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Mala - Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
+1 808-667-9394
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (60 reviews)
“caramel miranda” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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1 - 10 of 1,471 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Really enoyed lunch here. Mala is a little outside of the main area of Lahaina. This was fine by me, as I found the town very touristy, with an outlet mall etc. Not my favourite place on Maui. Then all was redeemed at Mala. We...More

Thank TorontoDebbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here 5 years ago for my wife 50th Birthday, so we decided to return again a few days ago for my wife”s 55th Birthday. We also brought some friends, for their first visit to Maui. The most important thing you need to know...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been coming to Mala for years now and I probably should have given them a TripAdvisor shout out before now but if you've been to Mala before, you know they don't need any help. Place is a somewhat tiny restaurant which makes it fun...More

Thank mbasciano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been dining here every year since it opened and have always enjoyed the food and the dining experience. However, this visit may be our last. It's easy to forgive an occasional bad meal at your favorite restaurant, but our entire experience was unacceptable. It...More

1  Thank E F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favorite spot in Lahaina Visited last year, loved it Went back this year, loved it Greek Salad, Hummus Plate, Fried Chicken, cocktails, view... Staff super solid 'nuff said, this place rocks!

Thank tallguyshortgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the recommendation of a friend we ate at Mala in Lahaina Maui. What a wonderful restaurant! The food was excellent and the ocean view outstanding. We share my big fat greek salad which was large. I had the spicy lamb pita and I really...More

1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were long time Mala fans, but not having been there for three years, we found that it has changed - and not for the better. First off, it seems to have been "discovered", as it was packed with customers. But moreover I think they've...More

2  Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the nondescript appearance of this restaurant on Front street. Perched right on the water, with amazing views and the sounds of waves crashing on the shore make for a delightful dining experience. This is a premium restaurant in a very casual...More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank goodness we learned about this gem - it certainly isn't the first place people (or hotels) recommend for a really special fish dinner. Too bad so sad, all the more for the rest of us! Where else can you eat really well, delicious fish...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food and view! The tuna appetizer is a must. Turtles swimming by were an incredible thing to see and the service in the restaurant was great. Will definitely recommend it as the best I had!

Thank Vanessa V
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12 May 2017|
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Response from Barb A | Reviewed this property |
I recall the restaurant having a happy hour during mid-afternoon hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
    (Kapunakea)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-9394
  • E-mail
Description
In 2004 Mark and Judy opened Mala Ocean Tavern, along with their daughters, Ariana and Michelle, a small oceanside tavern serving Mediterranean and Pacific Rim, with some Latino flavored dishes. With their partner Shep Gordon, Mala Wailea was created for the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, which opened in 2008 and sold in 2016.
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