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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (55 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views! The (many) turtle sightings! The sunsets (always spectacular)! This restaurant is slightly off the beaten path and such a find! GREAT food and drinks. Huge portions. I ordered the fish special - delish and hubby ordered the "fried" chicken - fabulous. While I...More

Thank CaliGirl510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is great!!! Great Service !!! the location in Lahaina is the best and we even saw Sea Turtles Great Spot

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go to Maui without eating at this place. I come to visit this place every time I come to Maui because it has the best Ahi tuna. It is also on the waterfront see you can be right next to the water and...More

Thank libbymarko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place is beautiful. Has tons of good and healthy foods, as well as great drink specials (make sure to hit them up for happy hour). The staff is also super nice and if you happen to sit on the patio, you'll see turtles...More

Thank Carmen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch here! Our server was professional and informative on the delicious meals! With the king tide the outdoor seating was a bit damp but also fun! We had the olive appetizer ... try it warm! Intensified the flavors! Wow! The fish was...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right on the shore in Lahaina, the waves were breaking against the restaurant. Small, cozy place with 10-12 seats at the bar. No bad views in this casual, but delicious spot. Happy hour Mai tai was delicious, accompanied by tender calamari and the amazing...More

Thank Kristin Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience. Awesome appetizers. Had the fried whole fish. Best thing I had in Hawaii. The appetizer pizza with goat cheese is a must. Beautiful ocean view. Easy parking. You can park a ross the street at the shopping center also.

Thank Audra A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'll keep this short The ribs were too salty, over the top, couldn't finish them, I ate 2 The was good, it would've been great maybe if it wasn't cold I never mentioned pricing if you noticed. I'm used to paying higher prices in NYC...More

Thank richdags
Reviewed 18 June 2017

When visiting Maui, a sunset meal at Mala is always a must! Our first visit was with all the family, seven including a 7-month-old baby. Second visit was with another couple. John was our waiter both times. The food is always delicious but John's service...More

Thank philandmaryricha2017
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for lunch. Doesn't look like much from front but when you get to the patio in back it is so cute and the view is fantastic. Food was quick and good.

Thank Crossfamily7
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12 May 2017|
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Response from Marta J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know - we were there for lunch and they had all sorts of wonderful drink (hard and soft) suggestions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-9394
  • E-mail
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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