Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

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2824 reviews
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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.
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San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious, service outstanding and the setting cannot be beat.

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DV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Service a little slow but overall great as always!

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CR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter, Spencer, was very attentive! We celebrated our 25th anniversary. He gifted us with a very large Hula cake for dessert!

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

Derek was great

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BJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 5 people and were seated at a table suitable for 4 in the back by the kitchen. My wife's ravioli was served without the prawns. How does that happen when you order ravioli and prawns off the menu? Our waiter was the only good part of the night. His service was excellent and when we alerted him that my wife's order was missing the prawns he brought some to her faster than I thought possible. Again our waiter was great and saved us from having a bad experience.

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

Scenery and ambiance was wonderful. I had a lovely meal (ahi) but one of our dining companions was vegan and there was only one thing on the menu (veggies and rice) that she could eat. After we left the restaurant, we had to go get her something else to eat because she was still hungry. All of the other diners in our group really enjoyed their meals, drinks, and sunset views.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Server seemed annoyed that he was even working; generally inattentive. Food came out bland and undercooked. Children's chicken was mostly gristle/fat. Children's mac and cheese was like a soup. Overall, food was just awful. But mostly, the server's disinterest really dampened the night.

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BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

49th wedding anniversary. Frank took very good care of us.

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M
Montana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our best dinner while in Maui. Great staff, chef’s dinner is great and it is not too noisy.
Dinner was so good- we went a second time.

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

Food and service was wonderful. The fish tacos were delish!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, great service

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KS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Leilani’s in Whalers Village is newly redone in the past ten months. If it is high tour season, make a reservation on open table. We did this two days before and got a good seat.
This is a very popular place to watch the sunset. If you want to be next to the windows- they start filling up at 4:30-5:00 pm. (We did not want to sit there as it also is very warm.
The food is great! Servers are very friendly and give great suggestions/recommendations. I have food allergies and they easily accommodated and the result was yummy!
I highly recommend Leilani’s.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been coming to this restaurant for about 20 years. Since the remodel it doesn’t have the same charm. My wife’s lobster was almost inedible and our waitress did not offer to take it out of shell. My mahi was ok but a very small portion. Prices raised since reopening. This used to be our go to spot for dinner two to three times per stay on Maui. Not anymore. Better places to get expensive food.

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LO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding - the view/ambiance is amazing - the food is delicious... Best meal we had in Maui!!!

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TT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful spot on Kaanapali Beach. Food was absolutely amazing! 5:30 reservation and watched the sunset as we were finishing our meal. Loved everything about Leilani’s

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RG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the service and the food were amazing! Would go back every time in Maui!

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DL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New remodel makes Leilani’s fresh and spacious with more great views of the islands and ocean as you enjoy their fine cuisine and each other! Try the Tristan lobster for a natural sweet taste treat!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

been there twice in past years...always had a wonderful memory
this time; had reservation, had to wait 20 extra minutes
waitress seemed uninterested, tho business-like
cocktail had NO alcohol it seemed TOO expensive
sent steak back, too underdone, also had large clump of fat/gristle
vegies were TOO al dente
crab cakes were not seasoned, bread rolls same as could be bought at COSTCO (would have appreciated home made dinner rolls for such a lovely restaurant)
overall, poor experience, tho sunset was pretty...but an expensive one
I would not direct people to go there, as it is a tourist trap with a super large price tag, and no special cuisine more than at OUTBACK

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best restaurants on Maui —we have dinner there several times during our visits.

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j
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal with a T&S Restaurants! 😎

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Chef's tasting menu for $27. Smaller serving, but included pupus, choice of 4 entrees and dessert. The view and service was excellent. Would definitely go again.

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B
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious options for the tasting menu which was an incredible value for $27, with an amazing sunset view due to the dining room being on an upper level. The cold seafood appetizer platter was a must for seafood lovers, with some lobster, crab, mussels, poke and 3 oysters.

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T
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried two fish main courses, both were excellent. The service was also very good and very professional. One of our favorite restaurants in the Kaanapali/Lahaina area.

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AY
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great place to enjoy the ocean, great food and if you time it right a beautiful sunset.
Highly recommend Leilani's........don't forget to me reservations, it is a popular place.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Mac& chs meatball had wonderful flavors but it was a bit strange that the ricotta was cold. It would have been superb had the ricotta been warm like the meatball.
We were seated quickly, food came out in a timely manner, shrimp&ricotta tavioli fish was a big hit at our table!

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KW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Food was tremendous. Atmosphere was wonderful. We will be back next time we are in Maui.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic time as usual.

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KS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrating big anniversary with family.....our table was the best in the house! Magnificent ocean view. Our server, John, was very attentive and helpful but timing of service was initially rushed. Appetizer served while salads were on the way. Salads arrived before cocktails were finished and no opportunity to order wine yet. Once we advised John that we did not want to be rushed, the service slowed down and we enjoyed a lovely dining experience. Our grandchildren loved their kikei meals, main courses were excellent. Mahi mahi with parmesan crust excellent, miso salmon really good, ahi tuna divine! Overall a memorable meal.

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Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Leilani’s s many times and the service and food have been consistently good. Never disappointed here

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful meal and dessert was to die for

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as always, was wonderful. Everyone in the group decided to try the tasting menu. You get a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $27. It was a great deal! We had a wonderful seat overlooking the sunset. Our waitress was very attentive and fast. We will definitely be returning

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DS
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our craving for fish was satisfied. I always order the mahimahi. Kevin our server was outstanding.
The new renovations are perfect and have opened up the dining area but it still has the hawaiian feel.

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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food and great service at a reasonable price. Highly recommend reservations! The staff was extremely attentive to a food allergy I have which was nice and reassuring.

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had to come back here for our final night in Maui. Once again, a great meal, with a front row seat to watch the sunset. Good service and an overall great experience.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view over the ocean was beautiful- we hit it right at sunset.

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DK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent we had the Maui Onion Sirloin. It was done to perfection and very tender and tasty. The view at sunset was awesome. However, we had made a request on our reservation for an outside table by the rail facing the sunset and instead gorvan inside table about 3 tables back from the outside. Still a nice view if you could see over all the people in front of you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on the island for 10 days and this was our favorite dinner! Delicious meal, beautiful view and employees were friendly.

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We come to Hawaii every year. Our tradition is to eat our first meal here. In all past years (20+) I would rate it five stars. This year, we enjoyed the newly remodeled space but we were ver disappointed in the food. I had Mahi Mahi that tasted burnt on the outside and was undercooked (pink) inside. I have eaten Mahi Mahi many times - and this was not right. I expected much much better. My wife’s
Meal was also disappointing. Trying Kimos tonight.

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