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KAU KAU Barbeque Market

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656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
206-682-4006
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
JUST LIKE G'MAS !

Got a quick "mixed plate " for take out. Soooooo good!. Plenty of food for *two*.. and the bbq was not greasy or "food dyed" red. They pack for airplanes also : Bonus!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
mewmama
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Got a quick "mixed plate " for take out. Soooooo good!. Plenty of food for *two*.. and the bbq was not greasy or "food dyed" red. They pack for airplanes also : Bonus!

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went for a birthday celebration. At first there were only 8 people and they based their food quantities on the amount of people in your party. Well in the end there were 10 of us and we still had plenty of food left over to take home.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We tried about 12 different kinds of meat dishes and some veggie ones as well. All were good. Curry Chicken and BBQ Duck were my faves. The Chinese Broccoli was excellent. I did not like the Eggplant but I generally don't like it. The dishes just kept coming. And all were happy. And the Mariners won their opener!

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Richland, Washington
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129 reviews 129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

prices are very good …. ‘we had BBQ Pork, Roasted Duck, steamed rice and Vermicelli Chicken Cantonese style ….. flavors were okay but not extraordinary. You can tell there is a lot of history inside the building and that makes it fun to dine there

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Olympia
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252 reviews 252 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been here many times over 30 years. Come here for the barbecue. Duck with plum sauce and BBQ pork with mustard and sesame. Just do it!

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Seattle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I try to come here as often as I can. It's right in the middle of China Town as has been here forever. Awesome food and super fast service. The lunch specials are amazing. Sweet and sour soup, a big mound of pork fried rice with real chunks of pork, steamed veggies and a select of 6 meat dishes. My... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a great feed of duck, 'pig', honey walnut prawns, lemon chicken, stir fried veg, oysters. Heaps of food and beautifully cooked. Delicious. A pity the surroundings were a bit scummy. Don't look too closely, just eat the food.

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great dinner at a reasonable price. I had a special or BBQ duck (1/4), with BBQ pork fried rice (excellent!), soup, and green beans. My son had the BBQ roasted pork with white rice and green beans. Both meals were exceptional. My duck was cooked perfectly and the crisp skin was really nice. Service was good and the restaurant was... More 

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United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

"Doubtful of a repeat visit" I took a chance and entered, though it was difficult to see through the grimy windows. I was the first customer of the day. In keeping with the state of the windows, do not expect modern, sanitary fixtures and ambience. I guess these enterprises have enough repeat business, they do not care to showcase their... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Kau Kau has a large menu. There are bbq meats, noodle dishes, vegetable dishes, rice dishes etc. The bbq pork was fatty but good. The bbq pork noodle wonton soup was very good. The egg rolls were very crispy,hot and delicious. The restaurant charges 50 cents for a pot of tea. My only complaint is that the staff was not... 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, Seafood, Barbecue, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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