Waikiki Starlight Luau
If you’re looking for an outdoor luau withing walking distance of your Waikiki hotel with a Polynesian show that features some of the finest musicians and performers in the islands, then the Waikiki Starlight Luau is the luau for you.
The Waikiki Starlight Luau is set on the rooftop of the Mid-Pacific Conference Center at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which is located within walking distance of many Waikiki area hotels. Overlooking the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and high above the bustle of Waikiki, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset and a luau feast. And you can comfortably settle in for an evening of music and Polynesian dancing under the stars knowing that you won’t have to sit on a bus for hours to get back to your hotel afterwards!
Guests are welcomed with a fresh flower lei and a complimentary drink. Before dinner, guests have the opportunity to have their picture taken with cast members, look over the local craft booths, participate in the group hula lesson, or receive temporary Polynesian tattoo. You can simply relax and enjoy a cool breeze and the live Hawaiian music, it’s up to you!
The luau buffet features traditional Hawaiian foods such as roasted Kalua pork, poke, and poi, plus many local favorites. In addition to the Kalua pork, other entrees include a chicken, fish, and a vegetarian option. There is a generous selection of sides and salads available, as well as plenty of sweet treats to choose from. Waikiki Starlight Luau even has separate luau buffet set up for the keiki (children) filled with kid-friendly items. The Hilton resort is known for its top-notch dining venues and uses only the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients.
There is a full-service bar onsite which serves all your favorite tropical drinks, as well as a limited selection of beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages.
The evening performance is a lively celebration of Polynesian culture featuring traditional Samoan, Tahitian, and Hawaiian dance. This talented cast of performers will leave you charmed, impressed, and with a greater appreciation for Polynesian culture. Of course, the highlight of any luau show is the dramatic fire-knife finale, and this one will not disappoint. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as four fire-knife dancers perform a daring and difficult acrobatic routine. It’s a truly unforgettable way to end the evening.
The Waikiki Starlight Luau has two tiered seating options: Golden Circle or Diamond Premier. The Diamond-level seating will put you closer to the stage, allow you to eat sooner, and includes an additional drink. The venue can accommodate several hundred people, so the upgrade is worth considering to ensure that you have the best luau experience possible.
- Island Salad Greens
- Caesar Salad
- Tomato and Cucumber Salad
- Hawaiian Potato Salad
- Local Style Noodle Salad
- Lomi Lomi Salmon
- Seafood Pasta Salad
- Kalua Pork (Hawaiian Pulled Pork)
- Huli Huli Chicken (Teriyaki Grilled Chicken)
- Island Fish, Stir-Fried Vegetables with Tofu
- Smoked Brisket
- Hawaiian Fried Rice
- Futomaki Sushi
- Imu Baked Sweet Potato
- Coconut Haupia
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Mini Malasada Bites
- Pineapple BBQ Meatballs
- Huli Huli Teriyaki Chicken Bites
- Tater Tots
- Corn Cobbetts
- Assorted Fresh Diced Fruits
Seating (within your chosen tier) is assigned upon arrival, check-in early for the best location. Doors open at 5 pm, but a line typically begins to form much earlier.
The show will continue if there are light, passing showers. Checking the forecast and bringing along rain protection (if needed) is highly recommended.
If heavy rain or severe weather are predicted, the event may be moved inside to one of the resort’s ballrooms. If the location of the event changes you will be notified.
Waikiki Starlight Luau is located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, which is centrally located and easy to find. The resort is within walking distance from many resorts in Waikiki. If you wish to drive, complimentary validated self-parking is available at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for luau guests. If you are staying in the Waikiki or Honolulu area, public transport or rideshares are also an option, but do allow for extra travel time in case you experience delays.
Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.
Inclement Weather: The show will continue if there are light, passing showers. Starlight Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show at any time for weather or safety-related issues.
Cancellations are accepted until 48 hours prior to reservation date. No-shows and any cancellations received outside of the 48 hours grace period will be charged at full ticket price. Cancellations made by the luau’s venue will be fully refunded.
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