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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Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (34)special occasion (29)good for groups (27)kid-friendly (24)scenic view (6)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a great time. Food was very good and service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luau
    dawg75
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The show was great , the service was excellent ,but I didn't care for the majority of the food or desserts. I would especially give better desserts if I was putting this on. The hot humid weather didn't help either, but you can't control that .More large fans would have helped.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everything, sho
    Luvinlife
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Awesome variety of food, super nice people, beautiful girls, genuine Hawaiian dancing & a nice atmosphere but the show per se wasn't worth $70! After the first 3 Hawaiian songs I got bored until the one guy in the show, finally did something different, but didn't last long enough. I have fun anywhere and of course enjoyed the night but I personally would only go again with a free ticket, eat all the food and leave after the first 15 mins!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had an awesome time! The dancing was good the show was funny and the fire trick was amazing!! I would definitely go back again =)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'm not a buffet person. The food was very good. Everything was very fresh and there were many choices. The kids station had typical kids food. Pizza, macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers. Regular buffet had Polynesian style food such as roast pork and coconut rice. There was even a seared tuna and noodle dish vey tasty and fresh. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Must
    Holidaymust
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Absolute must for people who want to make their holiday experience even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • South Pacific in Florida
    nicky2190
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was amazing, loved the Coconut Bread Pudding, did leave my email address for the recipe, unfortunately I have not received it. The roasted pork was moist and tasty. Plenty of choice. The entertainment was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The show was very energetic and funny. The food was good for the most part, pig was not as seasoned as in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    perky
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our first evening at the Royal Pacific Resort went off with a bang at the Wantilan Luau. While waiting to be seated, we were entertained by a lovely singer and Polynesian dancer. We tried many new foods, including a very impressive whole roast pig. The buffet was beautifully arranged. We were seated with other people at our table and it was nice to meet other vacationers. The entertainment was wonderful. The ever-flowing Mai Tai's were also great. A wonderful evening.
    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.
  • Great if you Drink
    FoodiesOnVaction
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was hoping this would to be the highlight of the vacation it turned out to be a dud. We don't drink but if you do all the drinks are included. The entertainment was fair, they tried to engage the audience. However most kids (ages 5 to 15) were bored. No soda just fruit punch and lemonade for non-drinkers. Out of all he food everyone enjoined only two dishes the salmon and pulled pork. The desserts were all great. Compared to other Luaus we have been at this one just wasn't worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Only went to the Luau, did not use any other facilities. Luau was super fantastic. Food at the Luau was very, very good. Enjoyed the whole evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining event after the parks
    Jeremym999
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    After seeing signs advertising for the luau around the resort on a previous visit, we knew we'd have to do it next time we were there. The outdoor seating was surprisingly not too hot. The food was excellent and there was quite a variety for everyone's tastes. My only complaint would be that the Mai tais were a bit weak, but since it was all you could drink I understand why. The best part about the evening hands down was the various displays of dance from the island culture. If your looking for a nice entertaining evening after a long day in the parks, I strongly recommend this event. Well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau
    Drinksonme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great atmosphere, food, and show. Unfortunately, waiters were late getting drinks to table (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and the stage should be higher for people sitting at the back tables.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Atmosphere
    JAYF92
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was a great vacation experience and the atmosphere fit the hotel environment. The food was good and there were a lot of different choices and a special kids area with more basic foods. It was fun to experience a luau setting and then watch the Hawaiian dancers on stage. Of course the fire spinning dancer was a favorite! It was a little chaotic when everyone went u to eat at the same time but the buffet moved fairly quickly. It was fun to get pictures with the dancers afterward also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok
    Buddy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Not as good as I have expected. No comparison to any other Luau I have experienced before. They charge alcoholic beverage even we ordered lemonade!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Luau!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have had a chance to go to different luau's in Florida and I would tell you this is the best one to go to. The food at the buffet was amazing. You have to try the roasted pig. It tasted like the ones that I had back home. Our server was great. He went out of his way to get something for my daughter that they didn't have on the menu. That was very kind and generous of him. The entertainment was spectacular. I would recommend my friends to attend this show and I would like to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Luau entertainment was very good, the dancers were beautiful and entertaining. The food was okay, and was not out that long, did not give us enough time for a second time around. A lot of adults at our table enjoyed the kid's food just as much if not more than the adult buffet. We did have a great time and enjoyed the evening!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok experience-bit overpriced
    HEatherB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The show was pretty good. Really enjoyed the flame twirler. Not sure the whole experience was worth the steep price. Alcoholic drinks includes very mediocre whine, Mai tai's, and beer in a can. Furthermore they started consolidating and shutting down food lines almost as soon as everybody had gone through once. Bar shut down before end of show. So it seemed like they were waiting for show to end and guests to leave. I also didn't like that you have to wait in a long line for seating to open. This was not ok with kids. I suggest getting there right at 6 to avoid lines.
    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.
  • Fantastic Event
    Kiyoshi
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Wantilan Luau is one of the most exciting events you could ever see and enjoy. There is an all you can eat buffet with a huge variety of delicious food with dessert. They offer free alcoholic beverages and a spectacular show.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    kailovesluau
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I loved it, I've always wanted to go see a Hawaii Luau. So it felt like we took a trip to Hawaii during our visit to Orlando. Food was great we arrived a few minutes late so lines were long and we didn't get priority seating but we still had a good view from the back lol.I even got a chance to go dance on stage woohoo. The performers were energetic and entertaining. The food and drinks were great only thin is I thought we'd still have access to the alcohol once the performances started but we didn't so that sucked a little. i love CHIEF, would have loved to see more male performers too but chief held it down with the girls.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun experience
    Suzycamp
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The dancers were amazing. The wait to get in was terrible, very disorganized check in. The food was average, nothing spectacular. Would not do again because of expense.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Experience
    hatesTHISluau
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I were on our very first vacation with our 14 year old daughter and her friend. It took us years to save for this Universal vacation. We were so excited about the luau. But, it was terrible! It was under staffed... we didn't even have a server. Everyone else was drinking mai tai's while we poured ourselves water. The food was overcooked and cold because we had to wait 30 minutes after it was supposed to start before we were allowed to be seated. The food sat out the entire time. We left early. I would never recommend this to anyone!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My family and I only went there for the Luau. didn't get to see the hotel, only lobby.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and delicious
    ALJones
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great Luau show. All you can eat buffet was actually very delicious with plenty of options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau
    Happ
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I thought it was a good experience until I seen where the luau was suppose to be held at and then I felt rip off our luau was moved to a diode rent location because of double booking problems the original site would have been so much better
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were pretty disappointed... The show was good but the food was just okay. Once we got our initial drinks we never saw the wait staff again, I guess because the gratuity was included and is paid up front. They say alcohol is included but the options were very limited and since we could not locate wait staff we could not order additional drinks. Our dinner and dessert plates were never cleared from the table and just sat in front of us during the whole show. For a family of two adults and two children we spent over $200 which we did not feel was worth it at all, we would not do this again...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for a special occasion
    Rexkat1
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The show was very entertaining, especially the fire dancer. Live music during our dining was a bit too loud. The food was very good. Chef was very accommodating to the gluten-free vegan diner in our party.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My only suggestion would be a better sound check for the band. There was feedback from the speakers throughout dinner. The food was interesting and diverse, with a special section for kids which was less adventurous. Great dancing on the stage.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Random acts of Fun
    Zhurrie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent food.but Included adult beverages are limited as they stop serving after the show starts, so stock up. Show was good there is audience participation. Music during dinner was old, they need to update it. There are so many great Hawaiian songs and remakes why are they playing redundant old school stuff. Sound system was poorly set up and was a distraction instead of a bonus. There was feed back, pops, and a loud hum during parts of the show that really took away from the show. Meeting new people at tables was fun since everyone is a tourist. Tables did not reflect Polynesian style or decoration. It was fun once as is, could be amazing with a little work!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was fun
    GreatWaffle
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was great and plentiful - they had one type of food for any type of person. I really liked the fresh fruit and the chocolate cake. The entertainment was also really fun and it seemed to include everyone (especially the tiny ones).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Night Out!!!
    MOIfromFloraRidge
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We recently visited the Wantilan Luau to celebrate Mother’s Day, this was our first time at the ‘dinner and show’. I have to say we were extremely surprised and happy to see the variety of dishes they had to offer and the quality of the food. It has been a few days since and we’re still talking about it and have recommended it to everyone we know. We attempted to try a little of almost everything they offered but it was impossible, too much; everything was delicious! The Mai Tai’s are great and the servers just kept them coming. Service was wonderful; everyone was very attentive throughout the time we were there. The show was great too, very entertaining; the dancers are phenomenal! We really recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closest I've been to Hawaii
    McFly5585VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had read great reviews and was very intrigued by the menu. The offerings were pretty good and varied enough- lots of salad and cold options, a few stir fry type dishes and a carving station. The roasted pig was not as flavorful as I was hoping, but there were some tasty sauces on the side. The salads were tasty (hearts of palm and the ahi tuna in particular). The dessert options were nice and bite-sized, but it seems they ran out of what I believe was bread pudding, before I had a chance to try it. All-you-care to drink Mai Tais were, as one would expect in a buffet setting, a little watered down. The show was great though! Loved the island-music, hula dancers and fire! It did feel like a Hawaiian wedding in a way.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay Luau
    Loyal2Royal
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary at the luau. It was a gift from our 21 year old son. That being said, it was a lot of money for him to spend. We both feel that for the money it could have been better. Although the entertainment was good, the musicians were great, the food was so~so. I was excited to see on the menu "Johnny Cakes" as a dessert item. There was a corn muffin which was called a johnny cake, but no real johnny cake. Dissappointment! The ahi tuna dish seemed to be more noodle than fish. In fact, I couldn't find a piece of fish at all. The beef was good, but, the poor little pig that sacrificed his life was not done any justice. It was dry. I am glad we went, but for the money, there are better places to eat. :(
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 176 reviews are from the Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau reviews archive.
  • luau
    hubbiesafoodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great service, good food and very good entertainment! My family including 16 and 12 year old boys loved it!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luau Fun!
    ShopGirl
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Luau at the Royal Pacific Resort is a great experience for all ages. The entire crowd was engaged. Plenty of choices of food and the service was outstanding. You really felt like you were in Hawaii for a short time. Loved the building that the Luau is held in. super cool.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hawaiian Luau
    Brenda
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I brought my Dad to Florida to attend the Luau dinner after being recently being diagnosed with terminal cancer and a prognosis of just a few months. He's always dreamed of going to Hawaii, so I was excited that it could possibly be the next best thing to Hawaii. I was sure that if we could have a great seat for the luau that my Dad may have the feeling of being in Hawaii for just a little while. I was deeply disappointed and in tears that after calling concierge to explain our situation and expressing the need of priority seating for my family of 8, when we arrived a little late our priority seating was not held and we were set at the table farthest from the show. Now we will not have that chance again:( The setting and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tables are assigned when you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    tables are assigned when you register but not the actual seating at the tables so would recommend that people with special needs such as wheel chairs arrive early and stay in line after registering in order to obtain the seating requirements needed to get the most out of the experience. staff was very attentive, food was decent, and the show was 'entertaining'.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luau
    YFus
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Loved the luau. I wish there was a dvd of the performance. Dinner was fabulous and dessert was heavenly. Chief is a hunk of burning love!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out, but not for my teen
    KristenRob
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I loved the food and the dancers, but my 13 year old daughter was bored.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but not worth preferred seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was quite good and there are great choices for picky eaters. We paid for preferred seating but I'm not really sure what that got us. We were seated at the last table in back and the kids could not really see the show. That was our biggest disappointment. It is still a fun, relaxing way to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic