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OUR STORY

Welcome to Leilani, a culinary sanctuary where Asian flavors weave together, forming a unique tapestry inspired by love, loyalty, and legacy. Soon, the historic Hobbs Building in downtown Aurora will be home to our flagship restaurant, offering a distinctive Asian fusion experience.

 

Leilani was born from our owner, Abbey, and her resilience and love for her late partner, Jason Morales, and their daughter, for whom the restaurant is named. Our menu is a testament to this legacy, with each dish crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Our culinary team masterfully intertwines the diverse flavors of Asia, creating dishes that, like Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending, celebrate the beauty in life's imperfections.

April 2023 marked the opening of Little Leilani, our fast-paced casual concept nestled in the Pacifica Square food court at 4334 E. New York St. in Aurora.

Leilani promises more than a meal—it offers a healing journey through exceptional flavors, heartfelt service, and an inviting ambiance. Whether you're dining on our scenic outdoor patio or unwinding in our Asian-inspired speakeasy, we're committed to delivering an unforgettable experience. Savor the story woven into each dish, and join us in honoring the strength and beauty found in life's imperfections.

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