Kau Kau BBQ Restaurant
656 S. King St., Seattle, WA 98104
10 a.m.–10 p.m., Mon–Thu, and Sun
10 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri & Sat
Kau Kau Barbecue Restaurant was the first to offer Chinese barbecue in the ID over four decades ago. Kau Kau means good food in Hawaiian. Founded by the late Wai Eng, the restaurant is now run by his daughter. The barbecue pork counter (also for ducks, pork bellies, spareribs, and soy chicken) often has lines for take-out. You can order combinations or just one barbecue item plate or lunch box. Fortunately, its staff members work fast, and it disappears quickly. In addition to barbecue, Kau Kau is renowned for many of traditional Chinese dishes.