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“Nice spicy flavored Asian-fusion food”
Review of Lemongrass Bistro

Lemongrass Bistro
Ranked #25 of 68 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Price range: US$7 - US$35
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Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice spicy flavored Asian-fusion food”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Gets crowded in the small food-court, but perhaps the best spicy Asian food in the Queens. Too pricy for a 'food-court' service and ambience though.

Visited June 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Not your average food court eatery”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Located in the Queens' Marketplace food court, Lemongrass Express is a step above all of the other choices in the food court. The lunch time specials are well priced and compete with what you will pay at the other food court places. If you're looking for Thai, this is a pretty good choice. We had the garlic sambal beef and ahi poke 12. Both were very good and served with nice presentation considering you're at a food court.

Lemongrass Express has it own sitting seating area albeit it's pretty small. They also have tables outside but there no umbrella's or shade. Thai food and that noon hour sun does not go together.

Please take note that the Tripadvisor name for this restaurant is wrong, the eatery in the Queen's Marketplace (Waikoloa, Hawaii) is actually called Lemongrass Express. Lemongrass Bistro is located in Alii Plaza at Kailua-Kona. The restaurants are part of the same chain/owner but there are 2 locations. Some of the photos uploaded appear to be from the Lemongrass Bistro.

Visited July 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lemon Grass express”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Pretty good for a eatery in a tourist mall. It's in the Queens' marketplace in the Waikoloa resort. Located in the food court. They had several choices for lunch special -$12. Ahi poke, garlic sambal beef among others. Appetizers were $7. We had the garlic sambal beef special and the furikake garlic chicken wings. (We like garlic as you can tell). The portions were enough for 2 of us to share. Must say both were pretty tasty. Needs a bit of heat though. The garlic wings had 5 pieces and had a sweet chili sauce. We both liked our dishes a lot. Had table service with 2 tables and a horseshoe seating bar inside and a bunch of tables outside. Filled up fast. I bet it would be nice at nite sitting at the outside tables- nicer ambiance than inside the food court. We'd come back again. FYI they don't take American Express.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food Court Food”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Imagine, fresh Thai food in a food court. Sooo very much better than the usual mainland chain restaurants. A wonderful value, each selection delicious and most available gluten free. Counter seating and a few tables, friendly staff.

  • Visited July 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Eclectic food”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Pros: the food is quite tasty. Large menu with interesting choices: from pork kalbi, and poki to pad thai and udon. They give you plenty food.

Cons: it is in the food court in the Queen Shopping Center. So, atmosphere is low and Seating is limited.

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