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Smiley's Local Grinds

4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
+1 808-245-4772
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lau lau” (10 reviews)
“ahi katsu” (5 reviews)
“chili” (4 reviews)
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4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This place may be tiny, but their food is very mighty! Portion size was huge, low cost. I had the Kalua pork. It came with rice, Mac salad, Lomi salmon and a chicken soup. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Don’t miss out...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This is the authentic place for real local food, because real local people eat here. Forget the food trucks and tourist traps, if you want real, hearty, homemade hawaiian food that feels like a grandmother made it for you, then come to Smileys. Had the...More

1  Thank bing z
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We ate here 2 times on our trip to Kauai! The menu includes all the local favorites! The lau lau, kalua pork, and the loco moco were yummy. We didn't have anything that wasn't good. Food also comes out quickly. This is not a big...More

Thank boymomdfw
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Dropped in after arriving LIH just before closing...had great local food to fill up on. Super ono! Gotta go back!

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had the Two Item Plate and got the Chili Garlic Fried Chicken and the Kalbi Short Ribs with Mac salad and white rice. This plate was good, but in hind sight I would order something else beside the Kalbi. It wasn't great quality. We...More

Thank SojournerDrew
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A lot of Lihue restaurants are closed on Monday, but Smiley's was open and serving hearty portions of good bar-b-que and other fare. A favorite with locals, everyone who came in while we were there got a hug. Monday Night Football hangout. You should go.

Thank ElDude9
Reviewed 15 September 2017

we had the smileys chicken (chili garlic) and the Loco Moco and its was all so good. Plates are big with one selection, 2 combo plates are huge. Inexpensive compared to other restaurants. I would definitely return here!!! note.. They do not sell alcohol

Thank Dan_Ottawa
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We found this restaurant while out for a drive while vacationing in Lihue. What a great find! Food was delicious and fairly priced. We wished we had more time on the island so we could have eaten here again. Awesome place!

Thank littleome522
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Restaurant Details

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