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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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 16 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 15 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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The food is very tasty and the portions are generous. The menu has a broad range of meals incorporating many Chinese and Some Hawaiian choices. We had Szechuan beef and mixed seafood and a side of mixed vegetables. The main dishes were delicious and the...More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We eat here at least once a year on our annual vacation. This lunch time we had a half order of the crispy Hong Kong chicken. Juicy and crunchy, much better than KFC. A side of Szechuan eggplant and steamed rice was a good pairing....More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

would highly suggest to dine here. Lots to choose from and very tasty. The combo of BBQ and Chinese was able to meet everyone needs. we all waddle out

Thank elonaschneider
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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