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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

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Disappointed it wasn’t outside despite great weather

Show was great, as was the food (for a buffet) but we were really disappointed that the dinner... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
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Great entertainment

Was a little disappointed with the lack of food choices but the food was good. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Lorie L
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-923-7311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an experience of Hawaiian culture with great food. They have initially some demonstrations of various Hawaiian historical skills-cloth making, fishing, poi preparation. The food is prepared as a buffet. The choices are plentiful and all delicious. The narrator flawlessly tells a story of...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I went to the Royal Hawaiian Luau even though friends had said it was very expensive and that there were many others around. Well at nearly $400 each we booked premium seating at the Royal and we were not at all disappointed....More

Thank herb112017
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to this show, but from the start it was a dissapointing one. Due to expected rain (which did not happen), the show was held inside the monarch room. The show started with greeting of the guests, followed by recognizing people celebrating...More

3  Thank Eda Y
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Food excellent for a buffet. Show OK, but way over-amplified. Because of impending rain the luau was held indoors at the Monarch Room. Before and during dinner the sound was OK but later on they cranked up the volume and it became uncomfortable. When the...More

1  Thank econklin4
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The show is wonderful. The premium seating I understand pay more get better seats. The seating of premium first, their serving of buffet first, the waiters with them first is a bit much when you have laid out over 300 yourselves. We did not enjoy...More

1  Thank djschnarr
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Show was great, as was the food (for a buffet) but we were really disappointed that the dinner wasn’t outside as advertised. There was no rain that night so it was a little sad as we really wanted to experience an outdoor dinner. Photo service...More

1  Thank AussieVG
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Food: the buffet was great and had a lot of tasty options. The Drink: they give you three drink tickets, and that was the exact right amount given the length of the show. Drinks were very tasty! The Show: the MC is a charmer...More

2  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Well, we have just come back fro the Aha’Aina luau at the Royal Hawaiian and WOW,WOW ,disregard any negative comments this was the best attraction I have been to.The food was delicious and plenty of it,plenty of coupons for drinks and a fantastic show,especially the...More

3  Thank Fuchsiagirl11
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Was a little disappointed with the lack of food choices but the food was good. Enjoyed the entertainment however I thought the costumes were more commercial than authentic. All in all a great evening!!

2  Thank Lorie L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was our 4th visit (all premium seating) over the years to Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration and unfortunately will be our last. To begin on a positive note, the show was one of the best we've seen with some new additions and a talented...More

5  Thank Kansasman
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George W
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Response from Tiana M | Reviewed this property |
I had unlimited drinks when I was there in January. They kept refilling them at the table.
9 October 2015|
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Response from seaLoves | Reviewed this property |
They don't have deals or discounts. We booked directly through their website (link through Royal Hawaiian). You should book early as possible though, seating is very limited and performances are only on Mondays.
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30 May 2015|
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