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“Portions too big”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mala Ocean Tavern

Mala Ocean Tavern
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Ranked #29 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kapunakea
Description: Seaside restaurant serving Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
Erding, Germany
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Portions too big”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

As the title says, that's our only complaint. Well, besides the fact that they could offer some more vegetarian main courses. But still a lot to be found for vegetarians. Will certainly return there.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, California
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“Excellent Food, Great View and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was our second visit and it was an outstanding dinner. Between the three of us we tried seafood, pasta and a steak. The preparation for each was superb with larger portions than you might expect. The view for sunset was perfect. Definitely worth the price.

  • Visited June 2014
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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Excellent seafood, well prepared, carefully garnished, we did not try meat items. We stayed on Maui and ate at Ma'la twice. We did not try any desert. A bit cramped seating - tables are in close proximity to one another - you can easily converse with a couple at the next table.

  • Visited June 2014
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Anderson, South Carolina
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

One of the employee's on our parasail excursion suggested Ma'la restaurant. We made a reservation and didn't have to wait at all. Our server was excellent and offered wonderful suggestions concerning the menu. The food was superb!!! The sushimi tuna bruschetta was phenomenal. We went to Ma'la with three teenage girls and they all loved their meals. If we had more time in Maui we would have definitely gone back again. If we travel to Maui again Ma'la will definitely be on our list of must do's.

  • Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“SOOOO Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Really delicious- expensive, but worth it. Our friends loved the oyster shooters with wasabi and scallion. I had the special fish pasta of the day, which was extremely yummy. My husband had the Fish of the Day which came with mashed potatoes and the best sauteed spinach I've ever had in my life. I can't figure out what they did to this spinach, but it was sweet and light and just the right texture. Macarons for dessert rounded out this beautiful meal. If you have one really expensive meal on Maui, let this be it.

Visited May 2014
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