Mama's Fish House
After glowing recommendationsAfter glowing recommendations from friends we decided to make Mama's Fish House a must do on our recent Maui vacation. It was all they said and more. Food was delicious and service was friendly if a little slow. Prices are high but quality of food exceptional.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular ExperienceThe setting is spectacular as you walk down into the private cove with beautiful view. The decor in the restaurant is classy and fitting. Service was awesome. Then the food- Superb! Our meals were fantastic. We had the Seared Tuna, Tuna Sashimi, Grilled Shrimp, Octopus and more. It was some of the best food we have ever eaten. We took our 8 and 10 year old and they loved their meals as well. We will return to Mama's Fish House on our next visit to Maui and would recommend them to anyone who wants to tantalize their tastebuds.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSlice of heavenPlays with every sense. This restaurant is like no other........5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest fish!Mahimahi stuffd with crab and lobster was one of the best fish we have ever had. Also, my wife's thai style fish dish was incredible. Even with our entree's standing out as mentioned above, the best item ordered was the beef polynesian appetizer---as suggested by our waittress. Single-handedly the best app we have ever had. The place is pricey, but well worth it. A great add to our honeymoon experience!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThis place is a gem. It is just fascinating to see all the decor. The beach in front is magnificent. The fish we had was so fresh and tasty, I could not imagine anyone would ever worry about that. The fish I had was moist and perfectly done. Everyone enjoyed their meal, but agreed that it was not the best they ever had. There was a little mixup on the dessert order, but they made good on it. I would highly recommend to anyone that they make Momma's a must do on their Maui itinerary.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectNo Maui trip can be complete without Mama's. It was the highlight of our vacation. Perfection!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best seafood on MauiI'm not a big seafood eater but after eating at Mamas boat house I am now.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Dining ExperienceLoved everything about Mama's !
A beautiful setting for any special occasion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMamasGood food with a view that can't be beat. Best meal we have had on Maui and the serving staff was professional and fun.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth The PriceYes Mama's is very expensive but it is worth every penny every time you eat there. The mahi mahi stuffed with crab and topped with a lobster tail is not only as good as it sounds but better. The sauce is spectacular. Mama's also has home made desserts baked right in their own bakery and they are spectacular. Do not leave Maui without going, it is a MUST!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dining experience in Maui!!Best Hawaiian atmosphere, beautiful setting, great service, knowledgeable friendly staff!! the food is sensational and consistent!!
we. Have been here 6 times and it is always terrific and truly provides the Hawaiian environment so often difficult to find anymore! Mama's takes us back to the early days of Hawaiian hospitality with fresh quality fish caught in the best locales, creative menu with impeccable presentation!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Classic pricey tourist placeYou need to experience it at least once if you feel the need to it the tourist restaurants. It's good but the prices are extraordinarily High for what you get. its not like Chef Morimoti is on the premises personally greating you. it is also crowded and the decor is cluttered and dated. the nostalgia is what is selling. One dish was amazing, one tasted like Chicken Piccata but with fish instead of chicken - that dish was a bit disappointing. I've been here three times in 3 trips to maui and eat at a lot of high end restaurants. It is still impressive for most people. There are many options for great seafood on Maui - from Lahaina's Honu to just buying fresh fish at a local fish market and cooking it over a BBQ on the beach....5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Loved everything! Scenic view to the amazing food! I savored every bite. A place you must experience!
Athena5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful all around experience.Wonderful all around experience. Excellent, interesting food and superb service!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnual tripI've been coming to Maui for the last four years and every time I come I make the trip across the island to eat at Mama's and I don't normally eat seafood but at Mama's I've tried several fish and all of them were outstanding! Love Mama's and the staff are very attentive!! Highly recommend5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Maui!We go to Maui quite often and found Mama's Fish House a couple of years ago. The food and ambiance is so special that this year we made reservations for three nights out of four. Our main issue is that we love what we order so much it is hard to move on to anything else. The MahiMahi dish is spectacular as are the lobster tails and all of the appetizers. This may be our very favorite restaurant anywhere in the US. There are great restaurants all over Maui but don't miss this one, it's a gem! Must have reservations.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent AgainWe have been coming to Mamas for several years for our Anniversary. Service, food, and ambiance just as wonderful each time . Look forward to next year :)5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great!This our 5th time and Mama's and it never disappoints. The food and drinks are pricey but very good. Lunch with 2 fish dinners sharing a salad and to rum drinks was $180.
You can't beat the scenic views !5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!My husband and I have experienced dining in several countries. Mama's is now our favorite !
The prices are not outrageous but, be ready to pay around $200 a couple for dinner, drinks, dessert.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service par excellénce.Perhaps the best meal I have ever had, certainly the best fish dinner. Food and service were superlative. Very expensive, but worth it.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best place to eat on MauiWe had heard that Mama's was a special place and I wanted to give a large THANK YOU to those that guided us there. The food was outstanding, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere is what we had dreamed Maui would be. We were so impressed, we went back a second time! What a great memory! Thanks!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!This was our first time here and I can't wait to go back. One of the most unique restaurants we've ever been to. Great atmosphere, amazing food, beautiful view, and very friendly service. Mamas is one of the major highlights of our trip so far!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a mustEvery time we visit Maui, we have to go to Mama's Fish House! Why? It's beautiful! Everything about it is beautiful! Actually, it's beyond beautiful! The food is excellent and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The service goes well beyond my expectations- the free valet, hosts and wait staff are all so attentive. And the view!! It's Hawaii! You can bet your bottom dollar it's going to be perfect. It's no wonder we choose to come back here every time and the place my husband chose to propose. Most recently we brought our son (just two days before this post) to celebrate his 5th birthday. They even put a special sign for him wishing him happy birthday on our table. It's was and always is perfect!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food may have been theThe food may have been the best food I have ever had, top that off with the incredible view = a outstanding night !5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and AtmosphereBut pricey Just for a special occasion. Lunch for two was close to $200.00. We both shared an appetizer and a salad and both had the house signature dish, Mahi Mahi stuffed with shrimp and lobster with a small lobster tail on top, then shared a dessert that was wonderful. We also each had a glass of wine. Great food, great service and beautiful setting.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Fantastic Experience!What can I say? I've dined at many upscale restaurants and none can meet what I found at MFH. If you want to enjoy a sunset meal, book very early because we could not get in after 4:30 in the afternoon. Whether you go in daytime or the evening, you won't be disappointed. Everything was top notch- from the ambiance, beautiful environment, excellent service and superb food. This is a MUST SEE place if you're on the island of Maui. Your visit there won't be complete if you miss this restaurant. We had drinks, entree and dessert - all were magnificent!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat View and sublime fare-lunchVisited Mama's as our first stop off the plane to start the vacation right. At least that was the hope, and Mama's did not disappoint. From the courteous valet and hostesses, to the personalized touch in response to our 2nd anniversary reservation. And of course the food. The crab cakes were absolutely the best I've had, and the stuffed Mahi Mahi was incomparable.
I think we may have had the best table in the house for view and really enhanced our experience. Our first time and will not be our last.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ending to a great trip!I went here on my last night in Maui and I could not have had a better experience. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the food superb, and the ambiance perfect for savoring my last meal on the island.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh FishThe fish is brought in daily by local fisherman, and is cooked to perfection. This is our third trip to Maui and our 4th trip to Mama's
The best seafood anywhere!!!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectFood, staff and environment was delightful. I took my mom for Mother's Day and we had a wonderful and memorable evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Meal, Service and PlaceI had the coconut curried snapper and it was awesome, as was the spicy Mahi-Mahi soup. Expensive? Yes, but I couldn't recommend a place more highly.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, memorable settingA lovely evening. The setting is beautiful and romantic. The food was very good and the drinks were strong! Expensive but worth it for a special memorable occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMtry it onceIt's pricey, and the food is good but not amazing. They do however, have very attentive staff, complimentary valet parking, and a gorgeous view. Most appetizers start at $20, so it is definitely not a budget dining place. However, if you're looking to mark a special occasion, and you love to eat out and don't mind spending a little extra for food that is overpriced, then this is it. I think if you took away the scenery and the diligent service, you would find that the meal itself is not spectacular, but still quite good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMama's does not disappointWhether for special occasion or just a great dining experience, this is it!
Locally caught seafood (name of boat with the catch), octopus, salads and killer desserts. Everything we tried was outstanding.
One of the few spots with carafe coffee, huge fresh pot.
Servers were great, attentive, but leaving lots of time to sit quietly and enjoy both the view of the little beach, the gardens and the parade of other diners.
Rest of Maui rather disappointing, so this drive to the other side of the island was well worth it. Would return in a flash.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food -servertudeOur server seemed to feel that we were too much and seemed to avoid taking care of the basics especially when it came to paying we waited quite a long while for the completion of the check5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA great Maui traditionA little pricy but very nice. Have never bee rushed to move on even with an early seating. A must when you visit Maui. Plan ahead, slow traffic on the road down the coast.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMama's was great!Would highly recommend to any while in Maui. Little pricey but worth it.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite AnywhereWe never fail to eat at Mama's when on Maui....no matter how far the drive is from where we are staying. Make a reservation well ahead of time for dinner before sunset so you can see the wonderful "beach" location. It's so hard to describe just how unique this place is in all aspects....everything from the locale (and boat on the road) to the building itself which has evolved over time...from the food to the incredible floral arrangements....yet you can go in shorts and feel totally relaxed! It's a bit pricey but worth every penny....and don't miss the desserts! So sad I can't eat there more often but have managed to spread the word to many and hear how much they've enjoyed it too.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMust doAwesome experience for my first time in Maui! Outstanding service, very friendly staff, delicious food! Beautiful scenery. A bit pricey than other restaurants but worth every penny!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA must try when in MauiThis is one of our favorite restaurants in the world. We cannot believe how the many, many invisible and visible people consistently create the most wonderful dining experience. Every piece of the complicated puzzle that equates to a perfect dining experience is magically in place every time we have dined here. Too bad we live outside of Boston and can only enjoy this once a year. A must try if visiting Maui! Thank you and we will be back next year.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to celebrate anniversaryWe were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary and this restaurant was so wonderful the manager came to our table and
congratulated us and gave my wife a LEI that was so beautiful. The food and wine were so outstanding and the view will take your breath away this is a dining experience not to be missed on a trip to Maui.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMama's Fish House, MauiWe were staying in Kaanapali and had to drive. It was about 1 hour 15 minute drive and we got stuck in a little traffic.
So when we got there my wife and I were a little frustrated.
But it went away fast. The food was great, the ambiance perfect and the service was solid.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful birthday celebration!Mama's does it again - excellent food, friendly service, and special touches made for a perfect evening. Starting with traditional Mai Tai's, first course of salad was crisp, colorful and lightly dressed. Sweet Hawaiian bread with creamy butter accompanied it. Neither of us could resist ordering the stuffed mahi mahi with macadamia nut crust, fresh asparagus, herbed rice and a luscious buerre blanc sauce. As it was my husbands birthday, they sat us at a great table looking out on the golden sands in plenty of time to watch the tamarind sunset. They also made a special card for him and served a delicious homemade banana ice cream for desert. A perfect evening in paradise to celebrate a special Birthday - A big Mahalo to all at Mama's!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMagicalLocation, ambience, food. Mama knows how to please. Great for special occasions, but you might need to take out a second mortgage to pay for the meal. Save up and enjoy the experience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh fish!Eclectic dining spot on its own beach. Popular with tourists, and special occasions for locals. Very pricey. At our table of three, I had the best dish, a delicious aku, and the stuffed fish was also very nice. None of us were impressed with the Hawaiian plate. Service is very attentive without being in your face. Mama's definitely has the location and ambience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper FreshFish dishes that were super fresh and well prepared5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Maui's Best RestaurantsAfter suffering several disappointments in Maui's dining scene I didn't go in with the highest expectations to Mama's despite it's excellent reviews. First, the location is excellent. While not right on the water the restaurant has some spectacular views especially if you go around sunset. My wife and I arrived a little before our reservation time and were sat at the bar until our table was ready. The drinks were excellent. All the food was great from the appetizers to the entrees. Unfortunately we didn't sample dessert since we had to catch our plane. All the wait staff was attentive and upbeat. We couldn't ask for a better ending to our Maui trip.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMama's 5/7/13Impossibly beautiful setting, on the water with torches burning in the sand, waves crashing, perfect photo spots. The restaurant is almost a Disney attraction in itself (in a good way) loaded with ambiance. The food was outstanding, local fish extremely fresh and well-prepared. My only complaint was we arrived a little early (1/2 hr) and still waited another 40 min or so past our reservation time....altogether 1+ hour, even though beautiful setting, that's still too long. But all else great. I recommend that if dates are flexible, one should book early and keep trying till you can get a 6pm. We had 7:15, and due to the wait, the sun had set by the time we were seated; being seated and eating by 7, with that backdrop, would be perfect.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal ever, so worth itOutstanding lunch, crab cake appetizers were best I've ever had and I'm from the Pacific NW. Every part of meal was excellent, and service was so efficient yet unobtrusive. We werent rushed. Grounds are beautiful too. We'll be back5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunchI would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. Although it is quite expensive it is well worth the cost and every meal it absolutely wonderful. This is the second time we have eaten here and we will again.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM