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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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“brunch” (75 reviews)
“caramel miranda” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All 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 4 weeks ago

Good but not great place for fresh fish and more. Hidden jewel. Staff is friendly and very attentive. The restaurants by the the side of the ocean, so you'll also get a great view at sunset. If your in the area this a must try...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again Mala's didn't disappoint. Katherine was a fantastic server and all her recommendations were spot on. And the food... we come to Maui every year and try to never miss a meal here.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mala Ocean Tavern is a hidden gem. At the quieter end of Front Street, Lahaina the vibe here is relaxing and welcoming!! We didn't want to leave. We had meals (and cocktails) off the brunch menu and it was all fresh, delicious and very generous...More

Thank EmilyandDavinder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got lucky to have found MAlA the week they opened in 2004. Make it a point to eat here every time we return to Maui. Casual on the water environment with friendly service and outstanding food at fair prices. Looking forward to visiting their New...More

Thank Brycha7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Bonus was the view of green sea turtles from the outdoor patio. Highly recommend for foodies visiting Maui who want to see turtles without getting wet! Recommend the ahi bruschetta, brussels sprouts, fresh fish stir fry and Caramel Miranda dessert!

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took 10 plus minutes to be acknowledged by our server, then when she did get around to taking our order 2 out of the 3 items came out wrong. The one that was right, a salad, was unflavorful and tired to say the least. Worst...More

Thank israeldeb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best to watch the sunset! And as an added bonus, you can watch the sea turtles in the water. That's how close you are - make sure to get a table on the patio. The Ahi Bruschetta is what they are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great food, great view, terrific happy hour bargains - highly recommended. In addition, it is common to see sea turtles feeding just off shore.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Weekend brunch is superb. The ahi is outstanding and the sticky buns with hazel nuts are oh so good and worth taking an extra to go. The cheeseburgers are some of the best I've ever eaten and the service is excellent. There aren't many tables...More

Thank sandit2015
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is our favorite restaurant on Maui. It is small, only about 10-12 tables and has a great view right on the water if you get there early. They are vegetarian friendly and have an unusual menu. A favorite of ours is the fried tofu...More

Thank Timhr950950
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
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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