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Leilani's On The Beach

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Our passion for quality starts with our relationships with local farmers, ranchers and fishermen.We source produce from over 40 family owned Maui farmers. We receive fresh Hawaiian caught fish daily. We only use socially conscious free range Jidori chicken and all natural Duroc pork. Enjoy your meal with our family.
Hawaiian Ahi* Poke
Avocado, kukui nut, local ogo, shaved Maui onion, crispy taro chips
Shiso-daikon salad, sesame endamame
Shrimp Cocktail (gf)
Pickled vegetable, ginger-yuzu cocktail
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Big Island hearts of palm, local corn& pickled red onion, tomatillo aioli
Surfing Goat Cheese Plate
A trio of locally crafted goat cheeses, assorted accoutrements, crispy taro chips and lavosh
Soup de Jour
Chef’s daily creation
Maui Fresh (gf)
Kumu Farms shaved fennel, upcountry greens, local cherry tomato, organic Maui beets, toasted macadamianuts, Surfing Goat cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette
The Wedge (gf)
Crisp iceberg, Maytag blue cheese, Duroc bacon, Kula cherry tomatoes
Local Romaine Caesar
Shaved parmesan, classic dressing, house made croutons
Local Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella
Pickled‎ red onion, radish, basil oil, lava salt
Hawaiian traditions respect the sea (kai) by only fishing for specific fish during certain seasons. We honor these traditions. The fresh Hawaiian fish we serve are available according to their season.
Your server will explain which fresh fish are available with the following preparations:
Pan Seared Catch (gf)
Kula corn & local greens, Molokai sweet potato gnocchi, chinese sausage, charred tomato vinaigrette
Parmesan Crusted
Fresh herbs, lemon-caper reduction, farmer’s market vegetables
Sesame Crusted Ahi* Steak (gf)
Coconut & citrus jasmine rice, shiitake-soy butter, grilled Kula asparagus
Add Alaskan Crab or Tristan Lobster 17
Maui Onion Marinated Sirloin (gf)
Double R Signature Ranch®prime steak* sautéed Maui onion, bacon mashed potato, red wine reduction
Herb Roasted Jidori Chicken
Upcountry ratatouille, Waipoli watercress & macadamia nut pesto, Molokai sweet potatognocchi, opal basil gastrique
Duroc Pork Tenderloin
pickled‎ Kula cabbage, Maui Beermustard mashers, chile-plum glaze
Grilled Filet Mignon* (gf)
Black truffle compound butter, green peppercorn reduction, grilled Kula asparagus
Double R Signature Ranch® Prime Rib*
14 oz. Traditional hand-carved or Leilani’s dry rubbed and fire grilled “Paniolo Style” (gf)
Pan Seared Day Boat Scallops (gf)
Kumu farms organic carrot pureé, local kale, charred tomato concassé
Seafood Pasta
Local catch, shrimp, Tristan lobster, fresh pasta, lemon-fennel cream
Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs (gf)
A full pound of crab legs
Butter Poached Tristan Lobster Tails
½ Lb. Cold water tail, poached in beurre monte, coconut-citrus jasmine rice, farmers market vegetables
Chef's seasonal Hula Pie also available $11
Kimo's Original Hula Pie®
Chocolate cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, hot fudge, toasted mac nuts, whipped cream
Lilikoi Pono Pie (gf)
Guilt free from Maui! With Kula strawberries and Maui honey, and macadamia nut crust. This Hana breadfruit inspired dessert contains no gluten, refined sugar or dairy
Fresh Tropical Fruit Crisp
Graham cracker crumble, salted caramel sauce, Hawaiian vanilla bean ice cream
Chocolate Mocha Mousse Cake
Ka’anapali coffee infused, Kula strawberry
Tropical Sorbet Trio (gf)
Hawaii made seasonal flavors
gf - Item can be modified to a gluten free preparation upon request.*Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of foodborne illness
*Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of foodborne illness
$1 from the sale of this item will be donated to Growing Future Farmers of Maui, a Maui chef-driven initiative to help grow the next generation of farmers and ranchers in Maui County through agricultural grants. Join the movement. Support Grown on Maui.
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.
US$35 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had lunch here and dinner a few days later. The view of the beach, ocean and Lanai and Molokai are better from the dining room as you are elevated. The Beachside Grill is at ground level. We ate lunch here and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JimboTheWary
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has great food and a great location. You can eat in or order food to go and take it back to your hotel. Highly recommend. Prices are high in Maui but the food was worth it compared to some other places. Hamburger and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank deborahsapp8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very yummy! Fish tacos. Nachos. Hula pie! We keep coming back. Fun view by the ocean and sitting outside. Just saw a whale breech.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 567dustinc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Maui is a beautiful place, and the restaurants in the Lahaina area are excellent. Leilani’s on the Beach is our favorite. Jen says that the fish tacos are the best on the island; I like the Sloppy Jims. The service is friendly and efficient and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gene G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though we visited the top fine dining spots on the island, I have to say Leilani's was my favourite dining experience in Maui. Our server was phenomenal. The food was great and the view was stunning. Highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful renovated interior, great service by Spencer and sunset spectacular over Lahaina. Food was tasty, Huli huli chicken could’ve used a little more sauce but fried rice was delicious—hot pot was different but should’ve stuck to fish entree; limited fish choices however.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kingwoodva
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our children wanted to get us a gift certificate for our trip to Maui. My daughter & I found Leilanis on line sight on seen, couldn’t have been happier w our choice! Crab cake appetizer was best ever. All meat. My husband had the ribs...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were they are yesterday for Valentine's Day everything was fabulous service was great food was 2 and the location is top rate...

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dagdud
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was seated at a very beautiful Mahogany Dining room Table!! Spencer was our server and he did s fantastic job!! Showed the true aloha that this island is known for!! Nate came by to confirm proper service and did a great job informing the party...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Matt B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice service and great happy hour food and drinks . This was a perfect location on the beach with good music

Date of visit: February 2019
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14 September 2018|
Response from Denis841 | Reviewed this property |
Hello.... And indeed I did believe there were vegetarian options on the menu. Having looked again,aside from the salad and vegetable plates, the vegetarian would have a limited choice. Call the restaurant to see if they can... More
1 September 2018|
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Response from micheleaG7007FD | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Most fish options for sure!
5 May 2018|
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Response from ashsmash801 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had lots of gluten free options. If the server didn't know, she found out. Also you could substitute something for a gluten free option if the side wasn't gluten free
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