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Address: 74-5599 Luhia St, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1697

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Skip it; or watch from lobby windows.

The food was better than expected and we had some nice table mates. But that's where the compliments stop. This was definitely the cheesiest luau performance I've been too... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2010
St. Louis USA
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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Having no other luau to compare with, all I can review is the quality of the food and the quality of the entertainment -- not the amount of cultural accuracy. The food was plentiful and varied, although by the time my table went through the line and sat down to begin to eat, the warm food had cooled off considerably.... More 

Thank Tory S
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

My husband and I saw this show a few years ago as a recommendation by some locals. We loved the show. Having been to several luaus and traveling to Hawaii about every 2 years, we found Firenesia original and not the usual Luau show. If you know the background of Firenesia you have a better appreciation for the event as... More 

Thank b g
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2011

If you are looking for authentic then you have come to the wrong place. If you desire reject music from the 80's show "CHiPs", lip synching narrators and singing characters, choreography straight from Solid Gold (the female dancers were talented but just had bad material to work with), then this show is for you. Horrible. I can't say more! I... More 

2 Thank txtk1999
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2010

We watched this luau for free from the balcony and wanted our time back it was so bad. We read other reviews so we figured we would watch it from the balcony and it was definetly as bad as everyone says it is. Do not waste your money on this luau, there are so many other authentic luaus with live... More 

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St. Louis USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2010

The food was better than expected and we had some nice table mates. But that's where the compliments stop. This was definitely the cheesiest luau performance I've been too. The first indication was the lip synching. The second indication was the poorly synchronized dancing. ( Later in our trip we saw a local hula troop at a shopping center and... More 

Thank travel0723
Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

We did the VIP package for seating up front and table service. Table service included someone coming by once with a bowl of nuts. The buffet was actually pretty good food. Better than I expected! The individuals performing in the show are talented. The show itself is so silly with horrible music like from a bad 70's variety show. The... More 

1 Thank DJWally
Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

I only bought tickets to this event because it was part of a conference I was attending at the Sherraton Keauhou Resort. I have been to many Luau events in the past and this is NOT athentic. The food was better than some, the free Mai-Tai drinks were so watered down that 5 didn't even give me a buzz, and... More 

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Motor City
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2010

We were looking for an authentic luau (like most folks in HI) and this was suggested to us. Well for starters, it was raining so we were ushered into the hotel banquet hall Can you say "Aloooooohaaaa". The seating was wedding style round tables with watered down Mi-Tai's, marginal food buffet (the pork was good) and the most cheesiest show... More 

1 Thank hogridinfool
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2010

Going to a luau is almost a requirement for visitors to Hawaii along with visiting Hilo Hattie's, snorkeling and eating Loco Moco. Not all luaus are created equal. Some go for fully authentic Hawaiian food while others use some imaginative and creative techniques to "improve" what Hawaiian cuisine has to offer. Firenesia fortunately falls into the later categoy. The traditional... More 

1 Thank muttmutt
Phx, AZ, USA
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2009

We did not do our homework. We wanted a traditional Luau, with the native dancing and music. This was a lip-synched production of how fire was spread throughout the region. The food was plentiful but mediocre in my opinion. The open bar was wine and beer and Mai Tais. We were disappointed.

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