Immerse yourself in the experience at Waikiki's only beachfront Luau - Culture and Tradition
Grab your ohana (family) by the hand and walk down the beach to the Waikiki Aquarium in the foothills of Diamond Head for a special evening of food, music, and Hawaiian Culture! At a maximum of 350 Guests, we are proud to be Oahu’s most exclusive luau, focusing on quality and customer interaction instead of a massive crowd. Enjoy a lei greeting, Mai Tai cocktails, hula lessons, basket weaving, lei making, Hawaiian tattoo and more before feasting on great tasting traditional and contemporary Hawaiian food.
Right as you’re starting to smell the Plumeria and realize that life can’t really get much better, the show begins and takes you on a fun journey through Polynesian Culture and Expression. We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our Hale (home) and sharing together an exciting evening on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach!
Our goal is to create an authentic evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian based experiences and activities for you and your guests. Diamond Head Lu’au is so great for families because of our focus on interactive, cultural activities like: hula lessons, lei making, weaving, ukulele lessons, tattoo, and more. It is this direct interaction with the culture that we find creates the best memories to complement the savory food and upbeat entertainment.
Tropical and classic cocktails, as well as virgin blended drinks are also available at the Diamond Head Luau.
In ancient Hawaii, it was customary to celebrate special occasions with ohana (family) and friends. We at Diamond Head Luau continue this tradition. Enjoy our menu of traditional Hawaiian favorites.
SMOKED KALUA PORK
This is a savory traditional Hawaiian dish. The Imu (in-ground oven) cooked pork meat falls off the bone, and is typically very tender and moist, with a slightly salty, smoky flavor that is just delicious.
ROASTED SHOYU CHICKEN
Shoyu Chicken is the Hawaiian recipe for Teriyaki Chicken. Flavored with a sophisticated blend of spices, this sweet and flavorful dish is cooked until tender and then roasted until brown. It’s like Chicken Candy!
FRESH LOCAL FISH
With a crispy Panko batter, it’s hard to find better fish to fry than local Hawaiian fish. We serve ours with a local aioli dipping sauce.
FRESH AHI POKE
Tender cubes of raw Ahi Tuna marinated with sea salt, soy sauce, sesame oil, limu, and a dash of magic to make this traditional dish one of your favorites.
LOMI LOMI SALMON
A cold side dish in Hawaiian cuisine, it is a fresh tomato and salmon salad, prepared by mixing raw salted, diced salmon with tomatoes, sweet gentle Maui onions, green onion, and occasional flakes of red chili pepper.
Poi is the staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet. It is made from the corm of the taro plant by mashing the cooked taro until it is smooth. It is of purple color and slightly sweet.
LOCAL SALAD & TARO ROLLS
A medley of Local Greens served with a Papaya Seed Dressing.
What can we say, it’s fresh, hot, steamed rice! Doesn’t have much flavor on it’s own... but it makes the Kalua Pork taste REALLY good!
Coconut Haupia - A traditional Hawaiiangelatinized coconut pudding Chocolate Cake Fresh Pineapple
Arrival Times: Please arrive by 5:15 p.m. Admission is at 5:30 p.m.