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Barbecue Kai Incorporated

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85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
(808) 696-7122
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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698 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

Thank travelmeisteren
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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.

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 stars 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?

Thank ahoff0913
Kapolei, Hawaii
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank John S
Kennewick, Washington
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank debrueg
Kamloops, Canada
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank aveanddad
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here based on the trip advisor recommendations. It was just down the road from where we are staying. The place does look rough on the outside, but don't let that scare you away, you would miss some really good food. My wife and I each places an order and it came to just over $16.... More 

Thank Marcus D
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

This place was recommended by locals. It is not "touristy" or flashy. It is a great local place with great value. Have had many good meals here and will go here again.

1 Thank Eric B
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This location offers many menu items, and is open from about 7am to 10 pm. They have a great variety of fried rice plates, mixed plates, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Prices are pretty affordable, they also offer catering of some of their items. Food is comparable to L & L but better. Parking not that great, as only... More 

1 Thank D S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Waianae is definitely a place where all the locals live, but they don't take pride in their little city and it is pretty dirty. This little dive is right in the middle of it all and I would not trust eating here. You don't want to be sick the rest of your vacation...

Thank Ashley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: (808) 696-7122

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