The Waikiki Starlight Luau takes place right in the middle of Waikiki, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rooftop Garden.

Your Hawaiian luau experience starts upon arrival. You’ll be warmly greeted with a traditional lei and welcome Mai Tai punch and live music. You can then participate in a number of activities, including Polynesian Tatau (a tattoo station), hula lessons, a pineapple toss, coconut carving, the conch shell blowing challenge and more!

Then indulge in a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet feast including authentic Hawaiian cuisine, as well as continental American favorites. The big luau feast is followed by an exciting Polynesian show, with music and dances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia. This is a top Waikiki luau – one that you’ll always remember.

Luau Highlights

  • Located in the middle of Waikiki
  • Traditional lei and welcome Mai Tai punch upon arrival
  • Take part in Hawaiian activities
  • Delicious all-you-can-eat luau buffet
  • Exciting Polynesian show

Waikiki Starlight Luau Buffet Menu

Cold Selection

  • Island Salad Greens – Carrots, Cucumber, Papaya Seed Dressing, Orange Ginger Vinaigrette (GF)
  • Caesar Kale Salad – Parmesan Crisp, Portuguese Sausage Crumble, Caesar Dressing
  • Green Papaya Salad – Fresh Herbs, Fish Sauce, Peanuts, Lime (GF)
  • Potato Salad (GF)
  • Soba Noodle Salad – Ham, Bean Sprouts, Cucumber, Fish Cake, Tamago (Egg), Miso Dressing
  • Maki Sushi – Pickled Ginger, Wasabi
  • Poi
  • Sliced Sweet Potato – Toasted Coconut (GF)
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon – Maui Onions, Scallions (GF)
  • Seafood Poke Salad – Scallops & Shrimp, Peppers & Sweet Red Onions, Olive Oil, Champagne Vinegar (GF)
  • Taro Rolls with Butter

Hot Selection

  • Hawaiian Fried Rice – Bean Sprouts, Napa Cabbage & Scallions (GF)
  • Stir-Fried Vegetables – Snow Peas & Toasted Sesame Seeds (GF)
  • Seared Island Catch – Coconut Lime Sauce, Lomi Lomi Tomatoes & Onions (GF)
  • Huli Huli Chicken – Soy Jus, Toasted Sesame, Scallions & Peppers (GF)
  • Kiawe Smoked Brisket – Guava BBQ Sauce
  • Kalua Pork – Braised Cabbage, Scallions (GF)
  • Carving Station: Whole Smoked Suckling Pig – Hawaiian Red Clay Salt (GF)

Desserts

  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars
  • Coconut Haupia Squares
  • Banana / Coconut Bread Pudding
  • Fresh Fruit Bowl
  • Coffee / Decaf Coffee & Hot Tea

Kids’ Buffet (12 years and under)

  • Iceberg Lettuce Wedges – Ranch & 1000 Isle Dressings
  • Assorted Fresh Diced Fruits
  • Tater Tots
  • Corn Cobbetts (GF)
  • Huli Huli Teriyaki Chicken Bites (GF)
  • Pineapple BBQ Meatballs – Sweet & Sour Sauce

(GF) Gluten-Free

    Two complimentary beverages are included. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Menu is subject to change.

    Seating Options

    General Seating

     Includes standard table seating and a Mai Tai Punch

    Golden Circle Premier Seating

    Includes a fresh orchid lei greeting, premier seating section closer to the stage,  a Mai Tai Punch & 1 beverage.

    Diamond Premier Seating

     Includes a fresh orchid lei greeting, premier seating section that is Center within the 1st or 2nd row, 1st in line to enjoy the buffet, a Mai Tai Punch & 2 beverages

    Luau Schedule

    • 5:00 pm – Doors open
    • 5:30 pm – Welcome activities with lei greeting, photo opportunity, cocktail reception, live music & interactive activities and games. Types of games include pineapple tosses, tattoo station, Hawaiian implement station & Hawaiian crafter/carver table.
    • 5:45 pm – Group hula lesson and conch shell blowing contest
    • 6:00 pm – Dinner
    • 6:45 pm – Fashion show
    • 7:00 pm – Waikiki Starlight Show – Voyage Across the South Seas

    Holiday Luaus – Holiday luaus are held on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve.  Please select Holiday pricing to book those days.

    All Holiday Luaus will not have tiered seating. Seating will be designated by the Luau Manager.

    All Holiday Luau guests will receive a Flower Lei & have upgraded buffet menus as exampled below. 

    The Holiday menu example

    Cold Section: Local Island Greens, Green Papaya Salad, Local Tomato Salad, Seafood Salad, Hawaiian Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Soba Noodle Salad, Chilled Molokai Sweet Potato, Taro Rolls, Maki Sushi & Hawaiian Pineapple & Fruit Bowl

    Hot Station: Kalua Pork, Seared Island Catch, Pineapple & Vegetable Fried Rice, Roasted Turkey with Stuffing & Cranberry Relish, Guava & Honey Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce, Carved Kiawe Smoked Prime Rib with Au Jus

    Dessert Station: Pumpkin Cheesecake, Milk Chocolate Haupia & Coconut-Banana Bread Pudding

    Child’s Buffet: Pineapple BBQ Meatballs, Fried Chicken Fingers, Corn on the Cobb, Fruit Bowl, Lettuce, Celery & Carrot Sticks, Hawaiian Jello Squares

    Special Instructions

    Where and When

    Take the elevator or escalators up to the 6th floor of the parking structure, then take the escalators on the left up to the mezzanine level, where the luau check-in desk is (the little grass hut). Check-in is at 5:00 pm.
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    Luau ends approximately 8:00 pm.

    Restrictions

    There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
    Please contact us if anyone in your party has special needs.

    Special Notes

    Complimentary Valet & Self Parking are available at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
    Infant pricing (children 3 and under) do not get a plate and must sit in an adult’s lap. High chairs may be available, but are subject to availability. In order to reserve a seat and a plate, child pricing must be booked.

    Operation Days

    Sunday – Thursday

    Duration

    Approximately 3 hours

    Capacity

    Diamond Premier seats 32 Maximum Seats
    Golden Circle seats about 240 seats.