Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort
Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort

Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lahainaluau.com/
  • Phone: (808) 661-9119
  • Hours of Operation:
    September-April, Sun-Fri, 5:00pm
    May, Sun-Fri, 5:45pm
    June-August, Sun-Sat, 5:45pm


    NOTE: A valid credit card is required to hold reservations. The credit card will not be charged until the day of the event. Parties of 6 or more are not guaranteed unless a valid phone number accompanies the reservation. Mahalo!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Bernardo Salazar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Embrace the Spell of Hawaii's Ancient Past...

    Every evening as the sun sets over the crystal blue seas of the Pacific, the sound of a conch shell and the beating of drums signal the start of an exciting Poynesian Luau. Enjoy a breathtaking celebration of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, dance and music as the performers weave the legends of the South Pacific into spellbinding performaces.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kaanapali Parkway
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Luau Parking Fee $5
A word from Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort
- Beautiful oceanfront location with stunning sunsets
- Shell lei welcome
- Complimentary cocktails, beer, wine, soda & juices (Blended drinks additional charge)
- Traditional Imu (underground oven) presentation
- All-You-Can-Eat buffet
- Children's Buffet
- Exciting Polynesian revue with Fire-Knife Finale

2014 Pricing
Adults (12 & Up) $108
Child (6 - 11) $30
Children 5 Years & Under Free


Paying adults receive a complimentary fresh orchid lei and souvenir tiki mug

NOTE: Valid credit card required to hold reservations & will not be charged until the day of the event.

Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are charged full rate.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (30)great for outdoor dining (26)good for groups (23)special occasion (23)kid-friendly (21)fit for foodies (6)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Awesome Luau!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This show was amazing! It was our first trip to Hawaii. The luau was much more than a great meal! The talented performers did an excellent job! The history told of Hawaii made the entire show much more valuable as well! Staff went over and above to make our experience a wonderful lifetime memory! We went VIP and felt it was worth every bit! I have already referred several people to going there in the near future. Special shout out to Victor in the bar for making our drinks perfect every time and for giving us more of the local history! Awesome Luau! Great job to EVERYONE involved!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was cancelled and noone told us. We drove there all dressed up on my birthday to find a sign saying it was cancelled.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Luau!
    HappyHawaiian
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had always wanted to try the Royal Lahaina Luau, and am I ever glad I did. For those of you who read "Maui Revealed", don't listen to the reviewer. I say Shame on them for writing such a poor review. The food was excellent, the dancers were amazing, the hostess was talented and engaging, and the open bar was non parallel! Mahalo Royal Lahaina Luau. Thank you Open Table for the ease of reserving on line as well. It was so enjoyable getting the preferred seating, real flower lei and cocoa nut lei greeting. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great VIP experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great luau! Book online and see if there are any last minute specials! If the VIP option is less than $30 do it. You get much better seating, free blended drinks, and a lay
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luau2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    First luau we ever went to and it was fun. The entertainment and the food was all we had expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was our first luau so I have nothing to compare it to. We had a good time and had good conversations with our table mates. The food and show were both good. My only complaint was being seated directly into the sun until it set, which wasn't so fun. Otherwise an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic luau
    Echoreviews
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My fiancé and I stayed at the resort but did the Vip luau experience through Open Table. Would definitely recommend spending the extra to get the souvenirs. Great evening with lots of friendly people and a fantastic sunset whilst eating the buffet which was overall very good. The show was particularly excellent especially the hostess on the stage
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must!
    LeeLamb14
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wow. A great luau experience with amazing food and entertainment. A must for anyone visiting Lahaina.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Luau!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The service and show were was great! The food was ok or maybe I just don't really like Hawaiian food? I reserved with an online special that allowed my family & I to bypass the regular line & go to the buffet first - nice perk! I would highly recommend this Luau.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau
    Michigan
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food is nothing special at all. I've had similar at graduation parties. For the price it is not worth it at all. The show is cool but the host is something from a game show. The all you can drink is very limited drinks and the all you can eat food isn't near the value. If I were paying $60/person instead of $112 I'd be more likely to recommend it. Check some of the other places for a better luau
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Super presentation
    Dean
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I expected this to be a tourist show; and of course it is. Very good and entertaining presentations. It's a buffet; and the selections were superb. Our waiter for drinks kept us "well watered" thru the evening; another drink before the last was empty. Make sure you book VIP seating thu open table; the seats were In the Front Row; with premium drinks included. I've only done this one luau; but recommend it highly. Downside is checking in; really a confused mess. I had read this in other reviews and can confirm it. My advise is to book open table VIP; and let the cattle herders know you are a VIP guest; as soon as the entry staff learned we were VIP we were moved directly to our table right at the stage, drinks within minutes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fun experience!
    Pixel
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Drinks are very strong and you'll definitely get your money's worth on at least the food and drinks. The buffet had various foods for all diets. My boyfriend and I are on a no-carb plan & we still had plenty to choose from without having to pick things off. The pulled pork was good but kind of dry and most definitely not the pig that we saw come out of the ground. The chicken was the most delicious entree in my opinion. The skin was thin and crunchy but the meat was so tender it nearly fell off the bone. The staff did a wonderful job getting everyone to the buffet table in an orderly fashion. There was still plenty left after everyone got their first plate. The dances and entertainment were very enjoyable. We watched the sun set as we ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luau
    Luaueve
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was a great evening. I felt a little over priced but good experience and food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luau
    mauilady
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was 2nd time for this luau. it was better than last year's show. will go back to it again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 30th Anniversary
    funtimex2
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Royal Lahaina Laua. Was recommended to us and we loved it. Great entertainment and great food & fun
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had such a great time
    Bri15
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I did the VIP package. We had front row seating for the show, great service, there was an open bar and with the vip package we could have all of the mixed drinks we wanted. The entertainment was really good and so was the food. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. If you get a chance I highly recommend going to this luau.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Luau
    SacFamilyVacay
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The service and entertainment at this luau were outstanding. We had so much fun and our son LOVED it. He hasn't stopped talking about dancing the hula on stage and watching the fire dancers. Great entertainment for kids and he loved the food available for him. It was also nice that kids are free because they don't eat a lot so it wouldn't be worth paying as much for them. The food overall was ok. The pig is great, but the rest is just ok compared to the other food we ate in maui. Overall though, we loved it and will go back the next time we are on the island. It is worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must do!!
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Of all the meals we enjoyed while in Maui, the Luau at the Royal Lahaina was the finest. The pork and noodles were the "stand out" items. Desserts were pretty ho-hum but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My reservation fee should have been $79 per person since I was staying at the Royal Lahuana. I regestered on the internet so I was supposed to receive all these perks. It was $216 plus tax. I am livid and will not go to a Luau here again. I would never recommend you to anyone. I was forced to pay this at the register where other people were behind us. I disputed the cost and the person behind the register said this was the price. I would like an explanation and my money back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical Luau
    lcaren84
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Luau was good. Dancing, entertainment, food, and drinks were decent. We really enjoyed the sunset view and fire dances. For the price, it was nothing over and beyond any other Luau I've been too, but it was fun and got us into the "Aloha Spirit" to start our Hawaiian honeymoon.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a great time at the Royal Lahaina Luau. We had been here before but things changed. Wish it would have lasted longer with more "group" dancing instead of solo dancers. The food was EXCELLENT and so was the service. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night
    CR123
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a great night at the luau it was energetic and fun while also giving a glimpse into Hawaiian culture. A must do for anyone going to Maui.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Royal Lahaina Luau
    Kristen
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful time at the Royal Lahaina Luau. The views from the beach there are amazing, the sunset was beautiful, and we got great photos of our family along the beach. The food was very good, and the performance by the dancers was so well done. Very impressed and would recommend highly, especially if you are staying on Kaanapali - the location of this luau is so convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth it.. Great luau
    californialove
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This luau is special.. food was amazing, the show was awesome and the staff was so friendly and heplful. We had VIP seating up front so that added a different vibe. Well worth our time and money. Next time i come to maui we will attend this special place again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Luau
    Bob49
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They got started a little late, and we were there early, then they lined us up without regard for who was early and we ended up at the back of the line. After that it was fabulous, everything we wanted and expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time!
    missingmaui2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have been to many Luaus in the past and had vowed not to go to any more, however, my 2 nieces (11 and 12 years old) had never been to Hawaii so we felt they needed to experience it. This was great for all ages. Great show and audience participation. Food was just OK. D rinks were good and we liked that we got to keep the tiki mugs. A little pricey so this is definitely not for those on a tight budget.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Macaronir
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My family had a wonderful time at the luau. The entertainment was great. We loved how intimate it was. I've been to other luaus that are just huge so it was nice that it was small.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 149 reviews are from the Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort reviews archive.
  • 25th Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went to this Luau on our honeymoon 25 years ago. We have been back to Maui four times since then, and have attended several luau's at different locations. This trip we were celebrating our 25th anniversary and decided to go back to the luau at the Royal Lahaina resort. It was by far the best luau! The food, show, and service were excellent! Our 14 year old daughter also enjoyed it. On a future visit, we will return to the Royal Lahaina Resort's Luau.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau!
    oconnorclan21
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Booking online is the only way to go to his Luau! We were able to skip the line that reached around the building just because we booked online! We were listed as 'VIP' and had a premium seat assignment. We were given real flower lei's as well as shell lei's. We also were give 'Tiki' cups and had full access to the bar at no additional costs. We did pay full price for this as opposed to getting a deal through a resort but I think it was worth it. We were able to have better views, drinks, pictures, and we were first up to the line when it was time to eat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Luau - VIP!
    ErinZ
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a great time at the Royal Lahaina Resort Luau that we booked through OpenTable. We particularly enjoyed the VIP treatment we received as a result! The luau was fun and entertaining, the food was just average, as you might expect because it's buffet style.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Luau
    Luau
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a great time. Went there on our honeymoon and enjoyed the show very much. The dancers were really good! The seating was on stones which wasn't the best for chairs but the show made up for that.
    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.
  • the dinner was canceled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I'm sad because I was commemorate my birthday and the event was canceled because yhe whether was not good. They would've a opcion for rain days.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for honeymooners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife and I were on our honeymoon and of course we wanted to go to a Luau. Our first choice was booked for months, but we spoke to an event coordinator and recommended a luau at the Sheraton or this one. The one at the Sheraton had a better review score, however the Royal Lahaina had better reviews on yelp. We took a chance and we made the right choice! We booked an online VIP special, and included that it was our honeymoon. If you see a VIP special, book it immediately! They treated us like VIP's from the start. It included VIP service, a souvenir, they also gave a shot out to us during the performance, and the most important thing, it was OPEN BAR! The host kept us entertained and the dancers were amazing. I highly recommend this luau!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Royal Lahaina Luau, Maui
    Luv2Travel
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great show, good food and cocktails. would definitely recommend getting VIP tickets for the seating position close to the stage, first to go for food, keepsake mug and fresh leis
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent experience! The food was delicious and plentiful, the staff were all very friendly, and the show was fun to watch. The fire dancers at the end were especially fun to watch (although this act of the show may be weather-dependent, as we overheard another couple at our hotel say they did not see them.) We were pleasantly surprised by the "VIP package", including front-row seats, free drinks and souvenir mugs, and food priority, that came with our ordinary online reservation. Parking was also very straightforward and stress-free, and we seemed to arrive along with most of the crowd. My only regret is that my stomach wasn't large enough to try everything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Luau
    freckles4sale
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were on our honeymoon and chose to go to this luau after reading the reviews on yelp. I think it was a great value for the price and the food was good; the kalua pork was outstanding. When I booked I mentioned we were on our honeymoon and they upgraded us to VIP, sat us in the front, which was very much appreciated and unexpected. The show was awesome and well put together. The dancers were all wonderful and so was the host. They interacted with the crowd as well which was fun. The only thing I wished was shown was watching them pull the pig out of the ground - which I've seen done at a similar luau, but overall we had a fabulous time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Luau on the Islands
    HappyinHawaii
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were celebrating my husbands 50th birthday, Hawaii 50 style. It was a romantic, adult only vacation. I scheduled a three week vacation to visit all four main islands and was not sure which luau we would attend. I booked the Royal Lahaina Resort Luau since we were staying on property and we ABSOLUTELY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. Having seen three Luaus on three different Islands, this was by far the best experience and show, not to mention food and drinks were plentiful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOWEE MAUI LUAU
    anniv20rl
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This was the true Hawaiian experience we were looking for...very entertaining...thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luau online reservation
    nOiMUsHOW
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    $45 extra in gifts not worth it unless you drink a lot. Food was fantastic. Organization of flow ,excellent. Show was OK, but same people represented all island cultures and not in cultural dress as taught at a other Luau. Not over crowded but all seats not full. Very dissappointed no IMU show, just carried pig on stage.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than I expected
    texasaggie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I would recommend to book online, I'm not sure if that was the reason, but we were sent into the short line to enter (and the other line was LONG), we got front and center seating (literally, front and center to the stage) and free drinks. They had food specific for kids, which was great, and the food for adults wasn't bad (I had very low expectations going in, so I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was). The initial drink you get upon entering (which is free for everyone) was watered down as I would expect, but the bar drinks were decent (and, again, since I booked online, we got those free). The show was fun and my kids loved it ... the fire dance being the highlight of the trip for my 5 year old son.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate