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Luau Kalamaku

Luau Kalamaku

This authentic Hawaiian luau takes place at the historic Kilohana Plantation, conveniently located near Lihue. Immerse yourself in local island culture by visiting one of Kauai’s best luaus. Luau Kalamaku features the island’s largest cast of performers. Enjoy a variety of cultural presentations and activities prior to the big luau feast, including the traditional imu ceremony, which demonstrations how the ancient Hawaiians slow-roasted their foods in underground ovens.
Then sit down to a mouthwatering luau buffet dinner with a wide variety of tasty dishes to satisfy all tastes and appetites. The highlight of the evening is the luau show that follows dinner, which pays tribute to the ancient Polynesians who sailed across the South Pacific and ultimately arrived in Hawaii. Watch talented performers bring the history and beauty of Hawaii to life.

Please note: Luau Kalamaku also offers a Show Only option that has a 7 pm check-in time for just the luau show and includes any one beverage. Also, there is a Premium Gold Seating option that gets you seating in the front stage premium seating area.

Train ride: This optional activity takes place before the luau dinner. Enjoy a train ride through the 105 acres of the Kilohana Plantation. Drive by historic plantation homes and through a lowland forest and taro, pineapple and sugarcane fields. There will be a stop to fee the plantation’s herd of wild pigs, sheep and goats. You will also get to see their horses, cattle, clydesdales and donkeys.

Luau Highlights

  • Authentic Hawaiian arts & crafts and cultural presentations
  • Hawaiian luau buffet dinner
  • Award-wining Hawaiian show
  • Hawaiian hula dancers
  • Traditional fire knife dancing
  • Open bar
Luau Menu:


  • Potato Macaroni Salad: Potatoes, macaroni, onion, celery seeds, garlic, green onion, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. *Contains eggs. (Vegetarian)
  • Vegetarian Tofu Salad: Tofu, fresh tomato, red ogo (seaweed), Maui onion, sesame oil and fresh ginger (Vegan)
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter: May include any of the following: Hawaiian grown pineapple, locally grown sunrise papaya, cantaloupe and watermelon (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Kauai Fresh Green Salad: Romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumber, tomato and red radish (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette: Balsamic vinegar, salad oil, olive oil, fresh basil, sugar, garlic and black pepper (Vegan, Gluten Free)


  • Teriyaki Chicken: Chicken thighs, fresh ginger, fresh pineapple, garlic, cornstarch, water, soy sauce, salt and black pepper
  • Kalua Pork: Whole pig roasted underground in an imu (Hawaiian earth oven) wrapped in banana and ti leaves, salt, liquid smoke (Gluten Free)
  • Seasonal Fish: Fish filet, ginger, coconut milk, garlic, spinach, heavy cream, white flour and pepper
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice: Aromatic Thai jasmine rice, star anise and salt (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Vegetable Chow Mein: Chow mein noodles, bok choy, carrots, celery, onions, bell peppers, wonbok, garlic, shoyu, broccoli, cauliflower, sambal (chili paste) and sesame oil (Vegetarian)
  • Sautéed Garlic Vegetables: Zucchini, onion, carrot, ginger and butter (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Poi: Taro root and water (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (Vegetarian)


  • Banana Cream Tart: Butter, salt, sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, vanilla, crème de banana, salt
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Wheat flour, soy, milk, heavy cream, sugar, corn syrup, butter, pineapple. *Contains eggs.
  • Haupia Coconut Pudding: Cane sugar, coconut cream, coconut milk, cornstarch


  • Traditional tropical drinks, mixed drinks, local beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverages

Kilohana Culinary Experience at Manor House:

This option is a combination of the Luau Kalamaku evening show and a True Taste of Kauai, a specialized dinner at Gaylord's Restaurant at Kilohana.

Kilohana Culinary Experience Dinner Menu

Schedule of the evening:
5:00 pm:  Fresh flower lei greeting & check-in at the plantation home
5:15 pm: Champagne reception
5:25 pm: Four-course dinner at Gaylord's Restaurant featuring signature items
6:45 pm: Shopping at the galleries and boutiques inside the plantation home
7:05 pm: Torch lit walk to the Luau Pavilion & stop at the Mango Bar for a Mai Tai or glass of wine
7:30 pm: Premium reserved seating at Kalamaku, the luau show

Please note: Menu is subject to change without notice as some ingredients are seasonal and based on availability.

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Where and When:
For the full luau, check-in is at 5:00 pm. For the Show Only option, check-in is at 7:00 pm.
Luau Kalamaku is located on Highway 50. The address is 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766 View Map
If you are on the south or west side of Kauai, head EAST. Kilohana Plantation is located directly after the Kauai Community College on the left-hand side of the road. Look for the white picket fence. The Luau is located next to the Kauai Plantation Railway station at the far left end of the parking lot.
Transportation add-on: Transportation is roundtrip and per person. Depending on the location, pick-up is between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Exact times will be emailed to you. Transportation can be added to the Plantation Owner's Experience, but not the Show Only package.
Select the transportation option based upon the information below:
North/Central Service stops: Alii Kai Princeville, Aqua Kauai Beach, Best Western Plantation Hale, Cliffs at Princeville, Hanalei Bay Resort, Kauai Coast Resort, St. Regis Resort Kauai, Westin Villas, Waipouli Beach Resort.
Poipu Service stops: Embassy Vacation Resort Poipu, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Kiahuna Plantation & Bungalow, Lawai Beach Resort, Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, Point at Poipu, Sheraton Kauai Resort, Suite Paradise.
If you are not staying at one of these locations, pick-up will be at the closest location to where you are staying.
View Transportation Schedule
There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Special Notes:
A high chair and a mini plate are available upon request for infants.
Please contact us if anyone in your party has special needs. If you require an ADA lift bus, we do require at least 48 hours notice to secure availability.
Operation Days:
Tuesday and Friday
3.5 hours
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