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Alii Luau At The Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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  • 139
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
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
Just OK

It did not quite meet my expectations. Was just OK. The butter fish was very good but overall there was a lack of choices.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
John R
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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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AZ
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Ali'i Luau is the best! You are greeted with a fresh flower lei. Roasted pig, sushi, kalua pork, tropical fruits, salads, the list goes on and on -- this is the island buffet on steroids! While you dine you are treated to a lovely show. Then go enjoy the night show!

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Syosset, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very good natured, predictable Polynesian entertainment. Luau is very very large and crowded. Food is very limited, dessert, for example, is a couple of offerings. Not much for vegetarians to eat, so I would advise them to skip this They also offer smoothies, but fail to mention until you order them that there is an extra charge.

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Lansing, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While visiting the PCC then this is the perfect place to stop and enjoy a great luau. Certainly you will not be disappointed.

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

Aloha William, Thank you for attending our Ali'i Luau! I believe I just saw your review on the PCC page as well. Thank you for taking the time to review both sides. It really helps spread the word about what our Center has to offer! If you have any ideas on how we can improve the Luau, please reach out... More 

Evanston, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It did not quite meet my expectations. Was just OK. The butter fish was very good but overall there was a lack of choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had the pleasure of experiencing the Alii Luau at PCC three times in the last two months...each time was a totally new adventure...the food was divine, the music and dances were mesmerizing, and emcee Cousin T was absolutely the hit of the show. His voice resonated throughout the show...I especially love the audience participation part of the program...celebrating couples... More 

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

Aloha Patricia, Thank you for being such an avid supporter of the PCC. I'm so happy to hear we've been able to create some meaningful experiences for you! Cousin T will be thrilled to hear that his hard work is being appreciated, I'll be sure to pass this on to him. Thank you for sharing some precious memories with us... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was good, service was good, and combine it with great atmosphere and a great show, and you have a hit!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We really enjoyed the luau which included a flower lei greeting. The show was well done and had a beautiful tropical landscaped background with a waterfall. I was skeptical about whether or not we would like it because I had read quite a few negative reviews about the food and we are "foodies." I decided to book it anyway, and... More 

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Roland, OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I loved the luau show. They did a magnificent job with entertainment. We even got to go up on stage because we were celebrating our 25th Anniversary. The food was a little bland.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The food was great and the music was very nice. We really enjoyed the show and will return again someday.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was so so but we felt like we were at a luau factory. The atmosphere was not relaxed and we were hurried through our meal. This is very expensive for what it was - would not recommend

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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: Polynesian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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