Leilani's on the Beach

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 37 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 4 more
96% of 30 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761 Directions

(808) 661-4495
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Crab legs were amazing and the manager came out to go over everything with me. I didn't get sick and had a great meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    So good! All the TS chain restaurants seem to have knowledgeable staff and have the dining manager come out to let you know how things are handled. Menu is clearly marked and lots of options. The steak I got was delicious and the bacon mashed potatoes were so yummy!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Food was perfect! Staff was very helpful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Food was amazing Derek our waiter made sure to accommodate the menu for my girlfriend to have options to choose from also he was really knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Best fish tacos I have ever had!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    My daughter had the fish tacos, they did them in a separate pan with corn tortillas and she had the fries. The manager came to assure us her food would be safe. They do have a dedicated fryer but told me that it is tight beside the regular fryer and there is a chance some of the contaminated oil could splash and possibly contaminate the dedicated fryer. My daughter decided it was a pretty small risk and had them. I was nervous about it myself.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    There were quite a few gf options and our server was knowledgeable about gf options. She even told me the fries were gf and they have a dedicated fryer after I assumed it wasn’t and at first ordered the side salad upgrade. My meal was delicious and I’d go back in a heart beat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Our server Derek was very knowledgable about what could be done gluten free. After we placed our order a manager came over and verified that everything we ordered was gf. I felt safe eating here and neither my daughter or myself had a reaction. I got fish tacos on corn tortillas (they heat the corn tortillas on a separate pan) and NO tortilla chips. My daughter got a lettuce wrapped burger and fries(they have a separate fryer). Food was awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    At first glance the GF options looked disappointing, but I asked if they could do fish on one of the salads, and our server said they could definitely do that and cook the fish safely in a separate pan. The manager brought my plate out herself and confirmed it was GF. Felt very safe and it was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable, the manager came out and reassured us that the meal will definitely be gluten free and that the chefs were well aware that I was coeliac, the food was amazing and we will definitely go back

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    The staff here was amazing. The waiter was knowledgeable about Celiac and went out of his way to make sure we knew which items were safe. Additionally, a manager came over just to answer questions and make sure we felt comfortable with what we were choosing, and assured us that they had spoken with the chef and were cleaning the grill and making alterations to avoid any cross contamination. We didn’t ask them to do any of this. So nice to have this level of service and understanding. Very hard to find while eating out!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Staff was great very accommodating for GF menu. Manager even came to table to assure everything was being addressed. Had fish tacos, fries, and Maui onion salad. Excellent food and no reaction.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Got a really good fish taco here for lunch. They seemed to know what they were talking about and none of us got sick. Good atmosphere!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Didn't trust them. Sent my food back and walked out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    The food was amazing! My son is a very sensitive celiac and the staff kept him safe and made him an amazing steak. All our food was cooked perfectly - even the kid's steak which almost never happens.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    staff is very conscious of cross contamination and will let you know what is risky and what is safe. I was told that they do have a separate fryer for fries, but it is right next to the contaminated fryer and splashing could occur. staff were friendly and the lettuce wrapped burger was seasoned perfectly. warning: they do charge $3.00 for a tiny side salad to substitute for the fries.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Waitress very knowledgeable about Celiac and dairy allergies; had the fish tacos with no cheese and corn tortillas, and an amazing dairy- and gluten-free pie for dessert.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Talked with the hostess and then the waiter about gf & celiac disease and both individuals were very knowledgeable about the care necessary. The waiter asked multiple questions about items we hoped to try that were not clearly gf. We had a great lunch and enjoyed our time thoroughly which is a big deal when you have a sensitive celiac in the family.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place was great! I have celiac and it's always scary trying a new restaurant. There are 2 sides to Leilani's-a dining room that serves steak and seafood and a casual beachside grill that serves items like burgers and fish tacos. We are at the beachside grill which was very affordable, especially for Maui. The waitress was very attentive. I wanted a lettuce-wrapped burger, but that wasn't marked as GF on the menu. She said it would be no problem. I told her my other sensitivities and she was very kind and accommodating. The manager came over after a few minutes (without my asking) to let me know my burger would be cooked on a separate pan and everything would be safe. They even have a dedicated fryer for French fries! Added bonus! Try the tropical smoothie too-it's just fruit and ice. Delicious! So grateful for a safe and yummy dinner.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Manger came out and waitress explained our options available and were very kind and sweet and well educated in regards to celiac disease. Had poke app and pork nachos!! Delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So delicious 😋. Great staff and very knowledgeable about celiac. Separate fryers no concern about cross contamination! 😋😋. Looking forward to the next time.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We have eaten here many times over the years. The food and service are always great. On our most recent visit, our server Mick, did a nice job of pointing out gluten free options and double checked with the chef, to confirm my order was going to be gluten free. The manager, Maggie, then came to our table to assure me care would be taken to not cross contaminate. I would highly recommend Leilani's!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This restaurant was wonderful. GF items are clearly marked and the servers had great suggestions of how to alter other dishes to GF. she continuously checked in with the kitchen about the catch of the day. we had a salad with grilled shrimp - this shrimp was a revelation! - and the fish tacos on corn tortillas, which were really delicious. The staff also brought ua our food and said everything was GF and prepared seperately. We will definitely come back next time in Hawaii.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing! This is right on the beach with amazing sunset views. The menu doesn't offer many GF options, but the server helped me find/create a yummy fish dish that would be GF and made some excellent suggestions! The server was very patient with all of my menu questions. She wrote everything down including to check on the brand of vodka used in the "Lime in the Coconut" drink I wanted! She suggested that I use the local GF ocean vodka made here on this island and even with the vodka switch out the drink was extremely tasty. The server also immediately informed her manager and before we even got our drinks he made a visit to our table to ensure us that everyone in the kitchen and food running staff was aware of my allergy. I got the fish tacos with a side jicama salad instead of the nachos and it was the best dinner I have had all trip! We also ordered the GF pie and it was to die for! Get here early or make a reservation the wait can be kind of long if you are getting hanrgy, shopping mall is near by if you do have to wait. Great news is the service is fast and your meal will be out lickity split!

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    CD guests like to enjoy good food too, the shrimp cerviche and it was so spiced with horseradish that it was not tasty. Not many options either.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Leilani's didn't have that many gluten free options but what they did have was amazing. The manager actually came over and discussed what I had ordered and how it would be prepared in the kitchen to ensure that it was safe for me to eat. The gluten free pie was absolutely incredible!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Very good staff about GF. Two menus. Be sure you know which menu you want to order from. Bit of a walk through the cute mall to get there but worth it to have a beach view.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Although the food is pricey, it was worth the peace of mind knowing that our daughter wouldn't be sick. Menu items are clearly marked GF & our waiter advised is that although what we ordered was GF he would write GF allergy on the ticket to protect against cross contamination, music to my ears as a parent. Great shrimp cocktail & steak & mashed potatoes.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They understand and take allergies seriously here. Great food and plenty of options!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    3 years ago

    GF options are marked on the menu but slight adjustments need to be made to the items to make them GF. The fish tacos come in butter lettuce wraps as do the burgers. Overall good food.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Leilani's only had 8 gluten free items (including salads.) I thought that they had gluten free buns but they DID NOT. The gluten free chicken wings were very good. For an entree I usually will just have a steak but when I asked for it naked (just salt and pepper) they said they could not do that. The only entree that was gluten free was a fish taco. I am a picky eater and usually do not like to venture out of the box; but I went with it anyways. I could not have a side of chips because they were not gluten free, so I went with a side salad. Did not have a gluten free wrap so I had to have it wrapped in lettuce :( The fish taco actually wasn't that bad but my side salad had croutons with it. Showing that the chefs were careless. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant; unless you are just looking for a quick appetizer/ or if you like fish tacos wrapped in lettuce.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The menu does not read GF but our waiter was helpful. They have GF buns so you can enjoy a hamburger...or they will accommodate and put the sandwiches on a bun. aother items to choose from, also. Very good.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 years ago

    Leilani's had good fish tacos. They do not have corn tortillas but they made them lettuce wrap style. They do not have a GF menu but our waitress knew a lot about GF and helped navigate.

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    We always enjoy Leilani's at Whaler's Village. Tonight we shared the pan seared mahi with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and green beans. An excellent dinner. We had 2 salads and then had the breadfruit and lilikoi pie...gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very knowledgeable staff and very accommodating. They have a list of items they can make GF and very willing to change menu items to be GF. Very good food

Gluten-Free Features

  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10:30 pm
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