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KCL BBQ & Chinese

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3-3100 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1186
+1 808-246-3829
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Friendly, local Chinese restaurant featuring Chinese-style barbecue. Extensive menu of traditional Chinese dishes. No booze though.

Thank Bemlaw
Brainerd, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

It's just a hole-in-the-wall but superb stir-fry and Asian dishes. The food always comes fast, hot and is inexpensive. When you see so many locals in the place, you know it's good. The House Fried Rice is my favorite. It's huge and I always think I'll take some back to the hotel. It never makes it. Never a morsel left... More 

Thank MNLover51
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Just good cheap local food. Been the same for years, Still make a point of stopping by every time I am in town. Love the daily specials.

Thank Grellsen J
Escondido, California
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We used to go to this restaurant when they had a location up in Kapaa...miss it there...good food cooked to order...great for takeout.

Thank EscoDave
Murrieta, California
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929 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were looking for a place that was locally owned to help support the economy of Kaua'i and found this restaurant in a strip mall, downtown Lihue. It is a small restaurant with only 2 people working (cook and waitress/hostess). We were pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of the food.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Ever since my family moved to Kauai in 1999, the owners of KCL treat us like ohana. They know us by name, and always have a smile on their faces. It's been a treat to watch their business grow and not to mention it helps that they are great cooks! If you are in the mood for "local food" they... More 

Thank Siren6214
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

I had the mixed veggies with tofu. (Yeah! I found tofu in Kauai) It was very good. My husband helped the lady carry something out to her car so she gave him a free pepsi, lol.

Thank nhrenee
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

This little place deserves a better rating than some give it. I've been hitting the chicken katsu plate for at least 10 years on my vacation here. The little lady that takes your order and serves is so very nice. The food is excellent, the prices' are under $8 on most plates and you get full scoops of rice and... More 

Thank MrTerry712
St Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We were a little worried when we got there, we were the only people in the restaurant but quite a few locals came in after us and the food was very good.

1 Thank luv2travl2
Northern California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Or just a 'mom.' Amidst all the more elablrate vacation meals, I craved a simple bowl of wonton soup and a stir fry. That's just what this very plain and inexpensive place offered. No complaints, no rave reviews.

Thank UrsaMajor23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-3100 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1186
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-3829

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