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Mala

3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
808 875 9394
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Ranked #29 of 41 Restaurants in Wailea
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Price range: $40 - $100
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Kihei Islander bus line stops in front of the Shops at Wailea, just in front of the Marriott. Mala Restaurant is located on the ocean front of the Marriott, Wailea. Just walk through the main lobby and you'll see our lounge, with the restaurant ramp to your left.
Description: Chef Mark Ellman of Avalon fame and Chef/Owner of Maui Tacos, who also owns the orginal Mala Ocean Tavern in Lahaina, has joined forces with his long time partner Shep Gordon and opened a Southside outpost of Mala. Aptly called Mala Wailea at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Island of Lanai. Our delightful restaurant offers stunning sunset vistas over the Pacific – every seat has an ocean view. Mark is pleased to continue the Mala tradition of making great food organic, healthy, fresh, and delicious. With an authentic menu of Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisine, our beautifully crafted dishes will please the palates of your most revered guests.
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Kula, Hawaii, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I don't know if it was just bad luck or because we had a table of 10, but the experience was not the best. Where to begin? Hmm. The service was not good, the food was not the best. Our server was nice but knew a member of our party so I think that she thought the pressure was off... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Last weekend 8 of us enjoyed the brunch at Mala. It wasn't as ornate as most Maui buffets but it cost a lot less. Also there was a senior discount. There was an omelette station, plenty of pancakes/waffles and other egg dishes. Also plenty fruit and salad options. The view was spectacular and our waitress was great.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A great local burger with views and turtles swimming below the railing. Fantastic local desert concoctions that will appeal to any sweet tooth.

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Lafayette, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visit this restaurant every year. The service is good but the food is REALLY GOOD! The restaurant could really use a face lift. The food is so good though. Yummmm!!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved mala its great that they have many choices that are gluten free. Be sure to ask for that menu if you are interested. Thefish was great and there is a small but well chosen wine list. This is a restaurant in the Wailea Marriot. The view is incredible. Go at sunset. if there are not to busy rumor... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate here four nights ago on our honeymoon. We were staying in an oceanfront room at the marriott so it was convenient to come here. We had a very blah meal though. We were one of FIVE tables there - it was deserted! That should have been a tip off! It was 6:45 too - prime dining time in... More

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Napa Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have been traveling to Maui for over a dozen years and always dine at Mala multiple times during our stays. The seafood is fresh and creatively prepared, in fact the entire menu, including the weekend brunches hit a high mark With a friendly staff and the singing sea turtles, Mala is hard to beat

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Italy
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302 reviews 302 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The menus and reviews said this was a Mediterranean restaurant . . . this place had ADD . . . the menu was all over the map and we ended up having a very mediocre burger. I noticed that the restaurant next door was packed with people, so maybe it would be a better option. In the meantime, I would... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The service was great and the restaurant had nice views. They had a good menu and the food was good.

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Fremont, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not fancy but the food is amazing. In all of our 20+ trips to Maui this has turned out to probably be my husbands favorite restaurant. Right on the water and the food is excellent.

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