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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: Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
just allright

I guess this is one of the check mark on list when first visiting hawai'i host were very kind in general and good learning on the island in the park island buffet was very average and your basic american buffet food - pulled pork, fish, mahsed potatoes, soda fountains. only maybe pineapple and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I guess this is one of the check mark on list when first visiting hawai'i host were very kind in general and good learning on the island in the park island buffet was very average and your basic american buffet food - pulled pork, fish, mahsed potatoes, soda fountains. only maybe pineapple and papaya brought some exotism to the food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Certainly didn't feel like a luau. Just a cafeteria line. Save money - find a real luau. I know there are many other luaus on Oahu that will have more of an experience.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Felt very touristy, was not a real luau but rather a cheap buffet. The show was cool but the performers randomly shrieked and it got old quickly.

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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We found the overall experience, including the luau very touristy and packaged. The food was average, and the typical American style of getting couples up on stage was a bit forced. And that's actually coming from an American. My boyfriend has been living away from his home in London all over Asia for the past 15 years and I've been... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food was great and a lot of it. Included entertainment and inactive plus a taste of the Polynesian not only food but history. Taste, enjoy and be part of the show have a wonderful as we did.

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PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha William, I believe I just saw your review on the other PCC Tripadvisor page as well. Thank you for taking the time to review both sites. I'm glad you enjoyed the Ali'i Luau. Our team works very hard to create a meaningful, authentic experience for our guests. If you have any ideas on how we can improve the guest... More 

New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For a cultural center I was expecting a more authentic experience. The entertainment was an abbreviated version of what was offered by the Clutural Center, with the typical audience participation for Honeymoons and Anniversaries. The Cast seemed to be the understudies or trainees for the bigger show, Ha-Breath of Life. The Buffet was pretty limited and it was confusing how... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was great for a buffet. I kept going back for more pork. The dinner show was very nice. I suppose I was slightly disillusioned with the term "Luau." The food was all in a buffet line. No pig in an imu. But then I understood the logistics of serving a thousand people efficiently, so I didn't throw poi... More 

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PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha Rick, Thank you for coming to our Luau and taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the pork; it's one of my favorites too. I'll be sure to let the chef's know that they're food is receiving some positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon on your next trip to Hawaii. Thank you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A great dinner and show overall. The buffet was well stocked and it did not matter where you were seated as you were called up pretty quickly. Within a few minutes of everyone being seated, the buffet was open for service. A good selection of hot and cold entrees, desserts and soft drinks. The show was very entertaining and we... More 

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PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for coming to enjoy our famous Ali'i Luau! I'm glad to hear you had a great experience. If you can think of any ways we can improve, please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. We are always striving to improve the guest experience. Thank you again for taking the time to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. We... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great fun and a good learning experience. We had the opportunity to gain a little understanding of each of the Polynesian cultures. The luau was entertaining and the dinner was delicious with a little touch of native food to try. The production HA was amazing, as with any production unless you get a program it's good entertainment but the story... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were greeted with fresh orchid flower leis at the Ali'i Luau dinner buffet show front row seating, the food and dessert was good and there was so much to eat. Some of our Grand-kids were invited to participate in the Luau show that we enjoyed. The little fire dancer boy was awesome. Nothing to dislike. Bring your Hawaiian attitude,... More 

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PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha Dora, I believe I just saw your review on the other PCC page as well. Thank you for taking the time to leave reviews on both pages! If you took any good pictures of your kids up on stage at Luau, use #AlohaPCC when you post them online so we can see them too! Thanks again for being supportive... More 

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Additional Information about Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center

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

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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: Polynesian, 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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