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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515 (Formerly Royal Luau)
Phone Number: +1 808-923-7311
17:30 - 21:00
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I took the advice of my fellow Trip Advisors and booked the Aha 'Aina luau, partly because it is a tradition to attend a luau when visiting Hawaii, and because we were staying at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
sam H
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We enjoyed every minute of the amazing dinner show! It was a great was to relax and eat while we let someone else entertain us :) The food was great, a good mix of familiar and new tastes. The open bar was great - wife really loved the piña coladas. The setting was amazing, as you could enjoy watching the... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I took the advice of my fellow Trip Advisors and booked the Aha 'Aina luau, partly because it is a tradition to attend a luau when visiting Hawaii, and because we were staying at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian, so it was literally right on our doorstep. The show, performers and presentation lived up to up to our highest expectations. Sadly,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

You can't beat this Luau experience in Waikiki, with the variety and quality of food, dancing, and drink within walking distance from every major hotel. I can't think of a better, more historic, or prettier location (Diamond Head in the background) to want to experience a luau. As it is only one night a week (Monday), this luau gets its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are from New Zealand, so have a solid cultural background - and having visited several South Pacific Islands ... we have a great understanding of traditional storytelling and dance ... but this was a great night! Set in the beautiful grounds of the Ocean Lawn at the Royal Hawaiian Resort ... oceanside ... Diamond Head looming to the left... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We are so disappointed that the luau was performed inside last night. We brought a couple celebrating their 20th anniversary that had never been to a luau and are so sad to share this experience with them. The weather was beautiful and we could have been outside. The food was good but it felt like we were at a buffet... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Spent the evening here for the Luau and show. The hotel was beautiful with diamond head as a backdrop. The food was delicious and plentiful. I was disappointed that they do not pull the pig out of the ground prior to eating so you can see the tradition. The performers were amazing telling the story of the Hawaiian culture and... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

My wife and I love the islands, and we've been to a few luau's. We were staying at the Royal Hawaiian and decided to try Aha 'Aina. WOW. What a great show. A beautiful setting on the hotel lawn over looking Waikiki beach. The food was very good and plenty of it. And the drinks just kept flowing.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Well organized, in a very nice location! Drinks were good. Food was good. (if you like buffets) Staff were very friendly and engaging!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We paid $176.00 per person (3) for horrible food and marginal entertainment. The ribs were tough as new shoe leather, the shrimp in the salad were over-cooked and the pork was incredibly dry. The rolls were hard enough to crack old fillings and the chicken was cut in such a bizarre manner that every bite contained small bone fragments. Dessert... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent, food was buffet style and good. It was a great experience to sit on a table with other people, we met a family from Japan and Arizona, made for great conversation and a very interesting night. The show was fabulous, I would highly recommend.

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