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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 good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lau lau” (11 reviews)
“ahi katsu” (6 reviews)
“loco moco” (10 reviews)
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4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MarleneB1326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

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

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

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

Thank ncd0531
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Solid not spectacular plate lunch. Nice folks. Salty like usual. We had kalua pork and loco moco. Good egg with soft yolk. Good rice and mac salad. Clean bathroom at the end of the building.

Thank aiderssf
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Their Ahi Katsu is delicious. I'm sure the rest of the stuff is great too. There isn't much room to sit and eat but you can always do takeout.

Thank Brochacho21
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Ordered Lau Lau and Kalbi combo plate, 2 scoops, mac salad with chili water while waiting for my daughter to land at the airport. Very tasty and good local place. Pricey relative to plates in Koloa but very good never the less. If you like...More

Thank CFitt
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the Smileys on dinner purposes. My hub took the Smiley's chicken (chili garlic) and i took the Kalua moko. This place was crowded all the time we were here. Lots of locals eating here. When we got the food it didn't look too special...More

Thank Ange L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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