Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.5
3754 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A slice of heaven along the serene Ka’anapali shore, Leilani’s celebrates the timeless tradition of Hawaii’s powerful women with a vibrant, contemporary atmosphere and a carefully crafted sense of place. Sweeping ocean views invite you to get lost in the moment while you savor award-winning contemporary coastal cuisine with fresh, line-caught fish delivered daily, and all-natural cuts of meat prepared island style. Leilani’s nurtures the spirit of aloha and allows all guests to feel like they found their new home in the islands.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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SheriH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was good, but not great. I think they were doing a good job with Covid precautions-the masks, distancing, lower capacity-but I HATE having to look at the menu on my phone. We had an acceptable dinner, but nothing memorable. It would be a nice place to watch the sunset if you could time it right. Otherwise it wasn't anything I would make it a point to go back to. The Ka'anapali coastline offers many similar restaurants.

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vipHappy
Hawaii
87 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us had fish tacos! They were the best on Maui , or maybe anywhere! Awesome! The hula pie was terrific too! A great evening!

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TerryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and comfortable non rushed experience!! Food was outstanding and one of our best meals of the trip!!
Thank you for a great evening✌️

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JerricaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! And it had a great view of the beach as well. Drinks were 10/10 as well as service. It was a great night out!

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JosephT
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Entre's took awhile to come out from kitchen and when it did Prime Rib looked like it was raw and 2 of us ordered Medium rare.. Au jus was not flavorful.. Locals living here on Maui, we've experienced Leilani's many times and never left without diappointments.. This evening was definitely a disappointment for all 4 of us..

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CindyS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We liked Heather
Loved our table
Sad there was no lobster tail

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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jennac93
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks and food! The ambiance in the bar area is definitely more loud and lively due to the beach, music and vibe at Whalers Village but there’s an amazing view of the ocean! We went upstairs to eat which was a much quieter ambiance with another amazing view.

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vipJudyf
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Crab cakes and shrimp for appetisers. Ahi with sesame seeds. Yummy. Desserts wonderful. A favourite to take visitors.

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RichardM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Derek was great -Good menu description- kept our drinks filled, very attentive

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vipFantastic
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great location but food and service were just OK. Multiple requests for ketchup, missing silverware to eat the meal, no spoon provided for seafood pot. Staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was ok, nothing special. We were immediately turned off by how rude the hostess was both inside and outside. We made a reservation for outside, but were rudely told that wasn’t possible and we could wait like everyone else. So we got a table in the “open air” dining room next to the kitchen. We wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Put in the back by the kitchen

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vipHappy
Hawaii
88 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish tacos on Maui. They never disappoint. The hula pie was also fabulous! The Prosecco was also very tasty!

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vipRandy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We waited to get seated for 40 minutes for a 7:15 reservation on a Thursday night. We were 5 minutes late. No one explained why it was taking so long until I complained after 20 minutes, and then it still took another 20 minutes to seat us. I'm just not patient enough to eat there!

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vipPapaJ
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our 2 meals at Leilani's. I suggest the early bird 4:30 to 5:15 menu which is the best deal on the island. While the portion size is slightly smaller and there is an additional charge for the Hula Pie, it is still an exceptional value for the $.

We love Leilani's for its food, ambiance, and value.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Reduced menu was further diminished by running out of prime rib before 8pm.

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vipHappy
Hawaii
88 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had monchong..Parmesan crusted. It was delicious..light flakey and moist. Some of the best fish we have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and fun environment. We sat on the upper level and could hear the waves crashing. Ordered coconut shrimp and parmesan crusted. Sam (our waiter) suggested a substitute which was the right call. Thanks Sam!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, appropriate precautions for covid. Love this place!

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu of food choices, especially Chefs menu. Service by Sam was excellent .

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. Our server was interactive, funny, efficient and attentive. The food was mediocre, not good, not bad, nothing to,write home about. You’re there for the view though, not a gourmet meal. Beautiful location, plenty of space between tables so it was safely within Covid guidelines, and pleasantly conversational. Go because it’s just what a beach view restaurant should be, not because you want a spectacular dinner entree.

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vipPamT
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The fish tacos were dry. I requested extra sauce and didn’t get it until my food was cold. They delivered my husbands prime rib and he had no fork.. took a while to get it.. disappointing.

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vipCherylM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. We had the chefs sampler several times on our stay and really enjoyed it. Can’t beat the price

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Mimi
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Maui celebrating our anniversary! We chose Leilani’s due to availability but we’re pleasantly surprised by the great food & atmosphere. The food was delicious & we were seated with a view near the ocean! I’m also pregnant & they were very accommodating in changing a couple things for me which was great! Several of the people around were very casually dressed so it didn’t feel as fancy for a special occasion but well worth going to!

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StevenH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We had a reservation and we had to stand for 30 minutes beyond our reservation time before being seated. It was Valentines day and had a very limited menu also they had no prime rib which was on the menu. The food was cold. Not impressed. Would not go back.

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Kathy
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The prime rib was fantastic. It is 14 oz so we shared it and it was plenty. The Sriracha Guava Chicken wings were also VERY good. Good portions for the price. Our waiter, Sam was amazing. Almost anticipating what we needed before we asked for anything and checked in with us regularly to make sure everything was good.

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vipMary
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, John, was wonderful. Super friendly, was enthusiastic about our choices for supper, checked on us from time to time but not too much. The food was amazing- I had the poke and the seafood stew and I’d go back every day to eat those dishes again. My fella had the ribs and chicken and enjoyed every bite. The was our first time at Leilani’s and definitely not our last.

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vipPukalaniPete
Hawaii
94 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed the Valentine's Day special of prime rib and king crab legs. The Hula Pie never disappoints!

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BrennaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Our fish tacos were disappointing. The dessert (honey cheesecake) was gross, we sent it back. The views are great but we won’t go back.

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vipSherrybaby
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with excellent food. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had to wait over 10 minutes for a table despite making reservations.

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vipBobB
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good all around, which we have come to expect of the places in this family of restaurants. I had the seafood hot pot, which was excellent. My wife had Parmesan crusted mahi-mahi and it was also excellent. Good selection of wines to accompany our meal. Split the pono pie for dessert and it was awesome. Great service (thanks Derek) and nice location.

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vipHappy
Hawaii
88 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the monchong this evening. It was Parmesan crusted and delicious! The salads were very good as was the hula pie! This is our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Been to Leilani’s many times pre-Covid as I
Enjoy the nice central location in Whalers with the oceanfront bar.

It seemed that menu was a bit more limited due to Covid, which I totally understand, since I was glad they were open to begin with.

This was our second time at Leilani’s this trip to Maui (over two weeks) and I have to say unfortunately the substandard service ruined the experience for all four of us. We had reservations at 7:45 and it took 20 minutes to even be greeted after sitting and 30 minutes after we sat down to even get a drink.

I don’t know if our server was new or something, but he just seemed completely out of touch with service to us. He only stopped by once to take our order (after 20 minutes of sitting we ordered everything at once) and another server brought our drinks out; and he brought out dinner out and didn’t really check up until he cleared our plates, well after we were done.

The time there was so long we passed on dessert because we were furious over the entire experience.

I wanted to at least alert your front staff of the experience on the way out, and there was no one there. Ha.

Definitely won’t be back this trip again.

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Juliebitsss
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out food was top notch, drinks were as well. Excellent service and location. Would recommend

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vipHappy
Hawaii
88 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific fish tacos. The hula pie was awesome! Beautiful view!

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TamaraH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sunset view, wonderful food. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner or a family dinner.

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Fish75
1 review