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Smith Family Garden Luau

3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“teriyaki beef” (30 reviews)
“coconut cake” (12 reviews)
“rice pudding” (14 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a very moderate price we purchased show-only tickets and did not attend the luau. This show is excellent ~ wonderful dancers, and singers.... professionally done and extremely entertaining. Great to add to your "to do" list :-)

Thank William M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Family style meal was good, as were the cocktails.The buffet lines moved fast. Loved the show! Dancers were very professional and entertaining.I even learned more about the Hawaiian culture.Very well organized

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told the food here was among the best luau food and were not disappointed. They pack 500 people in at a time, but buffet style service went very efficiently. Drinks were a bit watered down, . The show was fun, and the grounds...More

Thank SSprague1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome night with the family. Awesome hosts. Amazing food. Definitely will be going again when I return to Hawaii.

Thank adztants
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Tropical Garden is amazing, with botanical examples from all over the earth that have been imported to the Hawaiian Islands. Following the largely self-guided garden tour, the Luau feast is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza with live musical entertainment and unlimited drinks from the bar. The...More

1  Thank Aaron1859
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends. This is in a several acre botanical park with a nice tram ride to learn about plants and animals. The luau meal is first rate with a variety to cover most tastes. The show incorporates most of the tropical dances, Tahitian Hawaiian...More

Thank Rdb44
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This luau was well organized. I loved the unlimited drinks & the food is very good. The show is unique & worth watching. I like it that they show how they make the kalua pork the traditional way.

Thank shiawase1003
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I have been to other Luaus but the Smith Family Luau seemed to be the more authentic to the others I have attended. You had the opportunity to actually observe the taking of the pig out of the ground oven. There was plenty of food....More

1  Thank Janet R
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this luau experience. Wonderful family of four generations running this garden tour, dinner with entertainment, and Polynesian show. The buffet food was tasty and lots of variety- pulled pork, teriyaki beef, Hawaiian sweet potatoes, steamed veggies, to name...More

1  Thank 3continentFam
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect, but was the evening was exceptional. The Smith family greeted visitors as they arrived and left. The evening started with a trolley ride around the lush gardens. I wish there had been time to walk through the gardens because it...More

1  Thank LKBusick
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8 June 2017|
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Response from jonbinx | Reviewed this property |
no military discounts but prices are very reasonable
Camille B
8 May 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the have accommodations for wheel chairs and walkers.
Jackie G
9 January 2017|
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Response from Monte D | Reviewed this property |
For the best answer you will need to call or email Smith Family Luau directly. Regarding their response: it may help if you are a large group rather than a single person or couple and of course how far away your cruise ship... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +1 808-821-6895
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