Luau Kalamaku on Kauai with Buffet Dinner and Show

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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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From $171.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the passion and flavors of Hawaii at Luau Kalamaku! Savor a buffet of traditional Hawaiian favorites, beginning with an imu roast pig ceremony. You’ll then be dazzled by a talented troupe of dancers and musicians as they enact legends from Hawaii’s history. The enchanted entertainment includes Polynesian hula dancers, flame throwers and a parade of colorful costumes for a night out in Kauai you won’t soon forget.
  • Round-trip transportation available
  • Located on the grounds of historical Kilohana Plantation
  • Photo session with cast
  • Live music and traditional hula
  • Traditional imu ceremony, where a whole pig is unearthed from an underground oven
  • Open bar service
  • 40-minute train ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway
  • Craft fair featuring Kauai artisans
  • Fresh flower lei greeting
  • An epic performance chronicling the sea voyage between Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Award-winning theatrical dinner show
  • Named "Best Luau Show" by Lonely Planet

Sample Menu


Drinks / Bar (Included)

Traditional Tropical Drinks, Mixed drinks, Local Beer, Wine and Non Alcoholic Beverages


Salads & Appetizers

Potato Macaroni Salad, Vegetarian Tofu Salad, Seasonal Fruit Platter and Kauai Fresh Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


Side Dishes

Taro Rolls, Steamed Jasmine Rice and Poi (available upon request)


Main Dishes

Teriyaki Chicken, Kalua Pork, Vegetable Chow Mein, Sautéed Garlic Vegetables and Seasonal Fish



Banana Cream Tart, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Haupia (Coconut Pudding)

What's Included

  • Award-winning, theatrical main show
  • Buffet dinner featuring local Hawaiian favorite dishes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Lei greeting
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available option)
  • Plantation train ride (available option)

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

    Ticket office doors open at 4:45 PM.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

IMPORTANT: Luau Kalamaku operates on the island of Kauai. Ticket office doors open at 4:45 PM. If you opted for round-trip hotel transportation, please call Luau Kalamaku to schedule your pickup at least 24 hours prior to your luau. Hotel pick ups begin at 3:30 PM. The approximate time of arrival at the luau is between 5:00-6:00 PM, depending on traffic and other unforeseen delays. When you call in, we'll schedule your pickup and provide you the exact pickup location to wait and time. We operate a consolidated pickup schedule which may necessitate that we pick you up at the location nearest to where you are staying. We do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB's and in residential areas. Your booking may be canceled without a refund if you don’t contact the tour operator to reconfirm.

What To Expect

Luau Kalamaku has been voted ‘Best Luau Show’ on Kauai by Lonely Planet. To begin your entertaining evening, make your way to the historic Kilohana Plantation, or choose an option that includes hotel pickup. Upgrade to take a ride around the 104-acre (42-hectare) estate on the Kauai Plantation Railway before dinner. Enjoy the lush tropical gardens as you observe traditional Hawaiian crafts and try your hand at some fun island games.

If a dinner option is selected, the feast begins with torch lighting and a Hawaiian imu ceremony, in which a whole roast pig is removed from an underground oven. Dig into a bountiful buffet of island favorites, including mahi mahi, teriyaki chicken, lomi lomi salmon and a variety of local vegetables, fresh fruit and side dishes. Mingle with other guests as you dine, and complete your meal with a delicious tropical drink from the bar (own expense). 

With your appetite satisfied, head inside the Luau Pavilion for an unforgettable show that tells the story of the first Tahitian explorers to land on Hawaiian shores. Watch the mesmerizing tricks of flame twirlers, plus the graceful choreography of Polynesian dancers wearing traditional costumes. Live music accompanies the show, including powerful drumming on instruments handmade by the musicians. 

After the show, you’ll have a chance to meet the performers and take photos before heading back out into the warm Hawaiian night.

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All special dietary requests and ADA requests must be notated and requested at least 48 hours prior to the luau date
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 750 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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873 reviews
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Awesome luhau
George_E, May 2024
Everything was awesome. From the meet and greet, the food and the show. Awesome experience. First time luhau and differently not our last. By the way the venue was a beautiful place. Staff was friendly and helpful.
An Amazing Experience
Troy_W, May 2024
An amazing show with history of the Hawaiin Islands. Many choices from the buffet, all good. You can view many boutiques before the show, soaps, lotions, local made jewelry, art work while you sip your complimentary drink, Mai Tai.
Husband and I both really...
Chelsea_H, May 2024
Husband and I both really enjoyed ourselves, even though it wasn’t husbands choice of activities! Great food, amazing show, fun train ride around the plantation and feeding the farm pets! One disappointment for myself. I booked this because it advertised the Imu ceremony, which I was excited to see. But unfortunately, I was unable to see due to riding the train. I do wish they would have waited for the train to come back, or make it clear that if you ride the train you will miss the ceremony. But great hosts and very neat experience overall! Definitely recommend
Great show and good food!
John_L, May 2024
Great show and good food! A lot to see and do before the show: train ride, displays by artisans, tour the plantation house and visit the shops! Before the show there was entertainment by the check in line.
Great experience for families with young children
perazaamber, May 2024
Our young children loved the train ride. They were able to get off the train and feed the horses and pigs. The event has a lot of attendees but there are organized and the lines went by quickly. Great customer service, easy to self park, and never felt like we were waiting for the show to start. Highly recommend.
My wife and I loved it. Fantastic
Marland_S, May 2024
Very organized seating arrangement. Believe it or not that was a concern of mine. The food was great and plenty. And to top it off with great proformices by all the participants.
Very enjoyable!
Sally_P, May 2024
Watching the men with the fire torches. The story line was very touching. I loved the different colours in there clothes!
Great show and food!
Judy_M, May 2024
Loved the costumes and the story telling. Beautiful dancers. The food was delicious. We had wonderful people at our table. Lots of fun!
Wonderful night at Kauai
Lourdes_P, May 2024
Show excellent and audience participation . Love the storyline and performances. Performers were excellent
Spectacular show
Kathy_D, May 2024
Hula dancing, storytelling, and fire dancers loved it well worth it. Would go again. Food and drinks were great. Vendors sold spectacular art work.
David_Y, May 2024
Great atmosphere, food and show! Top quality all around! Production was well done and live music and dancing was great!
Authentic Hawaiin luau for sure!
Shawn_G, May 2024
We have attended a few luaus in the past. This one was FANTASTIC! Highly recommend it for family’s or couples. Food was exxellent! All Hawwain cast really brings the story to a historical life! We would attend this one AGAIN! Shawn & Linda
LUAU 🌺🏖️ A Magical Experience ☀️
Erica_P, May 2024
Everything was amazing!!!!!! The people, food, place, the train ride, THE SHOW 🌺🏖️ I would give it a 10 ⭐️
Enjoyed every minute of this amazing show.
Monica_S, May 2024
Everything was amazing! Food was delicious, friendly environment. But the show was out of this world. What a treat, we had a wonderful time.
RaDawn_P, May 2024
All of it was awesome!!! Loved the fire dancers and hola dancers. Enjoyed the story. The food was Great!
Kauai Best Luau!
CarlaCarnes, Apr 2024
Enjoyable Luau. Great tasting food and beverages. Service was exceptional. The dancers were very entertaining. Must see!
Amazing experience
Yaneth_V, Apr 2024
Awesome show. Gives you a piece of Hawaiian history. Excellent performers. Good was delicious. Train ride was about cute farm animals and fruity trees. Overall an amazing experience.
Excellent luau with great food, drinks and history. Mahalo
Kathy_H, Apr 2024
This was an experience of a lifetime, the history, the hula dancers, the food and drinks were excellent. And a big shout out to the staff that were so accommodating and friendly. Mahalo for making my daughter and I feel so welcome. I would definitely suggest this luau to everyone.
Jennifer_D, Apr 2024
The music and dancing were incredible. The venue was picturesque and train ride was fun for little kids.
Did not meet our expectations.
Robert_S, Apr 2024
Enjoyed the entertainment. Buffet was average. Did not receive a lei greeting. Train ride was ok, better for families with kids. Shuttle driver was fine but did not stay on sched.,which caused us to be rushed off to the train and missed imu unveiling, market and pre show.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for the feedback - we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the entertainment. Mahalo!

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