diamond head luau


Diamond Head Luau

Held oceanfront at the Waikiki Aquarium at the base of Diamond Head, the Diamond Head Luau invites you to experience an evening of great island-style foods and Polynesian entertainment.

After checking in, you will first have the chance to walk through the aquarium and see the marine life exhibits. Outside on the beachfront lawn, you can watch or participate in arts & crafts. Learn how to make a flower lei or a head band, get a temporary Polynesian tattoo, or learn a Polynesian dance.

Later, enjoy a delicious dinner. Dinner is followed by a Polynesian revue with traditional songs and dances of Hawaii and greater Polynesia.

On Mondays there is a Farm to Table fresh Menu, while on Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays there is a traditional Hawaiian style buffet dinner. 

Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays with traditional Hawaiian Style Buffet Dinner (VIP has Table Service):

Select the Hawaiian Pricing for these packages.

Standard Luau Package:

  • Shell lei greeting & Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • One (1) Standard* drink ticket - additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • Standard luau seating
  • Hawaiian Luau Buffet
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12)

VIP Luau Package:

  • Fresh flower lei greeting & Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • Two (2) Standard* drink tickets or 1 Premium Drink - additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • VIP luau seating
  • Hawaiian Luau TABLE Service
  • Souvenir arrival photograph (one per couple)
  • Souvenir gift from Diamond Head Luau (one per couple)
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12)

Hawaiian Style Dinner Menu:

  • Fresh MahiMahi Fish with a Panko Crust & Lemon Zest.  Served with a Sweet Chili
  • Kalua Pulled Pork cooked in a traditional Imu
  • Moa-Baked Chicken Marinated in a Sweet Soy Sauce Glaze, topped with Star Anise & Green Onions
  • Lomi Salmon & Poke
  • Steamed Sweet Potato, Potato Macaroni Salad, Steamed White Rice, & Poi
  • Island Fruit Salad, Haupia (coconut) Pudding, & Chocolate Cake

Mondays with the Farm to Table Menu:

Select the Farm to Table pricing for these packages.

Both packages include:

  • Fresh Flower Lei & Mai Tai Greeting
  • Two (2) Standard* drink tickets or 1 Premium Drink - additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • Farm to Table Menu at Several Food Stations
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12)

Standard Luau Package: Includes standard seating area.

VIP Lusu Package: Includes VIP Seating area.

Farm to Table Menu:

  • Pupu Station (Appetizers): Kauai Sweet Prawns with Hawaiian Smoked Salt, Poi Shooters with Lomi Lomi Salmon, Wana (Waianae Handpicked Sea Urchin or Uni), Ahi Poke/Nairagi Poisson Cru (Tahitian style Poke)
  • Salad Station: Punalu'u Farms Ho'io (Hawaiian fern) Caprese Salad, with Ho Farms Tomatoes, Naked Cow Dairy and Farms Mozzarella tossed with Nalo Farms Basil Pesto.  Make your own Caesar/Green Salad with: AJ Farms Baby Romaine Lettuce, Ho Farms Tomatoes & Cucumbers, Parmesan Slivers, White Sardines, Pipikaula (Hawaiian style smoked meat), Portuguese Bread Croutons, Caesar Salad Dressing, or Papaya Seed Salad Dressing.  Hawaiian Sweet Bread with Butter.
  • Hot Food Station:  Frilled Bone-In Kalbi Short Rib (Locally sourced & Grass Fed), Huli Huli (Hawaiian Style) Rotisserie Chicken, Vegan Vegetable Curry with Sauteed Tofu Cubes, Hawaiian Style Fried Rice, Seasonal Succotash, Above Ground Kalua Pig Live Carving Station.
  • Dessert Station:  Pineapple/Seasonal Fruit, Hawaiian Bread Pudding with Smoked Big Island Macadamia Nuts & Haupia (Coconut) Sauce, Triple Chocolate (Locally Sourced) Mousse Shooters.
*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).

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Where and When:
Check-in begins at 5:15 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).
There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Takes place on most Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Mondays are Farm to Table nights.
2.5 hours
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