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Barbecue Kai Incorporated

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85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
+1 808-696-7122
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the barbecue mix plate, and although it was cheaper than their competitors across the street, it wasn't as tasty. The rice was way too sticky, the ribs fatty and bland, the teriyaki steak was almost flavorless. The chicken was better, though, and the macaroni salad was exactly the same. All in all, next time I'll pay a couple... More 

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Hawaii
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Excellent selection of local style plate lunches. Large portions, and reasonable prices. They have Fried rice, Chicken Chop Suey, Sweet Sour Spareribs all served with mac salad and rice..the Localmoco is the bomb.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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246 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We were staying in the area for a few days. We passed by this place a few times, but the day before we saw that a police officer stopped here to get food, so we figured this place has to be good. The place doesn't look like much, it's a walk up with only a few tables for sitting out... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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154 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I've driven by this place so many times and judged it by its looks and I was wrong. We finally stopped by one day and I was pleasantly surprised by how much food they give and it tasted pretty good too. Good thing for the Internet with sites like Trip Advisor so visitors and locals alike can find out about... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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710 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best Chinese we've had on the island. Sure, it's a total dump place but so what? The food rocks. Huge portions, cheap, and super tasty. Most definitely we'll be back whenever around Waianae in the future. And that's gonna be within the next couple weeks!

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Thank travelmeisteren
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2015

Best bacon fried rice, lau lau is pretty good too. Not much seating, beach park is close by. They do a lot of to go business.

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Thank Sou C
Lebanon, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2014

Go. Try it. It's great. I can't wait to go back next time I am on Oahu! Hawaiians know how to cook! You aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover. So why would you judge your food by it's appearance?

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are in the Waianae area for any amount of time, you'll want to try both the L&L Drive Inn and Barbecue Kai. They serve the same kinds of plate lunches and sandwiches but they have their differences in presentation as well as lunch specials. These are value oriented fast-food places with a unique local flair. Try the Hawaiian... More 

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Thank John S
Kennewick, Washington
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were hungry in Waianae after a snorkeling cruise and found this. The first thing we noticed is they had quite a few customers (all local) in the middle of the afternoon. The food is good, not great, but there aren't a lot of choices in this sleepy little town. We liked the beaches around the town and at here... More 

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Thank debrueg
Kamloops, Canada
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try something off the beaten track. Jack in the box across the street... Food was good and variety for picky eaters like my kid... burger for $2! Had the garlic shrimp and it was great. As they say all meals in Hawaii come with macaroni salad and 2 scoops of rice as this did. Salad was ok.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Hawaiian, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waianae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-696-7122

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