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“Yummy! Good food and great view”

Mala - Ocean Tavern
Ranked #30 of 268 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kapunakea
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The food was incredible - best we had in Maui. We were so close to the ocean - front row seat. Costco has $100 certificates for $80.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Had a great meal and good service from our waiter. However when we first got there the hostesses were chatting to themselves twiddling their hair while we stood less than 3 feet from them...waiting to be acknowledged. Then when we said we had a reservation for 4 on the patio, we were told we were wrong and it was for 2 only. So we got an inside table which really didn't matter as the place was pretty open air. This put a sour taste in our mouth but our server quickly showed what the Ma'la experience should be about. The women's bathroom is a waste of space and could be made into multiple stalls to alleviate the line that kept happening. Not awesome to be standing next to someones table as they eat and you wait for the bathroom. Came for sunset timing and was not disappointed!

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1  Thank SamWD2
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Went to Mala on the recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed. Started with oyster shooters which were fabulous. Then had flat bread pizza and seafood pasta wiyh both bring excellent! Our server Tilley provided great service. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place!! The exterior does not impress but the food is excellent! Sit by the open air windows and watch turtles in the surf about 10 feet away. Lunch is our preferred meal here, but we hear dinner is equally good. It's pricey but if you know of good inexpensive places in Maui, Please let me Know! Check it out!!

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1  Thank Rohdan
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This was our fourth visit. Located right on/over the water. Host got us a table right on the water. Ahi bruschetta was excellent. As were the oyster shooters. Entrees were fresh and well prepared. Service was top notch. Highly recommend this place.

2  Thank Jerry L
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