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Mama's Fish House

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799 Poho Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708 (Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat)
+1 808-579-8488
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Franklin, Tennessee
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mama's Fish House is very impressive. Set right on the Pacific on the edge of the tiny town of Paia, the setting is spectacular. Reservations are a must. Complimentary valet parking. The plentiful staff is friendly and professional from top to bottom. The restaurant itself is beautiful and decorated with native woods. Attention to detail is the name of the... More 

Thank Bruce L
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here many times in the past but I gotta say that over the last few times I have come here the food is just fair at best. It's not all that it is cranked up to be. I found it disappointing. I wiu k d nit come back again

Thank zoo-ma-goo
Pleasanton, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to stop by before leaving Maui to go home. What a perfect way to end our vacation. The view is nothing short of spectactular, the cocktails are amazing, and the food is top rate. We had a variety of the fish entrees, and they were all delicious. It is worth the price.

Thank dmliebo
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not exaggerating when I say this is the best meal we have ever had! The food is simply phenomenal! The fish is so fresh and the preparation is superb. One of the best Mai Tai's in all of Hawaii (if not the world). Between the 5 of us we tried multiple different entrees and no-one was disappointed. We were... More 

Thank RBookout
San Francisco, California
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant checks all the boxes - great location adjacent to the beach, fantastic service, creative cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, excellent cocktails, and an ambience that is both casual and attentive. Yes, it's pricey, but worth the cost if you can afford it. We enjoyed cocktails at the bar while our table was being readied, and when the... More 

Thank Bonnie L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family went to eat a Mama's on our last night on Maui. What a way to cap off our vacation! The views, friendly staff, the food and the black pearl dessert were incredible! Don't be thrown off by the prices --- it's expensive but well worth the price! If you go to Maui, you MUST go to Mama. Make... More 

Thank Mulligans86
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location and ambiance. Attentive service. All of our dishes were very good, but it seamed like the fish was overpowered by the sauces.

Thank Norman C
Erie, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unless you're planning a sunset dinner at Mama's, a stop at Ho'okipa Beach Park for a pre-dinner sunset is a worthwhile stop. Resting sea turtles and surfers make for an awesome and free Hawaiian experience. It's very crowded at sunset and parking is tough to find. We were told to take our valuables out of the car although we felt... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is pricey but worth the experience. Great decor. If you are germophobic or not too keen of animals and birds around your food this may not be the place for you. There are birds flying around in the restaurant. It has amazing view. Staff was very helpful in understanding the menu and deciding on what to drink and... More 

Thank K P
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is amazing !! Make sure you reserve! Every dish I had was amazing, the food is very surprising

Thank Sandra P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 Poho Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708
    (Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Paia
  • Phone Number: +1 808-579-8488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?