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Address: Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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My dream of a luau is on a beach close to the ocean. This is on a rooftop. It has some pretty views, but it's a luau on cement and I guess that's a bit disappointing to me. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my toddler and husband last night. We got the golden circle tickets. It was lots of fun. Yes, the luau was atop of a parking garage (and if your traveling with a stroller this means 3 separate elevators to get there....). However, it was otherwise fun and family friendly. Pros: - the show was spectacular - with the... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This luau was a big disappointment. We went and we had to wait in line for 20 minutes. Everything was over priced and just to get in was 175 dollars for a kid as an adult. The food was terrible except for the pig. The mai tais were actually amazing but 11 dollars for a refill. Over priced. The dancers... More 

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buffet was ok but volume over quality is the problem there I feel. It was ok not bad just OK. Show was amazing in every way. Beautiful tour of Polynesia its life and culture through music and dance. Well worth a visit

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice evening here. The food was decent, lots to choose from, but I recommend the suckling pig as the best dish. The show had a fun announcer/singer and athletic and attractive dancers. The show was good. Don't buy the photos they are selling - just wait until after the show and the dancers make themselves available for... More 

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South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dream of a luau is on a beach close to the ocean. This is on a rooftop. It has some pretty views, but it's a luau on cement and I guess that's a bit disappointing to me. The food was just okay, in my opinion. I'm not a picky eater. It wasn't bad at all, but it wasn't outstanding... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received luau tickets as part of a package at the last minute due to another cancelled activity. It is on a rooftop with not much of a view of the ocean. As you enter, you get a shell lei (or flower lei if you pay more) and have to pass through a photo-taking opportunity-they will bring you the photo... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was our first trip to Hawaii and our first luau. It was a great night and a must do if you haven't been to a luau. The sunset alone from the rooftop was lovely to see. We were given lovely fresh orchid leis to wear. The dancers, costumes and show were great and taught us lots about the culture... More 

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

So disappointed with every aspect of this "luau" First of all if you dont listen to this review and go..upgrading to gold or premier is such a waste of the additional 40.00. The table right next to us was the lower price tickets, same view, same buffet line. It states you get two drinks, but we only get one, even... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Show was good but atmosphere did not seem authentic since it took place on top of a parking garage. Enjoyed another luau much more.

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Alliance, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

On our first trip to Hawaii we went to this luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The food was pretty good, although the brisket was too dry. The show highlights the various Polynesian cultures that contributed to Hawaiian culture, as well as traditional Hawaiian culture itself. Although a live four-piece band provided some of the music, we were disappointed that... More 

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