The food at the luau was wonderful and plentiful. There was a huge variety of food and was in fact very authentic. I went with a friend of mine who lived in Hilo for over twenty years and vouched that the food was very local and authentic to Hawaii. The dances went on much longer than I expected (a good thing) and were very entertaining. I like that the dancers performed a different dance representing each of the islands in the Pacific. All in all it was a great experience that every first-time Hawaiian traveler should check out!