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“Great Tribute to Military”
Review of Hale Koa Luau

Hale Koa Luau
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

There are pros and cons to every luau and what I missed in the show part was made up for in the food part. I finally found the kalua pig that I liked. I've been to some luaus where the pig tasted too gamey. I also liked the fact that you were served at the table instead of going through a line like a cattle call. I'm used to one of the dancers acting as an emcee but this luau has a separate one who also sings. Could have used more dancing. And yes, there is a dancer that looks like "The Rock" oh my!!!! There were activities for the kids before the luau and the girls made lei bracelets while the grand son made a leaf headband. We watched the coconut tree climbing, listened to the music and watched the hula lessons. All in all, a great time was had by the entire family.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Extremely disappointed and disgusted that the Hale Koa Luau no longer provides a military discount for service members stationed in Hawaii. For a business designed for the benefit of military service members, it is shocking to hear of such a business practice. While still one of the best Luaus on the island of Oahu,the management needs to rethink this decision.

1  Thank USExplorer10
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

what a show!!!! we were at table 5 right at the stage... Great show and food... Very memerable and they really do show respect and graditued to our ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS from now and the past. including our fallen heros!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS OUR FALLEN HEROS ....

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were so excited as we booked this Luau upon looking at the nice reviews on TripAdvisor, we selected best seats and looking forward for this Luau. On the day of event when I called them to inquire about the parking they told me this is military only and I cannot go there. What!!! They let me book the ticket online and they don't have this information on their main page (http://www.halekoa.com/dining-and-entertainment/entertainment/the-hale-koa-luau.html). If this is military only, they should ask during booking and if you say no, they should grey out the booking process for civilians/others.
We were late for any available Luau that day and we had flight 2 days after this event. We contacted several Luau in the evening and rushed to Paradise Cove (will review separately), fortunately we got lucky and got place in Paradise Cove in the same evening. Hale Koa Luau cancelled our reservation and provided us full refund (thanks for that) but because of lack of information on their website we thought we would miss the famous Hawaiian Luau in our trip.
Once again, this attraction is only for Military only, please book other Luau if you don't have Active/Retired Military ID and/or CAC Card.

9  Thank SrsRocks
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

I was told that this was an average Luau. Wow they gave bad advice as this was fantastic show. You get a free alcohol drink as soon as you step in. Great food and they give you plenty. You are entertained before and during and after dinner. The performers are excellent. I really enjoyed the dinner and show and strongly recommend. We got lucky and had a table right next to stage but I think viewing would be good anywhere.

2  Thank bearman_10
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