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Hale Koa Luau

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2055 Kalia Rd, Hale Koa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1998
Phone Number:
+1 808-955-0555

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This was our first trip to Hawaii and our first real Luau. We enjoyed the pre luau events and music/interaction the best, but everything was wonderful! We'd love to come again... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Warner Robins, Georgia
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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398 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first trip to Hawaii and our first real Luau. We enjoyed the pre luau events and music/interaction the best, but everything was wonderful! We'd love to come again someday.

Thank summervacation27
Jacksonville, Florida
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158 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this experience with my husband, amazing dancers and fire talent! The food was decent but not 5 star. I really liked the beginning entrance by being greeted with a shell necklace and welcome drink! The entertainment was on point and I truly felt I was in the heart of Hawaiian culture!

Thank gsiemion7
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first attended the Hale Koa luau six years ago. We went again this week and we're impressed at the improvement in good and entertainment The preshow, a cocktail hour of sorts where you drink, have your photo taken, and mingle , was highlighted by an entertaining explanation of the luau before heading to your table. The meal itself was... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, this is reserved for folks with military / retiree ID, as it's part of the Hale Koa Hotel. Secondly, get here early and purpose to sit as close to the stage as possible - that's a key to having the best visibility of what's happening on the stage. Dinner meal is pretty good, but there's lots of... More 

Thank WHSkinner
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner and a show? Maybe, if you could SEE THE SHOW!!! Way to many people and you can't see the entertainment in the garden area. THEN...after an hour of standing around. We found our seats; cheap plastic chairs, super crowded (10)per table. We looked toward the stage and all we see are GIANT CEMENT PILLARS!!!! As you try to maneuver... More 

Thank M P
Jacksonville, Florida
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187 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the initial gathering entertainment and main show. Food was below my expectations considering the cost. Other than convenience to the Hale Koa, I would not recommend it.

Thank KCallahan47
Platte City, Missouri
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Military ID required- The gates open at 5:30 with a complementary cocktails, pictures with performers, temporary tattoos, crowns woven from leaves.. and then the performances begin. A bit of music, a bit of comedy.., something for the whole family. It's an outdoor venue, so yes, the chairs are cheap plastic lawn chairs. Water is self-served from large containers near the... More 

Thank PlayBooks
Washington, DC
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been over five years since the last time I attended the Hale Koa luau and I wondered if it would hold up to my memories. The answer is definitely yes!!! There is an updated option of ordering tickets online ahead of time, we were able to reserve front row seats. They also have a great vegetarian option now... More 

Thank DC_diva_10
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hale Koa is a military hotel but anyone can get tickets to the luau which is preceded by several demonstrations. Parking is in a parking garage across the street so get your ticket validated. The luau is on the beach side of the hotel so plan on a good hike to the excellent show and decent food.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was my second Luau, but my family's first. I was glade I took them to this one for there first. The grounds are much nicer than Jermaine's Luau, but that is also reflected in the price.

Thank Dustin-Sa-P

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