Mama’s Fish House
Mama’s is one of Maui’s most famous restaurants. It’s on the north shore, just outside of the town of Paia, on the Hana Highway, at 799 Poho Place. Phone 808-579-8488.
Mama’s restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. It is in a beautiful oceanfront setting, but it is set back a ways from the ocean, so the tables far back inside the restaurant do not have much of a view of the ocean. Mama’s has been known for many years for its wonderful fresh fish preparations. But serving sizes are not as large as at many of Maui’s other fine-dining restaurants, and prices at Mama’s are among the highest on Maui. It takes about an hour to drive to Mama’s from the main Maui resort areas of Kaanapali and Wailea.
See below for a list of some Mama’s Fish House menu items and food photos.
In my opinion, Mama’s has excellent food, but is not worth the high prices and long travel distance, when there are other Maui restaurants that have food just as good and are closer to the resorts. For my favorites, see the top seven restaurants listed here: Maui Fine Dining Restaurants.
Mama’s Fish House menu (subject to change) $$$ Very Expensive
Island Prawns Polynesia
Wasabi Crusted Calamari
Kampachi & ahi in a coconut
Crispy Mahi Maui Roll
Macadamia nut crab cakes
Soups and Salads:
Hawaiian fish chowder
Mahimahi & Coconut Soup
Maui Onion Soup
Waipoli baby romaine & heart of palm
Haiku tomato, Maui onion, macadamia nuts
Au striped marlin upcountry style
Ahi peppercorn grilled with mushroom basil sauce
Ono sauteed with Haiku tomatoes, garlic, capers
Mahimahi stuffed with lobster & crab
Ahi, opah, mahimahi in curry & coconut milk
Mac nut crusted pork tenderloin
Braised beef shank
Tristan island lobster tail
Chocolate Kuau pie
Polynesian black pearl
Banana macadamia nut crisp
Creme brulee with fresh lilikoi
Haiku tomatoes & Maui Onion salad:
Ahi Opah Mahimahi in curry coconut milk entree:
Mahimahi stuffed with lobster and crab: