Mama's Fish House
The 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 AMWonderful all around experience.Wonderful all around experience. Excellent, interesting food and superb service!5/16/2013 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 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 AMBest of the BestAn original and outstanding! If I could
only have one meal on Maui it would
be at Mama's Fish House!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Final StopWe had found this restaurant from a blog of great food finds in Maui, made reservations for our final evening. When placing the reservations I was asked if it was a special occasion, I stated yes our last day of Maui vacation. To our surprise when seated we had one of the best tables in the place, sitting with a beautiful view of the beach/ocean. Our server Tim was fabulous. He knew the menu front and back and asked our likes to guide him on providing suggestions. I cannot describe how great the food is, from cocktails to dessert, definitely 5 star.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food and Great ViewBeing from New Orleans, we expect good food especially when you pay a big price. Mama's was recommended by our world traveler daughter and it was all we were expecting and more. The scenic beach/ocean view was beautiful and the restaurant itself was all you could ask for representing everything in Hawaiian decor. The food entries start at about $50, so it is pricey. However, it was all good. Our group of four tried several appetizers and various entries and we were not disappointed. You must make a reservation!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place. Very expensiveAwesome place. Very expensive though. Good for a once a year visit because of the expense.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMama's Before the flight back homeWe always go to Mama's the day of our flight home. Wonderful view, unique atmosphere, great food, and close to airport. Overall met our expectations. Got seated right away; this used to be a problem, even with reservations. Food was very good. Two of the four entrees were outstanding, two good but not as good as usual. Service is always excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat else can be saidMamas fish house is the best restaurant we have ever eatin at
And comming from the Bay Area with a plethora of excellent restaurants in our reach this surpasses them all
As the name says the fish is excellent although there selection of land items are wonderful also
There one downfall is that it is very pricey and there lunch menu is the same price as there dinner menu
So if you think going there for lunch will be a little less you will be surprised as I was
But even with that said the best lunch ever5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect location, incredible foodMama's Fish House is usually our first stop on arriving on Maui. Mama's always has the best freshly caught fish on Maui. This time we had Uku and Lehi, both are in the snapper family. The presentation was elegant, and the preparations were delicious. You always feel pampered by the service you receive, and Mama's always includes little goodies such as a small cup of soup and a small bite of dessert with the meal. Be prepared for an excellent dining experience while watching ambitious wind surfers flying across the water. But also be prepared to pay for all this; Mama's is pricey, but well worth cost.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, but . . . .We have dined at Mama's for 20+ years each time we visit Maui. Mama's has been at the top of our list for an outstanding dining experience. For us, this is where all the ingredients of a culinary experience come together perfectly. Unfortunately, over the years, we have seen the price increase, until now, our desire to continue dining there has been crushed. Adding to the entree menu the name of the person who caught the fish and where the fish was caught is an insult, if intended to justify the average $50 price per entree. Charging $10 for a cup of coffee because it is pressed brewed at your table (as noted on the menu) is excessive. We went to Mama's to celebrate our anniversary. This experience left a bad taste in our mouths.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFUN and FOODGreat place for dinner, sunsets, wine, and relaxation5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, but overpricedThe food is great. They really have their fish preparation down and you will not be disappointed, but even still, the price tag is high.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestThis place is absolutely amazing. The setting is so romantic and the food is incredible. We're definitely coming back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM"As Good As It Gets"Mama's Fish house is one of the reasons we travel back to Maui....Great service, Great food, Great ambiance,,,,.A "real" Hawaiian experience! What more can you ask for? Truly a favorite for ALL!
*5 star experience*5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest birthday presentLoved it. Lived here for years and never dined at Mamas Fish House and returning years later for a sunset birthday dinner was truly memorable. Thank you for such amazing service and food. Sincerely, Leslie Lewis5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMay at Mama'sWe went here for a late lunch, which timing wise, was perfect t. Lines had died down and we got right in. Food was fAbulous! Service was so-so. We were there for a special occasion and if you go, tell them in advance that you are there for a special occasion and they will do something extra for you.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect RomanceWe celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Mama's Fish House and fell in love all over again. The service was attentive yet not overbearing. The locally caught fish was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. One of our favorite restaurants in the world.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh as can beThey are noted for there fresh fish and it is super fresh and prepared very well. Anymore you don't always pay for what you get but here you get what you pay for. Price is high but for special occasion just enjoy.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Nicest place on Maui bar none. Food and ambiance is unsurpassed. Never disappointed.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCulinary delightThe food here is the best I've found yet. The service is excellent as well. One of the best spots I've eaten in my life. I had the fish curry and my wife had the crab stuffed mahimahi. Both excellent and plating very well done. This is the best curry I've ever found. Appetizers were wasabi calamari and crab cakes. Again fantastic. Dessert was banana crumble and chocolate pie. Vanilla ice cream on the crumble made the dish. The fresh vanilla was outstanding, what all ice cream should taste like. The chocolate pie was also fantastic as the taste and textures differentials of crunchy crust, firm chocolate filling and sticky caramel worked wonderfully.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMParadise found!There are not enough words to tell someone what Mama's Fish House is really like. We arrived there at 6:15 pm and as you enter the outdoor entrance, your breath is taken away by the view of the beach and ocean. Save time for a great photo op in this area!! The restaurant is open air and we had a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. The décor is "island theme" with beautiful Hawaiian floral arrangements! The service is amazing, yet relaxed. Food is exceptional!! The best we had in Maui! A must while in Maui, but be warned, it is expensive! Party of 4...1 drink each, appetizers, salad, entrée, dessert and coffee ran us $500 with tax and tip! So worth it!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Anniversary DinnerWe were married 11 years ago on Maui and had our wedding dinner with friends @ Mama's Fish House, and this visit back was just as wonderful as the first! The view out onto the ocean is a "once in a lifetime kind of view" and then the meal! It was spectacular as well. The mahi-mahi stuffed with crab and lobster, encrusted with macadamia nuts is the meal this restaurant is known for, and it doesn't disappoint! Sadly, we were to full to have dessert, maybe next time!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM