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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
  • Email: info@mamasfishhouse.com
  • Phone: (808) 579-8488
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner Nightly: 4:15pm-9:00pm
  • 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: Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Graduation, Birthday, Anniversary, whatever your special occasion, Mama's Fish House is sure to be the perfect place to celebrate! 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Top Notch, Top of the line for ambiance, food, service. Well worth the effort to get there from Kaanapali, and the costs etc. Can't wait to go back ! Henry, our waiter, was the BEST we've ever had in all our years dining out. Thanks for making our 4th Wedding Anniversary so very very special."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had an outstanding dinner at Mama's Fish House on Saturday. The fish was fresh and beautifully presented. Our server provided enthusiastic, detailed descriptions of the menu items which made choosing especially difficult. We wanted to sample everything! We will return and highly recommend this restaurant. Mahalo!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was incredible. The restaurant was an amazing venue that truly provided the feeling of dining on a tropical island - fitting for Maui. The location is serene with a great view of the ocean and a place to relax and watch the waves crash in. Our server, as well as the entire wait staff, were outstanding. Great place that I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "From the walk in through the door way, it was perfect! The view, the staff, the food, all perfect. Loved that the menu told us who caught the fish we ordered, when and where they caught it earlier that day, and how they caught it (i.e. bottom fishing, trolling, etc.). Worth the extra money if you want a truly special dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is our second visit when visiting Maui. The quality of the food and the ambience makes it worth the price. Get reservations early."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was our last night on Maui and it was the best place for us to end our vacation. The place is just incredible and we loved the food. Very pricey but worth it. It was rainy when we went and even with the rain it was wonderful. The restaurant is beautiful. One of the best spots for dinner in all of Hawaii! If you do not go you will really miss out. On a wonderful gem"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The best on Maui. Very classy yet friendly. Food and portions are excellent. Make sure to call for a reservation as they are usually busy."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great location. Food was good but didn't meet up to prices."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to Mama's for our anniversary on April 12th. This had to be the best overall dining experience we have ever had. From the valet parking to the personalized card on the table to the real flower lei the stage was set for the fabulous food we ordered. This restaurant should be added to your Maui must do list."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Been going to Mama's for years, but they have now raised their prices so high that this was the last visit. Other great restaurants on Maui have great food for less"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Mama's while on our honeymoon. They left a wonderful congratulations note on our table for when we arrived and the service was outstanding. The food was amazing and it was a perfect romantic dinner, yet still fun and with a great view and atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone who can go!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Michael our server was great - thank you for a lovely evening and delicious meal! Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We always come here each year we visit Maui and its always great! The food was amazing although pricey! We were 30 minutes late (we did call) for our reservation and worried about losing it as they are always super busy but they were great about accomodating us. It's always worth our annual visit."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My family and I recently dined at Mama's for lunch. It was an amazing experience all around. The wait staff was attentive and the food was outstanding. My kids don't eat fish and they were very happy with their beef entrees. The setting / ambiance was great too. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Maui and a friend told me to not miss this restaurant. I'm so glad I didn't. The meal was perfect and in my 35 years as a foodie I had never seen a more beautiful presentation. The "black Pearl" was beautiful and we will never forget it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Beautiful setting with exceptional fish entrees. Uku and Mahimahi were stunning in flavor and presentation. Tomato and onion salad delicious. Drink selection varied and interesting. Would return regularly!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This amazing little seaside gem is a must do when in Maui. The freshest fish available cooked with local ingredients in a way that respects the ingredients. The very friendly staff are knowledgeable about the daily changing menu, the fishermen, and the area. This meal experience was one of the highlights of our two week vacation. As I could not tolerate gluten many choices were available for me and I wasn't made to feel like it was a problem for the kitchen. I had the curry dish and it is one of the best things I have ever eaten. My eating companions had the macadamia crusted fish and were suitably impressed. I would suggest to make a special outing to Mamma's and not rushing your trip to Hana before or after a great meal here."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Mama's never fails to serve up delicious FRESH fish selections that can't be matched. Appetizers are excellent, and the salads are all from locally grown produce and extremely fresh and crisp. The view is beautiful and the architecture of the building is entertaining. We have been going here for years and it is consistently excellent. My only complaint is that it is very difficult to get a reservation for larger parties and we always have to divide up and sit at separate tables. They did try and accomodate the 9 of us by adjusting a table for us after we were initially seated. Thanks to Open Table for getting us the reservation. The hotel concierge was not able to do it after several attempts."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I'm not sure there is a better restaurant in Maui or even Hawaii. It is truly a special place to go to. Its also a place where you need to save a little money and do it right, don't hold back on appetizers (the fresh ahi was out of this world fresh), the soup (we are still dreaming of the coconut soup), and even the salad was perfectly balanced so you could taste each ingredient. I would actually say the most disappointing thing was the main course. We got the "signature" stuffed mahi mahi, and it was only okay. In fact when compared with the apps we had it was kind of bland. Then the spicy Ono was a little too spicy for my taste. But dessert made up for it. There is no question we will come back, but we will have to save for a few months."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Excellent ambiance, service, and food. Always fun to visit Mama's."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Went with family for dinner last week. Amazing location, right on the beach, nicely decorated restaurant, great staff. The food however wasn't as outstanding as we were expecting - although still good, and also very expensive. I think we paid for location and for the hype the place has."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What an amazing experience. My wife and I have never felt so special in our lives. We live in NYC & know great food. This place is a diamond. I can't say enough about the whole experience. One must go to fully understand the quality of service & food. Perfect, everything was perfect. We will be dining again ASAP."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Outstanding Service. Superb good. A must do when visiting Maui. 6 stars !!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "If you are on Maui you need to splurge and eat at Mama's Fish House. It is a true gem in the world of food voted the number 2 restaurant in the U.S. and they lived up to their reputation. Nothing left to chance a beautiful building with immaculate grounds. The food was straight from the ocean or farm fresh and prepared well. This is a must go so make your reservation now it is booked solid weeks ahead of time."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I am born and raised in Kuau and as an adult, I truly appreciate how Mama's matured and grown over the years...I commend it's leadership for creating such an overall memorable experience for our family. Every time I come here, I am met with so much ALOHA! I'm usually a very critical person when it comes to service, and I must say, Mama's Fish House is an absolute GEM! Do not pass an opportunity to fit this experience in."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Most definitely Maui's best dining spot."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Arguably - probably - the best restaurant on Maui. Mama's is expensive and worth every penny. This would be an amazing restaurant even in NYC or San Fran. Great place. I have been here many times and never been disappointed. I bring everyone who visits me on Maui, and it is always a highlight of their trip."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious, however our server seemed to be having an off-night. My Wife and I were there for nearly 3 hours for dinner (on a Monday), due to poor service. Other tables nearby were coming and going at a normal pace, thanks to their server, however we waited and waited for every course. Once received, the food was outstanding, however for what they're charging, the service was inexcusable. We spoke to the manager, and he seemed relatively unphased. He apologized for his staff, but that was the extent of it. Based on the food alone, we would definitely return to Mama's on a future visit to Maui. I'm confident they have better service than what we experienced, everyone has an off-night."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "First time in Maui, and upon revealing to friends and family whom have all been to the island, they all demanded that we go to Mama's Fish House. We had pretty lofty expectations upon arriving at Mama's and we were not let down at all, in fact, Mama's exceeded all of our expectations. The pace and tone to the night was very relaxing and the service staff does a great job of being attentive and yet not intruding. The food is spectacular, you will not be disappointed here ever, that's a fact. I went to a luau but wish I had of spent that money on another dinner out at Mama's instead, as this is the true Maui Experience. We will continue to spread the word to anyone traveling to Maui, that Mama's is a must while here. Mahalo Mama!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Booked early and got a beautiful table overlooking the water. The food was good. Service was very good as well. Beautiful location! Lunch must br nice as well because you are on the water."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The headline says it all. We picked this place as a highlight for our 20th anniversary and the staff gave us the royal treatment -- right down to a "Happy Anniversary" card at the table and a lei of fresh flowers for my wife. You cannot beat the fresh fish, caught that day, or the view, which is right on the water and out of a postcard. The warm friendly service and all the perfect elements made this our #1 dining experience during our entire week here in Maui. Make reservations early and be willing to take an earlier time. My wife and I ended up only being able to get a 3pm, but it was wonderful. Low crowds and warm weather gave us a BETTER experience than if we had done the regular dinner time."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Mamas Fish House offers everything you go to Hawaii for. A wonderful location with ocean views from every table, fantastic menu and a wonderful staff dedicated to making your eating experience a special memory.. Though it is a little pricy, it is well worth it.. Once eating at Mamas, we always go back each time we return to the islands."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Sometimes when you have a tradition, such as going to Mama's for your last dinner before flying home from Maui, things change through the years and aren't as good as you remember them. Not the case at Mama's! Once again, everything was outstanding and we look forward to our next dinner there (and our next Maui vacation too!)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Lovely lunch, well worth the drive from Kapalua. Gorgeous view, even though it was raining. Service and food was lovely. I had a fabulous panong curry with locally sourced ingredients, including taro. Service was attentive and not rushed."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food and service was spectacular! Probably one of the best meals I've ever had! A must visit while in Maui."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "this has been our 4th visit to Mama's. We come back for a reason! You do need to budget for this experience.....That said it's worth every cent and we will be back next year."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "In Maui for 60th birthday. Mama's was a must. View is terrific, wait staff outstanding and very helpful - Henry did an outstanding job! Food was tremendous. Even a birthday desert was included. Going forward Mama's will be a must visit."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I am not usually a fish person but my wife and adult son are so we went. I have been here before and have had the Tristan Lobster which was spectacular. I decided that so many had talked about the fish and their, "caught today, cooked today" slogan that I decided to have the Opah with caramelized Maui onion. This was not just the best fish I've ever tasted but one of the best meals I've ever had. I usually come to Maui at least once a year for a month or two and only go there once as a special occasion. I now am going to make it my regular place to eat. Prices are not out of line for the quality. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Tim was absolutely wonderful and a delight to talk to. The food was amazing and no other restaurant can beat your view. Our time there was a complete WOW!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food at Mamas Fish House was amazing and it is on a beautiful beach front location. A place you must eat at in a Maui. But be sure to make reservations way in advance as it fills up fast."
    Dined on 4/6/2014