Come experience Waikiki's newest luau!

 Located on a grassy oceanfront lawn at the Waikiki Aquarium, the Diamond Head Luau is within walking distance of all the major attractions, such as Waikiki Beach and major hotels.

Upon arrival, you first have the chance to walk through the Waikiki Aquarium and learn about a variety of marine life (aquarium admission is included). Outside on the beachfront lawn, you can participate in different island arts & crafts and dancing. Learn how to make a lei or a head band, get a Polynesian tattoo (no worries, it’s temporary and can be washed off), or learn a Polynesian dance.

 

The activities are followed by a Farm to Fork dinner experience. Farm to Fork catering is all about utilizing the wide variety of local foods like grass-fed beef, fresh line-caught fish and organic fruits and veggies. Dishes range from traditional to contemporary fusion cuisine inspired by the practices of the Native Hawaiian people. After dinner, sit back and enjoy traditional songs and dances of Hawaii and other Polynesian island nations.

Luau Highlights

  • Beachfront location near Diamond Head
  • Family friendly Hawaiian luau
  • Learn to make leis, hula and other Hawaiian crafts
  • Enjoy Polynesian song and dance

Farm to Table Menu (selections subject to change based on availability & sustainability):

  • Appetizer Station – Enjoy our fresh pupus (appetizers) while you enjoy your welcome Mai Tais. At the appetizer station we offer lychee wood-smoked local marlin dip and kalo (taro) hummus served with freshly made taro chips and hoʻio (Hawaiian fern) caprese salad.
  • Poi Shooters with Lomi Lomi Salmon – Traditional Poi served shooter-style with Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Salad Station – Mixed greens salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh cucumbers dressed with your choice of vinaigrette along with a fresh assortment of local & seasonal fruits.
  • Fresh Poke – Featuring ahi poke mixed fresh with ginger soy dressing
  • Kalbi Short Ribs – Grilled Kunoa Cattle co. bone-in kalbi beef short ribs
  • Huli Huli Chicken – Free range, cage-free Huli Huli (Hawaiian Style) rotisserie chicken
  • Vegetable Dishes – A delicious vegan vegetable curry stew with crispy Aloha Farm Tofu and a roasted farmers vegetable medley
  • Kalua Pork – Juicy Kalua pig cooked off-site in an above ground umu!
  • Hawaiian-inspired Desserts – To satisfy your sweet tooth we offer an assortment of local desserts made fresh by Chef Kate Wagner
  • Side Dishes – To compliment the main buffet dishes, we offer white rice and brown rice

Standard Luau Package

  • Fresh flower lei greeting & Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • Two (2) Standard* drink tickets – additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • Standard luau seating
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12)

Premium Luau Package

  • Fresh flower lei greeting & Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • Two (2) Premium* drink tickets – additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • Premium luau seating – front rows seating area
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12) – once luau doors open

*Standard drinks include: Mai Tai, Pina Colada (Blended), Kona Brewing Company – Kona Longboard Lager Beer, Kona Brewing Company – Wailua Wheat Beer, Maui Blac Pineapple Wine. Guests may purchase additional drinks (Standard drinks are $8 – cash only).

*Premium drinks include: Mango Daiquiri (Blended), Blue Hawaii, Maui Coconut Porter, Maui Hula O Maui Pineapple Sparkling Wine. Guests may purchase additional drinks (Premium drinks are $10 – cash only).

 

Special Instructions

Where and When

Check-in begins at 4:45 pm and doors open at 5:30 pm at the Waikiki Aquarium, located at 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 View Map
Luau ends around 8:00 pm (15 minutes earlier on Friday nights for fireworks show).
Admission to the aquarium will begin when the doors open for the luau.

Restrictions

There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Children 3 years of age and under are considered lap children and do not get their own seat.

Operation Days

Takes place on most Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Duration

2.5 hours