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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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Boat People

Make certain to check the schedule to avoid the huge cruise ship crowds. Well done performance, food is typical - go out to dinner first.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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laguna beach
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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laguna beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Make certain to check the schedule to avoid the huge cruise ship crowds. Well done performance, food is typical - go out to dinner first.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had an enjoyable experience at Smiths. If you want to attend a traditional luau with all the fixings and quality entertainment, this is the place. First is a lei greeting, a tour of the beautiful gardens in Wailua, demonstrations of cooking the pig underground, an open bar with a very good buffet. Nice selection and an orderly processing of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We went here with YMT Vacations! The gardens are stunning and the trolley ride around the property is wonderful . The dinner is well organized and the food is plentiful and very tasty. The IMU was wonderful to see and taste, with many other luaus you don't actually get to taste the pig cooked in the IMU. It would have... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Definitely a must! The food is amazing, more than you eat with a open bar. My favorite was the sesame teriyaki beef along with the pulled pork of course. And the show and history was beautiful, my only complaint would have to be that the theater seating was terribly uncomfortable, so maybe bring yourself a cushion.

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were staying at the Waipouli Beach Resort in Kapa'a on Kauai. We were celebrating our son's final Spring Break before he graduates from West Point. My wife, eight year old daughter and 22 heal old son wanted to do a Luau while there. I spoke with people and Googled kauai Luaus and the Smith Family Garden seemed to be... More 

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As always, the Smith family delivers! The gardens, which you tour before the luau are just lovely the Imu ceremony a great piece of island culture, the food is excellent and the show afterward is wonderful! A definite must visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The people, tours and service were great!! The food tasted good, and the show was amazing! Kamaaina rates were well priced too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we enjoyed this the most on our trip, talented crew, great food and drinks. we learned so much about the history and enjoyed a wonderful show. amazing!!!!

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you never participated in a luau it is worth a visit. The Smith Family are excellent in welcoming, explaining and giving you a worthwhile meal and entertaining well done show. The history of Hawaii comes to life here! Their gardens are beautifully maintained and the explanation also very informative. Lovely location along the Wailua River.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a beautiful luau location, well organized and generous hospitality. Everything is well done and food is plentiful. The show is very good and performed in an outdoor theatre. Excellent value and overall experience.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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