Mala Restaurant is one of the best spots to eat at on the west side of Maui (Lahaina Town.) They also have a restaurant on the south side, but we’ve had varying success there, so we’d rather just discuss the west side.
The food is always delicious. We love the Kobe Beef Mala Burger with blue cheese. It’s perfect. You’ll find the price for this burger is pretty high, but that’s what’s to expect when ordering Kobe. Everything else on their menu is more reasonably priced.
The view at Kobe is astonishing. You really can’t get a closer table to the ocean. In fact, when there’s a big south or west swell that sneaks around the islands, you’ll maybe consider waiting for a table a bit further back as you can be splashed by waves. Of course, if you’re more adventurous, get a table right up against the railing and order margaritas during big swell. That way the extra salt will only add to your cocktails.