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Waikiki Starlight Luau

Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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So-so luau- entertainment top notch though

The entertainment was great- and for the price- there wasn’t a too-bad seat in the House. We have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orange County
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We kinda hi-jacked the Luau

Our Convention booked out the whole Luau on the Saturday night and added in a concert of our own... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shoalhaven, Australia
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Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entertainment was great- and for the price- there wasn’t a too-bad seat in the House. We have been to fancier luau’s and paid the same price and couldn’t see a darn thing. Now- everything else? Kind of a bummer it is on a rooftop....More

Thank tigerfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Convention booked out the whole Luau on the Saturday night and added in a concert of our own. The food was delicious, traditional style Hawaiian food. The show was really nice, though I thought there could have been more traditional Hawaiian culture featured.

Thank Well_travelled_imp
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I should have known the over-priced luau was a rip off. Way too crowded. One beverage per person . Seriously for $114?? Stand in line for 45 minutes 30 minutes after opening for absolutely nothing. The luau on Maui was 100% better, no waiting, not...More

1  Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Went here for a special occasion. We were treated well and sat up front. The food is nothing to write home about but the dancing was amazing.

Thank scrollforyou
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The entertainment and food was very good but some of the staff isn't very good and some have a problem with the English language. We asked to be seated with English speakers and no kids. They ended up seating a couple from Japan with a...More

1  Thank JOHN G
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful location, service and food. The entertainment was wonderful even if it was not altogether traditional. The fireworks made a great end to the week.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Show was great. Food was decent. Being on top of parking garage makes it a little less authentic. Probably not a "every time we visit " activity but we got our money's worth.

Thank teamreg23
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Located at the Hilton which was great as we stayed there this Luau is mixed at best. The entertainment is jovial without hitting great heights. The acts are good without wowing you. Sadly it's let down by the food which is cooked en mass so...More

2  Thank razwan33
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We had a diverse group of travelers US, French, Australian and decided to do something touristy for dinner one night. We settled on the Waikiki Starlight Luau. We reserved online for a group of 7 and paid when we got to the Luau. Our seats...More

1  Thank Agent9
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Dancing was amazing, food was great, just te right amount of people and friendly staff. Great location, don't have to travel out of Waikiki and the rooftop venue is really good. Seemed to be great with families too with the kids own food buffet just...More

Thank PamfromPort
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12 April 2017|
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Response from warrior96 | Reviewed this property |
The luau is not held on the rooftop on Fridays. Instead, there is something held on the lawn adjacent to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Not sure about the view from there.
Alex K
21 July 2015|
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
The tickets that you are referring to could be the one that are given as an incentive to view the Hilton Grand Vacation. This would be your choice and could be what you have heard about.