Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel

Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.konabeachhotel.com/luau.htm
  • Phone: 808-326-4969x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: George Gomes, Jr.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View
  • Entertainment: The finale of the evening is the spectacular Island Breeze Polynesian Revue with Fijian and Maori dances of war, the graceful Hawaiian hula, and the courageous Samoan Fire knife dancer highlights the evening with an astonishing demonstration of bravery and skill!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ali Drive
  • Public Transit: Ali'i Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on-site for our guests
A word from Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel
Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances.



Island Breeze Luau, located in right on the edge of the ocean of the King Kamehameha Hotel is rated the best lü'au on the Big Island by kama'äina (local residents)visitors and travel writers. The luau begins with a lei greeting and picture taking. An open bar, arts and crafts await you. The imu (traditional underground oven) ceremony, is also a part of the exciting beginning to your Island Breeze ohana (family). There are many ways to participate in the luau activities: weave a coconut frond, learn how to open a coconut, learn the art of hula, get a Polynesian tattoo, and take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers.


Adults $89.48
Child (5-12) $44.71
Under 5 complimentary
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Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (11)special occasion (10)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (6)romantic (2)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great luau
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I had a great time at the luau and stayed in Kona that night
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When a Luau is required..
    JMMead
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    If this is your first time in Hawaii, going to a luau is required! I have been to three or four over the years and this one was about average for everything except the location. On a beautiful point overlooking the ocean and a great view of the coast, it has the best location by far. The music and show were better than average because the venue is intimate--good entertainment for the new folks. The service was pretty good--it's self serve so that's not really a perk. Good to pay for the primo seating near the stage. The food was what you would expect from a major hotel: green salads, potato/macaroni salads, really good fruit, local breads and grilled teriyaki chicken, fish and luau pork/turkey). Open bar. Nice but not likely to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Night
    AlbeeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The whole experience was top notch for us and our guests. Everyone enjoyed the food and the great show!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • king K Luau
    NCTraveler
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Simply an awesome experience! The entire luau experience was very exciting and entertaining for the family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun & entertaining!
    kc84
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had a great evening! Dancing and music were very impressive and professional!Host was great and food delicious! Had a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great luau
    ChristySVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Loved all the activities and the performances were wonderful. Kahlua pig was the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Luau!
    Jstwhtwewantd
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful time. This was our first time in Hawaii and this was exactly what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great show.
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    On your first visit to Hawaii, a Luau is a must. We found the food was very good and plentiful, and the entertainment was impressive. Certainly an enjoyable way to spend an evening. The staff were very friendly. The only disappointment was that we ordered a vegetarian meal for one of our party, and although it was very good, it came too late when everyone was done eating. She didn't go hungry however, as there were plenty of salads on the buffet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiered pricing
    sober1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    There should be a reduced rate for patrons that choose not to partake in alcoholic beverages.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • find another one
    Mack
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The show was okay and the food was good. I think we saw an amateur show when we attended. Third luau on the islands this ague third.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and entertainment
    srwell
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Enjoyed the evening and the venue did an excellent job to counter the fact we had the dinner and show inside due to rain. The food was delicious and the show was outstanding and even included a demonstration of how to open a coconut. The dance choreography was top notch and the fire dancer at the end was spectacular. Overall a very fun evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good Luau....
    CarsonThaler
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I've been to a couple of Luaus before and this one is not bad. It is a little cliche at times but is a fun experience worth attending. Could be a little more traditional, but is interesting to see coverage of the main Polynesian groups. I give it a 4 out of 5... they work hard to bring "the experience" to you :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fear of rain moved it indodors
    travelgirl
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Apparently, they often move the meal and show indoors to a conference room for fear of rain. As a result it didn't feel much like a luau and you don't get to see them take the pig out. Food was great. If I was looking for the experience, I would have been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 94 reviews are from the Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel reviews archive.
  • Great Entertainment, Bad Food
    Cara
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Drinks were served two hours before food. The food had been sitting out for hours before anyone was served. The food was so-so. The dancers were great though.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The dancing and music were above expectations and truly entertaining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau - ugh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Sadly this luau was a disappointment -black mildewy gunk on the juice plastic jar -wouldn't let my son drink any/plastic cheap glasses/worn dinnerware/not on the water as advertised as the stage blocked the entire view/only good item was the Kailua pig-the rest of the meal was mediocre at best! There are better spots on the Big Island
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Luau
    Doug
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    If you go to one Luau, make this one your choice. Food was good, the show was great and the activities beforehand were awesome!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience ! The one
    Cheryl
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Great experience ! The one thing I would recommend to them is , the open bar needs work .. The drinks were too sweet ! The show was very enjoyable , the food delicious !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Luau!!
    akwhaler
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Very well orchestrated. Food was very good and plenty of it. Loved the entertainment...The dancers seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as the audience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Luau, for the money.
    NYERONTHELAM
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great Luau, for the money. Packed, but the show is great, and the dinner lines move quickly. The "activities" seem to be only for those that paid extra for "preferred seating." All of the seats are fine for the show, and you can watch the hula lessons, etc, without paying the extra fee. If you have food allergies, let the food manager know; he is very helpful, and knowledgeable about the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great luau
    goose
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My family of eight went for our luau. Many different ones to choose from. This was close and more research reasonably priced. Had great time. Food was better than expected. Good bar. (Free mai tais) Great show Recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for the lu'au
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Food was good (not great) and the lu'au was fun. Drinks were included but weren't very strong and ended well before the show was over.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Luau
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This luau was recommended to us by a local. This was our first luau but mother in law had been to another one and she said the other one paled in comparison to this one. The show was fantastic, the food was great. We had a wonderful time. The only down side was during the activities that happed prior to the show, they made fish out of hala leaves (?) and it filled up so quickly, my daughter didn't get a chance to participate and was really disappointed. We wish they could have done it again. I guess that's a sign that it was popular and people enjoyed it! The activities were fun and the food was very good. I would recommend this to others!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful location, entertainment!
    Heartgirl32
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Perfect setting on peninsula of historic King Kamehameha home. Entertainment was outstanding! Seating was a little crowded but didn't deter from our enjoyment. Food was plentiful and delicious. Wild definitely recommend for a great luau experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive but interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    This is a luau prepared especially for tourists. The setting is beautiful and the entertainment is high quality. The MC of the show is especially good, adding lots of tidbits of local history and culture. The food is hotel, island food, nothing special. But the whole experience is worth an evening, especially if you have kids and don't mind spending a little money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best luau yet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our 3rd luau in the Islands and was the best overall, so far! Great entertainment--not too long or short, awesome food, music, and Mai tais!!! We'd go again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve Luau @ King Kam
    BillFish
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great entertainment! Great Emcee! Amazing dancers and show! Really good food... Overall, splendid experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Luau!
    Michele
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The luau was entertaining and the food was delicious! Really enjoyed the host, the dancers, and the musicians. The dances from different cultures of the Pacific were wonderful. Really enjoyed all of it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Luau experience
    Adam60z
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Overall I thought it was great, especially the Polynesian show with all those great costumes and dances from each island. The women were all attractive and the musicians talented. The food was good, and it was my first taste of Poi, my first Mai Tai, and first time I saw an underground oven. Even though I'm a pescovegetarian (fish eating vegetarian), I only had to avoid the pig and chicken. The whole show and dinner was well worth it. I just hope the guy who did the fire show never gets singed. It's just one more good reason to move here from the mainland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great
    RickNC
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We had a wonderful time. The performance was spectacular. Met some interesting people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aloha
    NaloMeli
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Loved the evening. Good food. Great entertainment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good show lousy customer service
    oceanviewwahine
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Do not go to this luau if you want to be able to experience a TRUE luau up close and personal. The staff were rude and unhelpful. My mother traveled 4,000 miles for this & wasn't allowed to stand up in the back to see or take pictures. The show itself was wonderful, but after it turned dark, there weren't enough lights on the tables to see what you were eating.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Luau
    Luau
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Well worth the money. Family friendly, good food and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Glimpse of Paradise
    MissCass13
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Island Breeze Luau offers a glimpse of paradise to those who wish to sit by the Pacific Ocean and watch a colorful show of historic costumes and dances of the Polynesian peoples who contributed to ancient Hawaiian cultures. The master of ceremonies was upbeat, the musicians skilled and the dancers were energetic. The buffet offered flavorful food for a variety of palates and the service was thoughtful. Spirits were not dampened by the gentle rainfall, as staff people provided fresh towels for all of the diners, as needed. Our family's glimpse of paradise was authentic, entertaining and memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau
    Jamie
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    It was wonderful, I have been to many others and this was the best! I was a little upset as I am disabled and our party was seated first we were not offered a photographic memory of our visit as the other able bodies guests were offered. That should be rectified for others who attend and are seated first, I was disappointed, as my daughter and grandson and I spent a week on Hawaii and that would have been our only together photo and we did not get one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a must do while on Big Island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    this is a great thing to do while on the Big Island. everything was great, from the performance, to the service, to the attitude - especially the attitude!!! they really take their work seriously and with pride. some of the food is different (poi for instance) so don't be afraid to try new things - it's all quite good. although i have to say that although the pork was incredibly juicy and tender, it was very, very smoked :) if you like that great. i am not much of a smoked meat person so it wasnt the greatest in the world. but the veggies, other meats, desserts, etc. were all solid. best of all were the performances. absolutely amazingly genuine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Luau
    Roxie
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    The food and entertainers were really great - we had a fun evening and really got into the island spirit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice end to vacation in hawaii
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    This luau made a great ending to a second honeymoon in Hawaii. The Polynesian show was absolutely fantastic. We really enjoyed the professional quality show with a live band and great dancers. The meal was nice but basic. Food was generally overcooked from having sat too long; perhaps they could figure out a way to serve the food that keeps it more fresh. On the whole, a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Show better than food
    tourist
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    The entertainment was good. Meat selection could be better. Chicken was all dark meat and teriyaki beef was inedible...all fat! Pork was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for first time guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    You don't go here for the food, which is perfectly fine, but for the entertainment and for taking first time guests to a "luau." The Island Breeze staff is friendly and personable, the luau is well organized. If you are taking kids, go early. There are lots of fun activities for kids before the luau gets started.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.