Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leilanis.com/
  • Phone: 8086614495x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • 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 8086614495x
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (139)great for outdoor dining (109)romantic (65)special occasion (62)fit for foodies (40)kid-friendly (35)hot spot (31)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (9)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • Great food with a view
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ahi tuna signature dish was great. Beat salad little too much vinegar and not enough beets. Our server Lisa was wonderful, especially helpful with our grandson. Even helped take stroller down stairs .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Scott
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another great meal at Leilani's. Our second time there and both times were great! We will return our next time in Kāʻanapali.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must in Kaanapali
    SeeJay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For a delicious, scenic, memorable dinner experience....upstairs dining at Leilani's! We go back every time we're in the Lahaina area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place delivers.
    Bunk009VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was on Maui for one evening not too long ago and since I'm a HUGE fan of TS Restaurants, decided to give this place a go and as usual, I wasn't disappointed. Service is always good and you can tell they train their waitstaff well. Walking to the bathroom I must've had at least 5 people say hello to me; I felt important. The paella was as good or better than the paellas I've had at Portuguese Restaurants in NYC and the S'mores dessert should be illegal. I'm still thinking about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    John
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always a great dinner at Leilani's. Great appetizers, great entrees, and of course, the Hula Pie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 stars
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Short version: Very good food, limited fare, scenic views. Longer version: We come to Leilani's on occasion for simple island fare and this time it was similar to past experiences. Nothing fancy - just very good food and service. Limited wine list. They usually have one fish special, which my companion ordered. Very good Opah (a local fish). Yes, we would go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and view, amazing.
    trabeler27
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had the miso fish and it was awesome. The service was rather slow, particularly on refreshing drinks. The view is amazing and the hula pie is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner in Maui
    Hare1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner at sunset time. We were assigned a table with perfect view on beach and on the sun setting. Seafood was great and dessert simply awesome,but the rice in the paella far too cooked. Very good service. Recommended for fish and their special cake (to be tried! Be warned: It serves three people).
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5th time
    lono
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Celebrating anniversary 35..excellent food and view.always come back. Aloha
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Standards
    windiveski
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Reservations for 3 at 6:30pm with request for sunset balcony table was given on time. We had a couple of exotic drinks (the Hawaiian Cosmo was less than expected). The Chef special Onaga, Parm. crusted Moonfish and the Ahi Steak were all fabulously prepared with a great paring of vegetables and rice. The food was well presented and delicious. The Hula Pie is a great way to finish dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Maui dinner
    Funinthesun
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly, Disappointed
    Cougie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I have been going to Leilani's for 30 years and it has always been one of our favorite restaurants. It has changed a lot and I accept that, but it has been going downhill and alas, our last visit this week will be the last time we go there. Let me start with one positive. I asked for an upstairs table with a view because it was our anniversary and the gave us a beautiful table right at the edge of the restaurant looking out at the water - very nice. It was all downhill from there. Our server seemed clueless. The food was just barely ok, & our dinners were almost thrown at us half way through our salad. There are so many great restaurants on Maui, I just won't go here any more. We plan to try Hula's Friday- we'll see.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Overall
    Littlebit
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There mahimahi was wonderful.
    Steaklover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great outdoor beach front atmosphere. The food was great. My husband didn't care for the black rice, it had no flavor whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than expected
    koret
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the beach
    1Ray
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fantastic food, one of the most beautiful spots on the beach. Service second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peggy McLean
    MissLuLu215
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rich
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very enjoyable meal with friendly service and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food - great. Sunset - incredible
    WesnTex
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Hot, food unremarkable, & chaotic is putting mildly. Then the ladies room was out of order.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Tracylei28
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    HawaiiFoodsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good food. Small portions. No AC, so very hot. Busy restaurant so we felt Rushed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food very average; of seven restaurants visited on this stay in Maui, this was our least favorite.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice location
    GLJYYC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here. The ahi sashimi was particularly good. The service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunset dinner
    SAFrankVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with allergies
    4Peas
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    FTR1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great service and food. Waiter was particularly good. Sunset views are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view but dry fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • egg243
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JerryVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always a pleasant reminder as to why we come to Maui - great food, great view, reasonable price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & great view on Kaanapali
    DGCK
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!!
    Steffie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Worth a try
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was the only place we tried in busy Kaanapali. Reasonably priced compared to many places in Lahaina and Kapalua. Very friendly service. Hula pie was pretty tasty!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great experience.
    CompassionateCullinarianVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fair
    DCPC
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, service, and ambience
    KPSmith
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Compelling Sunset View
    3ItAll
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonder wonder find
    Mustgo2
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Spectacular food, great service , and beautiful ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.