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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 (713)
Waterfront (699)
Special Occasion (697)
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Romantic (616)
Worth the Drive (586)
Good for Anniversaries (576)
Local Ingredients (543)
Good for a Date (522)
Creative Cuisine (421)
Authentic (370)
Fit for Foodies (361)
Good for Birthdays (353)
Handcrafted Cocktails (269)
Great for Outdoor Dining (243)
Great for Lunch (240)
Fun (211)
Neighborhood Gem (180)
Hot Spot (177)
Quiet Conversation (177)
Cozy (165)
Healthy (162)
Casual (143)
People Watching (118)
Notable Wine List (115)
Good for Groups (105)
Sunday Lunch (88)
Tasting Menu (68)
Seasonal (67)
Organic (62)
Bar Seating (62)
Business Meals (60)
Kid-friendly (59)
Comfort Food (59)
Great for Brunch (53)
Disabled Access (45)
Paleo Friendly (42)
Gluten Free Options (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Happy Hour (31)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Great Beer (21)
Tapas (19)
Late-night Find (16)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Vegan (11)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Live Music (7)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 hours ago

It was an awesome experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

We recently re-discovered Mama’s fish house about two years ago. The staff was professional and friendly, and the food was better than we had remembered 10 years ago. This is our fourth visit since.

We arrived a few minutes early to our 5:45 reservation, and was seated within 10 minutes at a table overlooking the picturesque palm-filled beach. Though you don’t get the sunset at Mama’s, the view of the soft blue glow of the water is still nonetheless impressive in the evening.

Like the other times, our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. We both had cocktails, and the sashimi of the day and the fish collar for appetizer, and the fish special (paole) and the stuffed onaga for our entree. The ahi sashimi was fresh, but not being the sushi connoisseur, it seemed average and I was not sure if the eight short and thinly sliced pieces was worth the $32. The collar was excellent with the accompanying pickles and sweat soy mixture.

To our surprise, the server was there with our entrees when they were taking away our appetizers. We had no chance to rest from our appetizer (and needless to say fish entrees are not good lukewarm or cold). I had a glass of chardonnay (Cakebread) which worked well with the stuffed Onaga. I liked the paole with white wine sauce more than my partner did.

We got the dessert menu right after they took away our entrée. We were amazed that the banana pudding with macadamia nuts came within two minutes of our order, and the check came after our first couple bites of the dessert. My glass of wine was still half full and my partner just started on his second cocktail. It was shortly after 7, and we were being hustled out in an hour in 15 minutes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

My favorite restaurant in Maui!
Robin, from the Napa Valley

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

We got seated early, since we arrived earlier than our reservation time. The food was served fast, and was all delicious. We enjoyed ever part of the night!

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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

A favorite. Always awesome. The food and service are exceptional and the restaurant is a landmark.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

It was definitely the place to visit when you are in Maui. Superb and fresh food!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Christmas Luncheon

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Never ceases to amaze me. Always the best hand crafted cocktails and the freshest boat to table food ever! The food is all so unique full of flavour; cooks are fabulous at accommodating allergies as well! Best scenic view of the ocean 🌊! Doesn’t get any bette then this place! Definitely too 5 favourite in the World!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. Very overpriced. Small portions. Shared a salad. They didn’t split it on two plates and it was barely enough.
$18 cocktails, meh. $58 main courses. Meh.
Quintessential Maui restaurant with great service but disappointing meal.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Visiting mama’s was memorable! We spent 5 days in Maui and this restaurant was the highlight. We will Definitely recommend MaMa’s to everyone we know.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Truly Fantastic, all the way around!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. My husband and I were sick that evening. We think it was the richness of the food and lots of butter. That was disappointing to us

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good but overrated, and very expensive. OK, but not worth the premium.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Mama's fresh fish dishes never disappoint!
We started with plantation punch for me and a Mai Tai for my husband. Our server brought freshly baked bread and a taste of tomato bisque. I continued with the Maui onion soup; my husband had the hearts of romaine salad with Bleu cheese. We were both very happy. We switched to a dry rose with our entrees. I had the opakapaka with crispy skin and it was perfectly cooked. The accompanying sides were delicious (baby book choy) and interesting (purple sweet potatoes). He had the Traditional Hawaiian (iskand wild boar cooked in banana leaf, with mahi mahi and traditional sides). We both enjoyed our entrees. Only problem was we had no room for dessert! Because it was our anniversary, our server brought us a mini cheesecake to share while we finished our wine.
It was a wonderful way to celebrate!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing meal with flavorful dishes..Service , food and ambience were top notch. Worth every penny for the experience. Leah , our server treated us like royalty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome experience. Very interesting decor and ambiance. Food left a little something to be desired but still very good quality. Maybe if you’re a fish connoisseur you’d appreciate the intricacies of the dishes, but some to us were lacking in flavor. I loved the Traditional Hawaiian sampler platter, but my wife was unimpressed by the Opakapaka & garlic dish. Out waiter, Tim, was superb — funny, knowledgeable and helpful in sorting through the menu. Creme brûlée was a winner for dessert.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The receptionists were neutral, not real friendly. It was nearly 9 PM on a relatively quiet night and I waited nearly 10 minutes to be seated, one person. Employees were walking around with blank looks on their faces, didn't seem particularly happy. My server was pretty good and nice, but it didn't feel genuine. I had the shrimp entrée and it was terrible. The boar side dish was pretty good. The drink was pretty good as well

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·Dined 4 days ago

They made our 25th wedding Anniversary so special. Great attention to detail. Wonderful food and beautiful ambience!! Very special.
Thank you so much.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

I have driven by Mammas on my last 2 visits to Maui. Not knowing much about the restaurant. This trip I was on the Island for 1 week and thought I would like to try it. I made a reservation on line and when I arrived I caught a beautiful sunset and then had one of the most incredible meals! I enjoyed it so much that I had dinner there again 2 days later! Thank you Mamma for 2 dinners that were simply amazing. I have to leave but you will definitely see me again on my next visit!!! Mahalo!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Brought wrong order. Got it when my husband was done eating

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

anniversary dinner and they gave me a free lei! :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Been going to Mamas for over 35 years. Quality, quality quality in everything about it. Food, decor, service. We travel a lot and have been all over the world. Mamas is one of the finest restaurants in the world! Can't wait to return. :)

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent. For Maui, which has numerous excellent fresh fish restaurants, I think it's the ambiance that is the biggest draw. We live here & have found numerous restaurants in Kihei which prepare fresh fish at a much more reasonable cost & fun atmosphere. Mama's has become sort of a bucket list restaurant. For the average family on Maui there are much better options & mostly this appeared to be a wealthy clientele. The service was friendly & all locals, so Mama's is a source of income for locals who work there which is a win for Paia. We thought we'd share a meal & share an appetizer but it needed a dessert to fill us up.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Incredible all the way around!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food in a great setting. Worth the drive from Kaanapali.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good but not exquisite for $60 entrees. The mushroom soup starter sent from the chef was amazing. I liked my stuffed Mahi-mahi and the hubs enjoyed the curry, which he felt was a bit heavy. The place was loud so if that’s an issue maybe request specific seating and the drinks were Delicious! Server was a bit too bubbly but very nice and helpful.

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·Dined 5 days ago

First class sevice and was recommended by Clifton Black from Texas. Thanks to our waitor and Mr Jacobson! Wife and I were very please having our 5th Anniversary thete! Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

The best of the best. Service and food are outstanding. It was our anniversary and they made our night special.

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

we can never go to Maui without a trip to Mama's. the service is always outstanding and food amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We always go to Mamas when in Maui. A very special night with great food and wonderful service. Can not beat the atmosphere, the food or the service. Prices are high but all the prices in Maui are high but you get what you pay for. Great place for that special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything is good......but for local fish the price is just way to high. Only thing that keeps me from going here more often

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

This place is nothing shy of amazing!!! If you are on the North Shore or close by you have to go here. My husband had the Ahi Tuna and I had the lobster stuffed Mahi-mahi (sorry for the bad spelling lol). We had the Octopus appetizer and it was beautiful in look and taste/texture. My husband and I had an amazing time on our anniversary there. Come early so you can look around the grounds. It would be a shame to have to rush out of this place. We want to give a huge shout out to our server. He was instrumental in helping us choose exactly what we were looking for. His extensive knowledge of the menu was impressive. Thank you for a wonderful experience Mama’s Fish House.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Mama's for a birthday lunch, and the service was excellent. Alexa was fun, professional, engaged, informative and attentive. Fish was fresh and delicious. Cocktails and wine prices were steep, as well as the food, particularly for lunch. The location is gorgeous, as is the restaurant itself. After a $180 lunch for two - 2 mains + 2 glasses of wine - we probably won't return, but I'm glad we went, particularly on a beautiful day. Definitely worth a visit for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

The environment is amazing and they food divine

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

The setting is beautiful, the food exceptional and the waitress and waiters were knowledgeable about the menu. Good for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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