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Smith Family Garden Luau

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

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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
Excellent food and grounds

This was my third Luau and it definitely had the best food of all of them. The ground were beautiful. This luau is family owned and operated and the staff was wonderful. Somewhat different than other luau's, food is served first and the show is after dinner at a different location on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Karen388
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Torrance, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this luau...went for a wedding and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful grounds and amazing food. How they served 500 people in such a short period of time still amazes me. The show was spectacular and extremely informative of polynesian history and culture. This is a must see if you come to Kauai.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a recommended luau by the owners of the place who handled our wedding. We decided to go after we were married on the beach as our "reception" for all our friends and family and it didn't disappoint! We had a tour of the entire gardens and then got to see the imu ceremony before sitting down for dinner.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Things could have gone so wrong...but they didn't. We were late for our reservation for 6 people -- by exactly a week -- but they honored it anyway, with no problems. The tram tour is very low key, with somewhat interesting descriptions of the property. The peacocks are really, really cool, and plentiful. The unearthing of the pig was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was a bit skeptical but for the price and the quality of food and the show it was well worth the $. The grounds were beautiful! Drinks were free during dinner and the show was very good.

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Princeville, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Outstanding food, show and ambience! This family run Luau will make you feel like you are part of their family! Awesome evening and definitely shouldn't be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Thirty + years ago, my wife and I experienced our first Luau in Hawaii, swearing that it would be our last. Fast forward 32 years and meeting our family in Kauai when our grandchildren wanted Gramps and Granny to treat the family to a Luau. My wife and I sighed, made reservations, and... as old folks do... showed up with... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When you first arrive you are taken on a tram tour around the beautiful 30 acre garden. After the tram ride there is time to walk around the gardens before the imu ceremony. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. We went with two young kids (2 and 5 years old) and it was nice that they... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You start with an informative tour of a beautiful garden. Watch the imu ceremony (pig bbq), Then you have wonderful Mai Tai's, open bar, a wide variety of delicious food, and they sing and dance during the meal. Then you go over to their stage area and they put on a delightful performance. Well worth the money.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was my third Luau and it definitely had the best food of all of them. The ground were beautiful. This luau is family owned and operated and the staff was wonderful. Somewhat different than other luau's, food is served first and the show is after dinner at a different location on the grounds. The dancers and entertainment was good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Food was excellent, huge beautiful grounds, very good entertainment. The peacocks were a highlight. With an open bar the price is fairly reasonable

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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
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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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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