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Smiley's Local Grinds

4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
+1 808-245-4772
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lau lau” (9 reviews)
“ahi katsu” (4 reviews)
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4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of Lihue restaurants are closed on Monday, but Smiley's was open and serving hearty portions of good bar-b-que and other fare. A favorite with locals, everyone who came in while we were there got a hug. Monday Night Football hangout. You should go.

Thank ElDude9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had the smileys chicken (chili garlic) and the Loco Moco and its was all so good. Plates are big with one selection, 2 combo plates are huge. Inexpensive compared to other restaurants. I would definitely return here!!! note.. They do not sell alcohol

Thank Dan_Ottawa
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We found this restaurant while out for a drive while vacationing in Lihue. What a great find! Food was delicious and fairly priced. We wished we had more time on the island so we could have eaten here again. Awesome place!

Thank littleome522
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I would give 5 stars, but there were some negatives. Overall this place had good food for a great price. Pros: -good food. the beef, smileys chicken, and other plates were very tasty and had good portions -had a very mom and pop feel. It...More

Thank Anthony O
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I prefer to eat local when traveling, so we went to Smiley's beacause it was highly rated on Trip Advisor and the touristy restaurants are pretty expensive in Kauai. It is a very tiny place with only a few tables hidden in a strip mall....More

Thank Domchapman
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Girl preferred to talk on phone and treated me like I didn't exist or like I was bothering her. Got no thank you in appreciation for business...mostly got no Smiley! To bad. They should change name to Grouchy... Suggest going next door to Po's instead.

Thank _clesste11
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My wife & I bought take away from Smiley’s Local Grinds on Monday 12 June. My wife ordered the two entrée combination of Teriyaki Chicken and Pork Cutlet and I opted for the Spicy Garlic Chicken and pork Lau Lau, both with Mac salad and...More

Thank LostLen
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Rice, pork, gravy and fried egg - a local specialty and soo good - great service - a local hangout and really near the Lihue airport - we had it just after we landed and just before we departed - only this good on the...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Husband and I shared a plate with New York steak and grilled salmon. We could have ordered an extra salad, but we shared the small one that came with the single plate. Food was as good as a fancy restaurant. Atmosphere was very local and...More

Thank Dave-Deana
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A local recommended this restaurant to us and we like to go where the locals go. Nothing fancy, but good food, good prices and good service. The Kalua Pig is wonderful! It has such a great Smokey flavour. I couldn't eat it all so took...More

Thank mrst44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1441
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-4772
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