Not only does Mama's Fish House set the standard for great restaurants in Maui, it is nationally recognized as one of the top 100 restaurants in the United States (2011 Open Table Diner's Choice Award)
Mama's is located in a converted coconut grove...once an actual beach house, it shares the property with the Inn at Mama's which offers cottage-style accommodations right on the beach (FYI, it's a very reasonably priced beachfront stay as well).
Mama's Fish House is an open air restaurant with gorgeous views of the ocean and the beach. Their menu pays homage to it's Polynesian roots.
Mama's Fish House is a Diner's choice winner for Best Ambiance, Best Food and Best Overall Restaurant! Mama's should be a part of any serious traveler's intinerary if they are looking for great food, great views and a truly beautiful setting.
Surprisingly, Mama's was Maui's first fresh fish restaurant when it opened in 1973.
In addition to that distinction, it also sports two signature characteristics that you notice as soon as you walk inside: The incredible floral arrangements and the beautiful woodwork through out the restaurant.
True to the lifestyle the Christenson family (who opened Mama's in 1973) adopted as they sailed the South Pacific, Mama's Fish House pays homage to Polynesia in everything they do.
When Kim and I went to Mama's it was like a dinner on an anniversary or a 2nd honeymoon. It's not pretentious but it is out of this world.
The flavors the chef creates are tasty and memorable.
Papa's Three Fish Sashimi is a favorite! Opakapaka with coconut-chili & Molokai pink sea salt, Salmon with pineapple-pomegranate & Hawaiian Island black sea salt & Ahi with star anise-daikon and kukui nut salt....it is spectacular!
Reservations are recommended. On our scale, this is a $$$$ restaurant. But no matter your budget, you would be hard-pressed to find a better meal for the money.
Mama's Fish House is located at:
799 Poho Place, Paia, HI 96779
Their hours of operation are:
Lunch: …...11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Dinner: …... 4:15 pm – 9:00 pm
You can also call for reservations between 8:00 am and 10 pm at : (808) 579-8488
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