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KAU KAU Barbeque Market

#812 of 3,079 Restaurants in Seattle
#958 of 3,605 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
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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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  • 6
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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
Only get the BBQ pork or the duck!

Kau Kau is a specialty restaurant that is best for takeout. They have amazing BBQ pork and great duck, but nothing else on their menu can compare, and if anything, is slightly disappointing. People who know the restaurant well only use them for the meats that they have hanging in the window, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Esteban R
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English first
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Kau Kau is a specialty restaurant that is best for takeout. They have amazing BBQ pork and great duck, but nothing else on their menu can compare, and if anything, is slightly disappointing. People who know the restaurant well only use them for the meats that they have hanging in the window, as those are worth taking a trip there... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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Additional Information about KAU KAU Barbeque Market

Address: 656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
Phone Number: 206-682-4006
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Barbecue, Asian

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?