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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

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Waterfront (700)
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Romantic (617)
Worth the Drive (588)
Good for Anniversaries (582)
Local Ingredients (546)
Good for a Date (521)
Creative Cuisine (424)
Authentic (373)
Fit for Foodies (365)
Good for Birthdays (359)
Handcrafted Cocktails (269)
Great for Outdoor Dining (249)
Great for Lunch (245)
Fun (211)
Neighborhood Gem (181)
Hot Spot (177)
Quiet Conversation (175)
Cozy (162)
Healthy (156)
Casual (142)
People Watching (118)
Notable Wine List (116)
Good for Groups (109)
Sunday Lunch (92)
Seasonal (68)
Tasting Menu (66)
Bar Seating (62)
Organic (61)
Business Meals (59)
Kid-friendly (59)
Comfort Food (59)
Great for Brunch (53)
Disabled Access (44)
Paleo Friendly (42)
Gluten Free Options (34)
Happy Hour (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Great Beer (22)
Tapas (19)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
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Live Music (7)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 8 hours ago

Great food. Service was wonderful. Must get the creme brulee. Will definitely be back.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined a day ago

Excellent. Worth the trip to the other side of the island.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely incredible place! Service, food, location, valet parking, owner greeting you at the door - every single minute felt special. Highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance was excellent. Food and service outstanding. I really loved the decor. They print a new menu daily, preparing seafood based on what was freshly caught that day. I had baked Maui Maui stuffed with lobster and it was outstanding. My partner had the Bouillabaise and it was very good, broth incredible. Highly recommend this place!

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·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I had a great time. A very special evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We have never had a bad meal at
Mama’s. Try the nightly specials. Freshest fish I’ve ever had—the menu notes who caught the fish and where. Great cocktails, decent wine list, beautiful views. Can’t go wrong here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

good
good!!!!
very good
good good good good good good

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful - wait staff were so attentive and birthday girl was showered with attention and felt special .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite restaurant! Been coming back since 1980. Their signature dish of a perfectly cooked Mahi-mahi stuffed with crab and lobster on top is out of this world... and no one can top the sweet Maui onion soup. If you have never been there go at lunch time and see the absolutely beautiful setting that this restaurant is located. Look right out the open air Hawaiian dining room at the big waves where kite surfers are doing their thing. This should be in everybody’s bucket list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I live ten minutes from Mama's but dine here only two or three times a year because it is expensive. Mama's is what everyone thinks a restaurant in Hawaii should be.....wonderful food while looking 50 yards of beach to see waves crashing against the reef. The fish is always superb. The menu tells you who caught it and where it was caught. That's fresh! For that very special occasion on Maui when you're willing to spend the $, don't miss Mama's Fish House.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect

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·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting and delicious food but not sure if it is really worth the price they charge. None the less it is worth at least one visit for the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome location and fantastic food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything about this place was wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed everything from appetizers to desserts. Service was also wonderful! Would definitely come back whenever we visit Maui again. :)

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·Dined 3 days ago

The view is the best on Maui. Food is pricey, but very good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic service and food. It is always an enjoyable dining experience with beautiful ocean view. Our waiters knew how to time all parts of our lunch to never feel rushed

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

A meal beyond compare with impeccable service and a storybook setting.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Mamas Fish House is the best restaraunt on Maui. Maybe the most expensive on Maui but worth it. Constantly crowded but great atmosphere and the service is top notch. Food is always offering new dishes. We love it!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always a highlight of our trip to Maui.
Didn’t disappoint!!
Food was fantastic and our server was great.
Thanks for a great time as always!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious food. I was skeptical at the price but was worth every penny. Amazing place and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

44th anniversary. Outstanding service and food. Well worth the 1 hour drive each way from Kapalua.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Another perfect meal at Mama's! It's a must visit if you are in Maui 🌴

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, great service. The Penang Curry was awesome and is a great gluten-free option.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent overall like usual! The ONLY reason I put a 4* on Value is the prices did again increase and it was a noticeable change from 1 year ago.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service from Jonathan! He knew everything about the menu down to the finest detail. Food was so fresh and wonderful. He knew exactly what beverage to pair it with. We will definitely be returning!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing scenic view, restaurant atmosphere and incredible meal. Service was superb. Our waiter was attentive and provided great info/ suggestions about the menu. The meal was beyond expectations. We had Mama's stuffed Mahi Mahi (perfectly cooked/increasible sauce) and Bouillion (huge meal, delicious, exceeded expectations). My husband and I both agreed it was the best fish meal we have ever had. While on the pricey side it is an experience you need to have. We wish we had more time to visit the town of Piai or watch the surfers from the hill before hand. When we arrived we were very lucky to see a very talented surfer brave the descent from the cliff to take the waves. We visited in Dec and booked a 5 pm reservation to see the view. Much later and we would have missed sun set.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

From start to finish a lovely meal. Beautiful location. The daiquiri was so simple but flawlessly executed.
The papio with ginger was light and delicious.
Micah was a personable and professional waiter.
We couldn't ask for a nicer meal.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

25th wedding anniversary

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere and well staffed with friendly people. Food was good but didn’t match the high price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

fab fab fab .... We've made kind of a tradition of coming here for lunch after landing from the mainland and renting a car. For us it's the best place to de-stress and inhale the Maui spirit. Really fun, no rush (we took 2 hours to eat at a window seat) and when you compare prices to, for example, tourist joints on Kaanapali -- you come out way ahead here. Best food, best Mai Tais, best service, for comparable prices. $$$ but who cares?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Fun, Seasonal
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·Dined 6 days ago

A great place to enjoy fine Maui cuisine. If you love seafood and other island delicacies, this is where you want to be.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Drove over an hour for 8.15 reservation for anniversary. Told to wait 15-20 minutes go to bar. Bar had no space all stools taken. Asked if we could eat bar food. Told no only if on stool. They checked the second bar. It had no stools. We hadn’t eaten since 11am. We stood in bar area watched the slow setting of several tables. Realized the people at bar were 8pm reservations or earlier. We asked again at 20 mins after booking time. They found us a table fir 2 because we asked. We certainly jumped the others waiting. Service was slow. Waiter asked if we wanted a drink. I had to ask for menu and some bread. It was a very cold night. 64 or less everyone looked cold. Meal came ordered mahi-mahi stuffed with lobster. It was over cooked. Overpriced. We left very disappointed. I’ve eaten there before. Normally great fish and no service problems.

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 (Montreal)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner with great beach/ocean views. Service was impeccable and meal was worth every penny.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The Service received 4 stars because to staff that brought out our food did not bring out our entree sides with the meal. Although our attentive and gracious waiter noticed the error right away and brought the sides out himself.
Ironically with all of the food and tranquil ambience we didn’t even notice the small oversight, our waiter was that on the ball.
Otherwise contrary to most “Must do, see, or eat arts” Mamas does live up to expectations.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

Greeting staff of young women not very friendly. Seemed like they did not want to be there.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had an amazing time!! Most popular dish on the menu (Mahi-mahi stuff with lobster) lived up to its name!!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very well run, but you are treated like "just another table".
Menu was perfect and drinks were fancy and fun. Great place for groups of friends and couples. You have to experience this restaurant if your in Maui!
My disappointment was that I booked a reservation on Open Table months ago and mentioned that it was our Honeymoon and although they put a card sign on our table saying "Congratulations" they didn't even save us a nice table with a view.... We sat near the back and surrounded by loud large tables. I just think if you book well in advance you should consider that when assigning reservation tables and their placement. Certainly not impressed that guests that walked in got a better table than we did.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best fish dishes I have ever been served in a restaurant!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Once again an amazing evening at Mama’s. Our meal from cocktails to apps to entree to dessert were terrific all around. While I rated as a 3 star for value that probably isn’t fair. As always, our favorite meal out on Maui. Fantastic service too!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious, but overpriced. If price is merited by the fact that it was caught that morning by a local fisherman, then they should play that up more so clients understand why the pricing is so high.

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