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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place... We also ate mostly at the Lihue location.. I love that the owners were once living in my stomping grounds. I think we ate at Chicken in a Barrel more than half the time we were in Kauai ....

1 Thank Jan P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a really tasty take out dinner pf chicken, ribs and beef with rice and beans from Chicken in a Barrel BBQ. You will be attracted by the wonderful BBQ bouquet as you walk past this place. Friendly and efficient staff.

1 Thank Margaret P
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for an early dinner and was a bit annoyed that they were already out of some items, including ice. The bill had the obligatory tip recommendations on it and yet everything in this place is self-serve. Have no idea what you would actually be tipping. However, the food was good and filling. The mahi-mahi burrito was a huge,... More 

Thank KukiniSteve
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here and really enjoyed it. I recommend the chicken. Nothing fancy. Decent prices. Very good food.

1 Thank Bravo_Zulu
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had teriyaki and mushroom burgers and liked them both. The french fries were also good. I read later you should have the chicken but the burgers just sounded good that night and we were not disappointed.

Thank 311kathrynb
Clovis, CA
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A "must have" meal experience. Delicious barrel-smoked chicken, tender and flavorful, makes my mouth water just to think about it. This is a small walk up and take out stand on the strip in Old Kapaa Town. Don't forget the BBQ sauce,smoked beans, rice, and coleslaw. Other meat items available but I highly recommend the chicken.

1 Thank reddog27
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken and onion rings here are unquestionably the absolute best I've ever eaten, and my husband echoes that opinion! Friendly staff and a relaxed, informal atmosphere helped make this an outstanding meal. The portions were generous - we shared a single order and were both well fed.

1 Thank Lori N
Chico, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burgers here were just what a group of hungry tired travelers needed on their first day in Hawaii. Good sized portions hit the spot. We found a nice spot outside and were able to soak in the beauty of Hanalei.

Thank Stephaniegeeze
Orem, Utah
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food was very good! The price was average for the island. The atmosphere wasn't outstanding, but just okay. The service was average as well. I would recommend this place for lunch.

Thank tgtooke
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Words fail to describe how delicious and tender the chicken from CIAB is! Seriously peeps, I've been around the world and was raised down south and this is some of the best chicken I've ever eaten. No kidding. The other food is fine e.g. pork ribs and the various sides, but if you leave here without trying the chicken, then... More 

Thank Ben W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?