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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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Ranked #42 of 240 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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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

So when we drove by Ma'la, we quickly thought about changing our restaurant for the evening. The outside appearance does nothing to help portray how inviting this restaurant is with it's food and atmosphere. Once you walk inside, you realize you're in for a treat since there are people wall to wall inside the restaurant. Make sure you get a... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast after early bird whale watch with Captain Steve, place was pretty busy but the location and views were great and our server attentive so we just relaxed and enjoyed our time there while waiting for our food. Food arrived and was delicious.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 8 and arrived late and hungry. But if a ware as you should expect. But once seated they were very courteous and understanding and comped us some unrequested appetizers right off the bat. Now that is service. For you oyster and sushi lovers try the Cook Channel Oyster Shooter. Yummy and will put a skip... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a small, cool, restaurant on the water. Food and service is very good and the servers are very friendly. This is not an upscale place as far as decor goes, but the food is very tasty. Expect to pay a good deal for your food like most quality restaurants in the area but it is a very nice... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Mala is located very close to its sister restaurant, Honu. Both are located just outside of downtown Lahaina which makes them a little harder to get to on foot, but they are also not in the middle of some of the huge crowds that can accumulate in Lahaina if a cruise ship is in port. Mala is smallish, but they... More 

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steilacoom, wa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Great service all around! Outside table not available at reservation but seating in bar, charming bartender (Lance), and gracious service by EVERYONE! Food was sublime, seared ahi with mushroom sauce (so good), seafood pasta (yum), mahimahi ceviche (fabulous, so fresh tasting and flavorful and interesting), roasted beet salad (Lots of beets and unforgettable flatbread). The only negative was the price!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ma'la Ocean Tavern is a small shack-style trendy restaurant on the north end of Lahaina, across from the Cannery Mall (Safeway), set on the water, with tiki torches and a pretty powder blue decor. We secured a table on the water and after ordering drinks, perused the vast and interesting menu. I chose the mahi burger which was excellent with... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

At the time of this review, tripadvisor indicates that this restaurant closes at 3 and is not open for dinner. This is incorrect. We had dinner here and watched the sunset from their porch. Pros: location, delicious food, french macaroons for dessert. Cons: porch is a little crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have eaten here 3 times and have always ordered my favorite dish--mac and cheese. This time I thought I'd branch out and order the fresh island fish sandwich. What a disappointment! For starters, the bun was flimsy (ordinary white bread) and lacked any integrity at all, falling apart as you ate the sandwhich. secondly, the fish was completely without... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were given a $50 gift certificate to the place so we made a late lunch reservation. The view on the water in the afternoon with the light shining and the boats bobbing and the islands is just awesome. The food was average,nothing special. It was a brunch menu at 2pm on Saturday and we found ourselves wishing for more... 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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