Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.5
2321 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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 outdoor Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for both visitors and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails, craft beers and enjoying live entertainment. Menu offerings include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, Hawaiian local plates, fish & chips and for dessert Kimo’s Original Hula Pie.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation
Beachside Grill: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm
Dining Room: Monday-Sunday 4:45pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 661-4495
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Luckey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 30
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Parking details
A three story parking structure is adjacent to the Whalers Village. Validation available for 3 hours with purchase.
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Public transit
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
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Entertainment
Come to our Award Winning "Best Bar on Maui" and enjoy Live Music Wednesday through Sunday from 3-5pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
2,321 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
67%
Very Good
23%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!! Overall, we really enjoyed our dinner!!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service
20 minutes to get drinks had to asked twice
Asked for a different dressing waitress forgot
Dinner came out separately so had to wait until everyone got their food
Been coming here for years and never had a melted hula pie. The service was so bad they forgot to bring it too !

Will not be back.

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J
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

It took 2 hrs to receive our dinner and poor service!!

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SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we had many great meals over the past 8 days, our meal aLeilanis was the absolute best! From the lime in the coconut drink,the awesome Cajun fish tacos to the Hula pie! We will definitely make a reservation our next trip to Maui. Excellent in every way!

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GH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice people but forgot my drink.Good location

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, dessert and service were all fantastic. It’s been 27 years since we’d eaten here and it didn’t disappoint. Especially the Hula Pie.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wedding Anniversary

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M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all aspects.
The only negative would be the quality of the bar drinks.
The restaurant, food and service were exceptional. Good job!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner at Leilani’s! The area is definitely touristy but you can’t beat the view of the ocean at sunset and the food was really delicious. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Our waiter was Derek. He was excellent and very funny. Great evening. We've been to Leilani's before and will definitely return !

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and prices are fair. It's a noisier place than some which is fine, but if you want quiet? They have a killer hula pie!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service! Delicious drinks!

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JV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, food and location. Server tiffany is awesome!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Very small portions, mediocre food, very pricy. Tourist trap if there ever was one. The $27 baby back ribs came with 5 total ribs and a side of craft Mac and cheese. I know this is the deal with resort food, but wow was it a bad experience. Not to mention the waiter seemed annoyed that we didn’t order more food, as if the $60 we spent on cafeteria food wasn’t enough for him. Sometimes when you are on vacation, going to these places is inevitable, especially with kids. Better off going into Lahaina and paying similar prices for much better food.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Can't beat the view at sunset!

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BR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner with family, food was great and reasonable. The reservation was easy to make and we did not have to wait. The restaurant has great bands and of course the ribs were amazing! A must do in Maui!

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and fish dinners. Wedge salad was very good. Mai Tai’s were excellent. The views are outstanding and the service was excellent.

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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seared ahi was phenomenal it was seared perfectly still cool in middle..

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal, food was very good. It was busy service was good (not great). Waitress was busy her support was weak. We all had different entries. We all enjoyed them. I would recommend this place we got a nice table 4 6 for sunrise.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere...had to wait a little longer than reservation time, but not bad. So close to everything on the beach and bartenders downstairs are a hoot!

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Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Busy and meh food..

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PN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine when in Kaanapali. Everything is pricey in Maui so good value for the money. My daughter loves the prime rib. I had the onion steak and it was terrific with the sauce. Would definitely return.

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. The food was ok. My Son’s chicken and our fish was dry.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view! Delicious food, drinks and dessert.

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BS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I personally loved this place. We went to celebrate my Birthday and my mother's retirement and it was the best meal we had in Hawaii.

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was great. The view was great. The renovation was very nice. The issue was our server. He was very inattentive. That part was disappointing.

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Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Employees seem all new. Waiter had to go back for drinks he forgot to order, and messed up on appetizer order.
Food was decent but not as good as previous trips.
No special dessert for Birthday, and no Kamaaina discounts as before restaurant was remodeled.
New remodeling has less table all with Ocean view.
Has put in a lift but no elevator and hostess didn't know how to operate it so mu gust with crutches had to climb stairs.
Overall I have eaten here for 34 years and probably won't go again. Dukes restaurant in Kahana is better.

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NH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time.View was absolutely gorgeous. We will be definitely back.

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RZ
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view of sunset over the ocean. Wonderful food with a good variety to choose from. Great friendly service. A must to experience.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly cooked and very flavorful fish - multiple occasions, different entrees. Great fish tacos!!

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great addition to our Maui vacation.... open air vibe with a touch of class nestled nicely between the beach and The Mall. Park in the Mall and the restaurant will validate your parking for up to 4 hours.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. New dining area was beautiful!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we’re in Maui, we always make it a must do to have dinner here.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. We had a slight wait even though we had a reservation. The food was very good and the presentation was lovely. Restaurant is in a very energetic location.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The drinks were very tasty and strong and the food was delicious. We had a reservation and were seated promptly with a sunset view.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the Parmesan crusted ono was delicious!

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Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and gorgeous views. We will go back.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, excellent wine choices....the fresh fish (tuna) was excellent.

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First came here 30 years ago. Food is and atmosphere is sill great. Friendly staff and great food/drinks.

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