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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

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1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725 (Kapunakea)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit Maui at least twice a year and most always dine at Ma'la at the West Maui location at least once. The view of Lanai from the outdoor deck with sailboats silhouetted against the sunset and bobbing upon the golden flecked ocean is sublime. It's a smallish place so if you want to get a good seat on the... More 

Thank fortunato
Solana Beach, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went twice during our trip and go every time we go to Maui! We love the atmosphere, love the food. I highly recommend the calamari, ahi toast and love the Greek salad! My husband thinks the burger is also out of this world. A staple in Maui, we plan to visit every time we are there!!!

Thank heathergwil
Frisco, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this small local Lahiena restaurant for lunch. I had a tasty salad with ahi tuna; others at the table enjoyed burgers and one had the spicy lamb pita. The view - spectacular....it sits right on the ocean. Efficient, friendly staff. The decor is light and bright. Would definitely recommend and return on a future Maui vacation.

Thank Liz A
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ma'la has a great take on eggs Benedict because the chef uses toasted seedy, whole grain bread as the base and just enough Hollandaise sauce. The bread wasn't merely toasted, but grilled with I swear just a hint of sweetness in the butter used to grill it. I chose the version with local Ali'i mushrooms which enhanced the whole healthy,... More 

Thank Lisa C
Wantagh, New York, United States
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by this local eatery for a light lunch and what a great find. The french toast portion was huge with berries. It was delicious. Worlds apart from the hotel breakfast bar stuff. The real star was the avocado toast. Bread was fantastic. Avocado spread was great as were the olives and drizzle of olive oil. When you get fed... More 

Thank Richard H
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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The prices are outrageous for horrible food. Stir fry was overcooked and not local. Place is so run down but has a nice view. Salsa wasn't tasty and slow service

Thank Jadynt
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mala Ocean Tavern is a small casual restaurant located right on the water. If you're not looking for it, you'll probably drive right by it. It's right next to Honu restaurant. Recommend making a reservation. Free valet parking is available. We sat inside by the window. Started with a Heavenly Hibiscus martini (passion fruit vodka. lemonade) which is one of... More 

Thank islandsnoopy
Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy dinner here, very relaxed and right next to the water. Food is very good and service is always friendly. Enjoy it at sunset, doesn't get much better.

Thank CaryandCindy
Rochester, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I both had the Market Special which was delicious! The sunset view was breathtaking and we were even able to see some sea turtles on the rocks nearby. We thought the food was a bit pricey for what we got but the experience as a whole was great

Thank BethD78
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant we ate at in Lahaina. If you are looking for fancy dining not the place. If you are looking for great food and good service this is it. Tables are on top of each other which we liked as enjoyed talking to the next table. Was absolutely packed had an 8pm reservation had to wait 10 minutes or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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: 18086679394
we sit on the waters edge at Mala Wharf serving Mediterranean and Asian Cuisine

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