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Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant

4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
+1 808-245-8868
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lemon chicken” (11 reviews)
“chow mein” (11 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't expect fancy interiors and tableware....just good local eats and fast service. Brenda is awesome and so are the rest of the Filipino crew. Food is consistently good - my favorite is the steamed sea bass fillet with garlic and ginger (don't forget to order...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped by for lunch because of the reviews. Restaurant was dirty and undesirable to the eye. Service was good, ribs were tasty but very fatty, shrimp was paper thin and had only the flavor of saltine crackers. Customers seemed to be locals and many people...More

Thank TK S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chinese food was average at best. Pot of tea had one teabag in it and never did get very dark. Service was very fast but everything came out at once. No courses.

Thank Lorrie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big portions, honest food. Much of the food is fried, but done well. If you want veggies, you have to order them. (The eggplant was excellent.) No bar. Lots of local families. Very friendly place.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We wanted something that reflected the Island and the cooking of the island. The was a small place with a great choice of food. The wait staff was friendly and fast. The food was also very good. A place to check out!

Thank _drcremo
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I know that’s a strange title.....but they were cooked perfectly in every dish . We ordered the Singapore noodles, Chow Mein, Chicken and veggies and more. All wishes were freshly prepared and very flavorful. ....the servings were well beyond our capacity to lean our plates.

Thank Karol64
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is our go to place. We love the food and the price is easy on the wallet. It is the restaurant we take our local friends to dinner to celebrate being friends.. Highly recommend it for local fare :)

1  Thank Frances M
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The real deal in terms of a very traditional Chinese restaurant. Good food, fair service, crowded and noisy. Locals eating here is the first clue the food is decent and food. Thay do have take out.

1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel and found that we were midst of neighbors having weekend dinner together. It was clear that this was the meeting place for many locals, who decided to get dinner together and catch up with some local gossip...More

1  Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant twice over 2 years . Both times we were pleasantly surprised. The sizzling beef was the bomb!

1  Thank k t
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-8868
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