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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 (658)
Waterfront (657)
Special Occasion (639)
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Romantic (561)
Good for Anniversaries (542)
Worth the Drive (542)
Local Ingredients (492)
Good for a Date (483)
Creative Cuisine (407)
Fit for Foodies (356)
Authentic (353)
Good for Birthdays (340)
Handcrafted Cocktails (258)
Great for Lunch (233)
Great for Outdoor Dining (219)
Fun (208)
Hot Spot (168)
Neighborhood Gem (164)
Healthy (155)
Quiet Conversation (154)
Cozy (147)
Casual (130)
Notable Wine List (111)
Good for Groups (110)
People Watching (106)
Sunday Lunch (87)
Tasting Menu (70)
Seasonal (65)
Bar Seating (63)
Comfort Food (62)
Business Meals (57)
Organic (56)
Kid-friendly (53)
Great for Brunch (51)
Disabled Access (44)
Gluten Free Options (42)
Paleo Friendly (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Happy Hour (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Great Beer (21)
Late-night Find (19)
Tapas (18)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Vegan (9)
Live Music (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Spicy (6)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 10 hours ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 13 hours ago

The stuffed fish was excellent!

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 (Calgary)·Dined a day ago

Everything was great

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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

Expensive- food excellent-noisy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day 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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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

One of Maui’s best and it is easy to see why, hard to go wrong with such a view. We had two kids with us and we appreciated the server taking the time to help us get the right things for them.

They stay on top of service at your table, quickly clearing dirty dishes and cups.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a MUST every time we visit Maui. Excellent food, amazing location. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding Service from everyone, Outstanding Food and the most incredible Ambience.

A must do for anyone visiting Maui!!!!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was amazing

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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing. The atmosphere and food were better than perfect. A must do on your trip to Maui!! 1000% worth it.!!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal. The food is all fresh and cooked to perfection. Worth the hour drive. Our waiter was exceptional. Highly responsive, informed and shared about the food ingredients. However he refused to write down the order, which is a pet peeve and forgot the salad.
The ceviche is incredible and loved the bouillabaisse.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 3 days ago

Unbelievable location on the North shore of Maui. We have eaten here several times and it is always incredible!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Everyone told us that we had to have dinner at Mama's while vacationing in Maui for our anniversary. To be honest, I was beginning to wonder if the restaurant would live up to the hype. But our experience not only lived up to our expectations, it exceeded them! The ambiance was perfect; the food was glorious. Our waiter, John, was attentive and knowledgeable. Our dinner at Mama's will be a highlight from our trip. Oh yeah, and the Pua Hana is my new favorite island cocktail.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We have been patrons of Mamas many times over our years of part-time residency on Maui. We “save” our Mamas visits for super special occasions. Have had anniversaries several times and hosted our sons weddeing rehearsal dinner there just over 10 years ago! Always love it and look forward to going.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had an amazing experience at Mama's Fish House. The drinks were fabulous. They brought out some complimentary soup from the chef that was delicious. We got the clams for an appetizer and highly recommend them! I had the stuffed fish and my husband had the bouillabaise. Both extremely good. I'm bummed we couldn't manage to save room for dessert. We will definitely be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is expensive but it's an experience as much as a meal. The service was mostly good. Drink before you go as cocktails are way overpriced at $20 or so each. The views are amazing though. I'd go again

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service with beautiful views. Stuffed fish was fantastic.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

A superb dining experience on every level: food, service. ambience. It fully deserves its reputation as the best restaurant in all of Hawaii. It’s high on my list of the best seafood restaurants anywhere in the world.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic and delicious

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was amazing! Really made our honeymoon special with a sign on our table. Expensive, but worth for a nice evening out to celebrate an occasion.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant lived up to the rave reviews! The atmosphere was amazing, the service was exceptional and the food was delightful. My only complaint is that I booked my reservation a bit late (7pm) so it was already starting to get dark by the time we arrived at 6:30pm. It would have been better if I booked my reservation for 6pm so we got to enjoy the ocean scenery a bit more but the coconut grove with tiki torches was also quite beautiful. We will be back on every trip to Maui we take!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

While the food is good and the atmosphere is pretty and fun, even for Hawaii the prices were too high. The fish was good but not special enough to merit those prices.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Just an outstanding experience. Beautiful setting can’t ask for much more!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food and fabulous views. Don't let the $300 price for dinner scare you away. Between The Beach House on Kauai and Mama's Fish House on Maui you cannot go wrong with local fine dining on the islands. Hawaii at it's finest.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Good location, scenic and nice place to watch sunset with delicious , fresh seafood , desert and excellent service.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had heard from so many that this was great food. It certainly was. It was at the top of list for best food we ate on the island during our stay. We would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Mauito put this restaurant on the top of the list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

We have visited yearly for the last ten years. The food and service never fail, but did feel the prices were a little gouging this time. Highly recommend for a special occasion, but expect to pay a premium for what you get.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely perfect dinner with the family on our vacation to Maui!

Spectacular setting, exceptional service, the ambience outstanding and the food was amazing!
If you want to do something special, go to Mama’s for something you will always remember.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I had always wanted to go there ... fantastic .. loved every bite! Worth waiting for!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

From the moment we were seated this was a memorable evening. Our server Jenny was magnificent; the food was insanely delicious, and the setting, in a cove on the ocean, was beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone celebrating or not.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best meals I have ever had!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food are tasty, there are many choices, the scene is so beautiful

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

While on the pricey side, the value is high. Excellent quality fish prepared in interesting ways, and the wait staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. This was our second time there while on vacation in Maui over the last couple of years. Worth the drive from just about any place on the island.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service & food. One if not the best meals I’ve ever had

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

A friend recommended this restaurant to me and it did not disappoint it was the highlight of my trip to Maui. The food was amazing, featuring locally caught fish and meat and the portion sizes were very generous. The food was brought out slowly allowing you to have a truly magical dinner while sitting next to the Ocean. Well worth the reservations and drive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food, scenery and service was amazing. It's a bit expensive, but it's so worth it. (Especially if your visiting Maui). It made our 25th Anniversary Special!
Thank You!
Shelley O

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

I am so tired of booking way in advance and noting in notes and to staff that i want a table by the window and ALWAYS NOT getting what i ask for. Today we arrived for lunch to find one table by the window ONLY to be told it was reserved for another group. What the heck did i Not make a reservation and request. I am sick of them always having an excuse as to why I can not get a table I requested.
The food was quite good but totally overpriced and I do not understand why reservationist can not take your request ahead of time.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice place for a date night. From the Valet parking to the stunning grounds our first impressions were great! We arrived a bit early and the bar was full so we had to wait in the hostess area. Beautiful plants and some celebrity phots on the wall... wasn’t the worst wait we’ve ever had😉

We were sat in the middle of the restaurant. A table up front would have been nice, but it was fine. The prices were a bit on the high side but as I was driving I only had one MaiTai. We started with the crab cakes, they were good. For dinner I had the stuffed fish and my wife had the Curry. Both dishes were excellent and plentiful. We skipped dessert.

I would recommend this place if you’re looking for a foodie experience. It’s expensive but good. 3 drinks one apple and 2 mains was $220.00 with tip

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Expensive but worth every penny. Went for an anniversary dinner and everything was super tasty. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

We thorougly enjoyed our evening. The view before the sun went down was beautiful. The food & service were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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