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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DS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for dinner! Open air & ocean view. They also have a great Beachside Grill for lighter lunches & dinners. No reservations required at the Beachside Grill so be prepared to wait. Great food.....great drinks!!

MB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Moderately high prices (as expected for the area). Salads were excellent—fresh, local produce makes a difference. Fish (I had sesame seared ahi) was fresh and flavorful but not mind blowing for the price. Overall good experience.

B
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a reservation for 6:15. Arrived early and was seated at 6:40. Servers first approached at 6:50. Didn’t order until after 7:00. Things went Ok after that.

CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Our server, Loron T was great. View was fantastic. Food was pricey, but what in Hawaii isn’t? I would go again if I ever have the opportunity.

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been coming to Leilani’s for about 23 years because of the great food and service so it was very disappointing this time when we had neither. We barely saw our server. We were served chowder that was cold. Couldn’t get anyone to stop by the table heat the chowder up. The bacon prawns were overcooked and dry. The mahi was also overcooked so much that the parmesan crust had a little of that bitter burned flavor. The Hula pie was good.

OT
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We arrived on our anniversary which was not even acknowledged despite being noted on the reservation. We have historically come for our anniversary because this is where we came for our wedding supper. Every other year we have been greeted with Aloha. We were paged to the desk for seating and then waited ten minutes for the staff to find seating for us. Unfortunately this night the waiter treated us as it was a chore to wait on us. We are very disappointed that the new remodel of the dining room included subpar staff experience. Furthermore the Mia Tai is served in a plastic glass making it feel like we were in the barefoot bar. Also the tuna had little flavor. There are far better places to eat and if they don’t step it up people will not be returning such as us.

KD
Denver
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place on the beach.

j
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic for dinner or any other occasion, One of favorites with every visit.

n
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great experience we had at Leilani’s on the Beach. After being seated, we were greeted by an energetic young waitress who was happy to welcome us and go over the menu and the specials. The food and drinks were delicious and as a treat for our anniversary, they provided us with an amazing desert. Thank you.

PJ
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another lovely meal at Leilani's with my colleague. Everything was great including the Mai Tai.
The only concern I have is the dessert selections. I wish there were more selections but I do love the Hula Pie and love the free selection on the next visit with 2 entrees.

Go Leilani's!!

e
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food - the best we've had in Maui. Good service, but slow. We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the whole experience. View from the restaurant is amazing.

d
Phoenix
92 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent and generous martini. For a very busy restaurant Service was prompt.

k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

only let down was the curry sauce served with the coconut shrimp. Dukes has a great sauce if you want to compare...Curry is to hot for my wife & I

BM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and delicious food. Convenient location with lots to do and see while there.

WT
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive setting on the beach. The food was delicious and our waiter was attentive and friendly. We would definitely go back. Make reservations in advance unless you enjoy waiting for a table.

LD
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place for any occasion, food is very good, service is excellent, view of the ocean, fun bar downstairs and good food as well. Chad our server was exeellent and made for a memorable anniversary meal.

Lou D

PP
Hawaii
79 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner experience at Leilani's. The food was excellent, and our waitress Angela was very welcoming and attentive. She particularly helpful to me as I tried to figure out what I wanted to order, which took only a slight modification to an existing menu item. We look forward to returning, and we'll ask for Angela again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Chad was truly wonderful and very attentive. Food was delicious as it has been for so many years.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Hostess was rude unaccomodating
Waiter was awesome
Loud, construction right beside us
Would not return

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible location. New renovations are beautiful. Food is second to none. 4th visit. Will be back!!

JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was an exceptional waiter. Second visit on this trip to Hawaii. Delicious Ahi and the special. And of course Hula Pie

ML
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Valentines Day

l
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and location

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Valentines Day dinner with my teenagers and husband. Service was just ok and the food was hit or miss. Not worth the money.

J
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leilani's on the Beach was a wonderful place to celebrate Valentine's Day. The crab cakes were
delicious as was the coconut shrimp. 2nd level was nice with a view of the sunset.

P
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant for Valentines Day. Great views and great food and ambiance. Arrived early and wandered around Whaler's Village while waiting for our reservation time to come up. Will be back year after year. Hula pie for dessert can't be beat!

SP
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely friendly and attentive. The view of the sunset was awesome and the tiki torches rendered ambiance. Food was incredible!

N
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish and excellent service. Be sure to eat up on the second floor! Highly recommended

DE
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The menu on Open table and the actual menu was totally different. The service was substandard, asked for more bread never got it and the Shrimp ravioli was not as described on the menu. The prime rib was excellent! I’m sure the food is usually good, but they need some consistency in there product.

AM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fabulous!!!! Great meal. Amazing sunset view!!

JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. The parm crusted mahi fabulous. Can’t wait to go back

BL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My wife and I made a reservation two weeks in advance thinking we’d have a romantic dinner. Instead they chose to seat us and what may possibly have been the worst table I have ever had at any restaurant. Interior, facing the entry way and the kitchen, next to the table where they sit large parties with children. It was incredibly insulting. Why anyone would want to sit at that table, let alone a couple clearly on a date I do not know. We walked out and wouldn’t go back. I honestly don’t think they even care since all the guests are tourists who will never eat there again anyway.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great views.

LE
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and view. Food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mai tai was the best I’ve had on the Hawaii island. Service was fantastic and ambience with a beach window table to enjoy the sunset was memorable. Walking distance from the Marriott Ocean Club. Will be returning soon.

HE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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I
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect. We visited twice on this trip and look forward to our next visit. Service is great. And food delicious. We had early dinner one night. What a great surprise. I had surf and turf. Husband had a delicious fish offering. Yum!

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

LT
Seattle
145 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ate here on our last evening in Maui and it lifted our spirits. A beautiful sunset, wonderful waitperson and great food. The Parmesan crusted mahi-mahi was delicious. I had the kale Caesar salad and was surprised how tender the leaves were. I also had the crab cakes and they were solid meat- no bread crumb filling here.
I also want to thank the restaurant for hosting the Kaanapali Beach Ministry service every Sunday. What a gift it is to so many people.

KS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Went in the evening so we’re able to see the beautiful sunset!

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