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About Leis Family Class Act Restaurant

The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is our student run fine dining room at the University of Hawaii - Maui College. Students enrolled in the Maui Culinary Arts Program are your chefs and servers under the leadership of their instructors. We serve a 4-course prix fixe menu on Wednesdays and Fridays with reservations available from 11:00am - 12:30pm.

Our price for the complete (inclusive) 4-course meal ranges from $31 - $45 plus Hawaii state tax depending upon the entree selected. Gratuities can be accepted as cash only and are very much appreciated as the funds collected are utilized to offer and enhance additional learning experiences to the students working at the restaurant. The globally influenced menu changes weekly. Be sure to reserve early as we are often sold out weeks in advance.

Menus can be viewed by clicking the MENU tabs on this Open Table site. We look forward to serving you!

310 W. Ka'ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Contemporary French / American, Eurasian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Wednesdays & Fridays. Reservations available from 11:00am-12:30pm beginning on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Last scheduled lunch is on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Cross Street:
Wahinepio Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 984-3280

Catering:
Private catering is available when the restaurant is dark. Call Doug Paul
at 808-984-3500 to book the Class Act or the Private Dining Room for your private event for any day OTHER than our standard operating hours.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Tom Lelli

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room seats a maximum of 16 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.

Private Party Contact:
Mark Malone : (808) 984-3280

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Grand Finale - Holiday Wine Dinner
Our end of semester Gala Dinner will be served on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This event will feature a coursed dinner created by our students along with a selection of premier wines. Reservations are now open. Details & menu will be forthcoming on this very special end of the semester wine dinner.

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4.9

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4.6

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4.7

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4.9

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wow! What a great experience. The restaurant in run by college students learning the restaurant/cooking trade. I enjoyed myself the entire time. The service was great. The food was delicious. I will definitely be returning. This is not someplace you would go for a quick lunch. It took about 1.5 hrs. It is a 4 course meal. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Not only do you support the local college but you get to experience an amazing meal with impeccable service. The students are eager to please. We go back whenever we have the opportunity.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The serving students were all super friendly and in good moods. The food was absolutely fabulous! Unbelievable what a great offer this is!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

the students here do a fantastic job. we met some of the faculty who are very dedicated to quality. the food was delicious and beautifully presented. a wonderful experience that we would do again when we return to Maui.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Hawaii's premier cooking school. Exceptional experience, not to be missed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful dining experience provided by students and faculty. All courses were excellent.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Fabulous, amazing meal. Exceptional service. Cannot say enough great things about my dining experience here. Going back again soon

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Awesome

Ambiance, friendly staff

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This dining spot is only available during the fall and spring semesters at Maui College. Patrons support the colleges culinary arts program. Reservations can be tricky to get but the food and service make it well worth the effort.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 13, 2017

An amazing evening! The students and instructors were just wonderful and they really put on a wonderful special event.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Love the food prepared by the UHMC students. Great atmosphere and everyone was very friendly!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Excellent food with lovely presentation...every time!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Another fabulous lunch and really wonderful students!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Another fabulous lunch! Looking forward to going again soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Can't say enough good things about the experience. Food and service were all outstanding. The cost of this gormet, 4 course meal was $42-- an incredible bargain, particularly by Maui standards. We'll definitely return again to the Maui Culinary Institute.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Excellent service and outstanding presentation and food quality

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This was our 15 th lunch at the restaurant. We love being served by new and up and coming new
waiters. The theme food makes the experience great for us. We love the Italian, Asian and French food the best. The meat is very fresh and flavorful. The deserts are great. We like the different soups as well. Overall a great experience that we enjoy, and next to Mama's Fish House this is our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The enthusiasm of the servers was contagious.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 15, 2017

As usual exceptional food and presentatiom.
All staff attentive and friendly

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We truly enjoyed the wonderful food - Italian Theme. The students came up with some creative ideas, which very possibly will not be had at any other restaurant! The Open-Face Lamb Shank & Spinach Ravioli, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Cream & Local Tomato Coulis was spectacular and served in a unique way. The Barolo Braised Short Ribs, Creamy Polenta, & Gremolata was very good. Our server, Tiff, was very sweet, and we wish her the best in starting her own bakery on Maui. It is a wonderful experience - one we wouldn't have associated with a trip to the islands of Hawaii, but one we hope to do more often. The only problem is the difficulty of getting a seating. There are few available, and they are filled almost immediately! We are looking forward to our next visit for the French-themed meal. I'm sure that Mark and his team will provide another sensational meal!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We had the Chef's Tasting Menu which was superb.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 1, 2017

As always exceptional and our server Kat very good and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

This is justifiably considered one of the best restaurants in Hawaii if not the country. Reservations are hard to get but you can also get on the waiting list. The students of the Maui Culinary Institute at Maui College do everything. The food, service and presentation are all first rate. We go whenever we're on Maui.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Outstanding lunch once again at Leis Family Class Act. The American menu was excellent and everyone in our group of eight enjoyed themselves. Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Consistently the best food in Maui. I highly recommend having a very special lunch here.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Grand Finale Dinner was an extravaganza "Holiday in Paris". Every detail from the ice sculpture, napkins, and Eiffel Tower ornaments on a Christmas tree were exquisite and opulent. Wine pairing with a 6 course French menu was balanced and genius. Special kudos to Mark Malone and Chef Tom Lelli for orchestrating such an ambitious dinner!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Been here many times. This was on the bottom of the scale. The food was not creative nor well executed. Four of us had filets. Two cooked perfectly and the other two were almost raw when the diners had ordered them medium well. Took another 20 minutes to get the steaks back. It turned out to be a two hour and 15 minute lunch, which was just too long. Dessert choice was unimaginative. Neither was good. Overall, a disappointing experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and find it extraordinary.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 30, 2016

This is a culinary school dining experience that is available on Wednesday and Friday during the school year at University of Hawaii, Maui. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Students do the entire work with seating customers, taking orders, serving and clearing. If one chooses to bring wine, it will be opened and served with lunch. Next time I will do that. They have changing menus French, Thai, Asian. We had the French menu but will look forward to trying other menus.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 30, 2016

It is the best restaurant on Maui. Always have a great time. Menu items are very creative. Food is attractively presented and delicious. Wait staff are attentive. Great overall experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Excellent food and service. All dishes were perfect. Only slight complaint was that the crepe was not hot.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Great restaurant with student cooks and servers learning the restaurant business. Outstanding food and service. Charming.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 16, 2016

This restaurant is such a gem - I am always so impressed by service and innovative cuisine!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2016

If you are visiting or live on Maui we strongly recommend having lunch here.
The menu is creative and the wait staff provides amazing service.
The only downside is they are only open on Wednesday and Friday's for lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Wonderful celebrating a BD there..Mark did an awesome job along with the students in making it a super special time...awesome food in every course.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Excellent food with outstanding service. Great dining experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 2, 2016

A most delightful experience ! We were served an Italian feast by very earnest students in a gorgeous dining room accompanied by wine we brought to accompany the lunch . The short rib atop cheese infused polenta, was a standout of beautifully braised meat and deliciously warm foccasia . Can't wait to return on our next trip to Maui !

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2016

I love Class act for many years but believe the food has been mediocre this past semester...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Food not as good as last year...cold potatoes, not a very tasty or interesting dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The restaurant was completely full except our table was ready and we were seated immediately with menus. in some confusion we waited 13 minutes for water and attention. Interestingly, the manager, Mark Malone, had noticed it. When we were leaving he took us aside and apologised profusely for the delay in serving us. Although the restaurant is always sold out, he said anytime we want to come again, simply call and he will do his best personally to accommodate us. His sincerity more than made up for our minor inconvenience. The food presentation at Class Act is beyond compare, even at the finest restaurants on Maui.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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