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Smith Family Garden Luau

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“tram ride”(94 reviews)
“pork”(114 reviews)
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Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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All reviewsimu ceremonytram rideporkgardens are beautifuldifferent culturesmai taisemu ceremonytour of the groundsfamily atmospherekalua pigfern grottodining areaall you can eatshell leibefore dinnerrice puddingwalk around
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok so I’ve been to authentic Hawaiian luaus on the beach and this place had amazing reviews and several of our friends even recommended it and BOY WERE THEY ALL WRONG ! My goodness - we felt like we were back in college eating in...More

Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 4 days ago

On a cruise around the Hawaiian islands and docked overnight on Kauai. Booked this luau through Roberts Hawaii and am so glad we did. The tropical gardens where the luau is is absolutely beautiful. Lots of native trees & flowers and birds everywhere. There are...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Please do this. They pick you up and bring you back to your resort. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Everyone is so accommodating. The food was fresh, hot and yummy. Drinks were plentiful. The show was awesome. Got to try food I had...More

Thank mattsmom8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful. Walking around the gardens is a nice experience by itself. Then they pull a tasty pig out of the ground and have an open bar before dinner. The buffet style was great, plenty of tasty and fresh choices. The staff is...More

Thank Cody H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have ever wanted to experience the rich culture and fabulous food of Hawaii, don't skip this luau. There are other luau options on Kauai, but this venue and the Smith family are both beautiful and welcoming. Located on the Waialua River just a...More

Thank PhilJohnsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smith’s luau has been named best and oldest luau on Kauai! Positives: The property is a dream! And you can access and walk around the whole property great for photos. The food was great! They have other drinks besides mai tais ( over mai tais)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read lots of travel guides that said Luaus were pretty touristy so we had low expectations going into the evening. They couldn’t have been more wrong. This family-run Luau had great local food and an awesome show that showcased many different types of...More

Thank Greg N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Luau staff are very friendly and funny too. It was nice to be able to walk around the botanical gardens before and after dinner before the show. The show was good, but the old seating benches were very uncomfortable. The food was lacking -...More

Thank BigZee07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tram tour of the botanical gardens, then walked around more after that. Enjoyed the ceremony and explanation of the pork cooking-imu. The food was all good but the pulled pork was outstanding. I expected more pineapple and coconut dishes tho. The entertainment...More

Thank Connie943
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know there is a certain amount of pomp and circumstance for this sort of thing ... but this one was more. We enjoyed the stories told. We enjoyed the food. We enjoyed the music most of all. When they launched into "Guava Jelly" I...More

Thank Lane B
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Heidi P
September 22, 2018|
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Response from maura_harrington | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the day before on-line. It seems as if they are busy but you can get tickets just before
Phil S
June 24, 2018|
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Response from GenSpec | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I went by ourselves and there was no problem getting a seat with a view to the show. There were some reserved tables for larger parties, ie, weddings etc, but there were plenty of available seats. The accepted... More
Phil S
June 23, 2018|
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Response from cjtoogood | Reviewed this property |
Yes. However all open air otherwise!