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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (55 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1307 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1725
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571 - 580 of 1,437 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2014

Ma'la Ocean Tavern has been our go to, and favorite restaurant here on Maui this past year! We dine there at least once a month, and typically order and share the same 3 courses each and every time! The restaurant is quaint, clean, and welcoming;...More

1  Thank LivingAloha2013
Reviewed 8 September 2014

W have eaten there twice, once with friends and the second time with family. The food is very fresh and plentiful. It is not inexpensive, but tasty and worth the cost. My husband, our son and I had three different fresh fish dishes, all were...More

Thank Leapsandbounds
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We went here while we were on our honeymoon in Maui and when we told the hostess he made sure to seat us at a table overlooking the ocean which was beautiful. I had the fish special of the day which was monchong and so...More

Thank kristenb731
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We just left Ma'la after an outstanding lunch. Try the Ahi Tuna Bruschetta for a culinary and sensory delight. Fresh seared Ahi on a brown flaxseed bread with an edamame puree and balsamic vinegar. Also enjoyed the Ahi burger with lettuce, tomato and an enormous...More

Thank DesertPair
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This restaurant is right on the ocean, so great view and sunset. Tables are very, very close, I could almost not get out to go to the restroom, the seat behind me was that close. Our food was average. Everything seemed to have a bit...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have been here a half dozen times and it is a must for every trip to Maui. The food is delicious, well-presented and filled with flavors of Asia and Hawaii. The view is spectacular and you usually can expect to see beautiful sea turtles.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 30 August 2014

My husband and I eat here when we come to Maui, and it is a great place, but very pricey. This visit, I had the Kobe beef burger, which was excellent....and it should be for $20. My husband had Hoisin coated baby back ribs. They...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant to us. We had ocean view seating, although a bit tightly packed. Loved the spicy salsa and edemame dip with chips (not enough chips) and there is where the love ended. Hubby & I split he large...More

Reviewed 29 August 2014

We had eaten here before on a previous trip to Maui. It is a small ocean side restaurant on Front street in Lahaina. You need reservations as the place is small and popular. They have Valet parking next door so that was a bonus. Their...More

1  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The setting is great, with open windows overlooking the water your views will never get boring. The menu is very interesting, many organic choices and artisan food, lovely. It is located on the edge of Lahaina and parking is by the street which might be...More

Thank Andrea P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a "Happy Hour", if so what hours and what days?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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