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South San Francisco, California
August 31, 2004
From journal A Few days on Maui
August 20, 2004
While we waited in the bar area, we looked at all of the pictures of the famous celebrities that have dined at Mama's Fish House, and that was fun. We ordered some cocktails while we waited, and there were so many fun drinks to choose from. The drinks definitely had enough alcohol in them, not that we're complaining, but one was enough for each of us to relax just enough.
For dinner I ordered the steak, and it literally melted in my mouth! My wife had the butterfly shrimp scampi, and she said it was the best ever! Overall the portions were a little small, but we savored every bite.
For dessert we shared their special, which was a dessert that looked like an oyster. The "shell" was actually a waffle cone; but to create some definition to give the oyster shell a visual effect, chocolate lines were drizzled to give it an effect of a shell. Inside the oyster shell was a serving of choclate mousse covered with dark chocolate. It was such a work art that we didn't want to eat it, but we couldn't resist. It was the best dessert we've ever had.
Overall, our entire experience was a class act. This was the last place we visited before our departure to home, and what a way to end our trip!!
From journal Wedding in Maui
Santa Cruz, California
August 12, 2004
We started with salads at our big table. Mine was tropical and flavorful. I ordered Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster for my entree. I have never been happier with my choice. It was tender and juicy with subtle hints of spices. My brother and boyfriend both ordered the seared ahi. Jeff, my brother, declared it was the best fish he's ever had. And he doesn't even like fish. We opted for no dessert, but left satisfied and glowing from Mama's. I cannot wait to go back!
From journal The Road To Paradise In Maui
December 31, 2003
From journal Maui Week
by Foxboro Marmot
November 25, 2003
Mama's prides itself on having the freshest fish. The menu information includes, not just the type of fish, but the name of the ship or fisherman who caught it. It's all artfully prepared with fresh local ingredients... no fried fish in this fish house! Presentation is impressive, and the dishes look as good as they taste. The view from the dining room, a small cove with dramatic black rocks on either side for waves to crash into, seen through a grove of palm trees, is a pleasant diversion while you sip a drink waiting for the meal to arrive.
All in all, a nice, somewhat overpriced place... perhaps due to the lack of nearby competition? We'll come back, but not often. Recommended, as long as you know what to expect!
From journal Back to Maui
by Chief Mike
September 1, 2003
We both ordered fresh fish, which we were told is caught locally. By this point in our vacation we had had fresh fish at a few other restaurants, and most were good enough that we would go back again; but our entrees here were the best that we had. The presentation was very nice, but the preparation was outstanding. The portions were good size and quite filling. Drinks were very good and were not skimpy on the alcohol. Service was fine; no notable delays.
With appetizer, entrees, and desert, our meal took about 90-100 minutes, and we were in no hurry. Total tab (including drinks, tax, and gratuity) for two was $130, which tied our high for the week, but I would not hesitate to go there again.
From journal Our Maiden Journey to Magical Maui
July 1, 2003
If you are going to splurge, this is a highly recommended place to do it at!
From journal Maui - Days 3-7
November 10, 2002
The menu is a la carte - we ordered a variety of tasty salads or seafood chowders and then made our choices from the catches of the day. They were all delicious, especially the Royal fish - supposedly once reserved only for the King. Only I had room for dessert - Kona Chocolate Macadamia Pie - oh boy. All this surrounded by the scent of flowers and the sound of the surf gently washing by on the beach right at the restaurant.
Not to be missed, even if you eat cheap the rest of the week!
From journal First Week in Paradise
by JANET S
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois
May 1, 2002
From journal Maui bound
April 17, 2002
The cuisine is very Hawaiian with the popular Poki (raw Ahi appetizer), seared Ahi, Ono (local fish means "yum"), Taro cakes and much much more!
The waiters and waitresses wear fine Hawaiian floral pattern dresses and shirts. The women wear flowers in their hair. If you ask, they can probably teach you some Hawaiian words. To add to the decor, the table cloths have Hawaiian patterns, and local fresh ginger flowers are placed on the table. There are views of the ocean out the open screened windows. And the inside is made all of a dark wood, making it very comfortable and cool to sit in on a hot day. Feel the breeze come in from the ocean, and watch it tremble through the palm trees, this is pure delight while sipping a scrumptious Hawaiian inspired martini awaiting the beginning of your meal!
Mama's is a busy place. Stop by just to attend the bar and enjoy a scrumptious drink! Definitely get reservations if you want to have dinner.
To get there, drive from Paia along the Hana Highway toward Hana (and Huelo and Haiku) for about a mile or two. It's on the left hand side (ocean side) with a large sign saying Mama's Fish House. There is plenty of parking and a nice beach with tiki torches, outrigger canoes, palm trees and that aqua blue ocean of your dreams. Bring a camera, it's very picturesque.
From journal Maui No Ka Oi