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Mama's Fish House

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Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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799 Poho Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708 (Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat)
+1 808-579-8488
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars

Valet parking was great to start, all staff was friendly. The drinks were perfect and the service was TOP notch. Its pricey but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Valet parking was great to start, all staff was friendly. The drinks were perfect and the service was TOP notch. Its pricey but worth it.

Thank Tom B
New Hope
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been several times previously. This time it was a disappointment. We began with calamari which was just OK. It was too heavily battered and was somewhat bland. Then we had the sashimi. It was good but not over the top. For our main courses we had the curry, the fish special and the short ribs. The only dish... More 

Thank Vivian B
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hubby and I have been here several times in the past few years and the scenery is just beautiful, they have prime beach views. The food is also delicious. For lunch I had the mahi mahi appetizer and my husband had the vanilla prawns. The prices are a little high but I guess you're paying for the beautiful location and... More 

Thank Chocoholics2
Prince George
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food, service, menu, view. So awesome! A bit of a drive but well worth it. Food is awesome, surf view is amazing! Definitely a repeat restaurant and an awesome place to take guests! Loved it!

Thank Apoise
Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice setting ,overlooking the ocean with a small sandy walk through palm trees to the ocean,fish house has open patio style dinning which was nice.

Thank Bruce C
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for lunch. The setting is absolutely worth the drive. The food is very good and very expensive. Service is wonderful.

Thank Howard S
Monterey, CA
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Grander than we expected, for sure! This very nice place is extremely popular, so be prepared to wait. The ambiance is superb, with a lovely feeling. Flowers abound and decorations are very nice. Personnel are lovely, attentive and very attractive. And as others have pointed out, the setting on the coast gives you good opportunity to admire the ocean, and... More 

1 Thank Traveljunkie26
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is phenomenal. Some of the best pictures from our trip were on the little beach between the host stand and the restaurant. It was breathtaking. When we called for reservations, they recommended a time so we could watch the sunset as we ate. It was gorgeous. They sat us in a booth looking out at... More 

Thank MommyLovesToTravel15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only Manhattan rivals Maui for highest priced restaurants in the US. And Mama' s is the most expensive of all. There's one reason to go, though: it's truly worth it. It is that good. Never mind the most beautiful setting, it is simply the best food you can find. $16 Mai Tai's actually seem almost worth it, as they taste... More 

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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's a reason you need a reservation for this place because it located on one of the best pieces of property in all of Maui. The views on the drive there and the views once you get there are spectacular. The Valet there is running ragged from the moment they open everyday. The whole place is one big amazing experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 799 Poho Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708
    (Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Paia
  • Phone Number: +1 808-579-8488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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