Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau
Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau

Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Royal-Pacific-Resort/dining
  • Phone: 4075033463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturdays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm year rounds plus Tuesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guest registration begins at 5pm, seating begins at 6pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Nando Belmonte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Entertainment: The Wantilan Luau takes you on a high-energy, interactive, and entertaining journey through the islands of the South Pacific. Featuring performers from Hawaii, Samoa, and Tahiti dressed in original hand-made costumes, this action-packed, family-oriented show has something for all ages. Not only will you feel the rhythmic pounding of the drums as they accompany our beautiful dancers, you'll have the chance to experience it first-hand as audience members are invited on stage to dance the hula. The show closes with a rousing finale of dance spectacle to bid the audience a fond and warm "Aloha".

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Orlando
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or self-parking is available for local guests of Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
A word from Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau
Experience an evening of authentic Polynesian food & entertainment at the enchanting Wantilan Luau, a weekly Hawaiian dinner show featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet of Polynesian specialties, live Hawaiian music and traditional hula dancing. Menu features items like pit-roasted suckling pig, Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki, "Catch of the Day", tropical fruits and desserts, plus a special kid's buffet. Non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer & mai tais are included. Saturdays year round & Tuesdays seasonally. Registrations starts at 5p and seating begins at 6p, reservations are required. Adults $63 - $70, Children 4-12 $35 - $40, 3 & under complimentary (Priority seating available at an additional price)(gratuity included, price plus tax).
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (36)special occasion (35)good for groups (31)kid-friendly (24)fit for foodies (8)late-night find (7)romantic (6)scenic view (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • No WOW factor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    The entertainment was very good. The food was a letdown. I was expecting a greater variety of dishes. It also seemed very disorganized...where were the lines beginning, what was in each line. What ambiance...A bunch of tables under a tent with little adornment. This could be a great experience but they're not there yet.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worse Luau We have ever been to.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    The food was not labeled. The ambience would have been much better, if there would have been smaller tables. The mai tais were watered down (The waiter even admitted to it). The drink should be made without the ice. When serving the drink, add ice right before serving to customer. I talked three of my friends into coming with me to this Luau, which I greatly regret. This money could have been better spent at another restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You have to realize you are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    You have to realize you are paying for the show which is very good and fun to watch. You sit at tables with strangers. The food is ok but not great. The buffet ran out of some items before everyone had somehting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well worth the money. Combo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Well worth the money. Combo was wonderful and dancers were very talented. Loved the setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check in is very easy, just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    Check in is very easy, just have to wait in line. What I didn't like was the buffet line there is no organization. It's like a free for all, everybody trying to get food at the same time. Overall the show was good & a fun experice. Pig & desserts were the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Luau!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2011
    The service was great and everyone was extremely friendly! The guy hosting the show was very funny and kept me entertained.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth doing once.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    Good buffet but by the setting/stage/dining tables you wouldn't know it was a luau until the entertainment started.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    Food was just average, you have to serve yourself from a buffet line, and the " all you can eat" buffet was taken away quickly. Not worth $200 for family of 4. The entertainment was very good, but the Disney luau at Polynesian is much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice hotel and outdoor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2011
    very nice hotel and outdoor ambiance for luau-food was better than expected, but nothing to brag about. A notch above your average buffet. Kids were bored with show and didn't like the food (ages 9, 11 & 13). Money better spent with adults or skip all together and eat at a 5 star restuarant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was average for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2011
    The food was average for the price. The $60/person includes an "open bar" (mai-tai, beer, wine) for adults, however you are charged the same price for children over 12. There should be a separate rate for teens since they cannot drink. I thought there would be more participants in the show, but they only have 4 hula dancers and one fire dancer, and he is only on for about 5 minutes at the most. Not worth the time or money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just ok, we expected
    erica
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    It was just ok, we expected more for the money. Seemed a little hokey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What We Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    The experience was okay, I'm glad we did it, but it was not what we expected. There were only five dancers and while one was very good, one was pretty good and the other three were just mediocre. The costumes worn by the dancers looked cheap, like something made out of clearance holiday icicle decorations, or inexpensive "made-in-china" decorations, from a dollar store. Even the skirts made of fabric looked cheap. Selecting people from the audience to go up on stage seemed like a time-filler tactic. While one or two people from the crowd would have been fine there were about two dozen brought onto the stage and that was too many. The food was not that good. It was overpriced for two hours of entertainment and food that wasn't great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been to several Luau's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    Have been to several Luau's in Hawaii and Fiji. My only recommendation is to start the show sooner rather than later. Most if not all guest had finished dinner 15-30min before the show started which felt like an hour with random noise from guest chattering and questioning if this was all there was. Every Luau, prior to this one that I've attended, started much sooner and sometimes during the serving of the dinner leaving the call to the audience members to participate til later in the show.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a fun experience and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    It was a fun experience and the show was good. The service was also good. I was disappointed with the food. While it was presented well, most of the food was not that great tasting, especially for the price we paid. The Mai-Tai's were not good at all. Stick with the wine or beer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great entertainment poor food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    Food was just okay compared to the Luau at Disney's Polynesian Hotel which compares to Luau's that we went to in Hawaii. The Wantilan Luau fell short. The pre-dinner entertainment was very good as well as the entertainment after dinner. The food was not worth the money. We will pass on this opportunity in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very entertaining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2011
    It was a very entertaining show. That is what it is dinner & a show. It is very rushed for the dining aspect. They do not leave you in early, so you no more that get rushes into the tables & encouraged to go to the buffet quickly, reason being within 1/2 hr of doors opening, the buffet was taken down from 3 lines to 1. So if you want more, you need to do quickly! Great selection for kids. Tip & alcohol are included to an adult ticket, no matter your age or if you drink.Attempting to get a drink there is a challenge! The show is great, very entertaining for any age.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2011
    I was excited about taking my 13 year old son to the show. He is a naive Tennessee boy that has never gone to a show like this. The food was good but the service was terrible at my table. My waiter never asked me what I wanted to drink. I gave up and pour the last half glass of water from our pitcher. I noticed the other tables that the waiters kept their water pitchers full since it was so warm. I never saw our waiter again to even ask to fill ours. The show was great. The Chief was very impressive. They told me at check in they would use my son in the show and got his name but it never happened. I was very disappointed. For $60 I would have like to have better service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wantilan Luau was a hit with us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2011
    2 hours of great food, bottomless beverages (including Mai Tai drinks, beer, etc.) and family fun, and you or the kids might even become part of the show! Don't worry about the weather since they have a covered pavilion for the festivities. The broiled salmon and the beef and pork dishes were so tender, and the numerous desserts were a perfect finish. My wife had to talk me into doing this because it did seem a little pricey, but it is both a buffet dinner and a great show, and I am glad we did it. Our 13 and 10 year old boys were mesmerized by the show, and we took photos with the performers afterwards. A large group was there to celebrate a 50th anniversary with some of their family, and they were having a blast, too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The experience was very enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    The experience was very enjoyable. Good for all ages. The show was wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it very much. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    Enjoyed it very much. Food was great with many options, show was a lot of fun and very entertaining. Recommend it for all ages. Glad we went.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic