Smith's Garden Luau

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 14 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space, Restaurant
100% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746

(808) 821-6892
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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2017

    We chose this luau specifically because they're Celiac-friendly. I spoke with them upon booking, and they sent me an email with the accommodations for GF. When we arrived they told me what to expect and during the Hawaiian prayer they allowed us to serve ourselves first from the buffet. They then followed up with a plate from the kitchen with two entrees. My 3yo has Celiac and I do not, but I order GF so she can sample from my plate and to keep my hands and mouth from getting contaminated. I did make a round at the end for gluten items and I have to say, the best items were all gluten free. The pulled pork was amazing, as were the desserts and sides.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2017

    I was very impressed after talking to one of the workers and mentioning that I have Celiac- she seated me at a special table and requested a separate plate for me and that I'd be the first to walk through the buffet. Very accommodating and friendly!

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2017

    I was so excited to go to a luau on the island and I am so glad I chose Smith's. They went above and beyond to accommodate my gluten and dairy allergies. They walked me through the entire buffet line when I got there and all the food had labels. I knew what was gluten free, what had dairy, they even had labels if things contained nuts, sesame, and other common allergies. The only meat I could eat was the pork so they even brought me out my own seperate plate with steamed rice, chicken, and fish. Everything I tried was amazing, I didn't get sick, they had bottomless mai tais, and even the show was phenomenal. I would definitely go again!

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2017

    I was blown away by their service. Despite there being hundreds of guests, they greeted me upon arrival and walked me through the buffet. They absolutely understood celiac. mahalo!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2017

    So fun!!!!! Great evening out in Kauai! Shredded pork was so good and everything was clearly marked. Guava salad dressing was addictive. Everyone was so nice. I will definitely be back!

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    5 ratingFebruary 08, 2017

    SO amazing! My husband and I went in August 2015. We were pretty nervous because it's buffet style. We talked to the people when we entered, and not only did the owner personally take us through the line to make sure we knew what was safe, he let us go first, so no cross contamination, and made sure meat was specially prepared just for us, so it wasn't even on the line. Mahalo!

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2017

    this was a great place. everyone was friendly and all the food was labeled with gluten free, or if it contained eggs,nuts etc... very allergy friendly.

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2016

    I called ahead and told them about my celiacs, they prepared a plate just for me, was awesome and they also let me go first in their buffet before anyone could cross contaminate it. all the food is labeled in their buffet for allergies. by far the best service and attention to detail. just got to ask for James or Ingred when you get there and they set it up for you. don't forget to call ahead though if not you might not get a plate made just for you.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2016

    My rating is for the food and handling of GF - they did an awesome job with it. Before the day, they sent an email listing what I could eat on the buffet and letting me know they would ensure we had a plate brought out of gluten free items to compliment what I could get on the buffet. Honestly, I was stuffed just from the buffet food because the pork was so good!! They really did an awesome job with the GF options. As to the show...that was not my cup of tea.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2016

    we booked online which gave us the same discount as aaa. by doing it a few days in advance, and putting the soy and gluten allergy in the notes, they called us and clarified was it one or both of us,because they make a white rice and grilled chicken and fish that are safe, then I could still get whatever I wanted off the buffet, pork, fruit, sweet potatoes,salad were all safe, unless you're one who is worried about what they may have grabbed with the tongs. they told me who to talk to when we sat down, and when she saw me come back from buffet line, she brought my dinner, nice and warm still!

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2016

    This place was fantastic. We contacted them prior to booking our reservation and they emailed us a menu of all the gluten free items they offer. They told us to let them know upon arrival that we have gluten allergies and they would take care of the rest. One of the hostesses walked us through the buffet line prior to the food service and let us know the gf option available. We were each also given a plate with rice, fish, chicken and stir fry vegetables that were all prepared gluten free. The extra plate and all the food we were able to eat from the buffet were delicious. We were able to enjoy a great meal and no one got was wonderful!

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    5 ratingNovember 07, 2015

    I ate here before I had to go gluten free and it was great. Went again this year. ..I have more than gluten as health issues. We requested gluten free on our reservation. They called the night before our reservation to discuss the food. They told me that I would get a special plate as well as the luau since most of the food was not gluten free. They served fish and chicken on a plate of plain rice. I also had the pork, salad, and fresh fruit for dessert. The food was better than I remember.

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2015

    Best Luau food on the island! Food isn't labeled GF but the staff is so caring that they will walk you through the buffet and point out what is GF.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2015

    This place was amazing!! I called before I made the reservation to make sure they could accommodate a Celiac. They were more than willing to make my food however I needed. I then received an email letting me know who to contact when I arrived to go over my needs. I then received a phone call to let me know who my server would be and more instructions on who to contact an etc... When we arrived the hostess knew I was a celiac when we checked in and gave me more directions on who to contact. When we found Kemekee he showed me the buffet and knew everything that was GF and not. When I explained how sensitive I was and how some of the food was next to gluten, he had the kitchen prepare my food....I was assigned a server named James and he would bring me whatever I wanted...they went over the top to make sure my experience was top notch...I can not say enough good about this place!!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu


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