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Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House

Mama's Fish House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mamasfishhouse.com
  • Phone: (808) 579-8488
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Reservations from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner Reservations Nightly: 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Entire Menu served all day.
    Bar/lounge seating for walk-ins, based on availability from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Perry Bateman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Birthday, Anniversary, Honeymoon. Mama's Fish House is sure to be the perfect place for an intimate celebration. Contact us directly for details on booking for lunch or dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet.
A word from Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House is actually a converted beach house in a coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach. Inside, hinged windows open to let in the trade winds and Polynesian artifacts and original oil paintings decorate tropical hardwood walls. The rooms are filled with spectacular flower arrangements and tapa print cloths cover the tables. Outdoor dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and view of the ocean. Fast checkin and very knowledgable staff members"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "This is the most fabulous restaurant! Everything about our dining experience was top-knotch! The meal was spectular and the service and ambiance can't be beat. It's a bit pricey but WELL worth it! This was our second visit to Mama's while visiting Maui and we'll definitely return!! Don't miss the opportunity. You won't be sorry!!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "If you know you'll be on Maui, make sure you to make reservations at Mama's Fish House for lunch or dinner. It's iconic, and as important a Maui experience as whale watching and snorkeling. The menu changes all the time and we've never had the same fabulous meal twice. The variety of fish on the menu are always fresh, and often caught the same day!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "This is by far the best place to eat on Maui. The Mai Tai's may be expensive but they are the best, most authentic on the Island. I love all there fish entrees from their specialty, the crab stuffed mahi mahi to the Opah to the panang curry, you can't go wrong. I always like to finish with their delicious banana macadamia nut crisp. It may be expensive, but the view, the ambiance, and the food make it well worth it. Also, don't forget to consider staying at their Inn. I love to stay here on my first night after my mainland flight."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "My husband ordered the prawns and they were dry. I ordered the Hawaiian plate and was disappointed with the octopus. Fish was ok but was also dry. The mahi rolls were good. From what I hear we should have ordered the stuff Mahi mahi."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "When my wife said we were driving for 45 minutes to get lunch I thought there must be a Louis Vuitton near the restaurant. Wrong, just the best food experience in Maui so far. What a setting. Wander around a bit before or after, it's worth it. We were seated right on time. A beautiful table in the window overlooking the ocean. The food is all locally grown and fresh as the proverbial daisy. Mama employs 150 people but also supports the local fishing community and the small boutique farms that dot the area. I could go on and on about the excellent wait staff and the creative menu items but I'm just wasting your time. Grab your device and make a reservation at Mama's. You will not be disappointed. P.S. Bring your wallet."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great experience. There just wasn't a great food selection so we didn't know what to get."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "It's our 3rd trip to Maui and 3rd visit to MaMa's Fish House. The service, views and good were all amazing! The grilled papaya with tenderloin is my all time favorite appetizer!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. We loved the menu which stated which local fisherman was responsible for the catch you were enjoying on your plate. My wife ordered the cold cucumber soup, which turned out to be very spicy. The server noticed that she had only partially eaten the soup and had it taken off the bill; which pleasantly surprised us. Everyone raves about sunset dinners there, but we had lunch and it was very nice to be able to enjoy the classic Hawaiian scenery of palm trees with beautiful ocean in the distance. It was an expensive lunch, but well worth it. The servers all wore vintage Aloha wear which added to the ambiance. My wife had worked at Liberty House in the late 60's and recognized some of the bright prints."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "We loved view, ambience, food!! Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "We have been to Mama's many times. As always an excellent experience."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The best fish ever. The restaurant is expensive however the meals are memorable. Went for lunch vs dinner to enjoy the beautiful ocean view....restaurant has no windows. Good Mai Tai, careful they are strong :-). We had Mongchong this year with local mushrooms; it was amazing...portions are a good size. I was full after a shared appetizer of shrimp wonton and a salad, but finished the fish as it was wonderful. No salad or appetizer next time! We also sampled a small side of wild boar...very good. My husband ordered the creme brûlée - excellent, pressed coffee very. Wait staff friendly, knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The food is outstanding. The flavors and the way is cook and put together is uncomparable to anithing i have tried. Well worth to risk on any new plate"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "This place is awesome anyone should at least sine her once!!!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "My Husband and I absolutely love Mama's!! The food is amazing, the service is fabulous, and the views are incredible!! One of our favorites is the lobster guacamole, and the fish stuffed with crab and lobster!! They tend to you and treat you like family!! We make a point of visiting Mama's every time we come to Maui!! Five stars!! :))"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "We chose to go to Mama's Fish House on our last evening in Maui as suggested by a successful restaurant owner back home. We were running late due to an accident on highway and staff were quite empathetic with this. All staff were knowledgeable, pleasant and excited to answer any questions we had. We even learned about the local yellow and blue parrot, 'Coco' flying around the property. Our meal began at 6:00PM and the view of the the ocean at sunset through our window seat was quite peaceful! What a wonderful way to wrap up our first hawaiian vacation!!! Mahalo!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "One of the most romantic places I have been. It had breathtaking views. Will remember this birthday for a long time."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "After getting off the plane and getting our car, out first stop is either Costco or Mama's. Since we are alone on this trip our first stop was Mama's. Always great scenery and outstanding food."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Totally enjoyed our experience! Delish food great waiter."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We saved Mama's for our final night on Maui. What a perfect way to celebrate a great stay. Our server Tanani was excellent! Very pleasant and attentive. We never felt rushed which can sometimes be the case at a place as popular as Mama's. All the fish is caught daily by local fishermen -- unique to see the fisherman's name printed next to the fish selection on the menu. The fish was prepared perfectly! I tried their "number 1 seller," Fish Stuffed with Lobster and Crab. Excellent! Be prepared for a $50 entree per person. Given the quality of the food, the level of service and the location (great view), Mama's is a nice treat to round-out your stay on Maui."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal immensly. The fish we order was fresh and deliciously prepared. The wait staff is knowlegeable, helpful and attentive. As it was our anniversary dinner, I was presented with a fresh flower Lei--that was amazingly fragrant. The restaurant is set near the beach, and definitly worth coming early to watch the sunset. Our only complaint was the very large bill at the end! I was warned about it and we came any way."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "This was my 2nd visit from Oz to this beautiful setting for an amazing view and delicious meal! Macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi signature dish is a must! Fabulous service from the parking valet to the hostess as you leave!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Do not pass up the opportunity to experience this restaurant Our server was amazing and she made the food and location even better. Great place to eat and best view in Hawaii!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is simply wonderful, food was beautifully represented and tasted superb. Unbelievable views and décor. Will recommend it to anyone but personally, I can't afford to return often. It's only a place I can splurge once in a blue moon...sigh."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "First real meal on Maui and after that hard to beat anywhere. Excellent food, service and view. The fish was moist and delicious."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This really is the best restaurant on Maui. One of the best meals we've ever had."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Mama's is always great! We wouldn't visit Maui without eating there! The food is always excellent as well as the service and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for our special honeymoon dinner. When I reserved on open table I wrote that it was for our honeymoon. They set us up with a nice table with a great view of the ocean. They also had a nice note on the table for us and brought us a lei for my wife. The server was very knowledgeable and the food was fantastic. When I called back the next day, the gentleman on the phone remembered us and got us another reservation quick. This will definitely be one of the spots we come back to whenever we are back in Maui."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We love to go to Mama's for lunch when we fly into Maui. We go straight from the airport and start off our trip with great food and cocktails. The ambiance and view are second to none."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived at Mamas we knew this was going to be a great experience. Nevermind the stunning seaside view but the seafood - wow. We orders a few different dishes but the trio sashimi was our favourite."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. We booked a few months in advance. Our table had an awesome ocean view, and we arrived early enough to order limited quantity items on the menu (whole fish). Every detail of the food, service and and ambience were among the best I have ever experienced."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Fantastic location and great service is always a winning combination and Mamas has both in abundance. Food was very good but obviously couldn't try everything! If you deserve a treat ( or even if you don't ) book a table by the open windows and indulge yourselves. If only this was a regular way to dine."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Mama's is our favorite restaurant when we go to Maui. The service, location and food is all 5 star. Yes, it may be pricey but it is worth every penny! This is a must-do on your list when visiting the island!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Mama's Fish House combines spectacular food, excellent service and a vintage Hawaii vibe to provide a truly unique dining experience. It is right on the beach and off the beaten path, just outside the tiny beach town of Paia. Not an over-worked hotel restaurant, Mama's is relaxed and friendly - it's a must-do on Maui.."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "we went here because of the rave reviews, but found it to be just average. They definitely have the process down to a pat, since they are so busy, but it seemed a little like cattle being herded. There was nothing romantic about it since it was so loud you could barely hear the other talk."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. I only marked down a little on the food because the duck was a bit dry but the calamari and chilled cucumber soup were both outstanding. Definitely the place to go for a special occasion in Maui but be prepared for a high price."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This is a great scenic restaurant right on its own little private beach. The food is just as spectacular as the view. Definitely worth the trip! Best meal I've had on Maui!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Dinner and service were excellent. We drove from Wailea (40 min) and definitely worth it! The ambience has a nice buzz in the evening. (Our reservation was at 8pm, a little bit 'later' for Hawaiian dinner, but was still very busy.) Their menu has a wonderful lineup of fish. Suggestion: Don't necessary go for the Ahi (found on almost every menu in Hawaii), because they have so many other interesting seafood dishes. Try to make a reservation before you arrive in Maui."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food was okay, but I can't understand some of the "outstanding" ratings this restaurant receives. If you'd like to revisit a 1980s Polynesian restaurant experience, in terms of out-of-date food preparation (complex tastes hiding the taste of ingredients) and somewhat Schlock-y atmosphere, then this place might be for you. Service was excellent, but "a bit quick": we definitely felt rushed. All staff were incredibly nice, however, and views were good. Overall, this place is not worth the price."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We were looking for a delicious dining experience and were not disappointed at this landmark restaurant. Although we had late reservations, we were able to get in early which was a plus. The waiter was extremely knowledgable and answered all questions. From the drinks to dessert, the food was not only a pleasure to eat, but also a visual delight. I would highly recommend to all my Kodiak friends that visit Maui!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014