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Mala - Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
+1 808-667-9394
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (80 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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1 - 10 of 1,581 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly service, great food and a fabulous view from the outside dining area! We had a great dinner at Mala last night. Every table gets a bowl of chips with an edamame purée surrounded with salsa, which was just yummy. I could have made that...More

Thank Jkjkmo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with family of 5. Ages 16, 13 and 13. The menu is vast but nothing stood out. The view on the beach is amazing although we had to eat inside since high tide washed out the outside seats. The staff is attentive but the...More

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome dinner with family. Come for the food, stay for the view. The seafood pasta was fantastic.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

In fact it's pretty fantastic! I laughed when I read one review comparing it to Duke's and Hula Grill. Make no mistake -- this is a place for Foodies. The menu is priced accordingly. They also have a very adequate wine menu. The Ahi Bruschetta...More

Thank Wingate1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mala is a cozy, unassuming spot right on the water with absolutely amazing food. it is a super popular spot, so make reservations early. The ahi bruschetta is INCREDIBLE. And the vibe is as relaxed as the food is upscale. At sunset it is gorgeous...More

Thank Neena M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach. Great service and food was excellent especially the complimentary edamame and salsa dip.

Thank S T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mala's Ocean Tavern is a little tucked away..but worth finding. Beautiful views of the ocean/bay. Food is good..and fairly reasonable by Maui standards.

Thank lonnieb03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family here recently. Arrived at 6 to see the sunset. Worth it. Exceptional seafood and service. Went to many Lahaina rest. and this was my favorite.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To cap off our 2018 Maui visit we booked a table for a family early dinner @ MaLa Tavern, an oceanside venue we’ve always enjoyed in the past. The convivial and lively crowd at the bar and tables makes for a fun dining experience. The...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt the best meal we had on Maui. Bit of a walk from the centre of Lahaina, but so worth it. Tables right next to the sea’s edge - we watched turtles and crabs while we ate an excellent meal. Reasonably priced, great staff...More

1  Thank keith c
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May 11, 2017|
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Response from Barb A | Reviewed this property |
I recall the restaurant having a happy hour during mid-afternoon hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
    (Kapunakea)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-9394
  • E-mail
Description
In 2004 Mark and Judy opened Mala Ocean Tavern, along with their daughters, Ariana and Michelle, a small oceanside tavern serving Mediterranean and Pacific Rim, with some Latino flavored dishes. With their partner Shep Gordon, Mala Wailea was created for the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, which opened in 2008 and sold in 2016.
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