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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515 (Formerly Royal Luau)
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+1 808-923-7311
17:30 - 21:00
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Good Experience, A Little Pricey

The food was above average, especially for a luau. This Luau is only once a week, and only allows 200 people or so and supposedly brings in the "stars" of the other luaus on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I LOVED the Aha 'Aina at the Royal Hawaiian! We'd researched a lot of luaus and picked this one because it looked spectacular, and it did not disappoint! The setting was beautiful, the ocean as a backdrop and pretty tables and table settings in a lovely open area. The food...so good! There was so much to choose from and plenty... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food was above average, especially for a luau. This Luau is only once a week, and only allows 200 people or so and supposedly brings in the "stars" of the other luaus on the island. Less the emcee, who stumbled with his words on many occasions, I believe this was probably the case...the performers were excellent. The setting at... More 

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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 

4 Thank sam H
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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 

2 Thank Knikkers
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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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