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Review of Mala Tavern

Mala Tavern
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Sat, 9/25
8:00 PM
Ranked #30 of 228 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 October 23, 2019

Great location, views, food and drinks! Service was great, our bartender Graham was attentive and friendly. We had the Lamb Greek Pita Wrap. Delicious!! We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Calig82
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101calebh, Owner at Mala Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Aloha Cali,

Thanks for the review! Graham is the man, thanks for giving him the shout out. I am glad you enjoyed the pita wrap. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 21, 2019

At least you got seated at this restaurant, however service was extremely slow but they were very busy. Food was good but very expensive. A cup of coffee was $5.50 per person and it was plain coffee not a Starbucks or anything.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Vineta G
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101calebh, Owner at Mala Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Aloha Vineta,

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize for the delay in service. We pride ourselves in expedite service regardless of business levels, but clearly that was not the case in your brunch. Our coffee is most definitely not Starbucks, we have our own blend made from local coffee beans. We feel it is vastly superior and we sell hundreds of bags a month it is so popular. Thank you again for the feedback and I am sorry it was not an amazing experience.

Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 20, 2019

Brunch served from 9:00 - 2:00 which is great for those not on Hawaiian time. Food is consistently good; service is excellent and the view is unsurpassed. The sticky buns are addictive and every meal we had there was not only priced reasonably for Maui but consistently fresh and served with aloha. The restaurant is on the water and the waves occasionally splash up to the tables closest to the water. The area is a turtle sanctuary and it is common to see them while you dine. Roberta, the manager, and all the wait staff are friendly and cater to the customers. We had breakfast there every day and several evening meals as well, and every one was exceptional. Not to be missed when visiting Lahaina.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

must try calamari and mediterranean salad, fresh and good portion.
seafood pasta is OK because we don't particularly like tomato sauce.

Date of visit: October 2019
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2  Thank stevefyu
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Oyster Shooters are a MUST. Butterscotch pudding, was so wonderful. (I don't like butterscotch) Sit by the window where you can watch the turtles float around. I can't remember our waitresses name, but exceptional!! (sorry, we were drinking those wonderful Mai-tais) We went here twice, enjoyed it both times

Date of visit: September 2019
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2  Thank kathybL5734MZ
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101calebh, Owner at Mala Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Aloha Kathy,

I think this review is fantastic! Thank you so much for coming both times! The oyster shooters are a must and half priced for happy hour, just saying. I have told each of my waitresses this was about them just to make their day. Truth is they all do an amazing job.

Mahalo!

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