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OUR TEAM

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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OUR PHILOSOPHY

In a world where cultures intersect, our restaurant embraces the rich diversity of global culinary traditions, weaving together a fusion cuisine that celebrates both diversity and unity. This approach is at the heart of our identity as an establishment. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in love, loyalty, and legacy. We are dedicated to creating a dining experience that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also respects and honors the traditions and heritage of each culture that inspires us.

A great meal is often said to be made with love, capable of taking diners on an emotional flavor journey. We are committed to guiding you through this journey from start to finish, remaining true to your dining experience. By blending diverse flavors and fostering authentic connections, we aim to create a lasting legacy of cultural appreciation and culinary distinction.

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