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Hale Koa Luau

2055 Kalia Road, Hale Koa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
(808) 955-0555
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Ranked #26 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic experience! We were offered a traditional Mai Tai or an alcohol free version as we walked into the welcoming garden. Then we were treated to several interactive stations that included getting a traditional tattoo, a headband made of coconut tree leaves, pictures with the dancers and live music as we sat on mats. The pre-show included... More

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had a fun time here with my family looking for a traditional Hawaiian Luau. The show was cute and the food was fine. The show was a little cheesy, but that is sort of what we were looking for. We tried the poi, it was bland and weird, but we had to try it once.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family enjoyed the activities and show. Dinner was okay and filling. I personally thought most of the show was a bit cheesy especially the emcee. Dancers were awesome and athletic. I would return with family again if we come back.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was there Did not enjoy the Food (near uneatable) and surely did not enjoy some of the program. (have not been so insulted since I got back from Combat). The best part of the show was the 8 year old fire dancer. Being in a mobility scooter I was seated right at the back and could not see what... More

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Greenfield, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I booked this for the family of 4 that included a 23 year old daughter and 16 year old son. It takes a lot for them to be impressed and engaged. They, along with my wife and myself, thought it was an excellent show. The price is a good deal compared to others I researched, and is an excellent value.... More

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Edmond, OK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a great choice for our family of six with a small child and teens. Everyone enjoyed the evening. The dancers were energetic and talented. Dinner offered a few new dishes we wouldn't have tried otherwise along with plenty of things the kids were fighting over. Definitely a great value and something we would love to do again.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Used to be one of the best in Oahu. Now everything is "consolidated" from the beginning activities, although they are more than proud to show off the roasted pig to nauseum. Food was average, although one in our party didn't get to eat because her silverware was solidified together with food. Both forks solidly and the spoon had large chunks... More

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Lutz, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I were not as impressed with the luau as other reviewers. We hadn't read all the reviews prior to buying our tickets and like another reviewer had missed (still not exactly sure where it says it) that this is 'military only' when we bought the tickets online. The people at the box office granted us an exemption... More

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Fort Knox, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

They put on a great show and, unlike PCC, have alcohol :). This is worth seeing and even better if you don't want to deal with traffic to another location.

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Fremont, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are pros and cons to every luau and what I missed in the show part was made up for in the food part. I finally found the kalua pig that I liked. I've been to some luaus where the pig tasted too gamey. I also liked the fact that you were served at the table instead of going through... More

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