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KAU KAU Barbeque Market

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656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
+1 206-682-4006
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
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Regina, Canada
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came because I read the reviews and I wanted some authentic old-school Chinese BBQ and rice. The portion sizes for the BBQ for the dinner special were just OK, especially since I paid extra for the roasted pork, but it wasn't otherwise anything to write home about. The current $10 dinner special (soup, BBQ pork or ribs, fried rice, pot... More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I ate here at lunch today. I have always been leary about eating in Chinatown because the cooked ducks and chickens hanging in the window freaked me out. This time, I decided to try something new and we came here. The staff was so sweet. The food was terrific. The serving sizes were large. I wish I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been dining at Kau Kau since the 80s and have compared their barbecue pork and roast pork all over the US and abroad. I still rank Kau Kau number 1! Their soy sauce chicken is tender and never dry. Prices are cheap and I will bet if you do your own barbecue pork and roast pork comparison, Kau Kau... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

$8 lunch special served with tea, soup. Large bowl of fried rice and I got the BBQ pork, which was like salt pork, or pork belly. Delicious flavor. Good portion size. The communication was okay here, with some places in the ID it can be tough to get your orders lined up. I was wanting to ask about getting appetizers... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My family has always come to KAU KAU for Roast Pork (which we call Lechon) and Chinese BBQ pork, which KAU KAU sells by the pound, out of the window, along with duck and soy sauce chicken. My grandmother always got it here, so I do too. It's very good. The BBQ pork is very moist and the Lechon is... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I only come here to buy their BBQ pork. It's the best in the city. I like to cut the pork myself so I buy a chunk of it.

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Thank nlance2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I took my date to Kau Kau's because of all the talk about the best Barbecue in town. I must say it was good...She had the roasted duck with rice and I had a prawns and rice, Almond chicken.. we will come back to this place and have another great time. Service was fast and great..

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Sacramento
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

From the lines waiting to dine here, it is obvious this is a local favorite for Cantonese comfort food. Fresh BBQ pork and roast duck are excellent. Prices are extremely reasonable, and the food is excellent. Free parking is not provided. Try the Braised Oxtail Stew!

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Fentress, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The other reviews of Kau Kau made me give it a try on my first visit to China Town. The pork fried rice and BBQ ribs were delicious as well as the chicken chow mein. The wonton soup was good, not used to the minced garlic and I prefer just pork dumplings where they use shrimp. I would skip the... More 

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bay area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We ordered a whole roasted pig for our daughter's wedding reception. We paid extra for delivery from the Intl. District to West Seattle and it was worth it! The pig arrived right at the beginning of the cocktail hour. It was a big hit. In hindsight I should have ordered a second one. After 30 minutes, there was only the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-4006

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