We had dinner at Leilani's the last time we were in Maui a few years ago, and remembered that we liked it. From 5-6 something there is a limited sunset menu upstairs for only $19.95, which is a great price for that area. We made reservations for 5:30....coming from the east coast, we needed to eat early!
The view was awesome (beautiful sunset as we were eating dessert) and the meal was above average. My husband had the "surf and turf" which was a small filet and a couple of large prawns. He really liked it. I got the parmesan crusted fish of the day and it was served with vegetables and mashed potatoes...quite tasty.
Our server was really good, friendly and on top of things....we told him we wanted to finish before the sun actually fully set, so I could go outside and get some photos....we had the check and were out of there just in time.
We ended with the Hula pie, a specialty that tastes like a hot fudge sundae made into a pie with a chocolate cookie crust and chopped macadamia nuts on top. Plenty for two to share, and it was free as we had a coupon from the Marriott where we were staying. We came back after lunch a few days later to just have the pie again!!! It was that good.
We liked Leilani's, and consider it a great place for a casual meal in Ka'anapali; there are other restaurants that are more upscale around the area for those celebrating an anniversary dinner or other specail occasion that want a gourmet experience.