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Smith's Tropical Paradise

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6876
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

. We took the river boat ride and visit to the fern garden as part of a bus tour. Very pretty and relaxing. We saw more of the garden prior to the luau. Great gardens

Thank caligirl19712015
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Food was very good and entertainment was great. The show was well put together and enjoyable. More of a tribute to the different types of people on the island as opposed to the traditional luau where they talk about the king and all he did. The food was the best i ever had at a luau and the grounds were... More 

Thank 2islandlover2
Dublin, Ohio, United States
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199 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the hop on hop off locations. It costs $6 and good to spend 45 minutes until the next bus pick up. If you like birds, buy their foods for 50 cents at the entrance. Many birds including peacocks will follow you. This is not commercialized and you can spend quiet time there.

Thank DublinKG
Kapaa, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have visited Smiths many times and have never been disappointed. From the food to the grounds and the show, it is top notch. A must do while on Kauai.

Thank pmatero
Haslett, Michigan
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116 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This lu'au dinner is very nice. The grounds and gardens are beyond description. You'll want to arrive as soon as the gates open to take them in. That is followed by a pre-lu'au ceremony, and then a large scale buffet style meal. The food is fantastic, but finding seating with your family among so many people is a bit overwhelming.... More 

Thank Jeff S
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had a great time at the Smith Family Paradise property. The family was very sweet and welcoming. I loved all the birds, especially the peacocks. We also saw ducks and a giant crab about the size of a basketball! The food was absolutely delicious...except for the poi...don't eat the poi...no one should eat poi, lol! There was plenty o... More 

Thank Kakia P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was referred to me by a friend and I have to say we enjoyed the entire experience from the River Cruise to the Luau to the show. It was all very enjoyable and the people that are running it are very sweet!

Thank marelise22
Kauai, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Love the buffet! Fresh ono food, great people and beautiful botanical gardens. The Smith Family is a classic adventure and the luau show is unique as well. Amazing dancers who multi-dance different Kauai ethnic cultures. Very well done, very professional. Mahalo nui to the Smith Family!

Thank Pootunui
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Grandkids loved IMU ceremony, peacocks, erupting volcano and fire dancers. Loved talking to table mates from other countries. Very efficient buffet service. Loved all you can drink Mai Tais. Been to several luaus on other islands and this one was the best run and most interesting.

Thank tgrano1

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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$ 40
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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: 174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • 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?