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Smith Family Garden Luau

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

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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
Lots of fun!!!

This was a must-do for us as first-time Kauai visitors. It was informative and fun. The meal was good but not great. It was nice to have an open bar. The show afterwards was fabulous! They serviced around 300 people with ease and aplomb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anne C
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a must-do for us as first-time Kauai visitors. It was informative and fun. The meal was good but not great. It was nice to have an open bar. The show afterwards was fabulous! They serviced around 300 people with ease and aplomb.

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Thank Anne C
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this luau expecting it to be a cheesy tourist trap and it exceeded expectations. When you first arrive, you're given a narrated tram tour of the scenic gardens and some time to wander around. There are goats, peacocks and some other wild birds so it was fun for kids (and big kids) to run around before things... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice gardens worth seeing... Pathetic buffett like cafeteria food. Redundant dances all similar drags on too long with constant wardrobe changes. The man does not eat the fire he just swirls it around. Save your money this is worth $50 tops and drags on four hours. They just strum on a ukulele while you eat. Really gimmicky. If your an... More 

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granbur
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical tourist buffet and show. Just happened to be on a hawaiian island. Guess everyone needs to "experience" a luau once in their life. No need to back a second time.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is marginal, but the overall experience is pretty good. The show after is excellent. I think you can get a ticket for $15 and just see the show, and skip the buffet.

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to the lauau and was taken by tram around the tropical gardens and brids which were beautiful. than invited to watch the imu opening which a pig being cooked in the ground than to the building which housed the food which was served cafeteria style and very random system of how people were asked to go to the... More 

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Damascus, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the show but not the meal. The grounds and garden are beautiful and worth seeing. But skip the food and just go to the show. If it looks like it might rain, don't sit in the front 2 rows. The rest is covered. We were in the 3rd row and were fine but the people in the... More 

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South Central Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going to do the touristy thing and go to a luau, there are only a few choices on Kauai (we decided on this instead of the one at Gaylords). If booked over the Internet the adult price was $88 each. We made the most of it by arriving at opening time, strolling around the gardens, taking lots of... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we paid about $188 for two and ended up with awful fish, worst beef ever, canned beans and very average show. We left highly disappointed after 20 min performance.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was such a fun experience. As my girlfriend and I both suffer from gluten allergies; we were worried about the food options. We contacted them prior to booking the luau as they assured us they would have gluten free options. We were instructed to let them know open arrival that we have gluten allergies and they would guide us... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?