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“Excellent, but pricy”
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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat
Weedsport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent, but pricy”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Mama's was an outstanding experience, from start to finish. You were pampered from start to finish, the service was great. Our waiter was friendly, offered good suggestions. Drinks were unique, and meals were perfect. Desserts were outstanding! If I get back to Maui, I will be sure to go her.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Consistant service and food quality”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

You know what you are getting here, great service and good quality food with an amazing view.
A must eat restaurant if you are on Maui, great place to have lunch before you start or at the end of a drive to Hana!

  • Visited June 2013
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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The most Ono seafood restaurant on Maui”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The last thing Mama's Fish House needs is another great review, but they so richly deserve praise for not only superb fresh island fish cooked creatively and perfectly each time, but also one of the most romantic old style settings in all the islands. They even have the rare original Mai Tai served with three types of rum, orgeat and orange curaçao instead of sugar loaded with juice. Their staff is excellent and knowledgable, and even though they have enlarged the restaurant, converting the lanai area into another dining area, you never feel you're in such a large place ~ each area is cleverly divided into the old Kama'aina feel and style. What we so appreciate is the efficiency of their operation. You don't wait 30-45 minutes for your reservation. You are always warmly and courteously greeted like a old friend.
Most of all, they have an incredible consistency of perfectly and creatively prepared dishes. Their fresh island fish is treated with respect from listing who caught it and where, to incredibly tasty preparations that are so Ono!
Fair warning: Mama's is an expensive restaurant, but this is quickly mollified by the amazing cuisine and atmosphere. It is our favorite special occasion restaurant on Maui.

Visited October 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by multiple people so went with high expectations which were easily exceeded. Everything was delicious and just wish we were in Maui longer so we could have gone back to enjoy more from the extensive menu. Great location too with fantastic views of the waves and surfers in the background

Visited October 2013
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“Yo Mama's fish!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Unbelievably fresh fish and extremely well prepared. I would not say this about a $46.00 lunch entree if it were not so. I had the opah with caramelized Maui onion, tomatoes, and forbidden black rice cake. So good and the flavors . We did not order an appetizer but bread is complimentary and it was wonderful also (whole wheat and pumpkin seed). I was full so did not get a dessert although they sounded delicious. We had seen an Ono Gelato in Paia and were planning to go there for dessert. Go to Mama's - the food and scenery is not to be missed. Make a reservation for a table by the open windows. Take time to look at the beautiful wood throughout the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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