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“Fresh fish, on the water, excellent service - the perfect combination.”

Mala - Ocean Tavern
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Ranked #42 of 278 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kapunakea
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.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We've eaten here before and were not disappointed. It's been 4 years since our fist visit and the quality of food and service has only improved. They're a bit (ok a lot) out of the way so you sorta have to want to g there but it's worth the effort. The prices are a bit high (but so is everything on Maui) but they make up for it with attentive service, a great menu, and personable staff. We'll be back!

Thank Donald W
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great food and service!
We had the tuna tartare, tuna bruschetta, and Manila clams. All great. We ate at the bar. Great sever

Thank dawatson
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

It wasn't till our last day that we had the chance to eat here. We had come to try their adult Mac and cheese and because it was happy hour it wasn't on the menu. The manager greeted us and found out from the kitchen that it was ready so we were able to get it. It was as good as we had hoped. We also had a flatbread with mushrooms and grape tomatoes also wonderful. The view was just as great with lots of turtles to watch as you dine. All the staff was professional and welcoming. If we are fortunate to visit Maui again we will make sure to come here first!!!

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Thank Busylilmom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is not your average tourist surf and turf restaurant...you can't get teriyaki chicken (I like t.c.)but what you DO get is some of the freshest(all grown on their own farm) most innovative food tha you will find on the Island. Ahi bruscheta is outstanding, as is the mahi mahi prepared with some type of pesto. The view from the tables IN THE BACK is spectacular. The servers are friendly without coming across like they want to be your new best friend. It IS pricey, so beware of that, but it is well worth the price. We have been there twice in the pst week and plan to go back during the next two weeks.

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Thank Jwchait
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

please keep in mind our expectations were high! Awkward little place food was delicious. A little pricy. We had been looking forward to a sunset view had reservations outside with covering. However the day we chose ended in monsoon type weather whole area had to be moved inside we were a little wet and our romantic evening turned out crammed table to table with others. I guess for the prices we expected a little nicer. However the food was very tasty and interesting flavors. People were being turned away due to the weather impacting their seating. Oh well live and learn. I would choose a different place less crammed inside. I like to be able to hear the person with me not next to me and their conversations.

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Thank allison d
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