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Mama's Fish House
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
Reviewed November 26, 2012

My family went to Mama's first thing and we were delighted that we did so. The view was breath taking,the water was amazing and the Resterant lived up to the our expectations in everyway.
The staff makes you feel so at home and welcome from the moment you walk up the path. Lunch was perfect and we had to go back for one more cocktail before we left. Now we know the history of the owners and it makes it even more special. Thank you to all for a perfect begining and ending. Mahalo

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We knew that we could not miss dining at Mama's Fish House and boy, was it an experience! We had quite a drive, since we stayed at the southern end of Maui, but once we reached the restaurant, we just knew it was going to be worth it. The service was simply outstanding. Attentive without hovering and, best of all, knowledgeable about the menu. Since everything looked great to us, we went with our waitress' recommendation of the stuffed fish and Hawaiian snapper. Both were simply excellent, and by that I mean lick your plate clean delicious. For dessert we shared a macadamia and banana cobbler which was just divine. And the view from the restaurant is beautiful. I cannot recommend this place highly enough with the following caveat. It is very expensive. Our lunch, 2 entrees, 1 drink, 1 appetizer and 1 dessert cost about $175 with the tip. But know what? It was worth every penny. The best meal we've had in a very long time, with superlative professional service (which extends right to the valet parking). We hope to return.

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1  Thank ReneeWashingtonDC
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Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation and surprisingly were seated within 15 minutes. The service in this place, from the valet parking to the wait staff is excellent. The food is very good and so are the drinks, but it all comes at high price. Meal for 2 with couple drinks and tip was 220. We could also do without the BS. Various fish on the menu are said to be caught by specific people, (like the manager)at specific time and places. It seems unlikely as this place seats at least 500 people and serves lots of food. But if you can afford it, it's worth the visit.

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Thank Laddiez
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MamasFishHouse, Social Media & Marketing Coordinator at Mama's Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Dear Laddiez,

Mama's Fish House takes pride in serving exceptionally fresh fish. What does this mean you may ask? Mama's prints our menus two times each day and as you mentioned our menu will list who caught the fish & where it was caught. The local fisherman bring their fish directly to Mam's Fish House from their boats throughout the day. Call it our Island culture if you will but our manager Tami actually loves to go kyaking and sea fishing on her days off. If you visit our Facebook page we have posted a picture of Tami our General Manager and a 40lb Ono she caught. Again, we understand that most people are not used to "Fresh Fish" literally meaning directly from the sea within hours of being caught, however we take exeptional pride in our ability to provide such outstanding seafood to our customers. This is just one of the many unique differences that makes Mama's Fish House so special. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. (808) 579-8488

Mahlo - Mama's Fish House

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a first class restaurant with first class food. We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere was great as well. It can be a little cramped and noisy and the prices were high even for Maui standards but it was a great time that we'll remember.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

From the moment you leave your car with the (free!) valet, Mama's welcomes you. The path leads you down to the restaurant past a lovely beach and the restaurant itself is opened to the view, blurring the distinction between indoors and out. Polished woods, deep blue tablecloths, tropical' tropical garb all make for a tasteful, beautiful, and color-filled experience. And the food! We went back two nights out of our five night visit to Maui and every single thing we ordered was superb. Ceviche (we had the one with coconut milk), calamari (most tender and flavorful we've had), vanilla prawns, shrimp wontons, and several fish dishes, perfectly cooked and sauced, we're all wonderful. Also, the passion fruit creme brûlée is NOT TO BE MISSED!! Expensive, but totally worth it. Kids were welcome, but not obtrusive. Book ahead and enjoy!

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