food. My wife and I each places an order and it came to just over $16.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This place was recommended by locals. It is not "touristy" or flashy. It is a great local place with great value. Have had many good meals here and will go here again.

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Honolulu
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This location offers many menu items, and is open from about 7am to 10 pm. They have a great variety of fried rice plates, mixed plates, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Prices are pretty affordable, they also offer catering of some of their items. Food is comparable to L & L but better. Parking not that great, as only... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Waianae is definitely a place where all the locals live, but they don't take pride in their little city and it is pretty dirty. This little dive is right in the middle of it all and I would not trust eating here. You don't want to be sick the rest of your vacation...

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Oklahoma City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I stopped there during a drive up the west coast. I had a meal with teriyaki beef, bbq chicken and luncheon meat with rice. All the meats were very good. My husband had a meal with shrimp, fish, and scallops (if I remember correctly). He loved the variety and the taste of the meal. The price was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waianae
  • Phone Number: (808) 696-7122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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