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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Nice Luau and close to hotels

Three of us attended the "Celebration" two weeks ago. We enjoyed the history of Hawaii, something... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Newport Beach, California
Disappointed it wasn’t outside despite great weather

Show was great, as was the food (for a buffet) but we were really disappointed that the dinner... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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“kalua pork”(4 reviews)
“plated dinner”(2 reviews)
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-923-7311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great night. Learning some Hula moves and making traditional Lei bracelets plus other cultural activities before the show. The dancers were amazing and the MC got everyone in the audience involved during the show. The food was traditional and very tasty as...More

Thank Duley62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just save your money. This was not a luau more like a history lesson. Beyond boring. I paid 350 for myself and my husband, the food was not anything special. It surprised us that this was at the royal hawaiian.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is the only Luau practically on the beach. The event starts with a welcome Mai Tai as you arrive to your seat. Preferred seating is a must. The Hula and fire dancing highlight the show, which takes you through the history of Hawaii. The...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Three of us attended the "Celebration" two weeks ago. We enjoyed the history of Hawaii, something different. We had the upgraded front seats. Not sure it really mattered as you can see the show from anywhere and the "upgraded" shell leis were okay. Would have...More

Thank NewportBeach72
Reviewed 6 July 2018

It is an experience of Hawaiian culture with great food. They have initially some demonstrations of various Hawaiian historical skills-cloth making, fishing, poi preparation. The food is prepared as a buffet. The choices are plentiful and all delicious. The narrator flawlessly tells a story of...More

1  Thank Diana C
Reviewed 28 June 2018

My daughter and I went to the Royal Hawaiian Luau even though friends had said it was very expensive and that there were many others around. Well at nearly $400 each we booked premium seating at the Royal and we were not at all disappointed....More

2  Thank herb112017
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to this show, but from the start it was a dissapointing one. Due to expected rain (which did not happen), the show was held inside the monarch room. The show started with greeting of the guests, followed by recognizing people celebrating...More

4  Thank Eda Y
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Food excellent for a buffet. Show OK, but way over-amplified. Because of impending rain the luau was held indoors at the Monarch Room. Before and during dinner the sound was OK but later on they cranked up the volume and it became uncomfortable. When the...More

1  Thank econklin4
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The show is wonderful. The premium seating I understand pay more get better seats. The seating of premium first, their serving of buffet first, the waiters with them first is a bit much when you have laid out over 300 yourselves. We did not enjoy...More

2  Thank djschnarr
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Show was great, as was the food (for a buffet) but we were really disappointed that the dinner wasn’t outside as advertised. There was no rain that night so it was a little sad as we really wanted to experience an outdoor dinner. Photo service...More

1  Thank AussieVG
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George W
5 July 2017|
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Response from Tiana M | Reviewed this property |
I had unlimited drinks when I was there in January. They kept refilling them at the table.
8 October 2015|
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Response from seaLoves | Reviewed this property |
They don't have deals or discounts. We booked directly through their website (link through Royal Hawaiian). You should book early as possible though, seating is very limited and performances are only on Mondays.
Debbie M
30 May 2015|
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