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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 37
    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
Most recent review
Bring your appetite!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
ualtigger
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Woodstock, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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White Rock, Canada
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Lakewood, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I wish I had known as I was forking out $300 to attend this luau with family that it is a mormon-run show with no alcoholic beverages. A cocktail would've gone a long way to stomach the dull luau and the mediocre food. I couldn't wait to experience a luau on my first trip to Hawaii, having heard the spread... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

As we wait one hour between the meal and the performance, I am wishing I had done better research. This is the second luau on our trip. While large buffet meals can be a challenge, I sadly concur with the reviews to skip the meal.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There is a small selection of pork, chicken, beef, and fish. The pork was well prepared but had gotten dry. The poi tasted like poi--not much you can do with that. The main positive aspect was the lomi lomi salmon and the ahi poke. It's difficult to prepare a meal that will have a luau aspect, appeal to a large... More 

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bloomingburg, new york
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Selection poor as was the quality. crowded. Not nearly worth the $. The show at this facility was good but find another place to eat.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Make sure to get there early to get good seats and to see the unveiling of the Luau pig. They had a large selection of island food (Kalua pork was the best!) The servers and hosts were friendly, the dancers were beautiful and the MC and musicians were awesome! Cousin T, the host had a great voice! Great family entertainment!

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Nevada City, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The place is now run by the Mormon Church and it shows. The show is a cliché, remake of "The Lion King". Step for step the same. The costume were not authentic. For one long scene, the men are wearing black slacks with button down white collard shirts. Since when is that Polynesian? Sounds more Mormom to me. The women... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We did the full $100 experience. Expensive with a family of 3 (over 12) kids, but very entertaining day. Food was not too bad and during dinner plenty of entertainment and a fresh flower Lei (both different from the $75 package). This was our first Luau, but it was of high quality. Can certainly advice to go, would do it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've been to several luaus including Paradise Cove on Oahu and several others on Maui and Kauai and have to say that the Ali'i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center is the BEST one yet. The luau was very well run and organized; I did not feel hectic or rushed being among the large group of 200-300 other patrons. I... More 

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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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