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“Our favorite brunch” 4 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 #26 of 225 restaurants in Lahaina
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Our favorite brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I live in Lahaina and Mala is our favorite for brunch! It is right on the water and usually has a good breeze. The wait staff is on it and the food is great! Best brussel sprouts, amazing lamb sausage and delicious sticky buns! It is a small place, but brunch is usually not too crowded and seating is usually available on the covered deck area. Great brunch!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is one of the best venues for interesting, fresh and tasty food with a location right on the water. We took the servers recommendation and shared a few dishes which were all delicious; Ahi Bruschetta, Crispy Calamari, Garlic Clams with pita bread and a Ahi stir fry. We all agreed this was the best dinner we had on Maui .... and we had some good one's!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

If not for the bartender who made delish drinks, edamame/salsa with chips, and their apps especially the seared ahi bruschetta- I would give this place a lower rating. We barely ate our overpriced entrees and the dessert for the evening as recommended by our server - bread pudding - BLAH! I would go elsewhere next time - not worth the $$$.

Visited January 2014
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Paramus, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We had the tuna bruschetta, caeser salad, ribs, and the fish special it was all great and so was the service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Food and service was great? We had the tuna bruschetta, caeser salad, ribs, and the fish special it was all great and so was the service.

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Surprise, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Mala did not disappoint us!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

There were 2 couples and we had great rail seats and were treated to a show by the turtles. They bobbed all around in the water in front of us. We could also watch whales, as well as enjoy the sunset which was wonderful way to enhance the dining experience!

We had coconut shrimp and calamari for an appetizer, along with the complimentary edamame and tomatillo sauce with chips. They were all quite tasty. We all enjoyed our various dishes very much and my husband had the seafood pasta and said is was the best he had ever had. The 2 wives had the fresh fish dish. Our friend's husband ordered the ahi sashimi spicy, and while he liked it, said it was not spicy at all. We shared their banana macadamia bread pudding for dessert and were completely stuffed as we left. Adam was very friendly without being intrusive, and never made us feel rushed. It was a very nice evening.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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