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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 (656)
Waterfront (656)
Special Occasion (624)
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Romantic (550)
Worth the Drive (543)
Good for Anniversaries (534)
Local Ingredients (492)
Good for a Date (477)
Creative Cuisine (408)
Fit for Foodies (357)
Authentic (347)
Good for Birthdays (341)
Handcrafted Cocktails (259)
Great for Lunch (230)
Great for Outdoor Dining (217)
Fun (209)
Hot Spot (170)
Neighborhood Gem (161)
Healthy (158)
Quiet Conversation (151)
Cozy (144)
Casual (133)
Good for Groups (114)
Notable Wine List (108)
People Watching (103)
Sunday Lunch (86)
Tasting Menu (66)
Seasonal (65)
Bar Seating (63)
Comfort Food (62)
Business Meals (59)
Organic (58)
Kid-friendly (56)
Great for Brunch (50)
Gluten Free Options (44)
Disabled Access (42)
Paleo Friendly (37)
Happy Hour (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Great Beer (21)
Late-night Find (20)
Tapas (20)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Afternoon Coffee (13)
Spicy (8)
Vegan (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Live Music (6)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was good but not amazing. Try to go during the day so you can see the beautiful views.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic experience, consistent every time we go there.

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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome as usual. Go there every time we come to Maui. Be sure to make your reservations 3 months in advance!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Mama’s is superlative! The food, the service, the setting—all are outstanding. Also consistent. We’ve never been to Mama’s when everything was not perfect. They make you feel special from start to finish.

On this trip to Maui, we dined at Mama’s twice—for lunch and dinner. For lunch we worked our way through the appetizers until we had had enough. Our waiter, Portuguese Mike, was our tour guide. We highly recommend the sashimi trio and the crispy mahemahe rolls.

With Mama’s you can’t have enough, so we booked dinner. We were celebrating our anniversary, and Mama’s treated us like royalty, including a lovely lei. For dinner we had the Tristan Island lobster tails and crab-stuffed kimpachi. Wow and wow. And don’t miss the desserts which will knock your socks off. Thanks to our waiter Eric and manager Jake for making this dinner so memorable.

As you can tell, we think the world of Mama’s. Frankly, I think it is the best restaurant in the country. And, yes, it is not cheap. But still it is a great value for the experience you get. Go and enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We've been there three times. And this was out last. Terribly overpriced!! Paying for location, I suppose, but we had better fish entrees, bigger portions, for half the price, at Hula Grill, sitting at a table right on Kaanapali Beach. I can say the same for Duke's--maybe twice as good for half the price.

Overpriced. Overrated!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary

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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazingly awesome! The food is the best I have ever tasted and we'll work the price!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Chip is the best waiter! The food is fresh and tastes exceptionally good. The view is unbeatable.

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·Dined 3 days 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 3 days ago

Great food prepared well but a bit pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. It was outstanding

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent,the service was friendly but not overbearing, and the ocean view is good. It is a bit noisy, and, even for Maui, it was a bit overpriced. We would go again, however if we are back on Maui.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Third time in Maui, third time at Mamas. Would never think a trip complete without the charm and dinner of Mamas. Cheers

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 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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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was fabulous. It was our third visit and we were not disappointed. Will definitely come back when we return to Maui.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

We love everything about this place - get the stuffed mahi mahi and chocolate pearl. A must restaurant when visiting Maui!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I have always enjoyed dinner at Mama’s as well highly recommend the restaurant.
I will say that I was surprised at the prices. I normally stay in the Wailea area but am willing to drive to Mama’s for the food. Next time, I may decide to go to The Four Seasons for dinner as it is closer as well as less expensive. Just my two cents.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 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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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a great experience. Location is excellent and the food is spectacular. Top-notch service, very attentive. They know what they are doing. A special restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything about Mama's Fish House is superb. Your experience gets kicked off with the scenic view that makes the wait time for your reservation seem like no big deal at all. Then there's the staff, everyone from the valet team, to the hostesses, through to the wait staff are friendly and attentive. They all make sure to aid in helping your time there go off without a hitch. And the food and drinks are all better than you could expect. The prices are high, but you won't be disappointed for a split second! I would (and have) recommend(ed) this place to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

We had heard lots of hype about Mama’s. So we were expecting a lot. The food, service and ambiance surpassed all our expectations. Wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a very good lunch at Mama's Fish House. My sister really enjoyed the Onaga dish and my off-menu vegetarian tempeh dish was delicious. Our server, James, was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being intrusive. The setting on Maui's North Shore was beautiful. The free valet parking was very efficient. Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I had an absolutely fabulous meal my last day in Maui.Highly recommend to be First on the list of places to eat. The view also is absolutely phenomenal

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

The experience is always well worth the expense. Food and staff are wonderful.
We always look forward to Mama’s.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing dining experience from the cocktail to the dessert!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful meal, great service and beautiful venue.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 days ago

Outstanding food and service for vacationers who might be in the area!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 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 5 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Mama's Fish House is our favorite place to visit for lunch when visiting Maui. The food is delicious, the service is great and the setting is amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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