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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Even though pricey, it is well worth it. The food is outstanding. My only other recommendation is their Mai Tai is not my favorite. This place continues to be the finest place to dine on Maui. Beats all celebrity chefs and easy to get to."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Would go again but only for special occasion. While food is quite good, prices are very high and food amounts rather small on some items. Great service and nice atmosphere. FYI You can easily account for $100 per person."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waiter Owen was a fine example of what excellent, thoughtful service is. His recommendations were right on, and we would have licked the plates clean if it was a little dimmer..lol. Kudos to the chef. Great island ambiance. A wonderful way to end our Maui trip…."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food, service and ambience were all exquisite! We've been to many high end restaurants and I think it was the best overall meal we've ever had. Every dish was special, very fresh, unique, absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The curry/coconut fish dish was fantastic, as was the sashimi, wild boar and macadamia nut/banana dessert. Atmosphere is spectacular and very Hawaiian with fresh flowers everywhere, including in each bathroom stall! A very special place to dine and well worth the drive!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our 15th Anniversary while spending some time on the Islands with family. Uncle watched the kiddos and we went for Dinner. The view, service, atmosphere, and of course the food were all top notch. Hands down the best overall dining experience I have had to date. Looking forward to a visit again in the near future to see what the menu will hold then!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not much food and lots of $$$$$ The food was good and the service was great. The staff was very good. The setting was awesome and I am sure you were paying more for that then the food. You will have a good time."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Amazing views in this location, top notch service and the freshest fish. please make reservations early we made them before getting to Hawaii and are so thankful. A friend recently called while there and couldn't get in for over 2 weeks!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Best food I have EVER had. Mahi Mahi with stuffed crab and lobster was amazing and we pondered not getting dessert, but decided to thank God! Had the creme brulee which was out of this world. Little did I know that both of these dishes were on the Food Network. Mama's is a must for Maui visitors."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was very fresh and so delicious! Our favorite meal on Maui! Beautiful view of the ocean and such perfect beach decor! We absolutely love this restaurant! Service is excellent!!! My kids said they wish we could eat at Mama's every day!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere at Mama's Fish House is nothing like I've experienced before. Everything that was ordered at our table was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Probably the best meal I've ever had. The waiter was very nice and knowledgeable about the questions we had with the menu. Best part was sitting near the windows to see the great ocean view and feel the breeze. If you come to Maui, you MUST go to Mama's Fish House."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Super food. Great setting. Superior service. Arrived early and accommodated right away."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Entering the restaurant just at dusk, I felt like I was in a James Bond movie. The Tahitian ceviche was particularly good. Great views, food, service, abd atmosphere. 11 it of 10 on romance and ambience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The reviews are true! We had an excellent meal 6/23. The food was spectacular and memorable! Why can't every restaurant cook fish like this? Loved the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is my 4th visit to Maui and I had always wanted to try Mamas. Loved the quirky decor but the food was as fabulous as the decor. We went twice. Sat at the bar once and ate and once we had reservations. The food is fresh and local which is right up our alley. The only way you could be disappointed is if you were a greasy burger and fries kind of person."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a wonderful ambiance. Great service and great food along with that. A real gem of atmosphere being seated at a window seat overlooking the beautiful beach and palm trees. The food was great. Had the special lobster sandwich along with the condiments that was very good. Had a starter salad that was also awesome, along with a great French onion soup. Would highly recommend this place, even if the prices were a little high, but well worth the price, everything considered."
    Dined on 6/29/2014