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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725 (Kapunakea)
+1 808-667-9394
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seated at the outdoor edge by the water and then when they found out we were only having drinks and appies (it was 4:30) the owner(?) came by and said oh I thought you were having dinner, I'll need this table in 45 minutes. We should have left then but our friend had been before and wanted us to see... More 

Thank Moniquessimo
Long Island, New York
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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made reservations here for Christmas day dinner. The host was quite friendly, as was the bartender and waitress The restaurant was at capacity and still handled it well with good service and food that came out promptly. We enjoyed the appetizer selection of dips.. olives, raita, babaganoush, with lavosh and pita. “The burgers looked amazing so we had those,... More 

Thank havesuitcase153
Vancouver, B.C.
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336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 652 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having experienced the Hit and Miss of Ma'la over the years, this was by far our greatest disappointment to the extent that we are unlikely to return.... Booking a 7:00pm reservation for five some one month in advance, we arrived to the treat of waiting 53 minutes for table availability. Well, I presume that this is likely our fault, as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the Mai Tai! It was awarded #1 in 2015, and it still is the best I've had on the island. But, BUT... the Asian seafood pasta was the most amazing thing I've had on the island. My husband got the ribs, and he said they were amazing too! Sit in the Lanai; it's so beautiful to be attached... More 

Thank Robbie R
Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views, excellent service. The food is so fresh, nicely presented. In July, we make reservations for December!

Thank MinnesotaBlues
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast lunch and dinner can't go wrong! We had breakfast one morning and dinner one night ... great fresh fish! Awesome ocean view easy parking! Family owned and operated friendly fun time

Thank Tom K
Poipu, Hawaii
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great brunch on the deck of this seaside restaurant. The food was fabulous with exceptionally fresh fish and salads. Will go back!

Thank Michele K
Portland, Oregon
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254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun place to hang out, eat and drink--the view is to die for. This place is on the ocean. Small deck on back, but was raining so we were all inside. Tried the tomato flatbread-it was superb. Drinks were the rose Sangria, and a mango ginger martini. Could have drunk those all day. Bartender was brand new, and... More 

Thank shewholovestoeat
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mala a few years ago and then decided to come back again. We sat on the deck overlooking the ocean. It was a stunning view! We ordered the seafood pasta, tuna tartar, Ono fish, a salad, as well as some cocktails. The flavors accented the taste of the dishes. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We've been to... More 

Thank benevolenskaya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again, visit over visit this place rocks. From the initial greeting by the host, to the table being ready, to the server being fully trained totally knowledgeable, to the food appearing perfect and promptly and to noticing the looks on every diners face when departing, that they were where they wanted to be and getting thier great food fix. Keep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $50
American, Seafood
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-9394
we sit on the waters edge at Mala Wharf serving Mediterranean and Asian Cuisine

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