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Smith's Tropical Paradise

) #35 of 86 Restaurants in Kapaa ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Hawaiian
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
+1 808-821-6876
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rice pudding” (4 reviews)
“kalua pig” (7 reviews)
“pork” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 16:00All hours
Polynesian, Hawaiian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
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Reviews (188)
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101 - 110 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 12 February 2013

One has to really admire the five generations of the Smith Family who have run this well run family business and event for so many years. The tram ride through the beautiful gardens is a special treat and I wished that we had given ourselves...More

2  Thank DRH0PS
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We bought the inclusive dinner and show package. The evening started with picking us up from our hotel at no extra charge. (This allowed us to enjoy the free Mai Tai's without worrying about driving back to the hotel after the show!) We found the...More

1  Thank SamGebala
Reviewed 20 December 2012

We expected to have dinner and show at same time, didn't happen that way. On way in, get leis/pictures. Take a tram ride around gardens, nothing special. Then, can walk around before dinner/show. Watched pig being taken out of ground, nice little ceremony. Walked to...More

3  Thank TravelinT_N
Reviewed 11 December 2012

What a well-run family business and such beautiful surroundings and really excellent food--we spent our Thanksgiving with you and to serve turkey was great but your turkey was the best ever--mahalo

1  Thank rptrcat
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This was a great experience from start to finish. From the parking to check in, they know how to get people in with little wait. Once inside, we were taken around the grounds by a tram which provided a great overview of the property and...More

Thank Jimmy2560
Reviewed 30 November 2012

This was our first luau experience. Being a horticulturist, I absolutely loved the gardens. They were very well presented. The luau food was delicious but I expected a different atmosphere. It was a super large buffet that left me feeling like I was an animal...More

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 24 November 2012

We got there early and toured the grounds. Lots of things to see with lots of "Kodak" opportunities. The removal of the pig was traditional and fun to watch. The food was very good and many options. We've seen a lot of hula shows, this...More

Thank Iluvmovies
Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

I feel like you get a lot for your money with this luau. Arrive on time and you'll get a shell lei greeting, tram tour of the property (along with bits of plant life knowledge and history), see the pig get taken out of the...More

Thank Kellie F
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Smith's is not just a restaurant....the cruise to and from Fern Grotto was beautiful, the luau plentiful and well-organized, and the show afterward superb. We enjoyed the several hours of this package immensely and Smith's did a great job with a large crowd. This is...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The welcome to Smith's was genuine. The introduction to the garden was informative. The garden was beautiful. The ceremonies were simple and the feast was excellent. I can't wait to bring the kids back with us next year.

Thank davis804
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, 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 96746-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6876
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