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“Great Chinese Food--Reasonable Price--Extensive menu”

Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 124 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed May 14, 2009

We stopped at this little Chinese restaurant on our way to return our rental car before our red eye flight back to the mainland. The service was very quick. The menu was extensive. The food was tasty and fresh. The prices were certainly reasonable ($7-8) for a full size plate, rice and Korean kimchee. The place was filled with locals and there was a steady stream of take-out customers.

Our only regret is that we discovered this great little restaurant as we were leaving the island!!

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Reviewed March 10, 2009

Wonderful Chinese and local food at prices 1/3 of what you would be charged at the fine hotels on the island. Go on Thursdays for the best sea bass in ginger sauce you will ever have and for less than $8. The shrimp and black mushrooms equal or exceed anything found in San Francisco's Chinatown. A must stop and a great way to fill up (large portions). Service is warp speed fast. Highly recommend to all haoles.

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Reviewed February 14, 2009

Definitely a locals hangout, not too many tourists here. This is a good thing because they know a good thing. Not overpriced touristy fare, just reasonably priced Hawaiian/Chinese food. I had the Wor WonTon soup and found it to be as good as any I've had here in Vancouver. Full of veggies and tasty wontons. My wife had a combo platter that was heaped full of chicken. Do not go here if you're watching your waistline, lo-cal it's not. Just very tasty and cheap. Recommended.

Thank k1w1Vancouver
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Reviewed December 10, 2008

Decent food and lots of it. They don't mess around when they call it a platter or combo. What it lacks in quality and originality, it makes up for in speed, convenience and quantity. Would highly recommend if you view food as fuel and don't need a lot of fancy accoutrement.

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Reviewed October 13, 2008

The Garden Island Chinese restaurant is one of your standard local neighborhood places where you might go when you feel like having takeout, or don't feel like cooking yourself. The food is of a good quality, but not too special (but tasty nonetheless), a casual and friendly setting, but not glamorous, and reasonable prices considering it's Kauai.

When you walk in, it is a large open seating area, and you can tell by the many families and locals that it is probably a reliable place that people like to go. It has a good warm atmosphere and is not chaotic or harsh/loud like some restaurants. The menu is the normal, extensive choices that Chinese restaurants offer (as well as local Hawaiian options), and everything is cooked to a good standard. The service is friendly, and unpretentious. No alcohol served, so you can bring your own beer and wine we were told.

We enjoyed it and would go there again for a simple meal where nothing too fancy was needed or expected. It is a good value, and a nice alternative to overpriced resort restaurants!

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