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Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
  • Address:
    2435 Kaanapali Pkwy. Bldg J
    Bldg. J
    Lahaina, HI 96761
  • Cuisine:
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine
    Price: $31 to $50

Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leilanis.com
  • Phone: (808) 661-4495
  • Hours of Operation: Beachside Grill: Monday-Sunday: 10:30am - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Luckey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A spectacular setting, perfect for your celebration-

    Experience the spirit of Aloha from the crashing waves, the finest steaks and Hawaii's best seafood along with the genuine friendly service that is a signature of Leilani's.

    Consider our dramatic oceanfront restaurant for your next special event. The Dining Room offers sweeping views of the Pacific and can seat up to 90 people.

    Exclusive use of the entire restaurant or sections of the restaurant may also be possible with some limitations.
  • Private Party Contact: Kako Egi (808) 661-4495
  • Entertainment: Come in to our 2010 Award Winning "Best Bar on Maui" and join us for $4 Happy Hour every day from 3:00-5:00pm. Sit back and enjoy $4 mai tais, margaritas, and draft beers and grab a bite to eat from our Specialty Slider menu, available only during Happy Hour Wednesday - Monday. Stop by on Tuesday for our Taco Tuesday Happy Hour, featuring our famous Fish Taco's!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 30
  • Public Transit: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A three story parking structure is adjacent to the Whalers Village. Validation available for 3 hours with purchase.
A word from Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
Located right on famous Ka’anapali Beach, Leilani’s offers the perfect vantage point for viewing amazing sunsets framed by the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The open air dining room offers sweeping ocean views and features a menu of fresh Island fish, seafood, prime rib, steaks,and barbecue ribs. The outdoor Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for both residents and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails and enjoying live entertainment. Menu offerings include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, Hawaiian local plates, fish & chips and for dessert Kimo’s Original Hula Pie. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The service, view and ambiance were spectacular. The food overall was good, a bit small on the portions except for the hula pie. Ver nice, memorable family Maui dinner."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great restaurant located in Whaler's Village which was just a short walk from the Marriott Maui Ocean Club. Excellent service, great food and a fabulous view of the sunset."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great outdoor beach front atmosphere. The food was great. My husband didn't care for the black rice, it had no flavor whatsoever."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "ordered opah hawaiian fish. When first delivered it was dry and badly overcooked. The waiter asked how it was soi told him. He took it back to the kitchen to make another --this time by the head chef. By now everyone else had finished their plates. Then the opah arrived again... But now it was raw inside. they get an "a" for effort but a fail on the meal. Unacceptable for that expensive of a restaurant."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Fantastic food, one of the most beautiful spots on the beach. Service second to none."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived you could feel the wonderful vibe of the place. The staff pleasant and courteous, the atmosphere vibrant. Our server Steve could not be more helpful, knowledgeable but most of all friendly. I would recommend this fine establishment to anyone co OMG to Maui."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Very enjoyable meal with friendly service and great food."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We sat down around 5:30 and caught the sunset with dessert. Entries were 20-40 dollar range and would have been the same price on the main land. The wine list was good and seemed a to be maybe 10% lower than Dallas I almost ordered a second Caprese and the ice cream s'more seemed to disappear while I was looking at the sun."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Hot, food unremarkable, & chaotic is putting mildly. Then the ladies room was out of order."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our experience at Leilani's has always been wonderful! This time was no different. Reservation was set for 7:30 pm... We got there early , but was given a pager, which went off promptly at 7:30. We got taken to a beautiful table on the lanai, which was perfect timing for a beautiful sunset. Hostess and Waitress were both super nice! Food was to die for....the most mouth watering prime rib, ever! And to top it all off, the MUD PIE...delicious! Great night!! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food. Small portions. No AC, so very hot. Busy restaurant so we felt Rushed."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food very average; of seven restaurants visited on this stay in Maui, this was our least favorite."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Beautiful spot in the busy Whalers Village . Booked a 7 pm supper and caught the sun going down. Table booked for 7 and we were in at a few minutes after 7 pm. Ordered Steaks with Lobster for 2 people and Chicken for the third meal. Only downside was the Lobster size . Food good otherwise, view amazing and solid service."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal here. The ahi sashimi was particularly good. The service was top notch."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Another great place to have dinner when in Maui. This was our second trip to the island and we missed this place on our previous visit. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our server, Sean, was very knowledgable about the menu, gave us time to look things over and we were never rushed out. We had a great table on the railing overlooking the sunset, great dinner, restaurant and evening. On our list for the next trip to Maui. Lastly, for the ambiance and quality of the food, very reasonable priced!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Dining with a 10 year old with allergies to nuts is always a challenge. When we informed our waitress to my son's allergies, Carson, the manager, came to our table to reassure us that his staff have made precautions to preparing my son's dinner. It made our dinner experience less stressful."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great service and food. Waiter was particularly good. Sunset views are spectacular."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The view was nice and the service not so good. The fish was dry and tasted like fish sticks. When we got our bill we told the waiter it was not good and he said, wish I knew that but he never came back to ask how our food was so not sure he cared until it was tip time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "restaurant was ok, took three turns to finally get a table overlooking the beach so we could see the sunset. Dining options were good as well, décor and atmosphere the same. The kids menu though was the best we had since being in Maui. ribs for the baby, tasty pasta for our middle child and white fish with veggies for our oldest. Probably the best meal they had on our trip."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always a pleasant reminder as to why we come to Maui - great food, great view, reasonable price"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was a return visit to Leilani's for us - we loved it last year, and loved it again this year. The kids menu is not just the typical "junk" food but had grilled chicken or fish and veggies!! Yay! Adults, order something that comes with the black rice as a side - it's fantastic. The fish is fresh and nicely prepared. We'll be back again the next time we're on Maui. We highly recommend Leilani's!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is a wonderful place for dinner. We asked for an oceanfront table and it was FABULOUS. We waited like 3 minutes after our actual reservation time for a table with an amazing view. The service and food are excellent!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A couple people at the hotel recommended this place to us. Our waiter was amazing, because he would explain the food thoroughly, and gave great food recommendations. Like everything in Hawaii, it was not cheap. We went for dinner, and the view of the beach was outstanding. That was the last place we had dinner in Maui before our flight home."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "You're paying to sit there, not for the food or the service. The view is amazing. But the menu is not at all creative, the food itself is just OK, and the service is pretty poor. If you plan to go with little ones, consider that the restsurant is not particularly family friendly (it's quite loud and the service isn't condusive to little ones' needs). Lastly, we were lured in with the promise of a free dessert. When our daughter was too sleepy, our waiter said that he'd give us a coupon to come back and redeem our dessert. When we went back the next night, they didn't honor their promise. The manager just blew us off and dropped the check on our table and walked away."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our salads and appetizers were very good. Our main courses were fair. Service was fair with long waits between appetizer, salad and main course. I understand the restaurant was busy, but we were seated in a far away, obscure area and felt like we were forgotten. On top of that we made a 7:45 reservation through Open Table and weren't seated until 8:15."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I ate the Thai coconut fish and my husband ate the teriyaki steak with pickled pineapple. Both were delicious! Our server was very attentive and friendly. So far, the best dinner of our trip. I def recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Booked a 6:15 reservation and watched a beautiful sunset at 7:15 albeit from a back table :-(. Service was attentive and responsive to the special food accommodations; the manager confirmed the dietary requirements. Aside from the 20 or so little spiders running across the table, things were okay. Ordered their special coconut crusted mahi mahi and the prime rib. Mahi mahi was overcooked and the crust was not crispy. The prime rib was tough and was not a good cut (I.e., not even choice). I had far better mahi mahi in Kihei at Cafe o'Lei, which I highly recommend. Summary: gorgeous Kaanapali Beach sunset view with sub par food. Might be better off just going for drinks and small plates."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Spectacular food, great service , and beautiful ambiance"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Sat outside and had an amazing dinner, service was great and the food was outstanding. Our five year old says its his favorite place now."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was great. They had the best seafood he ate during our visit to Maui and Oahu. Really enjoyed the parmeson encrusted Mahi Mahi."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have been dining at Leilani's since it opened 25 years ago. It has always been a fantastic experience and this year was no exception. My servers were amazing and so knowledgeable about the food, its preparation, and wine/beer pairings. They were very flexible about the sides on the plate. My Mahi-Mahi was the best I have ever had anywhere on the island. In fact, it was daring for me to even order it and I definitely would do it again -- at Leilani's"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Service was fast and friendly and food was very enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is hands down the very best dining available in Whalers Village, and quite possibly all of Kaanapali beach front restaurants. The ahi tower was perhaps the most delicious thing we ate during our week long stay. The restaurant accommodated our request for a view table with our patience to understand that we may have to wait past our reservation time in order to get it. Was worth the wait. Service was fast and efficient--maybe too fast--bread plates picked up while we were still enjoying our bread and coffee was weak. Skip dessert here and get some Haagen Dazs at the abc store to eat on the beach. We would definitely go back--entrees were all delicious and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Good but not great food. Reasonable but not great prices. It's all about the unbelievable view. It was enjoyable, we would return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Celebrated my Father's 75th surprise birthday dinner - consisting of 21 people. Had a very memorable time with the entire family of three generations who all flew in from the mainland. Had an awesome time with extraordinary service, delicious foods and tasty cocktails. Thank you for accommodating us all. Kudos!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "In an area which abounds with excellent cuisine, inviting ambiance and superb service, none match this wonderful restaurant. My visit was a pleasure not previously enjoyed anywhere. I'll be back. My friends who live nearby will as well and frequently."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We ate in the dining room and requested a table by the balcony. It was fabulous. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. The kids choices was varied and flexible. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went here for our 10th anniversary and had noted that on the reservation. When we arrived they tried to seat us in a less than romantic location. We went back and the hostess said it would be a 25 min wait to be seated by the balcony. We waited and I'm glad we did. The view was great. For appetizers we ordered the braised pork belly and the crab cakes. They were both very good but not worth the price for the portion you get. The pork belly was $13 and was only two 1 and a half inch cubes amounting to 4 bites total. There were 2 crab cakes for $14. For dinner we ordered the ribs which were excellent and a good portion. We both ordered the apple crisp for dessert and it was good but nothing new. Our bill was $95 without drinks and tip."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Are you just off the plane or been here for awhile? It doesn't matter to us, but this time we were right off the plane and it was great to 1. know that we have a reservation, and we will be seated on time regardless of how long walk-ups have to wait; 2. order an appetizer and entree to split (we are two women) and it will be just the right amount of food and delicious, delicious, delicious, and 3. be surrounded by other couples or families enjoying the scene, view, food, service and fun life on Maui brings."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We decided to come here to dine on our last night in Maui. Very good fish preparations especially the tuna."
    Dined on 6/21/2014