Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779, USA
| +1 808-579-8488
Photo courtesy of Mama’s Fish House
Sun - Sat 11am - 9pm
Mama’s Fish HouseFoodies from all over flock to Mama’s Fish House for ocean-to-plate dishes in a postcard-perfect setting. At this tiki bar meets restaurant, the fish is delivered daily by local anglers and many dishes showcase regional ingredients like Maui onions, Hawaiian chili pepper, and Hana ginger. As a young couple in California, owners Floyd and Doris Christenson fell in love with Maui while on vacation. In 1960, they sailed back across the Pacific, navigating only by sun and sextant, and anchored back on their dream island, where they eventually opened Mama’s. Today, the hot spot can be crowded and pricey, but few begrudge the premium for the fresh fare and stunning panoramas. Make a reservation well in advance for an ocean-view table.
AFAR Local Expert
about 6 years ago
Eating My Words
Whenever a ton of people, and guidebooks, make the claim that 'you simply have to go to this place because it's absolutely amazing,' I sometimes tend to steer clear because I view it as a tourist trap. I made an exception and decided to visit Mama's Fish House on Maui, which is situated near the beginning of the Road to Hana. The view is insane, like dining in a postcard, and the food really is that incredibly good. One tip that we received from a local was to go during lunch, as the menu is about the same as the dinner one, but the prices are lower. Plus, you need the sun to enjoy the view, so it makes sense to go during the day anyway. So having visited Mama's, and realizing that it really is everything everyone said it was, I can state with confidence (sheepishly) that you simply have to go to this place because it's absolutely amazing. There, I said it!