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Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration at The Royal Hawaiian

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-923-7311
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Disappointed it wasn’t outside despite great weather

Show was great, as was the food (for a buffet) but we were really disappointed that the dinner... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
AussieVG
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Incredible performances!

The Food: the buffet was great and had a lot of tasty options. The Drink: they give you three... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Jennifer T
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Show was great, as was the food (for a buffet) but we were really disappointed that the dinner wasn’t outside as advertised. There was no rain that night so it was a little sad as we really wanted to experience an outdoor dinner. Photo service...More

1  Thank AussieVG
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

The Food: the buffet was great and had a lot of tasty options. The Drink: they give you three drink tickets, and that was the exact right amount given the length of the show. Drinks were very tasty! The Show: the MC is a charmer...More

1  Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Well, we have just come back fro the Aha’Aina luau at the Royal Hawaiian and WOW,WOW ,disregard any negative comments this was the best attraction I have been to.The food was delicious and plenty of it,plenty of coupons for drinks and a fantastic show,especially the...More

2  Thank Fuchsiagirl11
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Was a little disappointed with the lack of food choices but the food was good. Enjoyed the entertainment however I thought the costumes were more commercial than authentic. All in all a great evening!!

2  Thank Lorie L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was our 4th visit (all premium seating) over the years to Aha 'Aina a Royal Celebration and unfortunately will be our last. To begin on a positive note, the show was one of the best we've seen with some new additions and a talented...More

5  Thank Kansasman
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

What a beautiful night out. I'm really not one for "shows", buts this a cut above the rest. Very talented people are portraying to story of Hawaii and showcasing many aspects of the island experience. From an electric Ukelele to fire eating, I was mesmerized....More

Thank radiogirlsteph
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic night at the Royal Hawaiian Ah 'Aina. The food and entertainment was even better than expected. By the end our 4-year-old daughter was quite tired but she told us she didn't want to fall asleep because she wanted to make sure...More

Thank ZPester
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We recently visited Oahu and stayed at a neighboring resort, however, we went to the Royal Hawaiian for this Luau. The setup was beautiful when we walked in. We were instantly greeted to get our drink order, and the service was great. While enjoying our...More

Thank 910kwatson
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Every Monday and Thursday evening at the Royal Hawaiian. It is only Oceanfront with Luxury Luau dinner in Waikiki. ‘Aha‘aina is title of this luau, which mean gathering for a meal in Hawaiian language. Luau story is about Hawaii's history from ancient to modern.

1  Thank mamacat28
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Not strictly Hawaiian with all sorts of polynesian cultuers thrown in the mix. Not cheap and Royal Hawaiian guests get a sort of unpublished seating preference. Entertaining and fun for kids, but not too young. Good if not exceptional buffet but if you can get...More

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George W
5 July 2017|
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Response from Tiana M | Reviewed this property |
I had unlimited drinks when I was there in January. They kept refilling them at the table.
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KooKoo4Travel
9 October 2015|
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Response from seaLoves | Reviewed this property |
They don't have deals or discounts. We booked directly through their website (link through Royal Hawaiian). You should book early as possible though, seating is very limited and performances are only on Mondays.
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Debbie M
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