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“Local seafood-fresh that morning”
Review of Mama's Fish House

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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Don't miss this icon of a local seafood restaurant! The menu actually lists the name of the fisherman who caught the fish and where it is from. The entrees are a little pricey but knowing the money is helping the local fisherman takes the sting out of the price. BEST seafood curry. Incredible sashimi. Can't say enough good things about Mama's Fish House. Make sure you put it on your list. Beautiful location too!

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Yes, this place is pricey. Most people couldn't go there on a regular basis - but for a special occasion or a special night out - it's worth it! Right on the beach - open to the warm air and sounds of the surf - the location is in itself amazing! The restaurant has a very funky, yet up-scale feel with lots of cool artifacts and art. The ceiling is all sort of 'sail-cloth' and feels very open.
And then there's the food. Oh My! The food! Of course being called 'Fish House' you know there's gonna be fish. But each item not only tells you the type of fish and where caught - but the name of the person who caught it! Cool! There is also a good selection of island beef and pork.
There were 4 of us in our party and we each got something different. One had the prawns (heavenly), one had the Island Ceviche (amazing with not only lime but coconut), the stuffed Mahi Mahi (stuffed with crab and I think lobster - the MOST amazing) and the (I think it was called) Hawaiian Feast which had wild boar, mahi-mahi, poke, octopus and a few other things (also amazing!). The service was very professional and friendly and our friends were even given a lei from the manager as it was their anniversary. Very special. Next time in Maui we are definitely going back - maybe for OUR anniversary this time!

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Thank Linda H
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

If they have it, you would be remiss to get anything other than the stuffed Mahi Mahi. The food presentation was almost as good as the food and that's saying something. The wait at Mama's is renowned and you would be wise to get a reservation (or two) in advance of your trip to the Valley Island. The service staff is knowledgable, friendly, fast and your glass never gets empty. We had a range of appetizers with our group of 8 and each one was a culinary piece of art in both presentation and flavor. This is easily a top 5 meal of my life and a place I will crave.

Thank JohnKnotwell
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

This was the best seafood I have ever tasted!!! I had the mahi-mahi stuffed with lobster with macadamia crust....it was superb! My husband had ono, and several types of fish in a coconut milk, curry sauce. Both of us thought that dish melted in your mouth....it was so delicious!

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We made lunch reservations because it was almost an hour drive from our resort. What a beautiful view from our table. Even though we had a baby, we were seated in a table right next to the outside. The waitress was amazing and the food was some of the best I have had. On all future trips to Maui, I will definitely eat here. Although pricey, it is worth it. The fish is freshly caught so the menu changes through out the day as more fish is brought in.

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Thank janplus4
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