Old Lahaina Luau
The Old Lāhainā Lūʻau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian lūʻau. An evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and island crafts. Guests will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaiʻi’s rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset. Learn the myths & legends of the Hawaiian Islands. Dancers perform only Hawaiian hula dancing in contrast to the Polynesian revues performed elsewhere. This lūʻau is located beachfront in Old Lāhainā Town. Included is an all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar.
Aloha Greeting: Guests are individually greeted with fresh flower lei, tropical drink and a personalized souvenir program. Premium open bar included through out the evening. Lūʻau hosts escort guests to reserved seats and acquaint them with our Lūʻau grounds. Professional photographers are available to capture the evening’s memories (no obligation to purchase). Hawaiian music presented by Nā Leo Hoʻoulu.
Laulima & Imu Presentation: During the first hour, guests can learn about our fascinating Hawaiian history and culture in our laulima (working together) area, along the ocean’s edge. Guests may gather as the kālua pork is unearthed from the “Imu”, our traditional Hawaiian underground oven.
The Feast (ʻahaʻaina): Freshly baked dinner rolls and guava honey butter served at tables. Hosts escort guests to the Hale ʻAi (Eating House).
- Kālua puaʻa: Pork roasted in our beachside Imu; the Hawaiian underground oven
- Laulau: Pork wrapped in Lau leaf steamed to perfection
- Maui Style Mahi-Mahi: Chef’s Special Preparation
- Kōʻala Steak: Tenderloin style steak, grilled to Perfection
- Chicken Long Rice: Shredded Chicken, Maui onions, ginger and rice bean noodles in broth
- Island Style Chicken: Chicken marinated with guava sauce garnished with fresh pineapples and toasted sesame seeds
- 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
- Sweet Potato: Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes
- Island Crab Salad: Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts
- Taro Salad: Taro leaf and taro cubes mixed with coconut milk
- Pohole Salad: Fern shoots, Maui onions and tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce
- Lomi-Lomi Salmon: Tomatoes, Maui onions, and salted salmon
- Ahi Poke: Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions and Maui onions
- Poi: Made from boiling and mashing the root of the taro plant
- Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread: Fresh seasonal fruits and banana bread
- Assorted Island Desserts: Chocolate Mac Nut Brownie, Maui Macadamia Nut Tart, Lilikoi Mousse Chocolate Cups, and Coconut Haupia
Traditional Hawaiian Cuisine
Kālua Roast Pork, Laulau (Pork wrapped in Lūʻau leaf steamed to perfection), Poi, Ahi Poke (marinated raw Ahi tuna), Big Island Sweet Potato, Grilled Tenderloin Steak, Chicken Long Rice, Island Style Chicken, Maui Style Mahi-Mahi Chef’s special preparation. Stir Fry Vegetables, Local Style Fried Rice, Island Crab Salad, Taro Leaf Salad with Coconut Sauce, Pohole Salad (fern shoots), Lomi Lomi Salmon (salmon mixed with tomatoes and onions), Banana Bread, Fresh Island Fruit, Assorted Island Desserts, Freshly baked taro rolls, Haupia. (subject to change without notice)
Upon sunset, the evening’s main entertainment begins.
Our award-winning production tells the story of the Hawaiians. We are proud to present the Hula as it was meant to be performed with the respect and honor of our Ancestors. Beginning with the history of the Polynesian migration, then to the ancient Hawaiian Hula, followed by the evolution to a more contemporary style Hula.
~ Otea – Our program begins with the early migration of the Polynesians across the Pacific to the “new islands” of Hawaiʻi.
~ Kahiko – The ancient Hula was a way of communicating with the Gods. It is accompanied by chanting, and traditional implements and is performed with respect for our ancestors.
~ Missionaries and the Merrie Monarch – The missionaries brought many changes. We present Hula depicting this era as well as celebrating King Kalākaua.
~ ʻAuana – The modern Hula was influenced by immigrants and tourism. Hula dancers tell their stories through their graceful moves, subtle eyes and lovely hula hands.