Feast at Lele

(4.5)
$130
Why We Love It -  This less traditional luau features table service, beachside dining, and a feast of polynesian foods. This is considered the most romantic luau on Maui.

Share the Aloha on a journey through Polynesia while enjoying entertainment under the starlit sky!


Experience a voyage through the music and dances of the Pacific Islands as the sun sets into the ocean. Individual table service provides a romantic and intimate setting at the edge of the Lahaina shoreline facing a panoramic view of the West Maui sunset. Executive Chef Adrian Aina presents an exotic and gourmet menu featuring five epicurean courses from the Polynesian Island nations of Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti and Samoa during a sit-down, full service, royal tour of Polynesian cuisine.


Lele is the ancient name for Lahaina and the luau grounds were once where the royal family of Maui would feast and entertain. All aspects of this luau including costumes, music, and dances have been designed with authenticity in mind.  

Features
  • Mai Tai cocktail greeting with a fresh flower lei
  • Open bar and table service included throughout the evening
  • Five-course gourmet dinner using locally sourced ingredients

Menu

First Course - Hawaii
Here on the beautiful islands of Hawaii, we honor the 'aina (land), our ali'i (royalty), and all the natural beauty surrounding us with the oli (chant), mele (song), and hula (dance).

  • TRADITIONAL POLYNESIAN STAPLES - Banana & sweet potato chips served with tropical ginger & ogo seaweed salsa.
  • IMU ROASTED KALUA PUA'A - Pork seasoned w/ Hawaiian salt, cooked traditional (imu) style in an underground oven shredded & served w/ pohole fern shoots.
  • LOMI LOMI SALMON & KALO PUREE - Sous vide salted salmon w/ pickled onion, green onion, island tomato & black sea salt.
  • THIRD HAWAIIAN MENU ITEM - Chef's special creation changes monthly.

Second Course - New Zealand  
Welcome to Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, also known as present-day New Zealand. Home to the Maori people who journeyed from some of the most remote land masses in the world. The Maori are believed to have migrated to Aotearoa from the Marquesas, Cook, and Society Islands.

You will notice their facial tattoos or moko. This was used to symbolize one’s genealogy and personal identity. Dancers perform a Haka, a war dance, that was used to intimidate their enemies and an exciting dance using poi balls, which are used to imitate the actions and rhythms in nature.

  • HARORE KUMARA - Medley of stewed mushrooms & onion, served with orange & purple sweet potato.
  • MITI HANGI - 5-hour island scented braised short ribs with a kiwi fruit soy jus.
  • THIRD AOTEAROA MENU ITEM - Chef's special creation changes monthly.


Third Course - Tahiti
Tahiti is a land of intrigue and romance that captures the imagination. From the verdant majesty of its lush mountains rising out of the mist to the startling clarity of its coral lagoons, Tahiti is considered by many as the tropical image of Polynesia. Sit back and enjoy the sensual swing of hips and pulsing rhythm of the ancient drums, which combine to create a titillating dance performance. Experience the romantic lure of Tahiti as oversized headdresses made of grasses and shells balance the exuberant movements of the hip and hand.

  • E-IAOTA (POISSON CRU) - Fresh island fish & vegetable marinated in lime juice & coconut milk.
  • MOA - Grilled mango ginger chicken w/ a Tahitian lime aioli & mango relish.
  • THIRD TAHITI MENU ITEM - Chef's special creation changes monthly.

Fourth Course - Samoa
Our evening's journey ends in Samoa, "the cradle of Polynesia" literally the sacred center of its fiery soul. The islands of Samoa are a lush jungle-shrouded paradise where homes are open to nature, and the people open their hearts to you. The energetic and vigorous Samoan dance is punctuated by the staccato slapping of legs and feet, and rhythmic clapping of hands. Men wear shredded leaf leggings which emphasize their movements, while women don very finely woven leaf skirts to accentuate their gracefulness. The famed fire knife dance is an important component of their culture and a fitting end to our show.

  • PALUSAMI - Braised coconut cream corned beef w/ baked ulu wrapped in taro leaves.
  • STEW FIGOTA - Fresh island fish in mussels, clams, and shrimp stew w/ coconut banana cream.
  • THIRD SAMOA COURSE ITEM - Chef's special creation, changes monthly.

Fifth Course - Dessert
  • PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE - With whipped haupia cream (coconut pudding)

DRINKS


  • COCKTAILS -Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Banana Madness, Lava Flow, Island Iced Tea, Blue Hawaiian, Planters Punch, O'o Farm Special (fresh selection changes daily)
  • LIQUORS - Pau Vodka (Maui vodka made w/ Maui Gold Pineapple), Maui Rum (Light & Dark), Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewars White Label Scotch, Cazadores Tequila, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon, Christian Brothers Brandy, Carolans Irish Cream
  • BEERS - Amstel Light, Coors Light, Bikini Blonde Lager (Maui), Big Swell IPA (Maui), Longboard Lager (Hawaii), Steinlager (New Zealand), Hinano (Tahiti Seasonal), Becks (non-alcohol)
  • WINES - Sparkling Wine, White Zinfandel, Moscato, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Port Wine

Gratuity is not included. A 16% service charge will be included for parties of 10 or more.
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Time Spring (Feb - Apr) and Fall (Sept) -  6:30 pm
Summer (May - Aug) -  7 pm
Winter (Oct - Jan) -  6 pm

Check-in is at least 30 minutes before showtime.
Duration 3.5 hours
Location Lahaina

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice are eligible for a full refund. No shows and cancellations with less than 48 hours are subject to full charges.


Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Restrictions

Notify agent if wheelchair access is necessary.
No strollers; unless a child seat is purchased (due to limited space); car seats okay at no additional charge


Frequently Asked Questions


Reviews

Review Summary
(4.5)
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- Nov 2015 -

Louis D.

There are many good and entertaining luaus on Maui. This is the best of then all. No buffet or drink lines. That is a big plus. Held in Lahiana next to the Pacific'o restaurant. The view of the sunset is spectacular. The food was above average. As a group we enjoyed all the entrees. Large drink selection and you can drink all you want. The show was entertaining and professional. Spend a bit more money for a luau but it is well worth the extra dollars.

(5.0)
- Nov 2015 -

iTravelkeen

This was recommended by locals as the best luau on the island, and having experienced it I'd probably agree. We booked it the day before, bit pricey at $125 pp, but the 5-course gourmet meal and show were worth it.

(5.0)
- Oct 2015 -

merlynrobin

We had the most wonderful time at the Feast at Lele. This is the way to do a luau. We had booked way in advance which got us a wonderful table. There is no buffet here which thrilled me. Rather, they serve you drinks from their open bar all evening was well as a pre fix 5 course gourmet dinner. Each course is paired with a different pacific island. As you feast, you are treated to a wonderful show, each performance matched to the island from which you food came. A great concept. The service was amazing. We wanted to nothing. They even remembered from my reservation made almost a year in advance, that it was our anniversary and gave us a special dessert. The service could not have been better. AS you watched the show, the sun set in the back ground. The location is oceanfront which makes it extra special. The last time we were in Hawaii, we went to several luaus. This time The Fest at Lele was the only one we chose and we chose well.

(5.0)

Jon B.

Went to the Feast at Lele sunday evening to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Couldn't have picked a more magical evening. The food was great. Great variety...

(5.0)

Charles C.

How will I even start? After going to Old Lahaina Luau I decided to try the Feast at Lele as I wanted to see "Fire Dancers" perform. Well guess what? That...

(2.0)

Mitchell T.

Great luau! We had a group of 16 and the staff was accommodating, as we booked the night before. The beach view was beautiful as always here on Maui....

(4.0)