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Mama's Fish House

4.9
4.9
36658 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 242 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

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SC

    SarahC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable meal for sure. Amazing views, beautiful food, attentive service and such a great “vibe”. Definitely worth the hype and so glad we celebrated our final night at Maui here with the family.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try to book FAR in advance. We got lucky to snag a reservation. It was an amazing experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    30th anniversary
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    On the day before my birthday, I luckily booked a last minute reservation for the following afternoon. This is probably the 7th time I’ve dined here, so I know what to expect. I was happy to see the valet service restored. The last time I dined here, in December 2020, the only option was to self-park, for obvious safety reasons. I joined my party at one of the booths near the restrooms, and I ordered a Manhattan. Now, I didn’t specify the “mama’s Manhattan”, which is listed on the cocktail menu. So I’m not sure if that’s the Manhattan I received. The cocktail server, an affable young man, SHOOK my Manhattan in a Boston shaker at the table and strained it into a pre-chilled and garnished martini glass. Its preparation should be stirred not shaken, as rye does not need to be that cold to drink it, not like vodka. Anyways, my exuberantly bubbled cocktail could’ve used a little more sweet vermouth- hence why I’m not certain if the cocktail server brought me the mama’s Manhattan as described on the menu, or just a basic Manhattan. This could possibly be why the vermouth was lacking to my palate. Ok my fussiness and technicalities aside, moving on to the wealth of phenomenal pupu to choose from, each offering more tantalizing than the one before it! We chose the oysters and the grilled octopus. The oysters were divine. I suggest asking the server for chili pepper water and some Hawaiian salt to sprinkle on these ice- cold beauties. The grilled octopus was a little skimpy in portion, 7-8 grilled pieces, each no more than 2.25” long. But it was cooked perfectly, not rubbery. For entree we were going to split the bouillabaisse, as I’ve had it before and its such a large portion that it’s easy to share. Instead our attentive server described the crab-stuffed mahi served with lobster tail and we chose that instead. It was perfection, everything about it. I ordered espresso with the pearl dessert. The server gave it to the wrong person. 4 stars for service.
  6. m

    mccaffej

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of my entire life!!!! Amazing views, great staff - and truly outstanding meal.
  7. CV

    ChrisV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an incredible experience, from cocktails to the pear chocolate dessert, it's an unbelievable dining experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first trip to Maui and we heard Mama’s was the best there is. The hype was legitimate! This was the best dining experience I’ve had. Ever. Definitely best fish. But not just the fish, Mama’s delivers on ALL accounts. Very special night. It is pricey for sure. With tip, we spent 350 for our dinner. But, worth it.
  9. A

    Adavid82

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around; it’s a treat to bring the family and enjoy dinner at Mama’s!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Attention to details. Lived up to the hype and more.
  11. S

    Steve

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moma's is consistently the best food on the Maui. Expensive, but well worth it
  12. S

    Sanny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute pleasure dining there and would definitely recommend
  13. AH

    AnnaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot go wrong eating at Mama's Fish House! EVERYTHING was delicious! Wait staff very knowledgeable and friendly. From beginning to end, experience could not have been better! Was beyond expectations!
  14. TZ

    TomZ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Mamas fish house is what fine dining should resemble. Relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere and service and they let the food speak for itself. The warm banana macadamia nut crumble with ice cream for dessert was amazing, as was each dish we ordered. Definitely worth the stop!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, with beautifully delicious food and drinks! Definitely worth the price, do not skip it!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a spectacular experience! Food was just perfect, view was exquisite. Can’t believe we got a reservation.
  17. SB

    SteveB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prawns dish was very delicious!!! Server was very pleasant and helpful. Wonderful experience!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience overall! Ambiance, food and service was on point. Food is on the pricier side, but Mama’s Fish House is definitely worth the special occasion.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter High school Graduation celebration trip to Maui
  20. CH

    CharityH

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the BEST experiences. From the initial greeting through the end, everything was top notch. Highly recommend.
  21. SQ

    SuzyQ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We traveled to Maui for vacation in our 33rd Anniversary month with our son and his girlfriend. Everything about this experience was outstanding for all four of us—the food, the ambiance and Jamie’s attentiveness. Well worth the time and money and in our top 10 best meals ever and #1 best seafood meal ever. We booked our trip last minute so unfortunately didn’t have a reservation when we arrived and were lucky to get a spot that someone canceled. Book ahead and if you can’t make your time, cancel so others can experience one of the best meals of a lifetime.
  22. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about my experience. Will definitely recommend and go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    They were late seating us by 45 minutes. I thought the host could have been better at communicating the delay, as we we 45 minutes early and she told me they were seating people on time. Other than that, awesome as usual.
  24. J

    Jenny

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first trip to Mama’s after hearing about it for years. It was as good as everyone said. The grounds were gorgeous, the food delectable and the service impeccable. It was a splurge for our group, but we all felt it was well worth the expense.
  25. t

    toml

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Regular diner there and it never disappoints. From service to atmosphere and food quality. Outstanding!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully prepared, fresh seafood with a great ambiance.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing amazing the macadamia crusted mahii mahi made me tell my wife that this is almost better than sex. Lol I did say almost. Best cuisine I have ever eaten.
  28. MW

    MarleneW

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely… nice chats with serving specialists and personal.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish Mama’s Fish house did not disappoint!! Everything was AMAZING! We loved it all. Really appreciated the little extras they did as we celebrated our anniversary! We hope to return again! Mahalo!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It took 2 trips to Maui and 6 months advance to get a 3:30 dinner reservation but it was worth it!! We celebrated our 35 wedding anniversary with our kids and everything was amazing. We enjoyed time on the beautiful beach and tide pools afterwards. Great food, service and ambiance and wonderful sunset photos!!
  31. J

    Jessa

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here - a must do in Maui!! Keep checking weekly or daily for reservations to open up - don’t give up :) 100% worth it. Impeccable service, food, and ambiance!!! Worth every Penny and then some.
  32. G

    Gambino1

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Rude Hostess (mature Asian woman) upon arrival demanding I use Valet parking. Been here many times before and never was an issue before. Meal took a while to come out after appetizers, but not a big deal.
  33. V

    Valerie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's the best food on the island, everything from the appetizers to drinks!! Ambiance is superb!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an amazing place to eat. Beautiful views of the Pacific in an open-air, relaxed-feel environment. Fine dining at its best. Consider dining during the daylight hours for the best views.
  35. LS

    LeenaS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience at MAMAs .
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our experience but definitely be prepared to spend $100 per person easily. Favorite was the curry and the desserts.
  37. a

    adad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    More wonderful culinary memories with my family.
  38. SM

    SpiderMan

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here on our Honeymoon. Probably the best dinner of our trip. Thanks guys!
  39. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, thoughtful service (aware of nut allergy), and fantastic ambiance.
  40. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not think that Mama's would live up to all the hype! But, it exceeded our expectations completely. Wow, we are hard to please since we are from New Orleans, and food there is exceptional. Honestly, we are very hard to please, but it was an all around incredibly delicious experience. Already booking for next year!

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 36658 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 242 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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