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Smith Family Garden Luau

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$$ - $$$
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This luau is on a beautiful property that you get to tour before and after dinner. The food was amazing, the show and everything else was great! I would recommend this to anyone!!!!

Thank Alison A
Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on a Friday night with my wife on our last evening out on this trip. We arrived in good time and they took us on a tour around the garden. The greeting was nice aboutt he family. They should go MUCH slower so we have time to look at what they describe before passing it. We watched the IMU... More 

Thank martyh00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Luau is absolutely fabulous. It is family owned and ran. The food is spectacular. The show is also spectacular. We also did the fern grotto River Cruise and I can honestly say every single aspect of the Smith's family Luau, the grotto, and the gardens are spectacular. I highly recommend it

Thank jonbinx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a MUST DO event. Save up pennies in a sock and hitch hike here if you have to, just make sure you come to this luau before you leave! I was amazed at all the things one luau ticket bought- a tram ride tour of the Smith family botanical gardens, an Imu ceremony describing the traditional pit barbeque,... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told by numerous people that this is the best luau on Kauai because it is so authentic. The Smith family has been entertaining tourists for 3 or 4 generations, and they know what they are doing, and it shows! Thoughtful details- like a welcome picture and shell necklace, tours of the gardens, informative dialog by the MC re:... More 

Thank t3downey
Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended this Luau 3 times. It is by far the BEST Luau on all the islands. The expansive grounds/gardens are beautiful. Plenty of chairs through out to sit and relax while observing the gardens and surrounding mountains. Doves, birds, peacocks and of course rooster and chickens. The welcoming and Imu ceremony are great. Entertaining and informative. Dinner is... More 

Thank travelblossom52
Farmington, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

There are two luaus on the island: Smiths and the one at Gaylords. We didn't go to Gaylords but the Smith experience was very good. As you would expect at a luau, the food was abundant and delicious. The Kalua Pork and the sweet and sour Mahi-Mahi was very good. The Mai Tai's were also very good and abundant.

Thank Jared K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We shopped around before booking the luau because Smith's is a family operation and not one orchestrated by a resort. The meal presentation was awesome and authentic. Excellent show followed with a story of many lands. Dancers were right up close and by their facial expressions we could tell they enjoyed what they were doing. We also suggest taking the... More 

Thank Gary B
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Beautiful grounds. Very well organized and each event was on schedule and 300+ people moved through the drink and food lines quickly. Complete with dinner entertainment before moving to the theater for the show. It is great to see this hardworking family and entertainers put on a fun evening.

Thank lorib660
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and it was very good. The gardens are a good collection of the various floria that have migrated to the islands. They set up 6 buffet lines for the 400 guests the evening we were there. All the foods were very good and there was not a big delay in getting fed. They had entertainment during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6895

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?