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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I've come here every year for about 20 years. Each time I wonder if I'll get bored or the place will let me down. It never has!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything (food, service, atmosphere) was perfect and superb!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had reservations for Mama's a while back when we planned out our honeymoon. The know we had booked for such an occasion and congratulated us upon arrival, they also had a card sitting on our table that congratulated us as well. The view was awesome, the beach and sunset! We had great service from the hostess, waiter and even got a visit from the manager who presented me with a lay to give to her! It was beautiful and had a sweet smell. Our food was awesome, from the appetizer (snapper rolls), the complementary bread, the chefs complimentary mushroom bisque all the way to the presentation of wine and our entree's. I had the catch of the day and my wife had the Ono with garlic and butter sauce. I could go on and on. Great Place!!!! Go there!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We were told my everyone we knew that we HAD to go to Mama's while we were in Maui - but, honestly, it was a pretty good restaurant, like several others we went to, except it was even pricier than anywhere else we ate. The setting is VERY beautiful; don't get me wrong. But, we'd seen beauty on top of beauty all week long - if I had to do it again, I dont know that I'd have made the hour's drive from Lahaina again simply to go to Mama's. Great, not unbelievable food; good, not great ambiance (we didn't get to sit outside as requested). We LIKED it, we didn't love it, so when we got the check, it stung more than I'd have liked."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have dinner here every time we are in Maui. This time, the ladies went to lunch, because the men folk were off island. Wow! If possible, Mamma's is even better at lunch. There is not a crowd, so parties are seated almost immediately. We got a window seat and thoroughly enjoyed the view, the food, and the Aloha spirit that defines this lovely place. Three days later, we were back, and we are going again next week. Spoiled? Hardly. I work hard for my money and choose to spend it here."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant sits perched on a beautiful stretch of beach. The food is fabulous and maticulously prepared. I cannot say enough about the service, the wait staff is simply amazing!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Spectacular views from the Mama's beach, All super fresh items on the menu caught daily, Unbelievably beautiful presentation of all food. It felt like it was an exposition. Everyone in the restaurant was taking photos (I also guess most of the people were not regulars Since we are on Maui). The food was spectacular. I tried each and every fish on our table and basically they all tasted amazing. The cooking is perfect and the fish is Literally fresh off the boat. As for dessert, if you dont order at least one polynesian black pearl for your table, shame on you :) ! The service was also extremely good, well timed, non-intrusive and more than helpful!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The name and decor indicate a casual dining experience, and in a way it is, but it was the most casual fine dining experiences ever. I had the Panang Curry with 3 fish-- delicious! My husband had their signature Mahi stuffed with lobster and crab-- wow! Order that! Cocktails were delicious and perfect. We all shared dessert-- their signature Black Pearl and Lillikoi Creme Brûlée. Again, delicious. You will also be impressed with their use of local fish, fishermen, fruits and veggies, all called out on the menu. Mahalo to your team! No ka oi! We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything from the beautiful atmosphere to the wonderful service and amazing food - best dining experience ever! My daughter and I split four different items; and each one was equally as tasty! I highly recommend Mama's to anyone visiting Maui!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We always make a visit to Mama's whenever we visit Maui and no matter where we are staying on the island. I just love the detailed touches on every plate of food. I love the waiters knowledge of not only the fish, but the actual fisherman that caught the fish and where and when it was caught. The food is always amazing and the setting couldn't be more scenic and peaceful right on the beach. Catching a sunset is amazing. It is pricey, but well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Everything was just delicious! Loved the ambience"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great food, service and got to celebrity watch (Sammy Hagger)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Visiting maui with my husband,sister and brother in law. We were told by a friend that we had to plan a dinner at mamas. We could not get a reservation for dinner untimely 8:45. We decided to go for a late lunch at 3:00. Great decision, same menu and views were beatiful. Best meal ever, service was great and atmosphere was incredible We had to drive an hour to get there, had to give up precious hours at the beach and it was worth every bit of it. It's a must do in maui."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Mama's was recommended to us by a friend. We enjoyed our meal and the scenic view. Our waiter was efficient and friendly. Only complaint was the too quick clearing away of our plates. Made us feel like we needed to move on. No time to linger. Food was very good."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We came here on our honeymoon, and loved it! The calamari appetizer was so good! Both of our entrees were amazing, Ono, & Opakapaka. The highlight of the evening was the dessert, the black pearl, you must try this! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We went out of our way to go for lunch at Mama's on our layover between flights from Kaiui and Maui back to the mainland US. Couldn't be a better choice. Excellent food, gracious service and wonderful indoor/outdoor ambiance on the beach. The very best food we had on our 2 week trip to Maui and Kaiui. Expensive, but well worth the splurge."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food was not worth the money spent, the steak was overdone and the sides weren't very good either. It was a very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Even not being a seafood afficianado, I was thoroughly impressed, in fact "blown away" at Mama's Fish House. Coming onto the grounds, with the beach in front of the restaurant, and the motif of Hawaiian/Polynesian you knew you were in for a dining experience. The food was outstanding from my cool mint cucumber soup, tomato/maui onion salad, and filet of beef, and my friend's freshly caught opakapaka was delicious. Lilikoi creme brulee for dessert blending the citrus/tart/sweetness of passion fruit topped of the meal. Besides an awesome sunset and rainbow viewing during dinner, the service was top notch. I think this ranks in the top three of my all time dining experiences If you can afford to go, I would not miss Mama's while on Maui"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We go to Mama's Fish House whenever we're in Maui! The view, the service and the food is surpassed by none. Everyone is so accommodating, and though they could be pretentious, they're not. This was a celebration dinner for our daughter and the hostess acknowledged her accomplishment as we were being seated. Once at our table, there was a card from the Mama's staff waiting for her. I had requested premier seating in the reservation, and they provided that as well. The presentation of the food is as beautiful as it taste! Going to Mama's is a memorable experience (no matter what the occasion), and the money you'll spend will be well worth it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "...ridiculously expensive. Lunch menu and dinner menu are the same. My wife and I shared one appetizer and one entree. No drinks. With 20% tip, total was $90 for lunch!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Every on that I told that I was going to Maui recommended this place. We can see why. Service was great, food was great, view was amazing. More importantly my kid is super picky and the kids menu was a little too fancy for her (no chicken straps and I don't blame them). They set her up with some french fries and some of the most unbelievably good fruit we have ever seen. My kid loved it. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a party 8 and our server made sure each one of us were taken care of. Our food was so delicious. I ordered a curry coconut dish and I'm pretty sure that was the best curry dish I've ever had! This is a must do while visiting the island."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Mama's is our favorite restaurant. It is always a treat when we're in Maui. Our server Tinani was awesome."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We are on our honeymoon and had lunch at Mama's Fish House. We had their first reservation at 11am. We walked right in to our table overlooking their beautiful view. The food was one of the best meals we've ever had. Take their recommendations, everything they said was amazing really was! Expect to pay around $50 a person for the meal. It was well worth it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wow -- what a superb restaurant. Beautiful setting, attentive but not fussy service, inventive recipes: the lobster guacamole was excellent. Hope to return again soon!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My husband and I were having a lovely dinner here for our honeymoon. Unfortunately a loud, rude family was seated behind us. As they left the man threw up right outside the restaurant which happened to be about 5 feet away from our table. The food was great but other patrons ruined the ambiance for me. Perhaps they should have been cut off."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The location was absolutely breathtaking! Right on the ocean, the setting eclectic and fun. The dishes we had were all amazing. The cocktails were decent-overly sweet and overly priced Mai-Tai's and Relaxers. The complimentary bread was nice as was the POG. I just don't get how you can charge $50 for a tiny piece of local Ono. Just baffles me really. Too bad that it is not more affordable to the masses."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Stopped at Mama's on our way to Hana for lunch. It was such an amazing lunch. The service was excellent, the view was unlike anywhere else on the island, and the food (lobster sandwich, stuffed mahi mahi, shrimp wonton appetizer) were phenomenal! Mama's Fish House is definitely a treat. Next time I'm in Maui, I will be going to dinner!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Without a doubt, this is one of Maui's best restuarants. Excellent choice for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Given the tremendous reputation that this place has, I was eager to try it. In a nutshell, the food was excellent, the atmosphere is great, but the service was awful. I have not seen service this bad in many years. It was as if the server would show his face from time to time and then leave the restaurant for 20 minutes to run an errand. When he did decide to be seen, he was very cold, impersonal and uninterested. I was forced to ask the manager for a different server towards the end. - I had 2 additional reservations over the next week that I cancelled after this fiasco. Although the food was good, I was not going to risk having the same terrible experience, while spending $300 on dinner. This server belongs in a different line of work."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful experience dining at Mama's! Both the opakapaka collar and i'a maka niu appetizers were flawless. I highly recommend both. Our mains (the ahi and the stuffed mahimahi) were equally as impressive. We can't wait to return to Mama's again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was truly an outstanding dining experience. We were on Maui for 14 days and ate at all of the finest restaurants. Mama's was head and shoulders above them all. The setting is remarkable. Frequently when you visit a restaurant with an outstanding view the food is less than memorable. Mama's is the exception. The food was the best!! They had as many as five different people performing different coordinated duties at our table. After our dinner we saw a wedding being performed as the sun set on their beautiful beach."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We celebrated our fifth anniversary at Mama's and couldn't have asked for a better experience! The setting (we mentioned it was our anniversary and asked for a window table which we got), the service, and the food - it was all perfect. I eat the lobster stuffed mahi, and my wife the macadamia crusted snapper, and they were outstanding. Don't hesitate to book a reservation at this amazing restaurant. You won't regret it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Pricey, but delicious. Gorgeous view, lovely restaurant and impeccable dishes. Be prepared to spend money, but every dish is so good"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were told dining at Mama's was a must do while in Maui and it did not disappoint. The ahi tuna caught that morning was incredibly fresh tasting and well accompanied. More impressive than the food was the amazing service. Truly a great dining experience"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I chose Mamas Fish House for my wife's 40th birthday dinner. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. A Beautiful setting that we'll remember for many years to come."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This has got to be the best seafood restaurant in the USA. Very special place to dine. Food, service and ambience are all superb."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Expensive, but well worth it. Very romantic, especially at sunset. We went to the Feast at Lele the night before and while it was a great experience, it didn't even compare to Mama's. You absolutely must go here if you visit Maui. It doesn't get much better"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Mama's Fish House was outstanding. I had heard so much about it so made sure we made reservations for our trip to Maui. We were not disappointed. The food, the service and the ambience of the place were simply outstanding. If you are going to do fine dining while on Mau, make it this restaurant. It is worth the time and effort to get to. I had the Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster and it just melted in my mouth. The ocean view here is just spectacular as well to really make the setting romantic. Our server was very attentive and took care of all of our needs promptly. A great place to dine."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have dined at Mama's numerous times when we are on island. It is usually our favorite but to be honest when you charge these prices you expect perfection. Our favorite is the Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster but my wife's Mahi was over cooked and tough while mine was missing the stuffing. This has never been the case before. Our 5 years olds fried Mahi was done perfect, the place is a perfect setting, the service is always fantastic the rest of the food/sides were fantastic and we will certainly continue to recommend it & give it another try this winter but the bottom-line is we left sad, we had better dinners other places these past two weeks and that usually is not the case."
    Dined on 7/5/2014