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Smith Family Garden Luau

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Orange County, CA
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300 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first luau, and I'm not native Hawaiian, so I can't speak to the authenticity. But I did find the food to be quite tasty, especially the pua'a. It is incredibly difficult to serve 100s of people at once and still maintain a high quality product. Smith's has decades of practice and has perfected the art. The service... More 

Thank scphil21
Grand Junction, Colorado
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This production was much too touristy and too big for our taste. I felt as if i was at a show on a cruise boat in a really nice environment. The garden is pretty and arriving at 5 you will have an entire hour to walk around. Don't come this early if you don't like exploring. At 6 you can... More 

Thank wgechter
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite crowded but overall very entertaining! The banquet was well organized & delicious. The show was wonderful... first luau that I have ever been to that incorporated the Japanese culture and Chinese culture in the dances.

Thank Becky K
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the luau the food was excellent and the show that was performed was very entertaining and they also have a nice park setting to see by the tram various types of animals and birds of course the island rooster and chickens " recommend seeing this at lest once

Thank Nick D
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In fairness, the setting is pretty and they do have a few good special effects. The fire twirler is good..he's the only one on stage that shows any real personality. The bottom line, however, is that the gals are mostly overweight and just don't look good in hula skirts..the guys (all except 1) seem like they don't even want to... More 

1 Thank Mommafrog15
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly this just wasn't the experience I had hoped it would be. It was way to touristy for my liking. Some of the other reviews do a great job outlining what to expect. We stayed for the whole thing hoping it would get better but it just didn't. The grounds are really nice. The food was okay. The cocktails were... More 

Thank Stephen C
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Smith family Luau and had a really lovely evening. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the beautiful tropical gardens where we were greeted by girls wearing Leis who we were photographed with. We watched the pig coming out of the ground whilst a member of the Smith family told us the sort of... More 

Thank 4SmithsEssex
Camdenton, Missouri
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great luau to attend if you make an afternoon of it and take the Fern Grotto tour before the Luau. The grounds are very beautiful and once you enter you can ride the free trolley around and see all the beautiful flowers, trees and birds. My grand kids really enjoyed feeding the birds. The emu ceremony is... More 

1 Thank llsylvester
Millville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opted to go to this luau instead of the one promoted by our NCL Hawaiian cruise. It turned out to be a fantastic decision. Shuttle to and from the dock was available for a slight charge. We did get a discount for booking the luau through their website. Smith family does a great job organizing the event. Unlimited food... More 

1 Thank Scott S
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations online and saved $$$. We used their free transportation which is perfect after free, unlimited Mai Tai's! After you arrive they take you on a tour of their beautiful gardens via tram. Then you can watch the imu ceremony and then proceed to the luau room. They offer free drinks and wonderful food (buffet style, all you can... More 

Thank GalFromWyoming

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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
European, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: 808-821-6895

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