Leilani's On The Beach

Phone (808) 661-4495
4.5 stars from 11 reviews
Address 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Building J1, Lahaina, HI 96761
Restaurant right on Ka'anapali Beach.

• Food Types: American • Food Types: Burger / Dog / Sandwich
• Food Types: Hawaiian / Plate Lunch • Food Types: Seafood
• Food Types: Steaks • Payment: $$ - Average - $15 to $30
• Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch
• Service Type: Table • Style: Casual
• Offers: Kids Menu • Offers: Ocean Views
• Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Full Description
Leilani's is located in Whalers Village, right on Ka'anapali Beach, so you get some great beach and ocean views while you dine. For the best views, see if you can get a seat upstairs on the second floor.

Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Service here was excellent and friendly throughout our meal and our waitress, Tamara, did a great job for us. I ordered the Kahuna burger and was surprised at how good it was. It was perfectly cooked and all of the ingredients in it were delicious. They toss on a super thick slice of cheese which is how every burger should come. The fries it came with, however, were pretty average and boring.

That burger was a 5 star burger, one of the best I've had. Because of that and the great service I highly recommend Leilani's on the Beach if you are in the Ka'anapali area. Unfortunately, I can't rate the overall experience with 5 stars because the fries were just average and this place is just a bit on the pricey side (a soda was a pricey $3.25).

Sure, factor in the area it's in and the price probably isn't all that high but a $16 burger should come with excellent fries. Regardless, I can't wait to eat here again and I will be dreaming about that burger until I return.
Aimee T
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 0
Right on the beach with amazing ocean views. Very good food, casual stuff. Service is good as well.
Sharon W
Joined: Feb 2017
Reviews: 25
Likes Received: 0
Great place to go and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Go here often while in Maui.
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 19
Likes Received: 0
Favorite restaurant on Maui. Dining room upstairs - fish fresh daily, wonderful selections. Downstairs, the beachside grill is a fun place to have a light meal, happy hour and appetizers. Wonderful cocktail choices, meal choices. Right on the beach walk, great place to watch the sunset. It is an absolute must. Never disappoints.
Jackie M
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 37
Likes Received: 1
A favorite place for mid-p.m. snacks and a cold beer. Great for dinner and hula pie. Can't wait to come back!
Heather M
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 8
One of the best burgers on Maui!
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Leilani's on the beach was great. The food was awesome and I ordered the hula pie which was to die for. The service was OK a little slow but staff were friendly and nice. Will definitely be back I brought my friends from overseas and they loved it. Go check them out highly recommended.
thomas c
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 9
Likes Received: 0
Great food and service, ate their many times in several trips.
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
I ordered the fish tacos. The tortillas were cold, and didn't look like the homemade kind. The fish tacos were served with a creamy sauce that had little bit of a spicy kick to it. I was prepared to dislike the food because if the tortilla situation, but with each bite, it increasingly tasted better and better. They tasted good.

However, another issue of concern is the portions. I like my fish tacos to come overflow with shredded lettuce and all the other stuff that makes a fish taco look full. These weren't maxed out tacos, but I forgave these portions sins because it was so darned good.

The chips were freshly made, a little greasy, but crunchy. The Pico de gallo was freshly made and also very good. Not super spicy, but fresh tasting and flavorful. The fish was nicely grilled moist, not overcooked. Very Ono.

We were seated on the balcony overlooking the Kaanapali Beach. I could see Black Rock off in the distance. I enjoyed watching the parasailing activities off in the distance. The service was good, the table was clean, and sticky. Very enjoyable meal with a great view of Kaanapali if you can get a seat upstairs on the upper deck.
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 1
Very good place to eat, especially if you're staying in the Kaanapali area and want to eat outside of your hotel. Easy to walk to from most hotels in this area. Service is fast and friendly. views are good. Food is very good. A bit pricey, but I guess that's normal in this area.
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