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310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Maui, HI 96732
(808) 984-3280
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Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional service

As soon as you book your plane ticket to Maui, you need to book a reservation at Lei's Family Class Act! It is entirely run by culinary students, who rotate through the different shifts so they have a full range of restaurant experiences. The service was exceptional. They were extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Alice C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

As soon as you book your plane ticket to Maui, you need to book a reservation at Lei's Family Class Act! It is entirely run by culinary students, who rotate through the different shifts so they have a full range of restaurant experiences. The service was exceptional. They were extremely accommodating of the baby we had with us and rearranged... More 

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Thank Alice C
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at - on a par with Michelin 2 and even 3-star restaurants. the food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. Too bad they are only open during terms at Maui College where the Maui Culinary Institute is housed and only for lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays even during those periods. When... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We've been to a number of culinary arts programs, including the CIA in Napa and Kendall College in Chicago and this "Class Act", a part of the culinary arts program at UHMaui, rocks with those others. Only open for lunch and a tough reservation to get, it's fun to talk to the students and see what they are up to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After 3 years of hearing about the Maui Culinary Art School I finally coordinated my Maui visit with the last week the Class Act restaurant was open before winter break. The menu was French and absolutely fabulous. True, the host mispronounced some of the French offerings, but all the student staff were trying so hard. The meal is a prix... More 

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Thank Cantorpam
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you want a fabulous lunch on Maui, do NOT miss this place! Every time we visit Maui we have a lunch here, but unfortunately their schedule doesn't always match ours! Since it is on campus, they aren't open if the school is on break or during the beginning of a semester. BUT is they are open, we always make... More 

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Thank J B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have done French twice, Latin, Moroccan, Asian, and now finally Italian and I have never had a bad meal here. The food and service has always been excellent and top notched. It use to be a set price (e.g. $32 per person) but now they have a price range depending on what entrée you choose ($29-$36.95) and there is... More 

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Thank LuckyLotus
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is one of Maui's hidden gems. I was hesitant at first, but after reading the great reviews I just had to try this. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Maui Culinary Academy (above the cafeteria). The food is prepared by aspiring cooks and students and managed by the chef and dining room instructors - it's... More 

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Thank JandJ2001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The food and service was excellent. The cuisine was Moroccan when we went. The courses included: amuse bouche, naan bread, appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert.

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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you want maximum value for your dining dollar, you can't do better than Lei's Class Act at bthe UH Maui culinary school. It's been a "must" destination on all of our trips to Maui ever since we discovered it. I'm mystified why there are so few reviews of this gem -- even at twice the price, you rarely will... More 

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Quesnel, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

My wife and I ate lunch there with Rotary Club of Maui, the culinary students practicising their skills on us Rotarians. I have no idea what we ate (they forgot to give us their menu for the day), but I do remember the appetizer was a crab cake that was sublime, and the entree and dessert were both delicious. Best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Maui, HI 96732
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui
  • Phone Number: (808) 984-3280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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