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“The best in Maui”
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: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
Dublin, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best in Maui”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

We arrived around lunch time with no reservation and were welcomed immediately. As we entered the grounds we had to stop and take some photos at the beach and the view was amazing. When we arrived at the hostess stand they were very friendly. We got a window seat and we were surprised and felt very lucky. Our waitress was friendly, informative, did not rush us and we were talking and not looking at the menu. The food was amazing the view was great. Very romantic, peaceful, relaxing and the place had a great feel. We were dressed casually and felt very comfortable. As we left the restaurant one of the workers saw us admiring the owner's home on the property and encouraged us to get closer and take a look. We stayed on the beach in front and admired it architecture.

I have been going to Maui on regular basis and had never been here but have always wanted to. I got to share the experience with my boyfriend and we will definitely be back. Mama's does "everything" right. Thank you for a memorable experience.

  • Visited February 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

What and awesome place to go to to eat - on the road to Hana but not really that far. Beautiful location

Visited April 2011
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Juneau, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“All of the food was terrific”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

All of the food we ordered tasted great - and much of the food we watched go by looked great too! The place had a line-up when we arrived for opening at 11:00 am for lunch and the place was crowded the entire time we were there. Spendy, but delicious.

Visited February 2012
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Boston
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mama your worth it!”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

My colleague brought us to Mama's and I'm glad he did. The oceanside location provides added tranquility to the peaceful dining room with properly spaced tables which provide privacy. This was the first time that I ever paid $50 dollars for a filet of fish. Though it was delicious. The dessert was beautiful, appearing as a pearl inside a cookie shell in a sea of chocolate swirls. Drinks were expensive and potent. We all thought this was one of the most expensive restaurants that we have ever dined in, but it was very enjoyable and special. I would definitely be back someday.

  • Visited February 2012
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Cloverdale, California
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

We had heard so much about this place that we hesitated to go. We had our fingers crossed and all I can say is, wow...seriously good food. Started with the Polynisian cru, a ceviche type prep made with coconut milk. Out of this world good. I would go back for this alone. For mains we had the macadamia crusted stuffed Mahimahi and the Onaga cooked in white wine with garlic and capers and served with lemongrass rice...again unbelievably good. The quality of the fish was just outstanding. The desserts that followed were again, great. Had the creme brulee and the chocolate pie with choolate and caramel criust. Service was really terrific. Helpful, well paced and efficient. What more could you want? And the view???? We were seated right next to the open window that looks out on the ocean...Our only quibble would be the bread. And considering the meal that seems peevish. Yes it is expensive. Like $50 mains expensive. But as an overall experience we felt it was worth it. Maybe we got really lucky on our choices...we had a great waiter who walked us thru the menu. Whatever it was it was an overall wonderful experience made even more enjoyable as we didn't expect it. We would highly recommend Mama's.

Visited February 2012
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