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Smith Family Garden Luau

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European, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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225 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best Luau on Kauai Island and a must do while you are there visiting this island do not miss it.

Thank Kent G
Grafton, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You would never know they had about 1000 people under the shed roof. The organization for leading to the 6 buffet lines was organized. The food was hot and fresh constantly be replenished. Unlimted Mai Tias and Mixed drinks. Entertainment during Dinner. The show at their outdoor theater. Professional done and excellent dancers.

Thank Alanc17
Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a large enterprise they have! This had a definite Disney feel to the experience. They handled four to five hundred folks with grace and ease last evening. In short, it met our expectations...the luau box is checked. Advice: skip the luaus and use the $$$ to stay an extra day or two on your visit to beautiful Kaua'i.

Thank 85254_traveler
Harvard, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was good and very plentiful, they kept urging us to go back and get more. I had written ahead to enquire re vegetarian food, turns out there was enough veggie food for anyone, but they had prepared me a dish of rice and stirfry which was very good. I enjoyed the show, which moved on fast and was... More 

Thank helenandersonusa
San Diego
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is full of Peacocks and other birds walking around and looking nice. Felt food was cheap, alcoholic beverages were cheap and not very exciting. Show was very nice, carry Deet for mosquitos during the open air show.

Thank ashprag
Modesto, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to several Luaus at hotels in Oahu, I like this one better. Its more folksy, family operation, very well done, they are a well oiled machine. Its in a convenient location, they have buses that will pick up from hotels close by, included in the price, we were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Kapaa and we used... More 

Thank Stewart B
Auburn, Maine
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue was extremely large with many people in attendance. We were not able to see the opening ceremony because of the amount of people. The grounds were beautiful. There was a variety of food which was delicious. During the dinner the music and announcements were hard to hear, but it was well organized. The show was excellent and theatrical.... More 

Thank Beth B
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great, the kalua pig coming out of the ground is really fun to watch, the show is awesome and the grounds are impeccable. My only complaints would be that it's a very large group of people trying to get food and drinks at the same time, and that the drinks are pretty watered down.

Thank Carrie E
Kapaa, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and the entertainment is done very well. When we have friends visit from the Mainland we always take them here.

Thank pmatero
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite evening events. Started with a wonderful tram ride around the grounds with explanations regarding plant life and animals on the property. The grounds are gorgeous. Then the food was served and it was excellent. Very obvious that this is run by a family who take great pride and pleasure in hosting this event. The evening ended... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?