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Smith Family Garden Luau

3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
808-821-6895
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Ranked #34 of 108 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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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My biggest complaint about my visit was the very over served drunk couple in front of us and the annoying loud, rude group behind us. If its suppose to be family luau they should learn when to cut people off and do some thing so they don't reck the show for the rest of us. The show wasn't what I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was my first Luau, and it was a great experience. All events (including dinner) were outdoors, so be sure to bring a warm sweater, as it can get very cool in the evening if it is windy out. If you are a vegetarian, have no fear! You can skip the Imu ceremony (when the cooked pig is being brought... More 

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Just got back from Smith's luau and I'm so happy we went here. I have to admit I was a bit nervous based on some of the other reviews, but Smith's did not disappoint. To address some of the negative comments: -This is definitely a family style place but I came with my husband and we had a great time.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If it was my first time in Hawaii I would have rated it higher. But we have been at several luaus at different islands. It is promoted as a family show, which is correct. It is like somebody is trying to put a good show using only family members. The pluses- nice property, very friendly people and environment, good food.... More 

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Run by the Smith family who are many many generation Hawaiian, this is the best luau run on the island. Food is excellent and there is a ton of it. Nice Kona coffee and Mai Tai's are served. See the pig come out of the pit by guys with their bare hands - don't know how they do it. Beautiful... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Some of the best food I've ever tasted. The seating was a little too cafeteria style for our liking, and the show was a little on the cheesy side. All that said, it's worth it just for the pork!

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Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and two friends attended the supper portion and luau and we were all disappointed, especially after hearing so many people say it was the best on the island. My husband and I have been to luaus on other islands and this one was just so-so. The supper seating arrangement was overwhelming, with about 300 people running to find... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We polled the passengers on our flight to Kauai for luau recommendations and the hands down choice was Smith Family luau. The grounds are beautiful. Get there early enough to ride the tram around the gardens. And the food is excellent. From the traditional luau food of kalua pig to adobo chicken and teriyaki beef to the not so traditional... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

place to go for a luau, family friendly, plenty of food, and great experience. our family had a great time

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michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was our second luau at Smith's. They are by far the best on the island. Everything is about family and the experience. All drinks are included and the food is fantastic for a luau. You can't say that for all luaus but you can say it for Smith's. Kamika and his whole family really put on a show with... 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

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