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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, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations
Buffet
Late Night

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  • 134
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  • 42
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  • 26
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Luau Evening

This luau is a wonderful choice if you are on Kauai. It's very family friendly with lots of space for kids to explore and play before dinner and the show. The garden is lovely with beautiful plants, trees and flowers as well as ducks, peacocks and of course the chickens of the island wandering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This luau is a wonderful choice if you are on Kauai. It's very family friendly with lots of space for kids to explore and play before dinner and the show. The garden is lovely with beautiful plants, trees and flowers as well as ducks, peacocks and of course the chickens of the island wandering around. If you are on NCL's... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Smith family does it top notch! The food is out of this world, the show is outstanding, and the staff is friendly! I would recommend this Luau to all.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Which is a shame. We attended on 2-16-15 and had wonderful pig, chicken, fruit, veggies and more. So the food for this level of event with so many people was very good. The mahi mahi was the only entrée that was a little sub-par. Open bar with Mai Tais, wines, beers, and mixed drinks. The actual show was a production... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Everyone we spoke to suggested we try the Smith Family Luau. It was nearby so we gave it a try. Staff on the phone and throughout the venue, not happy or helpful. Food: interesting variety and provided a good Hawaiian food experience. Did an efficient job getting people thru the lines in a timely manner. Drinks: disappointed that they had... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

we had good food and a great time the staff was very friendly an we would so back there again....food was great.....

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Minnesota
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had such a good time at this luau. They have beautiful gardens they show to you, take out the pig out of the ground, serve delicious food and great drinks, and have a hula show while eating. Then they have a fantastic show after dinner about the history of Hawaii.

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Kenora
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a fun night, great food and the show after dinner was very good. We also did the boat tour before the luau, well worth the $20 each.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It may not be the most authentic luau, but it is one of the best. Each guest is greeted individually. We had a tram tour of the gardens, then were free to roam around until the program began. The food and drinks were good and the show was well worth it. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My 10 year old son and I went to smiths for the dinner and luau. The grounds are amazing, loved the trolly you ride in to see the beautiful gardens and learn some of the history. The food was ok, but I didn't expect much from a buffet and we were not really there for the food. We loved the... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went to this luau at the prompting of several locals. We were told they had the very best food and they were right - yum! From our welcome to the tram ride around the grounds...to the food and the show - A1 all the way! We paid $85 per person for the meal and the show. A little pricey... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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