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The Infamous Mama's Fish House | Everything You Need To Know Before Your Dining Experience

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

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Mama's Fish House, located in Paia, Maui, Hawaii, is the best fine dining restaurant on the island of Maui. Dining at Mama's Fish House is not just a meal, but an experience. Upon entering Mama's Fish House, after your car is valeted, you will walk onto Mama's gorgeous multiple acre oceanfront property. When strolling down to the restaurant you will be greeted by the Mama's Fish House sandman and surfboard, the perfect place for a photograph.

Dining at Mama's Fish House. What it is like eating at Mama's Fish House.

After your photo op, continue strolling down the picturesque path to get to the hostess stand where you walk into a tiki tropical paradise filled with beautiful native Hawaiian flowers, gorgeous artwork, a plethora of seating options and a bar.

Cocktails at Mama's Fish House.

If your table is not ready, I suggest having a drink at the bar while you wait. Mama's Fish House has an extensive list of wines and signature cocktails. While at the bar, strike up a conversation with the bartender to learn about Mama's Fish House's rich history and hidden gems on the island.

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Interior of Mama's Fish House. Oceanfront Table at Mama's Fish House in Paia, Maui.

Mama's Fish House is beautifully decorated and has a high caliber staff. We were fortunate to sit oceanside to see and hear the waves crashing in the distance and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

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When dining at Mama's Fish House, the lunch and dinner menu are the same. This phenomenal restaurant is famous for their delicious seafood. For appetizers, the restaurant serves crab cakes, shrimp wontons with macadamia nut dipping sauce, diver-caught maui octopus and more. If you are looking for a soup or salad, there is a chilled mango and lobster soup with Kiawe smoked chili pepper as well as a chowder with Mahi-Mahi as well as numerous salad options. For entrees, which all are magnificent and there are no wrong choices, the restaurant offers Bouillabaisse, Ahi, Mahi-Mahi, Lobster, Filet and more.

Cocktail from Mama's Fish House.

When we arrived at the table, I ordered a dirty martini with vodka. Shortly after drinks arrive, Hawaiian bread is placed on the table. If the bread was not so filling you would want to keep ordering more!

What to order at Mama's Fish House.

Come hungry as the sea food dishes are served in large portions. The food lives up to its ranking as Maui's Number One best restaurant.

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I follow a vegan diet, so I did not participate in eating the amazing seafood. I ordered a salad which was filled with all fresh vegetables and fruit and presented with a fun Hawaiian flower.

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Best dessert on Maui, Hawaii. The Polynesian Black Pearl which was out of this world delicious and consists of Manoa chocolate mousse and Liliko'i cream in a seashell cookie. Best dessert on the Hawaiian Islands.

Dessert was the highlight of the meal! We ordered the Polynesian Black Pearl which was out of this world delicious and consists of Manoa chocolate mousse and Liliko'i cream in a seashell cookie. Mama's Fish House has a variety of other outstanding dessert options from Liliko'i Creme Brulee to Coconut Chiffon Cake to Homemade Ice Cream and more. If you are looking for a dessert wine, coffee or tea to pair with your Polynesian Black Pearl or other tasty dessert, Mama's Fish House has you covered with numerous options.

Mama's Fish House is an incredibly popular location and is currently booking reservations four to six months in advance. When you book your flight to Maui, reserve a table at Mama's Fish House at the same time! I highly recommend dining at Mama's Fish House on your trip to the beautiful island of Maui for breathing taking oceanfront views, a phenomenal and upbeat atmosphere, delicious food and first-class service.

Happy Feasting!



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