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Leilani's On The Beach
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2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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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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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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    Very good
  • 267
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  • 92
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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
Service was A+

Great service along with great food and wines. Had the Prime Rib/Lobster and my wife had the Alaskan King Crab. Both very tasty and service was fabulous. The prices were comparable to the mainland as well which was a huge plus!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
orclimber
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Portland, Oregon
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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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great service along with great food and wines. Had the Prime Rib/Lobster and my wife had the Alaskan King Crab. Both very tasty and service was fabulous. The prices were comparable to the mainland as well which was a huge plus!

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Carmel, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had our first family dinner in Maui at Leilani's. We had a party of 8 so used Open Table to make a reservation. We were seated quickly when we arrived, and were fortunate to have a table overlooking the boardwalk and ocean. Service throughout the meal was excellent and the food was delicious. Our party split one piece of... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The patio is great for afternoon snack. The natchos were good. It was right on the water and we could watch the surfers. The noise level was quite high with a few quieter tables to the side.

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is right on Kaanapali Beach in Whaler's Village. We chose to eat downstairs which borders the boardwalk. As we stayed at a resort on Kaanapali Beach, it was routine for us to eat at one of the restaurants on the boardwalk at sunset. I was with my husband and we both had the seafood special - Ono with... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We liked the bartender a lot. Nachos wasn't as good as advertised. Tried their famous Hula pie...not good.. Ice cream was so so....the chocolate sauce was so so and not enough...

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Like Hula Grill, this has a "bar food" side and a romantic, fine dining side. I prefer the upstairs. Quieter, romantic, and the food is amazing. Steaks are perfectly cooked, juicy and tender.

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Maui, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When traveling to Maui many people stay in the Kaanapali area and they have a variety of places to eat but we really enjoy Leilani's at Happy Hour. They have live music on Wednesday-Sunday. My husband and I love the fish tacos. I tried a new mixed drink. The Coconut Grove was heavenly. So the food is good, the service... More 

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Fish tacos here are my favorite. It is a very busy outdoor restraunt so be prepared to wait but it is worth it. Walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you. The Mai Tais are decent. the wait staff are busy but still friendly and attentive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Well trained staff. Our guy was enthusiastic, personable and knowledgable. Food was excellent. It was well cooked and and tasted good. Portions were good Price was OK. You pay a bit for a beach restaurant so it wasn't a surprise.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great view and good service. The food was average. We tried the jidori chicken with kimchi mac salad and rice, as well as the caesar salad with grilled fish. The grilled fish was tough and overcooked. The jidori chicken was tender and flavorful.

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?