Service was great.
Entrees were Asian pasta and Fresh Market sautéed fish (Mongchong). Shrimp and fish were slightly over cooked. The pasta dish itself fell flat, tasting under seasoned. We asked for spicy and we were not able to detect any spice at all. Tomato sauce overpowered much of the seafood but it could be to the seafood’s lack of seasoning.
Fresh market sautéed fish was just a touch over cooked. But the entree as a whole was great.
Also had the coconut shrimp and oyster shooter. The coconut shrimp tasted generic but was plated beautifully. The sauces worked well.
Oyster shooter tasted great. Fresh, briney, and acidic.
Small, crowded and noisy, but the food was great, and the service was quick, friendly, and professional. Danielle was very good. Go early if you want a window seat, but we loved the people watching where we were seated close to the entrance. Try the buratto appetizer - very tasty. Don't try to get in without a reservation unless you go late.
Good dinner even have a gluten free menu which they can adjust to be dairy free as well. Awesome watching the turtles feeding as well.
We're all about the location when on vacation. Right on the edge of the ocean, just north of Lahaina. In fact, they couldn't seat anyone on the end tables because the water was too rough and they would have got splashed! Tasty, creative drink menu. Delicious preparations, helpful waitress. The seared Ahi Bruschetta is a must order!
Mala's location and staff are exceptional. The restaurant is located on a bay that acts as a turtle refuge. It has wonderful views of the ocean and turtles from the outdoor deck. The hostess and wait staff were attentive, polite and pleasant. We were unfortunately however disappointed with the food overall. The Ahi Bruschetta was a sold appetizer however the seafood pasta and a seafood special, both priced right around $50 a piece, were just average. We had high expectations and left feeling as though we paid an excessive amount for a very average meal. We would not recommend this place. For the money, Lahaina Grill and Merriman's are FAR better choices.
Best drink on Maui and I’ve had a lot!!
Loved it from start to finish. One Time reservations, great table, wonderful waitress, fantastic food.
Love this place. Our Seafood Asian pasta and a whole wok fried fish was phenomenal! Drink was very refreshing and we love it too.
The fish is very good,well prepared clams marvelous. We will return every chance we get. Great bar and wait staff.
The food was amazing! We had filet and fish dishes and both were outstanding! The special dessert was unbelievable too. We loved everything about Mala!
Recommended by a friend that has home in Maui.., did not disappoint! Wonderful Oceanside eatery! Great service and wonderful meal!
Just finished our left over ribs tonight and they were still amazing. Everything so flavorful, you just know it is top quality produce and meat selections.
We had a wonderful dining experience. The service was fast and friendly. The food was amazing.
Only issue with Mala is the challenge to find parking. Service was absolutely exceptional and food fantastic
Service was awesome, unfortunately, They did not have their signature dish, which I was looking forward to since the last time I visited, However, I love their Greek Salad. I ordered a large one and it was delicious from start to finish. Great atmosphere and Amazing food. We Will always have a meal there, when we return to Maui, Which is often.
Excellent as always
The perfect bustling scene with a stunning view and very best local ingredients. Love Mala! Always go once or twice when visiting Maui.
We had been recommended to try Malta’s for the Ahi Bruschetta. It was very good but not worth the $34 price as an appetizer to share. The fish chowder was excellent. The decor left a lot to be desired but the location over the water more than of Lahaina was very nice. Our waitress was wonderful.
We always dine at Mala when in Maui. Never disappoints! Always delicious.
Lovely. Ocean front. Delicious food
Great table by the water. Kind staff. Delicious! Perfect place to bring my teenagers.
Wonderful people. Wonderful food. And a location that can’t be beat.
A great dining experience
Food was creative and delicious
Staff was super friendly and helpful
Ambiance...what can you say. Patio table seaside is pretty awesome
And..check out Mark's website. Great story
We haven’t been to Mala for a couple of years because we keep going to Honu which we love instead. We are so glad that we returned to Mala for lunch. They continue to be as terrific as we remembered. The food, service, view and overall experience was outstanding!
I gave 3 stars because my family and friend's highly recommend Mala's and have had good experiences so I'm treating my experience as an anomaly. I had made a reservation a week in advance and specifically put on the reservation that my fiancee and I are celebrating an engagement and we were hoping to get a table by the water. When we arrived, they weren't able to give us an ocean side table. They said it is just on a first come first serve basis but what really confused me was that a few minutes after we were seated (we had only just opened the menu), an ocean side table opened up. When I asked if we could have it, they said another party was coming in 10 minutes that they were giving that table to. We decided to leave before eating because this wasn't the way we wanted to be treated as we celebrated our engagement. We went to Merriman's and had a phenomenal experience. The staff at Merriman's were enthusiastic, went out of their way to get us an oceanside table, and made it feel like a true celebration.
Great little gem in Lahaina! A bit off the path from the shops, however that kept most of the touristy crowd away. Right on the water, great drinks and a fabulous burger! 4 stars on the service and value because of where we were.... "Hawaiian time" is a real thing, even in the service industry; value- everything is expensive in Maui! Will return!
Maybe we just caught it on a bad night, but unfortunately our waiter made it a pretty poor experience. Waiter was borderline rude right off the bat. It took a long time to take our order. Entrees didn't come out until way after our appetizers and all of our food was overcooked and dry when it did come out. Nobody apologized when I voiced concern including the manager. Only high note was the appetizers were good.
Great atmosphere being right on the ocean. Gorgeous sunset. Food was lovely. Servers v nice and attentive
Great meal while watching the sunset. Super attentive staff. Great food for the kids and adults. The fried chicken and ribs were fantastic.
Very Good Food ! Fantastic oceanfront location . Small but nice. Very Good Service ,Friendly and helpful staff. No place to park but do offer free Valet parking. Go experience and enjoy yourself!
After Easter Church service.
Highly recommended and a disappointment to us when we had so so few days
Second time at this great restaurant. Food is unreal and the staff are pros. We will be back.
Ahi bruschetta was amazing! I could have made that my meal! The seared ahi dinner was fantastic. We sat at the bar and our server/bartender made the experience. He was spot on with his suggestions, had great stories and made it fun! If you have an ocean view it’s amazing, the seating inside near the door has no atmosphere. The food speaks for itself.
Overall average experience at Mala. We had high expectations for our last night of our babymoon and unfortunately, Mala did not rise to the occasion. We made reservations several weeks in advance and asked to be seated outside - that didn't happen. I also included the special occasion note - never acknowledged. Additionally, the waiter we had was borderline rude in his demeanor - no introduction, no welcome, just throws the menus on the table and later comes back to ask what we wanted. The food was average at best and overall, we left feeling immensely disappointed. Definitely do not recommend.
Quaint ocean front with incredible views! The food was fabulous!! Highly recommend
We love Mala!!! Every time we are in Maui we eat here!!!
Love the ahi Bruschetta, ceviche, ahi tuna Avalon!
Kids enjoyed their food!!
A little gem of a place..
Service was good.. seems a little expensive..
Would go back for sure !!
Go early and watch the sunset!!
always nice to sit outside and look at the great view
Always our favorite.