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“Best restaurant on Maui. Period.”
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: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Kyoto, Japan
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154 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on Maui. Period.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Puts the lie to the notion that a restaurant with a view serves inferior food. This one is worth the drive. Lunch is as wonderful as dinner and you can watch the surfers at Ho'o'kipa. As a local, I've eaten here many times with never a single misstep. Window side seats are hard to score, but you can request one. Otherwise, I prefer the canoe room. One table in the canoe room seats 4-6 and is incredibly romantic. just ask for the special table in the canoe room when booking. Having dined in 3 star Michelin establishments around the world, this is the real thing. Casual wear, as is true for everywhere on Maui. Reservations essential.

  • Visited March 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best seafood I've ever had!!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Hands down worth every penny! And, to eat there costs many of them!!! Loved this place, the food was a dream! My kids didn't care for the selection of meals on the kids menu, however they did enjoy splitting the $62 filet! A fantastic meal and I would highly recommend this place to any foodie or anyone who has no trouble spending a lot of money on a wonderful dining experience! Can't wait to come back! And, the lobster guac was out of this world!!!

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El Dorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You have to experience this at least once in your lifetime!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yes, it is VERY expensive. But the food was incredible, as was the service. We unfortunately picked a very cold, rainy night for our reservation for 5 and had requested an outdoor table. So they accommodated us inside in a private corner by the "window" which was protected by a large plastic divider screen blocking the wind and rain. It was still very cool as wind wrapped around the screen - as did the rain. They provided all of us with warm shawls - even the guys appreciated it! We still had a wonderful time. It was our 43 wedding anniversary and they presented me with a gorgeous fresh lei. The waiter comp-ed our desserts for the entire table due to the accommodations. The bill was still $420 but worth it!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Maui, Hawaii
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced but worth a visit”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

OK, yes, it's ridiculously expensive but one could not pick a more spectacular setting to enjoy a very special experience.
Having eaten at Mama's many times over the last 40 years, I can state that it has only gotten better and better. The location is unique, practically on the the beach at Kuau Cove and with unobstructed ocean views through the many coconut palms.
The decor is fantastic both inside and out with an ambience that is well-suited to both casual and fine dining....understated elegance throughout.
Now, the best part, the food, always perfect, always the freshest locally-caught fish, along with other superb menu items. Possibly the best food on Maui!! Compliment all this with a great bar and an extensive wine menu and you're all set for a perfect experience.
The heck with the expense....you gotta go at least once.....and maybe a few more times to celebrate those special occasions.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very expensive but worth it”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Don't go to Maui without a special dinner or brunch at this place…
Price is very high but the ambience is well worth it.
It's definitely not the place you would go to or three times during a vacation probably just once

  • Visited April 2014
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