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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
+1 808-245-8868
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“lemon chicken” (11 reviews)
“chow mein” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
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101 - 110 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 16 December 2015

Living on Kauai.....Garden Island BBQ is our favorite place for lunch. Orange chicken is out of this world. A great variety of meals for lunch or dinner. Great local food!

Thank Tmckke7
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Came here because of the glowing reviews on here. Clearly those reviews are only based on how cheap the food is. The food was served within minutes which in this case is not a good thing. The chicken in the bland chow mein had clearly...More

Thank touristfiwip
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Inexpensive, but greasy food! Popular with locals. Definitely not fine dining. Can't recommend. Unfortunately, there's no decent Chinese restaurant on Kauai.

Thank Mattia I
Reviewed 1 December 2015

After many years our first stop when we arrived was at The Garden Island BBQ.. The decor and atmosphere are lacking, but the food is still GREAT. WE ALWAYS end up taking some back to the resort and have out lunch for the next day....More

Thank Dave_LindaLosAlamos
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I ordered take-out here on our first night in Lihue. I went in to order about 730pm on a Sunday night (yes, they are open on Sundays), and the place was packed with locals! They had lots of meals under $10, which is a bargain...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, mainly because we heard they had AC (It was a hot day) and we were happy we did. Tasty food, and great portions. I had the garlic shrimp and char siu pork. YUM!!

Thank Nanigirl275
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Had a very nice lunch of oxtail soup. Nice downtown restaurant. Parking available in back. Service was terrific.

Thank goody94
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Trip Advisor, please correct hours. This place is open Sundays 11 to 9. Best bargain meal in Lihue. Lots of under $10 choices.

Thank SusanSJB
Reviewed 29 September 2015

It's even air conditoned! Very few restaurants in Kauai are air conditioned. The food is outstanding and the menu is huge and there is something for everyone including vegetarians. Besides just fabulous and tasty food, the service is more than outstanding. Their servers are just...More

Thank koko k
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our food at the busy Chinese bbq restaurant. My husband tried the moco loco a Hawaiian dish. I had the orange chicken. Both were good and the portions large. The island kind of closed up on Sunday night and this...More

Thank chelseasly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-8868
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