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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

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American, Seafood, Pub, Hawaiian
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1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725 (Kapunakea)
808-667-9394
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 115
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food is very good here. It's a small restaurant and very popular. The food is very fresh and nicely prepared. Their cocktails are awesome and unique. Food can be a bit pricey. Nice atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mary R
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is very good here. It's a small restaurant and very popular. The food is very fresh and nicely prepared. Their cocktails are awesome and unique. Food can be a bit pricey. Nice atmosphere.

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Los Angles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant with three friends based on word of mouth and YELP reviews!!! I had the pork ribs with some kind of Asian sauce!! SALTY,SALTY, and they came with what I thought were sweet potato fries but it was actually sweet potato puree with a humus type of sauce!! The flavor profiles DID NOT go together . Food... More 

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Henderson, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has very creative menu items, the atmosphere was lovely. Unfortuntaly I had some guests with a more limited palate and we went somewhere else to eat. I too struggled with what to order due to $50 per plate. Lobster mac and cheese it a little outside my palate.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was recommended by a friend and we are very glad he suggested it. The place is right on the beach with great sunset views. It has the feel of a beach shack but the ambiance of an elegant restaurant. The cuisine is varied and excellent, though expensive. We choose to select various items off the menu and not... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The reviews that brought me here was bec of the reviews it got, We tried the ahi bruschetta as everyone recommended & it was indeed good. Then I had a salad for lunch while my companions had the fish. They were both tasty. The place has a good view of the water & we were there for lunch. Mostly people... More 

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Plantsville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were lucky to get to this restaurant early 5:30 and get seated without a reservation. The beet salad was great and fresh. The rest of my family had the oysters in a shot glass again an interesting combination of flavors. To people had the seafood pasta with a bit of spice and said it was the best. I had... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

In reviewing Maui restaurants we have the luxury of trying a place more than once so can get a good sense of a restaurant I think. So it is with Mala. Sadly our treatment last night has been similar to many in the past. Indeed after one such we shunned Mala for several years then tried again with better results.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Excellent food, service and view- literally right on the ocean! Don't miss it, a must for anyone visiting Lahaina, Maui!

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San Mateo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent food and beautiful view! Order the fish dishes and avoid the seafood pasta (it was good but nothing special). A definite place to go for dinner while you're in Lahaina/Kapalua/anywhere in the neighborhood!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mala's has a fabulous location, literally ocean front! Their food is creative and delicious. They also make great hibiscus martini's! The Ahi bruschetta is so fresh and flavorful, we always order this, great for sharing! The also do a great fresh whole fish preparation, so flavorful! Food is always great, and the servers are so nice and attentive.

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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, Pub, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
    (Kapunakea)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: 808-667-9394

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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

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