Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort
Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort

Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lahainaluau.com/
  • Phone: 8086619119x
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (43)great for outdoor dining (42)good for groups (39)special occasion (36)kid-friendly (36)romantic (9)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (2)Show More
  • Luau
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced but fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The luau itself was great. Good food, good show, great service. The price for this however was extremely overpriced. I am not singling out the Royal Lahaina, we priced several shows and they we all about the same. They got you and they know it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining Luau
    DubVee
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Though I hadn't heard much about the Royal Lahaina Luau, we decided to give it a shot and came away very impressed. The performers entertaining and genuinely loved what they were doing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb experience!
    napokanpachi
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food is ordinary Hawaiian meal, but hospitality and performance are good. Show is well organized, so we could enjoy eating and seeing timely. When you stay in Royal Lahaina Resort, you should enjoy the Luau.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For Luau
    forAgoodtime
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is was me and girlfriend first time at in Hawaii and we had to go to a luau. This place is recommended for first timers. Great experience-food, drinks, entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Royal Lahaina Luau
    Docman
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My family had a fabulous time at the Royal Lahaina Luau! The food was great, drinks were not watered down like at the Hyatt Regency Luau we attended earlier in the week. The show was very enjoyable. I highly recommend this luau. I think it is the best luau for families on Maui!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great luau
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Performers terrific; very energetic. Interesting 'cultural tour' through dance. Food abundant and pretty good. Many choices, including kids table with hot dogs and mac and cheese. A terrific overall experience
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Luau!
    bohach27
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My family and I attended this luau on our first night in Hawaii (Lahaina - Maui). It was just wonderful - I booked the reservations on line and when we arrived we were greeted with beautiful lei's. We got VIP seats, so we were able to sit right by the stage, but there wasn't a bad seat in the house - the food was amazing and the view was incredible. The host of the show was both funny and very entertaining. And the whole production was simply splendid - we are glad we choose to attend this luau - well worth it! And we would recommend for everyone of all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this Luau
    Love2eat
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had priority seating and were treated like royalty:) Good food and fantastic entertainment. Good drinks too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Luau
    aceintn
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is one of the best luaus in the area. For the money, the service and quality of food is awesome. Service was great at the bar (which was open) and at the initial greeting and seating. For a buffet the quality of the food was fresh and tasty. We signed up for the VIP package which included flower lei (a $10 option without package) and refillable glass (a $15 option without package). All in all, it was a great experience I would repeat next time we are back in Lahaina.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Luau - Royal Lahaina Resort reviews archive.
  • Don't waste your money!
    toes2sand
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The food is horrible at the Royal Lahaina Resort Luau. Buffet style, everything seemed to be dried out including the star attraction, the pig. Didn't finish my plate nor did I see anyone else finish theirs or go for seconds. The Luau show was entertaining but not worth the $$$$. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • met the criteria for special event
    2mchfn
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My husband & I booked this luau as part of our 25th wedding anniversary trip. What a fun evening! The only complaint was that once we were seated, we never saw a server at the table again, which meant we made our own trips to the bar (not as advertised or what I consider VIP treatment.) The food was plentiful, with enough choices for anyone. The Royal Lahaina puts on a great show & we would definitely recommend this venue to friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Show
    Penpentre
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We have been to the old Lahina Luau some years back, this was a different experience the mix of culture, showmanship and audience participation was spot on. The food was great, we had upgraded by reservation and defiantly worth the extra dollars.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening.
    Aloha
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Didn't feel like Hawaii until we went to the Luau. It was incredible. Loved everything about it. Loved the VIP service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall