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Address: Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

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Made a reservation to attend the Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village the night before the Armed Forces Classic. Upon arrival, I went to the info desk in the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience of a Hawaiian Luau and it did not disappoint. The children's favourite of the night was the Samoan Fire Knife Dance. Great show with an interesting storyline and great traditional Polynesian food.Performers made themselves available after the show for pictures and questions. A little pricey.

1 Thank brskc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation to attend the Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village the night before the Armed Forces Classic. Upon arrival, I went to the info desk in the lobby and was given a small sheet of paper with difficult to read directions and informed me that I was late. I checked online to see the time for... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to chiefs the night before we had a point of reference. This is nice but not worth the full money charged $100 each - thanks to the 90min timeshare presentation we sat through in the morning we got the tickets for $25 each. It's a slick and corporate show as opposed to Chiefs which had a warm, gentle... More 

Thank G_O_C479
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I went to this luau with some friends for my birthday on the 16th of October (just this week) and absolutely loved it! It's in a great location right in the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We purchased the top priced tickets for the luau and it was well worth it! We had front row seats, the food was amazing, received two... More 

1 Thank Keziah L
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

As activities on the Hawaiian islands go. This one is fairly cheap at around $100 a piece for 3 hours of entertainment, two drinks and enough food to make you more than full. The entertainment here was great with song and dance from Hawaii and a whole bunch of other countries in Polynesia.

1 Thank Jamie O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Rating the cost, the location held, the seating arrangements and wait staff, and the picture ($50 for a small package wait and take a picture from your phone in the hallway with dancers after the show ) would get a 1. Way to pricey for what you get. The staff was rude and only came by 2 times. We did... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about our experience! We arrived early and were at the head of the line. booked golden circle which was totally worth it. we were the first to the buffet and had front row seats. The performance was extremely entertaining, never mind the sunset and the stars. A must do in Waikiki!!

1 Thank Brett L
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We've been to various luaus over several trips to Hawaii and this luau had the best entertainment by far. Many luaus fill up time with a lot of singing or group dances (which is fine!) but I prefer to watch the professional dancing and this one does not disappoint in that area. The performers are so good at what they... More 

1 Thank Elle W
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The entertainment was amazing. They made the entire audience feel like they were a part of the show as well as there wasn't a bad seat in the house. The food selection was great! The service was something left to be desired.

1 Thank Kacy N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Had a Fantastic time here tonight, some people complain about the concrete surroundings but I was satisfied with the show and setting sun combined with a cool breeze. The only complaint I would have is the bar service. The Maitai was quite watered down and the drinks are exceptionally overpriced, $11.50 for a Pina Colada in a plastic cup, $6... More 

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