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Smith Family Garden Luau

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European, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This luau was fabulous well organized. The food was amazing and they did a great job educating about the Hawaiian culture. The garden is breathtaking a must do when visiting kauai

Thank Princess D
Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You wouldn't expect any Hawaiian tradition at a "SMITH" Family Garden Lu'au, but you get it. It's a multigenerational family, that has been doing this Lu'au for some time now. The family name goes back to their English ancestor who married an Hawaiian women, and the family began this business some decades ago. The garden grounds are beyond words. Absolutely... More 

Thank Jeff S
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a nice family run Luau on a nice piece of property. There were numerous birds to feed while you waited for the different parts to start. However, had problem with them carding family members at their tables while they were eating. Could have been done more discreetly and less embarrassing to family. Also the after dinner show was... More 

Thank Lance S
McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Now we didn't actually eat at Smiths, but we came to see the dancing which was excellent!! $15 to watch the show trumped the full price ad we opted to go to Kintara for dinner instead..the locals love that place.

Thank Kimberly K
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night my family visited the Smith Family Luau. There were six of us so we reserved online and advised them that I had trouble getting around and walked with a cane. The service we received from these people was nothing short of remarkable. When we identified ourselves at the entrance we were shown quickly to the tram and advised... More 

Thank Dianne F
Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food, drinks, and service fabulous. This is a buffet style meal, beef, fish, chicken, pork, all available. Salads, breads, many sides all available, with of course Hawaiian themed foods, such as poi, pineapple, all there. Desserts are coconut pudding and cake as well as assorted cookies. Service is phenomenal. Superb handicapped accommodation as well. Parking in Front. Beautiful tropical garden... More 

Essex, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Smith's" may not sound like a name that goes with "luau" but trust me... there's a story there, and it's probably best if I let the host tell it. The luau show is in it's 3rd generation of operation and we were not disappointed. It opens with a tram ride around the grounds -- a decent overview of where you... More 

Thank robfriesel
Florence, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an amazing time from start to finish. The Smith family is awesome and hospitable. Beautiful grounds to explore. Wonderful.

Thank ange0129
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have attended several luaus and loved this one!! The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious and the show was super!

Thank Liz T
Albany, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 5 and had a wonderful time! Very friendly staff, beautiful grounds, delicious food and very good entertainment! Couldn't have asked for anything better!

Thank Mojomama23

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96745
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-821-6895

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?