I reserved through open table. Restaurant called and said they need to cancel cause they don't do luaus on Saturday which was not true. We drove by and there was a luau. We went to the Hyatt Regency luau down the road instead which was fantastic.
Seating is too close together, otherwise food/beverage and show were worth the investment
The food was very good with a good selection of entrees and sides. The show was fantastic. This was our first Luau and first time in Hawaii and we had a blast. I would recommend this as a nights entertainment.
Open Table no longer services this restaurant. Open Table allowed us to make a reservation for the Luau. Fortunately I called the Royal Lihaina Luau to check on our reservation, the day of the Luau, and was told that they no longer use Open Table. We we were lucky enough to still secure a reservation. Shame on you Open Table for almost costing us a missed a Luau on our family vacation!
With a good selection of food, a very organized staff and a great show, the evening was very relaxing and entertaining.
It was our first time in Hawaii and also our honeymoon. Of course we wanted to do a luau. We chose this one and it was absolutely amazing. It did rain on us lightly during the event but that did not ruin the luau at all. The food was outstanding, especially the pork. The show was cool as well. The fire knife finale was Amazing. Great ocean front view as well.
The food was quite good for a luau, where one comes primarily for the entertainment. We kicked ourselves when we found out afterwards that had we booked through our hotl, rather than through Open Table, we would have saved $30 per person. However, booking through Open Table gave us complementary leis and ceramic drinks glasses and we had very good seats.
They promised they would do their best to give us our money's worth and they did! Food was amazing, since it is a buffet, I recommend that if you like pork, be sure you save a lot of room on your plate for the wonderful pork they make, forget the salad you can get that anywhere and eat the island specialties instead.
Kids had a great time too, we had 3 toddlers and they all enjoyed the food (they have a special table for the kids food) and the entertainment was mesmerizing, even for the 16 month old.
5 year old got up on stage and learned the Hula and the 3 year old loved all the after dinner performances.
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!
It was cancelled and noone told us. We drove there all dressed up on my birthday to find a sign saying it was cancelled.
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.
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
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
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.
First luau we ever went to and it was fun. The entertainment and the food was all we had expected.
Wow. A great luau experience with amazing food and entertainment. A must for anyone visiting Lahaina.
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.
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
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.
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.
It was a great evening. I felt a little over priced but good experience and food.
This was 2nd time for this luau. it was better than last year's show. will go back to it again
The Royal Lahaina Laua. Was recommended to us and we loved it. Great entertainment and great food & fun
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.