Our 4th time in 4 years. Some dishes still tops (seafood pasta) but some disappointers (ahi bolognese). Cuisine needs to improve quality to match pricing, but service very good and bartenders friendly.
Got a very bad table right at the entrance. Noisy, car traffic , people traffic, fan blowing on our heads. Been coming for years and this is my first average review. Food was good as always.
As always GREAT!!
Had many better experiences in other restaurants with same price, view , and atmosphere. Food was alright nothing to write home to Mom about. Service was fair.
Overall it is a great restaraunt but make reservations way in advance and still had not such a great table by the front door...also felt a bit rushed but the food was wonderful
Popularity has overcome Mala’s prior charm. Very noisy. Mixed service quality. Bartender was wonderful. Waitstaff was brusque. The food was okay. Very expensive. Go for lunch.
As always fantastic ambience, service and of course the food! A must go to place whenever we are on Maui!
We went to MALA for a combination valentines and 30th wedding anniversary dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend. We had fabulous cocktails at the bar while waiting for our table - we were early. All of our dinners were fabulous. Our daughter had ahi tuna and said it was the best she has ever had, and served very differently. Her boyfriend had clams and said he has never had so many and they were absolutely delicious. My husband had fresh mahi mahi and I had the fresh fish of the day. We were all very happy with our choices. There was not any recognition of our special event, however, we recognize that what is special for us, isn't necessarily for others :-) There had been torrential rains during the day so the outdoor seating was closed and they managed to fit everyone inside without making anyone feel impacted. We will be back for sure!
We ended up having dinner at the bar instead of in the dinning room, the service was excellent!
Valentine’s Day was an hour wait beyond our reservations due to rain and closing of outside tables. Still overall a nice experience with great wait staff.
Sat at the bar and was perfect!
This is not our first time at the restaurant
We are far away from home- that should speak for itself.
We are thousands of miles away from Maui - yet made a point to re- visit
We will most likely put it high on the list on our next swing
We have been coming to Mala since it opened several years ago. The food is always delicious and the view is spectacular but the staff have always been rude. We had not been for a couple of years due to this fact and decided to try it again. Unfortunately, they are still as rude as ever. You are not welcomed or even made to feel as if they are glad you are there to spend your money at their establishment. We have never understood this since Frida's is owned by the same owners & not like this. But this was our last time. I don't need to feel unwelcome when dining out. If you don't mind the rudeness of the staff you will enjoy the food & cocktails.
Lovely spot by the ocean, and the clams in particular were a standout. Also very helpful with two of our gluten free diners
Love this place. We went two nights in a row! By far our favorite spot in Lahaina
Fantastic as always in every way. Mala Tavern is a must go to spot whenever we are on Maui. Great view and usually will see Honu, sea turtles, bobbing in the ocean right outside. My only disappointment was that they took the ahi burger off the menu which was one of my favorites. But there’s plenty else excellent on the menu to eat! I had the shakshuka with lamb sausage instead and loved it so didn’t miss the ahi burger!
Love this place. Come every year at least once per visit. Food fresh and delicious. AHI bruscetta is best ever.
The place is busy. We had a 7pm reservation and had to go to the bar. Our table was ready at 715pm. The table was right on the Ocean. Our server Katheryn was great. We ordered a big Greek salad and I ordered ahi meatballs over pasta. Only complaint the outside of the dish had toast surrounding the main dish. Too much bread, especially with pasta. The food was delicious.
My wife ordered ahi sashimi. She said it was excellent. No room for dessert. I also enjoyed the draft beer.
Wonderful as usual but the espresso machine was broken so no affagoto.