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Mama's Fish House

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4.9
36283 Reviews
$50 and over
Fish

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 handmade tapa print cloths cover the tables. Open air dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.

The safety & well-being of our staff, guests, and each and every member of our Maui community is of the utmost importance to us. We have implemented new health and safety protocols that go above and beyond our already strict standards. We look forward to serving you with safety and Aloha!

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Booked 229 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fish, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 579-8488

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Perry Bateman

  • Neighborhood

    Paia

  • Cross street

    Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat with the fish flags

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Cocktails

  • Bali Hai

    Sailing across the South Pacific, the family's evening cocktail. Light rums and Tahitian lime in a chilled martini glass

    • Celebration Champagne Punch

      Champagne, strawberry, pineapple, orange, Coconut Rum

      • Mai Tai Roa Ae

        Mai Tai Roa Ae means "the very best"

        • Scorpion

          A potent mix of four light and dark rums, tropical juices and Velvet Falernum, topped with diabolical Demerara 151 Rum

          • Pau Hana

            Haiku guava, Tahitian lime and Bombay Gin - scented with ginger

            • Hookipa Sunset

              Pineapple, Crème de Banana, lime and Ciroc Pineapple Vodka

              • El Niño

                Sauza Hornitos Tequila, Ilegal Mezcal, Campari, grapefruit, lime

                • Strawberry Guava Fizz

                  Kula strawberries, guava, lime, Maui Pau Vodka, soda

                  • Papa's Whiskey Sour

                    Maker's Mark Bourbon, lemon, liliko'i

                    • Mama's Manhattan

                      Templeton Rye, Carpano Vermouth and orange bitters

                      • James Bond Martini

                        Bombay Sapphire Gin, Ketel One Vodka, Cocchi Americano

                        Wines

                          Champagne

                          • Pommery Brut Royal Reims, France

                            • 5oz
                            • Btl

                          White

                          • Le Petit Perroy Sancerre 2020 Loire Valley

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Sileni Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marlborough, N.Z.

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Flowers Chardonnay 2019 Sonoma Coast

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Domaine Gueguen Chablis 2020 Burgundy, France

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2019 Sonoma

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Long Shadows Poet's Leap Riesling 2020 Columbia Valley

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl

                          Rosé

                          • Chateau D'Esclans Whispering Angel 2020 Provence, France

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl

                          Red

                          • Peju Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Lange Estate Pinot Noir 2020 Willamette Valley, Oregon

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Gary Farrell Pinot Noir 2019 Sonoma Coast

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl
                          • Duckhorn Merlot 2019 Napa

                            • 6oz
                            • Btl

                          Last updated: May 13, 2022

                          What 36,283 people are saying

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                          4.9
                          4.9 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.9Food
                          • 4.9Service
                          • 5Ambience
                          • 4.5Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                            Best Ambiance

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                          • Maui

                            Fit for Foodies

                          • Maui

                            Great for Lunch

                          • Maui

                            Romantic

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                            San Diego

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                            Great service and food, must visit location

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                            OpenTable Diner

                            Columbus

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                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food and service were excellent!! No complaints whatsoever!

                          3. R

                            Rita

                            Exclusive

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was fantastic and the ambiance was casual but elegant and there was no rushing you through any course. The entire experience lived up to the expectations based on all the recommendations. We had the octopus and ahi as starters. Then my husband had the Opah and I had the special mahi stuffed with crab and lobster. It was all amazing. If you like good quality cuisine this is a must try when in Maui. Made reservations way in advance like 5 months prior but glad that we did.

                          4. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Impeccable service, food, drinks. Jeff was the epitome of what everyone in service should strive to be. The friends we’ve talked to say pricey but so worth it. Never once have I ever heard a complaint. A very special occasion indeed, and a memory that will live with me forever. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful, adventurous story with everyone.

                          5. MW

                            MelanieW

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Just as good as we remembered! Love the food and beautiful view

                          6. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Tucson

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was fabulous! Great decor in a beautiful location. Service was excellent! Appetizers, drinks, main course, and dessert all delicious!

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

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                            5.0

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                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely wonderful experience!!! Worth every penny!

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We waited a long time to get a reservation on our Maui trip, and it was definitely worth the wait. Our waitress was so kind and honestly the best waitress we had all trip. She suggested a delicious Cabernet and wonderful meals. Our favorite was the mama fish curry plate! The only complaint we had was about the heat. I wore a long maxi skirt that trapped the heat. The restaurant was an open concept to the beach. It was a beautiful view but just a hot day. We definitely would return!

                          9. SC

                            SoCalmom

                            Orange County

                            8 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food is absolutely delicious! I had the seafood curry yesterday and I’m still thinking about it! The black pearl dessert is a must as it is an artistic masterpiece! The ambiance is quintessential Hawaii🌴

                          10. GE

                            GEORGIA

                            New York Area

                            83 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            83 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The Mama's Fish Curry was the best I have ever had!!!

                          11. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely fabulous! The food and atmosphere was beyond belief. I would recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a romantic and beautiful evening.

                          12. MB

                            MarilynB

                            Chicago

                            36 reviews

                            5.0

                            36 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Mama’s never disappoints! At 75 I am proud to say I have celebrated my last 12 birthdays here! Our server was engaging and knowledgeable! No question or request put him off! He accommodated some particular requests from some at our table and made perfect suggestions! Best service ever!

                          13. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was wonderful, one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

                          14. LH

                            LoriH

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best dinner I’ve ever eating! The most beautiful setting and amazing food!

                          15. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Staff and view were great and very attentive. Amazing view that paired with well cooked and beautifully plated food. Overall had an amazing experience.

                          16. l

                            lizc

                            Phoenix

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always fabulous- come here every trip to Maui

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            From the moment you pull into the parking lot, there is the complimentary valet parking to the charming walk down to the host stand, to the impeccable service and outstanding food, not to mention the million dollar view. Every single detail was thought out to make for an amazing experience. Well worth the visit!

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Las Vegas

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Just amazing- as you’d expect. Drinks, service, food, dessert, coffee and the atmosphere were all top notch. Expensive as sin, but at least you know that going in.

                          19. V

                            Vickie

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very welcoming environment, from the parking attendants to the servers. Impressed with the server’s knowledge of the food items on the menu. She was very helpful when it came to me making my food selection. Spectacular scenery.

                          20. JT

                            JohnT

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of a kind long-standing jewel on north shore Maui. Relaxed environment overlooking the ocean with an eclectic old Hawaii feel. Food is always amazing, culinary works of art.

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dallas

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Believe the hype…totally worth it. Beautiful setting for lunch overlooking the beach. Great drinks Opted for the specials, crab and lobster stuffed Mahi, and the trout. Beautifully done. Even the bread and butter was wonderful.

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Las Vegas

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Our family is in Maui for a wedding; we had been told about Mama’s from several people! It was fantastic! Well worth the expense!

                          23. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Las Vegas

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Our experience at Mama’s was amazing!! We tried everyday in Maui to get a reservation and the day before we left one became available. We dropped everything we were doing and rushed over. Once we arrived everyone was amazing! The entire experience made the struggle to get in worth it. Our waitress Loni took the best care of us and her recommendations were spot on! The Polynesian Black pearl is a must try for dessert after your delicious meal!

                          24. DJ

                            DarrellJ

                            Las Vegas

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We celebrated a special birthday at Mamas Fish House today. It was an exceptional experience! The food was outstanding and Lacey’s service was top notch! The surroundings are just beautiful! We can’t wait to go back.

                          25. DS

                            DeepakS

                            Chicago

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Came here for our wedding Anniversary, we loved the experience and the food and service was amazing! I would definitely come back!

                          26. ST

                            SamT

                            Salt Lake City

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Mama’s is the most incredible place to eat. The food is phenomenal, the view is outstanding, and I think everyone who works here has been the kindest most attentive around. We got very lucky to get reservations last minute, and even though it was later it was well worth the drive from west Maui. Thank you again Mama’s!

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Atlanta

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Everything was awesome except they do not allow you to get drinks at the bar prior to your reservation so don’t try to go early. Otherwise, it’s expensive but the food and views, waiters are amazing

                          28. HA

                            HeidiA

                            San Francisco

                            63 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            63 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I gotta be honest, I came here 100% expecting it would be overrated. In my experience when you hear people say a restaurant is “the” place and somewhere you HAVE to go, especially in a touristy area, you leave saying, “eh, it was ok but totally overpriced” or “that place sucked, what’s all the hoopla about?!” We were able to score a reservation on our first night in town via open table cancellation alert. It was for 8pm so we don’t get the full ocean view experience, but since they are booked out four months, we considered ourselves lucky and rolled with the 8pm reservation. To my very pleasant surprise, Mama’s was FANTASTIC. Everything we ate was superbly delicious (and we are tough customers) and the service was impeccable. The prices are definitely pretty insanely high and a lot of what you are paying for is the reputation and ambiance, but I would consider going again because the food was that good. Do yourself a favor and get the papaya/beef appetizer! The combo sounds a little different but the flavors work so well and it was amazing. Another impressive thing - we told our server we were gluten free and he knew exactly what was in every dish, including whether a sauce had flour as a binder, etc. and was sure to tell us every single item on the menu that was GF. He put a note on our ticket in their system so everyone in the kitchen was aware. Each of our plates came out with a flower that indicated GF as a double check. Well done Mama’s, you impressed two people who are pretty tough to please when it comes to dining out. 👍🏼👍🏼

                          29. MB

                            MichelleB

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely!! Absolutely lovely and worth the hype! Beautiful, old Hawaiian feeling restaurant-with ambiance for days! Expert, skilled, and knowledgeable staff as well as food you can continue to remember and dream about later. Mama’s is a must when in Maui!

                          30. m

                            melanies

                            Nashville

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Graduation

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                            Been there many times … first time I left disappointed. Seated 25 min after reservation. Slow/incompetent service. Couple of dishes overcooked. Feels like they aren’t trying, just inheriting money from previous competence.

                          32. R

                            Raffi

                            New York Area

                            68 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            68 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Delicious meal

                          33. LK

                            LynnK

                            San Diego

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Incredible dining experience! Loved the atmosphere; fantastic food. Friendly, knowledgeable waiter. Put Mama’s Fish House on your “must” list.

                          34. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Orange County

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best meals I’ve ever had! There is a reason why this place is always jumpin and getting a reservation is not easy. The atmosphere, the service, and the FOOD is insanely amazing! Overlooking a private, very photogenic beach, the restaurant is totally beautiful inside and out. I had the “special” which was lobster and crab stuffed mahi mahi. We had the poke appetizer (it’s ruined all other poke for me. Nothing I’ve had compares.) and the black pearl dessert. Y’all. I can’t even begin to describe how good it all was!

                          35. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            My husband and I come back to Hawaii every few years for the last 20 years. We are obsessed with Kauai but return to Maui only to go to Mamas Fish house. Every single time we come back it’s still amazing. This time I had the curry dish and my husband had the boulliabase and they were both phenomenal. Our server Gabriel was very friendly and kind. The view was spectacular as always. It’s amazing that the service and environment has not declined at all through our the years. Tables are spaced far apart and I feel 💯 comfortable that it is covid friendly, which is awesome as someone who is immunocompromised. Thank you for making our 20th anniversary something to remember. Best restaurant ever ❤️

                          36. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Key West

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing food and experience!! We went here for our honeymoon and I loved every second of our time here! Highly recommend!

                          37. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best Restaurant on Maui!! Hands down. Get the Fish Curry! You won’t regret it.

                          38. C

                            Cannuck

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic experience! Food was excellent and the service and staff very friendly. Mamma's Fish House did not disappoint, but Tropical drinks were very expensive.

                          39. SC

                            SylviaC

                            New England

                            57 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            57 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            FA BU LOUS

                          40. CF

                            ChrisF

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best meals we’ve ever had !

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                          • Screening

                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                          FAQs

                          Mama's Fish House is rated 4.9 stars by 36283 OpenTable diners.

                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                          Booked 229 times today
                          Google Map for Mama's Fish House

                          799 Poho Place Paia, HI 96779

                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat with the fish flags

                          • Neighborhood

                            Paia

                          • Hours of operation

                            Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Fish, Seafood, Steak

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Elegant

                          • Dress code

                            Resort Casual

                          • Parking details

                            Valet

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Perry Bateman

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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