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“Great luau, blah food”
Review of Feast At Lele

Feast At Lele
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The Feast at Lele: A Luxury Maui Luau
Ranked #7 of 17 Concerts & Shows in Lahaina
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went to this luau on our honeymoon. The drinks were great. But the food was not good at all. It is a four course dinner so there is a lot of food given to you but the quality is not good. Some of the items we didn't even eat. The atmosphere, dancing, and service was great but it's a very expensive luau so we had high hopes for the food. We would not recommend this.

3  Thank Amanda D
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I came to Maui for our honeymoon with the hope to enjoy an authentic Hawaiian luau and dinner experience. We were highly disappointed in both the food and the quality of the performance. Though the wait staff was friendly and helpful as the meal progressed, the food was of poor quality, we left hungry and dissatisfied. The performance could have been fun and would have saved the evening if it wasn't for our table location. We sat right by the entrance at table 1 which gave us the exclusive opportunity to hear the performers make jokes of the evening and comment on how they were looking forward to their shift ending, which takes away from the intimacy of an already poor evening. Additonally, the location being at the back of a sports bar, which probably had better view to the show as well as food. If they intend to advertise as a romantic evening, with authentic food and entertainment, they should try a little harder at coming close to their promise. Overall we were uncomfortable even being there and could have spent the $250 on a better dining experience elsewhere.

4  Thank Dailiag
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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

The Feast at Lele was a fantastic trip across Polynesia without leaving our table on the beach in Lahaina! My husband and I tend to steer clear of all things "buffet". The very idea of waiting in line to load up our plates with all courses at once is totally unappealing.

At Lele, you have your own table for two or however large your party is. You're greeted with a Mai tai, but then you have your choice of other cocktails or wine pairings with each course. We had a four course meal with entertainment from Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti and Samoa. Each course consisted of three small plates (12 in all) of gourmet food that you wouldn't find at other luaus or restaurants. Everything was delicious and so flavorful! Dessert was actually a fifth course with a macadamia nut tartlet, fresh fruit and chocolate truffles.

At $115 pp it was more than we usually pay, but it was well worth the price. It was definitely an evening we will long remember.

3  Thank JanabelleH
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The check in desk was a little tricky to find since it’s in a shopping complex, but we followed another couple in and found it.
The tables are laid out in a crescent shape around the stage and are terraced so everyone has a great view of the show. The stage sits smack dap in front of the most beautiful ocean front view with Lanai in the background, which makes for great sunsets. Each group gets their own table and there didn’t appear to be a bad seat in the house. The relatively small number of tables (about 200 people compared to the 800 at Old Lahaina Luau) was great, it made it feel like we were really connected to everything that was happening.

When we arrived, we were greeted with high quality orchid leis, a choice of fruit juice or Mai Tais and then personally escorted to our table by our waiter Randy. We had only booked our reservation 3 days earlier (table location is given on a first come, first serve basis, so those who book early get the best table location) so we were very pleasantly surprised when we were given a table right in the center only one level up from the stage. I personally think this is the best location in the house since its raised about a foot above the stage, making the visibility great.
The tables were preset with taro chips, fresh island salsa and poi, which was great for snacking as soon as you sat down. We were served our first course within 10-15 minutes of arriving. I believe we had 4 courses, plus dessert. Each course is from a different region that contributes to the Hawaiian heritage. As each regional course is served, the show matches dances from that region, very cool. The food Is served family style and you can ask your waiter for as many send helpings as you like.
There is a menu of unlimited “free” drinks to choose from as well as a list of premium drinks that you pay extra for. Our group was very pleased with the flavors and quality of the “all you can handle” Mai Tais, Pina Coladas and house red wine.

The service was outstanding, our waiter Randy had a great sense of humor and always seemed to be there when we wanted him.
The food was delicious and really interesting since it tied into the history of Hawaii
The drinks were great
The view and location cannot be beat
The show and dancing was really good, a little bit of everything including a fire dancer. I personally feel like the show at the Old Lahaina Luau has a little more impact, but the dancers at The Feast at Lele were fantastic

I would say the only downside to the Feast of Lele is that they don’t have a pig ceremony. I love the tradition and excitement of the pig ceremony. But I would definitely trade the pig ceremony for the other perks the Feast at Lele offers.

We had such a great experience and would go back in a second. Well worth the cost.

3  Thank LindseyPSJ
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

My SIL was visiting the islands for her first time. She wanted to attend a Luau, her mobility is limited. A perfect choice for us.

Thank Lori H
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