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Smith's Tropical Paradise

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Hawaiian
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174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
+1 808-821-6876
08:30 - 16:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Smith family Luau was amazing. The property was beautiful and all the wild life made it special. Birds were eating out of our hands. Great people and good food. Best Luau setting we've ever been to.

Thank tlyman18
San Marcos, California
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1,019 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Luaus in Princeville Poipu, Kilohana and always end up back at Smith's. This a family run business that has been operating since the 1940's. The gardens are 30 acres and includes many beautiful flowering trees and plants, there are Peacocks and various birds throughout the park.

Thank csarchibald
Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful and the food was great, especially the pork. I was impressed with how quickly the staff was able to get food to everyone. The staff was also very nice. I enjoyed the music and dancing as well. They put together a great evening!

Thank sc2nc
Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Smith's put on a great evening of entertainment at the Luau while incorporating the history of Hawaii and in depth knowledge about their gardens. The food was excellent for a buffet style affair. The drinks included is also very nice. The show after dinner was great with very talented individuals who portray the history of Hawaii. If you're looking... More 

Thank lynndell-CO
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We attended the Smith Family Luau. The MC is actually the owner of the place, and I felt he was actually concerned about the comfort and quality of the experience of each of the 100's of people in attendance. The food was above average, the garden is beautiful, and the Luau dance performance very well produced with very good professional... More 

Thank Ian P
Milwaukie, Oregon
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We took the boat tour up the Wailua River to the fern Grotto. I am not sure if this is part of Smith's tropical paradise or not but I think it is in the same location. Very pleasant boat ride lots to see along the way. The grotto is lovely, cool on a hot day.

Thank Buffie1314
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The dancing is amazing, the food yummy and drinks flowing, singing wonderful and the staff are so friendly, it is a tropical paradise. The gardens are amazing.

Thank cocoislandgirl
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

They had it down to perfection. The food was great! The show was done well...a little Hollywood. BUT, you learn so much about the history of the Islands. I won't spoil it for you...:))

Thank Sandi S
Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is truly a beautiful little paradise. So many beautiful plants and flowers and little creatures! haha It was a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon

Thank RockysJewel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Smith Family has been perfecting the family luau for decades. The grounds are located in sprawling botanical tropical garden. The food is plentiful, the mai tais are cold, and the after dinner entertainment is top notch. This is a very popular and large luau that feels intimate at the same time. The aloha of the Smith family keeps people... More 

Thank goldbend

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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
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6876

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