Feast at Lele

(4.5)
$135
Why We Love It -  This is our favorite luau on the island! You get a five course menu with private table service right on the beach. There is also an open bar that includes an extensive cocktail menu. This luau typically sells out one to two weeks in advance.

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

Non-Refundable Cancellation Policy: Parties of 9 or less, cancellations accepted until 10:00am on the day of event. Cancellations after 10:00am or "no-shows" are a full charge.
Parties of 10 or more, refer to your confirmation slip for the Cancellation Policy.


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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- Oct 2019 -

647martic

We heard the luau was too commercial. We found the Feast at Lele to be educational and entertaining. The wait staff were professional and excellent, warm and welcoming. The entertainment was delightful, high spirited, with beautiful costuming for each country. The location on the beach was beautiful-with a typical out of this world sunset. The food for New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti and Samoa was beautifully described and presented, but we considered the food to be good but not fabulous. We felt the overall experience was great, and worth the cost. We didn’t think it was too commercial......we had a lovely evening and happy to recommend it to everyone! Aloha

(5.0)
- Oct 2019 -

markrH2548GQ

A wonderful journey through the Polynesian islands! Friendly staff. Great music adding to the atmosphere. This five course meal will tantalize your senses with the sights, smells, flavors and culture of the islands. Come with your appetite and leave the wee ones (<6) with a sitter. This is a three hour tour and you are going to not want to be distracted. Let alone your neighboring table. Mahalo!

(5.0)
- Oct 2019 -

LisaFlo1966

Just returned and had an absolutely wonderful time. Alexis was our server along with James and both were exceptional. Alexis was just a gem. She really made us feel welcome and we had a great time with her. So much food and it was all delicious. And open bar; they were definitely not stingy with the drinks. Would highly recommend this luau.

(5.0)
- Mar 2020 -

Marina M

Amazing experience! Was hesitant to pay adult price for my 13 year old but it was well worth it. Great customer service, amazing show, delicious food and being on the beach was the cherry on top! Not my first luau and I am very impressed. They told a nice store with performances and food dedicated to each culture. There was too much food and drinks were flowing all evening. Great evening ended with fire performance (which was not easy to find since not all Luaus have fire shows) and warm wet towels. They paid attention to all little details and it made the difference.

(5.0)
- Mar 2020 -

Robyn Huertas

Amazing show, outstanding service, i highly recommend to anyone considering a Luau. Sitting on the beach is beautiful. The servers are friendly and quick. They bring you all the food and drink you can handle. The dancers are wonderful and put on a show you will not forget.

(5.0)
- Jan 2020 -

Kim Day

As we waited for it to start, we enjoyed a live Hawaiian band. With multiple courses of different ethnicities, accompanied by the great dances for each, it was a feast for the eyes and stomach. You get beautiful leis, unlimited drinks. I don't eat fish but my partner does, and I asked the waiter if I could have extras of the non fish dishes. He said he'd be happy to, but I should see how much food there was first. And he was right-- there was more than enough. He still remembered and offered several times to bring repeats of anything, but I declined. Great experience, so happy I chose this over a traditional luau.

(5.0)
- Apr 2020 -

Amelie Bae

It’s worth. Just be prepared...😉 to look at your big belly afterwards. I recommend taking a taxi back and forth if you want unlimited cocktails, beer or any kind of alcohol. But it’s super expensive to get one since there are a lot of people trying to get all at once.

(5.0)
- Jan 2020 -

Curtis Gibbon

Great experience. Start off by grabbing a drink while they get ready to seat you and give you a Hawaiian welcome. The event itself is a brief history and culture lesson of polynesia. The dancers and performances are energetic and fun. The food is delicious and plentiful along with the drinks. The service is attentive and friendly. The whole night flows well and leaves you full, entertained, and ready to relax for the rest of the night. Setting is on a well groomed beach. As you leave, there are dancers waiting to take pictures with you.

(5.0)

Jennifer T.

Service was great. The food was okay, not spectacular. Better than a luau buffet though. The drinks were unlimited and flowing. Great sunset views. It was...

(4.0)

Ryan B.

Not sure where these reviews are coming from. The venue is charmless. With the gorgeous ocean right there, you instead face an ugly generic building. The...

(3.0)

Jenny W.

I went to the Feast at Lele back when it first opened a decade ago. My husband and I loved it, so we planned in Jan 2020 to bring our friend for her...

(5.0)