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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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Delicious food and outstanding service! Leilani's is always a favorite!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This is Maui and the menu has every fresh fish prepared with sauces and marinades and getting just a plain piece of fresh fish broiled was not an easy thing to get. After checking with the chef they did agree to a simple prep but it wasn't great. The views and sunset were great but the food not worthy of the prices."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Could be more accommodating for people w allergies"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have eaten at Leilani's many, many times over the years. It is always good. Great food, great service. Everything is done right. We have recommended it to everyone we know and even strangers."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Four of us had different but wonderful meals. Salads were crisp greens with fresh dressings. The fish was moist with a crisp macadamia topping and steaks done to perfection. We all shared the hula pie ...don't miss it! Our server was amazing, the right balance between responsiveness and giving us space. This was one of our best meals in Maui."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "On our last night on Maui we chose to go to Leilani's. The ocean glistened with the sunset. We shared the special of the day, a really excellent seafood dish. But the starters were tempting as was the dessert. It was a relaxed and delightful evening. A great choice for us."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Appetizers were delicious. But there was a ridiculously long wait between our appetizers and main course. We ordered the filet and it was only luke warm when our waiter finally brought it out. Our waiter also forgot to bring the coconut shrimp we ordered to come with our main course. We didn't make a big deal about it because our appetizers had been delicious. But then the coconut shrimp were still charged to our bill, which he apologetically had removed. We felt like after our appetizers, our waiter had basically forgotten about us and left our main courses under the food lamp. But overall it was still a delicious dinner and the atmosphere was great. The hula pie is so amazing -- even if you think you're too full!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food underwhelming. Filet mignon was a thin slice of steak (around 3/4 inch), not at all the cut of meat I expected. Asparagus served with the meal was undercooked, unable to bite into it."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Ask for the rail to be by the water. Open table is nice option for this busy location."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Lovely view along the railing outside. Enjoyed dinner very much. Superb service by waiter and by the manager that evening to help refrigerate, then serve our small anniversary cake. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have dined at this restaurant a number of times. The food is usually good without being spectacular. This occasion was no different. The service was good and we were seated very quickly. The dining room is relatively quiet so we could hear each other talk which is always a plus! The location is special on the beach and if you happen to score a table on the balcony that is a real positive. Whilst we wouldn't travel miles to visit this restaurant it is located conveniently to a number of Kaanapali resorts and we would dine here again when in Kaanapali."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We dined here with a large group, 11persons. Anyhow, the service was great, food tasted good but the portions are small. Especially the appetizers!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "great place! ask for server Allan, amazing service with a view."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food is only ok. Definitely not worth the prices. Entrees are around $30 each. Service is good at the table but be prepared to wait even with a reservation. Beautiful views of the sunset if dining for dinner, but decor of restaurant does not match the prices you pay for the food. The restaurant feels more like a seaside mid priced restaurant."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Based on positive reviews, I made reservations at Leliani's for our 1st night in Maui. The waiter raved about their special, a pork shank, that was supposed to be so tender and fall off the bone, all you need was a fork. He also raved about their ahi tuna. I ordered the pork shank, my husband ordered the ahi tuna based on these recommendations. Pork shank-not tender at all, definitely needed a knife. My husband did not really enjoy his ahi tuna. The prime rib my son ordered was all grizzle and the kid's shrimp scampi only had 2 little shrimp.Not an enjoyable dinner. The only saving grace was that the manager removed 2 meals from our bill and gave us a free dessert without us having to ask. The dessert was the best part of the meal-hula pie!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Even with a storm rolling in, the view from our table was awesome. Overlooking the ocean, this is a great place to watch the sunset. The entire staff took great care of us. The food and cocktails were great, and we had to find room for a piece of Hula Pie."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Leilana's is one of our favorites restaurants on Maui. It is not cheap but not necessarily that over priced because the food, service and food are all excellent and the view is perfect sitting directly on the ocean."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We were upstairs and had a wonderful view of the sunset. One unexpected downside of this is that the sun was very strong in our faces but it was worth it and they adjusted our table to try to mitigate it. The food was fine and the service was friendly and attentive. Some people in reviews complain that the food in these nice Maui restaurants is overpriced for the quality of what you get but I think you just have to accept that the prices here are what they are. I would go back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Really, it is so-so. By standard of other states, this restaurant would be a bad one. But strict comparison with restaurants in Maui, this is slightly better. The food does taste pretty good. The service is attentive. Downsides would be it's fairly expensive and the portions are small. Also, drinks are very weak"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Once again we were delighted with our dining experience. The service was superb and the food was delicious. Everything was as we expected."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great restaurant! View is amazing; saw whales right off the beach here. Food was fabulous - had the ahi tuna which was spicy and the best meal I had the entire time in Hawaii."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We have dined at Leilani's many times over the years, but this was a terrible experience. Poor pateo table, forgettable service and nasty food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant at Whaler's Village. Beautiful views of Lanai and Kaanapali Beach. The food and service were fantastic fresh seafood and a filet to die for check this place out. Make a reservation thru Open table as the wait times can get long if you walk up to try and grab a table."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Have eaten here 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Found early bird dinner before 6:30 to be $19.95. What a deal. Food great and service getting even better"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great drinks, great appetizers, great food, great desserts and amazing service. I highly recommend this restaurant. I've been going there for 33 years and have never been disappointed. But be sure to make a reservation, I suggest requesting seating by the railing."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This review is for the upstairs dining room. Recommend the 1944 local rum cocktail. Delicious flavor and not as sweet as a typical Mai Tai. Fresh, delicious, locally caught fish with good variety of preparation. Make sure you go at sunset for fantastic view. Excellent service."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Leilani's is located in a pretty busy area near whaler's watch. It's a great place to eat, especially if you can get a seat outside for sunset...absolutely gorgeous! The food was excellent, with great size portions. The hula pie is a must! It was big enough for 4 people to split and delicious!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "As usual, great all around and consistent every time"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My Tuna was great (a bit spicy ) my wife wasnt crazy about her shrimp scampi. Also had crab cakes as an app which were good. A bit noisy, very popular place to eat. More of a casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great view but food could be less fancy and taste better. Dessert was good:)"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a great birthday celebration for a friend at a table for eight in a semi private area of the restaurant. Our server, Chris, fielded all the questions and special requests with a smile and quick action. Our meals ranged from the beef...perfectly cooked to that guest's specifications, several fish orders...mahi mahi and monchong in delicious sauces, and some specialty salads. For dessert we shared several famous Hula Pies...with a canddle in the one put in front of our. Birthday guest. In all, this restaurant did a great job to e sure all of us had a great time and indeed, a special occasion! Thanks, Leilani's...no Ka Oi!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was great , nice ocean view and great service"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I have been here many, many times. I love the bar below for music and snack specials. The restaurant is not outstanding though. High priced though not for Maui, and food that is better than average but not outstanding. Wine list is terribly overpriced like many places on Maui (Castaway Cafe is not overpriced and has a great selection as well as very good food for less$)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The staff was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The pan seared scallops appetizer was the best I've had in years. The meal was timed perfectly. Everyone loved the food we ordered. The scenic view was spectacular and the sunset was amazing. We've been join to this restaurant for 33 years and have never been disappointed. Reservations are a must, request a table at the railing."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food was great ! For the first time we were not seated upstairs but on a little patio that I didn't know even existed. What a great spot. No wind, great view and not all the hustle and bustle you would find upstairs. Try the Ahi !"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Love their food and great place to watch the sunset. Real food options on the kids menu. Miso glazed fish is my favorite."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We went to Leilani's for my boyfriends birthday and the food was outstanding, the service excellent, and the atmosphere very ambient. We had a lovely time and would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anybody!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate our 12 year old's birthday on the strong recommendation of several friends. Our waiter was very attentive and made his birthday special. The food was better than we expected, and every dish was tasty (ribs, pork shank with gnocchi the best- no knife needed, tuna steak). Hula pie lived up to its' expectations. Feels crowded because it is- definitely get a reservation."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our family of four had a wide and delicious variety of food. Crispy pork belly was the most delicious of all."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was great! We were seating right along the railing on the ocean side so the experience overall was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/20/2014