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Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau

3.9
318 reviews
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$50 and over
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Hawaiian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (305)
  • Good for Groups (300)
  • Special Occasion (297)

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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. Registrations starts at 5p and seating begins at 6p, reservations are required.

Adults $69 - $76, Children 3-9 $35 - $40, 3 & under complimentary (Priority seating available at an additional price)(gratuity included, price plus tax).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Hawaiian, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Saturdays: 5:30pm - 8:00pm year round. Guest registration begins at 5:30pm, seating begins at 6pm.
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Phone number
(407) 503-3463
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nando Belmonte
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Cross street
Universal Orlando
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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.
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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".
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Beer, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Disappointed (Austin)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Event was overpriced for the food and show experience. I should have researched the venue before booking. The event takes place under an outdoor tent and you sit at folding tables and chairs much like a wedding reception. Tables are large - seat 12 - so difficult to have a conversation over the meal. I did not realize that children aged 10-12 were also charged at the adult price, which was a bit disappointing as my two kids ate from the kid buffet of mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. The adult buffet was satisfactory but nothing special. No desserts appropriate for kids.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was excellent. Check in was a little awkward, requiring a wait in line to check-in, then a wait on the lawn area for the restaurant area, then another line to wait to be taken to your seats. The food was excellent and the performers were enthusiastic. The show isn't super authentic, but was enjoyable. The service was very good. I did take issue with our 11 year old being charged as an adult, and also being charged a fee for alcohol and sales tax on alcohol sales. Despite the fact they were billing for a minor, they say this is just how their billing works and they would not take the charges off. Adults are served unlimited mai tais, beer or wine, seemed like a rip-off to be charged this portion of the fees for a child.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

One of the best buffet dinners I've ever eaten. Fresh, creative, and diverse choices. I've now attended both the Disney Polynesian luau and the Wantilan luau and rate the Wantilan as better value for the money. Also recommend spending the extra money (less than $10 per person) for preferred seating at the first two tables to see the show up close. The dancers were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Worth the money. My 2 teenagers, my husband and I loved the entertainment and the food was amazing.

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vipMaunda (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

If you are looking for an authentic luau then the Wantilan Luau is for you. Enjoy Hawaiian Treats including a pig roast, Johnny cakes, and pineapple desserts. The Dancing is great and I enjoyed the interaction with the audience. I loved the fire performance! Having been to a luau in Hawaii, the Wantilan luau is authentic and enjoyable. Great for the entire family.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was fantastic, especially the Kahlua Pork. Our Mai tai glasses never went empty.
The announcer of the show was great, and the dancers were wonderful. I really enjoyed it.
Thanks, and Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Enjoyable experience. Food was nice and plentiful. Loved the Mai Tais. But overall I think it wasn't good value. It was shorter than I expected and not enough entertainment. I wouldn't do it again.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Overall fun experience, a little pricey, the food was good, not great, but had a really fun date night out of it.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

It was all delicious, all the food was great. Then once the show began it was non stop and very entertaining. We did get there early to get a close table reserved and that was worth the wait. All in all, it was a lot of fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

My 2 sisters and I enjoyed the evening. The food and the entertainment were great. I would recommend this to anyone. It was actually our 3rd time to see the show and loved it. The only thing I would recommend is for someone like me who has had gastric bypass surgery and can't eat so much, is for you to offer a reduced rate due to not being able to eat. Food is wonderful but can only eat a miniscule amount.

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