Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House

Mama's Fish House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mamasfishhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8085798488x
  • 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: Seafood, Hawaiian
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Mama's Fish House reviews from OpenTable diners
1029 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (898)special occasion (844)romantic (783)fit for foodies (626)great for outdoor dining (413)great for lunch (285)hot spot (268)neighborhood gem (235)good for groups (170)notable wine list (133)kid-friendly (110)great for brunch (67)vibrant bar scene (38)late-night find (26)Show More
  • Cant wait till I return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Mama's Fish House single handedly ruin Calamari and Mahi Mahi for all restaurants back home because it was that good! The Calamari Appetizer melted in your mouth. The Stuffed Mahi Mahi with Lobster and Crab tasted so fresh, I felt it was going to swim off my plate! I shall return! Mean while I will highly recommend this place. Oh the service ....amazing knowledge and not stop Smiles They made my honeymoon dinner re memorable Thanks for a great time Mama's Fish House
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We always go to Mama's when we come to Maui. Always order the Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster and always order the crab cakes appetizer. Add to that one of the salads and enjoy a window seat to take in the amazing view. Along with the excellent service and decor and you simply accept the high prices, as this is dining at its' best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Delicious! Go with an empty stomach. Make a reservation asking for a table with a view. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mamas fish house for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This restaurant defines Maui dining. It's island food served with big smiles and no rush. They are gracious from the moment they park your rental through the seating and onto the meal. Lunch dining tip, skip the cocktail which will slow down your afternoon, and opt for one of the deserts from paradise. Walk around the grounds with everyone else after lunch and soak it all in. It will keep you smiling when you are back home......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twocats
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    A must for a special occasion when in Maui. Wonderful service from the greeter to the wait staff. A great menu and the service was impeccable. The pace of the service was perfect. Don't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We ended up at Mama's Fish House because we had a $150 gift certificate for dinner. This kind of place would usually be out of our price range. Everything was wonderful about it, the food was so delicious, and the drinks were great, and the service was friendly. Our only complaint was that the service was very slow. We were seated and then abandoned for about 10 minutes before we even got drinks. Then after we got our meals we were ready to get "to go" boxes and a check and we felt abandoned again for quite a while. Otherwise this is a 5 star restaurant all the way! Maybe we just got a slow server, though. Other tables seemed to be getting more attention than we were...just our luck.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't miss an evening at Mana's
    Shirleygrl
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Everything was perfect. Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service, delicious cocktails and the food was one taste sensation after another! Love Mama's and we will keep going back. Worth the cost
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MamaGardels
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    One of my top three ever!! Fantastic. Great service, spectacular view, amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Kimi
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is one of the best meals that I have had in my life. We came here for my 40th birthday, and it did not disappoint...perfect not too sweet mai tai, nice big pour of wine, outstanding calamari and mahi, fabulous service. It is perfection! Go here and avoid Humuhumu at all costs (pun intended.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Meredith
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Gorgeous view, delicious drinks, the best food I have ever had! This was my first trip to Mamas and it did not disappoint. I have heard great things about this restaurant and none of them did it justice. Friendly hostess along with amazing waitress. The opakkapakka was to die for! My husband got the shortribs and loved them! Hats off to this restaurant they got it all Right !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Fabulous as always...very pricey, but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies Paradise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We dine here every time we holiday on Maui and the quality of the food is always exceptional. Crab stuffed mahi mahi scrumptious and beautifully presented. This is our all time favorite dish. Crab cakes the best. Undoubtedly, Mama's makes the best Lava Flow on the island. Service unobtrusive. Great setting for a romantic dinner beside the ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night at Mama's
    2onthetown
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    While planning our latest trip to Maui I knew an evening had to be set aside for a visit to Mama's Fish House. Reservations were made through Open Table with a request for a table close to the sand (views are spectacular) as we would be celebrating anniversaries with another couple. From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIP's and led to the best table in the house. Wow! My wife and friends were thorough impressed believing I knew somebody to get this treatment. Starting with martini style margaritas and Maui Onion soup then onto the main course of Ono (caught that morning) and pig fried rice. The food was excel land and the service even better. Treat yourself to an evening at Mama's Fish House. You can thank me later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thee View Says It All
    YummyFood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This place is super pricey so you may want to check out their prices before you go so tou don't die of shock, but definitely worth it! The fish is so fresh and the restaurant is literally on the beach. You look outside to see sand and water. It's amazing!!! The food was delicious, drinks were great, and service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in the US
    Clevesteve7152
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had my 25th wedding anniversary dinner here. Everything was great except the checkin process. For a first-timer I wasn't aware where to go. You have to back back in and around the front. Then the two or three people working the checkin stands just stood there and didn't offer to help. I saw someone else step up to the podium and they checked him in. A little proactive service and it would have been perfect. Otherwise everything was great. The passion fruit creme brulee is the best dessert I've ever tasted. Marc Summers on The Best Thing I Ever Ate agrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open your wallet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Maui has many superb dining options, if you miss getting into mamas don't worry - you haven't missed the best! my only negative outside of price and feeling a little like I was just another donkey in the line to get in was our obnoxious waiter who in an effort to turn tables RECITED his flamboyant rendition of what Mamas was famous for and what he suggested we order as if we couldn't read or make our own decision. Then left us to recite same exact lines to every table around us. The famous drinks were 16$ each, the sashimi app (the best part of the meal!) was 26$ and our fish entrees were around 50$ each dessert was 16$. We don't mind spending money for an exceptional meal & service this was not the case at Mamas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Maui must-do
    MNDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a mid afternoon meal before our flight and it was fantastic! I dont usually review but our entire experience at Mama's was excellent and we will remember it as a highlight of a great trip to Maui. The ambiance and the beach, the service, and especially the food was unmatched. I cant say enough to do justice to how much we enjoyed this meal. I have litterally nothing bad to say! Not cheap but hey, your in Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kebba
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Mama's Fish House was a couple of hours of beauty and calm. We enjoyed our simple, laid back trip around Maui, but we'd pencilled in Mama's as a special treat. Loved the service, as well as the atmosphere & location. Oh, & the food was divine...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Liberty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything from making the reservation, setting, service, and food were superb. We were there for lunch with a baby and they were extremely accommodating. Our little 10 months even got a grilled (no seasoning) mahi mahi that was caught no more than 12 hours ago. We had a great time!! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    very poor service.. from server..and from parking attendant..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything was fantastic. First time here. This was recommended by my daughter who was here on her honeymoon 10 years ago. She said if you eat anywhere, It has to be at Mama's. Thea says something, 10 years later and still an excellent choice. All positives including some great classic coctail and super service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was amazing but the ceviche was the beyond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool name, cooler spot
    DavesRaves
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Absolutely Epic seafood experience in evey way. The venue design is as amazing as the food - so original and so perfectly done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    FPepoonVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We go to Mama's every time we are on Maui and we have never been disappointed. The views, the service, and especially the food are all spectacular. Get whatever is freshly caught and you can't go wrong. Dishes range from classic to unique and inventive, and the flavor profiles are always perfect. My husband loves the mahi-mahi stuffed with lobster and crab and coated in a macadamia nut crust. I always try to get the whole wok-fried fish, or whatever the local catch of the day is. We love the Black Pearl for dessert, and the sorbets are always a delicious and lighter way to end the meal. Drinks are delicious, but (as is usual on Maui) prices are confiscatory and will help you keep your resolution to drink less. Mama's, we love you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    cswanVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We come to Mamas every time we are on Maui, each year or so for many years. Mamas is always wonderful and never misses on quality of food and service. It is fabulous and delicious and we appreciate the commitment by the staff and management to keep it this way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Way to Celebrate
    Tbone73
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. Would defiantly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food is simply amazing - try the cerviche and stuffed macadamia nut Mahi for sure. Everything we had was GREAT! Definitely returning anytime we are in Maui.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High light of my Maui trip!
    Nvmyfrdm
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Where should I begin, as I walk around the parking lot, a beautiful ocean front property stood in of my eyes. While I was waiting for my table, I visited the gorgeous beach across the way. Reception area is tastefully decorated. Fish are perfectly cook. Service are excellent. The reason I give a 4 star for food because the prawns are more like a mid-sides shrimps with head, also at 3:00pm, already ran out of Opah and Ono (fish). Wondering, what are they going to serve in the evening? All in all, an outstanding restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous!!!
    NCFoodie224
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Mama's Fish House is a must visit if you are in Maui! The views alone are amazing and the food is absolutely wonderful! It's pricy, but totally worth it. Definitely make sure you make reservations a few days in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy for my Tummy
    Tommy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We always make sure to eat at Mama's Fish House every time we visit Maui. The Service, Food, and atmosphere are always above our Expectation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This restaurant served good food but was somewhat over priced and more of a tourist trap. It also seems to relegate only late dining times for Open Table (8:30 or later) as I looked at everyday for 10 days and the earliest time was 8:30
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Maui Restaurant
    KimberlyBVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Mama's Fish House was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. As always, everything about our experience was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    JeanB
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was a delightful experience. We went there for lunch, knowing that it is especially crowded for dinner. We made reservations online in the morning and requested a window seat, which they honored. We appreciated that the waiter was able to make recommendations, since we weren't familiar with many of the menu items. Walking around the beautiful grounds was an added pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • skip this place not worth the $$
    notsatisfied
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    don't know what's the big hype about this place in maui. only went since so many people raved about it and i totally regretted. nothing special about it. it was very hot and humid in the restaurant. the service was slow not good when you are dining with little kids. food was nothing exceptional, it was good but didn't worth how much it costs. i could see how they stay in business for honeymoon couples, but for those thinking about going to maui for honeymoon, don't go. not a honeymoon destintion anyway. just save money and visit food trucks around maui for more authenic dining experience.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    Honker138
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My wife and I visited Maui on our honeymoon and this was the one place that multiple friends and family members said we had to visit, so our expectations were high. It lived up to the hype. Great service in the bar while we waited for our table, the bar tender gave us some great recommendations on the menu and the food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend this place. Absolutely incredible. I had the seared ono with kalua pig fried rice and it was to die for! We requested a table near the front of the restaurant to view the water and had a great view! Go to Mama's Fish House!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must Try!
    Eats
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Best fish we have ever tried! Service was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Scenery
    nynjfoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Mama's Fish house was certainly an experience. The open air restaurant is right on the beach and is absolutely beautiful. I do have to say that it was over hyped though. The food was certainly good but not to the point where I can't find that quality elsewhere as noted by numerous reviews.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great Food and Great Service and Great Ambiance. Complete dining experience on Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining but slow
    Kay52
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great dining but service was slow between all courses. It took :15 to clear dinner course
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our experience was simply amazing that we went back a second time our last night in Maui. The food was phenomenal the service was outstanding best place in Lahaina!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.