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Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
808.293.3333
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Ranked #5 of 13 restaurants in Laie
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is not a spectacular buffet (it's adequate). But if you've visited the center that day (which was very enjoyable) and are planning on staying for the evening entertainment (again, a lot of fun) then you're likely going to want to eat somewhere and there didn't seem to be many options outside the gate (and it'd be a hassle to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They served hundreds of us in no time flat,. It was great! Make sure your visit includes the luau. I'll never forget it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A really abbreviated and condensed version of a Luau. We were herded like cattle to a very small buffet area, where the food items were not being consistently refilled. There were a few items that were empty by the time it was my turn to the "trough". No return trips seemed to be allowed. The only reason I am still... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went as a group of 70 people and for the experience, overall it was great. We got to enjoy the cultural food, dancing and music. I would go back again to the Polynesian Cultural Center, have dinner and end my evening there.

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Sydney
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

They have a captive market, and unfortunately are exploiting that. There are two sides to this buffet, and the basic side is quite basic, with limited choice and simple, lower grade food. The other side is moderate - not great by any standard, but had better ingredients and more choice. If you want a more Hawaiian experience to go with... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

So, while overall the PCC was a great experience, the luau is just a buffet, its like if luby's were to offer luau food. It's clear that most of the people that reviewed this luau highly have never experienced an actual luau. The food is average at best, and its a buffet, which makes it impossible to be an actual... More

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Meridian
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A fun way to enjoy a day in Hawaii! Made for a great family reunion. This is our 3rd time to the PCC and will definitely go again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

No need to pay for the ambassador tour as you are still eating from the same buffet and seats all around give you a great view during dinner to see the show. The buffet features rice, corn, salad, fruit, corn, chicken, and fish. Deserts include, cava cake, pineapple bars, and poi of course! Great show and Good food at this... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having been here before did not dampen my adventure at the Cultural center. This time I stayed and went to the luau at the end of an educational day. The food was fantastic, plentiful and the entertainment was excellent. The day was educational learning all about the history of Hawaii and it's customs. A must see....pricey but whole day and... More

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Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

An all-you-can-eat Luau buffet sounds great- right? Why is it that none of the 6 teenage boys and men went back for seconds? Because the food wasn't very good. It tasted like a cafeteria doing Hawaii Night. The PCC serves the exact same food every night of the year - it should be better than it is. The Luau performance... More

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