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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (318 reviews)
“ribs” (128 reviews)
“sampler plate” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Barbecue
5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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11 - 20 of 633 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced, moist chicken, yummy bbq sauce. Quick service. Location was convenient, right on the main road in Hanalei. No wait time and tasty shaved ice right at the next window (JoJo's of Waimea fame).

Thank klpritchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a name like Chicken in a Barrel it must be good! We found there were not many places to eat at this end of the island (although there is a McDonalds not far from here). Regardless, this is a place I would eat at...More

Thank CanadaJones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lively place has huge portions. You can split a plate between two people without an issue. The meat has a great, smoke flavor. Not dry. They have two sauces - mild and hot. Really enjoyed the hot. The chili is excellent.

Thank bmantravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth trying when coming through Hanalei! Inexpensive food but fresh and delicious. Everything we tried was good and we literally devoured all we ate! Try the chicken burrito, you won't regret it!

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Qualitatively and quantitatively below the standard set by the original Kapaa location. On the plus side this outlet is located in the high rent (and definitely more scenic) Hanalei district. So, if location and ambience is important to you, this may well be an acceptable...More

Thank bbchea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This may be a little hole in the wall "fast food" venue in Hanalei, but the chicken is incredible. The best I have tasted. And yes, it is made in a barrel of sorts. The sides offered are normal Hawaiian sides including mac salad. Everyone...More

Thank maxiek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food at average price. Note that fries don't come with burgers you must order seperately. Had to stand in lengthy line again after realizing this. Pick up the yellow area coupon book, they have a coupon inside.

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place may not be the cleanest and the staff operate at somewhat of an island speed, however, the food is off the hook! Their BBQ pork and smoked chicken are the best we've ever had. Absolutely recommend this place if you're looking for a...More

Thank Agnessa V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the sampler and it was enough for the two of us. The chicken was so tender, the chilli had a smoky barbecue flavour and the ribs were fall off the bone tender. The sampler plate consists of chicken, beef, pork and ribs with...More

Thank LaMichelita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked by this place all the time and finally decided to eat there. What a surprise. I thought is was a bit to "shack like" but boy was I wrong. The chicken was excellent. So much so we went back again to try the...More

Thank Joseph A
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28 August 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly, but they were open for both lunch and dinner, and they were one of the last restaurants open in Hanalei at night. I'm pretty sure they're open until 8pm, maybe later.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999
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