Mama's Fish House

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27700 reviews
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Mama's Fish House is 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. Open air dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Love it!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama’s Fish House is exquisite. There’s nothing quite like it, and we’ll have the memories of our amazing meal there forever. Thank you so much to each person who made our time there incredibly special.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our honeymoon/my birthday. Food was superb, service was excellent. Ambiance is awesome- it’s got such a great vibe in there. When they knew it was my birthday, I got a lei and some complimentary desserts, all which were awesome. Our server helped us navigate the menu and we had a fantastic meal. Thank you for capping off such a great vacation/honeymoon/birthday!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

I have loved this restaurant for years , but they blew it tonight, when the fabulous dinner was done at 10:30 pm we were left alone in the parking lot, gates closed , and a rude employee ruined my night . We were treated like trash , we were frightened because they turned the lights out in the parking lot and we had no help . Shame on you .

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Just overly expensive.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Eating a meal here is an event in itself. Make sure you allow plenty of time to take in the view before or after your meal. Main dishes take about 40 minutes to arrive after ordering so appetizers and drinks are a must. If you're not used to the slow paced of eating out in Hawaii, be ready to experience it.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama's fish house was SUPERB! The ambiance is very romantic, but also kid friendly at the same time. The food is the best on the island and I would HIGHLY recommend this place as a MUST-DO for anyone travelling to Maui.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Used to be a special place to eat for us but now the experience is pedestrian at best and feels like a huge tourist trap. Get em in and get em out ambiance with average service. Menu has decreased significantly losing a few of our past favorite items.

MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived early and were escorted to the bar where we had a very pleasant discussion with the bartender. Shortly a hostess arrived and offered us a table with a front row view to the ocean. Could not have been better. My wife had the short rib which was incredible and I had the opakopaca (so) which was very good. Overall the food was terrific and our table was super. We are going back before our flight for a farewell dinner.

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama's Fish House is definitely a must for Maui travelers. Great food, service, and the view as well.

KB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! One of the best in the world! Truly special!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall, the food was very good. However, I feel like my nut allergy was not taken seriously. At the end of our meal, my husband and I decided to share a dessert. We were not informed the dish we selected had nuts nor were we asked if we would like to select a different dish. The waiter eventually came by and jokingly said it had nuts but gave us 2 spoons. I did not find this funny at all, this ruined our experience and what was supposed to be a nice meal on our honeymoon.

LG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extraordinary, the service was amazingly attentive, every staff member went out of their way to make our meal perfect.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th time back at Mama’s and as always, it was fantastic. Outstanding service coupled with exquisite food quality, made it another memorable dining experience. We will be back!

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation in Maui. Worth the drive.

FD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I think it’s overrated and higher priced than it should be definitely had better fish on this island

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent Service excellent prices steep considering small amt of appetizer n drinks.
Told after seated that I need to cover up my shoulders due to my muscle shirt. However women n waitress can show all their shoulders n all their tattoos on them. This is lunch not dinner. I do not appreciate this gender discrimination n it is not posted in restaurant but on their web site.
Place n price overrated, wont go back

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must eat restaurant if you're in Maui. The whole experience is top notch. Everything is good. Most recently had the short rib and lobster tail (server recommended) and it was delicious. Can't wait to come back to Maui and Mama's. Make a reservation or you won't be getting in. I made mine a month in advance and still could only get a 8:45 seating.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only downside to our visit was the heat, it was so hot that even my grandchildren (ages 6 and 8) complained.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. The waiter was not up to the food. He seemed distracted.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, food, and service. Best meal of our vacation!

GM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was out big celebration of 23 years of being married. We have been to Maui for years and years but never eaten at Mama’s. Absolutely everything about our experience was wonderful. We are still in love after nearly 30 years together and this was an exquisite way to celebrate. We were made to feel special from the moment we arrived until we left. This was the best dining experience of our life together. Thank you!
🎶🏝💜💜🏝🎶

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Loved Shane’s laidback but attentive manner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Excellent Service!!!

MI
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been dissatisfied or disappointed while dining at Mama’s Fish House. Superb & delicious 😋.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must for anyone visiting Maui. AMAZING food and amazing service. This was by far the best restaurant I’ve ever been too, and quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. My complements to the Chef. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama’s lived up to the hype. We were told it is the best restaurant on the island. It was by far our favorite meal and experience.

BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an awesome experience and our waitress was amazing. Have been coming to Hawaii for 25 years and my husband use to live here, but never tried Mamas. We had friends join us, so we thought we would do the "tourist" thing. Everyone must eat here as the whole experience was top notch. Thank you!

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure in eating an array of specialty foods that were local to the island

RH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late lunch for us and it was very good. We were surprised at the number of families and even small kids. We anticipated a more mature crowd, but that's not a criticism, just our expectation.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I will start by saying that when it comes to dining out - the more expensive the restaurant, the more stringent I am when rating. For a $200 meal (at lunch) I expect excellent, not just good. Mama's Fish House was good, but not excellent.
1) Ambience - beautiful. It's an open air restaurant with views of palm trees, well manicured surroundings and ocean. Downside - if it's pretty hot out (it was when we were there) you're going to feel really hot and sweaty. It made it hard to eat and enjoy.
2) Food - we ordered two appetizers - one of beef in a grilled papaya, which was very good, nice flavors. The other, roasted mushrooms on a dry piece of bread with a scant dusting of goat cheese - too scant to even notice the flavor of it. Disappointment. Our main dish, the fish was cooked excellent, however the sides/accompaniments were lackluster.
3) Cocktails - beautiful and nice flavors, no alcohol. For me, the flavors of a well made cocktail must include the alcohol to cut the sweetness of the juices, other ingredients. For $18-20/ea, not worth it.
4) Service - while everyone was polite, courteous and prompt, the restaurant is sprawling and very busy, leading to a rushed feeling.
All in all, not a $200 meal

FR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was super as always!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better place than Mama’s! Absolutely spectacular in every way possible.

DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the service was over the top. However the price was also over the top. Twenty dollars for a glass of good but not great Sancere was a little to much.

CS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat at Mama’s ever time I’m in Maui. 3 times in the last year. See you in 6 months.

l
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Devin was great. It's was all worth it.

RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the world! Love, love, love!!!!

MW
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The stuffed fish and vanilla shrimp were amazing. The view was spectacular.

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prices are high (even for Hawaii); however, the food and ambience are worth every dollar. The freshest seafood, most attentive staff and beautiful location put this restaurant at the top of our list every trip. Already looking forward to the next time...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our 30th Wedding Anniversary at Mama’s Fish house and we could not be happier with the ambiance, service and cuisine at this restaurant. Everything was perfect. We would highly recommend going here if you go to Maui and will make this the first restaurant that we go to upon coming back to Hawaii.

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