Perhaps the most unique luau experience in all of Hawaii, the Feast at Lele luau promises a special evening. Located on the beach in front of the Shops at 505 on Historic Front Street in Lahaina, the Feast at Lele offers a more intimate and personal approach to the luau experience. The Feast at Lele Luau takes you through a journey of the senses across Polynesia as you taste a 6-course Prix fare menu consisting of dishes from Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, and Hawaii. Accompanying the tableside service is a variety of delicious island drinks as well as a brilliant live performance. This is certainly one of the very best luaus on Maui.
Service is First at the Feast at Lele
Instead of being along rows of tables, the traditional luau layout, guests at the Feast at Lele are seated on separate tables according to their group size. Group size can be as small as two or as big as ten, regardless, each group will get individual tables. There are at least two servers designated for each group giving their guests extra attention to enhance the overall experience.
Drinks are served at the table, so there’s no need for you to wait in line at the open bar. But if you want to walk around and enjoy, you can always help yourself with the wide variety of drinks being offered at the bar. Some of the traditional drinks being offered include Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Blue Hawaii and other drinks like beers, different kinds of wines and varieties of premium alcohol too.
Feast at Lele Luau Menu
The name for this luau couldn’t be more accurate…this is a feast! You may not be able to pronounce everything that you’re going to enjoy at the Feast at Lele, but you’ll certainly find it delicious. These dishes are unique to the individual islands of Polynesia where they originated. You’ll find the flavors bold and the presentation colorful.
- Traditional Polynesian Staples – Banana, Taro and Sweet Potato Chips served with a Tropical Ginger and Ogo Seaweed Salsa.
- Hawaii Course – Imu Roasted Kalua Pig, Pohole Ferns and Heart of Palm Salad, Fresh Island Fish with Mango Sauce
- New Zealand Course – Sea Bean Duck Salad with Poha Berry Dressing, Kuku Patties – Fishcake with Mussels and Scallops, Harare Kumara – Roasted Mushrooms with Squash
- Tahiti Course – Fafa (Steamed Chicken and Taro Leaf in Coconut Milk), Scallops on the Shell, E-iota-Poisson Cru
- Samoan Course – Supasui-Grilled Steak, Palusami-Breadfruit with Taro Leaf and Coconut Cream, Shrimp, and Avocado with Lilikoi or Passion Fruit
- Desserts – Caramel Macadamia Nut Tart topped with Fruited Coconut Pudding (Haupia), Hawaiian Chocolate Truffles
- Bar & Beverages: The bar at the Feast at Lele is the best out of any luau in Maui. From imported beers, tropical blends to Kona coffee the selections are just another reason that separates the Feast at Feast from other Maui luaus
The Accompanying Dances
To really engage the guests into the full traditional experience, each food course is followed by its native, dramatic entertainment piece. The Hawaiian course comes with a performance of the Hawaiian Hula. Similarly, Tonga dances are performed after the Tonga course.
The Samoan course is completed by a really cool performance by the highly talented and daring Samoan knife dancers, with a fire element. The four different types of dances according to the Polynesian cultures demonstrate how talented all the individuals are and have them experience four completely different cultures in one blended performance.
The Hawaiian experience in Maui is kind of incomplete if you don’t go to The Feast at Lele, as it is an amazing way to learn about different cultures, have a wonderful feast, and enjoy the best that Hawaii has to offer. It is located at 505 Front Street next to the condos at Lahaina Shores.
Reserve Your Spot
The Feast at Lele Luau is available 7 nights a week. April 1st through September 30th the luau begins at 7 pm with a 6:30 pm check-in and October 1st through March 31st, the luau begins earlier at 6 pm with a 5:30 pm check-in. Parking is available on site. A luau is high on everyone’s list of things to do on Maui, so book your seats now before they sell out.