Luau, a quintessential Hawaiian experience, is something you cannot miss when visiting the Aloha State. With its vibrant music, captivating hula dances, and a mouth-watering feast of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, a Luau provides a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of Hawaii. In this article, we will take you on a journey through the 10 best luaus Oahu has to offer, providing you with all the essential details to help you pick the best experience for your trip. So, sit back, relax, and let’s set sail on this Hawaiian adventure.

Chief's Luau - Polynesian Show with Fire Knife Dancing

Chief's Luau

Chief’s Luau is the highest-rated luau on, offering dinner buffet and Polynesian performances. Hosted by world-champion fire-knife dancer and comedian Chief Sielu, the luau features group fire knife dancing and audience participation for an unforgettable experience. Couples celebrating anniversaries or honeymoons enjoy a romantic canopy of fire torches beneath the stars. Choose from two packages: Royal Experience with premier seating closer to stage and Paradise package with standard seating.


Polynesian Cultural Center - Full Day Admission, Dinner & Show

Canoe Ride at PCC

Visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center allows guests to explore the fascinating heritage of various Pacific Islands, featuring six villages and a variety of interactive activities. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Gateway Buffet before the evening show, “Ha: Breath of Life,” which includes silver-level seating and spectacular fire knife routines. Additional attractions include free ukulele lessons, Hawaiian Journey movie theater, Iosepa canoe exhibit, amongst others.


Paradise Cove Luau on the Beach at Ko Olina Resort

Paradise Cove Luau

Enjoy the 12 oceanfront acres filled with palm trees and stunning sunset views, participate in Polynesian demonstrations like hukilau fishing net pulling, to making flower lei. The evening begins with the unearthing of the traditional underground roasted pig followed by a delicious buffet dinner before the luau show. Three different packages are available – Standard, Premium, and Deluxe – offering varying levels of seating and amenities.


Hilton Waikiki Starlight - Fire Dance, Hula Show & Dinner Buffet

Waikiki Starlight Luau

Witness live Hawaiian and Polynesian musicians, singers, and dancers showcasing incredible performances such as Hawaiian hula, the Tahitian ‘ori, and the Samoan fire knife dance. The luau takes place at Waikiki’s only rooftop venue with panoramic views of the beach and lagoon.  Diners can enjoy a gourmet dinner buffet crafted with local island ingredients. Two different packages are available, offering a lei greeting, seating either closer to or farther from the stage, welcome cocktail, and one or two drink tickets.


Aha Aina Royal Hawaiian - Waikiki Oceanfront Luau Dinner Show

Royal Hawaiian Waikiki Luau

Be transported across the islands of Polynesia, with performances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and more ending in an epic fire knife dance finale. Enjoy elegance and sophistication at Aha Aina, with its breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Guests will be lavished with a flower lei greeting like in the days of old, paired with mai tais and a three-course dinner served at their table.


Germaine's Luau on the Beach - Dinner Show and Fire-Knife Dance

Germaine's Luau

Indulge in a tropical cocktail at the tiki bar and savor a delicious dinner buffet. Immerse yourself in a unique backyard-style Hawaiian party with a well-stocked cash bar. Choose from two luau packages, both including a lei greeting, dinner buffet, and evening show. Upgrade to the Plumeria Premium Package for a kukui nut lei greeting, VIP seating closer to the stage, 3 drink tickets, dedicated bar window, and priority access to the dinner buffet.


Rock-A-Hula Dinner with Polynesian Show & Fire Knife Dance.


Sit back and enjoy the award-winning performances that combine traditional and modern Polynesian entertainment. Immerse yourself in an outdoor theater experience while enjoying a dinner buffet featuring authentic island favorites like lomi lomi salmon and haupia. Choose from three packages: Show Only, Original Luau Buffet, or VIP Luau Buffet. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!


Mauka Warriors - Fire Knife Dancing, Dinner & Polynesian Show

Mauka Warriors Luau

Walk in the footsteps of ancient Hawaiian warriors with performances that retell legendary tales of King Kamehameha and the Battle of Kipapa. Try a variety of hands-on activities such as getting a temporary Polynesian tattoo, learning to cook Polynesian food, participating in Maori games, and more. Receive complimentary professional photos that you can directly access from your phone for lasting memories!


Waimea Valley Toa Luau with Free Admission to Waimea Falls

Toa Luau

Immerse yourself in the stunning Waimea Valley at Toa Luau, where you’ll experience a unique and unforgettable luau. With cultural activities like the kava ceremony and the mesmerizing fire knife dance, this will be a night to remember. Indulge in a mouthwatering buffet of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian dishes. And the best part? It’s the most affordable luau on Oahu and includes same-day admission to the beautiful botanical gardens.


Aloha Kai Luau at Sea Life Park - Dinner Show & Fire Knife Dance

Aloha Kai Luau

Discover an authentic Hawaiian luau experience surrounded by the ocean, sparkling night sky, and Koolau Mountains.  Enjoy fun pre-luau activities such as lei making and ukulele lessons suitable for the whole family.  Admire stunning views of Rabbit Island, Makapu’u Coastline, and Koolau Mountains.  Watch performances by Malu Productions, one of Hawaii’s premier entertainment companies.  With certain packages, enjoy admission to Sea Life Park where you can observe endangered Hawaiian monk seals and more!


And there you have it – the top 10 best Luaus in Oahu. Each one offers a unique blend of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, captivating performances, and the warm spirit of Aloha! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, attending a Luau in Oahu is an unforgettable experience that should be at the top of your island adventure list. So, what are you waiting for? Say ‘Aloha’ to new experiences and delve into the vibrant heart of Hawaiian culture.