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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
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- 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
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!
Consistently good food and service
Love the food and service. Perfect environment for our family. Very kind staff! Thank you!
Great birthday dinner for my husband and me! Impeccable, friendly service throughout the evening, and outstanding meal, as usual. Mahalo, Mala!
It was a wonderful way to start a quiet Sunday morning. Watch the turtles and the whales and ate great food. We were happy.
We have been coming to Mala for years and have always loved it. New owner (Oct 2019) has made some great improvements, including a great covering for the outdoor patio). Food was excellent and waitstaff was friendly, informative and efficient.
Vacation dinner. We went twice. Come every time we go to Maui. Never disappoints. Incredible everything.
One of THE BEST places to eat at. The food is extremely good. Service is great and friendly.
Lisa was fantastic, made us feel welcome and walked us through the menu. Food was delicious, different than what you find elsewhere on Maui. We will be back!
Beautiful ocean front setting, especially seating outside or on the high top seating right along the water.
Both brunch and dinner are delicious: fresh and tasty! Service is friendly and efficient. Definitely would visit again!
Great food great local spot
We’re able to see sea turtles in the ocean and our waitress was amazing Laura did amazing job
Everything was delicious and I would highly recommend the Tuna Tartar!
One of our very favorite spots on Maui. We had a wonderful time celebrating a friend's birthday. Our server was "the BEST".
The service was beyond slow. Unacceptable.
Is one of our favorite brunch spots in
Lahaina. This time of the year we have 4 couples
from the mainland visiting Maui. So every Sunday after church we are looking for a place to eat.
The staff and food at Mala are exceptional and the food is consistent in excellent quality.
In spite of a busy schedule there is much Aloha at Mala.
Mahalo plenty to the hard working staff and managers.
Great food and service!
One of the best brunches in Lahaina
Waitress did not check back to see if we needed anything. Almost had to step to the bar from our table to get another beer.
I had dinner at Mala twice several years ago and really enjoyed the whole experience. The food is still good now but the environment is in need of attention. Seat cushions at the bar are torn and split open, the mirrors in the restaurant are decaying and the place seems a bit dirty. The view is wonderful but it’s time for the owners to do some much needed repairs and updates to the atmosphere.
Everything was fantastic as usual - we’ve been eating at Mala every February and March since you opened. I have to say we were not crazy about the new roof line outside. Seems less cozy and too sunny. Other than that, same great food and service.
Love this restaurant. Food was great and the view is fantastic. We especially liked the coconut shrimp
Very good food. Outside dining room way too cramped. A little pricey. Good waitstaff very attentive
Mala was recommended to us by a long time friend.
It did not disappoint!
The service was good and the flavours in the foods we ordered were amazing!
Food is consistently excellent.
Coffee and cocktails are excellent.
Service and staff are happy people and extremely accommodating.
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 838 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.