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Leilani's On The Beach

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
(808) 661-4495
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Ranked #34 of 228 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $50
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy 30
Transit: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
Description: 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 open air dining room offers sweeping ocean views and features a menu of fresh Island fish, seafood, prime rib, steaks,and barbecue ribs. The outdoor Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for both residents and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails and enjoying live entertainment. Menu offerings include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, Hawaiian local plates, fish & chips and for dessert Kimo’s Original Hula Pie.
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Modesto, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We wanted to sit by the beach while eating and this was the place for people watching. Service was fast and the food was very good. My husband had the fish and chips which he said was very good, just a bit short on the tarter sauce though. I had a lava lava while waiting for our meal and it... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I've been traveling to the Hawaiian Islands for many many years and I never miss an opportunity to eat at Leilani's on the Beach. This truly has to be one of the greatest places to dine/snack and people watch on the Kaanapali Beach strip. Make sure you always save room for Hula Pie...a must to at least sample!!!

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South San Francisco, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There were 4 of us sitting at a corner table outside. It was lovely to be outside, except that once the sun set, some of us got a few mosquito bites. It wasn't so many bites as to be unbearable, but if you hate being bitten, you may want to bring Deet or sit inside. Our server was excellent, but... More

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Dayton, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We ate in the dining room, which is elevated so we could still see the sunset. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. The food was great and service was excellent.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Leilani's Beachside Grill while on Maui. The burgers and fish tacos were good, but the recommended Mai Tai left much room for improvement. The prices keep increasing from year to year with many of the entrees $17 and up. You do have a great view of Molokai and beautiful sunsets around 6:30 PM.

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Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Located in Whaler's Village, it overlooks the beach and water. Perfect view of the sunset. Many people ask for a "rail" table which has an unobstructed view of the water. The food was excellent and, while pricey, not ludicrously high like Mama's FIsh House. Here the prices were what I would expect to pay at a higher end restaurant in... More

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Woodmere, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's in the beach-front part of Whaler's Village (that's a modern outdoor shopping center) right next to the Westin and was mostly frequented by guests at the neighboring hotels. The food was Ok but not memorable and we were't impressed nor did we return. It is convenient and they did have some entertainment, but like the other restaurants in that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Four of us dined at Leilani's on the Beach our first day in Maui and absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the view outstanding. Remember to bring your parking stub so that it can be validated (parking at Whaler's Village is expensive). I would definitely dine here again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Like almost everything in Maui, the place is over priced and the food s OK. We had cockroaches jumping out of the stone wall, not too much fun.

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great location and good food. When you make your reservation, be sure to note if you want the outside seating or inside (I forgot and we ended up inside…) I think menus might be slightly different inside and out so be sure to check that as well. Good meal.

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