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Pilikana - A Kona Inn Luau


Taking place in the heart of Kailua-Kona at the historic Kona Inn Shopping Village, the Pilikana Luau offers guests a fantastic Hawaiian luau experience, complete with cultural presentations, live entertainment and great food! Prior to the big luau dinner you can visit several activity stations that are located throughout the Shopping Village. These activity stations feature a variety of local island arts & crafts, including Polynesian tattoos, hula lessons and drumming.

Then watch two Kane performers make their way through, blowing conch shells, which signals that it's time to enter the luau grounds at the "Great Lawn." Catered by Umekes Restaurant, enjoy mouthwatering luau dishes. While feasting, enjoy live music and sip a tropical Mai Tai drink. After dinner, the Pilikana (meaning "Family Ties") will start, featuring music and dances from Hawaii and across Polynesia.

Luau Highlights:

  • Pre-show cultural activities
  • Delicious luau buffet dinner
  • Pilikana luau show

Luau Schedule:

Check-in: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pre-Show Activities: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Doors Open: 5:45 pm
Dinner Buffet Opens: 6:00 pm
Show Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Luau Menu

Main Dishes:

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Kalua Pig
  • Fresh off the hook Grilled Catch
  • Boneless Kalbi Short Ribs or Teriyaki Beef
  • Tofu Veggie Stir Fry

Side Dishes:

  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Mac Salad
  • Ho'io Salad
  • Poi
  • Ahi Poke
  • Lomi Salad
  • White Rice


  • Malasadas

Please note: Menu is subject to change without notice.

Where and When:
Check in at 4:30 pm at the Kona Inn Shopping Village, 75-5744 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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There are two check-in points, one on the north end in an activity booth and the other on the south end. The luau takes place on the Great Lawn behind the Kona Inn Shopping Village.
Luau ends around 8:00 pm.
Operation Days:
3 hours
Special Notes:
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