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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
  • "We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and we could not have chosen a better restaurant. The food was exceptional, the service outstanding and the venue was so romantic. They even had a card on our table saying "Happy 35th Anniversary" and I was given a beautiful lei to help underline our special occasion. These little details made our evening even more special. We had a table overlooking the beach and we were able to see the beautiful sunset. We would highly recommend Mama's Fish House to our family and friends. Linda Montreal, Canada"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The atmosphere and view must cause people to overrate this place. The food was good, but not spectacular - and at the prices ($55 for fish, $70 for steak) they charge it should be much better. So, they do the "please wait in our bar" and buy a $20 drink thing even though your reservation time is now and the table is sitting there empty. Anyway, we had one in our party that had special dietary requirements and they pretty much would not accommodate her, which again is hard to believe given their pricing. I would think at $55 for a piece of fish the chef would come out personally and ask how do you want me to prepare this? We had high hopes for this place, but I would recommend Mala Ocean Tavern or Merriman's over this place."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, very friendly people."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We dined at Mama's on my husband's birthday. They had a personalized card waiting for him on our table when we arrived. We had a table that looked out onto the ocean and it was a beautiful view. We greatly enjoyed our appetizers, cocktails, entrees, and dessert. If we ever are able to return to Maui, we will be sure to come back to Mama's. Though it is quite pricey, it is worth it due to the quality of the food, service, and ambiance of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "You can find comparable food at better prices in Lahaina and Kihei, worth experience once or twice"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A bit high priced but well worth it!! We are not fish lovers but it is always so good at Mama's that we have to eat it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went to mamas on our annual vacation visit, and once again, it was a pure delight. The incredible fish, along with preparations that always seem to work, left us satisfied and happy. Service is still great as well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to Mama's, since we've been to Maui 4 times without experiencing "the legend" that is Mama's Fish House. The location and view are incredible, the food is fresh and flavorful. The service is good, but a little overwhelming. I think at least 6 different people came to our table at various points. Perhaps if they didn't employ quite so many people, Mama's wouldn't have to overcharge for the food. Our bill for lunch (before tip) was over $220 for 2 adults & 2 kids. The food was good, but you're really paying for the location."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had an amazing lunch at Mama's. The macadamia nut encrusted mahimahi was recommended to us prior to going for lunch as the best thing to order on the menu! And, it did not disappoint! The fish was fresh, flavourful - every mouthful a treat. All the staff was friendly and courteous. Our waiter Jensen was attentive, fun and well informed - an outstanding server. This experience was certainly a highlight of our trip to Maui."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good but very expensive. Great place to try once but I doubt we will go back. Many closer places to paia that are just as good, much less $$ and in walking distabce"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My favorite dinner we had in Maui! Delicious, great setting, and service was great!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food, ambience, service, and views are exquisite! Plus, they always find ways to make our special occasions memorable in thoughtful ways! Well worth the price!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Awesome from start to finish!! Food superb! Service impeccable! A must for Maui!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was an amazing meal and experience. Everything was fantastic. I would call it a "once in a lifetime" meal but we are already planning our return trip to Maui just to eat here again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Each time I return to Maui a trip to Mama's is always the best dining on the island. Beautiful location, great fish, excellent service. It is worth the drive. Expensive yes, but worth it. It you do not travel away from the resorts to this restaurant, you have missed the most Hawaiian dining experience of your trip."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The entire experience was the best. This place was recommended and I couldn't have been happier. The food, the service, and the personal touch since we came for our honeymoon was amazing!! The views are perfect, and the property is very easy to get around and explore!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Mama's is our favorite place on the island. We save up all year so we can splurge when we visit. It's a must see!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very nice setting...Inside and out....Good food...Expensive."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The entire experience dining at Mamma's Fish House is amazing. The restaurant itself is adorable and the view is beautiful! The food and drinks were delicious. There were three of us dining and we were all going on and on about how fantastic our food was including appetizers and dessert."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The best service and food ever. It was my birthday so they indulged me when I asked to visit the kitchen. Noelle, our server, and her peers of servers could not have been more courteous or hospitable. Tammy, the General Manager, personally took us to the Fish House where we met here staff. This was beyond the norm and quite unexpected. I will not forget the kindness and unbelievable food and its presentation. A 10 PLUS!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Fantastic dinner. Great drinks, wonderful service. Overall a must."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Being in the food biz in chicago, I can honestly say one of the best meals I have every had. Loved it all."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Can't believe I've waited this long to try this place. It's definitely worth all the hype - everything was great. No complaints."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Best restaurant ever. Food is outstanding. Very pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The fish is some of the freshest you will find anywhere - and the Sashimi is what you would expect to find at Nobu. 7 Trips to Maui, 8 visits to Mama's Most romantic Scenic Beach Setting in the Islands I have found"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is the most charming, elegant and classic Hawaiian Beach House location. The food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Dinner at Mama's Fish House is more than just a good meal, it's an experience. The setting, ambiance, food and service are always outstanding. Mama's is comparatively expensive, but if you're vacationing on Maui a meal here will be one of those special memories you'll treasure long after you return home. Highly recommended. Reservations through OpenTable worked great, but make them well in advance. It's a very popular place. Mama's called the day before to confirm. Be sure to call them back if the call lands in your voice mail."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "JUST THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!! Bartenders were outstanding making every drink in the book."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "From the moment me and my spouse walked into the tropical landscape, we were greeted by the vibrant Alan, we knew we were in for a great time. The evening didn't disappoint. We started @ the bar; retrieved our drinks and were taken to seats that faced the ocean; tiki torches aflame. Sasha; our primary server further set the tone for the most "un-rushed" meal that started with ceviche with mangos, entrees of mahi mahi to finish with macadamia apple crisp and bananas. This was one of the meals of my adult life. Spending an evening with my new spouse; being served by Sasha and Alan was and will be a highlight of some time to come. If you miss Mama's Fish House, shame on you. The memory could last a lifetime."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! Thanks for the table with the great view! A very memorable way to celebrate our wedding anniversary!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and in a gorgeous setting. The food, however, was overpriced and over-rated. We first had bread and complimentary asparagus bisque served. I love asparagus, but that soup was terrible! I can't believe such a nice restaurant would serve something so off-putting to its customers. The little neck clams appetizer was fabulous and the highlight of the evening. For the entree, we had the house specialty of lobster and crab stuffed mahi mahi. The dish was good but not as ground-breaking as I was expecting based on other reviews. Service was also interesting. The wait staff was very attentive but didn't give helpful, personal opinions on menu items and just recited the menu like robots."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When you have been coming to a restaurant for 14 years...that says something about it. How nice when we were brought to our table that the hostess thanked us for dining with them for 14 years !!! That makes you feel like family. Everything here is prepared with care and passion. From their appetizers through their deserts....we've never had a bad meal !!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is beautiful inside and out and located on the water. But that's what the high prices are paying for. The food is good. but the cost exceeds almost every restaurant in New York City. I believe mama needs to up the level of food they serve to equal the prices they charge."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always our last stop on vacation and leaves us with great memories!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our experience at this restaurant rates as one of the best dining experiences we've had in Maui. Service was excellent. We were able to tell the difference this restaurant has to others when it comes to freshness of the seafood. Might be a bit pricy but well worth it. Rather than a late dinner we suggest making a daytime reservation and taking advantage of the ocean views right outside the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything (food, service, atmosphere) was perfect and superb!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Mamas Fish House was a fantastic evening, food was great, service was great! The views are to die for!!! Thanks for making this a special evening."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First, when we were taken to our table the host made a comment about where we sat at the table. I had a headache and did not want to face ocean due to the glare on the water. He made a snide comment about the interior view of the restrauant. I almost walked out. Then it took 10 min between sitting down and for our drinks to arrive. In fact our waiter comment both times he came to our table that our drinks did not arrive. Did he go get them, NO! I thought the food was good, but for what you pay I expected better service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "Barely able to type this out for the after-meal euphoria I'm experiencing. Soooo worth it. Red snapper was perfect. Was it pan seared in crack rock? I'm not sure, but I want more. Now. Even the poi was yum. Wha-what? How'd they do that? Atmosphere almost seems fake it's so perfect. It's super-pricey, so be prepared to throw down some bank in this place. Booked on open table, which is recommended. Aloha all the way."
    Dined on 7/11/2014