Mala Ocean Tavern: A Delicious Outdoor Dining Destination
If you’re looking for the perfect place for your next outdoor meal, look no further. At Mala Ocean Tavern you‘ll receive a warm welcome and experience oceanfront dining at its finest!
Nestled in the heart of Lahaina Town, Mala offers a Maui outdoor lunch venture like no other. With an open-air bar and casual exposed seating, this is the perfect place for brunch or dinner with friends and family. From the mouth-watering menu selections to the award-winning happy hour specials, there is something for everyone!
Mala’s exceptional cuisine boasts the freshest ingredients with an array of delectable dishes to choose from. The menu features everything from tasty tapas-style starters and sharing plates to mouth-watering burgers and the finest, freshly caught seafood.
+ Lamb Pita
Warm Pita, Tzatziki, and Aioli
+ Ahi Bruschetta
Flax seed toast with island tomatoes, edamame, and balsamic
+Mahi Mahi Fish & Chips
Local catch beer battered served with malt vinegar & artichoke tartar
Brunch & Happy Hour
The restaurant serves Brunch daily from 9am-2pm offering a range of culinary ‘build-your-own' cocktails alongside a choice of delicious breakfast and lunch entrees. Healthy options such as salads and small plates are also offer to satisfy every palate. Daily Happy Hour specials shortly after from 2-4pm.
For the full extensive Brunch & Happy Hour menu, please tap on the link .
Dinner specialties are offered every evening and include amazing fresh fish dishes such the Mala Signature Seared Ahi with Yukon mash and snap peas in a shiitake mushroom ginger sauce. If fish is not your thing, then the Grilled Ribeye with Hua Momoma vegetables, parmesan truffle fries, and peppercorn butter is another of the winning dinner-time offerings.
Cocktails & Wine
You can sip in style at the water’s edge with Mala’s tailored selection of wine. From crisp, fruity whites to jammy reds, all perfectly highlighting those sunny seaside vibes.Take advantage of the yummy beverages, as the Lahaina heat can be trying.
Overlooking the historic Mala Wharf, the oceanfront setting of this island gem is simply stunning. With the sights and sounds of turtles splashing in the waves, the spectacular sunsets, and the unforgettable views of Lana‘i and Moloka'i islands, it’s easy to see why the Mala has secured the award for ‘Best Oceanfront Dining’.
The Mala Ocean Tavern certainly makes for an exceptional outdoor dining experience while you are in Lahaina, Maui. With a lively but laid-back atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to gather with friends at any time of the day or night.
With limited restaurant space, it is best to make or reservation or call ahead of time.
Located off Honoapi'liani Highway (Highway 30) on the western lobe of Maui, the bustling port town of Lahaina has long been a favorite destination for those looking to soak up some of the island state's rich history. Filled with an eclectic and historic mix of art galleries and shops, there are some must-see Maui sights such as the old courthouse, the old prison, and the huge banyan tree which occupies a whole city block.
The Mala Ocean Tavern is situated right on the water’s edge in the heart of Lahaina at the north end of Front Street, 1307 Front Street, away from the main tourist area.
From Lahaina : Take the Honoapiilani Hwy (30) North / West. After traveling through Lahaina, turn left on Front street. Located on the north end, 1307 Front Street, look for Mala Tavern. Makai (toward the ocean). Destination will be on the left. It is directly behind the Lahaina Cannery Mall & Safeway.
With a rich history spanning decades and with different owners, the Mala Ocean Tavern was built in 1920 and was originally used as a pineapple weigh station. Later converted into a restaurant, its offerings in recent years have been everything from barbecue and karaoke to fine dining, until its current owners Caleb Hopkins, Javier Barberi, David Fincher, Julian Bonfardin, and Ashley Davis came together with a vision to breathe fresh new energy into Mala by bringing a unique style to oceanfront dining on Maui. After owning other restaurants in the Lahaina area, this has been another exceptional endeavor.
In December 2020, Maui-born nationally acclaimed Chef Alvin Savella (known throughout Maui as the ‘Kitchen Assassin’) was appointed Executive Chef for the restaurant and has begun to steer the Mala Ocean Tavern on a new journey with menus featuring an array of innovative dishes, all highlighting Hawaii’s freshest produce and sourcing local proteins.
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