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“Views are spectacular”

Leilani's On The Beach
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Ranked #21 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Clarion, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Views are spectacular”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

A bit confusing to start.we made reservations, arrived a few minutes early, we waited in a line of 5 or so couples for our table, when we got to the front we were told we were in the wrong place, told to go to the next sidewalk and go inside. Signage would have been helpful. Once inside our party of 2 was seated at a table for 6 (?). But once seated our experience was wonderful. From appetizers to dessert our server and food was top notch. Sunset, an island breeze and ocean sounds what could be better?

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MyrtleMae815
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Rocklin, California
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Tonight was our anniversary and we chose to go to Leilani's to celebrate this special occasion. The server was very warm, pleasant and informative, the appetizer we shared (sushi stack-$13.95) was great. Everything else was just okay. The flavors of my salad (simple greens with goat cheese with a balsamic reduction dressing) was just okay, along with the special fish we ordered as well, which was a flaky white fish with mango chutney, goat cheese mash potatoes and sautéed bok choy. Nothing spectacular for the $37.95 price tag for the entree. We've eaten out every night now for quite a few evenings, and unfortunately Leilani's tonight didn't leave us with any special feeling of wanting to return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Denton, Texas
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A favorite from our trip”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We visited Leilani's twice during our trip - once for lunch and once for dinner. The two experiences were very different but consistently good.

Dinner was great at sunset. Our server was very attentive, and the food was great. I got steak instead of seafood (all the TS Restaurants have variations on the same menu, and we had Duke's seafood the night before). The steak was simply amazing - very flavorful and cooked just the way I ordered it. My wife's fish was equally good. We were very impressed. And, we were able to get our parking validated for Whaler's Village (important, as it's expensive!).

Our lunch experience was just as amazing. We chose to eat upstairs, with a better view and better breeze. My wife got a teri burger that was one of the best we've ever had. I had the fish tacos, and they were very tasty. My wife's burger would be the reason we'd return for lunch, though. Lunch was a pretty good value, given the location. Service was good, but not the same as for dinner (expected).

We'll definitely have Leilani's on the short list for our next trip.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MauiBoy99
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Bettendorf, IA
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great happy hour and fish tacos”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great happy hour, $5 margaritas, $4 sliders. Also, fish tacos were so good, had them twice. Nice atmosphere and great service. We didn't eat upstairs only in the bar area. Had some good entertainment.

Visited September 2013
Thank wimblycat
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Puyallup, Washington
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“Food was good enough we ate there twice”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The meals and drinks served at this establishment were very good. Everyone in our party enjoyed the experience and the setting.

Visited September 2013
Thank Ted R
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