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From journal Return to Paradise (Part 1) - Maui
January 11, 2008
by wanderer 2005
November 13, 2006
Mama’s is set on a beautiful stretch of beach that is breathtaking at sunset. The window seats are literally 50 feet away from the ocean. The bartender told us that the restaurant works with about 30 local fishermen that they get their fresh fish from and they never know what the daily catch will be, until the fishermen show up in the morning. They also change the menu twice a day to reflect the freshest fish. This particular day, the Ahi was only 2 hours old, so we ordered the sashimi and an order of the Maui onion soup to start off with.
To our amazement, we were brought an amuse’ of lobster bisque. Now THAT was good... It was both creamy and sweet. Our sashimi came out next and it absolutely melted in our mouths. The only other time I’ve had fish that fresh, was when I caught it myself in Key West.
My onion soup was really good as well. It’s their version of French onion soup, but the crouton is topped with Vermont cheddar. It was really, really good. The sweetness of the onions, mixed with the saltiness of the broth were a perfect combination.
On to the Piece de resistance, our entrées. Hubby had the signature dish of Macadamia nut encrusted, stuffed Mahi mahi. It was served with a side of steamed asparagus and was out of this world. The lobster and crab stuffing was never too salty or overbearing, it let the sweetness of the lobster shine thru. Yummy!
I took a risk and ordered the sugar cane grilled Ahi with a green papaya salad. When my plate came out, it looked like grilled pork chops because the sugar cane was skewered right thru the tuna (see my picture, below). Wow this was good! Cooked to rare, of course, it was wonderful. The papaya salad was excellent as well, really complimenting the tuna.
I was stuffed, but knew I had to have dessert, so we chose the Kuau pie, which is a chocolate pie, baked in a caramel crust. To die for! The sunset was awesome, as was the food and the atmosphere.
It was a really long drive back to Lahaina and had we not been on that side of the island, I can’t say that I would have driven all the way over there, just for dinner, but it was really good.
It cost us $170 before the tip and really was an event for us.
From journal Hawaiian Dream Vacation
St. Louis, Missouri
August 17, 2005
From journal Honeymoon in Maui
by Nature Girl1
June 9, 2005
From journal 8 Days in Maui
May 10, 2005
I grew up on the Gulf Coast and am very particular about seafood. One of my favorites has always been what we call dolphin fish. In Hawaii, it’s mahi-mahi. Despite my seafood parochialism, I must confess that what I ate at Mama's deserved its more exotic local moniker. The service was slow, but that seemed like an advantage at our open-air table, looking out at the sea and the stars. I even got to meet "Mama," who took our photo and confirmed my suspicion that they buy their fish right off the charter boats and get it on the tables the same day.
From journal The Slow Life in Maui
Castro Valley, California
June 5, 2005
From journal Week at Kahana Falls
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
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