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Smith Family Garden Luau

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Hawaiian
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3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
808-821-6895
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheesy touristy, but still fun

I know there's really nothing authentically Hawaiian about this luau, but, it's still fun. Kids love it. Dancers are fun to watch and you can eat as much as you want of food that's pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Ron C
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Kapaa, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Kalua pork was AMAZING! They are very professional and have a system that keeps you eating and exploring. Never a dull moment.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Food was fantastic. Luau was well organized and people were friendly. They fed 500 people in 15 minutes. This was the best luau I've ever attended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Place was beautiful property. Enjoyed the train ride around the property, pig ceremony, dinner and show were great. Overall seemed very authentic. Staff was amazing!

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I know there's really nothing authentically Hawaiian about this luau, but, it's still fun. Kids love it. Dancers are fun to watch and you can eat as much as you want of food that's pretty good.

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Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My family went here on our last night in Kauai. I'm glad we saved it until the end because it was a sentimental end to our stay. The Smiths are such a hands on friendly family. We loved the evening.

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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This was the best luau that we have been to since our Honeymoon on Kauai 25 years ago. Very organized and the food was traditional Hawaiian. This luau is a family that carried on this tradition from generation to generation. As you arrive, you take a family picture then they take you around the property with a tram. After that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We took our family to this Luau and it was very well organized. Didn't have to stand in long lines to get in. The tram ride was very informative and the gardens were beautiful. Loved all the gorgeous peacocks strutting around! The Imu Ceremony was very informative. The show setting is ideal, however, the benches, even with the pads, got... More 

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Torrance, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The gardens are beautiful. You can walk around for an hour before dinner. The food is great. They have all the Hawaiian classics - kalua pork, teryaki beef, mahi mahi, adobo chicken, macaroni salad, purple yams, etc...

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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

The grounds were pretty. The food was good. The dancing.... Not what I hoped for. The kids dancing covered so many different dances each with just an ok performance. I had been to a luau in Maui and the performance was incredible. I would not come back to this luau again.

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Orlando FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was my husband's and my 4th visit. We have enjoyed it so much in the past that we brought all 16 members of our family to the luau. Their comments ranged from "a taste of heaven " to "the best experience ever ", and we couldn't agree more. The welcoming family, the gardens, the food, the pleasure exceeds the... More 

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Additional Information about Smith Family Garden Luau

Address: 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
Phone Number: 808-821-6895
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-821-6895

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine

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