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KAU KAU Barbeque Market

656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
+1 206-682-4006
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Barbecue, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Been going to Kau Kau's since 1979 and probably only have eaten in at this restaurant and the one they had on King Street a total of 3 times and the food was always good. But like 99% of the locals, I just pop in...More

Thank ISwimalot
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This place does a great take out business as well as having a small dine in area. The Cha Siu is better than what I usually get in New York. The meat is nicely roasted with a juicy sweet taste . We got 2 plates...More

Thank Betty K
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Kau Kau is a throwback to the days when a person could eat a filling and tasty Chinese meal for a small price. The BBQ pork is excellent, though contemporary tastes have rendered it more lean than Chinese traditions and tastes would allow. The...More

Thank BackpackerNoMore62
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My father and I were really looking forward to checking out this restaurant since a few YouTubers recommended it (ie, The Fong Bros). Keep in mind that we stopped by around 8 pm. We ordered soy sauce chicken, roast pork, and bbq pork/wonton noodle. The...More

Thank Travelstagrammer
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Love this restaurant. Favorite dishes are the roast pig, differs from the BBQ pork. Squares of pork, with a very crispy top, and succulent pork. The Chow Foon, any one with seafood, chicken and other. The noodles are completely heavenly...floating off to heaven on good...More

Thank jordyv
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We did a take out of BBQ pork, salt brined chicken and fried rice. The food was solid and not the best of what I had in other places. Price was not expensive. Give it a try if you are in the area and want...More

Thank FYL003
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Me, my wife and another couple went to Kau Kau to expierence some true oriental cooking on the last day of our trip. What a mistake. First off...if the place is not crowded like their neighbors on a Saturday night, you may want to avoid...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for the Peking duck. Very good. Was hoping for pancakes, but they serve on buns. Still very good. Also had BBQ pork fried rice and their BBQ pork. All delicious. Big portions. We also ordered the broccoli. There were three of us (2...More

Thank Alexandria B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Decent not great. Had huge portions. The meat was a bit tough . I would not go back. It was not very flavourful.

Thank josephcorbin911111
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Chinatown on our last day in Seattle. We where standing on the corner looking lt and this kind woman asked if she could help us. We asked where to go to eat. She guided us to Kau Kau and it...More

Thank sick101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-4006
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