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“Impeccable food and service.”
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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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Impeccable food and service.”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Quintessential Hawaiian setting in northern Maui. The eclectic "built-up-over-time" setting provides a great story and ambiance. We visited here with friends who live in Maui. Their previous experience at Mama's was excellent but due to the cost, they don't go frequently. If you only go to one restaurant during the time you are in Maui ... this should be it. Get reservations.

The drinks are perfect and generous if not overly unique - we sampled mostly rum based drinks. The appetizers are world class. Don't miss Papa's three fish sashimi or the grilled octopus (very tender and braised before grilling... far exceeded expectations). The main plates were all delicious. The Mahi/Ahi curry, macadamia nut crusted, lobster stuffed Mahi, and the Traditional Hawaiian were all generous in taste, quantity and presentation. The fish is so fresh, The fisherman who caught it is credited in the menu each night.

The prices are high here, but I've eaten at many fantastic places inn NYC, Chicago and elsewhere that cost as much but were not always this good. Its worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Renton, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good dinner”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

The location of this restaurant is lovely and the service was as perfect as one should expect for this price range of an establishment. No complaints about the food or service at all, however as other reviewers have noted, maybe a little too much hype and cost for a 'good' meal. our reservations were at 5:30 and they were already out of two of the local fresh fish special offerings, not the end of the world of course there were suitable replacements offered but it felt a little odd. The wild boar was my personal favorite part of the meal...ok, aside from the Mai Tai, while the replacement snapper was my husbands preference. I strongly suspect my ahi poke was a day or more old, still fine, but again for the price charged I would hope my fish came from the sea within the last day or so.

  • Visited March 2013
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Banff National Park, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“one of the only place to eat in maui”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

OK if you don't mind the 15 mins to go 6 block down mail street, this place is worth the drive just plan some extra time to get through town, as the location is on the other side of this happening place. The food was amazing the view spectacular surfers ripping it! in fact we didn't mind the rain it just added to the whole experience. we would go here again in a heart beat. if making reservations, ask for the window tables up front ocean view spectacular. Even if you don't want the cost as part of your trip you should still travel there to see the wood work in this place!

  • Visited January 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always Satisfied”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We have been coming to this place every time we come to Maui. It is very expensive but is completely worth the treat. The service, food, drinks, atmosphere is always GREAT - and we have never been disappointed. You absolutely must experience MAMA's while you are on the island.

  • Visited April 2013
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Paia, Hawaii
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“Unbeleivable”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The food and ambiance is truly unique. The staff are very well trained, very professional. The food is very fresh and cooked to perfection. I went for my birthday and they had a card with my name wishing me a Happy Birthday on the table. The views are of the ocean and coconut tree's. I had an octopus dish that was so good I will tell everyone about it. How soft and savory and just plain good. The fish dinner we had was very fresh and deserts did not come from COSTCO but made on site. As others have stated, it is a bit pricey but...... it was soooooo good. We will save this spot for very important occasions.

  • Visited March 2013
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