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Mama's Fish House Restaurant and Inn
799 Poho Place
Paia, HI 96779
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- Sun - Sat 11:00am - 9:00pm
Cuisine: Seafood Restaurants
4.7 of 5.0 from 103 reviews
price range:more than $50
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Mama's Fish House Restaurant and Inn Reviews
Mama's may be the most authentic Hawaiian dining atmosphere in the islands. Located on the beach in a cove near the wind surfing mecca of Ho'okipa, it affords a spectacular view of the ocean through the palms. The building is a low plantation style structure with plenty of windows. Seafood here is always less than 18 to 24 hours out of the ocean, and preparations are outstanding. You will pay for it though. Lunch for two, without drinks is $40. Dinner is 50% more. Since Mama's is only a 15 minute drive from the airport, I usually make it the last stop before leaving Maui.
Fanciest /most expensive meal in maui. Great for a special occasion.
by Suma R.
Food was awesome. Be prepared to not be in a budget. May have been one of the best meals we ever had. Mahi mahi and crab cakes were amazing. Awesome service too!!! Fast and super friendly.
by Kari P.
Gorgeous view, excellent service giving us complimentary soup to start and a coconut desert to end! Start with the lobster guac and get the macadamia crusted mahi stuffed with crab and lobster!
by Colleen M.
Reserve a seat close to the cove during sunset. Order a tropical drink, a few appetizers, some opakapaka and stuffed Maui for entrees, and experience one of the best dining experiences on island!
by Dano S.
Must order stuffed mahi mahi and lobster guacamole! Come for an early dinner to see the sunset
by Michelle S.
The Opakapaka is phenomenal. Comes recommended for a reason, even if #2 to the Mahi Mahi
by Chrissy D.
Get the Polynesian beef appetizer! It comes inside a papaya and is delicious!
by Leah G.
Definition of a rip-off. Not coming back for sure. Go to the Paia Fish Market instead where the food is good and offers true value for money!!!
by Sin-Young P.
terrible value for money... even in honeymoon spirit
by chanwook p.
Need to get the Black Pearl. The photo opportunity alone is worth it.
by Hunter O.
This is the best place to eat in Maui. I can honestly say this is one of the top 5 restaurants I've ever eaten at - includes restaurants in New York, Paris, and Istanbul. Just go and enjoy.
by Robert M.
Totally deserves the hype!
by Bill K.
by Lisa C.
Amazing place! Amazing service!!! Be sure to get reservations!
by Dennis B.
Excellent food and service. You will feel heavier and your wallet will feel considerably lighter when you leave.
by Joey M.
Covered outdoor seating is da best!
by Corvus C.
Great place. Hope it was an incident or coincidence that we both got sick right after dinner..
Amazing food. Albeit very pricy. Amazing asparagus or onion soup.Mama's salad is large&delightful.Main courses of mahimahi w-stuffed lobster or pork tenderloin encrusted w/macadamia nuts ..both A++
Dress in cool clothes. No fans!
by Darren V.
Get the Mahi Mahi!
by Darren V.
Arrive early, before sunset. The light is magical.
by Darren V.
Ceviche, Mai Tai, and Opakapaka are a must. Ordered the stuffed mahi mahi and thought it was great too (signature dish).
by Jeff M.
Macadamia crusted Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster was pretty darn good!
by Markus E.
It is the best place to visit in Maui beautiful scenery, ambience and amazing food!! Not cheap but definitely worth it.
by Kavian M.
Menu tells you who caught the fish :). Lovely beach view!
by Igi P.
The Banana Mac nut crisp is the absolute BEST thing I have EVER tasted! In fact, everything we ate here was delicious, but be prepared to spend some serious cash here. It's incredibly pricey.
by Vivian V.
Great drinks, amazingly delicious food, and excellent service!! I definitely recommend this place.
by Ariel E.
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by Hjin O.
If you have the cash to spend, this place is a MUST! I had the stuffed Mahi and it was fabulous. Loved the beach outside and the sunset with an incredible rainbow was a perfect ending to our dinner.
by Social N.
The mahi mahi stuffed with lobster and crab was the best fish I have ever had!!!!!!
by Clara Ximena M.
Get reservations well in advance. Great beachside setting. The lobster stuffed mahi was great!
by Monica W.
Expensive but good.
by Janet P.
Call for reservations and enjoy! The wild boar is excellent
by Endless D.
What can I say place is delicious !!! Everything in the menu is mouth watering special in its own way!! Win win situation period!
by Jeffrey F.
The best seafood restaurant in the world!
This is a must do while in Maui! Best fish I've ever had. Crab & lobster stuffed mahi mahi with macadamia nut crust! Unbelievable!!!!!
by Michele D.
Tuna sashimi. Amazing. Fresh. Definitely worth your money
by Callie N.
Best ambiance & delicious food! Highly recommend the mahi mahi stuffed with crab & lobster. A must visit if you're on the island.
by Heather J.
Amazing sunset, ambiance, atmosphere, service and, of course, food & drinks. The ultimate date spot & worth the price.
by Ashley G.
Came in knowing it was expensive, and it definitely did not disappoint!! Amazing fresh dishes. Calamari was fabulous and the deserts were yummy. Will come here again... And again! (Best view too)
by Ashley F.
Beef w/ papaya was amazing, and the fish stuffed w crab & lobster w macadamia crust was really really great too
by Bryan C.
Definitely get the uku ceviche... I dream about this dish.
by Missy G.
So many people told me to go here, we went twice on our trip. Both times it was outstanding. The lobster guacamole and the macadamia crusters mahi mahi stuffed with crab and shrimp :)
by sarah s.
Everything is great! Service, food & view. Can not be beat!
by Amy F.
Have the "Pink Floyd" cocktail while you wait : )
by Melissa D.
The mahi-mahi is excellent! You must try it for sure!
by Lucia C.
Best dessert for chocolate lovers
by Divina P.
Make sure you leave room for dessert
by Divina P.
Pay Hana- a relaxing cocktail at the end of the day/ tropical guava, kula lime and Bombay Gin, scented with ginger
by Divina P.
You have to order the onaga and ahi sautéed in Panang curry
by Divina P.
Onaga and Ahi sautéed in Panang Curry and coconut milk - incredible!
by Divina P.
Every table has an amazing view! The mahi mahi is incredible
by Divina P.
Wow!! The bar was set really high but this place Delivered (with a capital d). From the ambience, to the service, to the presentation, to the food, Mama's was amazing!!! A must if you're in Maui!
by Zoran S.
Especially if you're also going to a Luau on your Hawaiian vacation, skip the Traditional Hawaiian sampler and go for one of the fish dishes. The variety isn't really worth it.
Great meal. Love the mahi and the ahi sashimi salad. Great atmosphere. A must while in Maui.
by Jessica A.
Def get the Beef Polynesian to start. You can't go wrong with any of their fresh fish but I love the sashimi & a bowl of spicy mahi mahi soup. Oh, don't forget a Mai Tai or Scorpion cocktail!
by Michelle A.
Get the stuffed mahi mahi and the coconut curry plate. Service is just as good as any fine seafood restaurant in a city...only with a much better view and fresher fish.
by Michael H.
This place has really amazing seafood. Tuna sashimi is just incredible, service - close to outstanding. Highly recommended, especially on sunset.
by Dmitry W.
Food is WAY overpriced...another perfect tourist trap. Too bad, the place is nice but it cost us 90 $ for a simple lunch (no alcool, no desert) Please don't waiste your money. Food is very ordinary.
by Catherine M.
Its called Mama's FISH house.... So try some fish....
by Moe B.
Easier to get a reservation around 8:30pm. And they don't get new seating after 9pm. Not cheap but super nice fresh fish dishes with local catch. I'll go back next time we are in Maui.
by Hisun K.
I'm not even kidding, the octopus & coconut milk dish on the Hawaiian feast entree may be the best thing I've ever eaten. Creamy, sweet, and with the most tender bits of octopus...absolutely unreal.
by John J.
This is by far the best restaurant in Maui and maybe even Hawaii, try anything. Everything is good and feel free to come more than once since the menus change almost daily.
by Wael H.
Phenomenal food and service - best meal of our honeymoon by far. Bring a camera.. Lots of cute photo ops around the restaurant property.
by Melissa S.
Get the creme brûlée!!!!!! I just died and went to heaven tasting it!!!!!!!!!!
by Raquel B.
$107 for 2 drinks and an appetizer. We left hungry and unsatisfied.
by André A.
Fabulous meal! Great atmosphere with the Waves from the ocean rolling in!
by Michele N.
There is no better place on Maui for fresh fish and pacific rim dining. Some say it's expensive, but not any more than any other hotel or other like places. The best ambiance/service/food here.
Really expensive but worth it, especially if you just landed at OGG (about 15-20 minutes away). They stop serving lunch around 2:30 so try to get in before then. Otherwise you'll hit the dinner rush.
by Crystal B.
I followed the current.. I had the lobster guacamole & and the mahimahi.. I thought I died and went to heaven.. Seriously:)
by Katerina👑🔨💍 I.
Table at the front a must for lunch! Amazing view, waiting on lobster stuffed mahi mahi per tips on here.
by Diana P.
Expensive, but highly recommended. Good for fresh fish. Make a reservation.
by Masha I.
It's as good as everyone says it is! Totally worth the trip and the price!
by Jodie L.
Probably the best steak and lobster tail I have ever had!! We also shared the wasabi calamari and it was amazing. Not chewy at all. If you're in Maui, you MUST go here!!
by Andrew G.
Probably the best restaurant in the world.
by Donna G.
Be sure to make a reservation! Great food and atmosphere :)
by Kellie K.
Standard for Maui visitors. Make your reservation on opentable.com
by Barry T.
Right passed the quaint town of Paia is this grand restaurant. The fish is fresh, the meat is tender—but all is shadowed by the ambience of this restaurant that sits on a private lagoon.
by Maui Seaside Hotel
Ask for Tim! He was one of the best waiters I have ever had -- very friendly and attentive. Also, try the Black Pearl. It's a wonderful dessert!
by Ben T.
Customer service at bar was terrible. We won't return.
by Garry T.
Congrats, you made it to one of the best restaurants in the world. You're near the pinnacle of happiness! :)
by Tim O.
All I can say is "fabulous"!!!!
by Becky H.
Order the stuffed mahi mahi!!!
by Tracy F.
Lobster Guac & Mahimahi stuffed with Lobster. Oh...and it's possible to have too many tropical cocktails. Whoops! :)
by Jess C.
Must have the Opakapaka!!!
by R. J.
A bit overpriced and over-fancy, but might be worth a stop.
by Brett L.
Fish is extremely fresh as it is caught daily. Very cool that the fisherman's name and the location the fish was caught is listed! Fantastic view, food, staff, and drinks!
by Katie G.
One of the most amazing restaurants I have ever experienced (& I am a travel consultant). A true toss up between Mama's & Humuhumu's for best dinner on Maui. You will not be disappointed.
by Sean W.
Great place and worth the price!
My favorite resturant EVER! Be sure to make reservation at least two weeks in advance
by Kayden H.
Place is outrageous location and prices a lunch is 50 dollars for a piece of fish
by Mary R.
Excellent Food and Service (bring a credit card for each member of your party)
by Erik B.
Any seat is a good seat & any dish is a fabulous dish! A must when coming to Maui.
by Dine R.
Best seafood I have ever had! Everyone at the table loved their food, the ambiance was eclectic and intimate, and we were able to take some great photos on the beach!
by Erin S.
Opakapaka chevice is VERY good and the onaga cooked with sauted Maui onion, jasmine rice, and bok choy is SUPER
by Davida G.
fresh seafood dishes and great view of the ocean
Fish is caught fresh daily. The fisherman is listed by name as well as the location caught. Complimentary Poi upon request!
by Michael D.
All the fish is caught fresh that day. They list the fisherman and place caught. Complimentary Poi upon requ
by Michael D.
Thumbs up on wasabi crusted calamari - the perfect amount of wasabi without being overpowering. Our server suggested splitting the ahi salad entree as an appetizer over the lobster guac & it was great
We booked a lunch rez on Open Table & our experience lived up to the hype - the view, food, service & atmosphere. Never expected to see kite surfers & crashing waves like on the North Shore.
The Mai Tai rocks! Really strong, and not super sweet--which is completely opposite of every other Mai Tai I've ever had.
by Ed C.
Wow. A favorite restaurant on Maui. Location and view are spectacular, the menu was superb. Get the lobster guacamole and Ahi, Ono and Mahimahi sautéed in Panang Curry and coconut milk entree.
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