Diamond Head Luau

Diamond Head Luau, Honolulu: Address, Phone Number, Diamond Head Luau Reviews: 4/5

Diamond Head Luau
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Fire knives will soar and drums will roar as entertainment enchants the night... All packages include a lei greeting, Mai Tai welcome, temporary Hawaiian tattoos, Polynesian crafts, Hula lessons, Tahitian dancing, Hula, traditional Hawaiian food at its best, drinks and entertainment. All of this and more is matched perfectly with a flawless Hawaiian sunset, here at the magical Diamond Head Luau!
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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4.0
1,109 reviews
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Heather A
1 contribution
Awful company
Jun 2020 • Family
DO NOT use this company!! We had a trip planned for the end of June. I had made our reservation ahead of time for the Luau because it stated cancellations were available as long as it was in advance. I have tried a million times to get someone on the phone, but it is never answered. I contacted them in May and June by email letting them know due to Covid and Hawaii’s 14 day quarantine we were pushing our trip to the end of July and I needed to cancel or change our June reservation. We ended up having to cancel all together because the 14day quarantine was extended through July. I have never received a response to either email and still can not get anyone on the phone. We are currently disputing the charge with the credit card company now. When we are able to take our trip we will NOT be going to this Luau!!
Written 5 August 2020
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Rome
San Jose, CA568 contributions
Fun but Pricey
Mar 2020
Very fun evening, but expensive for what it is. I would look into other options if you are on a tight budget.

Recommendation, do this on one of your first nights on the island because the buffet will likely be all the food you've been eating daily since arriving to the island (Poke & Hawaii bbq) & salad.

For the price, I felt that the event was very short, and based off of the online seating map I expected stadium seating rather than a large family picnic arrangement. I was glad I didn't pay for the VIP seating's as it was only one table in front of us in a 2 row arrangement.

What to expect:
-Check-In (arrive early, lines can be long)
-Receive your Lay -Professional Photo Op (Pictures Available for purchase at the end of the night)
-Sprint to the Bar if you want to drink out of a pineapple for the night (an additional $17 on top of your ticket)
- Walk around the Aquarium
-Activity stations (temp tattoos, dance, Ukulele, & hats)
-Dinner Buffet
-House Band
-Feautured Show
Written 24 June 2020
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Aloha & Mahalo for taking the time to leave us your review here on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to see overall you had a fun evening with us and we appreciate your feedback very much as we continue to improve the experience.
Written 10 July 2020
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LauraDiItaly
Milan, Italy1,653 contributions
FISH AND POI
Feb 2020
Diamond Head Luau was a fortunate “discovery” during our last stay in Waikiki. We didn’t know about it, but our Concierge guy reccomended it and we are ABSOLUTELY happy that we followed his suggestion!!
Upon arrival, you are greeted with a FRESH flowers lei, which I thought was very delicate (not a mass luau!)
This LUAU states to be THE ONLY FARM TO TABLE luau and we appreciated the food served very much!! My husband loved the vegetable curry stew with tofu, and the “soft” kalua pig: can’t number how many shots of delicious POI hubby kept mixing with the pig!!
To me HULI HULI CHICKEN is a must at every luau we visit,though I liked also those tender kalbi beef short ribs,delicious.
We knew that, before dinner, there were Hawai’ian activities going on (like ukulele lessons and lei making), but we preferred to visit the AQUARIUM, which was a really pleasant surprise (entrance is included with your luau ticket). Corals, anemones, jellies, besides the Hawai’ian State fish,HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKU APUA’A, kept our eyes peeld to their gentle moves for quite a long time.
Last, but not least:the show!! AMAZING, though “simple”, as it might have been decades ago, when luau was a “family” celebration for graduation, birth, wedding etc.
The Polynesian review was well performed, every dancer seemed “committed” as if she/he was really glad to share their culture with guests; the fire knife dance at the end of the very pleasant evening was ...INCREDIBLE!! Thankyou to each and everyone!
We appreciated also the meet and greet with the artist after the show and the lovely stroll,back to our Waikiki hotel, under the stars.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and we hope to be back sometime in the future.
Written 12 April 2020
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Aloha Laura, Mahalo for your awesome 5-star review! We loved reading how much you and your husband enjoyed our Farm to. Table buffet offering, kudos to hubby for enjoying the poi island-style, with the kalua pork! We are so glad to see you both enjoyed the experience and appreciated the added bonus of free admission to the Aquarium, we look forward to seeing you both join us again in the future! Until then, Aloha
Written 10 July 2020
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George
4 contributions
FYA Luau is only 2 hours not 3 as advertised
Mar 2020 • Family
Enjoyable evening however we paid for a Luau experience that was supposed to last 3 hours but it ends after 2. Started letting a LONG line of people in at 520. Probably later than 540 for all people to enter because they want to take promotional photos as you walk in. So the show was 30 mins of activities, 30 minutes to eat and and an hour of Polynesian dancing. The show ended at 735. We did enjoy the experience but I am sorry advertising a 2 hour show as 3 hours is deceitful. I asked one one of the employees if the Luau was really over which they confirmed. Felt like I only saw the first act of a Broadway show.
Written 16 March 2020
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Robbin R
Cedar Rapids, IA54 contributions
Good Experience
Mar 2020 • Friends
Pleasant wait, good food and entertainment. Got to see the aquarium as well. A great variety of South Seas dances were performed.
Written 16 March 2020
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Mahalo for joining us and leaving us a review! Aloha
Written 10 July 2020
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bktpro808
Kihei, HI59 contributions
Charming Luau with ocean views and small Groups in Waikiki
Mar 2020
The Diamond head luau was within walking distance of our Hotel. They are situated on the grounds of the Waikiki Aquarium, which allows you to do a self guided walk through during the pre-show of the luau until 6pm. With a farm to table concept, their food was very fresh and tasty and some of my favorite from any luau that I've been too. After your entry photo, they have a table with homemade taro chips with their salsa and a pinch of Seaweed and fresh humus, that was very good.

This is a fun evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian experiences and activities is a great family event. Early on includes hula lessons, lei making, weaving headbands, ukulele lessons and temporary tattoos, which my wife experienced most of these.



They have a nice drink menu with local beers, wines and some unique drinks that I've never had at any luaus. Next is an all you can eat buffet with their Farm to Table buffet offering featuring local ingredients and recipes. Their Vegan curry was excellent and you don't have to be vegan to enjoy this unique dish for luaus. Also their Kalua pork was so ono (good) spiced just right and even though I'm mostly Vegetarian I do eat fresh fish and a little meat now and then. Their Dessert's were fancier and tastier than many luau's that we've attended.

We had only 156 people this night, which is small and charming compared to other Luau's we've attended. The show was fun, colorful, authentic and one of their chief's is very funny. I felt the true aloha Spirit here and they seemed to make sure you had an authentic Hawaiiana experience. I highly recommend the Diamond Head Luau.
Written 15 March 2020
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Aloha and Mahalo nui loa for joining us at the Diamond Head Lūʻau! We are so glad to see you enjoyed the experience, everything from the close proximity to Waikiki's hotels to the farm to table dinner offering and overall Aloha spirit. We appreciate your recommendation very much! Until next time, Aloha
Written 13 July 2020
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Aaron C
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
Great cultural experience and food
Mar 2020 • Couples
Diamond head luau is definitely a must see for anyone visiting Waikiki. It was such a great experience with pre show activities leaning about traditional way of life. The food was fantastic and generous. And you can’t forget the very talented and entertaining dancers.
Written 9 March 2020
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Aloha, Mahalo for leaving us a 5-star review! We were so happy to read you had such a wonderful evening with us sharing Aloha and eating delicious food :) A hui hou!
Written 13 July 2020
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Presha
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Amazing Evening
Feb 2020
It was a beautiful evening. The venue was amazing. Everyone that was part of the Luau were so friendly and entertaining. I really enjoyed being shown the culture. Was awesome.
Written 28 February 2020
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Mahalo for joining us and leaving a review!
Written 13 July 2020
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Beastyfrog
Southampton, UK42 contributions
Luau evening met expectations
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great night, lovely food!
The entertainment was amazing and a great sense of humour too.
My only down comment would be that I was expecting a 3 hours evening but we were told after 2 that it was finished. So a bit disappointed on that!
Written 27 February 2020
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Aloha Laurence, Mahalo for your 5-star review! If you'd like to provide any information on your booking source, we would like to look into the advertised event length. You can reach us at info@moanaluau.com - Mahalo!
Written 13 July 2020
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L A
19 contributions
Hawaii 2020
Feb 2020 • Family
Friendly staff. Wonderful show.Delicious food. Amazing sunset. We there on Friday so we also stayed for the fireworks.
Written 23 February 2020
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Mahalo nui loa for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us :) Aloha, a hui hou!
Written 13 July 2020
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