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 a half hours.
- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Outdoor patio was terrific, but food was just okay and more expensive than it was worth.
Wonderful as always; a favorite place in Lahaina
We had an outside table at Mala, where we ate brunch on the way to the airport to leave our beautiful island. The service was very friendly and professional and the food was good. We overlooked the Lahiana harbor which is always a plus.
This was our first time eating at restaurant. It was so good that we are going back two days later before we leave the island.
The best food! Loved all we chose... mahi-mahi, seafood stir fry, the flatbread—-very good. And the Makai Tai with POG foam is so delicious 💙
Nice laid back setting right by the shore. Food was OK and service adequate.
We went for Happy Hour. The drinks were delicious, the appetizers very tasty and the music was perfect!! Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We had a wonderful time and we’ll be back!!
We had a delicious late lunch at Mala. This is one great f our favorite places on Maui. Love the expanded outside seating. The live music was a special treat.
Beautiful atmosphere and great breakfast!!
Great service and food!
really good Mai Tai followed by super apps and main dishes.
Great food with an amazing view. You cannot beat it. Most places will ask what are you celebrating but won't do much with that information, but Mala Tavern actually pay attention to what you put down. We were given free champagne for being newlyweds. Our waitress, Kendall is soo sweet. Also took really good sunset photos of us. We got a table feets away from the water, with waves crashing below us. Romantic is an understatement. And the food is so good. The clams in that sauce, I wanted to drink it. There isn't one bad thing to say about Mala Tavern. We had an amazing time.
Best happy hour spot! Great music, drinks and view!
Good food, friendly staff. Only one thing missing - there are not a single non-dairy milk option for us who prefer to stay away from dairy, to put in our coffee. I was surprised by this since most places nowadays realize that a lot of us prefer non-dairy. Hopefully next time I have brunch there, they will offer soy, almond, oat, or cashew milk. Mahalo
Breakfast in paradise, creative and delicious food, attentive & friendly service and an incomparable view.
Great food and location
Once again Mala comes through. Excellent food, service, location and service. I always enjoy coming here!
We have dinner here whenever we visit Maui. We LOVE it!!
Great place to eat and enjoy ocean views. We will be back.
This is going to seam very cliche, but I have never eaten a better tasting mahimahi dish.
This restaurant never disappoints us. Starts at the check-in with the most friendly, efficient (even on his crutches!) and responsive host, and continues with the wait staff! The food is always amazing, just a great dining experience all around!
Wow what a view!
The view from the ocean deck was magnificent! The staff greeted us with champagne (as we were celebrating an anniversary) which was unexpected and unbelievably kind. The food was delicious, even our 9 year old son approved and ate every bite! The atmosphere was calm, fairly quiet, and perfect for watching the sunset over the ocean. It is a bit expensive, but between the delicious food, welcoming staff, and gorgeous location it is well worth it to have a dinner out.
Kendall is amazing and so friendly. The food is delicious and fresh! The view is spectacular! We highly recommend going at sunset.
Excellent food and service with an outstanding view
We got the worst seat in the house by the road, but it was a last minute reservation. Food was okay...service was so slow. We were there for 2 hours and came for a couple drinks and happy hour.
Love this place.
The food was absolutely delicious — we ate outdoors and the food was hot when served! The service was great — very attentive, personable server. We had the omelet special and French toast. Portion size was perfect. The coffee was really good.
We sat at the bar. Service was friendly. Once we ordered, entre was up quick.i had grilled catch (white fish that wasn't mahi mahi). My partner had the braised pork shank. Both meals were very good.
Beautiful waterfront setting, great meal and drinks with great service
Service was great and food was delicious!!
We’ve been dining at Mala since they opened and are pleased that the menu is basically the same since Mark Ellman sold the business. Food is still excellent!!
Our server was Rachel and she was exceptional. She knew the menu and made great recommendations after she asked us our preferences. The setting (outdoor patio) was absolutely amazing and the bonus was listening to live music (Akoni). Highly recommend!
Such an amazing views. We couldn’t ask for a better setting!
We will be back. Food was excellent and joe our server was really nice and attentive!
We went here to celebrate our one year anniversary and it was perfect! They gave us a complimentary champagne toast to celebrate, the food was hands down the best on the island and the views were stunning! We were told about this place from a friend and it was incredible!
Outstanding Great table location Great food and loved the music by Flipp Wilson
Relaxed and delightful. A gorgeous view, great service and delicious food! Always a favorite.
Awesome setting especially during COVID. Amazing staff, great service and a full, fun menu. Well priced with decent portion sizes. Try the whole fish and the make your own flatbread.
Excellent menu, service and cocktails. Engaging staff in welcome atmosphere - on the water. Highly recommend
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 1285 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.