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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 good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. Great food and reasonably priced. My wife and I bought two different meals and shared the choices. I had teriyaki chicken and chicken katsu with fried rice. My wife had lemon chicken an mahi mahi with steamed rice. We had enough...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're local you'll probably like this place, maybe even if you're not you still might like it. Workers are friendly and the food tasty. Good value for the dollar. One of my guest ate a shrimp dish and was actually impressed when she counted...More

Thank _clesste11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is where the locals go. Not the fanciest place but the food is delicious and plentiful for a low cost.

Thank P5742MSjoannec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all had fish and shrimp, and found the meal to be better than almost all the other restaurants on this island. It is an indoor/outdoor setting in Lihue. Prices were comparable $16-18 range of everywhere else. Food served very hot and timely. Service was...More

Thank ps612
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Family restaurant that attracts many local families with an array of selections for the whole family. Had the Sweet & Sour Chicken which was filling, yet lacked the expanse of Sweet & Sour I've come accustom too. Middle of the road yet the quantity of...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

With a plethora of hardy local & Asian grub, Garden Island BBQ is a popular local destination located on bustling Rice street in Lihue. Though spacious, the restaurant is packed with tables and chairs which makes for tight maneuvering, unpleasant after a full stomach. The...More

Thank AuroEagle
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is the highest rated Chinese food in Lihue. The ingredients in the hot& sour soup were good but the taste was off...too sour. Sweet & sour chicken sauce was not good but sweet and sour pork sauce was very good. Sauce for egg rolls...More

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had a little trouble finding the location as it is in a strip mall right on Rice St. The place was absolutely packed and many people had large groups at tables that included a lazy susan. We did get to see alot of the...More

Thank T9268VXkevinp
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Food was fast and hot, pretty good flavor but I'm not a expert at Chinese food. When i went to use the restroom, you have to walk back through the kitchen area. Look dingy and very dirty. That being said looks like a spot the...More

Thank ryanking99
Reviewed 14 May 2017

parking usually in front of restaurant.. lots of tables. no problem finding one at lunch time. large selection on menu. large portions. all good.. best place on Kauai

Thank flashlightguy
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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