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Mala - CLOSED

3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8347
+1 808-875-9394
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8347
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Found this spot through the top 30 resturants in Maui. Their Seared Tuna with creamy mushroom sauce lured me to take our family of 5 there. So disappointed in the Tuna it was chewy and fishy not at all what you would expect especially at...More

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This restaurant had a great atmosphere and ocean views. The fish was fresh and flavors were outstanding. That being said, it was very expensive. Mains were all around $50. It was a bit of a tourist trap, but I don't regret going.

Thank Meghan O
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We met up with some friends from home who were also in Maui while we were there.They suggested Mala for dinner. Small and casual atmosphere- if it had not been pouring rain that evening,eating outside would have been an option.The deck practically doubles the size...More

Thank Curly916
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I never miss a trip to Mala when in Maui. I will clarify, the one I go to is on Front Street in Lahaina. Local, healthy focused,(ok they do have burgers and fries too) outstanding food; the seared tuna with mushroom sauce is amazing, always...More

Thank Danette G
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Mala is a mixed bag. It has some inexpensive plates and some very expensive plates, all done well. The outdoor seating on the patio is wonderful, the interior seating is OK. We go for the food and avoid the bar.

Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Food quality below mediocre, all three dishes ordered, though plentiful. Beautiful beach location. There is a wait to get into the restaurant which seems popular with tourists.

Thank Suisse_Travelling
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Mala is a Maui landmark that will hopefully always be part of the Front Street landscape. Ideal for anyone wanting an upscale but down to earth meal with friendly native vibe.

Thank allysonhyer
Reviewed 2 August 2016

No reservation required but often recommended. Our pregnant server was excellent and a joy. Draft beer $7. Prices from $21 for my burger and up, and about $16 for the tofu, brown rice, green salad. The salad was outstanding with a light peanut sauce. My...More

Thank 1royhobbs
Reviewed 29 July 2016

after reading that Mala was Honu's fancier sister restaurant we decided to go for it. The portions are quite large - justifying the very expensive prices i guess - but the food was very average - def. not as good as Honu. Service was good...More

Thank joan g
Reviewed 2 July 2016

There were four of us and we had a very enjoyable meal. Our table was right on the water. The view was terrific. Caught a great sunset. The food was delicious, and the service spot on. We had a light meal. We shared some appetizers....More

Thank Robert2014
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$40 - US$100
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8347
  • Public Transportation: Kihei Islander bus line stops in front of the Shops at Wailea, just in front of the Marriott. Mala Restaurant is located on the ocean front of the Marriott, Wailea. Just walk through the main lobby and you'll see our lounge, with the restaurant ramp to your left.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-9394
  • E-mail
Description
Chef Mark Ellman of Avalon fame and Chef/Owner of Maui Tacos, who also owns the orginal Mala Ocean Tavern in Lahaina, has joined forces with his long time partner Shep Gordon and opened a Southside outpost of Mala. Aptly called Mala Wailea at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Island of Lanai. Our delightful restaurant offers stunning sunset vistas over the Pacific – every seat has an ocean view. Mark is pleased to continue the Mala tradition of making great food organic, healthy, fresh, and delicious. With an authentic menu of Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisine, our beautifully crafted dishes will please the palates of your most revered guests.
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