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Mala - An Ocean Tavern

Mala Restaurant Lahaina

Mala

Mala is a small restaurant in a gorgeous setting, with indoor and outdoor seating, right on the ocean, in the north end of Lahaina.  It's at 1307 Front Street, across the street from the Lahaina Cannery Mall, near the Old Lahaina Luau.  Phone 808-667-9394.

Mala has some "first courses" (small plates), but most of the menu is full-size salads and entrees.  There's plenty of seafood, plus some beef and lamb, and even a few burgers and flatbreads.  Their great dessert is Caramel Miranda, carried over from chef-owner Mark Ellman's former Lahaina restaurant, Avalon.  See below for some specific Mala menu items as well as photos.

You can't get any closer to the ocean than this, for fine dining in Lahaina.  (There is also a Mala at the Wailea Marriott, but I haven't tried that one.)
Mala Ocean Tavern on Urbanspoon
For other fine dining restaurants, see Maui Expensive Restaurants.

Mala menu (subject to change) $$$ Expensive

First Courses:
  Coconut Shrimp with Mint Chutney
  Crunchy Calamari
  Sugar Snap Peas
  Hummus, Raita, Olives, Babaganoush, Chickpeas, Feta
  House Made Olives
  Big Island Alii Mushrooms
  Tomato Shitake Mushroom Flatbread
  Garlic Cheese Flatbread

Salads:
  Beet & Kula Goat Cheese
  Mark's Caesar
  My Big Fat Greek Salad
  Gado Gado Salad (Vegan with Tofu)
  Cheese Plate

Sunset view:
          Mala

Caramel Miranda:
          Mala Lahaina



Menu continued

  Entrees:
     Avalon Seared Sashimi with Shitake Mushroom Ginger Sauce
     Steamed Manila Clams
     Balinese Stir Fry with Fresh Island Fish
     Whole Wok Fried Fish
     Hoisin Glazed Baby Back Ribs
     Prime Flat Iron Steak with carmelized onions
     Ahi Burger
     Fish Sandwich
     Kobe Beef Cheeseburger
     Adult Mac and Cheese with Rigatoni

  Dessert:
     Caramel Miranda
     Flourless Chocolate Torte Souffle


  Gado Gado salad:
          Mala restaurant

  Lamb chops:
          Mala Maui




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