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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
808-667-9394
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Ranked #36 of 234 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We ate here on our last night in Maui. We wanted a place with great food and upbeat ambiance but not a "tourist trap."- Ma'la had all that and an eclectic menu as well. We had no wait for a lovely table right on the ocean and got to listen to the waves crashing throughout our meal. It's a bit... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Mala is a quaint location on the waterfront in Lahaina. We have lunch there each visit, usually multiple times. The view is very nice and relaxing and the food is great. I suggest the Cheviche as an appetizer and the Kobe burger as the main course. The staff is great and the owners are usually there.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Spendy but totally worth it!!! Ahi tuna dishes especially wonderful. Generous portions.

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Mesa, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A friend suggested Mala. The food is good and the location wonderful. I had an excellent salad with a tofu dish that was ok. The tofu was a bit over fried. My husband had the seafood pasta. He thought it a bit too acid and the fish too strong. The service was very good.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Inside Mala is a cozy laid back restaurant. The food was pretty average - prices are a bit high for the quality ($40/plate)

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Los Angeles, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We’d heard good things about Mala on the local travel channel, so decided to have dinner there on the last night of our recent trip to Maui. It was a Sunday evening around 7pm, and the place was very busy, with valet parking lined up outside, a crowded & noisy atmosphere inside, and waitstaff who were nice enough but rather... More

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a great place! Make sure to reserve a table out on the outside deck and have your drinks and dinner on the water while you watch the sun set! Great food - Manila clams , Excellent and a very tasty appetizer pizza!

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Langley
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had heard good reviews about this restaurant, but we went for Sunday brunch. The food was very greasy and although I asked for very well done scrambled eggs, they were not cooked through. I had to get the waitresses attention to get more ice tea which I shouldn't have bothered as it was not good either. They got one... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

At a window, listening to the ocean break on the shore ten feet away, we started lunch with a hood canal oyster shooter. In the thirty-seconds it took the waiter to return, we ordered four more. The shots were tear inducing in the best possible way. To add to our water soaked eyes and happy tummies, the seared Ahi Bruschetta... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Cool setting in an old beach shack right on the water. it is bistro style with tables inches apart. Makes for a lively scene. I ordered the burrata with tomatoes and basil. the burrata was excellent. the tomatoes were fresh but way overdressed with balsamic. it was served with many large buttered pieces of bread, which overpowered the delicacy of... More

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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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