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“Causal dinner with a great ocean view” 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 #30 of 224 restaurants in Lahaina
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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.
Vancouver, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Causal dinner with a great ocean view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

There were long line-ups at both ocean front restaurants (i.e. live music at Hula vs direct water view at Leilani's) at Whalers Village last Tuesday night, so we decided to put our name down at Leilani's. The hostesses seemed to be more friendly than their counterpart (although from the same chain.) The wait was not too bad and we got an excellent table along the edge of the patio, just in time to watch the sun set with drinks in our hands. We had Kale & Goat cheese salad and Fish Tacos. We love the use of grilled local white fish steak (Ono) which is firm and oily, holding up perfectly for tacos. We finished the dinner with their signature Hula Pie. A satisfying causal dinner experience at a touristy spot with a great ocean view.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated my moms birthday here. The staff was great, food was Excellant the wedge salad was to die for. We went back the next day to have the salad for lunch, well it's not on the lunch menu, they again accommodated us and we were able to order it. Everyone raved about their meals from steaks, ribs and yes fish!!!!!

Visited February 2014
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Rocklin, California
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“Good value; great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

for a prime kaanapali location, the dinner prices are reasonable. the specials when we were there included an mahi mahi with rice and vegetables for $19.95. Perfectly cooked, great service.

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“We'll be back for more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a lovely view of the whale watching boats coming in at sunset while we enjoyed the Teriyaki steak. Not too heavy--tender steak. It came w/ vegetables & mashed potatoes. Others in our party had the fish of the day-stripped marlin--Yummy! Desserts were very delicious!!! Drinks were good, not too over powering. We'll be back!

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“Nice view but cold food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went to Leilani's since it was a nice spot with an ocean view. Unfortunately, the food was terrible. We sent our meal back twice because it was cold. Our waiter was great, but the food was not!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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