Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.6
4102 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are open for outdoor dining, and takeout. Our Leilani's Beach Bar is first come first serve for walk-ins daily. Our newly remodeled upstairs dining room accepts reservations. Please know that if you are unable to make a dinner reservation we accept walk ins every night in our dining room.

Visit leilanis.com to view our menus and order takeout online!

We are complying with all Maui County COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to practice social distancing and to wear a face mask to enter, exit, and when not at your table.

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 4102 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food. host was rude because we checked in early and she snapped saying that we couldnt be seated early, which we were 100% fine with. everything else was great though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal and ambiance

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vipPartypatty
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and everything was amazing! The view was insane!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The front desk girl

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! They were on time seating us. Service was great, food was amazing, they ga e us table on the water which is what we requested on the reservation

MR
MichaelR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and you can’t beat the views!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and view

HS
HungrySAO
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice view, food was good. The location of our seats up by the open windows, was very hot, sun beating down, making the dinner uncomfortable. Couldn’t wait to get done so we could seek shade or A/C. They had these shade things pulled down, but although they cut the sun glare, I think they added to the heat by limiting the breeze from hitting us. Other than sweating while we ate, it would have been a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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Eddy
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since being on Maui for the last 3 weeks, we have had the filet for dinner at Merriman's in Kapalua, Son's Steakhouse at The Hyatt on Kaanapali Beach and Leilani's on Kaanapali Beach. Leilani's was absolutely the best, Merriman's was mediocre and Son's at the Hyatt was the worst. This review only refers to a specific meal. All three places had impeccable service and ambience. All three cooked the filet to a perfect medium rare. The difference was the quality of the meat and how long you had to chew to get it down. Hands down the winner is Leilani's.

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BrianneB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eddie was the best server ever!

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GaryW
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in beautiful setting. Service outstanding. Really enjoyed the ahi. Highly recommended for dining in Kaanapali.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1944 Mai tais are so yummy! We had exceptional service and a great meal. We would absolutely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful sunsets from the upper balcony.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Leilani’s, had the perfect spot for sunset, our hostess was very nice and recommended some excellent dishes, tried tuna poke, parmesan fish and hotpot, lobster and crab, everything tasted amazing! Highly recommend this place and esp book for sunset to have a beautiful and memorable evening!

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vipPaul
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Get the Mahi Mahi & a mai tai (or two). Unbeatable setting!

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vipjcray
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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DeneS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service. I'll be back in 2 years.

JK
vipJudyK
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food, somewhat limited menu especially desert. Great view.

KP
KatP41
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Leilani’s on our honeymoon and had a great time! We made a reservation for slightly earlier in the evening but were able to wait a little bit longer after checking in for a better table - definitely worth it! Had a wonderful view overlooking the ocean and were seated right before sunset for an absolutely perfect evening. The food was delicious and our service was quick and friendly. Would definitely recommend!!

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vipBetzB
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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vipnorthreef
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So magical, Craig is the best server — really highly recommend!!!

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LakeLady
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service from Doma (not sure of spelling). We were celebrating our 39th anniversary and this was a great place to do so!

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mammamia
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular take a location. Food was phenomenal and the desert was out of this world. Great libations, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite!

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ChelseyU
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing from helping us even though we were tad late and keeping up with all the service. Fish tacos were amazing as stated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server she was amazing. Good food! great atmosphere!

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Penny
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The best Mahi Mahi we have had since being here. Waiter was fantastic. Receptionist was so friendly. Probably our favorite restaurant we ate at while visiting.

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carol365
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at Leilani’s. Beautiful ambiance coupled with great service.

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vipMelanieS
Taiwan
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location and really good food!

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Luvtoeat
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipHappy
Hawaii
98 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. We each had Mahi mahi..with Parmesan crusted. Delicious. Our salads were very nice also. The hula pie was as delicious as always. Always a great experience.. also very nice waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and the entire experience. Our server did a great job and we really enjoyed the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The good:

Ambiance is nice, view is beautiful. Everything inside is immaculate: the furniture, the beautiful architecture inside. It is clean and feels new. Lovely atmosphere.

The bad:

We ordered the nachos as an appetizer and it was literally crumbs from the bottom of the bag. No chip was bigger than a quarter. On top was half melted cheese, a few black beans, and cubes of chicken that were absolutely not “fire grilled” as advertised. It all tasted and looked very microwaved.

The maitais are nearly $20 each. They come in a plastic cup and a very watered down.

The seafood was just not good. The fish and chips were mahi mahi and they were pure oil. I have never had such greasy fish before. My husband paid $40 for his tuna steak and he was very disappointed and couldn’t even finish it.

Although not on the menu, we requested a grilled cheese sandwich for one of our kiddos. The server went and checked with the kitchen and said they could make it for us. Yay! However we were disappointed to discover the “grilled cheese” was hamburger bun with a piece of cheese inside that was maybe 1/2 the way melted but almost entirely cold cheese in the middle. They charged $10 for it!

Wasn’t a total bust because our server was kind, the view was beautiful, and our kids loved playing on the grass below once they were done eating. What can be awful on Maui?

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Asal
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with awesome views.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

This used to be one of the best places that we would always come to. If this was my first time here, I wouldn't come back. Feel like the quality has definitely diminished.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mahi. Frank was an excellent server.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service love Dinner as you can see the sunset as you eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views definitely did not disappoint. The filet was one of the best I’ve ever had and the fish tacos were thick and tasty. Excellent service, as bar backs we’re going around asking for drink refills. Making reservations or walking in is kinda crazy so I would highly recommend booking in advance through Open Table.