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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

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1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725 (Kapunakea)
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Port Coquitlam
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Returning visits are always the same. The location is one of the best in Maui. Seating is tight and cozy but worth it. Excellent service. Meal was spectacular. Caesar salad starter for me. Beet salad for the little lady. I'm a fan of Ahi tuna. I was not disappointed. Super sauce with mushrooms. Mm mm. So good. Nothing changes. Just... More 

Thank Goldwingman
San Francisco, California
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Favorite restaurant on the west side although we generally do lunch for better prices and still great food. Big Greek salad so,good it made me buy the cookbook just for the recipe Kobe burger with bacon and grilled onions always terrific as is the fish sandwich which we wash down with a bottle of red which they have a few... More 

Thank magnamosa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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

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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: 18086679394
we sit on the waters edge at Mala Wharf serving Mediterranean and Asian Cuisine

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