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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-923-7311
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Not strictly Hawaiian with all sorts of polynesian cultuers thrown in the mix. Not cheap and Royal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United States
Watch next door for free

Paid almost $400 to watch a pretty boring show. The restaurant next-door has a patio where you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not strictly Hawaiian with all sorts of polynesian cultuers thrown in the mix. Not cheap and Royal Hawaiian guests get a sort of unpublished seating preference. Entertaining and fun for kids, but not too young. Good if not exceptional buffet but if you can get...More

Thank Z7011UDmichaelp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid almost $400 to watch a pretty boring show. The restaurant next-door has a patio where you can watch the entire thing for free and choose the food you want. The food is my biggest complaint. Buffet style with IHOP quality. Advice, eat next door...More

Thank Jessie0212
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Oahu for a week at the end of May 2017. I always read reviews to try and help make my decisions on vacation a little easier. I chose this Luau because the description and pictures looked fabulous plus it is held at the...More

3  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is the best luau ('Aha 'Aina) in all of Hawaii. Waikiki beach, Diamond Head and Hawaiian sunset are the backdrops. The food is delicious farm/fish to table. The seating is intimate. The stories, history, pace of show and performers is amazing. Love it and...More

Thank LChau_Beaverton
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I have been to probably 30 or so luau shows. I think this is one of the best. It is pricey. First, it is held on the back lawn, fronting the beach, of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a Waikiki landmark. Second, it's beautiful. Third, the...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We booked for this event partly to visit The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and enjoy its hospitality and to watch a live performance of Hawaiian dance and culture. We were not disappointed! There was a great choice of food, which was beautifully displayed and very tasty...More

Thank David_Tracey
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My family and I have now been to 5 luaus in Maui, Hawaii, and Honolulu. This is by far the nicest of the events. It's a smaller event with around 200 people versus some others of 500 people. This was a much nicer dinner experience,...More

4  Thank traveler222Irvine
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Though we thought it was a little pricey $600 family 2A 2C. It certainly was a great show. An excellent host, beautiful dancers and singers and quality food. Set on a stunning backdrop of Waikiki beach.

1  Thank hawleyclan
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Luau at the Royal Hawaiian. Both a great show and a history lesson. The food is great. There is not a bad seat in the show---There is premium seating but I do not think that it is worth it.

1  Thank LFA11111
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

When we booked our tickets for this luau in late January, everything we read online said it was open bar. We figured the high price tag was worth it if we could enjoy the night with plenty of tropical drinks. When we arrived at the...More

4  Thank toxikon
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George W
4 July 2017|
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Response from LChau_Beaverton | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. You get 3 tickets for alcoholic drinks. Coffee and tea is unlimited.
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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