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
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.
Great food and service! We were seated a ...
Great food and service! We were seated at a table overlooking the beach just as we requested.
Busy place, but we got a nice quiet tabl ...
Busy place, but we got a nice quiet table with a decent ocean view. Ordered crab cakes, very good with a little spice. Ordered the ahi and opah special, both very very good.
My husband and I loved everything about ...
My husband and I loved everything about our dining experience. Beautiful place to watch the sunset. The fresh fish along with the preparation methods made for a delicious dinner. We can't wait to go back. This was our 3rd time here and it's been great each time. Our server, Brian, was very knowledgeable about the fish and preparation methods.
Hostess was willing to seat is 20" earli ...
Hostess was willing to seat is 20" earlier than our scheduled reservation. Staff were all very pleasant with the "Aloha Spirit". Our waiter, Spencer was really personable and courteous. We enjoyed our food. Make a reservation between 5-5:30 so you can get the tasting menu: appetizer, entree and dessert for a good price. I'd only say the dessert was too sweet.
Fantastic service and great food
I had an unforgettable time at Leilanis. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. One of our party had some food restrictions and the menu from the bar was a better fit, although we were sitting in the upstairs dining room. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and we were able to order from both menus. The view, especially at sunset, is breathtaking and I can highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
It was our 25th anniversary and the mana ...
It was our 25th anniversary and the manager Jason helped us with our camera and got great sunset pictures of us to remember the ocassion. He went above and beyond to make it a special night. Our waiter, Frank, was very attentive and got our order perfect taking our special requests. It was a great way to celebrate and remember our 25th.
10th Anniversary dinner
the wait staff is incredible and they take such great care of the special occasion. The Hula Pie is unstoppably delicious. The fish is so fresh and full of flavor. Every time we come to Maui we make reservations here. Do not miss this gem!
The seafood pasta and filet mignon were ...
The seafood pasta and filet mignon were outstanding. Great value. Great service. We enjoyed the sunset view over the ocean from our table.
As a residents of Lahaina we rate Leilan ...
As a residents of Lahaina we rate Leilani's as one of our favorites! We always make a point to take visitors there. The tasters or early bird menu has some very good choices if you are looking for a good deal. The surf and turf is a great example. The steak is very tender and the prawns tasty. The kalua pork wontons are exceptional and the desserts offered are very good. Combine this with a fantastic view and great service and you can't go wrong with Leilani's.
Great place to view the sunset. Good service and food. The tasting menu (early bird) is one of the best values in the Lahaina area.
The view can't be beat!!
The view can't be beat!!
Bayside view and great food unbeatable combo
Ate at upstairs main restaurant, not bar below, with table situated so had best bayside/ocean view. Located in Whaler's Village, easily walkable from hotels adjacent such as Marriott Ocean Villas. Food excellent. Had ravioli appetizer, garden salad and Ahi followed by the not to miss Hulu pie. Great service, atmosphere, and reasonable prices make this a must stop place around sunset!
We had the prime rib and crab cakes, bot ...
We had the prime rib and crab cakes, both were great!
Perfect fine dining for adults
The service was some of the best on the island, portions were perfect, and the atmosphere was fantastic
The Ono was Ono (Hawaiian for good). Se ...
The Ono was Ono (Hawaiian for good). Service was good but business like. Waited to make a second drink order but waiter could not be found. View to the ocean was very nice despite being in the back of the dining room.
This restaurant had such a high rating a ...
This restaurant had such a high rating and the only thing to recommend is the location. Food was awful!
Felt very rushed entrees were plopped in front of us even though we were still eating the appetisers. Service was weird and overall felt like we couldn't enjoy the meal or sunset becz they just wanted the table back. Food was ok.
Excellent dinner. The filet and shrimp ...
Excellent dinner. The filet and shrimp were tender and tasty. Others in our group ordered fish and were equally pleased. Server Chris (?) was excellent.
Visited the restaurant twice in a row! ...
Visited the restaurant twice in a row! Ahi tuna, sea food pasta and the crusted parmesan fish were amazing!!!
Leilani's is a gem on the Ka'anapali beach boardwalk and Whaler's Village. We always visit Leilani's for our final dinner before returning back home, but this trip we ended up eating there twice for lunch and twice for dinner. The view is unbelievably gorgeous, the staff are delightful and the food is divine! I especially like their Sesame Crusted Ahi Steak, such a delicate texture and perfect sear, it's fabulous.
John in dining room is the best. So kind!
We loved our meal. John was so kind and helpful. We will definitely be back.
Beautiful sunset viewing combined with a ...
Beautiful sunset viewing combined with awesome food makes Leilani's a definite return spot. Loved it!!!
Great view - slow service and food was so so
Took quite a while to get drinks. No bread or appetizer plates. Had to ask for them. I ordered the marinated serloin it was flavorless. Would not recommend to friends.
Make reservations for a very good dinner
We had already enjoyed a casual dinner at Leilani's Beachside Grill so we decided to give Leilani's on the beach, their less casual restaurant, a try for dinner. The Beachside Grill has steak and fish selections (one of each) but it's mostly a pupus, burgers, sandwich and drinks spot. It has a great location for people watching and a nice view of the ocean with catamaran's coming and going right up to their location. Well worth a try. The dining room at Leilani's On the Beach is upstairs and if you get a table directly above the Beachside Grill has a great ocean view. Let me say you absolutely want to make reservations in advance (which we did) or be prepared for a long wait for a table. I ordered the chef's special fish of the day which was monchong, pan seared and served on a polenta type side that had some olives and capers and was surprisingly tasty. It didn't look all that appetizing at first but it was quite good. Monchong is a very delicate fish and when prepared as it was is a bit mushy for my taste. It was good but I kept wondering if it was cooked as I'm not a sushi fan. My wife had the Jidori chicken which she liked but she especially enjoyed the Maui Pasta Co. gnocchi which accompanied the chicken. We ended the meal with Kimo's mud pie which is always a treat. If you haven't had it yet get to Kimo's or Leilani's and have a slice, you'll thank me. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our evening at Leilani's.
Always a favorite spot and this didn't d ...
Always a favorite spot and this didn't disappoint. We both had salads then shared the onion soup with Maui onions and locally produced goat cheese. Best onion soup ever. My wife had a surf and turf daily special and said her filet was cooked perfect and tasted great. I had the sesame crusted seared ahi. Tasted fabulous and I could cut it with a fork. My wife had pineapple crisp for desert as we watched the sunset from the upper deck.
We love going here everytime in Maui. This time we had our 2 year old with us and it was just as perfect as when we would go there just the two of us great views and amazing food
It was ok. Convenient and fine - nothin ...
It was ok. Convenient and fine - nothing to write home about. The ahi poke appetizer with taro chips was exceptional and was the exception.
Food was good . Our server Bula made it ...
Food was good . Our server Bula made it a memorable night.
Great service, beautiful view, wonderful ...
Great service, beautiful view, wonderful food. Would definitely recommend and would definitely visit again.
Delicious Hawaiian fish and we were seat ...
Delicious Hawaiian fish and we were seated right on time and got to enjoy the sunset!
Dining in style
We really enjoyed our dinner, the view was awesome.
Very nice atmosphere.
Very nice atmosphere.
Great Happy Hour
We have been coming to Leilanl's for over 15 years and always enjoy our experience there. Love the Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday. J D puts on a great show.
Food was ok, nothing to brag about. Ba ...
Food was ok, nothing to brag about. Basic island fare, great location though.
This Lahaina restaurant was a great find, beautiful sunset view and Leilani's fish special was very good.
Not bad...but not great. Food was just o ...
Not bad...but not great. Food was just ok. We would not return - much better places around to go.
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