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2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808.245.2921
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We wanted some local inexpensive food, and this place was recommended by a local we had friended up with.It was good food, and the service was above average. The decor was a little tired, so don 't go there if you are looking for upscale! If you are looking for good food at a value, this is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tepeve
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Sedona, Arizona
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Sedona, Arizona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted some local inexpensive food, and this place was recommended by a local we had friended up with.It was good food, and the service was above average. The decor was a little tired, so don 't go there if you are looking for upscale! If you are looking for good food at a value, this is the place.

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kauai,hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This little gem is off the beaten path. It is located just before another little restaurant that tourists usually frequent. There are a lot of restaurants on Kauai where I just can't eat the food due to seasonings or simply due to the fact the food is not cooked. I have lived on Kauai almost 50 years so have frequented... More 

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Thank Lorna H
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This restaurant is very popular with locals and so you might not see any tourists there. Entrees are freshly prepared and are really good. Prices are reasonable and the portions are certainly not lacking. The atmosphere is like an old, dark Denney's. The food and experience of eating at a local restaurant make this a place that you should try.

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Thank Nick H
Toronto
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My group originally was going to Hamura Saimin Stand on Kress Street but there was a bit of a wait to be seated. We found Barbeque Inn by coincidence and seeing that it was on our list of places to check out, we gave them a try. You'll find that most of the patrons are locals and rightfully so since... More 

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Thank Carlton7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Been here many times but first time for lunch. If you want to eat like a local, this is the place. Good good, service, price!

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Orangevale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stumbled upon this place in 2003 and couldn't believe we found it again but the food was as good this time. It is a local place and has a great variety on their menu. It is located on a side street (Kress) off of Rice Street. Loved the teriyaki chicken, rice, mac salad and it came with pie for... More 

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Thank NorCal-traveler08
Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Seven of us stuffed our faces for $133. Their claim to fame are the local Japanese fare. The mixed tempura was to die for! The Barbeque Inn started in 1940. Growing up in the 60's on Kauai, I always enjoyed the consistent high quality of this restaurant.

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1 Thank abn801
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My family enjoys dining here on our trips to Kauai. We first read about this place in a travel book and have been returning ever since. Other reviews have commented on the dated appearance of the interior and while true, I think it adds to the overall character of the place. It is a welcome change from the many other... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant is celebrating its 75th anniversary and it is well on its way to another 75. Located in old Lihue in the warehouse district among other shops and small businesses, it has a undistinguished appearance. Inside, however, is a neat and well maintained locals restaurant that has something for everyone from exotic Japanese dishes to comfort food. All dinners... More 

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1 Thank Terry49_8
Oahu, Hawaii
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A close friend recommended The Barbeque Inn (Lihue BBQ Inn). It's not the usual "high class" restaurant, but a casual eatery. It could use updating and is located in the "older" section of Lihue town. The food and service is great, prices very reasonable and desert is included with the meal. I had the hamburger steak and the lilikoi cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2982 Kress Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808.245.2921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?