Situated right on a small bluff overlooking the waves at famed Ka'anapali Beach, this open-air bar and grill serves full meals, sandwiches and tasty ... More
Leilani's on the Beach
Situated right on a small bluff overlooking the waves at famed Ka'anapali Beach, this open-air bar and grill serves full meals, sandwiches and tasty appetizers. West Maui residents and visitors alike can be found at the bar and in the tiered dining areas. Many of the seafood and beef entrees on the formal dinner menu (served upstairs) are prepared in Kiawe wood smokers and lava rock broilers, which gives them a unique flavor.
Apparently appearance is important to the management at Leilani's. So if you look like you have money, I'm sure you'll be treated well. BUT, if perhaps you look a little different(tattoos, piercings), expect to be discriminated against.
Leilanis is a spectacular restaraunt on the beach. wonderful food sets the mood for passion and romance, oh yeah and the hula pie is divine. would highly recommend the fresh fish and their succulent steaks that are among the best I have ever eaten. charming atmosphere and nice waitstaff top off this magical dining experience. We shall return
We've made four trips to Hawaii in three years and Leilani's is always one of the highlights. We start and end our vacation in Maui at Leilani's, enjoying the beautiful view, reasonably priced food and wonderful Mai Tai's. It's a great location for our timeshare stay and something we look forward to as we head back again in February 2008. Thanks to Leilani's for great meals and great Hawaiian memories.
Let me start out by saying that we have been dining at Leilani's for over 20 years.
On our most recent visit, we discovered they changed their menu and no longer have their delicious pork ribs. So, if you go to Leilani's for the ribs, don't bother. What's next? Will they get rid of hula pie too? Changes are fine, but don't get rid of island favorites.
The food here is not bad, but nothing to write home about either. Steaks were so thin, there was no way to cook them medium, wife had coconut shrimp - no flavor, was expecting to at least be able to taste the coconut.
Services was excellent though, and the atmosphere was also good.
The overall effect is fantastic. My wife and family all loved the seafood they ate. I tried the ribs, not good. The only bad thing in the whole experience was the ribs. So please skip the ribs but try anything else, you will love it.
OK, here's the scoop! We celebrated a portion of our anniversary with a Fish Taco, Lava Flow and Hula Pie meal here on the outside patio. We had just completed a shopping excursion of the Whalers Village and settled in for some much needed food and drink. The band, atmosphere and gathering of people at sunset was a highlight of our trip. We signed the guestbook and received a thank-you postcard within a week. Now THAT'S great customer acknowledgement and follow-up. Having said all that; I'm making plans for a return on my birthday this summer. Soon, I will be calling for reservations to ensure a seat on the patio at sunset with again, Fish Tacos, Lava Flow's and Hula Pie! See you on the patio; I will be the guy in a Hawaiian shirt in a state of Nirvana......
leilanies place is like heaven...staying here makes your life and soul a lot better
By A Yahoo Contributor, 1/24/06
i like everything..i never dislike a bit maybe because i can accept anything else but honestly, Leilanies is a place where everybody could be made cool...make us awesome in all alreas of life! Spend your time and life with Leilanies superb creation!