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Hale Koa Luau

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Address: 2055 Kalia Road, Hale Koa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: (808) 955-0555
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First and Best Luau out of Two

This was our first Luau when we visited Hawaii in January. The initial impression was that it was very good, but after experiencing another one in Maui at a high-end resort, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Herb E
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Southwest Oklahoma

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Southwest Oklahoma
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first Luau when we visited Hawaii in January. The initial impression was that it was very good, but after experiencing another one in Maui at a high-end resort, this experience changed to Excellent. The atmosphere, entertainment, and food were all great. We had a premium front table, and enjoyed the show and great service. The Hale Koa... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Stayed with family at the Hale Koa hotel which my retired military status allows. After reading other TripAdvisor reviews we chose this as our Luau experience and don't regret a thing. The food is very good, better than expected in a large setting serving lots of people at once, but the demonstrations prior to dinner and the show that follows... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I just have to say that i really enjoyed my stay in Oahu, and the best part of all was the Garden Luau in Hale Koa ...I would definitely come back again !!! Excellent show and food! Love cousin Gerry!!! He is so funny!!! The whole time i was laughing, He is the best entertainer!!! The ambiance was super... Just... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Here you will be greeted with a drink and a shell necklace. If you want a virgin drink you have that option as well but who wants that while on vacation. You engage in a few things before sitting down to eat. You can sit and make necklaces out of flowers, traditional woven head pieces pictures with performers and watch... More 

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Yokosuka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The evening started good... Cocktails and introductions. Then off to the dimly lit, cheap plastic infused crowded dining area. Food was poor, the person taking drink orders never made it to out table during the entire 3+ hours. The servers were overworked or understaffed. The acts had some good parts but you had to sit through stretches off filler material.... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The whole evening was so much fun! My husband loved the dancing and the girls! lol! The drinks were awesome as well as the food. We had a great time. I could nit pick but I'm not going to because we're on vacation and everything is not always 100% perfect but it was great!

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Lindenhurst, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

great luau for the price, drinks and pre-show/dinner activities . Dinner was pretty good and the show is really top notch! book early and pick your own table!

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Hale Koa is the best, lived in Hawaii 1966 to 76 and have been back many times. This time to take my oldest granddaughter for her 16th birthday. I remember fort Derussy before Hale Koa was built. Love this place, park like settings everything you would need is there. Buffet breakfast not included with hotel price but is well worth... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Book this in advance if you know you are traveling to Oahu and have a military CAC card. I attended on a Thursday after work and traffic was hectic at the 5:30PM, but the parking was easy as the hotel has their own parking garage across the street. If you have people with disability make sure to drop them off... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We all enjoyed the luau, and the dancers that performed were FANTASTIC. I could've done with seeing more of them during the show and less of the other parts in between. The food was good but not among the best food I had during our trip. It is not buffet style, but they do give you a variety of different... More 

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