Old Lahaina Luau Review

(4 customer reviews)

The Old Lahaina Luau

One of the most well-reviewed and most authentic luaus on Maui, Old Lahaina Luau has been a West Maui entertainment staple since its opening in 1986. Located conveniently on Front Street in Lahaina, we love the level of detail and care that goes into this specific luau, from traditional floor seating to the cultural performances, music, atmosphere, and more. For those interested in learning more about Hawaii and its rich history and culture, all while enjoying a gorgeous island backdrop, we highly recommend the Old Lahaina Luau.

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lahaina luauThe only luau on Maui to offer traditional Hawaiian mat seating, Old Lahaina Luau prides itself on its authenticity and attention to detail. After arriving in Lahaina, guests will be individually greeted with a fresh flower lei, tropical drink, and personalized souvenir program and led to their respective seating areas by a luau escort.

Sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds of Hawaiian music from Na Leo Hoʻoulu, and learn more about the history of Hawaii and its culture in the laulima area near the ocean’s edge. Watch as the kalua pig is unearthed from the traditional Imu, and enjoy a range of spectacular cuisine, including Lau Lau, Poi, Ahi Poke, Heʻe Poke, Big Island Sweet Potato, Chicken Long Rice, Grilled Beef Steak, BBQ Guava Glazed Chicken, Maui Style Fish, Crab Salad, Pohole Salad, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Banana Bread, Fruit and desserts like the Upcountry Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies and more.

Choose from an assortment of beverages, including tropical cocktails with premium liquor, as well as wine and local beer varieties, juices and sodas. The flickering torches set the mood for a wonderful evening, and the performances and Hula dance are very genuine and interesting. An excellent choice for a romantic evening or celebration of time well spent in the Aloha State.


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Complimentary Valet Parking


The luau is located at 1251 Front Street, Lahaina.

4 reviews for Old Lahaina Luau Review

  1. Susan B.

    Having had gone to 3 luaus in Maui so far, I think the Sheraton is my #1 favorite, Grand Wailea is #2, and Old Lahaina is #3. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all a lot of fun, but there’s something about the openness of the other 2 that I like. You can walk around and check things out without a million people all around (though there are still a lot of people. I also liked the show at the Grand the best cause of the music. Sheraton had great food and was located where I usually stay.

  2. Tedi Long

    I really enjoyed the Old Lahaina Luau ! It was entertaining but also educational , and the food was excellent! The other Luau I attended was at the Sheraton and I enjoyed it also but the dining experience & the food was not as good as Old Lahaina Luau. Absolutely loved the torch lighting cliff dive! Thank you to both luau’s for allowing me to learn about your history and culture !

  3. james

    It was fun but no fire dancing. I know they’re trying to keep it authentic to Hawaii, and I think the fire dancers come from Samoa, but it’s always the highlight of the luaus we’ve been to. Food was great, show was fun. You think when everything opens up again, they’ll have fire dancing?

  4. Joanna and John

    We recently returned to Maui and went to the Old Lahaina Luau. We were told it is the best in Hawaii. The atmosphere, staff, food, and drinks were good. Upon arrival we were all given beautiful flower lei’s. The staff were very friendly and courteous and explained the various stations set up around for us to view and have our photos taken. When we purchased the tickets we were assigned seats and we were seated in a table with 6 others. All strangers to us but we had a wonderful time getting to know each other and enjoying the show. We were assigned a server for the night and he was very funny, entertaining and helpful providing info and direction. He led us to the buffet area when it was time to eat, ensured we had everything we needed and attended to all our needs throughout the night! It was a fun evening and we had a wonderful time. We were pleasantly surprised at how affordable the photos were to purchase at the end of the evening. There were also some local items to purchase if people were interested. We recommend this luau to anyone going to Maui, you are treated as a special guest and valued, almost like you are being invited into a private home to share a Hawaiian experience. The only thing to be aware of is that they don’t do fire dancing, which was disappointing. If you’re ok with missing that, it’s worth it. Though, I think we’ll try a different one next year with fire dancing. Aloha!

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