We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau
1251 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-1998
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 203 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $105
Cuisines: Polynesian, Hawaiian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Old Lahaina Luau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Your evening with us starts with a lei greeting presented by our friendly Luau hosts. Enjoy Island crafts and demonstrations, such as our Imu unearthing of the Hawaiian underground oven, poi pounding and kapa making. Tropical cocktails and beverages are included throughout the evening. Our bountiful buffet is where you will have an opportunity to try traditional Hawaiian foods with a variety to satisfy everyone's palate. Culminating your evening is our award-winning production of legendary music and hula that will take you on a journey through the history of Hawaii and our people.
Cranford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip to maui - it was an unusual weather night, but it didn't spoil the evening. We arrive early to walk around the grounds listen to the staff playing music, took pictures of the beautiful surrounds with the sun setting. Really, what's not to like about a luau in paradise - but this is a review so here's news - the the food was very good especially for a buffet and there was plenty of food for all even with the big crowd. The drinks where on the weak side and difficult to get, the lines at the self service bar where very long and slow, and the waiters- although very friendly and good was very difficult to grab for drinks - I think this was by design however. We where not overly concerned about the alcohol so it didn't spoil our night, the show was so entertaining, I was thoroughly relaxed and enjoying ever minute of it. all the seats are good for viewing the show as the dancers turned in all directions so we where able to snap off plenty of photos. The dancers are truly talented, our family of 4 ( 2 teenage boys) had a wonderful time and I highly recommend to anyone. This was our only luau, so we don't have anything to compare it too - but still very happy and satisfied customers, that would enjoy again if the opportunity came around.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

906 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    566
    229
    78
    22
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paonia, Colorado
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“More than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In Maui last Sept for honeymoon and wanted to attend a real luau. Checked TripAdvisor for referrals and this came up the best. Just a 5 minute drive from our condo. Must make reservation well in advance of your trip because of the limited seating. Wonderful show with the most interesting Hawaiian history story reenacted with songs and dance. Wonderful costumes and talented performers. Very high energy! Very friendly and accommodating staff. The buffet was large, fresh and beautifully presented. Good food and some exotic items that I've never experienced. Glad we did this, have lots of pics. Especially pulling the pig from the ground! Right on the beach with lush surroundings. Seating is outside at long tables placed around the stage.
Pricy, but well-worth the expense for a life experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the best Luau we every attended. Great for the family. Everything from the reservation to the meal was very well done. We learned a great deal of the history of Hawaii and had a great time.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Burbank
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Okay Luau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent service. Everyone was so nice. The show was great as well. The food was not that great and there were some flies near the buffet. The pork which was something we looked forward to tasted ashy and not smokey. Nice experience but wouldn't repeat it.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best Luau on Maui.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food, the performance, the setting... Everything was perfect. We normally attend Luaus at least once on our travels to the Hawaiian islands, and so far this one is the best. It was situated right on the water, every table has a great view of the performance, the food was some of the best I have ever had and the performers were amazing. I like to try everything at least once, but this was so good were tempted to attend once again. As other reviewers say as well, this is the best Luau on Maui.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Old Lahaina Luau also viewed

 

Been to Old Lahaina Luau? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Old Lahaina Luau, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.