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Leilani's On The Beach

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2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 (Hwy 30)
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
(808) 661-4495
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located right on famous Ka’anapali Beach, Leilani’s offers the perfect...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 99
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice for Happy Hour

What's not to love about $5 Mai Tais, a huge slab of Hula pie and people watching on the beach. Perfect place to see all that is wonderful about holidaying on Maui. Our server was funny and attentive. And if you hang on to your reciept, you'll get a complimentary Hula pie with your next lunch or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Beaner42
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

What's not to love about $5 Mai Tais, a huge slab of Hula pie and people watching on the beach. Perfect place to see all that is wonderful about holidaying on Maui. Our server was funny and attentive. And if you hang on to your reciept, you'll get a complimentary Hula pie with your next lunch or dinner order.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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121 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The staff are friendly and they work hard to keep the customers happy, especially as it is usually very busy. The food is good and used to be fairly priced, but recent increases make it not so great a deal. It seems more priced for tourists than locals now. Good happy hour music.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Leilani's is just what you would expect for a restaurant on one of the best beaches in Maui - good food, fun atmosphere and fantastic views. The food quality was fine and actually quite tasty. The staff were very friendly. The noise level was on the loud side, but that's because everyone seemed to be having a great time. Don't... More 

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Wilson, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent dining experience! The view if seated upstairs was incredible! We had the most amazing service of our entire trip! We ordered the ciopinno which was wonderful with great bread for dipping. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Average food compared to other places... downstairs at any rate, but fun atmosphere! Long wait busy but we are in Maui, so it is.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to stop and eat while on Kaanapali Beach. Aloha hour 3-5 has more reasonable prices for Bar eats and drinks. Tuesday is great for Taco's, Ono Fish Tacos are on special, highly recommended, along with Hula Pie for desert!

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've eaten here a bunch. Upstairs and down. It's alway the same. Good food good service. Go with the fresh catch of the day. I alwYs do and it's always been a good choice.

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had the Moi (the catch of the day) and it was probably the best fish I've ever had. everyone else in my group (table of 8) enjoyed their meals also (everyone had some type of fish). We also tried many of the specialty drinks and loved every one. friendly staff.

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ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was post our dinner in the dinning room upstairs, not for the downstairs pub style restaurant. Wow my wife and I both had fish dish's and both blew our minds away, the flavours where amazing and the fish was perfect. I personally don't think which fish you chose mattered. as the chief obviously knows how the flavours come together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Just loved this place. I suggest making a reservation, thats what I did and was seated right away. I was with my mom and daughter and had a great evening. We had an excellent bottle of Washington wine with our meal. I ordered the Chicken Piccata and my mom had the Filet. The service and experience was much better than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
    (Hwy 30)
  • Public Transportation: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: (808) 661-4495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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