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Immerse Yourself In The ExperienceCulture & Tradition

Grab your ohana (family) by the hand and walk down the beach to the Waikiki Aquarium in the foothills of Diamond Head for a special evening of food, music, and Hawaiian Culture! At a maximum of 350 Guests, we are proud to be Oahu’s most exclusive luau, focusing on quality and customer interaction instead of a massive crowd. Enjoy a lei greeting, Mai Tai cocktails, hula lessons, basket weaving, lei making, Hawaiian tattoo and more before feasting on great tasting traditional and contemporary Hawaiian food.

Right as you’re starting to smell the Plumeria and realize that life can’t really get much better, the show begins and takes you on a fun journey through Polynesian Culture and Expression. We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our Hale (home) and sharing together an exciting evening on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach! Tribal Sea Turtle

Oahu’s Authentic Hawaiian Lu’au

Oahu’s Authentic Hawaiian Lu’au

Our goal is to create an authentic evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian based experiences and activities for you and your guests. Diamond Head Lu’au is so great for families because of our focus on interactive, cultural activities like: hula lessons, lei making, weaving, ukulele lessons, tattoo, and more. It is this direct interaction with the culture that we find creates the best memories to complement the savory food and upbeat entertainment. Tropical and classic cocktails, as well as virgin blended drinks are also available at the Diamond Head Lu’au.

Standard Lu’au Package

Adults: $99
Children: (4-12 YRS.) $69
Age 3 and under FREE


5:30 – 8:30pm

  • Shell Lei and Mai Tai cocktail
  • One (1) Drink Ticket
  • Standard Lu’au Seating
  • Hawaiian Lu’au Buffet
  • Admission to the Aquarium (normally $12) during lu’au hours only
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VIP Lu’au Buffet Package

Adults: $159
Children: (4-12 YRS.) $109
Age 3 and under FREE


5:30 – 8:30PM

  • Fresh Flower Lei and Mai Tai cocktail
  • Two (2) standard drink tickets
  • VIP Lu’au Seating
  • Hawaiian Lu’au Table Service
  • Souvenir Arrival Photograph (One per group)
  • Admission to the Aquarium (normally $12) during lu’au hours only
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NEW! Farm to Table Mondays

Adults: $159
Children: (4-12 YRS.) $89
Age 3 and under FREE


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  • Fresh Flower Lei and Mai Tai Greeting
  • Two (2) Drink Tickets
  • Standard Lu’au Seating
  • Special farm to table stations
  • Admission to the Aquarium (normally $12) during lu’au hours only
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Additonal Information

Authentic Cuisine
In ancient Hawaii, it was customary to celebrate special occasions with ohana (family) and friends. We at Diamond Head Luau continue this tradition. Enjoy our menu of traditional Hawaiian favorites.

Smoked Kalua Pork

This is a savory traditional Hawaiian dish. The Imu (in-ground oven) cooked pork meat falls off the bone, and is typically very tender and moist, with a slightly salty, smoky flavor that is just delicious.

Roasted Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken is the Hawaiian recipe for Teriyaki Chicken. Flavored with a sophisticated blend of spices, this sweet and flavorful dish is cooked until tender and then roasted until brown. It’s like Chicken Candy!

Fresh Local Fish

With a crispy Panko batter, it’s hard to find better fish to fry than local Hawaiian fish. We serve ours with a local aioli dipping sauce.

Fresh Ahi Poke

Tender cubes of raw Ahi Tuna marinated with sea salt, soy sauce, sesame oil, limu, and a dash of magic to make this traditional dish one of your favorites.

Lomi Lomi Salmon

A cold side dish in Hawaiian cuisine, it is a fresh tomato and salmon salad, prepared by mixing raw salted, diced salmon with tomatoes, sweet gentle Maui onions, green onion, and occasional flakes of red chili pepper.

Traditional Poi

Poi is the staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet. It is made from the corm of the taro plant by mashing the cooked taro until it is smooth. It is of purple color and slightly sweet.

Local Salad & Taro Rolls

A medley of Local Greens served with a Papaya Seed Dressing.

Steamed Rice

What can we say, it’s fresh, hot, steamed rice! Doesn’t have much flavor on it’s own... but it makes the Kalua Pork taste REALLY good!


Coconut Haupia - A traditional Hawaiiangelatinized coconut pudding Chocolate Cake Fresh Pineapple

Special Farm to Table Night

Every Monday night Diamond Head Lu’au offers the best lu’au dining experience. All of the food is locally grown and prepared right here in Hawaii. Expect a more intimate lu’au show as our maximum number of guests is only 250 for this evening.Unlike the traditional buffet or table service, each part of the meal will be presented at unique stations. Starting with delicious pupus available when you arrive and as you are participating in our cultural activities.

Dinner Includes
  • Above Ground Kalua Pig Carving Station
  • Salad Station with Ho Farms Tomatoes – Naked Cow Dairy and Farms Mozzarella – Tossed with Nalo Farms Basil Pesto
  • Make Your Own Caesar / Mixed Greens Salad Station with AJ Farms Baby Romaine Lettuce – Ho Farms Tomatoes and Cucumbers – Parmesan Slivers – Akule (Hawaiian Sardines) – Pipikaula (Hawaiian style smoked meat)
  • Cold Food Station offering Poi Shooters with Lomi Lomi Salmon – Wana (Waianae Handpicked Sea Urchin or Uni) – Ahi Poke/Nairagi Poisson Cru (Tahitian style Poke)
  • Hot Food Station featuring Grilled Bone-In Kalbi Short Rib – (Locally Sourced Grass Fed) – Huli Huli (Hawaiian Style) – Rotisserie Chicken – Vegan Vegetable Curry – with Sautéed Tofu Cubes – Hawaiian Style Fried Rice – Seasonal Succotash
  • Island Fruit & Dessert Station showing off some Pineapple/Seasonal Fruit – Hawaiian Bread Pudding with Smoked Big Island Macadamia Nuts and Haupia (Coconut) Sauce – Triple Chocolate (Locally Sourced) Mousse Shooters
Cancellations must go through The The Diamond Head Lu’au. No cash surrender unless at least twenty-four (24) hours advance notice of cancellation is given. Cancellations received within a twenty-four (24) hour period are subject to the entire activity cost and processing fees. No same day cancellations will be accepted.

Waikiki Outdoor Beach Luau

Set outdoors on the beautiful island of Oahu at the Waikiki Aquarium. Our Luau is conveniently located within walking distance to all the major attractions such as Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Beach and major hotels.

Pacific Island Entertainment

Enjoy the traditional songs & native chants of Hawaii & Polynesia. Watch breathtaking acrobatic fire dances and the unforgettable beauty & grace of Hula Auwana.

Authentic Local Hawaiian Cuisine

Immerse yourself in the authentic exotic flavors of the Pacific islands. Enjoy traditional style Hawaiian food while you take in the dramatic sights and sounds of Hawaii past & present.
Sydney, Australia


7/20/2015 - Great dancers, great activities, lovely food, amazing cocktails! I'm so happy with my experience! Highly recommend. A short walk from where we stayed. Views of the water and got to look in the aquarium.
Simone M.
Melbourne, Australia


6/23/2015 - Before the show even started, we were greeted with a delicious kava drink, and were able to do some traditional activities such as headband making which was an added part of the night that we weren't expecting, but definitely enjoyed.
Linh P.
San Francisco, CA
7/31/2015 - The staff was extremely friendly. Food was above average. Atmosphere was engaging. High energy performance. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a luau experience in Honolulu.
Honolulu, Hawaii


9/22/2015 - The Diamond Head Luau is absolutely fantastic! The location and ambience are impossible to beat, right in Waikiki which is so convenient. A cold drink is waiting for you , then it's time to stroll around and see the crafts being made. Speaking of the food it's the best we've had at any Luau ever! The Luau Staff is fantastic ...
Lyndsay Y.
Kailua, HI
4/29/2015 - The Diamond Head luau was so much fun! It was the best location attractions that I have been to. Its conveniently located in Waikiki at the Aquarium and fun for every age group! I took my brother's family who was visiting from out of town and their kids had an absolute blast and loved how interactive it was, from face painting to lei making and dancing on stage!

For every visitor of any age, this is a must do!
Nicole H.
Bakersfield, California


6/25/2015 - We splurged on the VIP tickets, and we say a great show! We were feet from the performers with unobstructed views. Sometimes the upgrade is really worth it They had native crafts, dancing, and music before the show ...
Marcus A.
San Diego, CA
7/13/2015 - I had an amazing time at this lu'au on 7/12/15! The admission to the lu'au came with admission to the aquarium, a signature awa Tai drank, Hawaiian buffet dinner, activities, and an awesome show.
Barb C.
Olmsted Falls, OH
2/11/2015 -This was a great outdoor luau right on Waikiki Beach (at the Aquarium)! Authentic luau food, activities before dinner including option to walk through the aquarium. The music and dancers were fantastic - various traditional dances from different Polynesian islands.
Newcastle, Australia


6/12/2015 - My husband & I were on vacation from Australia and always love visiting Hawaii and it wouldn't be complete without a luau. We were able to walk to the Aquarium for the luau. We enjoyed the food and the entertainment, as well as...
Marisa H.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
6/4/2015 -Everything you could ever want from a traditional Hawaiian luau! The convenient location was steps away from a beautiful beach in Waikiki that hosts a breathtaking sunset. Free admission into the aquarium was an awesome bonus and perfect for kids. The show was delightfully entertaining from start to finish, with authentic Polynesian dancing and singing. Most definitely going to bring my friends ...

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