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Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725 (Kapunakea)
+1 808-667-9394
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with the Mai Tai! It was awarded #1 in 2015, and it still is the best I've had on the island. But, BUT... the Asian seafood pasta was the most amazing thing I've had on the island. My husband got the ribs, and he said they were amazing too! Sit in the Lanai; it's so beautiful to be attached... More 

Thank Robbie R
Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views, excellent service. The food is so fresh, nicely presented. In July, we make reservations for December!

Thank MinnesotaBlues
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast lunch and dinner can't go wrong! We had breakfast one morning and dinner one night ... great fresh fish! Awesome ocean view easy parking! Family owned and operated friendly fun time

Thank Tom K
Poipu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great brunch on the deck of this seaside restaurant. The food was fabulous with exceptionally fresh fish and salads. Will go back!

Thank Michele K
Portland, Oregon
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254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun place to hang out, eat and drink--the view is to die for. This place is on the ocean. Small deck on back, but was raining so we were all inside. Tried the tomato flatbread-it was superb. Drinks were the rose Sangria, and a mango ginger martini. Could have drunk those all day. Bartender was brand new, and... More 

Thank shewholovestoeat
Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mala a few years ago and then decided to come back again. We sat on the deck overlooking the ocean. It was a stunning view! We ordered the seafood pasta, tuna tartar, Ono fish, a salad, as well as some cocktails. The flavors accented the taste of the dishes. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We've been to... More 

Thank benevolenskaya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again, visit over visit this place rocks. From the initial greeting by the host, to the table being ready, to the server being fully trained totally knowledgeable, to the food appearing perfect and promptly and to noticing the looks on every diners face when departing, that they were where they wanted to be and getting thier great food fix. Keep... More 

Thank PeikAnderson
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to our air bnb and a great start to our holiday here, fab lunch both of us had salad with fresh tuna which was excellent, local friendly vibe

Thank TheClairevH
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view can't be beat at the quaint fish restaurant right on the shore in Lahaina. Fish was great. I strongly recommend ahi tuna bruschetta. It was awesome! This place is very kid friendly! Great place to watch the sunset and easy to get reservation on open table.

Thank mcfingeret
Redmond, WA
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very expensive for very poor tasting food for my worst meal in Maui. The fish sandwich was very bland and the bun was disgusting. I tried the seafood pasta and the noodles were bland and even though it was ordered mild, my mouth was on fire after eating it. Tasted the ahi tuna and it didn't have much flavor. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
American, Seafood
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-9394
we sit on the waters edge at Mala Wharf serving Mediterranean and Asian Cuisine

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