Diamond Head Luau at the Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
The ideal luau for foodies or anyone looking for a unique luau experience. This small, intimate, waterfront luau is located right in the heart of Waikiki. It’s one part block party and one part traditional Hawaiian luau. Sample dishes from the area’s best restaurants, relax, mingle, and then enjoy a fantastic Polynesian show.



Unique dining experience featuring dishes from the area’s best restaurants
Small sized venue and freestyle dining gives it a fun and festive atmosphere
Oceanfront setting located within walking distance of most Waikiki area hotels
Live music, cultural activities, and a Polynesian show that ends with a thrilling fire-knife performance

What's Included

Welcome Mai Tai
Fresh flower lei greeting
Two (2) complimentary drink tickets
Tickets for all eight food stalls
Cultural activities and demonstrations for all ages
Live Hawaiian music throughout the evening
Standard or Premium seating packages
Polynesian luau show with a fire-knife finale
14-day pass to the Waikiki Aquarium


Premium seating package
Transportation from Waikiki


Calling all foodies, this is the luau for you!

A sampling of food from Diamond Head Luau, including ahi poke and coconut shrimp.Rarely does food take center stage at a Hawaiian luau, but the newly reopened Diamond Head Luau is proving that it can be done. They’ve created the “Taste of Hawaii” culinary experience, featuring signature dishes prepared by some of the area’s finest restaurants and food vendors. Forget about long buffet lines and bland dishes. Instead, you’ll find high quality Hawaiian and Asian inspired cuisine, made from fresh local ingredients, proudly served by the very people who prepared them. 

The new dining concept isn’t the only thing that sets this luau apart from other luaus. The typical luau on Oahu can seat hundreds of people a night, but Diamond Head Luau is tiny by comparison. This is a small venue, with a capacity under 100 people. That’s just enough people to make a luau feel like a party, without feeling crowded or impersonal. 

Finally, despite the laid-back atmosphere, the entertainment at Diamond Head Luau is on point. They have one of the freshest and liveliest luau shows around, featuring a talented cast of performers. You’ll enjoy a night of live music, Polynesian dancing, and a thrilling fire knife performance to end the night. 

The Luau's Hostess holds a cocktail filled pineapple while performing on stage. Diamond Head's friendly, relaxed atmosphere and freestyle dining makes it feel like a lively block party. Come ready to try lots of new foods, mingle with fellow travelers, and have a great time!  

A child learns to play a traditional instrument on the lawn at a luau in Waikiki.Diamond Head Luau has a number of pre-show cultural activities available for guests. Participants of all ages can learn how to braid headbands from coconut leaves, string fresh flower bracelets, take part in group hula lessons, or watch a coconut husking demonstration. You can watch, participate, or skip them all together, it’s up to you.      

 Fried coconut shrimp and seasoned rice are part of the luau feast.The Diamond Head Luau dining experience is unlike any other. Diamond Head has partnered with some of the area’s best restaurants to create a culinary tasting experience. The luau grounds are lined with food stalls to choose from. Each restaurant serves a signature dish and luau guests are given the opportunity to try them all. Bring your appetite though, because there are eight vendors to choose from and the portions are generous. 

There’s also a bar tent on the luau grounds where you can redeem your complimentary drink tickets or order signature cocktails for an additional charge. They offer a variety of mixed drinks, beer, and soft drinks.


A luau performer spins fire knives in each hand with sunset in the background. The evening performance is a Polynesian revue which showcases the music, dance, and cultures of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and other Polynesian nations. Relax and enjoy an evening under the stars as this talented cast of dancers and musicians take you on a tour through Polynesia. This spectacular show ends with a thrilling Samoan fire-knife dancing performance featuring multiple dancers.           


Dining tables and a stage set up on the shore at a Waikiki luau. The Premium seating package guarantees seating closest to the stage.



Poke Nachos: Fresh Ahi poke (raw, cubed fish) served on a bed of crispy wonton chips. Soy Free without kabayaki sauce by request | Nut Free

Kalua Pig Sliders: Served on a taro toll with a side of Lomi Lomi & fresh pineapple. Soy Free | Nut Free | Dairy Free without lilikoi sauce

Abalone Salad: Fresh Abalone mollusks topped with Tofu, Tobiko & Sea Grapes. Dairy Free | (contains sesame oil)


Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi: Served with Mango Salsa on a bed of Manoa Lettuce & a side of rice. Gluten Free | Soy Free

Coconut Crusted Shrimp: Served with a side of saffron rice. Soy Free | Nut Free (contains coconut)

Coconut Lemon Herb Chicken: Served with stir-fried Aloun Farms veggies & a side of lemongrass coconut rice. Gluten Free | Soy Free | Nut Free (contains coconut) | Dairy Free



Venison Yakisoba Noodles: Served with locally sourced veggies. Dairy Free | (contains sesame seeds)


Wailea Kitchen , Diamond Head luau


Hawaiian Style Caneles: An island version of this favorite dessert in Lilikoi, Coconut & Chocolate varieties. Gluten Free

CaneLei logo, Diamond Head Luau


Special Considerations

The Diamond Head Luau at the Waikiki Aquarium operates from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, five days a week, closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  

Getting There

The Diamond Head Luau located on the lawn at the Waikiki Aquarium, at 2777 Kalakaua Avenue. The luau is a short walk from most Waikiki hotels. If it is not walkable from your lodging, the luau’s shuttle service, taxis, or rideshares are also an option.

If you drive yourself there, there is free and metered parking along Kalakaua Avenue near the aquarium, but finding an open spot in the afternoon or evening can be tricky. Give yourself extra time just in case you have trouble finding a space or you have to walk.      

Standard Package: $225.00

Premium Package: $249.00

  • Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Inclement Weather: The show may continue if there are light, passing showers. Checking the forecast and bringing along rain protection if needed is highly recommended. Diamond head Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show at any time for weather or safety-related issues.

24-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations requested at least 24-hours before your activity date are eligible for full refunds. No-shows & same-day cancellations are subject to the full cost of your reservation.

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