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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 good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“lemon chicken” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“fried rice” (17 reviews)
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4252 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1329
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared the seafood platter, enough for 2 seniors at a reasonable cost. Quickly seated with a nice menu that had all kinds of foods. Served hot and we were able to split with smaller plates . Great taste, we will be back

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here only twice. WOW with over 100 menu items it was almost anything you want, and really good too. Good service, considering just how incredibly busy this place gets! The staff is friendly, they know their menu and anything on it is served in...More

Thank Terrence M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This place was highly recommended by a friend because he said it had the best fried chicken on Kauai. Now I know what you're thinking, that's some high praise for a restaurant, let alone a Chinese restaurant. After trying it, I gotta say, the fried...More

Thank ssunaoka
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 12 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 22 June 2017

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 14 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 29 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 26 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
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Restaurant Details

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