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Smith's Tropical Paradise

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) #31 of 86 Restaurants in Kapaa $$ - $$$ , Hawaiian
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
+1 808-821-6876
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“rice pudding” (4 reviews)
“kalua pig” (7 reviews)
“pork” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Okay it is a little pricey but you do get your money's worth. Great choice of food, the mai tai's are delicious and plentiful and the plantation grounds are spectacular. Very warm and friendly people.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Attended my neice's graduation party at the Luau Hale. Everything that my sister chose to be on the buffet line was FABULOUS!! The hardworking staff was on it and very accomodating! They made sure used plates were removed, refreshment dispensers were filled etc. Kamika was...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Did the luau and fern grotto. The workers did an excellent job of keeping us entertained during both events. They claim that they are family owned and operated and they do a nice job of maintaining a family environment. The people running the events are...More

Thank SeizeTheDay75
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We did Fern Grotto boat tour too. It was fun. The crew was very entertaining.. The Tropical Paradise was SO FABULOUS!!!!!!! They have train that takes you around gorgeous grounds. Beautiful flowers, trees, birds, grounds. The luau pig cooking method is explained. The tables are...More

Thank Gregs0n
Reviewed June 3, 2013

was a little disappointed with the fern grotto, not much fern and not able to get close/in cave. :( (lots of mosquito bites though even with bug spray on!)

Thank EmmaJ427
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This luau is educational and with different set up. It will surprise you with the set up. You will be served with all you can eat buffet and drink including Mai Tai, Hawain punch, beer and wine.

Thank vicky64120
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This luau was a lot of fun, everyone was SO friendly and welcoming! What makes it more special is that its run by a family from Hawaii and right now I think 3 generations of Smiths work there. The food was really good, especially the...More

Thank luvtoCancun
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our second luau. Service was very good and efficient even with a larger group. The entertainment was cleaver and helped put everyone at ease. I'd return if I had the opportunity.

Thank PatH2469
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Not recommended. The Smith property is a beautiful place to visit, but I would skip the expensive meal and especially the cheesy show. I had taken my Mother to Kauai for her first time this last year and she desperately wanted to see a traditional...More

Thank William B
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This truly is a mini paradise. There are acres of beautiful landscape, with indigenous birds, including peacocks. It has the mountains as their backdrop, so everything really is picturesque. We did stay for the luau, which was okay.

Thank Sheri S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6876
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