Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House

Mama's Fish House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mamasfishhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8085798488x
  • 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: Seafood, Hawaiian
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Mama's Fish House reviews from OpenTable diners
990 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (874)special occasion (795)romantic (753)fit for foodies (560)great for outdoor dining (392)great for lunch (266)hot spot (253)neighborhood gem (187)good for groups (151)notable wine list (148)kid-friendly (123)great for brunch (74)vibrant bar scene (45)late-night find (26)Show More
  • Best fish ever!
    dana
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We came here for our honeymoon to treat ourselves to something special. Mamas Fish House did not disappoint. They seated us near the windows, even put a place card on our table that notified others of our honeymoon. We ordered the delicacy tuna collar as our appetizer. It was perfectly cooked and melted in our mouths. I got the mahimahi stuffed with lobster and my husband got the baked red snapper. Both were also cooked to perfection. Lastly, we ordered the black pearl for dessert. What an excellent dessert! You MUST make a reservation to ensure you get a dining experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Lunch
    CarynVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We returned to Mama's to celebrate a birthday and the food was Fantastic as always! Mama's is our favorite Maui restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with an amazing view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Overall experience was amazing! I did have reservation got there a little earlier which was not problem they sat us right away. The view was amazing! Very nice atmosphere with very large open window had a slight breeze going and you over looking the beautiful ocean and all the lovely Palm trees. Services was great drinks kept flowing never once was my water or ice tea not filled! All the food and appetizers came out so fast and where absolutely amazing! Everything was very flavorful and delicious. We will for sure be returning to Mamas Fish House!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It is like going to Red Lobster with an amazing view. Food is average but view is exceptional. Apps and salad weren't that great and we're very expensive for what you got. Entrée was expensive but was worth the price. I'd recommend getting drinks and appetizers somewhere else then heading over for dinner afterwards! Make reservations by 530 at the latest so you can catch sunset.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Its perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've been here twice already and love it. Always wonderful. Love love love this place. The view is surreal and the food is incredible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch - But A Little Expensive
    Restaurantexplr
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Ambiance is always great, food is good - just a little pricy. Service was great (Brad).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama's is still delicious
    HueyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It's been 10 years since I've eaten at Mama's- and it's still as good - great service, incredible views and delicious food. A little warm but what do you expect for Sept in Maui!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wedding gift
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went to Mama's Fish House a few years ago when we visited Maui. This reservation was given with a gift certificate as a wedding gift for special friends. After their visit, they texted us, "Best meal we have ever had...It was amazing there. View of the restaurant and of the ocean there, beautiful grounds." Guess they loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Another excellent experience at Mama's. Never disappoints! They even brought my wife a Lei for our anniversary. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Must Stop in Maui
    MartyR
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This may have been our best restaurant experience ever. The fabulous grounds and wonder decor is matched but superior cuisine. Super fresh fish caught daily, with the boat and captain having caught the fish named on the menu. The service is professional and with a superior focus on customer experience. From the appetizers to the dessert everything is just outstanding. You will not be disappointed. Make sure to make reservations and bring your camera. Mama's is expensive (all restaurants on Maui are expensive) but well worth the price. Five Star all the way (i don't think I ever gave a restaurant 5 Stars but Mama's deserves it)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must do in Maui
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The staff at Mamas was very impressive and my husband said it's the best fish he's ever had. It was a special occasion for our anniversary and they our a nice card on our table congratulating us. It's beautiful too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liliko'i cream brûlée
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Well, I have been to Maui three times in a year AND Mama's Fish House all three times. This year we had another outstanding meal with the standouts being the Kalua Wild Boar and the liliko'i Creme brûlée. If people think I can't go there, too much money, it's only food. WRONG, this is an experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful restaurant and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I can almost find comparable food in other Maui restaurants, but have not encountered finer service elsewhere on Maui. Moma's employees go out of their way to make us feel welcomed. Our goal is to eventually work our way through the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the perfect dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    we celebrated our 25th anniversary here and from the moment we walked we knew this was going to be a special evening and they did not disappoint us! the view right on the beach, the sunset, the lei that they gave me because it was our anniversary, the great service, who also offered to take photos on the beach, the incredibly creative and beautiful presentation of the food and depth of flavors! we could not have asked for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beatiful Delicious But Expensive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is a definite MUST for anyone visiting Maui....worth the drive from anywhere on the island!! Fresh fish caught that day, along with the credits to the fisherman and where the fish was caught!! But BEWARE...expect to spend at lest $100 per person...but worth I!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food, Service & Views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Moment you pull in they park your car, views and beach setting is beautiful. Service impeccable, food is delicious. Great experience, a must do meal
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save your $
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Mama's Fish House offers exceptional dishes, however, you'd better save your dollars otherwise you're liable to have heart failure. Dining at Mama's is not for the faint of heart, it is for foodies who are looking for that one amazing dish. Presentation is outstanding, quality was found in the first melt in your mouth bite, and the array of seafood dishes is extensive. I would recommend Mama's for a special occasion. The location and the view cannot be beat anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience was Worth the Price
    BigIslandFoodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Mama's Fish House has been recommended to me by everyone I know, from visitors to Hawaii to locals who grew up on the Island of Maui. I had to try it when visiting Maui this weekend. The area is great- right near the town of Paia, which is really cute to walk through. The location is perfectly ocean front- a great place to take a picture with the sunset before dinner. The service was a little slow but this is probably because people spend a lot of time there purposefully (characteristic atmosphere). The food & beverage were VERY expensive ($50-80 for an entrée alone) so I thought "this better be worth the price" and the food was AMAZING. Try the stuffed mahi mahi and the clam shell desert. It was a meal I will remember for a long time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food But Poor Attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent food quality and presentation. Waitress was very nice. Attitude of parking attendants was extremely poor. Management is old-fashioned and needs to take care of customers' issues immediately rather than justify unacceptable behaviors by their staff and then offer a fix. The vibe: the restaurant was doing guests a favor by allowing us to eat there. Also, there is no good air circulation system or air conditioning. By the time we got to dessert, I felt ill from the heat. They obviously know the problem and offered cold towels as a solution. We were extremely dissapointed to have this experience, specially for a pricey restaurant. I am sure all the big stars on the wall were not treated the same way we were.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Pricey, but worth it!
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We've never had better prepared fish, anywhere. Yes, it's 2X more than you will typically pay elsewhere, but it's still worth it. We'll be back, again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Hawaiian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was delicious and really fresh. The ambiance is a bit kitschy, but done in a good way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    rcjacksoniiiVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Quite simply, Amazing!! This was the second time my wife and I visited. The previous other time was our honeymoon. It was just as wonderful as I remember it. Food and view can not be matched on the Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 45th wedding anniversary
    GAT5678
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I cannot say enough about this restaurant. Whenever we come to Maui we have to go to Mama's Fish House. The food the ambience is outstanding. The waitress was outstanding also.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We expected this to be our dinning highlight while in Maui, and Mama's did not let us down! :) The food was amazing, the ambiance was great, and the service was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food, ambience, and service are all perfect. Although it's pricey, you can't find fresh fish and the flavor they offer anywhere else. We loved it so much we came twice during the week we were in maui. One of the best restaurants we've been to and we go to many different restaurants. Their seared Ono is a must. Hawaiian ceviche was excellent and the best tuna I ever had in my life. Servers are very attentive and make excellent suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone Loves Mama's
    smmmarti
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The setting is sublime; the fish is to live for. But everything you put in your mouth from Mama's kitchen will send your tastebuds soaring. I was disappointed to learn the ahi salad is no longer on the menu as that was my lunchtime favorite. The sashimi plate, with four pieces each of three different fish, seems absurdly expensive at $26 but worth every red cent once you taste the trio. I highly recommend anyone who can afford it to make a reservation asap. I am back to naming Mama's Maui's best restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!!!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place was recommended by my friends. They said the fish delicious and I couldn't have agreed more!!!!. We had the lobster and crab stuffed Mahi Mahi and crab cakes for appetizer. Both dishes exceeded my expectations. The food came out a little slower than anticipated but they were well worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best!
    Borki
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Mama's Fish House has by far been the best meal I've had in Hawaii. Well worth the drive from Kihei, where we were staying. The food was absolutely delicious, as I understand the menu changes depending on what the local fishermen have caught. I cannot recommend this place enough! Will definitely return the next time we are on Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but delicious
    Eric
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great fresh fish and tasty cocktails. Service was good. Very expensive, but worth a splurge for outstanding food and a great beach view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants
    hristohr
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Mama's Fush House is definitely one of the best restaurants in world. We've been to many countries and very nice restaurants but Mama's has some special vibe around. The amazing food combined with the magnificent ambiance simply makes it one of the best.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STILL THE BEST!!
    Tammy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A trip to Maui would not be complete without a meal at Mama's. There is no comparison to their food. I love how the daily menu is printed and gives you the name of the fishermen that caught the fish for the day!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in Maui
    Robin13
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our dinner was amazing! Michael, our server, was friendly and helpful. The manager even brought me a lei for our anniversary. The view was gorgeous!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like an excursion
    OceanCuresEverything
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    OK, so the title may need some explanation. I thought that this was such an awesome "event" that it felt like an excursion to a wonderful place. To be honest, the price is similar to taking a nice snorkel/boat trip. However, the price is higher because the quality, service, and location, can't be beat! The food was the best I've ever had! My wife and I both ordered the Mahamahi stuffed with lobster and crab, baked in a macadamia nut crust. Our friend had the macadamia nut crusted pork with shrimp skewers. She loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Memorable Birthday!
    Sheri
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was not our first time to Mama's, and definitely will not be our last! We celebrated my husband's birthday. Lunch was, as usual, fabulous. Don't go if you are on a budget, unless you just have appetizers and drinks. And then it is still pricey, but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Dena
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were in Maui for our 26th anniversary and made reservations a month in advance on recommendations from friends. The view and beach outside the restaurant are beautiful and the eclectic style of the restaurant was great. Our only complaint, we were seated at a table in the corner with a fan blowing right at the back of my husbands head, not super comfortable. I also would've expected a seat by the windows having made the reservation so far in advance. We also felt very rushed. We ordered a couple appetizers and really just wanted to take our time and enjoy our special night, we were asked at least 3 times, within 10 minutes, if we were ready to order. We were wished happy anniversary but no offer to take our picture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phenomenal
    sevenfanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This place was recommended and is a Maui legend. What a great experience. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    SacramentoLinda
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Four people dining together like to have a bit of conversation. Found that almost impossible. Food was good. High end.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Wonderful!
    2forever1VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Eating at Mama's Fish House is always a "must do" when visiting Maui. You are always well taken care of from the moment you arrive to the time you leave, but, be sure you have made a reservation or you will endure a long wait, if get in at all. The place is beautiful with a beautiful view of beach and ocean. The food is outstanding: always fresh, perfectly prepared, and nicely presented. The staff is wonderful: friendly, professional, and attentive. Dining at Mama's is always wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too much rush for the price
    localfoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    local celebrating birthday ... been to Mamas more than a dozen times an very dissappointed w service. Within 15 minutes of sitting was told the kitchen closes at 9 and we should have orders in. All guests had not arrived yet and we were having casual drinks. At 5 star price... one shouldnt be rushed especially on special occasion of group of 5. The waitresses were obviouksy trained to shelf out silly false compliments as well. Get real. When leaving valet pulled car around an left w key in and took off w no one else around. I had not even told him it was my vehicle or had a chance to tip him when i waited a couple minutes. I will leave this place to tourists now and celebrate my birthdays at Merrimans. No aloha.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Mauinokaoi
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Hands down the best and most creative food you will ever eat. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.