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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 (645)
Scenic View (638)
Special Occasion (594)
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Worth the Drive (554)
Good for Anniversaries (516)
Romantic (511)
Local Ingredients (481)
Good for a Date (458)
Creative Cuisine (421)
Fit for Foodies (352)
Authentic (337)
Good for Birthdays (332)
Handcrafted Cocktails (250)
Great for Lunch (238)
Fun (220)
Great for Outdoor Dining (208)
Healthy (170)
Hot Spot (157)
Neighborhood Gem (148)
Quiet Conversation (133)
Cozy (132)
Casual (124)
Good for Groups (113)
People Watching (112)
Notable Wine List (111)
Sunday Lunch (105)
Bar Seating (70)
Seasonal (67)
Tasting Menu (64)
Comfort Food (63)
Business Meals (60)
Kid-friendly (57)
Organic (48)
Great for Brunch (46)
Disabled Access (36)
Gluten Free Options (36)
Paleo Friendly (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Late-night Find (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Tapas (16)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 hours ago

Mama's Fish House is always spectacular and this visit was at least as wonderful as the others. each of our dishes was outstanding, the service was attentive, and the ambiance was warm and very Hawaiian. Unbeatable on Maui!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 20 hours ago

This was our first time at Mama’s and we enjoyed everything about our experience. After several recommendations we felt we had to go. It was amazing from the appetizers to the banana macadamia nut crisp with vanilla ice cream - truly one of the best desserts we’ve ever had anywhere. We will be dreaming of it for a long time. Not inexpensive but worth every penny.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Epitome of the dining experience aided by an outstanding wait-staff, food prepared perfectly, in a to-die-for setting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful. Expensive but well worth it. Setting, food and service excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Our first time there and is absolutely one of my favorites!! View is gorgeous and the food is amazing ❤️ Service is outstanding!! This will be our go to restaurant when we visit Maui!!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Our server never checked in our meal while we were eating, so then re ordered our meal because he thought our ticket had been lost. He said he never saw us eat. Hmmmmm. . He was not too observant. We were seated beside the servers counter. Not the best spot. Shouldn’t happen at a high end place like this. Otherwise food was good. Too pricey for what you get though. It’s a one time experience place.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in Hawaii!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely!! Service was perfect! Food was divine!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

This is our 4th time on Maui and 1st time to try Mama’s Fish House. The experience was outstanding. Food was wonderful and we were well taken care of.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent experience! Delicious food, plated beautifully. Busy restaurant so service wasn't the best, but we were on time constraint headed to airport and the server got us out in time with dessert! Recommend sashimi and lobster soup - soup was to die for! Also lolikoi chocolate mousse pearl for dessert. Wonderful Hawaiian vibes and delicious fresh caught fish with oceanfront views. Beautiful even on a rainy day. I will definitely be back if I return to Maui

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great service, great ambiance, and through-the-roof prices. Still a very enjoyable experience, but the price keeps us from going except on truly special occasions. Expect to pay $150-200 per person (includes tax and tip).

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·Dined 2 days ago

When telling friends and family that the wife and I were going to be in Maui, they all had told me to go to Mama's Fish House. I was not disappointed with the suggestion. Our table had beautiful ocean views with palm trees and sandy beaches as the landscape. Our server was very knowledgeable with the menu items and every ingredient. Overall, I was VERY pleased with my meal and most definitely will be telling all of my friends that they must go to Mama's Fish House if they are in Maui.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined 2 days ago

We had another lovely meal at Mama’s Fish House. Food tastes great. The waiter forgot to order our soup but it was ok as we had ample, when we mentioned it he was very apologetic and offered a complimentary dessert. We will come again!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything about Mama's is top shelf, service, food, and atmosphere. You will find very few restaurants on this level. Going to Mama's is a must do while on the island of Maui.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were good. The prices were way too high and it was very loud. I was expecting a much better experience then we actually had. When returning to Maui I would not go back to this establishment. Too many other places which are much better.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great famous place on Maui. Is expensive but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent fresh seafood, great wine and drinks, excellent service. It was an amazingly no experience end-to-end.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun, Waterfront, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Organic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Top notch worth every penny!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant- location, custom decor, etc. The service was wonderful and the fish some of the freshest we have ever eaten.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second time to Mama’s and it did not disappoint! We had a delicious meal again and the service was excellent! Their cocktails are tasty and they provided us with complimentary bread and soup to taste. We had 2 young children with us and they provided them with fancy smoothies and extra attention for dessert. Highly recommend if you haven’t tried! The view is beautiful if you’re able to get sunset seating! Although it’s pricy it’s definitely worth it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent! Mama’s has great atmosphere, wonderful service and outstanding food. Everything cooked to perfection. I highly recommend Mama’s, fine dining at its best. Well worth it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! Fish stuffed with crab and lobster was fabulous. Service was the best!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days 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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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating my dAughters graduation from college with a belated trip to Hawaii We had a very special dinner at Mamma’s and she was delighted with a special note at the table congratulating her. It made her day. Thanks for the special touch

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Quite possibly the best seafood meal I’ve ever eaten. Would come here every night if I could!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

This place lives up to the hype. Beautiful building and a private beach to wander on while waiting for your table. Our server was outstanding. Very personable and knowledgeable. When told that my wife was celebrating her birthday he took pains to make it extra special for her. This was easily our best meal while on the island. The fish was amazingly good. It is not easy to get a reservation here. You have to book way ahead. But do it. You won’t be sorry.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Perfection. Ambiance, service and food were all top notch. Best meal on Maui and one of the best meals ive ever had. Must do.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing! Everyone was very kind and Michael, our server was very personable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

You will not want to miss this restaurant in the course of visiting Maui. A real gem in terms of location, cuisine, character and local vibe. Advance reservations are a must!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Mamma"s several times before and once again they provided a memorable dining experience. One of my "go to" places in Maui!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Lives up to the name!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

We heard that if you visit Maui, you simply cannot miss Mamas. I’m not sure if it was THAT good, but better than most high end restaurants we visited. Casual island atmosphere with superb and friendly service, apart from the hostess station, which was a cold experience. I had the onion soup to start. It was good but had a slightly sour flavor, not beefy, as one would expect. I attributed it to the Island onions. The stuffed fish was Mahi Mahi and was outstanding. The only thing I would have suggested is if the sauce had been on the side because it made the wonderful macadamia nut crust soggy. It was served with asparagus and about three tiny bits of potato. I think some rice would have upped the ante. My husband had filet and liked it. Not the best, but good. Our waitress was amazing. Expensive, but worth it. Make reservations well in advance.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Mama's Fish House is a Maui institution. Their seafood is all served within 24 hours of leaving the ocean. The menu will tell you who caught your meal and where. The service is impeccable from the complimentary valet parking to the well informed and attentive waiter and bus service.

The food was excellent, with creative preparation. Although one of the more expensive restaurants on Maui, we felt it was worth the price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful view, delicious food, yummy desserts and great, friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

The servi e was great. The recommendations were perfect. The food was outstanding. We made a follow up reservation. When we got back to our rental.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Really great experience, fancier and pricier than expected though. The name implies a more casual venue. Would be good to let folks know to dress up and that prices are on the high side.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Fortunately, a lunch reservation was available the same day, after a bike ride down Haleakala. The service was so nice, they were even gracious to a single diner, which I don't find often. The food was absolutely top-notch, and the strong emphasis on local ingredients and people was appreciated.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

A must have experience when visiting Maui.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 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 5 days ago

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

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