Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali

4.5
3663 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
What 3663 people are saying
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VicM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent as always & service impeccable. The staff takes seriously the covid precautions--all sanitation & social distancing requirements were adhered to.

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lfellows
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service!

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KARENB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chef tasting menu. So good and only $21. Plenty of food

JC
vipJosephC
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall. Good.

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RIJEM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was great. Highly recommend

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Luv2eat
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ocean front restaurant with excellent and large portion appetizers for a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant anywhere in Maui. Food is always delicious (you don't feel like you're overpaying like most of the restaurants in the area, it's actually worth it here) and the view can't be beat!

MB
vipMarisaB
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We waited close to 30 minutes to get seated even when we made a reservation days before.
The food was mediocre and not memorable, not even photo worthy. It’s a typical meh restaurant.

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vipPukalaniPete
Hawaii
90 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife really enjoyed the parmesan crusted fish, and I ordered the same without crust (basically fish on a fire) both had the lemon-caper reduction and it was great! The Hula Pie is a must have for dessert!

JW
JulieW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous date night at Leilani’s. Our server was wonderful at recommending cocktails and wine. They also made accommodations as needed for a vegetarian diet. The setting and sunset was gorgeous!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect end to the vacation. The food was so amazing and we were both so stuffed by the end but scraped both of our plates clean. We even ordered the hula pie and finished it! We were shocked we were able to eat so much but it was just *that* good!

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AmandaH
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great! Love the ambiance and beautiful view of the sunset. Hula Pie is a must!

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js63
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Sam, was wonderful. The food was fantastic. We had a wonderful time.

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vipLloyd
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Location well-prepared food excellent service!
You will not be dissapointed.

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Shivani
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My reservation was at 8. I stoped by 7:30 to see if they can seat early and they said not yet. That is fine and we went next door for a drink. Then they started calling even before 8 telling me that everyone wants your table so come back soon. I kept telling I will be back for my 8.
Next, no good veg options. The nachos and hummus were both fairly average. My husband said same for fish tacos.


Our best part besides location and ambience was our wonderful and very professional server(him, mid-aged, he wore a blue shirt while others wore green prints) - Thank you!

KJ
KevinJ
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. Our server John was very knowledgable and friendly. The food and drinks were excellent. We will return.

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RyanL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals of the trip. T's restaurants all have a good selection and reasonable prices (for Maui). We had the coconut crusted Monchong and Seafood Hotpot. So nice to have other options than Mahi like most of the other restaurants

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vipGreglmiller
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been coming here for almost 15 years. Though the menu is pared down now the food was just as enjoyable as ever. They pay very close attention to Covid protocols, which we appreciated enormously given how other restaurants are less vigilant. Only downside was the alcoholic drinks were not great. No doubt if you order one of the menu drinks it’ll be okay but a Manhattan or Negroni were foreign concepts to our bartender.
Ask for Brooke when you book. She is an outstanding server.

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vipRDLJR
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here twice in a week this vacation. Much better than Kimo’s or Hula Grill, but second still to Duke’s.

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ShreyaK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good ambience, good food, besttt dessert, the one thing that is off putting is getting me my check before I’m done.. which may not be a problem for some..

JT
JulieT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib dinner is a must!

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OSKEEWOWWOW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit at the bar until our table upstairs was ready. You definitely want reservations and ask for Oceanside seating. we had a 515 reservation they were on time. Our food was excellent and everyone enjoy the sunset from the table

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vipLovetoeat
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Overall, beautiful spot. Too touristy and felt like you were at Disneyland. All show and terrible/over priced food

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vipLauren
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was very lack luster. Felt extremely rushed. The drinks were great but the food was a big OKAY especially for the price.

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vipGoodfoodseeker
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we m in Maui this is one of my first restaurants to visit! The food (fish) is always amazing, the views are spectacular and the service is superb! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Our waiter was great. We had a reservation at 7:30 and they did not see this till 815. They had run out of some things we had ordered. Also it took about 45 minutes to get our food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were in a corner, and seemed to be out of view of the waitress. Our service was verrrrry slow - dinner took well over 2 hours with lots of sitting between courses. They ran out of Poke (totally understandable), but at 20 minutes to let us know then another 20 for a different appetizer - you get the picture. The Ahi steak was absolutely delicious, but the the ahi tacos were quite plain with minimal toppings. The prices are premium, and based on that we expected a bit more. Being beachside seems to be the biggest draw.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy!! Wine list was pretty good, our server (John) was great!

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KainoaM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Wonderful!!! We highly recommend Leilani’s! Great food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Noisy room.
Poor menu selection.
Waiter was too obsequious and his mask kept falling down.
Food was cold.
Hostess was rude.
Nothing like it was last year.
Workers seemed more concerned about their jobs than about their customers.

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DanielC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

the wings were good and so does the shrimp appetizer. the main dishes were not good at all. we ordered the seafood hot soup and the parmesan fish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sesame ahi tuna was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Ambiance was outstanding, food was average and service was very disappointing.

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BLAKE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. I would definetely return.

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vipMike
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was our 40 year anniversary and we asked for a window seat. Knowing that they couldn’t or wouldn’t guarantee specific requests we sort of figured that many years would have got us some consideration. Nope, guessed wrong. The service was okay and the waiter did say happy anniversary so it wasn’t overlooked. The food was not bad but we wish we would have gone a little more upscale instead of just average. We decided our next time on the Island we would skip leilani’s. Seemed better the last time we were there a year ago. Had much better food and service at other similar priced restaurants.

MM
MonicaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek our server was great. So friendly and professional.

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vipOdile1
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation thru Yelp, confirmed and when we got there, they were close
Would have appreciated a warning
6pm with no reservation is not good

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vipRoxireview
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The ambiance reminded me of Dennys. There were several tables that were open with better lighting/seating options but they refused to seat us there. The limited menu was also disappointing.

DG
vipDavidG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Not the menu you remember. Due to COVID. Limited menu. Glad they are on the way back. Aloha !

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Josiah
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing and all the food we have was delicious. The crab cakes were a great appetizer and the Parmesan crusted fish was delicious. Our waiter was super friendly and very knowledgeable. My only con is all the portions were kinda small. Overall, very good food!