About Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
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, and steaks. 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, craft beers and enjoying live entertainment. Menu offerings include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, Hawaiian local plates, fish & chips and for dessert Kimo’s Original Hula Pie.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Beachside Grill: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Come to our Award Winning "Best Bar on Maui" and enjoy Live Music Wednesday through Sunday from 3-5pm.
A three story parking structure is adjacent to the Whalers Village. Validation available for 3 hours with purchase.
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
Private Party Facilities:
A spectacular setting, perfect for your celebration-
Experience the spirit of Aloha from the crashing waves, the finest steaks and Hawaii's best seafood along with the genuine friendly service that is a signature of Leilani's.
Consider our dramatic oceanfront restaurant for your next special event. The Dining Room offers sweeping views of the Pacific and can seat up to 90 people.
Exclusive use of the entire restaurant or sections of the restaurant may also be possible with some limitations.
Private Party Contact:
Kako Egi: 8086614495x
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali Ratings and Reviews
Little disappointed at our table as I as ...
Little disappointed at our table as I asked for beachside view and we were stuck in corner with very little view. When we got there she said there ewould be a 45 mn wait for table we asked for -- really??? I an understand 15- 20 but when i requested beachside should have been told that by message or something!
Restaurant was ok - great view. But it s ...
Restaurant was ok - great view. But it seemed like they were too busy and couldn't handle the rush. Drinks took a while and food was a bit overcooked. Overall nice but maybe not worth the price. Hula pie dessert was delicious though and massive.
Better than expected. Even though it is ...
Better than expected. Even though it is in a mall, that is under going a facelift, the ambiance was still really nice. Right on the beach with a great view of a lot going on on the beach. If your staying in Kaanapali this is a safe bet. Food took just a little long but our server kept us informed and took great care of us. His name was Anthony.
Very good food and service!
Very good food and service!
We just got back from a 12 day vacation ...
We just got back from a 12 day vacation on Kaanapali Beach. We ate out each and every night. I have to say that Leilani's was our least favorite. The location is fantastic, and the views are spectacular...for most...we were seated inside near the kitchen and without a view of the ocean. That was understandable, but then the food was only average. Average food and no view in Maui - not again! Our meal at Hula Grill just across the way was ten times better!
The food was fresh and very tasty. The ...
The food was fresh and very tasty. The Hula pie was more than enough for all 4 of us.
The meal was awesome! Great location, g ...
The meal was awesome! Great location, great service!
Excellent breakfast fare
Excellent breakfast fare
The view is spectacular. Food was decent ...
The view is spectacular. Food was decent and the server was pleasant. The food was also overpriced for what it was and we waited for about 20 minutes after we had finished out meal for someone to clear our plates. There area better choices out there.
Great food, and acvomodating staff with ...
Great food, and acvomodating staff with my mothers walker!!
Always have dinner our last night of wee ...
Always have dinner our last night of week family vacation.
Beautiful sunset view. We were on our ho ...
Beautiful sunset view. We were on our honeymoon and I got a table with a view as requested and dessert on the house. My husband had the Ahi, which was very good. I didn't feel my mahi mahi fish was very flavorful and it was very heavy.
Been coming since 1985. Love the consist ...
Been coming since 1985. Love the consistency. Prices however have outraced value over the years.
Our server Ben was very pleasant. The go ...
Our server Ben was very pleasant. The good was delicious.
We went here to celebrate our 40th weddi ...
We went here to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and they didn't let us down! We had reservations and I had asked to sit as close to the outside beachy area as possible. When we were seated in a not so desirable spot, I mentioned that I had requested a table closer to the beach and it was our anniversary. We just sat down and settled in and the hostess came back and moved us to a nice table closer to where I had wanted to sit...it was great! Got to see the beautiful sunset that night! Serivce was great as was the food!! And, after dinner we even got hula pie on the house because we were celebrating our anniversary! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
Ordered the filet surf n turf. The steak ...
Ordered the filet surf n turf. The steak was amazing but the lobster was dry and rubbery. Manager happened to stop by and ask about the dinner. I told her and she promptly credited my tab and offered free desserts, explaining that she would notify the chef as well. I give the restaurant high marks. Good can always get tired waiting to be served but it's the reaction of the chef and the management that matters. I will eat here again.
Gorgeous oceanfront location. I had been ...
Gorgeous oceanfront location. I had been looking forward to a great steak, but unfortunately my filet mignon was too chewy/fatty. Salads were great.
My family went for dinner for our last n ...
My family went for dinner for our last night in Maui. Requested ocean view table and got it! Amazing food! Prime rib and filet mignonette was the best we've ever had. Daughter loved grilled shrimp on pasta with lemon cream sauce. Sourdough bread was our dessert!
Frank, our waiter was awesome and so was ...
Frank, our waiter was awesome and so was the butterfinger hula pie!
Ambiance and view are amazing, food was ...
Ambiance and view are amazing, food was good and service was satisfactory Still a good experience
You can't beat the gorgeous view and the ...
You can't beat the gorgeous view and the food has been very good every time we have eaten here over the years. We have always been pleased and we will return the next time we are in Maui.
Crowded with people. Wine list was nothing u would drink. We up and left...
Offers an incredible view of the water and sunset, unfortunately the food is average. Wait service staff is excellent.
Best. Meal. Ever.
Ahi Steak was easily the best meal I've ever eaten. I like sushi so I had it cooked rare. The flavor, texture, and especially sauce was the absolute tastiest thing I've every experienced. Price was half of comparable restaurants. The interior architecture is very unique and the outdoor seating has an amazing view. Great find and great value.
Great vacation dinner
Enjoyable dinner with outstanding view of the sunset after a day on the beach
Our family went to Leilani's last night. ...
Our family went to Leilani's last night. We sat inside rather than on the outdoor patio, since we had reserved a table online. It was a great location & good ambiance, with views of the sunset overlooking Kaanapali Beach. However the service was super slow -- we didn't order appetizers & it still was more than an hour from the time we sat down until our meals were served. I don't know if the kitchen was particularly backed up that night, but even if the server had stopped by our table to let us know our entrees would be out in just a few minutes (or some other reassuring phrase to let us know we had not been forgotten), it would have been appreciated. Most disappointing however was the food. Salty was the overriding theme. My husband ordered the veal rib special, which was tender, but so salty he had to scrape off the sauce. My daughter had the pan seared fresh fish -- super overcooked & again, salty. Even my mozzarella & tomato salad was so salty I could barely eat it! The large pink salt crystals were a lovely look, but totally overpowered the lighter taste of the dish. We ordered crab cakes, which had a strange flavor -- I thought it was Southwestern spices, but others thought it was curry; not a good mix with the crab. And the Parmesan crusted fresh fish was overcooked & dry. If you want a nice location & ambiance, this is a good pick, but the service was slow & our server not particularly friendly or attentive. And the food was just plain bad. We will not be returning!
Our Party of eight had a variety of fish ...
Our Party of eight had a variety of fish dishes and appretizers - everyone enjoyed their orders.
Ocean views, reasonable prices, and amazing food!
We had read good things about Leilani's and we decided to go there for our nice dinner out. We sat in the restaurant upstairs and were blown away by the service, food, and atmosphere! We had a table right near the window so we had panoramic ocean views. Two of our party had the chefs tasting menu, great value and great food. We were impressed by the food and the prices, Leilani's is the most reasonable upscale restaurant in Lahaina that we have encountered. We loved it so much we came back the next night!!
The service was very rushed, requested a table with a view, had a partial view. I've been here many time, however I was really disappointed with the service. The server rushed the ordering, was very impatient. Ceasar salad, tasted like oil and ginger. Maybe this is a one off, but wouldn't really go there again,
Our food was pretty bland, but views to ...
Our food was pretty bland, but views to die for
Views are greats and a festive environme ...
Views are greats and a festive environment. If you are looking for fine dining you are looking at the wrong place. Similar to an Olive Garden or Outback. Seared Tuna was ice cold and rice and asparagus were warm at best. Compact and high volume restaurant not worthy of a second trip. Service met expectations.
Was very disappointed
Arrived late and was unable to sit down for a full dinner but was invited to dine on the deck. We were glad that things turned out this way because had we arrived on time we would have paid a lot more to be unsatisfied. Our server who I believe was the head server that evening left much to be desired. He acted like all he wanted to do is get out of there, after our experience, we felt the same way.
We had a great meal. Fantastic scallops ...
We had a great meal. Fantastic scallops and wonderful steak cooked perfectly. The staff were very good and the view across the sea was fabulous. Thanks for a hreat evening.
Wonderful food and service. Great view. ...
Wonderful food and service. Great view. Hard to beat.
Beautiful view, fantastic filet, friendl ...
Beautiful view, fantastic filet, friendly and accommodating
The ahi was the best I've ever eaten
Our server Bola was outstanding . He made our evening. I will go back just to,have him as our server
This was our second time at Leilani's. F ...
This was our second time at Leilani's. Food and service were great. We will certainly be back again on our next trip to the island.
All the fish is good; great Alaskan crab ...
All the fish is good; great Alaskan crab legs. The sourdough bread is awesome
Great food, service and ambiance
Been coming here for 20+ years and it never disappoints, in fact seems to get better. Parmesan crusted fish was excellent, if you can find a better entree in western Maui good luck. Service and ambience equally as good. Not inexpensive but worth it.
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