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“Old Hawaii”
Review of Mama's Fish House

Mama's Fish House
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Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Old Hawaii”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This is a dining experience, reservations are a must, expensive but worth it.
We experienced Mama's on the night we were flying home on the redeye. We spent the day at a spa upcountry then made our way down the mountain to Mama's for a real treat. The location is right on the beach but don't expect a sunset because Mama's is on the north side. Enjoy all the familiar fish and a few you have never heard of. An attentive and knowledgable staff starting at the valet. The reviews say it all, don't miss Mama's!

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Kauai, Hawaii
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“Good food....too bad we were rushed.”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Mama's Fish House has fantastic food. The staff is also very attentive, maybe too much. I went with a few friends for dinner on a Wednesday night, the place is packed with a never ending line. Reservations are a must, if you want a window seat at sunset you better plan on a very early seating. We had the Macnut crusted stuffed Mahi Mahi.....delicious. My only complaint about Mama's is the feeling of being rushed. When spending that kind of money, one would think you could sit and enjoy a relaxing dinner. Mind you, I don't want to sit there for 3 hours, but it seemed as though they were pumping us though there. I think they wanted you in and out in 45 min or less...That being said, I would go there again. It was about a 40 min drive from Lahaina, well worth it!

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“Reward your tummy!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Had made reservations a few day in advance, but if you want to sit by the window for romantic outdoor ocean view, need to wait additional time for availability of one of these tables. Bring a camera! we took several beautiful pictures outside while we waited for our table. Service was great. Food was delicious. However, we ordered appetizer of half-dozen oysters on half-shell--i think for $26-->too expensive and not worth it. Tasted fresh but oysters were very small and you only got HALF a dozen..(What were we thinking...) We should have ordered a different appetizer instead. For our meal, my husband and i both ordered Mahi Mahi stuffed with lobster and crab. Yummy!! A meal well worth the price. After all, you are in Maui-might as well treat yourself out to a nice meal.

  • Visited April 2012
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Kispiox Valley, BC
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“The BEST food in the WORLD!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This place is absolutely amazing. I recommend that anyone who visit's Maui, splurge and eat here! It is a bit pricey, but all for good reason!! All of the seafood is caught that day. They type up a new menu every single day depending on the fish that the fishermen caught. The menu tells you who caught the fish that day and where they caught it. The service is 5 star, the drinks are incredible, but most of all, the food is simply out of this world amazing!
If you like fish/seafood... I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. I have never eaten at a better restaurant.
Best to call and make a reservation AT least one day in advance! They are busy for a reason!
The generally close the kitchen at 9pm...which is late for Paia time :)

  • Visited April 2012
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Ceres, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Deliciously Decadent”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This restaurant is amazing. From the moment you step out of your car, free valet parking, to the moment you finish your meal, you are the center of attention. The service is impecable, the food, to die for ... flavors that literally melt in your mouth, and the setting, nestled in the lea of a cove on the north shore of Maui make this a destination not just a place to eat. We absolutely loved every minute of our time at Mama's. It is not a place for an economy meal but the price is worth every penny. We can not wait to go again.

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