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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

Scenic View (668)
Waterfront (663)
Special Occasion (633)
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Romantic (559)
Worth the Drive (547)
Good for Anniversaries (542)
Local Ingredients (501)
Good for a Date (481)
Creative Cuisine (409)
Fit for Foodies (359)
Authentic (353)
Good for Birthdays (344)
Handcrafted Cocktails (263)
Great for Lunch (231)
Great for Outdoor Dining (223)
Fun (209)
Hot Spot (169)
Neighborhood Gem (163)
Healthy (157)
Quiet Conversation (155)
Cozy (142)
Casual (137)
Good for Groups (112)
Notable Wine List (110)
People Watching (105)
Sunday Lunch (86)
Seasonal (68)
Tasting Menu (68)
Comfort Food (63)
Bar Seating (62)
Business Meals (59)
Organic (57)
Kid-friendly (56)
Great for Brunch (51)
Disabled Access (43)
Gluten Free Options (43)
Paleo Friendly (38)
Happy Hour (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Great Beer (21)
Late-night Find (19)
Tapas (19)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Vegan (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Spicy (7)
Live Music (6)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 20 hours ago

Anniversary

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·Dined a day ago

Amazing location and the service is awesome. Food is very average and extremely over priced. My girlfriend had a salad and a fish entre and I had a soup and fish entre and our bill was $160. We didn’t even have drinks besides water.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food prepared well but a bit pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent. It was outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect tropical setting, exceptional staff and perfect cuisine. Perfect evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall great restaurant but for the money you paid I would expect exceptional. We were a little disappointed that my meal had to be sent back because it was not even warm. Restaurant made a new dish and removed from the bill. I would go back but bring lots of money.....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved our food! The pace of service was great too. We did not feel rushed or ignored. Our waiter was very helpful and had a good sense of humor too.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

the service was fabulous but the food was average & beyond over priced - CRIMANY $20 for an alcoholic beverage RIDICULOUS!!! - I'd rather go to a chain reataurant

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing dining experience from the cocktail to the dessert!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful meal, great service and beautiful venue.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Always an outstanding & amazing meal at Mama’s Fish House!
Never miss coming here when on Maui! Food, cocktails, service & ambience excellent! Hawaiian flowers so beautiful!
Pricey but worth the splurge!
Mama’s Stuff Fish so fresh & delicious! Ask for the coconut cake, not on the menu, amazingly light , delicate & so yummy!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Eli was our waiter. It was our first time dining at Mamas. He made the experience even better. The food was fantastic. If you are on Maui mamas fish house is an absolute must!!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! We will definitely be back. It was a great way to finish off out our vacation. It was recommend by a friend. We will be sure to pass out the info to our friends as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food, setting, and service. Everything was above our already lofty expectations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous is all ways
Great food and service
A real treat to sit and enjoy the lovely view

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Definitely worth it. Lived up to the hype. Attentive and welcoming staff in a stunning setting. Food was delicious! An experience. Will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, dated decor, setting spectacular, food is tasty but foodies will be disappointed. The deal killer was the value due to the outrageous prices.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome experience! We got the crispy mahi mahi rolls and Mac nut crusted crab cakes for appetizers and split the stuffed mahi so we could have 2 desserts - Black Pearl and lilkoi creme brulee! Food was amazing, ambiance was great, and our server was very friendly! Definitely recommend!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

A-MAZ-ING!!! One of the best dining experiences you can find! Expensive, but worth it!!! Book your reservation early.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

We always come to Mamas Fish House when we are in Maui. We love the service, fresh fish, and atmosphere. A Maui Must!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is amazing, but very expensive. For a very special treat or occssion, its worth the high prices. They have fresh caught fish on the menu and even credit and list the fisherman s name. Price around $58. Was not that impressed with Mama salad at $18 and a Maui margarita was $20. A bottle of Italian Pino Grigio was $64. Again overpriced, but wonderful.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our server Epes was wonderful, the food and the view were spectacular

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, with beautiful representation. Service was awesome! Beautiful view of the ocean during our meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding from check in to check out. Attention to every detail is 5 star. We love coming here when we visit Maui. Dont mind paying the crazy expensive prices when botj service and food is "10" stars.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great location. Venison I ordered was tough and dry. Not what I would expect from a 1st class restaurant. The waiter apologized and did not charge us.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great location and great food. But very very expensive - even compared to high end London restaurants. We are on Maui for four weeks and if the prices were a little lower we would go a few times. But unfortunately it will be just once on this trip.

I think there is a fine line between paying an elevated price for really good food and just feeling ripped off. We went for lunch and it was super casual - for the price I would have preferred it to be a little more formal - to have felt like it was somewhere special.

This is my third visit to this restaurant over the years and the food has always been amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional dining experience in paradise. The prices are high even for Hawaii, but food quality and experience are well above exceptional. We had the Mama’s stuffed shrimp, the filet and the boullibaise. Phenomenal! Allocate ample time to fully enjoy the experience. This isn’t a spot to stop before your flight unless you have at least 3 hours before you need to be at the airport!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The stuffed fish was excellent!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We dine here often and have never had a bad experience from making reservation, getting seated at a timely matter, feeling welcomed and comfortable while we dined and all the way to getting our car from valet! View is spectacular ! The decor is so beautiful ! Food was so ONO! Much Mahalo to the Chef , our waiter and all the Mamas Fish House Ohana for making our experience so special!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Mamma's is touristy but its truly the best food , drinks, and view around !

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter Joey was fabulous and was the difference that made our night fantastic. Great recommendations and the food was amazing

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great

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·Dined 5 days ago

We have had 3 exceptionally wonderful dining experiences at Mama’s over the past year, and can say without equivocation that there is no finer place for fish anywhere. The location on Maui’s North Shore, the layout of the dining rooms, the incredible wait staff, and of course the food are all absolutely superb. I don’t mind the expense (and it is expensive) for such fine cuisine and attention that one receives here, and will truly look forward to our next gastronomic adventure there!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Expensive- food excellent-noisy

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·Dined 5 days ago

This is the restaurant most often recommended by friends or acquaintances who have visited Maui. The food was very good, as well as the service, but really it had the feel of a “tourist trap.” Very high priced (~$150 per person) with customers packed in like sardines and quite noisy. Not the romantic setting I had anticipated for our date night away from the kids.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We loved the ambience and the service. The food was good but not remarkable enough to charge $60 for a piece of fish. Loved the restaurant and the view, service and the experience but probably would not go back. But everyone should go there at least once for the experience.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner from beginning to end. The restaurant is always busy and they make you feel like you are the only ones there. Everything works like clockwork. It is an expensive dinner, but it is a special time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

A very special venue that obviously is hugely popular with tourists (like us).

Service was very attentive, food delicious, certainly worth the wait to get in and slightly long wait between courses.

All told, though, it’s a very pleasant experience with a spectacular view of the Pacific.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous place all around! Have been here a couple of times, and never disappoints. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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