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Smith Family Garden Luau

Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Lihue
Type: Dinner Theaters
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The grounds are gorgeous, the food plentiful, the atmosphere very enjoyable... but the show had a lot to be desired. The dancers had no grace at all. It seemed like a high school rehearsal.

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Camas, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Have been to Smith's luau many times, but this was my first as a gluten sensitive diner. The family was great, they advised me ahead of time what I could have in the buffet line and also provided a separate plate of rice and chicken that was gluten free. I had an enjoyable time and my family, who had never... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Boring. Lame. Hokey. Cheesy. Sad. I can't beleive this is a professional production. It was so badly done and boring words can barely describe it. The only positive part is the gardens, which are nice. But you don't need the luau for that. Do yourself a favor and go to a luau in Maui. This one is an utter waste... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Do not believe that this is an "authentic" luau. Honestly, it's like watching other people's kids' dance recital. I was extremely disappointed. I was so looking forward to seeing a luau as it was my first trip to Hawaii. We did our best to make our own fun of the evening, but it was very crowded. And unless you have... More

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Keller, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went in to this knowing that it was probably going to be a little cheesy, and it was, but it was still a fun way to spend our first evening on Kauai. The grounds are beautiful and the buffet dinner is handled like a well oiled machine. Even though there are several hundred people there with you, it doesn't... More

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Austin, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Providing pretty nice 15-20 minute tour of 30 acre grounds featuring native trees/flowers. Was especially good value event for me - as I only needed to pay $30 for my 13 yr old son ($30/tix for children up to 13 yrs of age). Save $10 on adult tix price by booking online.

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Lihue, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great food (not for the vegetarian), drinks, and entertainment! Watch out for the mosquitoes! We had a great time!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been coming to Hawaii for several years now and have seen countless luau's on the various islands of Hawaii. This one is a good production and probably the best on Kauai. I would highly recommend it and the food wasn't bad either. We definitely didn't leave hungry, but don't expect much from the alcohol served. The show is... More

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Newport Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the best luau for a family. Tropical tram ride, exotic birds, imu up close, delicious food, lovely grounds, casual atmosphere, great entertainment and top quality show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The grounds were beautiful! The food was good especially the pig cooked in the ground. It was so good, this is one pulled pork I would never put BBQ sauce on. The show included many different cultures that had come to Hawaii, very good show.

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