Old Lahaina Luau

Why We Love It -  This is the most famous and popular luau on Maui. Sells out fast, so you have to book early!

Enjoy a beautiful night of Hawaiian fare and entertainment under the stars!

The only luau on Maui showcasing strictly Hawaiian music, dance and food.  Enjoy learning about Hawaiian history and culture along the ocean's edge, and gather around the 'Imu' (earth oven) as the kalua pig is unearthed. At sunset, the evening's main entertainment begins. Our award-winning production tells the story of the Hawaiians, beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then to the ancient Hawaiian Hula, followed by the evolution to a more contemporary style Hula. 

Aloha Greeting
You will be individually greeted with a fresh flower lei, tropical drink and a personalized souvenir program. Premium open bar is included through out the evening. Luau hosts will escort you to reserved seats and acquaint them with our Luau grounds. Professional photographers are available to capture the evening's memories (no obligation to purchase). 

Laulima & Imu Presentation
During the first hour, you can learn about our fascinating Hawaiian history and culture in our laulima (working together) area along the ocean's edge. You may gather as the kalua pig is unearthed from the 'Imu', our traditional Hawaiian underground oven

The Feast (Pa'ina Ahiahi)
Freshly baked dinner rolls and guava honey butter will be served at all tables. Menu of traditional Hawaiian cuisine includes:
  • Pua'a Kalua - Pork roasted in our beachside Imu, the Hawaiian underground oven
  • Laulau - Lu'au leaf wrapped pork. Succulent bundles of pork wrapped in taro leaf and cooked until tender. 
  • I'a - Maui Style Fish. Chef's Special Preparation with fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Pipi Ko'ala - Grilled Beef Steak
  • Chicken Long Rice - Shredded Chicken, Maui onions, ginger and rice bean noodles in broth
  • Moa - Island Style Chicken. Chicken marinated with guava sauce garnished with fresh pineapples and toasted sesame seeds
  • Mea'ai Ola Pono - Taro, Sweet Potato, and Tofu Patty served with a side of Pineapple Salsa and Garlic Chili Vinaigrette (Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free)
  • Stir Fry Vegetables - Zucchini, Maui onions, carrots, broccoli, and sugar snap peas
  • Local-Style Fried Rice - Fried rice with green onions, peas, and sesame oil
  • 'Uala - Sweet Potato
  • Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes
  • Island Crab Salad - Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts
  • Lu'au Kalo - Taro Leaf Stew. Taro and Lu'au leaf combined with creamy coconut milk for an authentic island favorite.
  • Pohole Salad - Fern shoots, Maui onions and tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce
  • LomiLomi Salmon - Local tomatoes, Maui onions, and salted salmon - Lomilomi or 'massaged' together with Aloha
  • Poke Ahi - Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions and Maui onions
  • Poke He'e - Marinated cooked octopus/tako
  • Poi - Made from boiling and mashing the root of the taro plant
  • Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread
  • Assorted Island Desserts - Passion Fruit Cake, Upcountry Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies, Hawaiian Chocolate Chili Pepper Brownie, and Haupia (coconut pudding)
  • Menu subject to change without notice.
Premium Open Bar
Throughout the evening, enjoy the open bar that includes:
  • Liquor - Bacardi Light, Old Lahaina Dark Rum, New Amsterdam Vodka, Cuervo Tequila, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Triple Sec, Blue Curacao
  • Beer & Wine - Maui Brewing Co. - Bikini Blonde, 'Uala (Sweet Potato) - Seasonal, Canyon Road - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Non-alcoholic sodas and juices
  • Tropical Cocktails - Pina Colada, Chi Chi, Lava Flow, Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, Margarita, Hawaiian Sunset, and more 

Traditional Floor
Seated in our first-row around the stage, guests are seated cross-legged on cushions and dine from a low table.

Tables and Chairs
Enjoy the comfort of sitting at a dining table on chairs. Tables seat up to 8 people.

Time 5:30pm - Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
6:00pm - Mar, Apr, May, Sep
6:30pm - Jun, Jul, Aug

Check-in 15 minutes before showtime. Schedule may vary.
Duration 3 hours
Location Lahaina

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are accepted until 10:00 am the day before the scheduled luau. Cancellations after this time or no-shows are considered non-refundable and full charges apply.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


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- Nov -0001 -

Bill Hampton

There are luaus everywhere you turn in Hawaii. The majority feature warriors who twirl fire and frightening men with long tongues who circulate throughout the crowd scaring the pants (or skirts) off guests. Unfortunately, these features, while Polynesian, are NOT HAWAIIAN! The Old Lahaina Luau - while sometime criticized for "no fire" is the most authentic Hawaiian luau a visitor...

- Nov 2015 -

Kelland L.

We had experienced a luau during a previous visit to the islands - but not to the standards of the excellent Old Lahaina Luau. The meal and service were above and beyond and the setting sublime - right on the ocean toward the North end of Lahaina. There was a marvelous focus on Hawaiian history and culture from beginning to end, from the food preparation to the entertainment - which was impressive and lovely. Perfect for the whole family.

- Nov 2015 -

Amira P.

This luau is actually worth going to. The show tells the history and myth of Hawaii through traditional hula dancing. The dancers are extremely talented. It's not just a few people shaking their junk at you. They actually are serious hula dancers. They have an "open bar" and the food is decent. I would not say the food is the reason you go but at least it's good and there are plenty of choices. The give you a flower for your hair, a lei, and a mini banana bread to take home. We had a 13 year old and a four year old at our table and both were very into the performance. My one complaint is the wood carving artisans were hawking their wares in a real hard sell fashion. That was uncomfortable. That and you'll have to drive home with all the drunks from the "open bar".

- Jan 2018 -

Steve Brazeau

This is my second Luau experience, my first being Smith Family on Kauai. Old Lahaina was better in almost every way. The service staff was excellent, the food was varied and delicious, and the dancing was very well done. If there was a bad thing, it was that there wasn't fire dancing, but this isn't really a problem in my opinion. I had a great time, and would go again (after I have a few years to digest all the food I ate from the all you can eat buffet.)

- Nov 2017 -

DrStaten Medsker

Thank you so much Old Lahaina Luau for teaching our 1 1/2 year old daughter "Presley" the hula dance!! You definitely made a lasting impression on her. She breaks out into the dance in public places all the time now. We are all just loving it and the memories back here on the main land! (Of course the food, the service and the show was best of the best.)

- Dec 2017 -

Dierdra Le Duff

Love it!! 2nd time there. First time was my husband and I. Took him for our anniversary a few years back. The guys did a fire show the first time we went, but the show was nice and colorful. The food and drinks were good also. We all had a wonderful time and the weather could not have been better!!

- Nov 2017 -

Vickey P.

Great atmosphere ...show was good..wait staff was great..view was amazing !! And it's all you can drink and eat!! Leave early so you have extra time for travel to get there. A lot of traffic!! Parking is available but limited! Food is traditional Hawaiian fare. There are activities for the kids like learning hula. Bring extra money for the local vendors and their fare and pictures at sunset! Bathrooms are clean and handicap accessible and you don’t have to walk a mile to get to it! Great atmosphere and the cultural experience is fantastic!! Go!

- Oct 2017 -

Dan Lawrence

My wife booked this Luau and I was hesitant. I generally feel like going to a luau is like exploiting a local cultures past for financial gain. All I can say is that the waiting staff, chef, performers were SO stellar that it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had while on a trip. My perception was that they were all so professional and talented from the dancing to the food on the table that they take it seriously and genuinely want to help someone like myself enjoy being immersed in their history and culture.


FoodieJulie S.

Old Lahaina Luau * Great service * Military discount * Parking lot * Buffet * Open bar: Lava flow, beer, wine, well drinks * Reserve EARLY! If booked,...


Matthew L.

Festivities start at around 5:15, show lasts about 3 hours. They start you off with a fairly strong Mai Tai which is nice. They follow it up with a bunch of...


Shirley C.

Tips summary: 1. book early and choose the traditional seats to be closer to the stage. 2. If you decide to drive to the luau, get there earlier so you can...