We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Smith Family Garden Luau

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

564 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 554: English reviews
Bixby, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You start with a tram ride through Smith's extensive gardens. Beautiful. Never mind the friendly peacocks. Then there's the Emu ceremony. They explain the history and traditions of the Luau and unearth a cooked pig. Educational and fun to watch. Then it's into the dining area for all you can eat (and drink) with light entertainment. A bit crowded but... More 

Thank Harvey39_47
Amherst, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do when in Kuaui! A beautiful place and garden, excellent food, and great dance show. Don't let the name fool you, it's an authentic Hawaiian luau, they'll explain the name when you go!

Thank jeroldm2017
Goodyear, Arizona
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to several luaus over the years, but Smith's is the best we've seen. The experience starts with a tram tour of the gardens, then you're free to explore until the hold the imu ceremony. The dinner is fantastic, and there's plenty of food if you want to go back for more. The deserts were a bit weak, but... More 

Thank MIDIMan87
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are planning one evening, it's about 80$ a person, give or take, it's worth every dime. every. dime. we've been here twice on both trips to Kauai and the show is amazing. usually not a bad seat in the house! the maitais are wonderful! the food amazing...all you can eat. the service amazing, and it's all family that... More 

Thank Mary M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time. Price was excellent and very convenient to our hotel. Gardens were beautiful and they really did treat you like family! The food and dinner entertainment was wonderful and the show they put on was fantastic. Thank you Smith family, you made our first luau memorable.

Thank Dawn E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This luau was exceptional! The staff (family) was great, the food was fantastic, and the drinks were constantly flowing. Every person in our group (5yrs-53yrs old) had an amazing time! I would definitely recommend booking at the Smith Family Luau.

Thank stephmmillz
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds. You get a tram tour of the grounds and time to walk the gardens and take pictures. Food was good for dinner while they serenade you. They teach you about the hula dance which is interactive if you choose. The luau show was great. This is a large venue with lots of people.

Thank MaryFranklin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Smith's Luau for it's great atmosphere and family feel. The owner of the operation was very warm and welcoming as were all of the staff members. The food was top notch, so good, we couldn't pick a favorite because they were all so delicious! Highly recommended for couples, families and anyone visiting Kauai!

1 Thank Christina N
Kirtland, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time for us and never a disappointment. Food very good, explanation of roasting a pig interesting, and native dancers give a good show. Timing is good-- enough time to eat leisurely but not drawn-out. Show is perfect length. Done by 9:00.

1 Thank OHweezy
Williams, Oregon
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second Luau on the island of Kauai. The grounds were beautiful to walk around, or a tram could be ridden by those who didn't want to walk. The Smith family were welcoming and in our midst entertaining with music and hula dancing, until after dinner when the show began. The organization was impressive, the food was delicious,... More 

1 Thank katarinas387

Travelers who viewed Smith Family Garden Luau also viewed


Been to Smith Family Garden Luau? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Smith Family Garden Luau and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Walnut Creek, CA
La Quinta, California
9 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Smith Family Garden Luau staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?