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Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.3
2192 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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. Please join us in our Beachside Grill as we complete renovations to our Dining Room. The Beachside Grill is seated on a walk-in basis. The Dining Room will reopen in Spring 2018.
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
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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
What 2192 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

We caught Leilani's a few days before they closed the upstairs dining room for six months to renovate. The place was packed, but our server was very prompt and courteous. Drinks and appetizer were delivered pronto, and when we asked for a second round of drinks with dinner they were delivered almost before we got the order out of our mouths. The food was exceptionally good - I had the port chop and my wife had fish. You cannot beat the combination of quality, service and price.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

A great place to go to watch the sunset. The wait staff seemed genuinely interested in our experience, unlike nearby restaurants. Tip: Ask the price of the specials before ordering. While my ahi was great, I wouldn't have paid the $38 if I had known the price in advance.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Tasty food and great service. It's in the mall, and I was seated outside, so it was a bit noisy, but a nice spot to watch the sunset.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, service and friendly staff. Great location by the sea

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful, as always! Sesame crusted Ahi is the best!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

I had a great meal at Leilani's. I dined on opah on a bed of local vegetables with a special sauce. Fish was cooked perfectly. Everything about the night at Leilani's was perfect. I was seated within 5 minutes of my reservation time on a busy night. I'm single, still got a great table overlooking the beach. The service was prompt and the waiter, Uli, (I think that's what he said) recited the special and told me about all the seafood specials in detail without notes! Uli came out to the table after about 15 minutes to say the entree was delayed, but it came out a minute later! This is a professional restaurant, I could see people cooperating, for example I saw a service person take some plates from another service person. To speed back to the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great as usual. Have been coming since 1990. Great atmosphere and especially convenient when staying at the Westin nextdoor

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Best Ahi Steak I've every had. Service was good, but almost a bit rushed.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Always a great meal and great service. Views are incredible.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Malgré le faite que nous parlons en peu anglais, le service était parfait. La serveuse à vraiment été serviable et compréhensible à notre égard.
Sinon pour le reste, qualité/prix irréprochable.
Nous avons super bien mangé.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was excellent and well priced. Server was knowledgable about wines.
.no complaints

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Brian our waiter was amazing!

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

This was a pleasant surprise....we had a fabulous table on a small outdoor patio. It felt quite private away from the crowded main dining room, had beautiful views of the ocean/sunset. The cocktail menu had the usual island drinks ( lava flow, mai tai, etc)... nothing looked particularly creative. We opted for a bottle of wine. My fish was over cooked and dry, so that was disappointing. ( however, that is exactly how my husband likes his fish, so he was happy). The hula pie for dessert was perfect -a huge portion, so definitely meant to be shared - perhaps by more than 2 people because we sure couldn't finish it! Overall, the food was average, the service was fine and the table was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Good food and good service and great view. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Kate provided great service

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Have been to Leilani's many times over the years and the food is consistently good. The service is always perfect, we never feel rushed and the waitstaff is attentive. Of course the ambiance is amazing, you cannot perfect nature! The food is always great in the downstairs bar - we love the pork nachos, but dinner upstairs was not exceptional, and the all four of us felt our fish was overdone. Not the end of the world! We will go back.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful evening, great service, beautiful view, delicious food. Definitely worth the trip!

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2017

It's been a number of years since we've been to Leilani's and not much has changed. Solid drinks and appis. Fresh fish was well prepared. The rail offered a great view. It's going to close for 6 months for a much needed remodel so will have to try again if we return next year. Our server was a sweetheart also and the whole staff was very pleasant. Fun time.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very Hawaiian. The Hula pie was one of the best deserts we've ever had!!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic service and fantastic food!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a reservation right at 5pm and were able to take advantage of their "early" menu which was three small courses and a great value. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and the food was good. I didn't order a drink but saw some awesome cocktails pass by. Only downside was that it was a hot, humid day and there is no true indoor seating/AC. So, not the best choice for a humid day or wait until after sunset.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Loved eating upstairs on the deck. Make sure to leave room for the Hula Pie

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was the just ok....the fish was as dry as a bone! Waiter was nice just seemed overwhelmed. Our table was stuck near the stairs and was in the line of hustle and bustle of waitstaff. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food & ambiance. New server could have done better. My friends who ate there for the first time enjoyed everything. We all finished our meals & had a great time.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

When in Maui we go there at least once if not more.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

We have been here many many times and we are always happy with the good and the service.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Tremendous dining experience here. The ambiance is perfect, the staff is awesome (thanks Desiree and Steve) and the food is delicious. My wife and I have enjoyed dinner here three times in the last year and its been great each time. Highly recommended!

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1.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Slow and inattentive service ruined our evening. Tourist trap. Interior dining rooms are dismal. Just awful, a complete waste of money.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

We really loved the ambiance of Leilani's. The food was incredible and our waiter was just the best. I wish I could remember his name, but he really made the visit so wonderful. I had the scallops and they were delicious. My husband had the seafood pasta and his was our favorite. Even my son's mac and cheese was great. We really enjoyed the homemade Hawaiian rolls at the start of the meal. We just loved it!

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Have been coming here for years, it's a staple in Kaanapali. Food is consistent, atmosphere is great, the only thing inconsistent is the pricing always on the rise. This trip we had Maia as our server, very knowledgeable and personable.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Great ocean view, especially at sunset. Food and service was good. Typical menu in Hawaii.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We were lucky enough to get a oceanfront table right at sunset. The view was amazing. The food and drinks were both very good. I would say our service was good but not great. It didn't take away from a nice dinner experience.

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Leilani's was exceptionally crowded. We had a reservation. It were seated at a table right by the stairs and it was hot and noisy. Bula was a good server. Food was good. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food value fir the money. Service always good
Sunset view amazing never disappoints! Come back every year to your spot!

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Surprisingly better than expected. Would go back. All very. Tasty and fresh

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2017

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a warm and friendly staff that catered to our dining needs. Our server was quite helpful in describing the various fresh fish options available that evening and easily recommended appropriate wines to compliment our meal. The view was outstanding and was only topped by the perfectly prepared fish. We will definitely return on our next visit and would highly recommend the restaurant to our friends and family!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

The Parmesan crusted Mahi was to die for. It was a perfect setting for a sunset dinner.

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Outstanding food and service. One of our very favorite spots in Maui. The Maui Onion Sirloin w/bacon smashed potatoes is out of this world! Don't get me started on the Hula Pie!!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Good Happy Hour in the bar-great drinks and food. Followed by dinner in the dining room with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Best service in our two week trip. Food was a bit pricey as is everything in Maui but excellent and creative. We would definitely go back--our new favorite restaurant in Maui.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

One of the best dinners we've had here by far!

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