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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515 (Formerly Royal Luau)
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+1 808-923-7311
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Mon 17:30 - 21:00

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Great show and beautiful food

Though we thought it was a little pricey $600 family 2A 2C. It certainly was a great show. An excellent host, beautiful dancers and singers and quality food. Set on a stunning... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Irvine, CA
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132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I have now been to 5 luaus in Maui, Hawaii, and Honolulu. This is by far the nicest of the events. It's a smaller event with around 200 people versus some others of 500 people. This was a much nicer dinner experience, pretty pink and white linens, nicer food, great service. This was a nice dinner experience... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Though we thought it was a little pricey $600 family 2A 2C. It certainly was a great show. An excellent host, beautiful dancers and singers and quality food. Set on a stunning backdrop of Waikiki beach.

1 Thank hawleyclan
Crown Point, Indiana
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100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Luau at the Royal Hawaiian. Both a great show and a history lesson. The food is great. There is not a bad seat in the show---There is premium seating but I do not think that it is worth it.

Thank LFA11111
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

When we booked our tickets for this luau in late January, everything we read online said it was open bar. We figured the high price tag was worth it if we could enjoy the night with plenty of tropical drinks. When we arrived at the Royal Hawaiian to check in, they handed us each ONE drink ticket and said we'd... More 

4 Thank toxikon
Waikiki, Hawaii
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I've been to several luau's and feel that this luau offers the best experience for guests. The view of diamond head in the background is fantastic, the luau food is top notch, and the entertainment is outstanding. If it's within your budget, splurge on this luau and book premier seating.

1 Thank Mykul808
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I LOVED the Aha 'Aina at the Royal Hawaiian! We'd researched a lot of luaus and picked this one because it looked spectacular, and it did not disappoint! The setting was beautiful, the ocean as a backdrop and pretty tables and table settings in a lovely open area. The food...so good! There was so much to choose from and plenty... More 

3 Thank Tiana M
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food was above average, especially for a luau. This Luau is only once a week, and only allows 200 people or so and supposedly brings in the "stars" of the other luaus on the island. Less the emcee, who stumbled with his words on many occasions, I believe this was probably the case...the performers were excellent. The setting at... More 

2 Thank bsprau
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72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We enjoyed every minute of the amazing dinner show! It was a great was to relax and eat while we let someone else entertain us :) The food was great, a good mix of familiar and new tastes. The open bar was great - wife really loved the piña coladas. The setting was amazing, as you could enjoy watching the... More 

1 Thank Timothy Jung Si... Y
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I took the advice of my fellow Trip Advisors and booked the Aha 'Aina luau, partly because it is a tradition to attend a luau when visiting Hawaii, and because we were staying at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian, so it was literally right on our doorstep. The show, performers and presentation lived up to up to our highest expectations. Sadly,... More 

8 Thank sam H
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93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You can't beat this Luau experience in Waikiki, with the variety and quality of food, dancing, and drink within walking distance from every major hotel. I can't think of a better, more historic, or prettier location (Diamond Head in the background) to want to experience a luau. As it is only one night a week (Monday), this luau gets its... More 

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