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“Ma'la Burger!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
808-667-9394
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Ranked #28 of 203 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kapunakea
Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Ma'la Burger!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was our second time eating at Ma'la and it was just as good as the first time.
My husband and I both got Ma'la burgers again (mine without a bun to make it gluten free). They were unbelievable! They sat us on a covered porch that was steps away from the water where we watched the sea turtles eat algae off the shore rocks.
Highly recommend this place!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Maria, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“a disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were at this restaurant a few years ago when they first opened and have to say it was better then than it is now. We made reservations for inside and that is what we got, but after that not much was good....the food was just so so, it was very warm inside as well as noisy, and the wait staff was slow and not very interested in you or what you were ordering. All in all this was a real disappointment and we will not be going back next time.

Visited October 2013
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Kent, Ohio
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“Wonderful Oceanfront Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I dined at Mala on a recent vacation in Maui. A bit pricey, but great, fresh seafood, excellent services and atmosphere. A rather small place, so make a reservation!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“food and ocean seating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Burgers are awesome. Fish very nice, nothing was left on plate. The ocean side seating was very nice.

Visited October 2013
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Arizona
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fresh, tasty, beachside, bistro.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lunch was wonderful. Food tasted fresh-made, with love. Delightful medley of flavors and textures. Staff were fundamentally happy - pleasant to one another and to us. On the water ambiance was typical. Will return!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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