Ka Moana Luau


Ka Moana Luau

Time: 5:30 pm

Duration: 2.5 hours


10% Discount

  • Dinner showcasing Hawaiian specialties
  • Entertaining show including hula dancing & fire dance
  • Convenient location just outside Waikiki at the historic Aloha Tower oceanfront grounds


Spend a magical evening enriched by Hawaii’s vibrant culture, history, food, and dance.

Formerly held at Sea Life Park, the Ka Moana Luau in 2023 is now conveniently located just outside Waikiki at the oceanfront grounds of the historic Aloha Tower lighthouse. Unlike other Waikiki luaus, it's in a private outdoor space that will allow for an immersive experience without the distraction of bustling Waikiki vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a lei, a Mai Tai cocktail, and local tastings like lomi lomi salmon, poi (blended taro), and poke. You can then stroll the grounds as the sun sets and visit the multiple cultural activity stations, which may include making coconut leave headbands, flower wrist bands, and temporary Polynesian tattoos, as well as learning to play Hawaiian drums and other traditional instruments.

An abundant dinner, prepared by the esteemed Chart House in the style of farm-to-table, showcases a variety of island foods, including local fish, juicy kalua pork cooked all day in an underground hot stone stove, and tropical desserts. Menu shown here (and dietary restrictions info here, with a new vegan curry entree available by request). Indulge in the bar that includes specialty tropical cocktails, local craft beer, well drinks, and soda.

Performances during the show portion will take you on a journey through Hawaii and broader Polynesia, both past and present. Highlights include an exciting Maori war dance, graceful hula dancing, and climactic fire dance, with humorous commentary and audience participation sprinkled throughout. You’ll not only be entertained, but also depart with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for Hawaii.

Our online prices as published on this page are up to 10% off the retail price! There is no downside versus paying full price. Prices in the booking form are the discounted price; the retail price can be seen in the packages comparison table below.

TIP: Check the Standard Package for the most available dates. If the Upgraded package is sold out, feel free to book Standard and make a note at checkout to be Upgraded if openings occur.

TravelShack's Choice


  • Oceanfront outdoor setting, whereas other Waikiki luau locations include an indoor hotel ballroom and a rooftop garage adjacent to noisy streets
  • A more intimate setting versus other luaus which often hold 500-1200+ people
  • Catered by Honolulu's oldest restaurant Chart House, versus generic resort / mass-event food found at many other luaus
  • For those staying in Waikiki, centrally located in Honolulu just 3 miles outside Waikiki rather than heading to a Ko Olina / west coast luau (e.g., Paradise Cove, Germaine's, Chief's) which can be about 1 hour each way with traffic, and even more time saved versus the Polynesia Cultural Center (1-1.5 hours each way). Convenient coach bus transport available (enjoy the luau bar!).
  • Alcohol served (unlike alcohol-free Polynesian Cultural Center)
  • Table service option with Upgraded Package
Seating Packages

Upgraded Package ("Celebrity")
Standard Package ("Splash")
Budget Package ("Classic")
Center Sides Sides further from stage
Menu here
Mai Tai welcome drink + 2 drink tickets 2 drink tickets 1 drink ticket
Food Service Table Service* Buffet Buffet
Lei Greeting
Fresh flower lei Deluxe shell lei Classic shell lei
Souvenir Photo
Framed photo value is $20
1 per group included Extra Extra
Optional r/t transport is $19/person
Age 18+: $199 $179
Age 13-17: $179 $169
Age 4-12: $159 $149
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $149 $134
Age 13-17: $129 $124
Age 4-12: $109 $105
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $129 $116
Age 13-17: $109 $104
Age 4-12: $89 $85
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free

* On rare occasions when there is rain forecast, an alternate setup is implemented where table service is currently not possible and Upgraded guests help themselves at the buffet.

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Traveler Reviews

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(264 Reviews)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Guidebook Reviews

Oahu Revealed guidebook:

Entertaining show with lots of dancing. The luau feels less processed than most of the others.

Fodor's guidebook:

Food Caterer - Chart House: Fodor's Choice. Waikiki landmark opened in 1969 by surfing legend Joey Cabell. The extensive menu maintains the midcentury notion of fine dining.