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“25th Anniversary at Mama's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama's Fish House

Mama's Fish House
799 Poho Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708
+1 808-579-8488
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Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Paia
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
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“25th Anniversary at Mama's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I renewed our wedding vows on the beach at Mama's for our 25th Anniversary. We hired a local officiate that they recommend and had the service at sunset on their beach. It was fantastic! Then we had dinner which was also awesome. The food, ambiance and service are clearly the best on Maui! It was expensive, but worth the splurge.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Danville, California
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“A Slice of Heaven on a private beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Mama's is a favorite stop every time I get to Maui. A unique building on a private beach reminiscent of old, elegant Hawaii. An outstanding menu, excellent service and the most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever seen. Don't be shocked at the price, a special meal. Lunch is a great idea as you can enjoy the views through the whole meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“worth every penny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

save your money for this restaurant but it is a dining experience to remember. from the valet parking to the staging of the physical surroundings, to the service and food it was money well spent.

Visited September 2013
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“Worth every penny!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and was seated facing the beautiful beach. It was such a wonderful experience to be able to enjoy great food and the view at the same time. They change their menu daily depending on what fish they catch. Both our entrees were excellent. The cocktail drinks were really good too. It was about $50 an entree and $20 for appetizer. Our bill was about $200 for 2 not including gratuity. It was worth every penny. Will surely come back next time we're in Maui.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wailuku, Maui
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“My Favorite Restaurant in the Universe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Now that I've built it up with that title, how likely will it be that you'll love it? Yet I'm confident. I live on Maui and can actually see Mama's Fish House, with the help of a telescope, from my house. I've had the pleasure of dining at Mama's about 15 times, and each time has been a delight and never a disappointment.
Nobody does fish better. Their menu is printed daily and includes the name of the captain and boat that caught the fish and where. The fish is very fresh. I've sampled a few fish but have gravitated to their signature dish Mahi Mahi stuffed with lobster and crab and baked in a macadamia nut crust. It's amazing.
The service is always suburb. Professional and relaxed while still attentive.
The interior or Mama's Fish House deserves a quick tour. The floral arrangements are incredible. Their designer Bill Kohl is a genius and he has done an amazing jog with the interior finishings. Come back a year later and you'll see something new.
The setting of the restaurant is beautiful. It's in its own bay with tidal pools and a canoe which is usually used as a prop for photographs. The Inn at Mama's Fish House is next door which Bill Kohl also designed. And the best part... You can see my house across the water with binoculars.
I can't recommend Mama's Fish House strongly enough. It's secluded, romantic, offers incredible food, and is a very special experience. Dine, unwind, and leave your cares behind.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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