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Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI
Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI
Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI
Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI
Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI

Mama's Fish House

4.9
4.9
41439 Reviews
$50 and over
Fish
Reservations are no longer being taken on OpenTable. If you previously booked on OT your reservation is still valid & transferred to our NEW Platform. Please visit our website to book future reservations. We do not accept reservation requests via email. All requests will have to be made through our in house reservation system or over the phone, starting Tuesday August 8th. * Specific table requests can be noted, but not guaranteed * Dress Code: Smart casual or dress to impress. We are in Hawaii where attire is more casual, but we are a fine dining restaurant & request that men do not wear tank tops, & ladies do not wear visible swimwear. Shirt & shoes are required * We welcome children, but ask that they stay quiet & seated. Electronic devices are acceptable, as long as headphones are used. We do not have public Wifi access * Complimentary Valet parking only. No restaurant parking in Beach stalls * Reservations sold on third party websites will not be honored & subject to cancellation.

Not bookable

Online bookings at Mama's Fish House can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Fish, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00–15:30 Dinner Daily 16:00–20:45
  • Phone number
    (808) 579-8488
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Perry Bateman
  • Area
    Hawaii
  • Cross Street
    Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat with the fish flags
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 41,439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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41,439 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing experience! Made beautiful memories with our best friends ! Everything was perfect , the food was outstanding, the ambiance was tremendously beautiful, and our wait person Alexa was impeccable, so helpful and knowledgeable, a beautiful personality!

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  2. KRBrewster

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What to say that has not been said? We have been going to Mama's for about 15 years, typically our last night in Maui dinner, typically in February (for whale watching!), typically celebrating an anniversary. Everything is perfection, the setting, the ambiance, the lighting, the service, the food, all impeccable. I would only add two special things, besides commending every dish (during this stay, we actually came to Mama's twice in 9 days!). Of course, it is expensive, both meals over $300 for two with tip. First, the anniversary gift dessert is a Tahitian cream, out of this world but not available to buy, we shared one and could not buy a second 😢. Secondly, I can walk but am handicapped and we learned for the first time in years that our car can be brought to a lower parking lot behind the reception area, saving the long, tedious walk back up the ramp and steps to the parking lot. Mama's should be more public in making this available to us seniors: we saw an elderly couple returning to the lot while we ate, clearly struggling.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here and it did NOT disappoint. The waitstaff was incredible from constantly filling up waters to asking before taking your finished cocktail glass. I had severe food allergies and felt completely safe between Joey (our head waiter) to anyone who brought me a dish. Everyone explained each time that my food and the flowers were safe from my allergens. Increíble! Joey was amazing. The perfect amount of checking on us, conversing with us and also giving us our personal space. I am waiting until reservations open for our visit next year. We will definitely be back!

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  4. BobK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin, server was great....we have been to Mama's many times over the years and every time just gets better and better!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great vibe at Mamas! Service and Food were also spectacular.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my parents to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary. Overall, a decent evening. However, the service was very slow. They were friendly and positive, but it took forever to bring out the main course. The manager was very understanding at the end and looked after us, which was appreciated. If you’ve never been to Mama’s Fish House, you should still go for the experience. Just be prepared for a longer meal service!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful personalized dinner…celebrated our anniversary with terrific food, romantic ambiance, and seamless service! Thanks for helping our dinning experience to be one forever remembered! 💕

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  8. Adam

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been coming to Mama’s for a while now and I don’t know why they had to mess with a good thing. We went on Valentine’s Day and I always get the stuffed fish with crab and lobster. They’ve changed the sauce (it now comes on the side and tastes different) and they serve it on top of some chutney thing instead of potatoes. I have no idea why they changed it but it’s not as good. We had reservations for our anniversary this Sunday and I just cancelled because Mama’s has changed.. not as good as it used to be and simply not worth it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible as usual  10 stars. The stunning location partnered with the food makes it just an incredible evening. 

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  10. GaryB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special setting with great service. Food is exquisite.

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  11. LisaW

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Mama’s never disappoints. They make you feel like you’re the only ones dining. Such an incredible setting, adds to the whole experience

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  12. Vince

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always! Best restaurant experience in Hawaii!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 50th anniversary here and they acknowledged it with a ‘congratulations’ sign addressed to both of us on our table. The food was outstanding! The crab cakes are so delicious. The cocktails are yummy. My husband ordered kambucha stuffed with crab and lobster and they served a small lobster tail on the side. I ordered blue prawn with a butter sauce and coconut rice. If I were to order this again, I would ask for the sauce on the side. The coconut rice was very good. We ordered lilikoi creme brûlée for dessert and they also surprised us with ice cream. It was a very memorable meal!

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  14. cindyu

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Curry dish. I don’t care for firm fish so our waiter suggested swapping it out for a flakier white fish. It was fantastic, as usual. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, great service & superb meal. We will return!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s is a dining experience. The food is outstanding. Very relaxing atmosphere and there is no rush to patrons in and out. Just relax and enjoy the experience. All fish served are caught by local fishermen. The menu lists the name of the fisherman, where it was caught, how they were fishing and the depth they were caught. I would highly recommend. Reservations are required and must be made months in advance.

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  17. MiloTravels

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s Fish House is always outstanding, and even though it’s not inexpensive, the quality of the food, service and ambiance makes the overall experience worth it. Highly recommend!

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  18. DebbieW

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. Our server Joey was great. Thank you

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  19. GiGi

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful for special occasions. Cocktails run about $20 each, main entrees (which are large and will fill you up) are about $70 each, desserts are about $16 each. So plan on spending $125-$150/pp They do start the meal with a complimentary demitasse cup of soup and the most wonderful mini loaf of bread. I think a lot of people are wary to go here because of the cost, but we have found it comparable to places on the mainland.

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  20. RobertB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Maui go to for an excellent dinner and great atmosphere.

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  21. RobinS

    Edinburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but pricey. Slower service. Beautiful views. Better going before dark to really appreciate the scenery, particularly for first timers.

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  22. DouglasM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s never disappoints, but this experience was exceptional even by Mama’s standards. The service was absolutely perfect. The bouillabaisse was beyond what anyone could ever hope for.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal , great service , mortgage house to pay bill .

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  24. JanineF

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as usual but I had to ask twice for my second glass of wine. Really lovely place.

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  25. Eric

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drive to Paia is well worth it for the best restaurant on Maui.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing place, location was incredible, food and staff were top notch!

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  27. Eric

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to dine on Maui, well worth the drive !

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  28. MichelleS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy coming to Mamas Fish House while on Maui, it’s our favorite!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We kept hearing how expensive it is at Mamma’s….all I can say is, it’s worth every penny! From the time we was greeted by valet until the valet returned with our car it was amazing! Let’s start with the view, WOW! The service by valet, hostess and our waiter Chip was very professional….Chip was very informative, pleasant and funny. The food, oh yes, the food. This was the best seafood meal I’ve ever had and possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. Thank you so much Mamma’s!!

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  30. RCAH

    Minneapolis

    241 reviews

    5.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the drinks, appetizers, food, service, and atmosphere were amazing. Every time we come to Maui we eat here at least once and sometimes more. We enjoy going during the day because you can see the outside views. This is by far the best restaurant on the island!!!

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  31. JimS

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and great service. Wonderful place to have dinner at

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  32. MarkFM

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic setting, facility, service and food! It truly is one of the most magnificent dining experiences on earth!!!

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  33. RebeccaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually go here everytime I come to Maui. the food is fabulous and the ambiance is amazing!

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  34. GildsF

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama's Fish House is outstanding. The food is superb as is the service. Allergies are noted and the staff makes sure no allergens are near your dish. The interior of the building is just beautiful. We dine there every time we visit Maui. Such a pleasant experience!

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  35. NancyL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Brad as our waiter and was just great! Not a huge menu but the options we just enough to not overwhelm you. The view and setting was nothing but spectacular!

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  36. JWRR

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual. Spectacular menu and views. Everything was wonderful!

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  37. SteveM

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant on Maui! Location, atmosphere, ambience, the amazing food and drinks! The ultimate dining experience!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always, can’t wait to return with the family!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s Fish House is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. I make it a point to go at least once whenever we visit Maui. Absolute must do!

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  40. susanh

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out of 10 it was a 12. Best meal we had for our vacation

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mama's Fish House is rated 4.9 stars by 41439 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online bookings at Mama's Fish House can only be made directly on their website.

Google Map for Mama's Fish House

799 Poho Place, Paia, HI 96779

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Hana Highway - Turn Left at the fishing boat with the fish flags
  • Area
    Hawaii
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00–15:30 Dinner Daily 16:00–20:45
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Fish, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Perry Bateman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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