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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Hawaii
56 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fish tonight! Our dinner and service were super. We love Leilani’s! Always excellent fish...the best on Maui. Sunset was beautiful too!

NL
New England
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset views!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful atmosphere for sunset.

ER
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, Everything exceptional and, for dessert, don’t miss Hula Pie....an amazing creation

WS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derrick our waiter was great. He remembered us from a previous visit. Super beautiful view of the sunset. Very good food. Will go again!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the service was amazing!

B
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner on 2nd floor looking out at the cruise ship slipping by from Lahaina in the twilight. The open air atmosphere and staff friendliness made for a pleasant experience. The ono and Parmesan crusted mahi tasted delicious.

SS
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and views are amazing. Servers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of entire menu including drinks

P
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent- server was great and love the Hula Pie

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Chefs Tasting Menu dinner and it was delicious! I had the filet and shrimp and my husband had Parmesan crusted fish. The best dinner of our trip!

R
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good meal with good food

OT
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal and atmosphere during our trip. Angela was a wonderful server and her team was so quick it was quite impressive. Make sure you experience it!

CT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere with beautiful views! Excellent food! A must!

JR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent- fresh, well prepared, local! Good service. A great meal!

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Energetic crowd , great food , wine , and excellent service.
I had the shrimp ravioli which was outstanding . My husband got the ahi tuna and that was tasty also. We finished off with the Hula Pie, my new favorite, compliments of the restaurant, for our anniversary .

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

On TripAdvisor Leilani's is rated well. It wasn't quite the experience we had hoped for our last night in Maui. The food was good, but pricey for what you get especially once you factor in exchange rate . The ambience was what brings the overall score down. This is a large very busy restaurant where it feels like guest turnaround time is what they go for. It was loud, busy and not as relaxing as we had hoped. This restaurant is in Whalers village which made parking hard to find. Its servicing guests staying at the resorts in the area.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food with spectacular views. Highly recommended

B
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful window table at sunset. We were seated as per reservation. After eating out for 8 days we decided to try the Chef's Tasting menu which included pupus, entrée, and dessert. The portions were perfect and the quality was excellent. Our server was outstanding. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Leilani's!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are on vacation in Maui and Leilani’s was recommended to us by many people. It did not disappoint!

SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Made this reservation for my anniversary as I had seen this restaurant on a previous visit to Maui. It is located right next to the Maui Westin Kaanapali Resort & Spa. The staff at this restaurant did a fantastic job of wishing us a happy anniversary on every possible occasion, which presented us with a great VIP experience. From the hostesses to the server, the staff really did their best to provide quality service w/ a smile. The food was very good, but I think there were some opportunities to reduce some of the flavor profiles while improving the taste of the meal. Specifically, my wife & I both had the Filet Mignon and I opted for the Surf & Turf option w/ the Coconut Shrimp, The charred green onion gremolata was a great addition, but was a little strong (not conducive to kissing, if you can pick up what I'm putting down). One thing I want to give Leilani's credit for is that they had THE BEST prawns it has been my pleasure to eat. They were plump, flavorful & delicious. My wife did not care for the celery root puree, but I thought it was delicious. Nevertheless, I probably would have preferred a traditional garlic mashed potato, but thought the meal was really very good overall.

Leilani's has one of the best views of the ocean facing Lanai, which makes for fantastic sunsets. A piece of advice I would offer when booking here is to research the sunset time & book your reservation a half hour before the time to ensure that you are seated and able to enjoy it. It worked out perfectly, and we had a great sunset to mark our anniversary.

Summarily, I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to those looking to start, infuse, or wrap up their stay on Maui. It's great for any special occasion, and the complimentary Hula Pie is absolutely amazing!

a
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb grilled ahi, lovely location, great atmosphere

KK
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love a place that makes traveling for work feel like I’m on vacation! Everything looked good but when I heard the specials I knew I had to go for the onaga with candied bacon, roasted Maui asparagus, goat cheese mashed potatoes, and a wine reduction - honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Definitely need to make a reservation if you don’t want to wait (and be sure to be mindful of their 5 minute grace period). So glad I did!

H
Hawaii
57 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was prepared to perfection as always! We had parm crusted and a salad. The dessert was very good too . A very excellent dining experience!

r
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Will be back

PH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent price for early diners. View was beautiful. Food was delicious!

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Leilanis on a few occasions and it has always been an enjoyable time. Food is excellent and service is outstanding. On this last visit we had a very large group come in and the management and staff made last minute arrangements to have us all sit close together, it was great.

A
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

If I was a tourist I might enjoy this restaurant. The food was mediocre and the menu was small and ordinary. For someone who doesn't live here, the menu might be special for them. Our prawns with prosciutto was well done and gritty and the sauce was horrible. We each had 1 and left the rest. I was hoping the server would ask but she didn't. She came to welcome us, take order and pick up plates. The manager was walking around delivering food and talking with guests. I was impressed with that, he was genuine with the table next to us. I dont like to complain but I wont return. As a food GM myself, I might be judging hard hut in our industry, we need too. Good thing this restaurant caters to tourists.

b
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space to watch the sunset and awesome food! My wife has a food allergy to pineapple and the staff was very helpful to make sure there was not cross contamination with her food. Thank you!!!

F
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with great views of the water. Everything was wonderful.

R
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leilani’s is one of our traditions. We eat early to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets. The caprice salad is very special. We had the early Tasters three course meal that is a real bargain and fabulous.
Great service tops off a wonderful evening.

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us at dinner. The appetizers and entrees each of us ordered were delicious. The price was considered on the high side, but in Hawaii that’s expected and the prices were comparable to other quality restaurants in Maui.

Our server was fantastic: in addition to be very friendly, he explained about the entrees and appetizers when we had questions and he came around several times asking if the food was satisfactory or if we needed anything else.

In addition to the food, what makes Lelaini’s special is the great view of the sunset.

B
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place on Maui! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! We were seated at our exact reservation time.

JS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall and very attentive service!

MH
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 5 year anniversary this 11th trip to Maui. Frank was our waiter and he gave us superb service. Frank was attentive and had a great personality. We had the herb crusted fish, the Parmesan crusted fish, prime rib and the filet. All 4 meals were excellent and the hula pie at the end spectacular dinner. By far the best meal we have had in all our travels here to the Kaanapali Shores.

RM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!!!!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and amazing views!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Waiter tried hard to address below average food.
Nothing else to report.

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience. Before we even sampled a very tasty meal we were greeted by a very amiable and pleasant waiter, Jake. He set the tone for the rest of our meal. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the crab cakes appetizer. The the Opa perfectly prepared and accompied with a good Sauvignon blanc. Topped off with a yummy Kimo pie.

EN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Too pricey for the mediocre food. Ambiance is good but lacking in customer service

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