Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian
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Dinner Theaters • Luaus
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Every Monday and Thursday evening starting May 17, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, pays homage to Helumoa, the legendary playground of Hawaiian royalty where the resort now stands, with a modern interpretation of the traditional Hawaiian feast called ‘Aha‘aina, A Royal Celebration.
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Jack W
1 contribution
Couldn't ask for a better overall Hawaiian experience. We had a view of Waikiki and Diamondhead throughout the entire show. They did a good job explaining the history of the island and the history of the hotel. Top notch performance with amazing food!
Written July 30, 2022
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Kim P
San Francisco, CA27 contributions
Show: 4
Food: 0
Drink: 0

We really wanted to love this experience, but it was a let down. We were staying at the RH so having the luau at the same location was very convenient. It was also nice not to have to sit on the ground/sand, the tables were set up really well and we could see the show from practically any seat on the lawn.

The show itself was good, the performers were very charismatic and energetic. There was a good mix of "traditional" and modern aspects. I would suggest that they engage the audience more, it was a rather passive experience so the energy of the crowd was low.

They gave us drink tickets, but the drinks were not good. Watered down piña coladas, the wine was cheap and had a funky odor. We ended up skipping all of the "complimentary" drinks. The only alternative to their "complimentary" drinks were wine by the bottles that were $100+.

The food was just terrible, so disappointing. I've been to other luaus, and while I don't expect gourmet, I do expect decent tasting food. I also didn't feel great after eating some of it.

Overall, I love RH - the hotel, our experience and our stay there was top notch. I wish their luau was on par with the rest of the hotel. We paid over $200 per person for this event, we expected better food & drinks.
Written July 18, 2022
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Jenne-25
Atlanta, GA152 contributions
Family
This was such an amazing show. We actually came here because our first choice was booked but I am so glad it happened this way. The performers and music were absolutely incredible. I was totally mesmerized and could watch hula dancing all day. The ukulele singer and the fire dancer were icing on top of the cake. As others said, the food was just okay. I am not a big meat or raw fish eater and the dessert was not good. But the show and the wait staff and the beauty of the property were absolutely awesome. Highly recommend.
Written July 15, 2022
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Krasy71
2 contributions
An absolutely perfect evening, well organized and very entertaining. Food was delicious too, we did get a little rain on the evening but staff came around immediately and gave everyone towels. Would def recommend
Written July 11, 2022
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Jessica H
3 contributions
I wanted to leave a review (which I rarely do) because this was GREAT! The performers were outstanding. Musicians terrific. The dancers were so amazing and I wanted them to know how much fun we had watching them. Food servers and food was fabulous. This experience was worth it. Plus you are facing the ocean on Waikiki Beach. You will not be disappointed. It was expensive but created a great memory for the family. Even my salty teenagers thougt it was cool.
Written July 10, 2022
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Heyitbebt
Overland Park, KS19 contributions
Couples
Expectation going in was a little tempered, afraid of cheesy touristy show but this was awesome. The performers were better than expected , singing ( I don’t know the solo performer but was phenomenal!), Hula, fire, drums, everything about the show was top notch and classy. They walk you thru Hawaii and Waikiki history via music and dance which was cool….then give you what you came for hula dancers, drums and twirling fire. It was awesome. The one area that could use improvement was food quality……that needs some improvement but the location and entertainment cannot be topped. Very pleased
Written June 17, 2022
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Emily B
1 contribution
This was a memorable evening at the magical Royal Hawaiian. The first course had so many delicious items that we were not hungry enough for the meaty main course. The show included all the memorable Hawaiian highlights you might expect, plus the wow of Tahitian Fire Dancing. We experienced a buffet dinner 20 years ago when we came, the more curated table service was a pleasant surprise and the included drinks were tasty and fun.
Written June 10, 2022
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Peggy T
Louisiana11 contributions
Totally enjoyed our luau! The food was good, the drinks were great and the show did not disappoint! We stayed next door at the Sheraton, so getting to and from the Luau was so convenient. People complain about the price, but if you compare it with other luau's it's not much more, and 3 drinks are included in the price. All in all my family of 6 adults totally enjoyed the experience!
Written June 1, 2022
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rrapacon
Vallejo, CA4 contributions
We were disappointed initially to have been moved indoors for the celebration, due to inclement weather, but the same thing happened to us 31 years ago! The show was first-class and much different than others, in a good way. We enjoyed the cocktails and the first plate of food, but not so much the plate with the main courses. We had an incredible table indoors, center stage in the front, table for two!
Written May 25, 2022
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BlancVelvet
Minneapolis, MN131 contributions
Friends
The show and music were fun. We discovered that Hawaiian food is not our favorite. I’m sure it was well made if you like Hawaiian food. The show was inside due to the weather. The room was gorgeous as is the hotel. I’m glad we went but won’t do it again.
Written May 18, 2022
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