Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
The Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for visitors and locals to enjoy their favorite fare including Leilani's on the Beach famous fish tacos. Beachside Grill menu offerings also include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and fish & chips. Reservations are not available for the Beachside Grill.
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Great sesame crusted Ahi. Lump crab cakes were excellent.
The ambience and location was great the food could have used more flavor but other then that the experience was good . After dinner great options beach or shopping.
Thanksgiving in Maui. Perfect spot for ambience, food, sunset.
We got a corner table with an amazing view of the sunset. Chad made our meal more enjoyable by allowing us to take our time while dining on the chef's menu. It was our last night in Maui and a perfect end.
Lovely spot overlooking water.A little noisy when full. Good food!
We love coming to Leilani’s for Thanksgiving. Most restaurants only allow you for a set meal, Leilani’s allows you to order off their main menu as well. You have to expect that it’s quite busy during the holiday, especially because of the Maui Invitational Tournament the week before. Reservations are a must and expect it to be noisy. My husband had the turkey dinner that came white and dark meat and all the fixings. I had the onion sirloin cooked medium with bacon mashed potatoes and veg. It was cooked perfectly and honestly, the bacon on the mash wasn’t necessary, but it was delicious. The kids had the grilled fish and cheeseburger. They both loved it a lot. Frank, our server, was awesome, as well as the rest of the staff who were friendly and upbeat on such a busy night.
My husband and I had a wonderful meal. Starting with the Ahi Poke bowl, which was awesome, we then ordered the fish special, which was Opa and the sesame ahi. The Opa was way over cooked. We sent it back and the kitchen made it right. It was delicious! The Ahi was fabulous. We received a free bowl of chowder to make up for the Opa issue. The server, Ben, was personable and efficient. All in all, a great meal. The view of the ocean, was of course, spectacular.
The service was fantastic! From the girls at the front desk to our awesome waiter Chad! Not many places these days focus on high quality service, but Leilanis does! Food was really good too! We kind of wished we would of gone with the Thanksgiving option and then gone back during our 10 day trip for seafood because it looked so good when the table next to ours got theirs. Ended with the amazing hula pie and didnt waste any!
Service was very slow. 45 minutes to get our food after we ordered, and it wasn’t correct.
Good and delicious
Good drinks and food and great service. The view is spectacular!
There was a wait for tables on a Friday night. Very busy! I was surprised that the service was excellent given the huge influx. The food was delivered hot and we weren't rushed. They have their act together. Operates like a well oiled machine. Will return.
We had a wonderful server, ocean breeze and delicious food!
Sunset is beautiful here
Delicious food and outstanding service from Kayla. I had the best cocktail here (Lava Flow) in all of Maui. Would highly recommend this restaurant. (Australians note: at the moment we have to add on about another 50% to everything because of the low value of the Australian dollar so most restaurants will be expensive!)
Wonderful fish tonight! Our dinner and service were super. We love Leilani’s! Always excellent fish...the best on Maui. Sunset was beautiful too!
We had a great table by the window and could enjoy the sunset. Our waiter was attentive but didn’t rush us
Beautiful sunset views!
Wonderful food. Wonderful atmosphere for sunset.
Food, service, Everything exceptional and, for dessert, don’t miss Hula Pie....an amazing creation
Derrick our waiter was great. He remembered us from a previous visit. Super beautiful view of the sunset. Very good food. Will go again!
Food was good and the service was amazing!
We had dinner on 2nd floor looking out at the cruise ship slipping by from Lahaina in the twilight. The open air atmosphere and staff friendliness made for a pleasant experience. The ono and Parmesan crusted mahi tasted delicious.
Food and views are amazing. Servers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of entire menu including drinks
Food was excellent- server was great and love the Hula Pie
We ordered the Chefs Tasting Menu dinner and it was delicious! I had the filet and shrimp and my husband had Parmesan crusted fish. The best dinner of our trip!
Always a good meal with good food
By far the best meal and atmosphere during our trip. Angela was a wonderful server and her team was so quick it was quite impressive. Make sure you experience it!
Excellent atmosphere with beautiful views! Excellent food! A must!
Food was excellent- fresh, well prepared, local! Good service. A great meal!
Energetic crowd , great food , wine , and excellent service.
I had the shrimp ravioli which was outstanding . My husband got the ahi tuna and that was tasty also. We finished off with the Hula Pie, my new favorite, compliments of the restaurant, for our anniversary .
On TripAdvisor Leilani's is rated well. It wasn't quite the experience we had hoped for our last night in Maui. The food was good, but pricey for what you get especially once you factor in exchange rate . The ambience was what brings the overall score down. This is a large very busy restaurant where it feels like guest turnaround time is what they go for. It was loud, busy and not as relaxing as we had hoped. This restaurant is in Whalers village which made parking hard to find. Its servicing guests staying at the resorts in the area.
Great food with spectacular views. Highly recommended
Beautiful window table at sunset. We were seated as per reservation. After eating out for 8 days we decided to try the Chef's Tasting menu which included pupus, entrée, and dessert. The portions were perfect and the quality was excellent. Our server was outstanding. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Leilani's!
We are on vacation in Maui and Leilani’s was recommended to us by many people. It did not disappoint!
Made this reservation for my anniversary as I had seen this restaurant on a previous visit to Maui. It is located right next to the Maui Westin Kaanapali Resort & Spa. The staff at this restaurant did a fantastic job of wishing us a happy anniversary on every possible occasion, which presented us with a great VIP experience. From the hostesses to the server, the staff really did their best to provide quality service w/ a smile. The food was very good, but I think there were some opportunities to reduce some of the flavor profiles while improving the taste of the meal. Specifically, my wife & I both had the Filet Mignon and I opted for the Surf & Turf option w/ the Coconut Shrimp, The charred green onion gremolata was a great addition, but was a little strong (not conducive to kissing, if you can pick up what I'm putting down). One thing I want to give Leilani's credit for is that they had THE BEST prawns it has been my pleasure to eat. They were plump, flavorful & delicious. My wife did not care for the celery root puree, but I thought it was delicious. Nevertheless, I probably would have preferred a traditional garlic mashed potato, but thought the meal was really very good overall.
Leilani's has one of the best views of the ocean facing Lanai, which makes for fantastic sunsets. A piece of advice I would offer when booking here is to research the sunset time & book your reservation a half hour before the time to ensure that you are seated and able to enjoy it. It worked out perfectly, and we had a great sunset to mark our anniversary.
Summarily, I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to those looking to start, infuse, or wrap up their stay on Maui. It's great for any special occasion, and the complimentary Hula Pie is absolutely amazing!
superb grilled ahi, lovely location, great atmosphere
I love a place that makes traveling for work feel like I’m on vacation! Everything looked good but when I heard the specials I knew I had to go for the onaga with candied bacon, roasted Maui asparagus, goat cheese mashed potatoes, and a wine reduction - honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Definitely need to make a reservation if you don’t want to wait (and be sure to be mindful of their 5 minute grace period). So glad I did!
Fish was prepared to perfection as always! We had parm crusted and a salad. The dessert was very good too . A very excellent dining experience!