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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mala tavern is one of the best places to eat on Maui! Hands down best service and most amazing food u will find on island.

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SOO AMAZING! the food is off the charts, the water splashing right next to your table and the sea turtles bobbing there heads, are you kidding?! its perfect. thank you for all the great service every time we come. if your not down for fish,...More

Thank Riley K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I ate at Mala for dinner one evening and it was one of our favorite meals on vacation. We sat outside with a beautiful view right next to the water. The portions are very large so you will definitely get full- I...More

Thank W1569YRmaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first reservation we made when returning to the island. We stumbled upon this the last time we were on Maui, it was like a diamond in the rough. The food is unique and oh so delicious! They start you off with edamame...More

Thank Baronreads
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really want to give this place 5 stars. The location, view, ambience, service, wine selection, bar, and most of the food were all excellent. Be prepared to spend at least $60 per head for a full meal with drinks. You have to start with...More

Thank jun_r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nothing special to look at inside or outside, but the food was incredibly delicious! It's pricey but my tastebuds kept telling me that it was worth it! I experimented with the Avalon Seared Ahi Shashimi and fell in love at first bite....More

Thank Pastor Todd F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watermelon Cooler at the bar started it off then on to the award winning ahi brochetta . The bartender said there are many long term employees that make it feel like a family. You can feel the care in every bite! The Diamond Springs Cab...More

Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 7 July 2017

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

Reviewed 1 July 2017 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
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, 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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