Leilani's on the Beach

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 4 more
100% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761

(808) 661-4495
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    4 ratingAugust 18, 2017

    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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    1 ratingJune 06, 2017

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

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    5 ratingJune 01, 2017

    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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    4 ratingMay 26, 2017

    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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    4 ratingApril 12, 2017

    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 ratingApril 01, 2017

    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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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2017

    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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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2017

    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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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    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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    5 ratingNovember 11, 2016

    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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    5 ratingNovember 09, 2016

    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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    1 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    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 ratingAugust 16, 2016

    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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    4 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJanuary 26, 2016

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

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    3 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    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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    2 ratingJuly 14, 2015

    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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    4 ratingMarch 05, 2015

    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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    3 ratingMarch 04, 2015

    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 ratingJanuary 25, 2015

    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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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2015

    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


  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
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