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Barbecue Kai Incorporated

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85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
+1 808-696-7122
08:00 - 22:00
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Waianae, Hawaii
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a somewhat hole in the wall, drive in! This is a MUST go to place to eat if your hanging out on the leeward coast.Plates are full & plentiful while prices are reasonable too. Ham. Steak or chicken katsu are out favorites to eat there. The breakfast combo is our SUNDAY BREAKFAST regular.

Thank fomailala
Pahoa, Hawaii
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say you get a ton of food for your money. My problem with it is the cleanliness of the place. Too many fly's for my liking.

Thank haolemoke
Salem, Oregon
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after snorkeling at Electric Beach while driving up to Makaha. Not bad! Generous portions but the macaroni in the mac salad was overlooked & kind of mushy. I had the BBQ chicken plate lunch & chicken was tasty yet had a bit of fat & skin still on it. The only hot sauce they had was... More 

Thank TravelingDad_PTFC
British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered the barbecue mix plate, and although it was cheaper than their competitors across the street, it wasn't as tasty. The rice was way too sticky, the ribs fatty and bland, the teriyaki steak was almost flavorless. The chicken was better, though, and the macaroni salad was exactly the same. All in all, next time I'll pay a couple... More 

Thank EastWestWxGirl
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Excellent selection of local style plate lunches. Large portions, and reasonable prices. They have Fried rice, Chicken Chop Suey, Sweet Sour Spareribs all served with mac salad and rice..the Localmoco is the bomb.

Thank poidog369
Snoqualmie, Washington
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248 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were staying in the area for a few days. We passed by this place a few times, but the day before we saw that a police officer stopped here to get food, so we figured this place has to be good. The place doesn't look like much, it's a walk up with only a few tables for sitting out... More 

Thank kwanjai206
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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161 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I've driven by this place so many times and judged it by its looks and I was wrong. We finally stopped by one day and I was pleasantly surprised by how much food they give and it tasted pretty good too. Good thing for the Internet with sites like Trip Advisor so visitors and locals alike can find out about... More 

Thank Lopaka M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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711 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Best Chinese we've had on the island. Sure, it's a total dump place but so what? The food rocks. Huge portions, cheap, and super tasty. Most definitely we'll be back whenever around Waianae in the future. And that's gonna be within the next couple weeks!

Thank travelmeisteren
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Best bacon fried rice, lau lau is pretty good too. Not much seating, beach park is close by. They do a lot of to go business.

Thank Sou C
Lebanon, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

Go. Try it. It's great. I can't wait to go back next time I am on Oahu! Hawaiians know how to cook! You aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover. So why would you judge your food by it's appearance?

Thank ahoff0913

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Hawaiian, Fast food, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waianae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-696-7122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?