What is a Hawaiian luau?
In its simplest form, a luau is a Hawaiian party where a group of people gather to feast and to celebrate an event. Today, a Hawaiian luau may celebrate a milestone such as a wedding, graduation, or birthday. However, in ancient times luaus were held in order to observe a victory in battle, a bountiful harvest, or the like.

To have a Hawaiian luau themed party, it is essential to have an open area, such as a backyard, because luau are celebrated under large tents in outdoor areas. Also a lei is a very common item in a luau. A lei is a necklace of flowers, ferns, or kukui nuts that men and women wear. At luau themed parties, the guests can make their own lei or they can be bought. At these types of parties entertainment is a must. The instruments used are typically the ukulele, guitar and sometimes drums. There are also often hula dancers.

Well, the good news is that you don’t have to go to the expense of travelling to Hawaii to enjoy a luau. We are your San Diego Luau specialists and have been catering these events for years and will bring the islands to you.

What does a typical Hawaiian Luau menu look like? Here is just an example of the kinds of foods we can produce.

Huli Huli Chicken
Marinated in a homemade teriyaki sauce made of soy sauce, cider vinegar, ginger and garlic sauce then grilled to perfection to seal in the natural juices, served with bbq sauce.

Kahlua Pork
Island flavored, succulent, lean, tender, shredded pork slowly roasted

Tropical Fried Rice
Steamed white rice stir fried with egg, green onions, peas, carrots, braised pineapple

Stir Fry Oriental Wok’d Vegetables
A delightful mix of fresh garden vegetables: broccoli, carrots, onions, green, red & yellow bell peppers, zucchini, squash, snap peas, beansprouts, ginger and garlic wok’d on-site in authentic  oriental spices

Polynesian Fresh Fruit Salad
A selection of the season’s freshest fruit: cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, mango, kiwi, honeydew, pineapple, mandarin oranges, papaya, red & green grapes and sprinkled with coconut

Hawaiian Coleslaw
With raisins, fresh pineapple & coconut in a creamy poppy seed dressing

Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad
Crisp Mixed Greens & Spinach with cherry tomatoes, red onions, cabbage, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, fried won-ton noodles, water chestnuts and tossed with an Oriental sesame seed dressing

Island Style Macaroni Salad
This classic Hawaiian style macaroni salad is served with mayo, shredded carrot, salt & pepper

Looking for a venue? Take a look at our various catering venues including the USS Midway.

Freshly Baked Hawaiian Sweet Rolls


Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Brown sugar crusted in yellow cake laced with pineapple and cherry

Mango Mousse Cake
Layered cake with mango mousse filling .

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