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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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Ranked #35 of 239 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kapunakea
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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Yes a fan... but $300 for a beach shack... ok was still worthwhile and glad we went and we veal be baaaack... Cocktails were da bomb 5stars yeah! Oyster shooters were the da best evah 'brah dees get 6stars seriously da best damn oyster shooters!!!! Ceviche was good, not great but a good 4stars and the $130 deep fried Opakapaka,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We have heard so much about this place but we're quite disappointed. The service was good but the food was not above average. Kimo's and Honu are much better places to visit. I will definitely not come back.

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Pasadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Go around 5:30 and you'll get the best of the sunset. The service was good and the food was not as good as I imagined based on these reviews. Go for the experience and not for the food and you won't have any dissapointment. We ordered the catch of the day, which is ordinary sautéed fish, seafood pasta (tasted like... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Don't let the casual, somewhat crowded space fool you. The chef delivers beautifully plated food with equally fabulous flavor. Best on Maui--at least on the Lahaina end! While the menu is a little pricey, the prints in the ladies room are priceless! 😄

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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Casual dining, come as you are. Every item our party ordered was prepared to perfection from the Kobe Beef Cheeseburger to the brussel sprouts to the beautiful salads. Elmans have enough aloha to share! Enjoy an afternoon or evening @ Mala, you won't be disappointed with the offerings, stunning view and turtles who too enjoy the environment.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had dinner here one night while visiting Maui. I had the sautéed fresh catch (first thing listed under the entrees) which was some flaky white fish that night. It was nicely done on a bed of mashed potatoes with a tomato cream sauce. It included a sautéed spinach and eggplant mix which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. For the price,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Every visit to Maui should include a stop at the Mala Ocean Tavern. We sat by the open windows listening to the waves and ocean breezes. The fresh fish was outstanding! The portions were just right and the service excellent. We visit this restaurant often.

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Healdsburg, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Expected much more based on reviews and price. Food was average except for the seared ahi bruschetta which was outstanding. Crowded, loud and tight kind of place. We went at night so I can't vouch for the views but I bet it;s a great spot for lunch of happy hour to watch the sunset.

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Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our first meal in Maui and wow so good! Best greek salad I've ever had and their Ceviche was amazing too! It was so relaxing sitting at a table outside by the water and seeing the turtles swimming right there was an incredible welcome to this beautiful island!

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Cary NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Not a linger and enjoy your meal type restaurant----hectic, elbow to elbow, and rushed--no real atmosphere--service is good, however the food description seems better on the menu than it tastes is on the plate. Had high expectations based on recommendations but came away feeling disappointed--pricey for less than a first class experience.

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Additional Information about Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
Phone Number: 808-667-9394
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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