Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.5
3814 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are open for takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and outdoor dining. Visit leilanis.com to view our menus, make a reservation or order takeout online!

We are complying with all COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to wear a face mask to enter.

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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3814 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere book at sunset for best views!

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Foodie718
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food! Beautiful spot by the water! Great service! Went for the 4pm chefs tasting, small portions but worth it, especially if you aren’t hungry for a large dinner! Crab cakes are delicious! Hula pie is huge! Very yummy.

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vipTonyU
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We have been visiting Maui for years and always visited Leilani’s, but this is our last time eating here. If anything we come early and put our name in for the Beachside Cafe, better food and service and value.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner for all three of us. Was better than lunch we had a few days prior. Thank you !

DC
DCGirlonMaui
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu is perfect for me because I don't like big portions. Love the Maui salad (with walnuts, strawberries and goat cheese) and the fish of the day. Server was great as well as the view. Totally social distant!

RS
vipRandyS
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The parmesan-crusted fish (monchong this time) is still fabulous; however, the hula pie was served 'naked' (i.e. the chocolate shell was missing!) They say it is due to a shortage of chocolate in Maui, but Duke's did not seem to have that problem the day before.
To her credit, Alicia did bring us a small dish of fudge to compensate: thank you !

BR
BusinessReviews
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Terrible serving sizes. I order Fish & Chips. The fish consisted two small pieces. One was approx 3 inches long and the other 2 inches long and about 2 inches wide.
Such a sad serving and should have embarrassed the cook. This isn’t McDonald’s you know. It’s 21$
Very disappointing. The chef basically said ‘too bad’. In order to get a normal serving I would have to order two. At 42$.
Rip off.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful view, exceptional 😄

KB
KierstenB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We booked Leilani's for our last night on Maui and what a disappointment. We had to wait a half an hour for our table (even though we had a reservation), our server was rude, our dinner took over an hour to arrive (a "problem in the kitchen") and when it did arrive, with the exception of the burger, it was terrible. Not at all how I remember this restaurant. With so many other delicious options on Maui, we won't be returning to this one.

RJ
RoseJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The portions were crazy small for the price

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Staff was super friendly and very accommodating! Food was fantastic!

EZ
vipEdieZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. One of our favorite places on Maui.

CM
CynthiaM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, atmosphere! We ate here twice during our 8 day stay on Maui. Once in the bar and once upstairs inside with a beautiful ocean view! Maui is getting tons of tourists but the Service industry was very impacted by Covid. Many workers left the island because of no work in 2020. You NEED a reservation to avoid LONG wait times until they can get back to a more normal. Still...worth the wait!

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vipDani
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very spotty but the food was ok. It took them 15min past our reservation time to sit us. And then another 40min to bring us the cold appetizers we ordered right after being sat, in spite of several check ins with the waitress who wasn’t quite apologetic. The food was standard Maui fare with a beautiful view.

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vipTravelBunnies
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Leilanis is always a reliable choice. The menu is very limited right now, but there is still enough variety to please most people. The staff is friendly and you can’t beat the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Lovely location and friendly service but a bit slow. The food was good but not exceptional. Drinks were really not great. 1944 Mai tai lacked Agricole rum
and depth of flavor signature of trader vics original mai tai. House ma tai tasted like cough syrup. Wish there was a Maui bar that served real tiki drinks. Still looking.....

AH
vipApolloHawk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were seated 30 min after our reservation time. It took an hour to receive our meals after ordering. The food was mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food wasn’t great

ML
vipMikeL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Our waiter John was awesome.
Thank you for a wonderful evening I

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious seafood hot pot. Impeccable hospitality by kevin.

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TERRYB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and hard to beat the view at sunset.

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jarodl
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Between the three restaurants at Whalers Village that are on the beach, this one fell short. The prices are just as high, but the value for the food just wasn’t there. Hula Grill, while just as expensive, delivered more for the value. Monkeypods food simply tasted better. You will still have a nice meal at Leilanis but it just seems like they went a bit cheap on the portions and quality.

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vipFritzie0407
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed Leilani’s for dinner upstairs. This is our first time using the dining experience vs the bar area of the beach. It was VERY well spaced for distance. Our waiter was very attentive. I had my absolute most favorite martini yet - Sunset something or other.
It was very windy and we ended up having the windows closed but it didn’t change the ambience one bit.

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KristinT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was wonderful. Thank you to the staff and kitchen for making our evening one to remember.

JC
JasonC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Kids enjoyed themselves too. Mahi Mahi was amazing!

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drvino
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great chicken and ribs. Great service. We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipFavourite1
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Drinks, salad, and fish were all very tasty. Yes it’s full of tourists - we are tourists- but the food is good! I would eat here again no problem. Just remember to make reservations like two months in advance!

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TysonHB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere- right on beach at Whaler's village
Good Mai Tai and great views

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my husband’s birthday. The dinner and service was excellent!

KW
KellyW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waitress was sweet, but food was not good. 3 out of 4 of us had a bad meal. Busser dropped bbq in bag of new clothes. Never saw him again

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vipJackie
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Family dinner on the beach. Great ocean view spot. Very limited menu. Food was good but not great for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Bad, waited an hour on our food. Server never came back to us after we ordered. Fish tacos, shredded lettuce, piece of tough fish, salsa on the side with chips. No sauce with the tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible meal. Absolutely the best service by Kevin.

TG
vipTGCcc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Maybe it’s the pandemic, but the food was really mediocre. Unless you’re at the railing, the seating is not that great. We’ve been to quite a few other places on the island, and all were better.

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ERIC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with great views . Always busy so you need reservations to be seated

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GuzalR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our waiter John was excellent and suggested some nice choices that we all enjoyed. We got to see the beautiful sunset from our table as a perk, too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table was overlooking the ocean, the food was good, but needed to have salt added, we typically like meals that are full of flavor and fully seasoned, otherwise very good.

MT
MikeT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best fish tacos we have ever had. A must stop for us on every Maui visit.
Excellent service, friendly staff, great food, great location. We were not rushed and Leilani's delivered a great dining experience.

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vipErinV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This place is beautiful but the food is dry and bland. Drinks were good.

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You can order delivery directly from Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali using the Order Online button. Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 661-4495.

Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali is rated 4.5 stars by 3814 OpenTable diners.

Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tsrestaurants.securetree.com/Leilani-s-on-the-Beach/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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