With Chef Ryan Luckey running the kitchen at Leilani’s, diners can expect creative upgrades to the generic surf-and-turf: filet mignon with black truffle butter and sesame-crusted ahi steak with coconut and citrus jasmine rise. The Surfing Goat cheese plate includes a trio of delectable local cheeses, served with taro crisps and lavosh. The Beachside Grill—with tables that bank right up to Kaanapali Beach—features a separate, more casual menu. Here you can people-watch while snacking on Cajun-rubbed fish tacos or a kalua pork Cuban and tossing back a Kaanapali cosmo. Leilani’s belongs to the TS Restaurant family, so you can get the trademark Hula Pie, though I prefer the passion fruit Pono Pie made with breadfruit and without refined sugar.
Leilani's on the Beach
At Whalers Village, 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Kaanapali Hours Leilani’s daily 5–9:30pm. Beachside Grill daily 11am–11pm Phone 808/661-4495 Prices Leilani’s dinner main courses $23–$33. Beachside Grill lunch and dinner main courses $12–$18 Cuisine Type1 Steak/Seafood Web site Leilani's on the Beach Other Reservations suggested for dinner