Come experience a celebration of tasty dishes, lively music and festive hula at the Waikiki Luau! Relax with a Hawaiian welcome and tropical Mai Tai before dining on a Luau-themed buffet dinner with island roasted whole suckling pig. Enjoy live music, hula performances and participate in a hula lesson and show! The Waikiki Luau is conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, within walking distance from all hotels.
For a full evening of entertainment, we recommend upgrading your “Waikiki Luau Buffet Dinner” to include the "Rock-A-Hula" largest cast show, featuring local artists, Tahitian, fire knife dancing and more.
Luau buffet dinner
Mai Tai cocktail and welcome pineapple
Hula demo and lessons
Live Hawaiian music
Upgrade your ticket to watch the Rock-A-Hula show following dinner
One original E Komo Mai Tai
Upscale Hawaiian luau buffet dinner
Live Hawaiian music with hula dancers during the dinner
Admission to Rock-A-Hula, Waikiki's Biggest Show!
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Meeting And Pickup
Royal Hawaiian Center
2201 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg B, 4th Floor
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Begin your evening with fresh Maui Gold Pineapple, served family style, while listening to relaxing Hawaiian music. Sip an included Mai Tai cocktail or take a hula lesson with one of the instructors. You're also welcome to purchase additional drinks at one of the bars or browse the music memorabilia in the Legends Room.
Dig in to a buffet, including a roasted pig, beef, lomilomi salmon, hulihuli chicken, tofu poke, and other options. Top off your meal with dessert, a taro roll, tea, and Kona coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
If optional upgrade of dinner plus admission is chosen at checkout find your premier seats in the center of the mezzanine for the Rock-A-Hula show, featuring a talented cast and a variety of Hawaiian and Polynesian music, fire-knife dancing, and hula.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
Child ages are 3-11. Infant is free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat and meals not included.
Wheelchair accessible. Please provide 24-hours advance notice for assistance.
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
Products may be adjusted due to government COVID-19 guidelines.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
They had a buffet dinner outdoors, under a tent so you were out of the weather if it had been bad.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Rock-A-Hula Show is Totally Awesome!
ChadM_T, Sep 2023
We had purchased the Green Ticket Package. It was an excellent experience. There were 6 of us, and I really enjoyed the Green Room experience in a somewhat replica of Graceland. I grew up in the Elvis era, and when the hostess asked if any requests, I suggested Suspicious Minds. When Elvis impersonator performed the next to the last song, he sung this song. While he was singing this song, he came into the audience and placed a red scarf around my neck. I was in total awe!! The Rock.-A-Hula was the highlight of my 19 day vacation on Waikiki.
An Exceptional Evening
Bill_D, Sep 2023
An overall great evening. The food was as expected - which means it was just okay. But the entertainment was exceptional. From the band to the vocalists to the dancers, it exceeded our expectations. We recommend this luau and show to anyone visiting Hawaii.
Tracey_A, Sep 2023
The food was very good, the show was really good. Service was very good, best part of the night was learning to hula
Great dinner and show experience
Marlene_T, Sep 2023
The dinner was good and hula dancers and lesson were great fun. The show was vibrant and very well done. Overall well worth the ticket price.
Ravindra_W, Sep 2023
Great performances and very entertaining. The buffet was very good with many choice. One of the best short shows
Not sure on Michael...
clive_n, Sep 2023
Not sure on Michael Jackson, food was ok and the dancers very good. Hosts were excellent though
Lori_B, Sep 2023
From dinner, the staff to the show…too notch!! Had a wonderful experience! Elvis was amazing! Mahalo!
Being a vip The show was...
Maricris_B, Sep 2023
Being a vip The show was incredible and we enjoy so much..specially my 3 yr/old he was 😱 screaming whilewatching the show..i would come back again !
Don't miss this!
Debbie_A, Sep 2023
There was so much to brag about! Our server Ana was beyond anything we could imagine, the food and that awesome Mai Tai, the hula dancers and class and then the wonderful show. The fire dancer and Elvis was my favorite part but all were so talented. I would recommend to everyone!
A must see show in Hawaii
nancy_w, Sep 2023
The whole experience was amazing free welcome drink the dancers and singers were amazing, plenty of food at the buffet the show was fantastic
you get to meet the stars and there is no rush with the photos
Must experience!! Hopefully they get a new Mike
Marquita_H, Sep 2023
Becky the backstage guide for the VIP experience was AMAZING! Paul was very polite & sweet! The food & dancers aka servers & manager were all AWESOME during dinner!! The Elvis impersonator was great !! He did amazing. Now the Michael Jackson impersonator on the other hand …… wow & not a good wow… I was so excited to see him and I was beyond disappointed… you could see his girdle through his shirt. & trust me as a woman who has struggled with her weight most of her adult life I understand. But as an IMPERSONATOR of THE KING OF POP. That is not ok. He danced as if her were sluggish and he did not bring 1.1 inch of a mile in the direction that Mike would have performed. I slept through most of his performance ☹️ Everything else and everyone one else was great. Unfortunately the Elvis we had leaves on 9/9. He’s an Elvis impersonator champ. Hopefully the next one is just as good.
Relaxing and Entertaining
Sandra_M, Aug 2023
The meal was good, the staff very professional. The dancing was great and the show was entertaining. I would say that the look-a-likes were not that great but did a good job to carry on with the show.
Best LUAU on Oahu! We...
Larry_M, Aug 2023
Best LUAU on Oahu! We come every year! Greatest show! However…the bartender needs to know how to make drinks! They were AWFUL! We know how Mai Tais are supposed to taste like, and these were NOT Mai Tais! Also, a Blue Hawaii is NOT made with coconut cream! It is a RUM drink with curaçao and pineapple juice! Somebody needs to go to bartending school!
Christine_D, Aug 2023
Great show good food. If you didn’t want a mai tai you had to pay for a soda $5. Service was ok. Pineapple was great
The food was decent, the...
Nia_H, Aug 2023
The food was decent, the show was great (my daughter enjoyed it). The only thing that I did not like so much was how close we were seated together. Really compact area. The experience was nice though, would still recommend.
Donald_B, Aug 2023
The experience was excellent, from the reception all the way through the hula show, very well organized event.
Not worth it.
Duane_W, Aug 2023
The food was horrible and I regret spending so much money on an experience that was not even worth it. Entertainment was good but again not worth the cost.
mspringer, Aug 2023
First, the entire staff was fantastic. If I could give them 1000 stars I would! Next, the food was the absolute best. Finally the show with Elvis and Michael Jackson was so much fun. My children ranged from 21 - 8 and they had the most fun! My only problem (annoyance) was the video taping throughout the show. Although they asked patrons not to, they did anyway and were blatant about it. When the staff came to monitor it, they would put it away, but the staff never stayed and as soon as they left the cameras came back out. Staff needs to be present at all times throughout the show. The cameras did take away from the show because it annoyed me but I’d come back! My entire family from my parents (80 years plus) to my handicapped sister snd 3 children would give this event 1000 stars. Oh, when you go, checkout the cute drummers! They totally made that show! Wished they lived in NYC!
Totally awesome entertainment
Raquel_V, Aug 2023
Elvis Presley was amazing, the entire show was awesome and well worth the money. My son is 44 and it was his first time in Hawaii, he was totally amazed with the show! The food was also very good, there was such a choice of food at the buffet.
Too hot in dinner Pavillion
Byron_F, Aug 2023
Way too many food choices. Made me sleepy during the following show performances. But really enjoyed the overall experience. Some of the Dinner pavilion ceiling fans inoperable making it so hot had to fan with the menus.