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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

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4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
+1 808-245-8868
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Milton, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great meal at a very reasonable price. When we first entered the restaurant it seemed like we were the only tourists there which said to me this is where the locals come. Super delicious food.

Thank alanloebs
Beach Park, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were tired of overly "Plated" food with high prices and subtle flavors. We had spotted a Chinese Barbecue on our return from Princeville and I wanted to give it a try. Many thanks to the valet drivers at the Grand Hyatt for directing us here instead. We had the roast pork, roast duck, and Chinese broccoli... More 

Thank David Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night on vacation and looking for a budget friendly good place to eat. Just happened to stumble this gem, it was a great dinner and amazing service!! Definitely going back!!

Thank Randi T
Show Low, Arizona
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, but you get great food and plenty of it for not a lot of money. The service was good also.

Thank mrst44
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a short 3 day stay in Kauai, we visited this place twice. That should tell you how good their food is. We had gau gee (the hawaiian local chinese deep fried wonton thing - stuffed with sausage), stuffed eggplant, singapore rice noodle with roasted pork, walnut shrimp, a la carte BBQ combo - roasted pork and bbq pork. They... More 

Thank F T
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is great in it's service and will try to get all the dishes you request for the meal. They are very service oriented and the food is wonderful to the taste and amount served as well as efficient service. they also let you bring your own wine.

Thank lockcey43
Arlington, Washington
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place should have their business name DELICIOUS! We had lunch today we had the wonton soup with Lo-mein and chicken katsu so tender and the dipping sauce so good! I had the BBQ plate, the fried rice is so good and the macaroni salad is good too. Stop here for a bite, you won't regret it and the price... More 

Thank MrandMrsCandT
Whitefish, Montana
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I walked into a pretty busy restaurant with only big tables available. The server quickly arranged for a small table for us. We were seated right away and served very quickly. The food was very good, and really plentiful. All the dishes around us appeared to be fresh and bright as veggies should appear when cooked properly.... More 

Thank chargarber
Lihue, Hawaii
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My friend from China sampled all the possible places for Chinese food on the island and thought this place was the best. She brought home dishes for me to try and I loved the tofu dish the best. Like all Chinese food I eat here, I think it's after effect makes me thirsty and puffy, probably because the of MSG... More 

Thank PrincessPoi
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went on a whim while killing time until our flight out. The food (cashew chicken for me, kung pao for my wife) was the best we'd had on the island. So good, in fact, we both commented that we could ignore the noisy kids (a birthday party) at the next table. I find most meals on the island a little... More 

Thank JOHN D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?