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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
    Neighborhood:
    Lahaina
  • 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
  • "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
  • "Love the view, craft local beer was awesome. Fish was amazing. Had the crab cakes as an appetizer, so so so good. Had the Parmesan Crusted monkfish and my husband had the crab legs. Both were delicious, cooked well, sides were wonderful, service was great. Really enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Tourist trap- but a nice tourist trap. Food good, service fair to good and the area in an open air mall will surely please!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Even though we confused our reservation time and ended up arriving an hour late they were very understanding an though the restaurant had an hour wait they seated us in 5 minutes! And we had a table on the deck with an amazing view! Our server was great and the food was wonderful. Great evening!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Me and my girlfriend arrived Sunday from a long flight and we are staying at the sheraton maui so we decided to grab a bite to eat closer to the resort. And this place didn't disappoint only a few steps from our hotel and you can see the beautiful ocean on the walk over. We were seated right away with are reservation. Everyone at the restaurant was so nice and helpful. We were seated at the top of the balcony and had a great night view of the ocean. If your in maui try the Hawaii steak it excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As usual we had a wonderfully prepared dinner, this time of onaga and seafood paella....and also as usual, excellent service by Mike B. We have been coming to this restaurant for over 15 years and to its credit, almost every visit has been perfect."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "One of the best meals we had in Maui, and far less expensive than many other places. Beautiful view of the ocean, incredible service, nice wine list with a range of prices. Highly recommend any of the fresh fish items on the menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My parents loved Leilani's as a setting for one of the many ways that we celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Our server was fantastic with the ages ranging from 11 to 79! And, everyone at the table really like the food and drinks! The setting was beautiful, as the sun set on our dinner. We'd recommend Leilani's as a place for a celebration, a nice dinner out, or for relaxing with a great drink."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This place is just not worth it with so many other places relatively close by. It's fine for lunch, but I'd skip it for dinner. For just slightly more money, Japengo is right down the beach walk. Food is sub par, and if you aren't lucky enough to sit on the deck, I'd imagine it would be pretty hot and stuffy while you ate."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A bit too warm seated with the sun shining on us during dinner but the food was great! Fast service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I like sunset. very nice ocean view and wonderful sunset."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Popular beach dining site worthy of positive reviews. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have dined at Leilani's ever since our first visit to Maui back in the 90s. Whenever we vacation in Maui Leila ni's on the beach is one of our dining stops. Food was great--we had a snapper-like fish called Ogana if I'm spelling it correctly. The fish was moist and lightly flavored topped on a bed of Yukon mashed potatoes mixed with applewood bacon. A side of green beans and their delicious sourdough bread rounded out our entree. We didn't have a starter this time to save room for a Hula Pie! Prices are a bit high, but so is everything on Maui. You will get a great mean and service, and if you a re there for sunset the views are outstanding. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a perfect dinner at Leilani's. Great food, service and sunset. Fish special was creative and great flavors. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our group of 6 was seated in a place downstairs in the back of the restaurant right next to their ice maker. Didn't even know this part of the restaurant existed! We have been going here for years and always had an enjoyable experience. This might be our last experience with them."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A restaurant is only as good as their weakest link. We come to Maui once a year and always make Leilani's on the Beach a must do each year. After this year we have to re-think that. We had made reservations months in advance, and was seated at our 6:30pm time promptly. Then we sat there for 7 minutes before anyone came to our table. (yes I always glance at my watch when seated). Not a glass of water, not someone will be with you, nothing. We finally ordered our meal, and drink only water with it. Too many times our water glass sat empty waiting to be filled. Part of the problem is Leilani's uses small glasses that after 3-4 sips the glass is empty. For a $100 dinner for two, we could eat most anywhere, and expect better service. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Ok, it is "touristy" but the food is quite good and the location and view are superb!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The service was good, staff pleasant. However, the drinks took a really long time to get to the table and we had to ask the waitress to check on the drinks on multiple occasions."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great food and service, as usual, for our annual dinner at Leilanis. Our server was very attentive and even accomodated our kids who are picky eaters. My only complaint is we didn't get a corner oceanfront table. We have always had the same tables each year and this was the first in which our request was not granted. Considering I made the reservation about two months in advance, I would expect this to be a reasonable request. But not so this year. A disappointment, but otherwise a nice dinner experience."
    Dined on 5/21/2014