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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll 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 yesterday

We had a lovely meal out for my Mum's birthday at Mala Ocean Tavern and I would definitely recommend it. We arrived at around 5:30pm, which was a good time, as we had our pick of table and chose one right in front of the...More

Thank Toby H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Many years ago Chef Marc Ellman created the greatest restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. It was Avalon, and nothing in Maui could compare. Now, many years later he has created Mala, a Mediterranean Tavern on the shore, with turtle sightings and still the most wonderful and...More

Thank irasala
Reviewed 1 week ago

My bestie had been here before and raved about it, so we decided to go for our last night in Maui dinner. First off, LOVED you could make reservations. This place is RIGHT on the water, and is almost like a converted house with deck...More

Thank betsnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mala was one of the first restaurants I visited on my first trip to Maui. It was very good then and terrific now! We had very fine service and were able to get seated out on the covered deck with a nice view of the...More

Thank Cookeez49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter John Mass told us the Mai Tai had won awards. It must’ve been for the biggest glass of fruit juice on the island. What a $14 disappointment. Didn’t drink it and still charged for it. On the positive side the Beet Salad was...More

Thank Tara J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for lunch before, twice, 1st time for diner. Katherine was our server, she was excellent, she knows the specials, menu & wine list in great detail, added to our dining experience. Myself & another in our group had the seafood pasta,...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a table outside and enjoy the exceptional service and excellent food. We ate here twice during our visit. On Day 1 we stopped on our way to the condo from the airport for lunch. Sat right on the water and enjoyed the Ahi burger...More

Thank 139Kat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin and I had read about this restaurant online,and were promised great food. Um, we were blown away. I loved the restaurant--i think this is what made me feel like I was finally on vacation. We were seated right on the water, but away...More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mala was an experience we will not forget! The food was amazing! Annie's recommendations were spot on. The only thing I would change is the time that we arrived, around 5, it was so hot with the sun on the horizon that we were uncomfortably...More

Thank steamertrunkprincess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic burger and fries if you are a local you get a discount. The burger was $20 and I thought it was a ok price it filled me up for the entire day ! My friend had The Ahi Tuna and loved it . Beer...More

Thank Kimmie M
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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
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
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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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