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“Very good, as usual”

Leilani's On The Beach
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Ranked #23 of 264 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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.
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good, as usual”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We ate at Leilani's 2 nights during our stay. The second night we had requested ocean front and that is where we sat (made reservations 3 nights ahead). The food and wait staff were both excellent. Very nice wine and good drinks. Portions were large enough for sharing. This is a very good restaurant with a killer location as it is just next to the beach rather than set back inside a hotel or next to the lobby of one of the very large and expensive hotels at Ka'anapali.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank 1Elly
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Amazing fish tacos! Fish and chips and burgers great too. Friendly service and a nice decor. Great setting near the beach. Although had to wait, we watched a hula show in the whalers village shopping mall.

Visited April 2013
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Hawthorn Woods, IL
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Not a great dinner”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

You can't beat the setting of Leilani's right on the best beach in the world. We've dined here on past Maui vacations , and this time I was a bit disappointed. We sat downstairs for their "casual" menu, so I was not expecting a fine dining experience but the service was just plain bad. They were very busy and various servers took our orders, brought food or drinks etc., but no one was really accountable. Regardless, we still paid plenty for our meal for a party of five and I expect more.

Visited March 2013
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Four of us ate at Leilani's on Monday, April 1. We had a 6:30 PM reservation for inside seating. We were not seated for approximately 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation, and were seated outside, which the restaurant considered "inside" seating. Each couple ordered a pupu, one crab cakes, the other portabello mushroom ravioli; both were delicious. For the main entree, we had mahi mahi, one with grilled shrimp and jasmine rice, the other with a citrus marinade and mixed vegetables; again both were absolutely delicious. They brought the dishes out already divided onto the two plates per couple, which was wonderful. We ordered a piece of hula pie for dessert to split between the four of us; this was more than enough for four following the meals. Before the dessert came, it started to rain, we asked the waitress if we could move since we were to be seated inside per our reservation. She had a couple of the waiters pull out an awning that covered our table, and others beside us. Because of the late seating, and the rain, when the bill came they deducted the pupu's and dessert from the bills. The staff was all very friendly and did make things right in the end. We would recommend eating here if you stay in the Kaanapali Beach area on Maui.

Visited April 2013
Thank RoxieV
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Ladera Ranch, California
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

great food.. the ahi tuna was excellent. their hula pie is the feature dessert but the cheesecake was better. it was almost like a mousse.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kathleen S
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