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Leis Family Class Act Restaurant

4.8
4.8
369 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International
Dear Valued Guests and Supporters of The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant:

We are diligently working to welcome you back safely to our restaurant this spring semester starting January 2023. Please check in on this site for updates. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant again.

We will also reach out toward the end of the spring semester via email updates when possible.

If you have been able to make reservations for Spring 2023, your reservations will be canceled. Our apology for this inconvenience, as our dates have not been released for our student schedule for Spring of 2023.

Mahalo

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Contemporary French / American, Eurasian

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 11:00 am–12:30 pm Lunch Wed 11:30 am–12:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 984-3280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tom Lelli

  • Catering

    Private catering is available when the restaurant is not open. Catering will be handled by Sodexo. Catering is not coordinated by the Management and Staff of The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant. Contact Doug Paul at 808-984-3500 or Ms. Molly at 808-984-3443 to book the Class Act or the Private Dining Room for your private event for any day OTHER than our standard operating hours. Note: Catering Events Have Been Cancelled through April 30, 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19. Kindly contact the above for updates on your booking or to book an event in the future.

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room seats a maximum of 12 guests with views of the Pacific Ocean. This is a beautiful room for a private luncheon, birthday party, office event, or shower! The remote AV screen makes it a wonderful board room as well. We offer the Leis Family Class Act prix fixe menu for guests who book the PDR (Private Dining Room) on Wednesdays and Fridays with a minimum of 10 diners. A Select limited menu can be offered for ease or quicker service. Room rental fee is incorporated into a set menu price per all guests in attendance. Advance deposits and a service charges to support student education will apply.

  • Private party contact

    Mark Malone : (808) 984-3280

  • Neighborhood

    Kahului

  • Cross street

    Wahinepio Ave

  • Parking details

    Enter University of Hawaii Maui College off of Lower Beach Road (across from the MACC - the Maui Arts and Cultural Center). There is a large parking lot ~ parking is free. The Class Act is located in the Pa'ina Building, 2nd building closest to the ocean.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 369 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. JJ

    JeanneJ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our favorite! Wonderful food and supports a terrific educational program!
  2. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy the food at Leis Family Class Act. We had the Moroccan menu and the lamb shank was very good. The only problem was the dessert. It was not that tasty...much worse than normal.
  3. A

    Annabell

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always a highlight of our Maui holidays.
  4. BO

    BillOnMaui

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    While the food was Great and the flavors great, the service was slower than previous lunches. I would still recommend this for a leisurely luncheon that is first class. While we noticed the prices were increased, we also heard two couples at another table discuss that Mama's Fish House might be a better choice for the money... Perhaps, Class Act should reconsider how they are pricing.... At any rate, you will have a wonderful meal in a nice setting... Providing you can get a reservation since they book fast and we only had one date to chose from... Good luck
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the island
  6. SS

    SallyS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is fabulous way to get to know the future chefs of Hawaii. Mark Malone runs a terrific program.
  7. m

    moi06

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to these luncheon since 2008 and have NEVER had a bad meal... only creative tasty food. My only issue are making the reservations...the American meal was superb, however the restaurant /open table said “SOLD OUT” yet half the tables were vacant..why.
  8. t

    travel4fun

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    As our first time, we were so happy with absolutely everything about this restaurant. The food, service and ambience was outstanding and we would definitely love to come again. Well done, everyone!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great as always. Food over the top. The students do a great job of trying to make sure everything is perfect. Highly recommended
  10. VM

    VictorM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional value and service. Host and wait staff were attentive and went out of theirs way to be accommodating.
  11. S

    Shirley

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicolette was the best server we have ever had. Very professional throughout the meal. Wonderful and Mark did a great job also.
  12. JJ

    JeanneJ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant! What a wonderful opportunity for the community to see and experience what students are learning and putting into practice.
  13. d

    dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The French menu always attracts the greater seatings reducing the ambience and making the restaurant exceedingly noisy. can In the future we'll skip that menu in favor of the quieter dining experience of the American, Italian, Asian or Morracan menues.
  14. d

    dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative Asian entrees to chose from on this repeat visit. Always attntive service and amazing dessert choices. This is a one=of=a-kind experience. Bring your own wine.
  15. W

    Winsor25

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time at Lei’s Family Class Act. Everything from the reception and service to the delicious food is wonderful.
  16. GJ

    GilbertJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience at Leis Family Class Act Restaurant!! From start to finish - everything was perfect! Our meal was great --- appetizer to first course to main course to dessert, we enjoyed every last bite. We especially enjoyed the Chawanmushi. Mark Malone and the staff at Leis were awesome. Attentive and professional and friendly.....these students will surely excel.
  17. d

    dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed. Our student server was well trained, efficient and friendly (from Hungary). My beef short ribs had been cooked 24 hours and were the best ever in a flavorful sauce. The grand finale is always the dessert. A "secret" instructor at Leis teaches students to turn out an outstanding creation every time. Everything before it fills me up but I'd never decline dessert here.
  18. DS

    DougS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. Not a full menu, but there were options available. Food was excellent! The students were sincere and eager to please. We will be back.
  19. d

    dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, a student in the college culinary program. had learned well. Kevin was friendly, attentive and professional. We loved the "lite" dessert. The creations at Leis Class Act are truly amazing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice to be back every year. The best restaurant on island.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable
  22. j

    joycee

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu creative well executed & delicious!
  23. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have gone to Leis Family Class Act for over 7 years. We went on 9-25-19 and enjoyed the Moroccan menu. The new staff are well trained and the food was great. I noticed that there is now a separate charge for dessert...not a problem. Overall, the quality has been consistently great, which is significant considering that there are always new staff every year. Mark Malone is a very good head of the program and tries to satisfy the needs of all parties!
  24. KK

    KelliK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. It was enjoyable to talk with students and watch as they are learning skills and a trade. It makes you realize how much work goes into good service and hopefully we are all more appreciative of wait staff in the future.
  25. PW

    PatrickW

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Far exceeded our expectations. The student presentations were masterly, the flavors bold and memorable. Three distinct and imagination courses were offered by a well-informed and gracious wair staff who were clearly proud of their cuisine. Outstanding chefs, staff and food made for a truly memorable occasion. We thoroughly enjoyed he Asian menu. The kampachi in parchment was a revelation. Thank you to all. Can't wait to return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. A hidden gem when visiting Maui.
  27. NK

    NancyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for inviting us to come and experience such a lovely dining experience. The food is prepared so elegantly which makes tasting it such a great adventure. It is fun getting to interact with the students who are very polite and seem to be enjoying their experience, too. I truly recommend this dining experience . Save enough time to savor the experience. And remember all the small details to relate to your friends.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Those students who are getting real life experiences were so sweet and hard working. Instructors are working hard to fill in for trainees and won’t miss a thing. Whey are watching whole dinning room and not missing anything. Food were excellent from start to finish. Better dinning experience than some of the 5 star resort restaurants.
  29. d

    dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First day of new season. Student servers were competent and ready to do their respective jobs. As usual a highlight of Class Act is the food presentation. Unusual this time was a generous appetizer of roast duck served over twice mashed sweet potato...an amazing presentation and delicious. Shiela was our attentive waitress. Actually she is a ready now to be an asset to a local fine dining restaurant.
  30. CM

    CorinneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the first edible that was put on our table was awesome. We are definitely coming back and told ourselves that we will do it once a semester. Kudo's to the students and chef instructor's. Every morsel was amazing and unbelievable.
  31. d

    dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Last week of the semester. Servers well trained, responsive and friendly. French menu always a favorite The restaurant director, Mark, is always on top of everything. Dining at Class Act is always a real treat.
  32. A

    Aiko

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What was so nice was the "no pressure" feeling. I realize that the setting is an ideal situation. People are there to enjoy, not be demanding, and support the program. Plus, we don't want to be mean to the students who are trying so hard. I know that the kids who were the wait help would prefer to be in the back, cooking, which is what they train for! It is great that they are learning how to serve the food and know what wait staff must go through to please the diners (who may be demanding and self-centered) while at the same time, not irritate the chefs. I think chefs have a right to demand that the wait help know what they are doing to present in the best way possible the art of the chefs and all of the line help. I will share what brings down the food for me: A person who serves me a pie with the wedge pointed away from me and I have to turn the pie around. The main course served with entree at the top of the plate so I have to turn the plate around. The handle of the coffee cup turned in so I have to turn the coffee cup around. Perky and insincere service. Big plus: notice if a person is left handed - serve the coffee on the person's left with the handle on the outside. I am not talking extra fine dining with a multitude of silverware and nuance. Just simple good service. There is such an art to good service that is not not forced or stressed. I am not saying the wait staff did this. Onthe contrary - it was all excellent. The food was outstanding. Perfect, actually. I think this is obvious by how difficult it is to get a reservation - it was my first experience and I wanted another date, to be honest. Duck. But rerservations were filled. I was still very happy for the food and service on the second selected date. You have a wonderful program. Keep doing what you are doing because it works.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and well presented. The culinary students who served us, were cordial and tried their best to make sure our dining experience was pleasant.
  34. AB

    AdaB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been a number of times and the meals have been great. I am looking forward to next year.
  35. G

    Gone2maui

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The last few times I have eaten here it seems like things are going downhill. The food used to melt in my mouth but not anymore. Actually this last meal was seafood and the sauce it was made in wasn’t real great tasting. My friend had the pumpkin bastilla and that was pretty good but the salad on the side had a horrible dressing on it. As for service - I definitely see a huge difference. The staff used to be quick and on the ball. Not so anymore both times this year the waitress/waiter couldn’t remember the menu and clearly stumbled over it all. Then I asked for a drink two times and the third time they finally brought it out and it was wrong. Also once we were seated I have a feeling that they forgot our table because every other table around us had been helped and we waited another good 10 minutes for someone to finally come around. They did apologize for it though. Finally one of the staff came over to our table to drop something off and sweat was just pouring off their forehead. I kinda found it pretty unappetizing. Hopefully this place improves by next year to what it once was...one of the best places to eat on this island.
  36. D

    Dodee

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I realize we were in a learning environment. The server was slow. The food not good at all too many sauces. They ran out of fish. The shrimp appetizer had one single shrimp. The soup had one little wonton. Everything was sooo salty. ! The beef was over cooked. The dessert was gross. Sugar coffee over shaved ice. We went home a little hungry and ate an hour later.
  37. FM

    FoodMaui

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So far this semester we have enjoyed three lunches. The first was Moroccan which had the best seafood, the second French had the lightest crepes I have ever tasted and finally the Italian lamb shanks were well made and presented beautifully. The desserts were to die for. The best lunch Maui.
  38. AB

    AdaB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Leis Family Restaurant is very popular. They are booked u as soon as they go online. They have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore, many people make numerous reservations then cancel as there is no charge if this is done before the 24 hour restriction. If there was a 72 hour cancellation policy there would be a better chance of being called on a waiting list and being able to go. There was at least 2 tables empty when I was there. I know several people that would have been there if those tables had not been prebooked. Last year I could not get a reservation at all. It is a great experience and I am happy I was able to make reservations this year. I look forward to my next reservation.
  39. CH

    CarlH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a reservation for 4 on March 27 which we booked on Open Table in January. We then got a call in Maui cancelling our reservation. TOTALLY UNPROFESIONAL.
  40. RR

    RhondaR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Wonderful service Can't wait to go again!

FAQs

Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Leis Family Class Act Restaurant

310 W. Ka'ahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wahinepio Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Kahului

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 11:00 am–12:30 pm Lunch Wed 11:30 am–12:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Contemporary French / American, Eurasian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Enter University of Hawaii Maui College off of Lower Beach Road (across from the MACC - the Maui Arts and Cultural Center). There is a large parking lot ~ parking is free. The Class Act is located in the Pa'ina Building, 2nd building closest to the ocean.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tom Lelli

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 984-3280

  • Catering

    Private catering is available when the restaurant is not open. Catering will be handled by Sodexo. Catering is not coordinated by the Management and Staff of The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant. Contact Doug Paul at 808-984-3500 or Ms. Molly at 808-984-3443 to book the Class Act or the Private Dining Room for your private event for any day OTHER than our standard operating hours. Note: Catering Events Have Been Cancelled through April 30, 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19. Kindly contact the above for updates on your booking or to book an event in the future.

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room seats a maximum of 12 guests with views of the Pacific Ocean. This is a beautiful room for a private luncheon, birthday party, office event, or shower! The remote AV screen makes it a wonderful board room as well. We offer the Leis Family Class Act prix fixe menu for guests who book the PDR (Private Dining Room) on Wednesdays and Fridays with a minimum of 10 diners. A Select limited menu can be offered for ease or quicker service. Room rental fee is incorporated into a set menu price per all guests in attendance. Advance deposits and a service charges to support student education will apply.

  • Private party contact

    Mark Malone : (808) 984-3280

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