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Leilani's On The Beach

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Lahaina
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2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980 (Hwy 30)
+1 808-661-4495
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It looks the same, the menu is the same, but we really enjoyed our visit this year. We had crossed Leilani's off our list a few years' back after some so-so experiences. Still a little pricy, but the food was really good this time. Don't miss the Hula Pie!

Thank CinVinman
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in to this beach-side bar for drinks an appetizers during their Happy Hour. The setting is Hawaiian perfection, with a ground level open air beach bar with an inclosed restaurant above. We ordered Mai Tais, spring rolls and shrimp cocktail from the Happy Hour menu. Everything was fresh and flavorful, with great local dipping sauces. We stayed longer than... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For $26, we had a 3 course meal available between 5-5:30 pm. It was a very good dinner. We had several choices of appetizer, entree, dessert. I had a Maui salad, Parmesan crusted Hawaiian catch, & Hawaiian fruit crust. Portions are not huge. Make a reservation and save time in waiting. Waiter was very attentive.

Thank spunkymo
West Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fresh fish is wonderful and the best part of the meal is summed up in two little words... HULA PIE! (Eaten with a metal spark, of course)

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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another one of our favorites on Ka'anapali, Maui. The food is very tasty, very friendly wait staff and of course, the spectacular views of Maui channel during the day and at sunset. Several catamarans launch from along Ka'anapali Beach and it's fun to watch the people board and sail off for their day of snorkeling.

Thank Arthur Y
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Leilani's the first night and was so pleased with our choice. The view was spectacular and we also had a fabulous server named Lisa. She was one of the most attentive servers we have had in a long time. I would rate her a 10 on the server scale. Great sense of humor and very personable. Also... More 

Thank Diana D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed "people watching" while sipping Mai Tais and other rum filled drinks as we waited for our sunset cruise to depart.

Thank mndieringer
Trenton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here twice during our stay. They do not take reservations for the downstairs, so be prepared to wait. We waited about 30 minutes for dinner one night and while there was no wait to be seated at lunch when we went, the service at lunch was very, very slow. The food was very good both times. I would... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had both dinner and lunch at the restaurant. All the meals we were served were delicious and served by friendly and courteous staff. It's location right on the beach is very convenient and the ocean breeze refreshing. A good place to view the ocean and the people.

Thank iginz
Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get there around 5 pm each night, you can get the happy hour special of a 3 course entry style meal for $25 each person, 4 choices for each course. went there 2 times while we were there, good food , good staff, good views.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
    (Hwy 30)
  • Public Transportation: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-661-4495
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?