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Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina, HI

Mala Ocean Tavern

4.8
4.8
5080 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Open daily for brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night! Award-winning Best Oceanfront Dining and for our exceptional service. Mala Ocean Tavern offers oceanfront dining, delicious culinary cocktails, excellent wine selection, and exceptional cuisine... all with a relaxed Maui feel.

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. Offering complimentary during dinner service Monday through Saturday.

There are views from every seat at MALA and many of our guests request oceanfront or patio seating. We can NOT guarantee outdoor seating, but we do note the request and will do our best to accommodate every guest. If your heart is set on sitting outside, please know that you might have to wait past your reservation time to have your preferred seating. ALL table reservations are for one and a half hours.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch/Lunch Daily 9:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 667-9394

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alvin Savella

  • Catering

    MALA can cater your next party, wedding, work function, or private event with outstanding island influenced cuisine from . For catering inquiries please contact info@malatavern.com or call (808) 667-9394.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us at MALA! Host your Private Event oceanfront at Mala Ocean Tavern. Inquiries please contact info@malatavern.com or call (808) 667-9394.

  • Neighborhood

    Lahaina

  • Cross street

    Kapunakea St.

  • Parking details

    Self parking is available in the small parking lot located to the right of the restaurant, the parking lot between our neighbor restaurants, the parking lot in front of Aloha Mixed Plate, and some street parking on Front St.

  • Public transit

    Cannery Mall Bus Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,080 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Hawaii

    Most Booked

  • Maui

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Maui

    Best Service

  • Maui

    Best Ambiance

  • Maui

    Best Value

  • Maui

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maui

    Scenic View

  • Maui

    Seafood

  • Maui

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mala Ocean Tavern is a MUST when coming to Maui! The ambience, the service, the food all incredible! To top it all off the sunset views was icing on the cake for a wonderful evening! We found it on a whim and it’s our new favorite spot, we will certainly be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and they provided me with a complementary dessert!
  3. V

    Vlwking

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent on all counts.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  5. DA

    DoctorAndy

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dinner on the water. Great local feel with Michelin worthy cuisine. Took a break from fish and had the braised pork. Absolutely the best!
  6. RJ

    RussJ

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cuisine is excellent with a million dollar view! Our server Ellen is the best.
  7. LK

    LeslieK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful locale and table with a beautiful view! Our waitress Cat was fun, knowledgeable and surprised us with a birthday dessert! Loved it and will be back ☺️
  8. KN

    KimN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mala never disappoints. Amazing views, service and food. Love it!
  9. RH

    RHEANNAC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. We love the live music, wonderful views and great food.
  10. SK

    SusanK

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great atmosphere, service and food. The live music sets the perfect mood. This is our go to place when visiting Lahaina.
  11. JH

    JimH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and service. One of our favorites on Maui.
  12. T

    Todd

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had a minor mishap with our appetizer and the staff made it right. Our waiter Carlos really new the menu and made good recommendations. A new favorite restaurant in the Lahaina area.
  14. NH

    NathanH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely fantastic and the food was incredible. We ate watching sea turtles swimming in the ocean. Such an amazing dining experience.
  15. T

    Tricia

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch at a table with an awesome view!
  16. FW

    FWSmith

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and location. Brunch omelette was a little hard. Everything else was great.
  17. b

    belindaw

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, nice outdoor seating/view, great service and relaxing ambiance.
  18. NR

    NancyR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal, service, view. The best!
  19. BB

    BarbaraB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular location to watch the sunset during dinner
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful location with great service, but the meals did not quite live up to our expectations given the price. The fish was somewhat dry and that the vegetable sides were not particularly memorable.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience dining here! Went for mine and my fiancés anniversary and they brought us champagne on the house as soon as we sat down. Got a table by the ocean which was nice. Also the food was amazing and so fresh. Would definitely recommend.
  22. MG

    MauiGuy

    Hawaii

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We have enjoyed Mala Ocean Tavern many times and will always be a favorite of ours. Unfortunately on this visit, the food was not so spectacular. The hostess seated us promptly and our sever Cody was awesome. We had a great seat by the water and everything was going great. It was 1pm on a Saturday and we ordered Brunch items. I had the Eggs Benedict with ham option. It looked fantastic and when I took a bite, it was actually just slightly warm to cold. I didn’t complain because it was busy and I just ate it. My husband had the Greek pita and enjoyed it and looked amazing too. So we are counting this visit as a one off. Will definitely come back again for all the other visits, our food has been A+.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance..!
  25. EW

    ElizabethW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    9:00am reservation. We were seated outside which was beautiful, but the sun was pretty intense. They accommodated us at an inside table which was perfect. The waitstaff was exemplary, food amazing, views to die for. Eggs Benedict with the local catch fish was perfectly balanced. Highly recommend for gorgeous views & amazing food.
  26. L

    Lonestar

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed Mala’s. Menu is excellent and fresh without being overly complicated. Service was very good and the meal prepared quickly yet not rushed. This is a go to location with our frequent visits to Maui.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food just not that tasty- ambience is awesome- right in the beach!
  28. CC

    ChanceC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for breakfast/brunch. The food quality was excellent - POG mimosa, guava lemonade, Mala Breakfast Plate, build your own omelet. There was a hair in the omelet and the staff graciously returned the plate to the kitchen for a fresh one to be prepared. One member of the party was celebrating a birthday and MOT brought out malasadas with caramel sauce which was a delicious treat. This is ocean front dining with an amazing view. We were seated in the outdoor patio. There is low music playing with an enjoyable, fun playlist. Mala came recommended to us, and we recommend to others!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good breakfast. Waiter was attentive and food delivered quickly. Make a breakfast reservation and hit this place for sure!
  30. RM

    RichfromMilwauker

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the perfect table on the water for sunset! Never got splashed! Carlos and Sergio could not have been more attentive or helpful! We would recommend without reservation.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic. The food was amazing! We will go back
  32. M

    Murray

    Denver

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great evening at Malea Ocean Tavern last night. The food was great (Catch of the day, Pork Shank and Clam appetizer). All were excellent and all were Gluten Free. Setting is spectacular - we had a great sunset. Maybe our finest dining experience in Maui.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner. The staff was amazing! Tori was attentive and sweet as well as everyone else who passed us. The food was excellent from beginning to end and the view was gorgeous. Definitely recommend
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Mala Ocean Tavern was truly a wonderful experience! The food was excellent and the service was very good. I had the Pork Shank and it was truly one of the best entrees I’ve ever had. Don’t miss a chance to eat at this fine dining restaurant while you are in Maui!
  35. B

    Barry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food great service great view 20 feet from the ocean!!
  36. R

    808Rob

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to go. Brunch is served daily until 2PM so you get your choice at lunch time. The only drawback is there is absolutely no parking (maybe 4 spots in a lot plus street parking on one side of a busy street), and not many places to turn around if you pass by. Be prepared to walk, and know it will be well worth it!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast was phenomenal!!! Loved it from the mimosas to the side of avocado lol staff very friendly and view was nice as well Would definitely recommend 💕
  38. R

    Russ

    Tucson

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu choices. Great service and excellent presentation. No complaints as this restaurant consistently delivers a wonderful experience!!
  39. RI

    RandyI

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Best meal ever. Waiter was ok. Was not as attentive as I would have liked
  40. DH

    DeniseH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had their fish special. Best meal I’ve had on my entire trip!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mala Ocean Tavern using the Order Online button. Mala Ocean Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-9394.

Mala Ocean Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 5080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mala Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kapunakea St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lahaina

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch/Lunch Daily 9:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking is available in the small parking lot located to the right of the restaurant, the parking lot between our neighbor restaurants, the parking lot in front of Aloha Mixed Plate, and some street parking on Front St.

  • Public transit

    Cannery Mall Bus Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alvin Savella

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 667-9394

  • Catering

    MALA can cater your next party, wedding, work function, or private event with outstanding island influenced cuisine from . For catering inquiries please contact info@malatavern.com or call (808) 667-9394.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us at MALA! Host your Private Event oceanfront at Mala Ocean Tavern. Inquiries please contact info@malatavern.com or call (808) 667-9394.

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