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“Good food, great views” 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
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Ranked #36 of 239 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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“Good food, great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great food and views at reasonable prices. Service was not all that great but good place to eat. Need to make reservations. left

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Very dependable quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a reliable favorite for us each time we visit Maui. We like the upstairs and made a late reservation to get a table at the edge of the lanai. We experienced friendly service, fresh fish, and a reasonable price. It is a convenient walk from the major hotel strip, so we chose this for our first night in Maui.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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White Plains, New York
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“Braised Pork Shank - YUM!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

First time at Leilani's - ate in the dining room - overlooking the beach. Hubby and I both had the braised pork shank (pork osso buco) and it was wonderful! a tad bit too much salt to season it but still a very enjoyable meal and the service was fantastic. Next time maybe we can save room for dessert!
Did not experience any wait time for a "dining room" table though beach side dining becomes very crowded.
We used to enjoy an osso buco dish at a nearby competitor restaurant that took the dish off their menu and allowed us to find the pork option at Leilani's, MAHOLO for that!
We'll be back to enjoy this again. :-)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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“Best Fish Tacos I've had yet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We came here for a late evening snack and ordered 2 orders of the Fish Tacos. Although they were lacking in veggies, the size of the fish filet in the tacos were generous and made up for it. They tasted very good too. I've had a few disappointing fish tacos in the past but not this time. I'm glad we came here.

The beach side location was awesome and although it showered while we were there, we were under an umbrella and they put out a canopy/awning as well to keep the customers from getting wet.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“We go for the Hula Pie but dinner was good too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ate in the main dining room which has a menu similar to Kimo's (owned by the same folks). We had the filet, chicken and fish. All were very good and service was great. I actually like sitting outside in the "bar service" area better. Here they serve burgers and sandwiches also. Of course, we always get the Hula Pie. This time we also got the s'mores dessert - very good too.

If you are staying in one of the Kaaanapali lodgings, walk down the beachwalk to Leilani's. You will be glad you did.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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