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Smith Family Garden Luau

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Address: Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Nice family-run luau

We have been to two luaus, both on Maui, but my mother had never been to one at all. We were not sure where to go on Kauai and we heard that this one was the best for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing family-operated luau. I've been to two others on other islands. The grounds are beautiful and "grandpa" was on his golf cart greeting guests as we arrived. Th tram tour was very nice and informative....but a bit fast. Seating for smaller groups is open. "Auntie", who was hostessing, was concerned about our choice of tables because it... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to two luaus, both on Maui, but my mother had never been to one at all. We were not sure where to go on Kauai and we heard that this one was the best for a "traditional" luau. This is a family-run luau (4 generations) and they all work there. They are all happy to be there... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The farm keeps goats in a pen for guests to watch. The health of the goats was very disturbing for me and my family to watch. We contacted the farm twice (once in person and once in a follow up email) about the goats but we were ignored. One employee said, "yea we should probably get a vet, but we... More 

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Thank Sara V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone needs to attend at least one Luau in their life. The food was good and the show was exciting.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked this up at the last minute and so glad we did. Great grounds to see, and the staff was great. Food was very very good and there was entertainment while we ate. Very well organized and very friendly. Show was outstanding and a lot of fun. Made great memories and would strongly suggest.

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Thank Jeff C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to any other luau so I can't compare them but they had a ton of people at the luau and the food was good. They put on a great show after the feast. They have beautiful grounds to walk around. Mr smith which isn't his last name have been doing this luau for a long time. His... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is only 6 and this was one of her favorite events we did on the island. There are alot of people but they have it basically down to a science from the parking to the drinks and the food line there is never any waiting in line. The show was excellent and the food fantastic. Very interesting and... More 

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Thank Megan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this Luau. It lasts about 4 hours which includes a garden tour, dinner, cocktails and a show. The buffet food was excellent. There is food for everyone including pork, fish, roasted vegetables & much more! The garden is beautiful and the show was very exciting.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family run luau. Many attractions within the garden. Entertainment show was stupendous. Food was very yummy - try the poi with your pork. While in Hawaii do what the Hawaiians do. Mai Tais were also very good. The family has a long island history and the staff are happy working the luau which made it a wonderful experience.

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Thank LVRoadWarrior
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised that the Smith Family Garden Luau was the best on Kauai. What an understatement, it is the best in Hawaii! The food and entertainment was 1st class all the way! Everyone was extremely friendly and the after dinner show as amazing! If you an in Kauai, don't miss the Smith Family Garden Luau!

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