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Smith Family Garden Luau

Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
808-821-6895
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$88*
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81%
Ranked #17 of 46 Activities in Lihue
Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
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Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I thought everything was average until I saw the dancers perform in rain and wind. They were real troopers and did their best to give us a good show. The staff was friendly and the entertainment during dinner was enjoyable. The pork was the best I had on the island. There was some light rain and wind when we arrived.... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Was looking for a luau to celebrate my husband's 50th b-day. Since this is our 1st time to Hawaii, I thought a traditional luau would be a great way to celebrate. I read the reviews and checked them out online. The staff was very friendly and the grounds were beautiful. The food was good and everyone was fed quickly and... More 

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed everything about this attraction. It lasted 4 plus hours. A tour of the grounds, the unearthing of the cooked pig, diner and the show. A bit expensive, but worth the 'Hawaiian' experience.

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Tulsa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was well worth the money. We enjoyed everything from the greeting at the gate to the final dance. The food was good, and we struck up fun conversations at our table. Be ready to meet new people.

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The show was ok...was the only one available for us. Food was surprisingly good, and there is an open bar...one is better off with the beer, at least you know that it is mostly water.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the luau of the island. You get to see the pig taken out of the pit and are then called to dinner. After a HUGE all you can eat dinner (Mai Tai's also) you are shown to a nearby stage area where you get a wonderful show of all the peoples occupying Hawaii. This is the best on... More 

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Murphys, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

this was the total package. the food was delicious and authentic, the garden was breathtaking and the company is family owned and the fully involved. a real class act!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Everyone should see a luau when in Hawai'i! The buffet dinner was excellent, with lots of choices and well prepared food. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and the tram ride was informative. I was a bit disappointed in the show, but my husband thought it was great. On Kauai, I'd pick this luau!

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Better luau than we saw on Maui. This is an old fashioned original luau. This to me is what an old fashioned Hawaiin luau should be. The food was excellent, the show was fantastic and the owner was just so involved in all of it. The staff should be congratulated for a fantastic show and overall experience. Would definitely go... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food was actually good at this luau - we have done 6 or 7 or the biggies and this was one of the best food wise and the show was also excellent as was the dinner entertainment. We had gone earlier to the fern grotto and some of the entertainers were the same and had great voices and player... More 

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