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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 (654)
Scenic View (641)
Special Occasion (600)
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Worth the Drive (560)
Good for Anniversaries (521)
Romantic (513)
Local Ingredients (486)
Good for a Date (462)
Creative Cuisine (428)
Fit for Foodies (356)
Authentic (340)
Good for Birthdays (334)
Handcrafted Cocktails (254)
Great for Lunch (244)
Fun (221)
Great for Outdoor Dining (214)
Healthy (174)
Hot Spot (161)
Neighborhood Gem (152)
Cozy (137)
Quiet Conversation (135)
Casual (128)
Good for Groups (119)
Notable Wine List (113)
People Watching (113)
Sunday Lunch (105)
Bar Seating (73)
Seasonal (70)
Tasting Menu (65)
Comfort Food (64)
Business Meals (62)
Kid-friendly (59)
Organic (52)
Great for Brunch (48)
Disabled Access (39)
Gluten Free Options (37)
Paleo Friendly (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Happy Hour (24)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Top notch worth every penny!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 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 3 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago

Lives up to the name!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 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 3 days ago

A must have experience when visiting Maui.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 3 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 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

Mamma’s was recommended to my from many of my friends. And it lives up to every bit of the hype. We were early and sat at the bar for a while. The bartenders were very friendly and gave us a run down on the whole menu. Once we were sat the waitress was extremely friendly. We tried as many tho GS as we could on the menu and everything was excellent. I do t believe there is a bad option on the menu. The menu does change depending on what was caught the night before or that morning. That’s how fresh it is. All made to order. It was very pricey, but I expected that and don’t mind spending some money if the food is as fresh and deliscious as it is here. It’s definitely a “must try” for everyone.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding place!!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience. Fancy. Only fancy place with excellent service we found on Maui. And we found a new friend - Vanessa!! Safe travels.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place, the service and the food was very good for the most part. The $25 crab cakes were not good. The $23 Ketel One Martini seemed a bit excessive. Pricing in general was out of whack. $18 for a little bit of Romaine lettuce and a few crumbles of blue cheese. Fish was delicious but be prepared to pay outrageous prices. Overall fun experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Mama's does not disappoint. A perfect 10 as always.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten at Mama’s on several previous occasions, hosting large parties there on two occasions. This time, we waited quite a while for a table, despite our reservation. We had a good dinner, but it wasn’t any better than another fish restaurant that we’ve frequented. We lamented that we could have eaten 5 nights at the latter restaurant for what we spent at Mama’s.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance is second to none. A real iconic gem. Average price around $150/person, but if you only go once, it's worth it.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Worth the drive...a lovely Hawaiian experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for Valentines Day. The waiter and all the staff were top notch. Our food was excellent. It is definitely a restaurant for special occasions as it is very pricey. Staff was able to accommodate gluten-free meal for my husband.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

As beautiful as the experience and ambiance are at Mama’s, the cost is still way too high for it to be considered good value.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first time and honeymoon on Maui and Mama’s Fish House was by far our favorite meal! From start to finish..the location, service, and food was amazing. Worth every penny! Next time, We would definitely skip all the other restaurants and come here more than once!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Best dining experience ever!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful setting, absolutely romantic. Food is beautifully prepared and delicious; the wine list has great offerings at reasonable prices. Menu might seem a bit expensive but the incredible details provided give extra value. Would definitely return and recommend this restaurant!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Mama's Fish House is always a wonderful experience, but prices have steadily climbed since we've been eating here the past seven years. Once or twice is great for the experience. It has become more difficult for us to justify spending over $250 for two to dine even though the food is great and the setting amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day dinner. We’ve been to Maui many times and finally made it to Mama’s. The food and service was excellent. If you are going to worry about the cost, Mama’s probably isn’t your place. We will plan on returning.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Mama’s is the quintessential Hawaiian restaurant. Nestled on a beautiful north shore beach, the ambience is as good as it gets. The service is perfect. You know who caught your fish and where - fresh that morning. Preparation is perfect and beautifully presented. There is a reason it’s one of the top couple of restaurants in the U.S. Make your reservations months in advance and it will be a highlight of your time on Maui.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome experience. They cover every detail. One of our favorite places to go anytime we’re here on the island.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful dinner and service as usual! Service was great, nice table by the window

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service
A highlight of or vacation
Made a birthday and vat special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We arrived early so we could enjoy the beach scenery before being seated. We were seated on time and was pleased that we had the view of the beach. The only ‘complaint’ I have was the noise level of the party of 6 in front of our table. From the time we were directed to our table, to ordering our food, and to getting our meal took about an hour. I think it helped to order our entree at the same time that we ordered our appetizer. On a scale of 1-10, we would give Mama’s Fish House a PLUS-10 for great service, friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the food! We’ve never been disappointed whenever we go there with guests or by ourselves. Another plus are the unique and gorgeous floral arrangements surrounding the restaurant.As a suggestion for future consideration, maybe the women’s restroom could be remodeled to allow more space, especially with the line out the door - a rather tight-squeeze in there. Valet service was also on par! Overall, it was a memorable Valentine’s Day for us!❤️

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We have eaten at Mama’s twice in the last two years we have vacationed in Maui and it is an excellent place to dine. The service is very friendly and hospitable and the food although a little pricey is very good as well. What I especially like about it is the view. We have eaten all over the Hawaiian islands and have yet found a view more beautiful than this.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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