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Mama's Fish House

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best

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US$ 25 - US$ 100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Hawaiian
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hands down the best fish we have had in Hawaii thus far. Staff is super nice and knowledgeable. Atmosphere is fun and eclectic. Food and cocktails are out of this world. We made reservations 180 days in advance because we heard how quickly it books...up…..well worth it!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just left Mama's fish house. Drove here from Kaanapali as my concierge from Westin booked me this lunch for me and my husband. Heard so much about this place. The food impeccable, the location stunning. Drinks are awesome. For a.Michelin restaurant where I expect top...notch food, I also expect top notch service. I've eaten in other Michelin starred restaurants and nothing can compare to the service I got just few minutes ago. I left really annoyed. Did not want it bother me the whole lunch service. But it rubbed me the wrong way. My waitress JacquieM I don't think she wanted to be there at all. I felt rushed ordering, when I had to pause.. she cuts me off and say I'll be back, give u few more minutes, instead of asking" do u need few minutes?" The whole service... they forgot our bread, my husband had to ask for that. I envied table next door to me. From the start to finish, they were tended to like they were VIP. I had reservations through my concierge, we didn't get the reservation card...little things that separate from a fast food, u know what I mean??i look around.. maybe I may look a local ? Or non white? The sarcasm passive aggressive we then received aftet she heard us talking about her.. smh. Got our check... others got the Mama's fish house choc mint, we didn't. LITTLE THINGS MATTER... LITTLE THINGS SET U APART AS A MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANT Look if I am paying 220.dollars for lunch, i deserve better. Don't. Worry even if your service Jacquie M sub par. WeStill left u good tip.. being in the service industry, i know it is hard especially nowadays during Covid19.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time we go to Maui - this is a must for us to eat. This time we are bringing friends who has never been. I’m afraid that it would disappoint since the last visit was 5 years ago. We were lucky to get reservations...2 months prior to coming- group of 8. Advise to call to make reservations. The place has remodeled but kept its nice Hawaiian ambience. If get an earlier reservations before sunset- take advantage of the photo ops with the great view. Service was excellent. Our servers gave his recommendations and were on top of their game- making sure our water glass are full. Definitely a top 10 fine dining experience. They give you bread to start your meal as well as soup. I wanted to try something I haven’t had before- tried the seafood curry and that was truly delicious- flavors are amazing. The most popular dish is the macadamia crusted mahi mahi- my friends loved it. Also got to try a very rare New Caledonia blue shrimp. The coconut ceviche was so good. Make sure you make it to dessert and get the popular - the Pearl. Other desserts are great as well. They give you chocolate at the end. Mahalo.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When your looking for a great Hawaiian Seafood experience and price doesn’t matter this is the place. The restaurant is everything your thinking, teaky torches, palm trees, ocean views. The food is excellent. You can’t go wrong. Full bar with experienced bartenders. Great wait staff....Perfect for that Special Occassion. Parking on site but the place isn’t easy to get to. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mamas Fishhouse is simply incredible. My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and brought along our daughter and we had one of the best meals of our lives. They made our evening so special, starting from a seat right next to an incredible...view, champagne, and a welcome message on our table. Joey our waiter was the best and went out of his way to ensure we had an incredible time. Even when our daughter spilled water all over my entree he had the chef make some extra sauce. The food is some of the best you’ll experience in your life. This place is a MUST EXPERIENCE.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get a lunch reservation months in advance and so glad we did. Yes, it is pricey but you will see why when you get here. The views alone are a million words!!!!! Everyone was very friendly and our waiter always checked...on us. If you want to save money skip the alcohol drinks. We also walked the little town of Paia. Lots of great places to shop before or after Mamma's. So glad we went!!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation not quite prepared for this lovely restaurant, more focused on special occasions. Prices are on the higher side, andwithout much research I was expecting more of a simple plate lunch for me and the kids before we went hiking on road to...Hana. This is definitely not that. Food was very good and fit for a lovely special occasion, and the setting was fitting with tons of lovely fresh flowers and a beautiful beach.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch after securing a reservation months ago. Mama’s did not disappoint. It was one of the best meals we’ve had. And going there for lunch was great, so we could enjoy the breathtaking views. Everything about mama’s was impeccable- food, service, food. Thank...you Jenni for making our lunch so enjoyable!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has the crown as the most popular restaurant. It is packed, with ppl lucky to have reservation spilling outside on great grounds (we waited 10 min to be called beyond reservation secured months in advance). Lots of ppl coming here for a special...occasion, such is place's reputation. The place is well aware of its reputation and acts accordingly. Don't expect a very warm greeting, if you're hoping for one, just a routine, mechanical one you can get elsewhere. Service is good. Food varies from mediocre (bread) to good (shrimp wok) to great (fish curry, salmon and Mahi mahi). Kids menu lacks normal staples but good quality. Drinks can be done stiffer.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So worth it! You definitely have to book months in advance on Open Table - it is reservation only. The view was amazing, the food was absolutely amazing, our server Kevin was very friendly and knowledgeable. We got drinks, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and the...banana crisp for dessert and everything was absolutely perfect. There is a reason that this is the most famous restaurant on the island!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hellen S
23 August 2021|
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Response from Navigate771274 | Reviewed this property |
I would call direct to Mama's daily. Now, they are telling us 2-3 months out for lunch and dinner reservations. But cancellations come in daily. Last month I was able to book for the next day. Be patient, its worth the... More
17 August 2021|
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Response from letsGo1996 | Reviewed this property |
It was open when we were there July 22, 2021.
13 August 2021|
Response from Keith B | Reviewed this property |
I highly doubt it, but you could call. There is valet parking in a small lot; perhaps that would give you some peace of mind as the valet is always out there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama's Fish House

Yes, Mama's Fish House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Mama's Fish House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5