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“Family fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smith's Tropical Paradise

Smith's Tropical Paradise
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
808-821-6876
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Ranked #32 of 114 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Polynesian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Family fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The welcome to Smith's was genuine. The introduction to the garden was informative. The garden was beautiful. The ceremonies were simple and the feast was excellent. I can't wait to bring the kids back with us next year.

Visited November 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Keller, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Really good time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Food and service was great. Show was really cool. ALOT of people at this event. Best part was open bar.

Visited October 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Well worth the money! Food was great, Dancers are fantastic, and the location was amazing. Make sure you go early to get great pictures in the fall months!

Visited October 2012
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Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, great fun!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My wife was excited to go to a luau, and I thought it was a bit to kitschy for me. We wound up having a blast, and I think I had more fun than she did!

The grounds here are beautiful, and the tram ride to see them was kind of fun. What really surprised me was how good the food was. I see people posting here that it wasn't very good, but we had a totally different experience. The kalua pig was amazing, as were all of the sides. I was really shocked that they could feed 500 people at a time and maintain a high quality food experience.

The free mai tai drinks were very tasty if not a bit weak in the alcohol department, but this is a family friendly atmosphere and not really an appropriate place to get trashed anyway.

The show was fun, and I thought well choreographed. It traced the history of Hawaii's settlers and highlighted the different traditional dance styles. The costumes were great, and the stage lighting and other effects were great.

Definitely worth a visit, especially if it's your first time in Hawaii!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Makes me feel welcomed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

So we have been there 2 times now and they always make us feel welcomed and respected. The food is awesome and the drinks are flavorful (not much alcohol in the Mai Tai's though). the show is always great and the performers are very professional.

LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE HERE!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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