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Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center

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55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
808.293.3333
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 56
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  • 32
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Luau and show

The luau was You get what you pay for. The food was ok. The meal was very good and filling, but you felt rushed, they were continuously closing down parts as you were going through. It felt awkward. The show was ok, a little more cheesy than I expected. I had been to Luaus in the past and this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Eshleman13
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The luau was You get what you pay for. The food was ok. The meal was very good and filling, but you felt rushed, they were continuously closing down parts as you were going through. It felt awkward. The show was ok, a little more cheesy than I expected. I had been to Luaus in the past and this one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. The Luau and night show performances were perfect. Entertaining and educational as well as good food made the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Our first trip to Hawaii, so we felt it necessary to make a luau a part of the experience. The food was pretty good and the staff was friendly. The show was fun but cheesy. To be clear, the Ali'i Luau is dinner and a show. This is not the same as the Ha Breath of Life evening show at... More 

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Orange County, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Tasty food. All you can eat. Well organized. The dancers were ok. (the BYU students) Show was ok. Everyone received a lei upon entering for the luau...nice touch...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food and entertainment at the Polynesian Cultural Center luau is unrivaled. Lomi lomi salmon, kaulua pig, laulau, and every Hawaiian celebratory food is enjoyed at this buffet luau. Throughout the meal, Polynesian music and dancers entertain the crowd. Visitors are greeted with an orchid lei and a glass of Hawaiian punch or lemonade. The preparation of the dishes was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Entertaining and delicious. Food was hot , tasty great variety. The entertainment provided a pleasure able experience. I recommend the pis dinner for relaxation and reflection of a wonderful day at the centre.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I though the food was excellent and the entertainment was amazing! They constantly had performers on the stage. There was never a dull moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Being our first time in Hawaii we wanted to go to a real luau, we tossed up between this and a few others but very happy we went with this one for my partners 30th birthday. It's about an hour drive from Waikiki, they do offer transfers (for a fee) but we were happy to drive ourselves. At the luau... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The show is OK... Actually, it's quite impressive. It's called the Breath of Life. But the food is atrocious and if you don't have good food, a Luau isn't worth it. The hall is like some big cafeteria. The pork has no flavour. The fish is gross... The roast beef was the only ok dish there and they distribute it... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food is all native... which is totally the point... and delicious. I could never get used to the staple, poi, but... well, let's just say it's an adventure! The dinner entertainment just gives you a preview of what's to come later in the night show. Come and visit, er taste, for yourself!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Laie
  • Phone Number: 808.293.3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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