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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.
Paia, HI 96779
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.
Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat with the fish flags
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Awesome experience at Mama’s Fish House! We shared and enjoyed their macadamia-encrusted crab cakes. My spouse loved the Panang Curry — I tasted it and, wow, so good. Not too spicy, filled with fresh fish, with a sauce to die for. I ordered the Opah — melt-in-the-mouth good. We also shared the macadamia nut banana crisp. What an amazing meal. Service was outstanding: Our waiter, Keala, was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly; he took outstanding care of us. If you have never been to Mama’s you must go. It’s pricy, but so worth it.
When we asked for recommendations for Maui, this was the one place multiple people told us about. Luckily I had made a reservation a few weeks before we left, otherwise I don't know if we would have gotten in just walking in. It was definitely pricier than we expected for being a fish place, but it was worth it. The fish was delicious and comes with a starch and a vegetable.
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