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“Love, Love, Love!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love, Love, Love!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Before leaving home we had saved the Tripadvisor "tour for foodies", but that is another review. This was our last stop on the tour and the best! We arrived around 2:30 and they were serving appetizers/salads. Our server was excellent, made wonderful suggestions, explained our choices and how they are prepared. We loved it so much we made reservations for our group of 12 for dinner a few nights later. Again we were not disappointed with anything. Our server answered all of our questions about the food, the decor and made very helpful suggestions. The Mahi stuffed with lobster and crab is fantastic!! The only downside for us was the long drive (appro 45-50 minutes) as we stayed in Kaanapali and the resturant is located near Paea, but it was more than worth the drive. If you want to have dinner make your reservation early in your stay, very busy place. I forgot to mention the decor, view of the ocean and valet parking. I could go on and on singing the praises for this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Hock57
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Wauwatosa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

In my research on restaurants in Maui, Mama's kept coming to the top. My wife and I went there for our anniversary and we were impressed. The food, the drinks, the service, the ambiance, the views were all top notch. What an experience! Our server was extra helpful and kept coming back to check on us. The appetizers, main course, and dessert were all exceptional. I had the chocolate souffle that they rest in a cookie that is the shape of a clam shell. Make sure someone in your group orders it!

Thanks so much for a wonderful experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ndogtosa
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Encino, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sold out of everything.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our party of ten had a reservation on a weeknight in early June. Our reservation was in the middle of the dinner hour as we had children with us and were not prepared to stay late.

At first, we were seated at tables in the back bar. Service was attentive and we were soon moved to our tables for dinner.

Our waiter handed out the menus and left us quickly. Imagine our surprise when we attempted to order we were told that every heavily promoted "special" was sold out. I'm not exaggerating, at least four featured fish entrees we attempted to order were "sold out".

Our waiter was unsympathetic and made little effort to placate us and help us find interesting alternatives. Our host also talked with the manager and she was even less helpful than the waiter.

I am aware that Mama's prides themselves and advertises that they serve mostly fish line caught that day by local fisherman. However, most restaurant managers know not to offer as specials items in short supply.

We were a large party, enjoying a great vacation and would have easily spent 2K+ on food, drinks, wine and TIP. Instead, it was the worst experience of an other wonderful trip. Especially disappointing to those of us that had dined there before and raved about Mama's.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Jonathan S
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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best meal of our vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Came here on the recommendation from my Cousin, I owe her big time. The atmosphere and views are enough to satisfy, but the food..... amazing. A relaxing atmosphere on the edge of the beach. Fresh seafood prepared perfectly. Did not feel rushed and had superb service from beginning to end. A must-do if you are in the area. Worth every penny.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lanpie03
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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Eight time over 37 years. Fish always great. World class views while dinning.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Prices keep going up, fish selection seems more limited and lunch prices seem to match dinner prices. Fish is always great and view while dinning is unmatched. World class.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wallace S
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