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Leilani's On The Beach

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
+1 808-661-4495
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hula pie” (708 reviews)
“fish tacos” (747 reviews)
“steak” (183 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg J, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is noted for the wonderful dessert Hula Pie, which is macadamia nut ice cream on a oreo cookie crust with chocolate sauce on top with whipped and sprinkled with chopped macadamia nuts. Have the Hula Pie first and then the meal. Happy hour...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go here for happy hour. Nothing too special but best environment, nice mai tai, ceviche is awesome! We shared a main pork burger and had enough food for sure. Don’t forget the sunscreen in case you are there early. It gets plenty of sun!

Thank Bernhard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please use up to date information as Leilani's has been ALL closed for at least two weeks (this is 2/4) for total renovations. Not sure where people are going that write their reviews but very disappointed in TRIP ADVISOR for not making this clear to...More

Thank Ann A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even after nearly 6 months of our visit, i remember this place and the food! Great location - its in Whalers village, which was decently close our hotel. We sat in the beachside and started with an awesome Tropical Smoothie. Our 4 year old got...More

Thank AniHari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel and could easily walk here along the beach to Whaler's Village. We were here for a late lunch and did not have to wait to be seated. We had 2 orders of fresh fish tacos (one on...More

Thank doublecrossed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leilani's is right on the beach outside of Whaler's Village. It's a great place to eat right next to the ocean. Unfortunately, the prices match the great location. The food is fine, but more average any anything, and doesn't match the price. Better fish tacos...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had cocktails there before our sunset dinner cruise and also, appies and cocktails during a visit to Whaler’s Village. All was great and both times we were there, service was fabulous! Too bad it is now closed for reno’s until March or April...

Thank Sandra J. S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there after looking as asking around other restaurants if they were willing to change their menus since I have severe food restrictions. Not only Jamie our waitress was awesome, she went above and beyond to make me welcome! Great food, nice views, really...More

Thank P_Biker_Traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good restaurant on the beach with plenty of people watching. The food was very good and so was the service. I highly recommend the Kahlua BBQ pork sandwich. The drinks were also very tasty. All in all, very worthwhile visit

Thank MIke P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generally, I am skeptical of places with great views. They often slide on the delivery of a great product. Not Leilani's. This is great for a romantic sunset or someplace to bring the kids. Upstairs is quiet and offers a more refined dining experience. Downstairs...More

Thank John W
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Darlene E
8 October 2017|
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Response from MauiDub | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no, only the downstairs menu is being served, until April 2018 when they reopen, it's a bummer!
29 November 2016|
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Response from Evelyn E | Reviewed this property |
Yes high chairs are available. I think happy hour starts at 3.
Bill E
4 July 2016|
Response from NinaNTommy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are gluten free items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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