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Gingbua Thai Restaurant

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3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The good was great, i had the fried rice and tried a piece of the peanut butter chicken. (i forgot the name of the dish, it was that good!) The atmosphere was nice and open air. Nice view from the second floor. very ethnic motif. The service was a little slow, but it wasn't very busy during the time that... More 

1 Thank kauaishyguy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We love coming there each year several times. Great food!! A value for your money, as well. Clean restaurant.

Thank Bk N
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Not much exposition needed here. The food was delicious. I will definitely eat here again the next time I am on Kauai!

Thank RJ B
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This is by far my favorite Thai Food Restaurant on the island! They have a wonderful selection of tasty vegetarian dishes for all the veges out there like myself (just be sure to tell them you don't want fish sauce or egg) at very reasonable prices. Haven't had any dish there so far that I don't like and some are... More 

Thank TeresaOmara
Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Our first time there after reading other reviews. We agree: excellent Thai food, and the outdoor dining area is charming. Will definitely go back!

Thank Diana I
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

There were a couple of folks in our group who have been to Thailand and they said the food here was like you were in Bangkok. Very good fried rice and pad thai. They also have whole fish that is fried and with sauce that was goodz The service was good too. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank docneneng
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We set out to another restaurant but couldn't find it so stopped here. I love Thai and Minnesota has some excellent Thai food. That said, this was good food, reasonable, and we very much enjoyed the experience. We were surprised more weren't eating there. ... Would recommend if you like Thai!

Thank souldancer2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

First of all... if you're looking for "nice" place, you probably shouldn't be on Kauai. The Lanai is awesome in the evenings. It is relatively quiet and looks out over the harbor in the distance. The food is consistently great. I've had a variety over the many times I've been here. I particularly like the curries. The Vegetable tempura appetizer... More 

Thank Keith J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

The chicken red curry was ok but the whole fish red chili was too sweet. I have eaten better Thai food. The place looked like it needed renovation but the outside deck was lovely.

Thank Geeta M
Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were really hungry and did not want to trek far fro our hotel. We settled on Gingbua Thai and got what we expected - decent Thai food at a fair price. Nothing to write home about, but hits the spot if you are hungry.

Thank Joe K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 Rice St, Ste 50, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-9350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?