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Mala Ocean Tavern
Intimate and casually chic overlooking historic Mala Wharf... MALA is the perfect stop on Front Street to have brunch/lunch with friends or dinner with the whole family.
There are views from every seat at MALA & many of our guests request oceanfront or patio seating. We can NOT guarantee patio seating, but we do note the request and will do our best to accommodate every guest. If your heart is set on sitting on the patio, please know that you might have to wait past your reservation time to have your preferred seating. We do first come first serve for all seating. Due to COVID-19 we are operating at 50% Capacity, ALL table reservations are for one and one half hour.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Wonderful as always
The Ahi Eggs Benedict was great! I also liked the Hibiscus Mimosa and Makai Tai.
one of my most favorite restaurants right now...in Lahaina.
Delicious food and fantastic location on Front Street beside the ocean! We chose to eat outdoors with the sound of the waves. Bloody Mary with Avocado toast was excellent (also ordered the melt-in-your-mouth ahi tuna accompaniment with the cocktail). Eggs Benedict with seared ahi was top notch as well. Service is quick, attentive and not pretentious - very enjoyable place to have brunch.
This was our second time coming for Wine Wednesdays at Mala. It was a spectacular evening sitting outside watching the sunset. We took advantage of the 50% wine bottle and had a lovely bottle of rose for about $25. We also chose the pre-fix menu and really enjoyed all of the courses and practically licked the plates. The owner recognized us from dining there two weeks earlier and provided a scrumptious extra course with melt in your mouth tuna. They even went out of there way to modify the dishes to remove any wheat for me. Really a lovely evening and will certainly be making this a regular spot for us.
Got a table outside with the kiddos for brunch. Food was so good, mimosas were delicious, and can’t beat the view. Our waiter was also super nice. Overall really great time!
Perfect place for brunch or dinner! The food there is terrific! Best burgers by far!
Love the ahi poke and eggs Benedict! Worth the drive if you live on the other side of the island! Happy hour too and music on the weekends! Tell all your family and friends and you will need reservations!
My favorite restaurant on the island for sure!🌺🙏🏻🥥🍍ono drinks too!
Cheers and Happy Grinds~😀🌴
Great lunch in Lahaina celebrating husbands bday!
Excellent service and ambiance!
The food, wait staff is amazing. What a fantastic Friday night dinner. Thank you.
-Amazing service and ambiance
-Tasty Aperol spritz
-Slightly oxidized tuna, tasted a little older/fishier than other times I’ve been
Awesome service. Awesome location. Food was a little pricy but very good!! Worth it for sure. Friendly staff
Came in on a Wednesday night and were pleasantly surprised about the Wine Wednesdays and prix fix menu. We have four courses for $75 for two people and a bottle of rose (a delicious one) for $30. A real bargain for everything we were served. The food was really delicious and fresh. We loved the food and our server gave us impeccable service. The only criticism I have is that the prix fix menu indicated two glasses of champagne included as a starter. Two half-glasses of champagne were brought to the table. Either indicate on your menu that it’s two half glasses or fill up the glasses (I prefer the ladder). Mahalo!
We were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. We were seated direct ocean front and watched the most amazing sunset! The food was excellent! The service was stellar and very friendly, informed and gentle. They let us enjoy ourselves without feeling rushed, pressured or 'overly' in our space. It was just the right amount of everything special !
Mala is a Maui gem! The food, the relaxed ambience and the location right on the ocean can't be beat! The chefs are amazing witeh using fresh produce and locally grown organinc ingredients. The management stops by the tables, checks in and makes you feel at home. They have been careful to seat people with ample space between all and to set protocols that make you feel safe, comfortable and have a restored sense of relaxed normalcy. The cocktail menu is the best on Maui: creative and fresh.
Everything was good except for the waiter , not really sure what was going on but , maybe he was new or the mask was throwing him off . It’s weird times so I just appreciate that these was somewhere to go out and enjoy my birthday .
Overall experience was excellent! It was my wife's birthday so they sang the birthday song along w/ a desert and a candle!
Food was very enjoyable, and the service was great! Prices were more high end/upscale than expected so really not a great value.
Great place to eat, enjoy the view and gentle breeze with friends!
Service was good but just missed a couple steps. Nothing to keep me from going back. Food was great!
Greeted with a smile. Hayley was our server. Super friendly and professional. She knew the menu well and was able to answer all questions. Food presentation was lovely. Very flavorful and portions were generous. We come to MaLa every time we are on Maui. Kama’aina favorite! No Ka Oi!
We went for an anniversary dinner. They sat us outside so we were able to watch the sunset. Beautiful. Food and service was great
Usually every thing is great, but Saturday night was good not great. Probably just a off night because Mala is usually great...
Great dinner, restaurant is doing a great job following all Covid protocol. A few changes to the menu, but all the best things were still available. They were relatively busy, so I was happy for them . It is so difficult for the restaurant owners these days. Good job Mala, we will be back soon.
Always a culinary delight and now more than ever, to dine inside while hearing the waves splash on shore with sea turtles playing in the background. It really doesn't get any better than this.
Excellent dinner of grilled fish right on the water. View as wonderful as the food and drinks. Watch the sunset thru the anchorage. Great desert too
Visited for brunch on 4th of July. So happy they are open for onsite dining, and hope things continue to go well for them. Joe is a very nice and attentive waiter. We had the french toast special and eggs Benedict with spinach, tomato and avocado. Coffee was delicious and my husband really enjoyed his watermelon juice. Fantastic ocean view and the staff was warm and welcoming. They are all doing a great job navigating these new regulations without making customers feel uncomfortable. Just a nice vibe. We are residents but had never been before as we live on the south side. We'll definitely add to our west side rotation.
Waiter stated there is a 90-minute time limit for the table. Perhaps this should be provided PRIOR to booking in case we did not want to be rushed.
After a slight mishap with the person handling the seating, it was made right and we had a wonderful meal with an awesome meal.
Mala was fantastic as always. Great staff, delicious food and awesome ambiance.
Thank you for making our long overdue date night special! Ahi bruschetta always so delicious!
everything was great, especially their drinks and we love their brunch!
Best oceanside location for sunset and honu sightings!
We were so grateful that Mala was open and had a lovely brunch. The food was outstanding, service excellent, and of course and amazing view on the water. We were hesitant to go out to eat with the virus situation, but felt very safe there. The tables were appropriately distanced, employees wore masks, and we sat outside with fresh air. Thank you Mala!
Excellent Cesar salad. Service is always outstanding.
My birthday celebration. Waitress was attentive but at the end we needed to locate her so we could pay our bill. Birthday malasada was a nice jester. There was a young lady at the next table that was loud and had a foul mouth but we didn’t let it bother us.
Tables were a bit close considering the COVID-19.
But all in all it was a great dinner! Thank you!
I always love dying at Mala. My go to is the Ahi Bruschetta, there is nothing else like it. There food and service never disappoint. I am also a fan of there Mala Till Midnight. Great food and drink at Happy Hour prices. Must try!
Nice to go out to a dining experience since the “stay at home order”.
Beautiful sunset. Great vibe like always.
Nice to have a 6 foot distance from other tables.
Drinks were awesome and the food flavors were wonderful after cooking at home only, for the last two months.
Glad to see a business survivor through these uncertain times.
Mahalo Mala Ocean Tavern Ohana.
Awesome meal and service! So happy to be dining out again at one of my favorite restaurants.
It is good to come back now that sit down dining has resumed. They have hit the ground running with the same excellent quality food and service. Reservations are recommended for any time slot during their hours of operation as there are fewer tables than pre-pandemic.
Aloha and thanks! We are so glad to be back! We missed serving everyone so much. We are pretty limited on tables, so thanks for the recommendation. Mahalo again and Practice Aloha!
Mala Ocean Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-9394.
Mala Ocean Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.