Oahu's Top Luau
Whether you’re visiting the islands or have lived here your entire life, the Oahu luau is always a celebration of life, from first baby birthdays, a wedding, high school graduation or simply, just because. But experiencing a luau is to pay homage to a long tradition dating back to the 1800s when Native Hawaiians used luau to mark a special occasion such as a victory at war or a successful hunt.
Today’s luau are no less festive, providing a feast for the eyes and opu (stomach) and here on Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center serves up three island-inspired luau -- the Alii Luau, Prime Rib Buffet and Island Buffet -- all with palatial offerings for every palate and unforgettable island entertainment.
Not only does the Polynesian Cultural Center’s luau put the “wow” in luau, our award-winning dining is also considered the most authentic Hawaiian dining experience by many, and has been recognized with the highly coveted Kahili award for preserving Hawaiian culture.
Nestled on Oahu’s North Shore, here guests are greeted with a fresh, fragrant lei before being directed to their throne (errr, seat) for a meal fit for ravenous royalty. At the Alii Luau, hold court over a stately spread, featuring local favorites like steamed island fish, mango chicken, kalua pork, fresh island fruit, lomilomi salmon and a decadent selection of desserts. For those who want to splash out with some surf n’ turf, the Prime Rib Buffet dishes up delectable prime rib, snow crab legs, macadamia nut chicken, island kalbi ribs and slices of the best macadamia nut pie you’ve ever had. We consider them little slices of heaven. And the best part for families or groups? There is something for everyone so you don’t need to worry about even the most picky prince or princesses.
To reserve a seat for this royal dining experience, sign up for one Polynesian Cultural Center’s popular luau packages at or create your own culinary concoction.
Can’t pick from amongst our ample dining adventures? We recommend the “Samoan Style, Island Luau Package,” our newest Oahu luau package. Starting at $74 for adults, this all encompassing package offers participants entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center as well as preferred seating at the Island Buffet and ever-popular HA: Breath of Life evening show. Keiki (kids) of all ages will be enchanted with the Island Luau’s interactive activities including basket and coconut plate weaving and dancing, as well as unforgettable entertainment the likes you’ve never seen (unless children fireknife dancing is a frequent sight where you’re from). For a limited time booking one of Polynesian Cultural Center’s Oahu luau packages 10 days or more in advance scores you a 10 percent discount off dinner, making this a feast for your belly and your wallet.
Roasted Pig in Imu
Alii Luau Court