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Smith Family Garden Luau

3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
808-821-6895
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Ranked #36 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $20 - $30
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington Township, New Jersey
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I like the family approach to the Smith Garden Luau. It made the experience special. The grounds are interesting. The food was definitely a step above any Luau I've attended in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the show was substandard. They had a nice touch with the exploding volcano, but that's about the limits to the interest.

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Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've reviewed this several times now on Trip Advisor … this is to be skipped. Uncomfortable seating and terribly boring show! Just skip it! note: we only saw the show and did not do the entire laua meal.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

First off they offer a shuttle that will come and pick you up from your hotel and take you back when it is over, so no worries about the strong ever flowing mai tais. Took the tram around the garden before the show... That was ok but had plenty of time after to wonder on our own prior to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The show had a nice display of various cultures. I enjoyed the food but got ill when I returned to the hotel.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We attended Smith's Luau last week and I was really pleasantly surprised. The grounds are beautiful so make sure you arrive a little early to enjoy. I would recommend that the guide on the train show a little more enthusiasm (he might have been tired). This is a very well run organization from the get go. We loved our family... More

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Hollywood Hills, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautiful grounds, great food, decent entertainment. This is an adult friendly luau. This luau does not cater to young children. Kids are definitely welcome, but I would not recommend bringing them. There are no kid food options I.e French fries, chicken tenders, hot dogs or plain rice. If you've got a picky eater BRING FOOD! There is NO pre-dinner entertainment... More

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Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Attended the luau a few nights ago. Purchased the tickets online and saved $10 per ticket. From the moment we arrived everyone was very friendly and the event was well organized. The grounds are beautiful and provided lots of photo opportunities. The open bar was nice (Longboard!) and the food was good as well... Not amazing, but good nonetheless. The... More

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Fresno
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Gorgeous grounds, excellent dinner, and traditional and cultural dance...Smith's welcomes everyone as part of the family! It was way more than a luau, it was an all encompassing experience! Don't miss out!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

High commendation to the Smith family for their presentation of a very fun and informative evening! Somehow we missed this on our last trip here, but were happy to be part of a larger group this time. It is amazing how they accommodate so many people and do it so efficiently, yet without making you feel like you are being... More

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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was my first luau and it was a fun experience. The plusses include very warm and gracious staff, the food was good, unlimited Mai Tais, pretty grounds and views and a cheesy but very vibrant show that followed the meal portion of the luau. The minuses are that there were hundreds of people so it's a tad crowded, they... More

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