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  1. Distance: 0.43mi
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About Mama's Fish House

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. Outdoor dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.

799 Poho Place
Paia, HI 96779
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaiian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Reservations from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For reservations larger than 4, please contact the restaurant directly.

*In an effort to preserve the ambiance for our more intimate diners, we do not accept bookings for split parties.

Priority seating in the restaurant is given to those with reservations. Specific tables, such as windows, may not be reserved in advance.
Same Menu is served all day in the dining room and Bar/lounge
Bar/lounge seating for walk-ins, based on availability from 11:00 am to close.

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(808) 579-8488

Website:
http://www.mamasfishhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet.

Executive Chef:
Perry Bateman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Birthday, Anniversary, Honeymoon. Mama's Fish House is sure to be the perfect place for an intimate celebration. Contact us directly for details on booking for lunch or dinner.

Mama's Fish House Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (650)
Scenic View (635)
Special Occasion (594)
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Worth the Drive (556)
Good for Anniversaries (520)
Romantic (512)
Local Ingredients (483)
Good for a Date (458)
Creative Cuisine (422)
Fit for Foodies (349)
Authentic (337)
Good for Birthdays (332)
Handcrafted Cocktails (252)
Great for Lunch (242)
Great for Outdoor Dining (216)
Fun (216)
Healthy (174)
Hot Spot (159)
Neighborhood Gem (150)
Quiet Conversation (138)
Cozy (136)
Casual (129)
Good for Groups (119)
Notable Wine List (113)
People Watching (112)
Sunday Lunch (103)
Bar Seating (72)
Seasonal (69)
Tasting Menu (65)
Business Meals (62)
Comfort Food (62)
Kid-friendly (58)
Organic (52)
Great for Brunch (48)
Disabled Access (40)
Gluten Free Options (37)
Paleo Friendly (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Happy Hour (24)
Late-night Find (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Afternoon Tea (19)
Tapas (18)
Great Beer (17)
Afternoon Coffee (16)
Quick Bite (10)
Vegan (9)
Spicy (8)
Live Music (6)
Live Sports (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 18 hours ago

The Opakapaka was fantastic. The overall experience was worth the 1 hr drive. Definitely recommend. All the food was excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

A must have experience when visiting Maui.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 2 days ago

Germaine was an outstanding waitress. Food was fantastic, but she was the highlight of the day.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The setting, the food . . Could not be better!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience. Fancy. Only fancy place with excellent service we found on Maui. And we found a new friend - Vanessa!! Safe travels.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place, the service and the food was very good for the most part. The $25 crab cakes were not good. The $23 Ketel One Martini seemed a bit excessive. Pricing in general was out of whack. $18 for a little bit of Romaine lettuce and a few crumbles of blue cheese. Fish was delicious but be prepared to pay outrageous prices. Overall fun experience.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Mama's does not disappoint. A perfect 10 as always.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

We have eaten at Mama’s on several previous occasions, hosting large parties there on two occasions. This time, we waited quite a while for a table, despite our reservation. We had a good dinner, but it wasn’t any better than another fish restaurant that we’ve frequented. We lamented that we could have eaten 5 nights at the latter restaurant for what we spent at Mama’s.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance is second to none. A real iconic gem. Average price around $150/person, but if you only go once, it's worth it.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Worth the drive...a lovely Hawaiian experience.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our first time and honeymoon on Maui and Mama’s Fish House was by far our favorite meal! From start to finish..the location, service, and food was amazing. Worth every penny! Next time, We would definitely skip all the other restaurants and come here more than once!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best dining experience ever!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful setting, absolutely romantic. Food is beautifully prepared and delicious; the wine list has great offerings at reasonable prices. Menu might seem a bit expensive but the incredible details provided give extra value. Would definitely return and recommend this restaurant!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Mama's Fish House is always a wonderful experience, but prices have steadily climbed since we've been eating here the past seven years. Once or twice is great for the experience. It has become more difficult for us to justify spending over $250 for two to dine even though the food is great and the setting amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day dinner. We’ve been to Maui many times and finally made it to Mama’s. The food and service was excellent. If you are going to worry about the cost, Mama’s probably isn’t your place. We will plan on returning.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Mama’s is the quintessential Hawaiian restaurant. Nestled on a beautiful north shore beach, the ambience is as good as it gets. The service is perfect. You know who caught your fish and where - fresh that morning. Preparation is perfect and beautifully presented. There is a reason it’s one of the top couple of restaurants in the U.S. Make your reservations months in advance and it will be a highlight of your time on Maui.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome experience. They cover every detail. One of our favorite places to go anytime we’re here on the island.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful dinner and service as usual! Service was great, nice table by the window

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service
A highlight of or vacation
Made a birthday and vat special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

We arrived early so we could enjoy the beach scenery before being seated. We were seated on time and was pleased that we had the view of the beach. The only ‘complaint’ I have was the noise level of the party of 6 in front of our table. From the time we were directed to our table, to ordering our food, and to getting our meal took about an hour. I think it helped to order our entree at the same time that we ordered our appetizer. On a scale of 1-10, we would give Mama’s Fish House a PLUS-10 for great service, friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the food! We’ve never been disappointed whenever we go there with guests or by ourselves. Another plus are the unique and gorgeous floral arrangements surrounding the restaurant.As a suggestion for future consideration, maybe the women’s restroom could be remodeled to allow more space, especially with the line out the door - a rather tight-squeeze in there. Valet service was also on par! Overall, it was a memorable Valentine’s Day for us!❤️

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·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten at Mama’s twice in the last two years we have vacationed in Maui and it is an excellent place to dine. The service is very friendly and hospitable and the food although a little pricey is very good as well. What I especially like about it is the view. We have eaten all over the Hawaiian islands and have yet found a view more beautiful than this.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

As beautiful as the experience and ambiance are at Mama’s, the cost is still way too high for it to be considered good value.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrating our love on Valentines-day with a Delicious lunch. I had the Ahi Salad and coffee ! Always a wonderful experience. Mama’s is a TREAT. LOVE

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·Dined 4 days ago

i am korean, i cant speak english, but they treated me in a friendly way. thanks you.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was ok, however my husband and I both felt a little sick after having lobster. We can’t be sure it was from the food but after spending $300 on two meals, we weren’t overly satisfied.

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 (Montreal)·Dined 5 days ago

So great!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best overall dinning experiences ever! Amazing place. Amazing food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Mama's is a fabulous place for the best seafood dishes. The prices are HIGH for all apps and entrees but the quality can't be beat. The best fish dishes! You must have a reservation as the place is packed. Not a large wine list but all the essentials and plenty of fun cocktails too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Great! One of my favorite dining experiences ever!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Best Mai Tai in on Maui. The service is impeccable. Food is delicious

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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful dining experience at Mamas. Food, ambiance, good country in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding meal and staff. What a fantastic experience. Would like to stay at Mamas Inn so we could eat there everyday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best overall meals I have had. I live in the SF Bay Area where we are fortunate to have so many dining options and we left Mamas wanting for nothing.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was wonderful.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect location and some of the best fish I have ever had. Waitress ok bartender great

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding and the crab cakes were by far, the best I’ve ever had! Our waiter, Joey, was great and made our experience even better. Would recommend this place a thousand times over and an absolute must. Yes, it’s pricey but worth every penny.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Mama’s is fantastic and never disappoints. It is our 1 must do on every trip to Maui!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Mama’s is worth the visit! Beautiful spot on the beach and the best food I’ve had... true culinary masterpieces!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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