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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 #31 of 228 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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Ka'anapali, Hawaii
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This restaurant shares a nearly identical menu to Honu next door. Mala is an older, more cramped restaurant with a very high noise level. Despite a reservation we were put at the bar for 45 minutes, apparently so we would order drinks while waiting. The food is nearly identical to the adjacent Honu restaurant which is updated, more open and... More

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Marco Island, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had eaten at Konu restaurant next door two days earlier and felt that was great. MaLa is even better. Same owners, same great service and view. Menu is different and enjoy the variety. We had Ahi tuna and potatoes as main course as well as the Seafood Pasta. That pasta was light on pasta and heavy with sauce and... More

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Cedarburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Visited Mala and it's sister Honu next door. Both with great service, ambiance and food. Little pricey but worth every penny. Make your reservations to catch sunset. Seafood pasta at Mala is extremely good.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Ma'la is as comfortable a setting as you will find anywhere. Come in your shorts and your favorite T-shirt (the one your wife is always trying to through out) you wont be turned away or feel under dressed, but don't mistake the casual atmosphere for lower expectations. The wine list is among the best on Maui and possibly the most... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Imaginative cuisine in a tiny local joint right on the water. Catering to folks with hugely varying tastes, from vegan, gluten free, to carnivore extraordinaire. Parking is free (valet). I'll be back.

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Daly City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place has a really nice view of the ocean and sunset. Great for a romantic dinner. It tries to be fancy (white dining cloth) but c'mon its hard to (1) over dress and (2) to be really fancy in Hawaii when its a casual environment. Nontheless, the food was good and the drinks were even better. Overall nothing really... More

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Camarillo, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Located ocean front on 1307 Front St. at the Northern end of Lahaina next to a Sea Turtle Reserve, this quaint restaurant has a lot going for it. My wife and I ordered the LARGE (5 oz.) $13. Martinis and then watched the sunset as a HUGE sea turtle worked the moss on rocks not 15 feet from us. The... More

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had many comments how this restaurant is a place to go and we did. Please allow me to get to chase of why my comment will make you wonder if this restaurant is for you. I had a bbq rib dish and it was delicious. My wife had a Mahi Mahi dish which, if that, weight about 4 ounces.... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I stopped in Ma'la during a day trip we made to Lahaina while on our honeymoon in Maui. It was recommended to us by the helicopter pilot on the tour we did earlier that day (see my review for Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours). One of the things I liked most about the place is they use local... More

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Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We traveled to Maui for our Honeymoon this past July. For one of our wedding gifts we received a $200 gift card to Ma'La along with a reservation (definitely get a reservation..glad we did). I cannot stress how awesome of a view you will be treated to if you reserve an outside table around sunset. You are literally sitting next... 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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