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KAU KAU Barbeque Market

#642 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
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656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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BBQ at best

had their BBQ combo which consist of char sit, roast pork belly and roast pork ribs. Love the roast pork belly, crunchy yet moist. Service was quick.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Surabaya, Indonesia
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Des Moines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great barbecue pork and moist, quick services to pick up something quick for lunch, parking is a little difficult but worth it.

Thank 182arlenec
Surabaya, Indonesia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

had their BBQ combo which consist of char sit, roast pork belly and roast pork ribs. Love the roast pork belly, crunchy yet moist. Service was quick.

Thank Martinus83
Gresham, Oregpn
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

One of my go to spots in the international district in Seattle when I'm up there visiting. Any of the Chinese vegetables dishes with meat is a great dish along with a dish from the BBQ counter. A suggestion for a group of 4 is the to start off with a won ton soup, main dishes include Chinese broccoli w/... More 

Thank NWWatcher
Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

If your looking for a great Chinese BBQ food. Here is it. Try to get in on the weekends, expect to wait in line for take out, seats for eat in are easier to get. This is a typical greasy spoon place which puts out "Village" food. A term of endearment.. Means down to earth food. You want high society... More 

Thank A C
Coquitlam, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I went there because we were hungry, and every other dimsum joints we were intend to go were all packed with people at 12 noon on a Sunday. It feels like some ghetto Chinese/Hong Kong styled joint. We sat down and ordered bunch of their BBQs. We had soy sauce chicken, BBQ pork, BBQ ribs, roasted pork and roasted duck.... More 

Thank Caileee
United States
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

"2nd Chance was worse than 1st visit!" DO NOT GO HERE OK... I am the "eternal optimist", and wondered if the place improved from my December visit and TA review. It is a Holiday Monday, so thought other places might be closed -- but I should have really checked, as I found that it had not improved at all, not... More 

Thank Havefunwilltravel816
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

The duck skin was kind of a disappointment but the ribs more than made up for it. Kind of a cramped location but we just took our food to go and ate in the nearby Hing Hay Park. Delicious people watching at its best.

Thank Shane K
Las Vegas, Nevada
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427 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

It is very rare that I had to complain about the food and returned it to the kitchen. we ordered the shrimp with oyster sauce. It was tasteless. There were no seasoning or salt. We asked the waitress to take it off the ticket. She ordered another one and it was slightly better. My suggestion is come here for the... More 

Thank Tom Y
Auburn, Washington
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fantastic duck, roast pork, and won ton soup. This restaurant is full of Asian people so you know it's darn good Asian food. The service is impeccable - I've eaten here four times in the past two months. Price is right as well. Restaurant is clean and well appointed. I'm going to be a lifetime patron.

Thank Kevin W
Largo, Florida
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after recalling how delicious it was three years prior. Still delicious. Still affordable. From lunch specials to a $6 barbeque pork dish to more expensive dishes, there is something for everyone. No General Tsao but they do offer skinny chow foon noodles, which in our experience are hard to come by! Service is fast and friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206-682-4006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Barbecue, Asian, Seafood
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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