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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite not having a reservation we were able to get into this great restaurant. The seafood chowder was amazing as was the grilled mahi mahi special. Our daughter had the lamb flatbread which was delicious. We finished off our meal with a fantastic grilled fruit...More

Thank Gbawpg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say!! This was by far the best breakfast I've ever had. Eggs cooked to perfection Giovanna our server was awesome and will be back before we leave to see her. Great ocean views while we eat and drink mimosas.

Thank Shretta J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to MAUI for the last 5 years. Malas Is our first place to visit. We always try to visit twice during our visit. Malas never disappoints. We always order the Ahi Bruschetta. Amazing. Today I order the steamed clams at the recommendation...More

Thank Anaah
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of three small family owned restaurants along Front Street, located right on the water by the bay. A table near the water will get you a sunset over Lanai. Limited parking, so book early...happy hour ends around 4:30, so we did drinks and appetizers...More

Thank Virg U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The other reviews pretty much say it all - great ocean views, fantastic location kind of off the beaten path in Lahaina, and wonderful food. Can't beat the Crunchy Calamari and Mahi Mahi Ceviche appetizers, and the Avalon Seared Ahi Sashimi was absolutely perfect. Others...More

Thank renaypan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read lots of reviews and walked the entire length of Front Street before choosing this restaurant for our lunch, based on the menu and oceanfront location. This is one of three establishments (the other two are Honu and Frida's Mexican Restaurant), all next door...More

Thank Hippely
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mala is a favorite go to for lunch and a great way to start off the vacation. The location is absolutely perfect. Get a table on the water and enjoy a stunning view of the ocean. If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse...More

Thank superP3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enoyed lunch here. Mala is a little outside of the main area of Lahaina. This was fine by me, as I found the town very touristy, with an outlet mall etc. Not my favourite place on Maui. Then all was redeemed at Mala. We...More

Thank TorontoDebbie
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were here 5 years ago for my wife 50th Birthday, so we decided to return again a few days ago for my wife”s 55th Birthday. We also brought some friends, for their first visit to Maui. The most important thing you need to know...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Have been coming to Mala for years now and I probably should have given them a TripAdvisor shout out before now but if you've been to Mala before, you know they don't need any help. Place is a somewhat tiny restaurant which makes it fun...More

Thank mbasciano
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12 May 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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