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Hale Koa Luau

2055 Kalia Rd, Hale Koa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1998
+1 808-955-0555
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Good show, average food

The show was well done and involved the audience enough to keep everyone engaged. The pre-show... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
This in your Backyard!

Buy your tickets on-line before you get here, it's ALWAYS SOLD OUT! They opened up the grounds for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Jacksonville, Arkansas
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2055 Kalia Rd, Hale Koa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1998
Waikiki
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+1 808-955-0555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show was well done and involved the audience enough to keep everyone engaged. The pre-show activities were refreshing. The food was way over salted and kind of disappointing. Otherwise this would have rated higher. One of the better luaus on island.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buy your tickets on-line before you get here, it's ALWAYS SOLD OUT! They opened up the grounds for a nice "mix n mingle" before the festivities. A warm welcome from the staff, traditional music filled the air, and arts and crafts set the mood. Dinner...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to give it five stars. The entertainment was excellent, but a little watered down and white washed and took away from the Hawaiian vibe. Still worth the money. Drinks, food, and shows, you can't go wrong with that.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

disclosure- this luau is for active/retired military and/or family members. i LOVED LOVED LOVED this luau!! i have 3 older teens (ages 20, 18, and 16) and my 20yr old was only able to join us on the Kona portion of our trip, so we...More

3  Thank familytraveller2010
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Love Hawaii, music of Hawaii, the oral history, lei making, hula dancing, and all things Polynesia. The food at this luau is served family style and. Includes fresh pineapple, Lomi Lomi, poi, fish, Kahlua pork, steak, chicken, potato, rice, and desserts! Served with one drink,...More

3  Thank ggerskine
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Everything was good ,show was excellent especially the Military tribute at the end of the show the dinner had a sample of various Hawaiian cuisines pork chicken and fish pineapple and poi

1  Thank ThomasDRedOak_Texas
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My wife had requested a vegetarian meal when the tickets were purchased but was served the regular meal which was mostly meat. The waiter said she had asked if anyone had a special request but we did not hear that and expected to be served...More

2  Thank tennman
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Bottom line up front: This particular luau is for those with Department of Defense credentials. From the ticketing website: "The Hale Koa Hotel is an Armed Forces Recreation Center. All events require a valid Active/Retired U.S. Military/DoD ID card or sponsor to attend." You can...More

3  Thank Patricia V
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Ad is deceiving. Only in fine print does it read for active military only. This should not be advertised to general public. I should not be able to purchase tickets without military Id. Very deceptive and discriminatory towards civilians. They should be ashamed of themselves.

8  Thank baldeagle5000
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Very good luau. Enjoyed the pre-show festivities. Great entertainment. Food wasn't great but we were there for the show and it was incredible!

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Patricia G
14 May 2018|
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Response from All-reviews-for-free | Reviewed this property |
Jan - Mar can be a bit rainy, but really anytime is good to come to Oahu. The pre-show entertainment is making your own flower bracelet, making a leaf headband, some Hawaiian music, some Hawaiian fashion and dance culture... More
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Jim C
12 April 2018|
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Response from Shanna M | Reviewed this property |
No. They are held on Mondays and Thursdays. Be sure to book in advance/buy tickets. The adult meal is worth the ticket of about $64. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner is at 6:30. There is usually a long line to get in, so... More
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