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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
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "This place is awesome anyone should at least sine her once!!!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our 12th time to dine here and it is amazing. If you want the best octopus it is truly unbelievable. Highly recommend the trying the side dishes."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Recomendo o Mahimahi que possui sabor iniqualavel!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had honeymooned in Hawaii 17 years ago and we returned this time with our 2 daughters, 12 & 14. Although Mama's came highly recommended by friends from Toronto, my wife and daughters were a bit reluctant to go since they don't eat any seafood!(Their loss). The menu is predominantly fishy, but there are great salads and steaks etc. As it turned out, Mama's easily surpassed expectations and it was our best dining experience out of the five days we had in Maui . Mama's is a well-oiled machine that delivers Michelin 3 star service without being ostentatious. Our waitress Casey was outstanding! My daughters loved their steaks and my wife , her 2 appetizers. For such a busy place, it was not noisy and did not smell fishy at all!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Made reservations ahead, not sure if we wanted to drive there. So glad we did. The good was incredible. Freshest fish. Memorable dinner with the family. Great pictures also in the beautiful area."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "From the flower arrangements to the ocean views, attentive staff, excellent food--it's perfect venue to celebrate milestone birthdays and family visits. Our entrees consisted of a large, perfectly fried whole fish (caught that morning). The other entrees--duck and kahlua pork were tender and equally delicious. The black pearl mousse, home made vanilla and mango ice cream for the celebrants were a perfect way to end our wonderful lunch!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I suggest, to everyone join Maui to spend at least a lunch in this place! Food is FANTASTIC, and all the rest is not above it!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is great. When u combine great food with great service and have a great view of the ocean, this would b in anyone's top five list"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is the kind of restaurant that you dream of going to again after you've been...since we went I've been dreaming of the ceviche served in a coconut, wishing I could take my tastebuds back there again soon. Our server was wonderful, the other wait staff were kind, thoughtful, and very quick to take great care of us. The view is amazing and the ambiance is very nice as well. Although it is an expensive meal, it is well worth it as this is a once in a lifetime experience!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "You will feel like Hawaiian royalty dining here. Amazing."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Mammas for our honeymoon and it just so happened to be his birthday too. We were treated wonderfully from the moment we arrived. There were special signs on the table awaiting us with congratulations and a birthday wish. Get a table by the windows, they're beautiful. The Food was excellent, as it should be because it was expensive. Worth the experience !"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Mama's fish house is a great place for anyone looking for a more than casual dinner. Although the attire can be casual the food is not. The service was fabulous, the food was exceptional. We had to drive a hour to get there but we'll worth the drive. We had an appetizer, 3 entrees, and dessert for about $200."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Mama's produced the freshest and most professionally prepared seafood we have ever eaten, and we have traveled the world. Our waiter JeffreyS not only knew his menu top to bottom by memory, but really knew his fish overall from ocean to table. His service was beyond outstanding, and in another class above, at the height of all things possible. He was always there when we needed him and never when we didn't. We arrived while it was still light, sat by the window, watched the night come on, and watched as the tiki candles were lit on the beach for a perfect dining ambiance and atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We have been traveling to Hawaii 1-2xs per year since 2001, rotating from Island to Island. One of the things we love to do is experience with fine dining on each Island. We have been to Maui,Oahu, Big Island, Lanai, Kauai, and Molokai. Mama's was the best experience I have had by far. Its everything you want in a Hawaiian restaurant: open air dining by the beach, the freshest fish, with everyone leaving happy. The service was attentive, but not rushed. They seemed to easily handle the diversity of parties there: families, large groups, Honeymooners. Its not the most formal restaurant, or eclectic, but if we could have we would have eaten here multiple times. The Wasabi calamari was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014