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Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, Kahului, HI
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, Kahului, HI
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, Kahului, HI
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, Kahului, HI
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, Kahului, HI

Leis Family Class Act Restaurant

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

We are elated to inform you that beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023, The Leis Family Class Act is officially open. We thank you for your patience and we truly value your support. We look forward to welcoming you back and reconnecting with you all.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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. <br />Contact Doug Paul at 808-984-3500 at 808-984-3443 to book the Class Act or the Private Dining Room for your private event on any day OTHER than our standard operating hours. <br /><br />Note: Catering Events are now available for your hosting.
  • 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! We offer the Leis Family Class Act prix fixe menu for guests who book the PDR (Private Dining Room) on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • 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 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

378 Reviews
  1. robertb

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE five course FRENCH meal was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent and friendly. The restaurant atmosphere is very relaxed. Thank you.

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  2. PatrickW

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Standout performance by the culinary whiz-kids at UH-Maui. We had the French meunu which started out just so-so, Both the amuse bouch (a custard with a crisped prosciutto in an egg shell) and the fish quenelles were far too rich for our taste. However, the entrees (scrumptious lamb chops and surprising salmon} were real standouts. The caramel mouse was a perfect ending. The service was very attentive, friendly and very efficient. Only let-down was the overly slow production times which could be helped by slowing the starter courses.

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  3. JeffreyC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Culinary students do a great job preparing and serving the multi-course lunch. The food was delicious and it's an enjoyable experience.

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  4. PhillipA

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful opportunity to help support our local college students. I had a great experience.

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  5. GordonJ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience is fabulous. Mark and Peter are amazing ambassadors for the Class Act. Peter has increased the food quality and flavours to a new and higher level. Well done. Mark is so accommodating to everyone as a “one man team” during a challenging time after COVID.

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  6. joycee

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Korean influence menu was amazing! Wonderful spice combinations, beautiful presentation-such a local gold mine! We are so fortunate to have the culinary school open again

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  7. joycee

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It is wonderful to be part of a living classroom. To see how the students progress in their education.

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  8. Marc

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best restaurant on Maui - hands down! Although there’s no shortage of good restaurants on the island, Lei’s Family Class Act Restaurant takes the cake. This place rocks for so many reasons. First, THE FOOD… OMG! The menu’s are carefully planned and executed. The journey of international flavors are an adventure in and of themselves. Each course is not only beautifully presented, they exceed your mouth’s expectations. This past week we had the Asian-influenced menu. The way Chef Pak and students developed their flavors and creativity is amazing. The Kampachi melted in your mouth, as did the braised short rib. The accompanying sauces and sides paired perfectly with each course... From the amuse bouche thru to dessert, you’ll see why this place gets such rave reviews. The Service. It’s awesome! Friendly and efficient. The service staff is lead by instructor Mark Malone. His passion for hospitality is contagious and his team are very professional and attentive as the culinary journey unfolds. The front of the house staff ensured that our dining experience was going to be memorable. The Cause. This is a living learning lab. Through hands-on, real world experiences, students are learning all facets of the food, beverage, and hospitality industry from the best of the best. The Cost. You would expect to pay three-times as much as you would if you went to a similar restaurant. And as an added benefit, there is a nominal corkage fee, so you can bring your favorite wines to enjoy with your meal. Lei’s Family Class Act is an absolute gem! If you can find an open reservation, book it! And make sure you take some time off from work to really enjoy the entire experience. Bon appetite!

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  9. ScottP

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s wonderful to have Class Act open to the public again. Our experience was hands down the best. The Asian Inspired menu was full of robust flavors and each dish built upon the other in the most complimentary way. To make it even better our service was impeccable. We were greeted right away by our host…and when we were seated, we we had non stop service reminiscent of a 5-star restaurant throughout the meal. If you are able to get a reservation I would highly recommend paying a visit. You won’t be disappointed at all.

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  10. AnnC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a wonderful experience with the students working so to please.

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  11. JeanneJ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our favorite! Wonderful food and supports a terrific educational program!

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  12. Foodie

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  13. Annabell

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a highlight of our Maui holidays.

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  14. BillOnMaui

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant on the island

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  16. SallyS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is fabulous way to get to know the future chefs of Hawaii. Mark Malone runs a terrific program.

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  17. moi06

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  18. travel4fun

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Food over the top. The students do a great job of trying to make sure everything is perfect. Highly recommended

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  20. VictorM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional value and service. Host and wait staff were attentive and went out of theirs way to be accommodating.

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  21. Shirley

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicolette was the best server we have ever had. Very professional throughout the meal. Wonderful and Mark did a great job also.

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  22. JeanneJ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant! What a wonderful opportunity for the community to see and experience what students are learning and putting into practice.

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  23. dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  24. dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  25. Winsor25

    New York City

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful time at Lei’s Family Class Act. Everything from the reception and service to the delicious food is wonderful.

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  26. GilbertJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  27. dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  28. DougS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  29. dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So nice to be back every year. The best restaurant on island.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoyable

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  32. joycee

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu creative well executed & delicious!

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  33. Foodie

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  34. KelliK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  35. PatrickW

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. A hidden gem when visiting Maui.

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  37. NancyK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  39. dave

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  40. CorinneM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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FAQs

Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 378 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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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. <br />Contact Doug Paul at 808-984-3500 at 808-984-3443 to book the Class Act or the Private Dining Room for your private event on any day OTHER than our standard operating hours. <br /><br />Note: Catering Events are now available for your hosting.
  • 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! We offer the Leis Family Class Act prix fixe menu for guests who book the PDR (Private Dining Room) on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Private party contact
    Mark Malone : (808) 984-3280
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