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“Excellent Dining”

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, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, 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.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful setting with fabulous view of awsum sunset ( don't let them try seat U in back room ) service and food were exceptional BUT had to send Filet back 4 times as it time it was extremely rare ... ended up changing order & they comped part of the meal ... despite this .All other dishes were wonderful ... A definite recommendation for an enjoyable dining experience

Thank Jack W
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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really good, as usual.”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner and drinks. We always make a point of going at least once every trip. It's pretty much a guarantee you are going to get good food and service. We both had the fish tacos (made with Ono) and they were very tasty. The service was friendly and timely. One little issue was that we had to substitute two of our originally ordered cocktails because they had run out of some liquors. Guess they didn't expect to be quite that busy on a Friday night. Leilani's is always busy so keep that in mind when looking for a table and when sitting in the restaurant.

Visited March 2014
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Voted Maui's Best and People's Choice Fish Tacos!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We went on the "Trilogy Catamaran Whale Watching Trip" and Brandy, one of the crew on the boat highly recommended Leilani's Fish Tacos. They have also been voted Maui's Best, People's Choice, by Maui Time Magazine. They were filled with blackened and cajun rubbed white fish with roasted tomatillo sauce, cheddar and jack cheese, shaved cabbage. They were spicy with a kick which went well with a "blended margarita". We dined in an umbrella table next to the beach boardwalk with an incredible Kaanapali Beach view and watched the "humpback whales" jumping and splashing down while we dined. It was right next to the boardwalk and it was also fun to people watch. Their waiters and waitresses like to have fun. Lots of smiles and joking with the patrons which makes the atmosphere enjoyable and not stuffy. We went back a 2nd time for the fish taco and they had "great live music" playing the oldies and some rock n' roll sounds from the 1970's which filled the place. Really nice vibe for Maui and convenient and within walking distance of all of the hotels on Kaanapali Beach. Located on the right hand side as you enter Whaler's Village Shopping Mall. Would highly recommend you try them out for a "great" lunch or dinner!

  • Visited March 2014
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Get the Hula pie!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We ate lunch here one day and also went back twice for their Hula pie..it's to die for! It was pretty crowded every day were there there, but it wasn't a long wait to be seated.

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Delicious food and drinks. Had dinner here after a busy day, and felt very relaxed. Great location - right next to the shops, and right on the beach as well. Halfway through dinner, I went out onto the beach to capture the beautiful sunset. Loved it so much that we named our hula girl doll after it!

  • Visited June 2013
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