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Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel

75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-326-4969
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bbq chicken” (7 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first Luau and even though rain caused some issues for us, we still had a fun time. They are well organized and move through a large number of people. It was interesting to see how the food was cooked in the ground....More

1  Thank Randy S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! Food was good entertainment was amazing! Drinks were good and not watered down. We have 3 kids age ranging (6-18) and they all had a great time.

Thank karindaBlum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well organised Luau with lots of tasty traditional Hawaiian food and delicacies. Drinks are included and the entertainment is not to be missed. Payed $100 each for regular seating and found that priority seating with first serve buffet was not a lot different for the...More

Thank Tootone56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It our first experience to a Luau and we thought it was exceptional. The food was fresh - delicious - especially the Kona Coffee chicken. The pork was moist and tender from the EMU. The entertainment was unexpectedly good and kept my attention throughout. They...More

Thank Rex_in_Durham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a great time. Food was good, drinks are included and all the performers / hosts were approachable, knowledgeable and fun! We upgraded to the preferred seating and this would be my recommendation for optimum experience... show was great!

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great times .. food and entertainment amazing. Mahalos to Uncle Benny and Aunty May!! Very friendly and all you can eat!!

Thank Wendy P
konakohala, Public Relations Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

they had an open bar, umi with the pig! lots of food and all well labeled. The only complaint about the food is that it was too salty. my feet swelled up from the salt from the food. everything even tasted too salty. good stuff...More

Thank krs90
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect, but we were glad we came. It was a bit commercial and tourist driven, but it was a good sample of Polynesian dance and culture. There was a real pig, cooked underground so that felt authentic. The food was...More

Thank Queen G
konakohala, Public Relations Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha we are so pleased that you enjoyed the lūʻau. Mahalo for your review and feedback on how we can improve in the future. Your comments have been forwarded to our management team so that we can continue to improve and meet the needs of...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were a family of 4 adults and 3 kids. The guy greeting us with leis was gruff and tried to pressure me into buying $10 leis for my in-laws. When we said no thank you, he tried to make me feel guilty! We showed...More

Thank janchip24
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

I'm so sorry that your experience was unlike the hundreds of others we receive such great comments about. Unfortunately, showing up late to any event will usually alter the overall feeling for the late arrivals. We apologize for your disappointing experience. Mahalo, Jak Hu General...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It was my second luau. It made us feel like a part of the celebration. Good food and amazing preformers, MC was especially entertaining!

Thank Marcia W
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Keith E
19 February 2016|
Response from konakohala | Property representative |
Aloha, mahalo for your message. In order to receive discounted tickets for the luʻau with those vendors - you must sign up for a vacation ownership presentation. After attending their presentation they offer deals to local... More
4 February 2016|
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Response from rusty_fwg | Reviewed this property |
If you call the concierge desk directly, they will take care of you. They gave us a kama'aina discount. We sat right by the stage and hit the buffet first. Drink station as well.
29 August 2015|
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Response from konakohala | Property representative |
Aloha, please feel free to give us a call at (808)326-4969. If you prefer to book online please visit our website EventsByIslandBreeze Look forward to seeing you in November!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
    (Ali Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Ali'i Drive
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-4969
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Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances. Island Breeze Luau, located in right on the edge of the ocean of the King Kamehameha Hotel is rated the best lu'au on the Big Island by kama'aina (local residents)visitors and travel writers. The luau begins with a lei greeting and picture taking. An open bar, arts and crafts await you. The imu (traditional underground oven) ceremony, is also a part of the exciting beginning to your Island Breeze ohana (family). There are many ways to participate in the luau activities: weave a coconut frond, learn how to open a coconut, learn the art of hula, get a Polynesian tattoo, and take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers. Adults $82.74 Child (5-12) $41.34 Under 5 complimentary
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