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Smith Family Garden Luau

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
08:30 - 16:00
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Farmington, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two luaus on the island: Smiths and the one at Gaylords. We didn't go to Gaylords but the Smith experience was very good. As you would expect at a luau, the food was abundant and delicious. The Kalua Pork and the sweet and sour Mahi-Mahi was very good. The Mai Tai's were also very good and abundant.

Thank Jared K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We shopped around before booking the luau because Smith's is a family operation and not one orchestrated by a resort. The meal presentation was awesome and authentic. Excellent show followed with a story of many lands. Dancers were right up close and by their facial expressions we could tell they enjoyed what they were doing. We also suggest taking the... More 

Thank Gary B
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds. Very well organized and each event was on schedule and 300+ people moved through the drink and food lines quickly. Complete with dinner entertainment before moving to the theater for the show. It is great to see this hardworking family and entertainers put on a fun evening.

Thank lorib660
Clearwater, Florida
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460 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here and it was very good. The gardens are a good collection of the various floria that have migrated to the islands. They set up 6 buffet lines for the 400 guests the evening we were there. All the foods were very good and there was not a big delay in getting fed. They had entertainment during... More 

Thank Jim S
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278 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved the luau for a group online. It was quick and easy and included clear information. They have an option online to get picked up at your hotel if you are staying on the east shore. Upon arriving they checked us in and gave us each a shell lei. We then boarded a tram which gave us a tour... More 

Thank Rodney B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'll run. Very accommodating for some who needs to eat gluten free. Show was good but whole experience runs a bit long.

Thank sweeneyjim2017
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit the to Kauai and Smith Family Luau. Both times the food has been delicious and the show and hospitality exceptional! They go out of their way to make sure you feel welcome and let you know you're welcome to go back through the buffet. If there's only one thing you do on visit to Kauai... More 

Thank M-LT1980
Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will say that the food was better here than other luaus we have been to. They offer an open bar which other limit you to one or two drinks. The show they give is okay. They show dances from the different islands.

Thank Sergio M
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is expensive, but so are all the other luaus. If you are trying to choose one, pick this one. It is in beautiful gardens, run by a native Hawaiian family (with an English grandpa, Smith). The food is delicious and the show is impressive.

Thank Aimee S
Cornelius, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to many Luaus - have to say the food was way about most others we've been to. There are quite a few people there but it's managed well. The show is in a amphitheater separate from the dining area. Overall pretty fun experience w friends!

Thank Brian W

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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
US$20 - US$30
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6895

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?