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Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Hawaiian
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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612 (Ali Drive)
+1 808-326-4969
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17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue 17:00 - 20:30
Thu 17:00 - 20:30
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Eden Prairie
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the hula lesson, open bar (mai tai), roasted pig, dancers.....The supper was very good. something for all to eat. The Host was great- dancers fabulous. Lovely setting.

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Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very fun Luau. Happy we chose this one. Small enough that you felt like you were not overwhelmed with a massive amount of people but still a great authentic luau. We are a family of 5 and really enjoyed the whole evening. Whole family went up at different times and participated in show. It really was fun, food was good... More 

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Thank luanncaesar
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing show! Food was very tasty and fresh. Colorful, lively, dances and costumes! The live band rocked the house! Loved the MC and all the education she gave on the Polynesian islands. Felt warm and family environment. Definitely recommend this show!

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Thank MikeBee15
konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time in leaving us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us :) More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was very good...loved how they came in from the canoe and fee acted how it used to be. All the dancers were great and the music was too. Food was pretty good but the night we were there the meat was pretty dry....especially the turkey but I understand this is not always served. I would recommend this luau... More 

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Thank Ron S
Keaau, Hawaii
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a fabulous Luau and show that I bring all my guests here and recommend it to everyone. I talk about the wonderful ono food, the view of the Ali'i arriving by canoe, the conch shell announcing their arrival and incredible entertainment. Best luau I have been to, and I have been to many. I keep coming back... More 

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Thank AlohaIslander
konakohala, Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your visit! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with at the lūʻau with others. We are honored that you choose the Island Breeze lūʻau when your ʻohana comes to visit. See you again soon! More 

Campbell, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after reading the reviews, we expected more. entertainment mixes new style contemporary hawaiian and traditional music and dance. we would have preferred more traditional and less contemporary.the ocean side setting is nice! the trader vic's mai tais were just adequate.miller lite and jug wine was drinkable. the kahlua pig was cold and dry-if you put some of the bbq chicken... More 

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Thank jimross4
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent lu'au experience. We apologize for the very unusual and disappointing details you've reported. Our Island Breeze Lu'au has been voted the number 1 lu'au on the island for the past three years and we couldn't have achieved that distinction with what you've described. I can assure you that your comments have... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is rated the best luau in Kona and likely is, as The Marriott Corporation is noted for their organization and quality food service. The event was run like clock-work, serving roughly 250 people. The food itself was very good in variety and quality. The food was also largely authentic for Hawai'ian cuisine. Because I have worked in the Western... More 

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Thank kumtux
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, We thank you for taking the time to attend our lu'au and share some of your comments about it. While it seems you enjoyed the food, it was obvious via your comments that you were less impressed with the show. I was sad to read your commentary and reference to those who participated in the show and those who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend visiting from Japan to see the Island Breeze Show as we've heard so much about it. We were greeted with a lei, and beautiful photo. After being seated, we got to check out various booths for our tattoo, and played some of the old Hawaiian games. Maitai's all you want and fruit punch as well as... More 

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Thank Myra L
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for sharing your feedback on your experience at our lu'au. We are so happy that you were able to finally attend one, and hopefully you will be back with others again. It is a great venue to showcase the cultures of the Pacific while experiencing the many wonderful foods. Again, we thank you for coming and invite you back... More 

Glendale, Colorado
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the food, entertainment, and the outdoor area. People say it's the best on the island but have nothing to compare it to. Compared to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu the show was disappointing. The desserts were not very good but the turkey and pork was terrific. They even had a kids section with nuggets and French fries.... More 

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Thank Sara S
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for attending our lu'au and for providing us with some feedback about your experience. We are glad that you had a great time and we do acknowledge that the Polynesian Cultural Center does have a premier cultural show. However, we do present a great depiction of the dances and music of Polynesia in our own way. We... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked ahead of time about which Luau to choose, and all the people we spoke to recommended the Luau at the "King Kam". the food was good, and we were especially impressed with the genuine Hawaiian flavor to the entertainment.

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Thank rsr200
konakohala, Social Media Coordinator at Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing us to have your luau experience :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Cuisine
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
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
Description
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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