Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

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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 newly renovated dining room offers a large selection of fresh Hawaiian fish, prime rib, crab legs, prime steaks, seafood and a wide variety of appetizers and salads featuring ingredients sourced from right here on Maui. Reservations are recommended for the dining room.

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.

Don't forget to join us for Aloha Hour daily from 3-5 and sip on discounted tropical cocktails, craft and local beers while enjoying a special menu and live entertainment from some of Maui's best musicians. We look forward to seeing you, Aloha!
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sesame crusted Ahi. Lump crab cakes were excellent.

g
Phoenix
120 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving in Maui. Perfect spot for ambience, food, sunset.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot overlooking water.A little noisy when full. Good food!

TJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

o
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was very slow. 45 minutes to get our food after we ordered, and it wasn’t correct.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good and delicious

CG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks and food and great service. The view is spectacular!

OT
Hawaii
102 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server, ocean breeze and delicious food!

A
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunset is beautiful here

K
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!)

H
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fish tonight! Our dinner and service were super. We love Leilani’s! Always excellent fish...the best on Maui. Sunset was beautiful too!

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great table by the window and could enjoy the sunset. Our waiter was attentive but didn’t rush us

NL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset views!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful atmosphere for sunset.

ER
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, Everything exceptional and, for dessert, don’t miss Hula Pie....an amazing creation

WS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derrick our waiter was great. He remembered us from a previous visit. Super beautiful view of the sunset. Very good food. Will go again!

a
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

こちらで予約して、あらかじめメニューも検討して行ったので、スムーズに注文できました。予約してた割には案内されるまで結構待たされるし、受付~案内係の女性はあんまり愛想がよくない。でもテーブル担当のウェイターさんはとても親切でサービスもよかった。お料理もおいしかった。量はとても多いので、全部シェアして皿を分けてもらって、ちょうどよかった。とてもカジュアルなお店で、グループで飲み会してる人もいて、店内はかなり騒々しかったが、隣のお客さんと話をしたり、写真撮り合ったり、楽しかった。シーフードプラッターはとてもおすすめ。

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the service was amazing!

B
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

SS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and views are amazing. Servers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of entire menu including drinks

P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent- server was great and love the Hula Pie

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

R
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good meal with good food

OT
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

CT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere with beautiful views! Excellent food! A must!

JR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent- fresh, well prepared, local! Good service. A great meal!

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food with spectacular views. Highly recommended

B
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are on vacation in Maui and Leilani’s was recommended to us by many people. It did not disappoint!

SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

a
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb grilled ahi, lovely location, great atmosphere

KK
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

H
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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