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KAU KAU Barbeque Market

#804 of 3,092 Restaurants in Seattle
#943 of 3,575 Places to Eat in Seattle
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656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
206-682-4006
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I came to visit from Indonesia and heard a lot of delicious comments about Kau Kau's BBQ pork. It was delicious but I find BBQ pork dishes in Jakarta were much more delicious and my high expectation really didn't meet. The scrambled egg which was said to be great also didn't do so well. Maybe it's because I am not... More 

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PACIFIC
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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were trying to find dim sum on a Sunday noontime and all the best rated places had long lines, Somehow this place got on a list of good dim sum. Had to be a mistake. Sat for almost 30 min. just waiting for our drinks and to place our order. Only dim sum was awful potstickers out of a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
100 helpful votes 100 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?