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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
  • Email: info@mamasfishhouse.com
  • Phone: (808) 579-8488
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner Nightly: 4:15pm-9:00pm
  • 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: Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Graduation, Birthday, Anniversary, whatever your special occasion, Mama's Fish House is sure to be the perfect place to celebrate! 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 were staying in Hana, two hours away, so we had to cancel our original dinner reservation since driving the road to Hana at night after a couple drinks didn't seem like the safest idea. But the following day we had errands to run by the airport so we decided we didn't want to miss out on the infamous mama's fish house. What we thought was going to be a kitschy tourist trap turned out to be the best meal we had on the island. That is compared to the two restaurants and three roadsides we frequented in Hana, but as my husband and I come from New York and from New Orleans we like to think we have fairly discriminating taste buds. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Maui, it was worth the 4 hour round trip! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Booked for 3pm and arrived at 3:10pm; had to argue for 10 mins to get in the main dinning area; very unfriendly reception / check in staff ; food and waiting staff were great, as always !"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love to eat at Mama's every year when we come to Maui on vacation. It is expensive but having the view and quality food is worth it! We have liked everything we have eaten on the menu. The Mai Tai 's are excellent. We like to enjoy their own private beach for awhile after we eat. Great view."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We come to Maui about every five years and without a visit to Mama's the trip wouldn't be complete. We have dined from Ritz's finest around the world to local Mom & Pop's in the sticks and nothing in our opinion can match Mama's. I read several reviews that criticized the cost of meals there, and after trying a few of the other island "upscale" restaurants we found that 1) if you are close enough to see and hear the waves the cost is a little higher. 2) If the food is obviously prepared by true chefs that know their trade then cost is a little higher. And 3) if you receive service from a professional that explains the meals and answers all questions then the cost is a little higher. And we often found Mama's isn't the most expensive."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We made reservations at Mama's Fish House for dinner a few hours before we were scheduled to leave Maui and return home from vacation. Our meal exceeded our expectations in every way. We clearly saved the best 'til last."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Best fish we ever had, very nice view! Good service!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "From all the rave reviews this place receives I was expecting amazing food, boy was I disappointed. To sum Mama's up - it's average, over priced food in a gorgeous setting right on the beach. I ordered their signature dish which is Mahimahi stuffed with crab and lobster with a macadamia nut crust. It was dry, lacking flavour and generally very underwhelming. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Fabulous and would definitely dine here again. Best restaurant ever "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We love our annual lunch at Mama's. It is the highlight of our holiday in Maui. The food never disappoints and the flower arrangements are spectacular. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Best restaurant on Maui. A must for seafood lovers. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Best restaurant on Maui, plain and simple. Mike the waiter was an awesome guy. Property, location, food, etc is right up there with some of the best restaurants in the world. If you are in Maui, you would be a fool to not visit Mama's!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Shared all four Ocean Fresh apps among the there of us for lunch after making a last minute reservation on a Friday afternoon. All we're yummy and of the highest quality, especially the Sashimi and the Tahitian Ceviche. Could pass on the Hawaiian Ceviche next time. View is not to be surpassed. Server, service and food quality were excellent. Stuffed Mahi Mahi , an afterthought, was a little disappointing. All in all, this is a dining experience, not just a meal. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our fish was just a bit dry, but mostly delicious. The server, Junior, was friendly and funny. It was worth the $ "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Loved the restaurant . By far the best food on the island . No other restaurant comes close . Too bad it's far from the hotels. GreAt ambiance, on the beach."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Love this place though very high end price wise for us. This was our second time here and still enjoyed it as much. The disappointment was the salad of tomatoes/Maui onion in that few of the tomatoes were really ripe. Rest of meal was top notch which we expected. You pay for it so expectations are high!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I made reservations here because it's all the rave! Everyone says go to Mama's Fish House! So we did. The lowest point of the visit was the food, if didn't live up to the hype for me. If was GOOD but not drop your socks great for lunch at $130, without drinks or dessert for adults. That was for two kids' meals and one adult and app of oysters. Overall atmosphere and service were impeccable!!! So come here to check for yourself but don't expect to get your socks knocked off by your meal."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The staff was attentive. The atmosphere gorgeous with a 1950s kind of decor. The food was fair but completely overpriced. You can get delicious equally fresh fish at the Paia fish market for 1/4 of the cost. I did not mind the price but our drinks were watery. For the type of place they try to be I expect more. It simply too large and too much of a commercial production to be worth the price they are asking. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is the third time that we have celebrated our anniversary at Mama's and as always it was incredible! The scenery is unmatched, the service was attentive, but not obnoxious, and the food is perfect. We recommend this restaurant to all our friends that visit Maui and will definitely go there again. Thanks, Mama!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great meal, one of the best we have had on Maui. Fish was extremely fresh and the Ahi appetizer was the best I have eaten in a long time. Highly recommend Mama's. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "By far, the best food on the island! Try the Mahi-Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster meat, so good! The view is spectacular! Pricy but worth every penny! Got to go again!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We spent the day touring the road to Hana - which I would say wasn't enough. It was recommended we stop at Mama's at end of the day to watch the sunset and have a fantastic dinner. I'm so glad we did. We made the reservations two weeks ahead and, yes, had to find a spot to change our clothes and comb the hair (we had a convertible for the drive)! We'll worth it. A very relaxed atmosphere and our server recommended delicious fish for us. And we were going to share the black pearl for dessert, but had to have one each. We wee having our honeymoon dinner and we not disappointed. We also liked the fact that the fishermen were mentioned on the menu and given credit for their catch - that was pretty cool. Thanks Momma for a lovely evening. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food is probably the best we've ever had! We've dined at the best restaurants in New York City, and Mama's Fish House is the top of our list! Very pricey, but worth it! Magnificent views! Make your reservation way in advance. When we got to the restaurant a couple before us was begging for a table for two, but they were told that their waiting list was 75 names long. A true gem! A must to dine at for one-of-a-kind dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I really wanted to love this place. I am gluten-free and called prior to make sure that this could be accommodated. My waiter appeared to be knowledgeable and claimed that he was gluten-free himself. There were few gluten-free options; our waiter specifically recommended the Ono, as it was supposedly gluten-free as is. Because of his recommendation, I chose the Ono. As it transpires, the marinade was actually not gluten free. Rather than getting the choice of selecting a different menu option, I was simply told that the marinade was left off but that I would still love my dish. When my fish came out, it was incredibly dry and flavorless. There was no question that the marinade was necessary to the dish. It was seriously disappointing. "
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We loved every minute of our meal at Mamas. The food was amazing and the help selecting it from our waitress was impeccable. I would certainly recommend it to anyone coming to Maui. The best meal was have had on Maui."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We love to go to Mama's each time we visit Maui. This was our first time to go for lunch and we really enjoyed the view! The food as always was spectacular and I had the best Mai Tai I've ever had. I also had the best coconut cake I've ever tasted!! I always recommend Mama's when I hear that friends are visiting Maui."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My parents and I have been coming to Mama's for 15 years and it is ALWAYS a fantastic experience! Definitely the best dining experience I have ever had, ANYWHERE! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Second time at this restaurant and this visit as great as we remembered from the last. Wonderful island ambiance, exceptional selection and preparation, with service to match. Save this for your finale dinner on Maui except that, you will wish you could come back the next night. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "When we get off the plane in Kahului Maui the first place we go is to Mama's Fishhouse in Paia. The beautiful Hawaiian ambiance, the incredible view of the beach and ocean, the excellent service and outstanding food and drinks are a few of the things that make this place extra special. I've been enjoying Mama's for over 20 years with family and friends and it is always a very special experience! We used to go for dinner but now we love to go for lunch so we can really enjoy the beautiful setting on the beach! You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "As soon as we get off the plane we head straight to Mama's Fish House for lunch. Fantastic locally caught fresh fish. The restaurant is open air with beautiful tropical flower arrangements throughout. The scenery is breath taking of the beach, ocean & tropical plants & palm trees. The service and the food is always outstanding!! For appetizers we tried the Kampachi Cheek crispy-fried, Grille Maui octopus & Lobster Guacamole with house made sweet potato & taro crisps. For lunch my teenage son had the pan seared Opah with Maui Onion. My husband enjoyed the Ono & I had the Mahi-mahi stuffed with lobster and crab baked in a macadamia nut crust. Awesome desserts...try "The Black Pearl" beautiful presentation and tropical drinks!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Mama's Fish House was one of the finest dining experiences of my life. The food is exquisite, the ambiance extraordinary, and the service supreme! Don't miss this fine dining experience by the sea if you come to Maui"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Excellent, well-prepared fish! Great friendly service. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Excellent meal and service. We were seated by the ocean so out view was outstanding. Just be prepared to pay 45-50 for each meal and drinks were $18 with very little alcohol. We could of shared a meal as the food was very rich. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Although it's an expensive lunch, it's always worth it. We stay at Napili and make a point of making the drive anytime we are on Maui. One of my favorite places. You just can't beat the entire package and friends we take there for the first time, are always impressed. Highly recommend checking it out if you've never experienced it. "
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was our second time to Maui and mamas fish house. We recommended it to our friends and everyone loved it. You cannot go wrong. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I try to get there at least once during my trips to Maui and this is my fifth trip out ... Hoping to make there a second time this time too."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Everything was delicious! Service was very good, but would have enjoyed a few moments between the courses to enjoy the view."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Have returned to Mama's on several occasions. The seafood is always amazing. The selection and preparations of the fish is first class. The staff is truly tuned to the diners' needs and desires. Price is on the high side. But, worth the money."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Don't let the name fool you, celebrities, VIPs, and common folk all mix here to get the great ambiance and FRESH seafood. Everything on the menu was caught the morning it is served. The menu even tells who caught it and where. Get there early if you want a window seat, if you can in time for sunset. They also offer rooms if you want to stay nearby."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We came to Mama's for our 30th anniversary. Have done this every 5 years since our wedding day. As world travelers we are convinced that Maui and Mama' are a world-class experience. The Vanderslices"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "If you do not enjoy fabulous local caught, fresh food, knowledgable wait staff and a leasurely meal, this is not the place for you! Best of Maui! A visit to Maui is not complete without a visit to Mamas Fish House!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014