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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
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Reviewed 27 December 2014

Driving by on Christmas day for a lunch, we were lucky to stumble upon this Chinese restaurant. We were certainly not disappointed with the food and service. The menu is extensive making it a challenge to choose three dishes to share amongst the three of...More

Thank conscom
Reviewed 26 December 2014

This is a perfect well priced great food restaurant with a huge variety of foods from Chinese to Island flair, Korean and Traditional. Very busy mostly with local residents you just go in and wait till a table empties and sit down Food was outstanding...More

Thank Milespert
Reviewed 18 December 2014

This place would not last a week in San Francisco, Monterey Park or even Las Vegas but packs in the locals here because of reasonable prices for very average tasting food. There used to be a very good Chinese restaurant upstairs in Kapaa before Hurricane...More

Thank MaxSchnell
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

Good local spot for lunch - friendly service. Slight easy to miss if ur not looking for it. Staff was very friendly with 99% local clientele- mahi sandwich was good but honestly everyone else's food looked good.

Thank ExitRowPlz
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We came across the place by accident, it was almost 3pm and the local stalls on our list to visit were already closed for lunch. Their lunch combos were good and reasonably priced. We went back for lunch, this time around noon, and the place...More

Thank Gracie9495
Reviewed 9 November 2014

The locals told me this is where the locals go. Food was AWESOME!! Service was great and the prices were outstanding. I ate at many other restaurants in town which have a better rating and I don't understand why. This is a must go to...More

Thank viccianne
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We were looking for a quick lunch, saw the sign and walked in. We started with the spring rolls. They were deep-fried, with a crisp, crunchy crust. Our main dishes were lemon chicken and mahi mahi, both with fried rice. The meat and fish were...More

Thank MNMarie
Reviewed 16 October 2014

The portions are very large at very reasonable prices. Two can eat well for under $30.00. It is crowded so you have to get there early or else wait. The atmosphere is very loud and old fashioned but who care if you are getting good...More

Thank Vfec
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We just finished our lunch here and couldn't be more pleased......and more stuffed. Wow! A modest restaurant, but we immediately noticed the many locals in here even at the early lunch hour of 11am (we were hungry). That's always a good sign for us. As...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 9 October 2014

This restaurant is located on Rice Street, a main drag on Kauai. There are a few parking spaces in front of this place along Rice Street but there are many more spaces behind the restaurant in a strip mall. This restaurant as a HUGE menu...More

Thank Bill C
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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