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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

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4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
+1 808-245-8868
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lihue, Hawaii
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty much the only place to get Chinese food on this island or at least it's one with the most choices on the menu. Prices are average and a party of two can spend about $30 for dinner. The orange chicken, Singapore noodles w/chicken, and spicy eggplant are a few of my favorites. If you're craving a burger w/... More 

Thank Ruthie03
Jacksonville, Florida
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us just had our Easter Sunday dinner there. It has been a while since we last dined there as we don't live on Kauai. The place was packed with many local families. We ordered 5 entrees and ate "family style" sharing all of the different dishes and agreeing that all were GREAT!!! Evelyna, our waitress, was very personable,... More 

Thank SJYamane
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there twice, the first time would have ended with 5 points. The food was delicious and hot but the second time both menus were not hot at all and my fried duck contained a lot of bones.

Thank Stefan K
Aiea, Hawaii
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620 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know where to go on Kauai for good Chinese food, so we had to take a stab at one that seemed to cater less to tourists and more to locals. This restaurant seems to do just that. It was a Friday night and pretty busy. It's a typical Chinese restaurant in that décor and ambiance take a back... More 

Thank Shaka_Frank
Central California
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hawaiian style, home cooked comfort foods --and lots of them. (And Chinese food, too). Barbeque mixed plate is always a good choice. You can opt for fried rice instead of the standard white rice and macaroni salad. Lupchong fried rice is a treat. Lemon chicken a favorite, too. Very reasonably priced with generous portions.

Thank SKSA
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Waitress was helpful in deciding meals from the menu and was very friendly. Food was great and for a good price. Place is off the beaten path but well worth the time

Thank hkdcld
Jefferson City, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Good selections. Good food. Most reasonable prices we have seen. Would visit again. Would also recommend to others.

Thank Larry Y
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This restaurant was frequented by locals and is was easy to see why. The portions were generous and the food was GOOD and the price was excellent. We ate here twice. So GOOD.

Thank bakermob
Rapid City, SD
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Food and service are fairly good and friendly. The building is not particularly clean and could use some sprucing up and cleaning up. Prices, especially for Hawaii are very good.

Thank traveler7440
Livonia, MI
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I was expecting really good food here based on the reviews but I was very disappointed. It was very ordinary Chinese food - I get much better even at the "chop suey/chow mein" places at home. I would not recommend this place.

Thank jpwmi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-8868

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