December 29, 2022

Mala Ocean Tavern voted "Best Oceanfront Dining" on Maui

At Mala Ocean Tavern, voted Best Oceanfront Dining on Maui, you can sit seaside while dining on island influenced cuisine curated by Chef Kalei Ducheneau and enjoy watching the honu splashing in the waves.

Opened in 2004, MĀLA has been a staple of the Lahaina food scene, gaining momentum in the last few years under new ownership and with the incredible culinary talents of up-and-coming Chef Ducheneau.

MĀLA has quickly become one of the hottest spots to dine on the island of Maui. Featuring signature dishes and culinary creativity focused on fresh locally sourced fish, seafood, and thoughtful island inspired cuisine.

Known for exciting culinary cocktails and an exceptional wine list, MĀLA’s outstanding staff will help you find the perfect pair for Chef Kalei’s inventive cuisine. Their MĀLA Wine Director Sergio Baltazar provides the perfect pairing for your dinner. He has placed wines on the menu that compliment Chef's creations. MĀLA’s inspired Wine List has been carefully curated and has been described as; thoughtful, inspirational, and filled with a variety of choices for every palate. In addition to creating new culinary cocktails, their team of mixologists and bartenders are constantly experimenting with new drinks, so there's always a classic to choose from, or a signature drink to try, featuring local and exotic ingredients.

MĀLA is a certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant, by Surfrider Foundation – Maui. Reservations are recommended, walk-ins welcome!

According to restaurant owner Caleb Hopkins, “At MĀLA we are known for the beautiful vistas and the oceanfront location that is perfect for any occasion, but it's the team that creates the atmosphere and energy from the sourcing of the freshest products, preparing, executing, serving, and celebrating with people during their meal, we are blessed to be on Maui and offer an exceptional dining experience for residents and guests alike. All you need is Aloha!”

“Maui is a rare and special place that we are blessed to call home. We work and raise our ‘ohana to be present in the community, give back to the land, and to respect the people. Maui is a beautiful, magical island that connects us all.”

Dine in at the oceanfront MĀLA on Front Street in Lahaina or take out to create your own dining magic! Take a piece of MĀLA and Maui home with you by shopping on their online store at

Kama‘aina receive 20% off in the dine-in restaurant. Not to be combined with any other offers, for takeout, or with Happy Hour discounts.

Māla Ocean Tavern
1307 Front Street, Lahaina
Ph: 808-667-9394