Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.5
2431 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
What 2431 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice location.

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BA
San Francisco
184 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time back at Leilani’s since their remodel kept them closed much of last year. They have done a great job of opening up their space so that every table can get an ocean view. Sunset is sheer bliss and they have upgraded everything from the floors to tables. The menu is a little smaller but still quite broad. Water and bread service were prompt and our waiter was friendly and helpful. Roasted beet salad was perfectly sized to split and beautifully presented. Mahi-mahi herb crusted sauce and seared ahi with sesame were excellent. We did not have dessert. Coffee was good though still no espresso drinks. Wine list long enough at about triple retail but that wine gets shipped a long way. Overall value better than many other view restaurants in Lahaina and you cannot match the people watching along the boardwalk at Whalers Village below. Will definitely return.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was not very flavorful

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JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed Leilani's on our first night this trip. Prices and food comparable to other restaurants in the same area. We plan to visit again on our next trip.

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to the newly remodelled Leilani’s and it was a great evening. The dining room has a lovely airy feel. The staff are courteous, friendly and attentive and the food is really exceptional. It is Island inspired. Great fish dishes, which I recommend. The mai-tais are super and the desserts, particularly the hula pie is iconic. I’ve got to say that I’ll be back.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way...the staff were all so friendly and food was delicious!

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AK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is like a well-oiled machine. Highly efficient! Very little waiting time on any front. the food is great as well.

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MR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BDall good

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on a girls trip to Maui not knowing what to expect. The service was spot on and the food was exceptional. We overlooked the beach and finished in time to snap sunset photos. I would definitely reccomend this special place!

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Booked a 7:45pm reservation, but wasn’t seated until 8:20. It would be one thing if we walked in, but waiting for 35 minutes to be seated after we arrived for our reservation was not ideal. Food and service once seated was fine, but not necessarily worth waiting around for.

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GR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They did not honor reservation time and were disorganized in sitting people. Had to ask several times to be seated as I had a reservation. Will not be going back.

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GS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and view were great. Seafood was some of the best we have had in Maui. Our server was excellent and attentive.

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EM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and the service and view were fabulous

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K
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I come here every year on our trips to Maui. This year we were surprised to see what a lovely job they did with the remodel, until we sat down. The new dining room chairs are painfully uncomfortable. Neither of us could find a comfortable position to sit in. It looks like there are 4 tables where the table backs up to a banquet. We might try that. Otherwise we will look for a place we can enjoy our dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Steve was our server and he was amazing. So helpful and always checked in on us.

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KT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for 5:15 and they offered a special menu between 4:45 & 5:30 pm where you choose an appetizer, main dish & dessert for $27. We ordered and everything was delicious!

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AK
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food came out quickly, and was fresh and delicious. Beautiful view. I will be going back.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and the best fish I’ve had all week on the island.

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Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok not spectacular probably better places to eat in Maui

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Happy Hour first which was great and then were seated upstairs for the meal. The view was amazing and the service was excellent.

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EB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

38th Wedding Anniversary On Maui

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation but we weren’t seated for 20 minutes past the time of our reservation. Our food took forever to come and even though we told our server several times we only wanted water he continued to ask if we wanted drinks almost as if he just wanted us to order more so the bill was higher.

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M
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We’ve been here before renovation and enjoyed it. This last visit was a little of a disappointment. Food was ok, service was slow, and for the price, there are many other choices available.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely sunset view

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I've eaten at Leilani's form many years. This year, the food quality was lacking, the server placed the wrong order and by the time the order was corrected, my companion's food was cold. My meal was also cold when it finally arrived. Interestingly, my experience has been that when the restaurant makes a mistake, the manager comps a dessert or a drink. No "make ups" were offered here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fish tacos were to die for

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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KL
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Recently reopened after a full face lift. Great for sunset dinning!

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LL
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Leilani's, we visit every year. Great food, wine and service at moderate prices. Great location. Highly recommend

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San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great service and good location near whalers village

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had salads and prime rib. Prime rib was excellent, salad was good.

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CW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful place. Food, view and service were exceptional. Price was moderate. Definitely try the Parmesan crusted fish.

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CP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish and seafood hot pot prep were amazing. It’s a great setting with ocean views and the staff service is excellent. We look forward to being regulars.

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The service, the food &’the drinks! No one in our party had a thing to complain about! Definitely recommend and we will go back! Thanks Opentable for the recommendation! 😊☺️👍🏼🤙🏼💙

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Food has dramatically gone down hill. Quality was very poor, under developed flavors and minimal menu options. Service was horrible-server had only two tables! Been a TS restaurant fan for 10+ years, not anymore!!

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great view, great food, great service. Nice end to our vacation.

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GW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it in both the dining room & the downstairs grill. The steaks & prime rib upstairs were fantastic & the burgers & sloppy Joe were very yummy too. We will be spending many more lunches & dinners there in the future. Thank you! Nathan was our server upstairs & he is fabulous! We told him we’ll see in next July 2019.

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EE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was surprisingly great as was our waiter. The prices were fair and the portions were generous. We truly enjoyed our meals!

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat on Maui. Great views, very nice tasty food and service, and a detailed book of allergies to make the menu work for anyone. We had an awesome sunset.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here on our last night in Maui to celebrate my 40th birthday. Loved this place! Food was delicious, service was impeccable & so friendly. We requested a table upstairs with a view of the ocean. They sat us right there! If you are visiting Maui, Leilani’s is definitely worth going to for a great meal!

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