Mon-Sat, 4:30-6:45 pm
Closed Wednesdays & Sundays

Gateway Dining

The gathering place for family and friends. The Gateway Buffet is our most popular dinner package and is offered as an alternative to our luau. Come enjoy a premiere dining experience that includes live music in a relaxed atmosphere with an expansive buffet of island inspired dishes.

Majestic venue, amazing food

A relaxed dining experience with a beautifully prepared buffet of island themed food in a majestic setting!

The Story of the Gateway, told local style!

Aloha Aunties, Uncles and Keiki! Let me tell you how the Gateway got its name. You know our islands are in the middle of the big Pacific. Some people say we the “Gateway” between the East and West. Well, here in Laie, we are known as a gathering place for everyone on Oahu. Everyone from mauka to makai (mountains to the ocean) is welcome at our table!

We invite you to be members of our ohana (family) to share in an ono (tasty) feast in celebration of the rich bounty of our land and sea.




I am grateful to be here at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and to welcome you to the Gateway Restaurant. Like Hawaii is a Gateway to the Pacific, our menu is a Gateway to the foods of our history. My culinary team and I work to bring the flavors of the these amazing cultures to life every day, so you can share in our history and be inspired by our foods.” — Chef Felix Tai

Chef Flix holding the "catch of the day"

Our mission

The Polynesian Cultural Center is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Polynesian culture, arts and traditions. We also support the educational needs of our student employees from throughout the Pacific Rim attending BYU-Hawaii. Thru your visit, you have the satisfaction of knowing that 100% of all profits from our ticket sales are directed towards scholarships and support services for our student employees.