We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not disappointed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Leilani's On The Beach

Leilani's On The Beach
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
(808) 661-4495
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Leilani's On The Beach is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #39 of 238 Restaurants in Lahaina
Price range: $35 - $50
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Moncton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had read the reviews andvwanted to try Leilani's. We were not disappointed. We shared the calamari appetizer which was excellent. Since reviewers were raving about the fish tacos we decided to try them. They were great! Only wish we had known how big the serving was as we probably would have ordered just the one plate and then shared the two tacos. While the food was great i would have to say the service was only average. Our server was adequate but not great. And I know someone has to get the table by the servers station it would have been nice to sit closer to the front of the restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,025 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    925
    701
    266
    92
    41
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Best fish taco's in the USA!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

If you are in Maui, plan an evening meal at Leilani's on the beach in Kaanapali. We have been all around the country trying fish taco's and these are the best!!! Nicely seasoned with a "special sauce" that makes them yummy!!! Atmosphere is terrific right on the water! One recommendation is to have beer or wine as the margaritas and Mai tai's haven't been our favorites. Despite that, you will not be disappointed at this popular site. ENJOY!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bremerton, Washington
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Sunset Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We visited Leilani's for the Sunset Special and had the best view of the sunset while enjoying an excellent dinner. We were with friends and had excellent service and food. The waiter suggested a wine that paired perfectly with the Maui onion encrused fish dish each of us ordered. The upper restaurant is the perfect place for the best view and sunset with excellent food that we enjoyed during our stay in Maui.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
El Dorado Hills, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Unique Entree with Spectacular View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Have never been disappointed with Leilani's upstairs (enjoyed special Mahi Mahi over rice with brussel sprouts (yes, and they were delicious) and smoked Gouda beurre blanc, or down (best fish tacos I've had yet).

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellevue, Wa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We love having lunch at the lower level of this restaurant, located in Whalers Village. Try for a front row table and enjoy the view and the people watching as you dine. The fish tacos are an excellent choice, and the fish and chips are also first rate. A real sleeper on their rather extensive menu is the cheese sandwich.Three kinds of cheese and big enough to be shared by two! The bartenders know their trade and the service is prompt and cheerfull. A must do when you are visisting Maui.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Leilani's On The Beach also viewed

 

Been to Leilani's On The Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Leilani's On The Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.