We've done two other luau's, both of which were buffets and of average food quality. This has reserved, private table seating with apps and meals served to the table. Great food. Wonderful show on a boardwalk. We had good, close seating. Don't know if the early reservation helps. I think the show would be good from any where as the tables are not jammed together. Very different from the traditional shows in Maui as this showcases most all of the pacific island cultures.