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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%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (58 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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571 - 580 of 1,435 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2014

Professional staff, well prepared and presented food. The wine list has something for everyone. Great view.

Thank Brucenapa
Reviewed 20 October 2014

As we had read some great stuff about this restaurant (guidebooks and review sites) we thought this would be worth a visit during our limited time in the area. The food was excellent but a little pricey for what it was. We were quite mortified...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Adam is the best bartender on the West Side & Carlos was the best server! We loved everything we ate & we can't wait to come back. #eatmoremala #poundsign

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Mala is on Front Stree in Lahaina. If you aren't looki for it, you will walk right past it. Very small place on the ocean, make reservations! I started with a Mala Mule, their answer to a Miscow Mule, delish. My husband and I shared...More

2  Thank pattifromsurprise
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

This place is right on the water and the beach and the views are the best at night but this place is very expensive $25 is the cheapest thing on the menu and thats a cheeseburger so if your on a budget or have kids...More

Thank Ron2024
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Mala is our go to location for weekend breakfast\brunch. The food is fresh, locally sourced, and awesome tasting. The brunch prices are quite reasonable compared to the rest of the menu. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The ocean and Lanai views are one...More

Thank MOG808
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I did not get to try any of the main dishes, but the oyster shooter was an experience all it's own. The drinks are as delightful as the bartenders themselves and you can't beat the location right on the water with open windows so you...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We ate at both Honu and Mala. The menus are essentially the same but Mala is very cramped and noisy. And the service at Mala was terrible. Won't go back.

Thank lbearpal
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Saw the TA reviews, decided to check it out. Nice seating right on the water, nice. Went on a Sunday so maybe it was the brunch menu that was less than impressive. Very limited options other than breakfast at 12 noon. We had a party...More

Thank Hitdbeach
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Owner on-site, great local fish mixed into Pacific Rim menu. Healthy food, friendly service and a cute little building. Sunset views fantastic.

Thank bishfact0r
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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
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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