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Smiley's Local Grinds

4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
+1 808-245-4772
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small local eats. There are about 6 tables and seats about 18 people. Locals were coming in for carryout and prices were reasonable. I had the kalbi (Korean shortribs) my wife the hula pork. Both were very good. To tell the truth...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aodenkou
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This was my favorite restaurant during our trip to Kauai. Definitely more home style cooking and the flavor was great. We ordered the fried chicken plate and oxtail soup and tbh it was the best i've ever had for both of those dishes. The portion...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bodiesenmotion
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Yummy food, great selection definitely not for someone on a diet. Lots of delicious fried and barbecued food. Prices awesome.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Judith A
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We chanced upon Smiley's one night, while driving around looking for a place offering reasonable prices for dinner. This was the Hawaiian version of comfort food. Even the restaurant is pretty homey in ambiance. Prices were reasonable, and the food was great, especially the garlic...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Legopod
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My husband and I happened upon Smiley's while on a recent trip to Kauai. We were glad we did! The restaurant is small and off the beaten path, and we did have to wait for a few minutes before being seated, because the place was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MarleneB1326
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Wanted a night out to take in local restaurant quisine. Place was clean.. very small/only a few tables! Had to wait(myself)for a chair for our table & other folks had to wait outside for just a table... seems to be like family owned &all help...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tertl
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I in the last dinner of our vacation in kauai we follow the suggestion of a valet for an hawaiin dinner... well the local is pretty even is is quite small but you’ll have a great service and a great meal!! We...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Big portions and very reasonably priced! Friendly service. The kalua moco was delicious!! Perfect spot for lunch.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rrisko510
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

My family and I decided to only eat dinner at authentic eateries, so Smiley's was a good choice for dinner. The portions are generous and we had lots of leftovers. I had the Smiley's garlic chicken, it was salty but delicious. My husband enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SoCal16
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

First, they made room for 4 adults & a 3 year old in a six table place by moving current diners around. Then they didn’t bat an eyelash when the 3 year old dumped a very large glass of water on the table. I had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ncd0531
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-4772
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